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Softball adds to their coaching staff

Gracie Johnston, Reporter

February 20, 2019

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The softball team has announced former Oriole Christina Downs as the fourth coach on staff. “Christina Downs is our new JV assistant softball coach. She is an Oriole; she played varsity softball from 2008-2012,” head softball coach Jamie Van Dever said. “She is going to be a great addition to our coaching staff.” Downs is excited about her new opportunity. “I thought it would be an exciting opportunity to get back around the game, as well as getting to help coach girls who are in the same position I used ...

Basketball teams prepare for state tournament

Basketball teams prepare for state tournament

February 6, 2019

Imagine this: senior year basketball season is coming to an end. The big tournament just took place, and the whole team feels the state tournament approaching. The goal of every devoted high school athlete is to win state their senior year. That is the reality for the 10 seniors playing basketball this...

Bowling teams begin new season

Bowling teams begin new season

February 6, 2019

The girls JV and varsity bowling teams have a won four out of five meets while the boys varsity team have won two of five meets and JV team has only won one meet so far this season. “We don't score as high, but we will,” head bowling coach Kellee Roberts said. It is early in the season, but m...

Oriolettes thrive at State Dance Competition

Oriolettes thrive at State Dance Competition

Bailey Pennycuff, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2019

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Through many hardships, the Oriolettes competed in the State Dance Competition at Olathe South High School while also enjoying the time they had with their teammates. Some of the adversity they faced was due to Mother Nature’s timing. The state competition was scheduled to begin Friday, Jan. ...

Wrestling encourages team bonding

Wrestling encourages team bonding

January 18, 2019

The mat. The cheers. The fight during a match. The sweat dripping down wrestlers’ faces. Spectators perceive this atmosphere with shouts of triumph after each pin. However, they miss the moments behind the scenes, moments that pull the team together. “If you don’t wrestle, you don’t know ...

Champions Hour provides extra opportunities to workout

Champions Hour provides extra opportunities to workout

January 18, 2019

Champions Hour takes place every Thursday at 7 a.m. in the weight room. It consists of a quick workout and all students are welcome to attend. “It [Champions Hour] is an opportunity for any student or athlete who wants to get an extra lift in during the week,” Head football coach Jason Filbeck...

Boys basketball wins first game of the season

Gracie Johnston, Reporter

December 12, 2018

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Boys basketball started its season off with a 65-53 win over Mulvane Nov. 30. “Overall, I thought the game went well; we got a lot of guys in the game; we got a lot of guys with a lot of minutes,” head boys basketball coach Jake Sims said. Before the game, only four players had experience at the varsity level. “For seven of the guys, it was their first true varsity experience. I was pleased with the way we played,” Sims said. “We made a lot of first time varsity mistakes, but overall, it was fun to watch, a...

New season approaching with new coaches

New season approaching with new coaches

December 10, 2018

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    Basketball season 2018-19 has a lot of changes this year, not only for boys basketball, but girls, too. With two former basketball coaches leaving (boys JV coach TJ Meyer and girls head coach Traci Anderson), the school had to find two new coaches. Former girls JV coach Rainey Ma...

Wrestling wins first dual of the season

Gracie Johnston, Reporter

December 6, 2018

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The wrestling team started its season off with 15 pins for its first meet, resulting in 48-30 win over Andover Central. “The team is young, so I think the momentum will help some of the younger kids,” head wrestling coach Brandon Terry said. “We have a lot of freshmen and sophomores on our team, so that helps them get a little enthusiasm early.” Fans enjoyed watching the meet. “The atmosphere made it so much more fun; there was never a quiet moment. I love it,” Ashley Prentice (12) said. Gabe Fox (1...

Girls golf team places at state

Girls golf team places at state

Maegan Morrison, Reporter

October 24, 2018

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Tuesday, Oct. 16, the golf team competed in the state tournament. This was played in Hutchinson at Carey Park Golf Course. Originally the meet was to be held Monday, Oct. 15, but was delayed due to snow on the course. The team placed fourth overall, and Lindsey Lewellen (12) placed seventh as an ...

Cross country trains hard for new season

Cross country trains hard for new season

Maegan Morrison, Reporter

October 1, 2018

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Averaging at about 30-40 miles per week, the cross country team is practicing for a good season. Head coach Steve Reichardt is preparing the runners for regionals and state meets by increasing the mileage per day. “I felt that we needed to cover more miles as a team,” Reichardt said. Reich...

Varsity teams utilize freshmen players

Reporter Ivory Rightnar

September 27, 2018

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Middle School athletes hope to make the A team. No one thinks about making varsity sports in middle school until their eighth grade year. Six sports take place during the fall season, only 10 of the freshmen athletes made varsity. Football Football might be Augusta’s most popular fall sport, and two freshmen (Hunter Anderson (9) and Riley Buck (9) obtained a varsity spot. Anderson hyperextended his knee during the Black vs Orange football scrimmage. Anderson was upset but knew he was going to be able to play in the gam...

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