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Taking back tailgating

September 17, 2013
Filed under News, Sports

Sports News by: Katelyn Ramsey While cheerleaders were practicing their tumbling, and the band was suiting up in their uniforms, many seniors, as well as a few underclassmen were gearing up to tailgate before the first home football game. Tailgating was held in the parking lot outside the DAC starting ...

Football team jams at jamboree

Football team jams at jamboree

September 17, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Photo Essay by: Hannah Williams All four high schools met for a in various locations around the district and played each other in volleyball, football, soccer, and softball in short matches. Football was played at North Kansas City High School on Thursday, August 22 at 6pm. Although they did keep sc...

Tailgating at OP

September 9, 2013
Filed under Sports

Sports Q&A by: Bret Bussinger Tailgating at Oak Park has been a tradition here for several years now. Traditionally a senior has been in charge of organizing the gathering for home football games; this year, that senior is Kyle Williams. Northmen News: “Why do you enjoy tailgating?” Senior...

Student Spotlight: McManus achieves ‘hole’ lot of success

May 1, 2013
Filed under Features, Opinion, Sports

Blog by: Margarita Azaria Junior Ryan McManus is the second golfer in Oak Park history to achieve a hole in one. He earned this honor in Hole 7 at Hodge Park. “It feels great. It’s something that people who play all their lives don’t get to experience, and I’m glad to leave that kind of m...

Unique fundraiser rolls in cash

Unique fundraiser rolls in cash

January 31, 2013
Filed under News, Sports

Photos by: Gabby Brancato Q&A by: Natalie Holmgren On Monday, January 14, Megan Jefferies hosted a wheelchair basketball fundraiser to raise money for Special Olympics as part of the Miss OP competition. Northmen News caught up with Jeffries to discuss her unique fundraiser. Northmen News: How...

First swim practice makes splash

First swim practice makes splash

December 10, 2012
Filed under Sports

Photos by: Brooke Kelley The swim team listens to head coach Bob Barth as he gives a pep talk before their first practice on Monday, November 12 at the Gladstone Community Center. Junior Ashley Sylvara attends the first dive practice of the season. Sylvara uses her gymnastics skills to help her with her diving skills. “Diving is a really dangerous sport and you ha...

Winter clinics wring out new cheer season

Winter clinics wring out new cheer season

November 30, 2012
Filed under Sports

Photos and story by: Ashley Sylvara As cheerleading tryouts commenced on Monday, Nov. 12 through Wednesday, Nov. 14, nobody was safe from being cut from the team. Despite the high risks, the girls were confident in giving their best performances for the coaches. “I am confident in my performance...

Soccer success: C-Team victorious over Staley

October 9, 2012
Filed under Sports

Sports commentary by: Ashley Sylvara Coming off a victory against Liberty North the C-team boy’s soccer team prepared for a rivalry match at home against Staley. This was boys’ second time playing Staley. Captains sophomore Husref Rizvanovic and sophomore Devon Fuller lead their team well with ...

Season’s first defeat

Season’s first defeat

September 28, 2012
Filed under Sports

Photos by: Amber Ivey On Tuesday, September 11, the Lady Oakies's varsity volleyball team competed against the Falcons at Staley. The game ended in Oak Park's first defeat of the season.   Freshman Karli Reichert and senior Amber Hemmie block the ball as a Staley student tries to score. Reicher...

Boys fight Falcons

Boys fight Falcons

September 24, 2012
Filed under Sports

Photos by: Natalie Homgren On Wednesday, August 29, the JV boys soccer team played Staley at home. Staley won, 2-0. On Wednesday, August 29, sophomore Dylan Hughes gets ready to kick the ball at a home JV soccer game. This is Hughes’s second year on JV. On Wednesday, August 29, junior Spencer Ball...

Girls golf secures advantage

September 20, 2012
Filed under Sports

Q&A by: Ryan Bennett For girls golf, District and Sectional competition will officially be held at Paradise Point in Smithville; the Lady Oakie's home field.  As the team works towards these major competitions, this announcement may work in their favor. Northmen News caught up with coach Seth ...

Softball success: Lady Oakies win game

Softball success: Lady Oakies win game

September 18, 2012
Filed under Sports

Photos by: Ashley Sylvara On Friday, Sept. 14, varsity and JV softball played Raytown Varsity and JV teams at Oak Park. Both Lady Oakie teams were victorius; varsity won 18-3, and JV won 14-1. Senior Jennifer Stock runs to catch a ball. Stock has played for 14 years and has played for KC Pride for two years. “Our team played good,” she said. “It took us a while to get started but once we go...

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