Unified Basketball: Accessibility, Inclusivity, and FUN!

Unified Basketball: Accessibility, Inclusivity, and FUN!

Elizabeth Higgins, Staff Reporter May 5, 2022

Squeaking shoes, dribbling balls, screeching whistles, and cheering fans pulsed through the OPHS gym last Friday. The gym was heavy with the familiar scent of athletic pride and anticipation. Devoted parents...

Welcome OPs Girls Football Team

Welcome OP’s Girls’ Football Team

Mia Pandža, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

New York State is rolling out its pilot season for girls’ flag football, and Orchard Park has seized the opportunity.  NFL teams are sponsoring girls’ flag football teams across the state. The...

Tom Brady is the Best Quarterback in the NFL

Tom Brady is the Best Quarterback in the NFL

Tanner Ambrosio, Staff Reporter March 7, 2022

The very well known quarterback Tom Brady has been dominating the NFL for many years now, and is still the best quarterback in it. The numbers put up by him are remarkable and deserve to be seen and appreciated...

Carson Wentz: Past His Prime and the Implications of Such

Carson Wentz: Past His Prime and the Implications of Such

Elijah Moskal, Staff Reporter February 27, 2022

3rd and 8. Kyler Murray, signal-caller for the Arizona Cardinals, is backed up to his six-yard line. His team down by 21 before entering the half, the Rams limited his offense to minus 4 yards of total...

Aidan Cocchiarella at Buffalo Bills game.

How Aidan Cocchiarella Saved The Buffalo Bills’ Season

Elijah Moskal, Staff Reporter February 13, 2022
For Josh Allen’s sake, Aidan Cocchiarella must go dine at Denny’s.
Orchard Park High School Varsity Cheer team at the 2021 Game Day State Championship with three underclassmen on the team.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Having a Younger Athlete on a High Level Team

Julia Valtin, Staff Reporter February 13, 2022

A topic that has been up for debate for many years is whether or not younger athletes should be allowed to play on higher level sports teams. Many of these opinions come from high school teams. Some have...

This photo shows Mr. Johnson, Amelia Slusarz, and Finn Johnson (from left to right) at their scrimmage.

Quaker Shooters Began Their Season

Amelia Slusarz, Staff Reporter January 3, 2022

On Thursday, December 2nd, the shooters started their season with a scrimmage against Lancaster, where the three-year head coach of the team, Mr. Johnson, coached before coming to Orchard Park. “Think...

Orchard Park bowling starts their season off with a strong start

Orchard Park bowling starts their season off with a strong start

Tanner Ambrosio, Staff Reporter December 17, 2021

The boy’s bowling team started their first tryouts on November 16th at Strikers in West Seneca. Three days of tryouts were held in order to determine who was put on the team.    The first...

Orchard Park Varsity Cheerleading team after 2021 Sectionals win

Orchard Park Cheerleaders Affected By Vaccine Mandate

Julia Valtin, Staff Reporter December 13, 2021

In May 2021, the Orchard Park High School Varsity Cheerleading team was crowned the Section VI Champions, which normally would take them right to the New York State Championships. Unfortunately, COVID...

Mr. Biondo on His Journey Through His Coaching Career and What He Has Learned from it

Mr. Biondo on His Journey Through His Coaching Career and What He Has Learned from it

Tanner Ambrosio, Staff Reporter November 22, 2021

Mr. Biondo has been coaching the Orchard Park boys varsity bowling team for 18 years, with two back-to-back sectional titles under his belt. After many wins, losses, practices, and moments he’ll never...

OP Hockey Alum Talks Life after OP

OP Hockey Alum Talks Life after OP

Jacob Miller, Staff Reporter November 4, 2021

OPHS alum Bryson Miller has played hockey for most of his life and has had a successful career. This has led him to the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, followed by a first-year team, the Buffalo Stampede. Despite...

PowderPuff 2021: Tradition Continues

Vivian Mutty, News/Opinion Editor October 7, 2021

The annual Orchard Park High School PowderPuff occurred for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic to commemorate the end of Homecoming week. The game is meant to be a fun way for friends to play on...

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