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Sophomore Payton Ball shoots for a goal against his Domino’s team opponents. Ball and his team won this game and advanced to the championship round, where they won the championship 2-1.

Athletes putting in extra effort for multiple sports

October 17, 2019

Playing multiple sports at the same time can take a lot of hard work and takes many hours away from social aspects of life.  Junior Jadyn Jackson plays volleyball and softball throughout the year. As there is set seasons for sports, some clubs go year round while playing. Each activity has many games a...

The football team starts practice off with a couple of warm-up throws. J.D. Hand threw the ball to the players.

Sports teams prepare for games

September 9, 2019

At 3:30 p.m. he rushes out to the field for practice for at least the next two hours. He faces warm-ups, plays, and fixing mistakes. At the end of those two hours, he will be tired but he loves the game and the effort is worth it.  He and the football team prepare by warming up in four different...

Football coach Jason Filbeck gives speech at the end of the jamboree. The jamboree was a pre-season game on Aug. 30.

Football jamboree successful

September 6, 2019

A football event was hosted at Hiller Stadium last Friday for local football teams to participate in a safe scrimmage. The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) allowed high schools to participate in an event called a Football Jamboree. This is the first year KSHSAA allowed any ...

Athletes trying out for the soccer team prepare to run drills at the first practice.  The Orioles won their first game against El Dorado.

Teams prepare for season

September 6, 2019

At 3:30 p.m. he rushes out to the field for practice for at least the next two hours. He faces warm-ups, plays, and fixing mistakes. At the end of those two hours, he will be tired but he loves the game; and the effort is worth it.   He and the football team prepare by warming up in four differe...

Freshman Kalvin LaPlant dribbles through the defender on the first day of fall sports tryouts. The boys soccer team practiced on the Hiller Stadium field after school.

Fall sports assembles teams

September 4, 2019

Every year Kansas State High School Activities Association sets a date for the start of fall sports practices each year. The date teams could practice for 2019 was Aug. 19. Fall sports practices started right away, so they could prepare as much as possible for their first game.  With games starting ...

Blake Altenhofen (12), getting ready to play his last basketball game, high fives his teammates. The boys basketball team ended the season placing second in the state tournament.

Seniors end athletic careers with graduation

May 13, 2019

From the butterflies in a stomach, to the adrenaline rushing throughout a body and the feeling athletes get when knowing that they played their best are all unique and amazing experiences that an athlete can get. While some athletes play to get this feeling, others play to simply have fun and get the h...

Kyle Scott (11) lines up his shot while practicing at the Augusta Country Club. This is where the JV Invitational was held.

Golf competes at invitaionals

May 13, 2019

Boys varsity golf competed at Wellington and JV competed at home for invitationals April 4. No golfers medaled at either invitational. “You win or you lose, but you're always trying to beat what you did the day or tournament before.  We try and get better every day, that's our ultimate goa...

Softball adds to coaching staff

Gracie Johnston, Reporter

February 20, 2019

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 ...

Maycee Anderson (10) takes the ball down the court. The Orioles defeated Rose Hill Feb. 1 at home.

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 team lines up for a picture after they finish their meet. The team competed in El Dorado Jan. 15.

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

Kenzie Childers (11) and Maddie Ray (11) perform a duet at the State Dance Competition. The competition was pushed back two days due to inclement weather in the Kansas City area.

Bailey Pennycuff, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2019

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. ...

Zane Hennessey (9) and Garrett Davis (9) wrestle during practice. Hennessey wrestled in the 126 lb. weight class, while Davis competed in the 132 lb. weight class.

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 ...

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