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Varsity Baseball heads to T-Bone Stadium

Varsity Baseball heads to T-Bone Stadium

Katherine Reyes, Writer
April 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

Oak Park Northmen Varsity boys baseball will be taking on Northtown at the famous T-Bone stadium, April 24. Normally both Varsity and JV would accept the invitation to play, unfortunately with all the rain outs and game cancelations, JV will not be attending.   “Oh yeah, we will be taking...

Northmen Beat Falcons

Erik Kellgren, J1 Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

Oak Park Northmen varsity boys basketball beat Staley on Friday, Jan. 30. The score was 48-Staley 59-Oak Park. Junior Ochai Agbaji had 40 points, he made 12 out of 18 shots. 13/13 from the free throw line. Freshman Myles Poppe about his thought before the game, said, “Once our team gets a lot...

Hitting the Mats

Malea Biswell and Grace Burns
December 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Wrestling season is here! The athletes are excited and yet a little bit nervous as the season is in full swing. They practice every day, even optional Saturday practices. Though it’s a lot of hard work, the team has had a lot of new freshmen athletes. “I have a friend I’ve known my whole life...

In the Players’ Eyes

Grace Burns, J1 writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Sports

Lady Oakies Basketball had a rough start of the season. This year some players were reluctant because of the change in the coaching staff and never tried out, also some after trying out later quit the team. “There was a rumor going around that [coach Joel] Pabon was going to quit and everyone thought...

Oak Basketball: Physical and Mental Strength of Players

Oak Basketball: Physical and Mental Strength of Players

Katherine Reyes, J1 Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

New Coaches Starting off the basketball season with two new head coaches, Brennon Scanlon, boys head coach, and Zane Tanner, girls head coach. Scanlon has been a coach for 13 years. He will be coaching the JV, varsity and freshman boys. “Leadership from player; players have to lead themselves, it builds a better team with in your team, players have to be le...

Fans Share Football Memories

Dom Bailey and Erik Kellgren, J1 Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Sports

As the football season come to an end, players and fans had much to say about the boys this year. Even though the Northmen didn’t take a victory once this season, spirits stayed high. Sophomore Brandon White, varsity starting corner, said he believes to better his team he can cheer them on from...

Sports Column: From a Softball Player

Catie Janeczko, J1 writer
October 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

The JV softball team had a great season. At the beginning of the season, they were not used to their new coach; this was coach Dan Backhaus’ first year of coaching softball. He coached baseball for many years before. According to players, at first it was hard to listen to him compare softball...

Fall Tennis Season Wraps Up

Abigail Clapham, Axe staffer
September 30, 2016
Filed under Sports

The girls tennis season is coming to an end. However, before the last hurrah, they have districts. On Monday, Sept. 26, they traveled to Winnetonka to play their first round of districts. The girls beat the Griffins to continue on to the second round. To a district match, a team must win five games. The...

Fall League Preps Varsity Basketball

Jordan Deng and Erik Kellgren, J1 Writers
September 29, 2016
Filed under Sports

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays boys basketball works on preseason and conditioning play. They do drills and run some plays and learn some plays and scrimmage. As of today, boys varsity is 4-0 in the fall league. This year coach Zane Tanner wishes to bring the winning mentality to the school...

Basketball prepares to play as a team

Erik Kellgren, J1 Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Sports

“There is not a best player, we need to work as a team,” said coach Zane Tanner. Basketball boys prepare to bring it this season. “At workouts, we do dribbling drills and shooting drills, and then we scrimmage in the last 25 to 30 minutes,” said freshman Myles Poppe. According to...

Cheer welcomes new squad

Cheer welcomes new squad

Bailey McQuillen, Axe staffer
May 9, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Say hello to your new Navy cheer squad! This is the varsity level team, and it includes: Ember Lewis Brianna Starks Ollie Kerns Sammi Johnson Karson Gustin Bailey Brewer Lacy Potter Kylee VanStratten Brittney Mallonee Claire Leow Alex Gautieri Ali Scalzi Ayla Bausch Melanie...

All Things Come To An End

All Things Come To An End

Landon Patterson, Axe staffer
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

As high school students, we tend to take advantage of what we have and assume things last forever. They don’t. There are so many things we all get involved in during high school that we spend our whole high school career doing. I chose cheerleading. I tried out for cheer my freshman year for...

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