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Tennis Match Blackout

October 16, 2017 3:32pm | Katie McGraw

There is never a moment too dark or too late that the Varsity Girls Tennis team cannot handle. Senior Bailey Simpson and Sophomore Regan O’Fallon proved that during the annual overnight Bloomington tennis invite. Playing long matches lasting past 10:00 p.m., the court lights gave […]

Female Athlete of the Month: Audrey Chamberlain

September 18, 2017 3:46pm | Madi Thompson

Dancing on King Field and then on Kingman Gym floor for four years, senior Audrey Chamberlain is awarded female athlete of the month. Chamberlain started dancing at just three years old. Her biggest inspiration from a young age was her dance teacher and studio owner […]

Pirate Football: Changing the Game

September 14, 2017 3:47pm | Liza Buhr

As many may know the football team hasn’t always had the best record. But this year the Pirates are turning things around and have already made a lot of progress. The team has scored at least 20 points in all three games they have played […]

Red, White and Sudsy

September 14, 2017 3:31pm | Maya Quick

A hip hop dancing Sudsy stole the show dancing with the poms. While most fans came to watch the football team in action their mindset soon changed. Everyone left with the same question, who was Sudsy? Senior Jazzy Bowman tweeted “Sudsy reveal yourself bc u […]

Summer Miles Bring First Meet Smiles

September 13, 2017 3:47pm | Chloe Bruck

The starting pistol fires and they’re off! On August 29 the boys and girls cross country teams had their first and only home meet at Catlin Park. The girls team took home first place and the boys walked away with third place. Senior Drew Klatt […]

Male Athlete of the Month: Senior Joey Owens

September 12, 2017 3:52pm | Maya Quick

Touchdown Owens! Senior Joey Owens brings hard work, and fun to the football program. The wide receiver has been playing since 3rd grade and his biggest strength is “catching footballs and scoring touchdowns.”  Owens gets inspiration from his role model Odell Beckham Jr. a wide […]

Wrigley Renovations

May 18, 2017 2:38pm | Emma Gassman

With Ottawa baseball coming to a close, excitement for Chicago baseball is on the rise. Paired with the anticipation of a talented team, fans are also looking forward to the renovations that will be done to Chicago’s historic ballpark, Wrigley Field. After reversing the 108-year […]

Male Athlete of the Month: Peyton Couch

May 18, 2017 2:15pm | Shannon Bute

Senior Peyton Couch has spent the last eight years of his life dedicated to track and has been hurdling into success ever since. Even as a fifth grader, he could picture himself being a part of a college track team. Couch has run for the […]

Male Athlete of the Month: Aaron Koster

April 24, 2017 1:34pm | Mallory Pitstick

Since he was 10 years old, senior Aaron Koster has impressed his family and friends with his baseball talent. In his fourth, and final, year of playing ball at OTHS, Koster has already managed to make his impact on the field. Koster started to play […]

Kickin’ It In Gear

April 24, 2017 1:23pm | Ashley Passwater

Look out Here come the Lady Pirates. Sophomore center midfielder Lexi Sommer clears the ball March 29 against Chillicothe. “This season is going to be one of the best seasons Ottawa has ever had in soccer,” Sommer said. The Lady Pirates beat Chillicothe, and they […]