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Baseball begins season

March 21, 2011
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By: Aggie Rieger Thursday, March 17, the sun was high, the clouds were white and the sky was blue. Sitting on a hill above the baseball field, spectators basked in the sun as the Oak Park baseball team participated in a scrimmage. “This is great baseball playing weather,” said Dave Naylor, spectator ...

Losing game shows winning school

February 28, 2011
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By: Aggie Rieger Principal Fred Skretta left Thursday night’s varsity girls basketball game against the Lady Pirates “disappointed”. While the game itself was not a victory, it saw parts of Oak Park High School come together, even if unsuccessfully. “The pommies’s senior night at half ti...

Goal: Keeping his territory

December 14, 2010
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By: Jake Boeding             As a North Kansas City Hornet soccer player crosses a defender, Oak Park’s goalie, Matt Ebinger, focuses in and watches as the NKC player takes a shot at the goal.  Ebinger back pedals and back pedals.  When the time is right, he leaps up into the air, tip...

Football: Oak Park vs. Grandview

September 16, 2010
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By: Aggie Rieger The Friday night football game against Grandview started off promising with a warm sun, blue skies and positive attitudes on both sides. By the beginning of the second quarter, however, an Oak Park player was taken into an ambulance on a stretcher and the entire game was called due to ...

Volleyball: Oak Park vs. Fort Osage

September 14, 2010
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By: Caleb Eissler Volleyball: Oak Park v.s. Fort Osage, August 31, 2010 Game Notes Fort Osage has some powerful spikes in the beginning of the first set. Fort Osage lead the net game of the first set until the later half when OP picked it up and took control. Oak Park dominated the service game...

Volleyball team begins season

September 8, 2010
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By: Sydney Bennet The 2010 Lady Oakies volleyball team is pumped and ready for this season. They have been preparing all summer long by attending weight lifting sessions, early morning conditioning, and open gyms. Some girls were even invited by the coaches to represent Oak Park in a League Night to ...

An Underestimated Team Overachieves

August 31, 2010
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By: Caleb Eissler If one were to listen to the talk of the students at Oak Park and the metro area they would view football at Oak Park as a joke. A 3-7 season last year that embarrassed the players, the coaches, and the school would be another piece of evidence for this theory.  Sure students might go to a game or two this year but because it was a social.  The g...

Swimmers start season with new leadership

August 20, 2010
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      By: Derek Byrne With five members and a new coach, the boys swim team is learning to adjust to unfamiliar circumstances. After math teacher and former coach Matt Duffy stepped down, Staley business teacher Kelly Rule offered to fill the empty position. “It is a change in tempo. As long as you’re nice to her she’s pret...

Sports camps begin season

August 20, 2010
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By: Thomas Baack Jacob Sullivan--Basketball NorthmenNews: When was the Camp? Jacob Sullivan: It was June 1st-4th NN: How did the camp go? JS: It was a good preview of what our team of what our team is going to be like next year NN: How do you think Oak Park will do this year? JS: I think we'll have a very successful year, I'm pretty exci...

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