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Gracie Johnston helped lead the Orioles to a 4A state championship last year. Rival schools were excited for the 2020 softball season because Johnston would be in college.

Softball season returns after state championship

April 10, 2020

Editor’s Note: Sports editor Ivory Rightnar talked with players and coaches for this story during the first week of practice before the season was canceled as a result of COVID-19. The Augusta Oriole decided it was important to publish this story as written because it is a record of a moment in hist...

Sport definition creates debate of colorguard

Sport definition creates debate of colorguard

Savannah Athy-Sedbrook, News Editor

April 7, 2020

According to the dictionary, a sport is ‘an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.’ “To me, a sport is an athletic endeavor that is competitive,” head football coach Jason Filbeck said.  Along wi...

Senior Brice Helton signs to Emporia for cross country and track. Helton is excited about continuing his athletic career at Emporia and ready to compete at the collegiate level.

College recruiters notice hard-working athletes

April 7, 2020

Student athletes strive to earn recruitment opportunities to start their college careers and be able to play at the next level. The process of being recruited has many steps involved, one of which is receiving the offers.  “I have been approached by recruiters from many different schools invitin...

Three wrestlers place at state tournament

Savannah Athy-Sedbrook, News Editor

March 9, 2020

Cheers and shouts fill the crowded arena of Tony’s pizza event center. The stench of sweat mingles with the smell of mat cleaner. Determination gleams in the eyes of each individual wrestler ready to take their place as a state champ.  Three wrestlers made it to the state championship this season, all of which placed. Junior Andy Lin placed sixth in the 106 weight class, sophomore Garrett Davis placed second in the 145 weight class, and freshman Grady Fox placed third in the 113 weight class. Hours of hard work was...

Seniors Zach Davidson and Garret Belknap hug after Belknap played for the first time since 7th grade. Davidson and Belknap have been friends for years.

Senior basketball manager plays in first game since 7th grade

March 2, 2020

Senior Garret Belknap played in the last regular season game against Winfield Feb. 27. Belknap had not played basketball in a competitive setting since he was in 7th grade because he realized he would rather manage. Belknap and the team had no idea he was playing until after practice on Wednesday, gi...

Teenagers speak out on Kobe Bryant’s death

Kobe dunks during a game against the Warriors.

Claire Pletcher, Reporter

February 25, 2020

Former NBA star, Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna were among the nine people who died in a helicopter crash Jan. 26 near Calabasas, California. People gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday to honor the lives of Kobe and his daughter; the two now join the growing number of celebri...

Freshman Alli Eastridge motivates her teammate Jenna Speere at their volleyball game. The team worked together to get the victory.

Negative attitudes lead athletes in wrong direction

February 13, 2020

“I believe negative attitudes affect the team because in team sports you must rely on each other to stay positive, so if one person gets negative everyone reflects it,” freshman Gracie Dalziel said. Athletes have come to realize that negative attitudes affect their teams even if they do not realize...

Boys varsity basketball played in the Baldwin Invitational tournament on Jan. 21-25. The boys ended up winning the tournament, beating J.C. Harmon High School 54-46 in the championship game.

Boys varsity wins Baldwin tournament

February 7, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team played three games in the Baldwin Invitational tournament Jan. 21, 24 and 25. In the first game, the Orioles beat Anderson County High School 62-29. The Orioles then played Bishop Seabury Academy three days later and won 60-47, which allowed the team to advance to the cham...

The bowling team competed against Circle on Jan. 16 at the Grizzly Bowl in El Dorado. The team ended up beating Circle in the meet.

Bowlers looking forward to the season

January 28, 2020

The bowling team has participated in a total of four meets so far this season. Their next meets are on Jan. 31 at West Acres against Andale and Valley Center and February 4 at home against Buhler and Cheney. To prepare for meets, bowlers work on form, the release of the ball, the correct approach, fol...

Senior joins bull-riding community

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Senior Austin Breed started his bull-riding career last summer when his father and him made a bet for Breed to ride a bull. “I had a fear of getting on the bull because it was big and weighed like 2000 pounds; I was just scared at first, then he told me to face my fears and just get on it,” Breed said.  One person Breed looks up to is his mentor Brice Loyde who has taught him how to ride a bull.  “I look up to him because he’s been doing it for a long time, he’s just really good at it,” Breed sai...

Freshman Alexa Zweifel, girls golf coach Danny Lundberg and senior Sarah Price posing in front of a building at the 4A State Golf Tournament.

Girls golf competes at state tournament

November 1, 2019

Senior Sarah Price and freshman Alexa Zweifel competed in the 4A State Golf Tournament Oct. 21-22 at Hesston Golf Park. To make it to state, athletes had to qualify and place in the top three teams at regionals or place in the top 10 individually. After the top 10 individual girls medal, the girl...

The Augusta lake is a practice place where Terry takes LLFOA for the fishing unit. Fish mostly caught during the fishing class are crappie, bass and carp.

A fishing team is being rumored for the high school

October 17, 2019

Fishing teams in schools have become popular in recent years. Teams compete for state and scholarships, and students are wanting to join in the sport. This fall, a new class Lifelong Fitness and Outdoor Activities (LLFOA) offered an opportunity for students to try their hands at fishing. Students en...

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