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Girls Soccer

Anastasia Grinik, reporter
March 30, 2015
Filed under Sports

In the begging of March, the girls soccer tryouts happened all the girls find out what teams they made. Personally in my opinion, people don’t take girls soccer seriously they think that its not “hard” or that the boys soccer is more interesting. False. Girls are more aggressive, same workouts...

Pommies go to states!

Sam Sander, Reporter
March 13, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

This past weekend, the pommies competed at state competition in St. Louis, which wrapped up the pommie season for the 2014-2015 year. Axe member Sam Sander sat down with senior Pommie Sammi Shafar and asked her a few questions over state competition and the end of her pommie career.   Q: Are...

Winter Guard Takes First

Winter Guard Takes First

Ally Laytham, Reporter
March 3, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports

This past weekend the Oak Park Winter Guard competed at Grain Valley High School against Raymore, Liberty, Liberty North and Belton High School. After many other competitions, and endless sweaty practices, they were ready to give it their best. Junior Stephanie Brocato, third from the left, says,...

A New Coach For Winter Guard

Courtney Campbell, Reporter
February 5, 2015
Filed under Sports

With a team of twelve at most in past years the Oak Park Winter Guard isn’t widely known, in competition, or in the school. “We thought we were over” one member stated, after the coach of several years had to make a difficult decision between her newborn child and the team. After letting us know...

Pabon proves positive for girls basketball

Conner Clapham, reporter
December 18, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Lady Oakies basketball team is not only excited to begin the season this year, but also that first year head coach Joel Pabon is here to bring positive change to the team. Pabon has experience as a previous girls varsity assistant coach and as a boys junior varsity coach. Junior Leah Isreal likes...

Unheard of 8 seniors lead boys to the court this season

Conner Clapham, reporter
December 1, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys basketball season has almost begun, and third-year head coach Ryan Nichols has been ready since the last season ended. The boys have been working hard since Nov. 4, preparing for their first game of the season against Park Hill High School. This game is not only the home opener on Tuesday,...

Boys basketball kicks off season

David Genau, reporter
November 26, 2014
Filed under Sports

November's Jamboree kicked off the 2014- 2015-basketball season for the Oak Park Northmen. Many wondered how they would fare this season after losing their entire starting lineup from a year ago. The big concern would be the guard play, Justin Walker and Reggie Allen could shoot the ball well and...

Building goes royal

Tiffany Grazda, Reporter
October 22, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

I don’t know if they were feeling an immense amount of team spirit and pride, or if they actually believe that the Kansas City Royals will win the 2014 World Series, but the results of a random sample survey I conducted show that Oak Park has some strong believers. When asked the question, “Do...

Chiefs, Royals on a streak

Ana Grinik, Reporter
October 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

As many of you have heard that the Kansas City football team has beat the Patriots. This is the first time they have a good team like this in a while. Many of us Chiefs fans are excited to see what they can bring into the playoffs, of course we would LOVE to see them go into the NFL and represent...

Serving the season up

Olivia Eissler, reporter
September 30, 2014
Filed under Sports

As the air becomes cooler and crisper, many sports seasons wrap up. The first to end was tennis. Their season was the shortest out of all the sports, packing all matches and tournaments into two quick months. Many players will miss their teammates and matches. “I loved getting closer with all...

Loss to Winnetonka doesn’t dampen coach’s confidence

Effy Minnick, J1 reporter
September 18, 2014
Filed under Sports

About three weeks ago, the football team had its game against Winnetonka,  13-45 with Winnetonka taking the win. New head coach Kevin Keeton  had much to say about the game against Winnetonka. “First, I thought I kids played hard all game.  Winnetonka is a good team and deserved to win,...

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