Leah Pasqualetti on Her Pole Vaulting Success and Plans for the Future

Leah Pasqualetti on Her Pole Vaulting Success and Plans for the Future

Madeline Roberts, Staff reporter

March 31, 2020

Leah Pasqualetti is an Orchard Park senior bound for Kent State University in the fall. She is not the average high school senior, however, because she holds the national record for the highest high school girls' pole vault for this season. Leah is making a name for Orchard Park through her success. She h...

 Jack Kinsman-Junior Sabres

Aiden Jones, Staff reporter

March 31, 2020

Jack Kinsman has been playing hockey for the majority of his life.  Both of his parents played Division I hockey for Colgate and Clarkson.  Jack just completed his first season on the Buffalo Junior Sabres and has future plans for hockey.  He will share what he got out of this past season playing...

Hockey Star Finds Ways To Look Past What He Lost Due To CoVid-19 And Celebrate His Future

Hockey Star Finds Ways To Look Past What He Lost Due To CoVid-19 And Celebrate His Future

Hannah Flynn, Staff reporter

March 31, 2020

Bryson Miller began his hockey career at the young age of four. He has been playing travel hockey for as long as he can remember. He has also been playing hockey for Orchard Park for six years. Miller was recently getting ready for the New York State Championship tournament with his travel team, the Cheek...

Megan Giese On How the CoVid-19 Pandemic Has Affected Her as a Student-Athlete

Megan Giese On How the CoVid-19 Pandemic Has Affected Her as a Student-Athlete

Lily Flannery, Staff reporter

March 31, 2020

Megan Giese is an Orchard Park senior who, similar to many student-athletes, has had to deal with her spring sport being postponed due to the recent CoVid-19 outbreak. She has played and loved the game of softball for nearly half her life and was looking forward to a great senior season before graduating...

Beyond the Bills: Western New York’s Surprisingly Deep Pro Football History

Beyond the Bills: Western New York’s Surprisingly Deep Pro Football History

Jack Schmelzinger, Staff reporter

January 30, 2020

Professional football in Western New York has a deep and incredibly interesting history. Today, the Buffalo Bills rule football in WNY -- attracting more than 70,000 fans to home games and boasting a cult-like following that makes most other fan bases look tame in comparison. Even before the Bills, however,...

NFL Playoff winners and losers

NFL Playoff winners and losers

Jacob Dobosh, Staff reporter

January 14, 2020

With the Divisional Round out of the way, there is a lot to talk about, winners and losers. This has arguably been one of the most interesting playoffs in recent memory. Let's start off with the losers from this weekend; Vikings- Three words for Kirk Cousins and his Vikings: “I like...

Buffalo Bills vs Pittsburgh Steelers Week 15 matchup

Buffalo Bills vs Pittsburgh Steelers Week 15 matchup

Kyle Kuczewski, Staff reporter

December 11, 2019

After suffering a 24-17 loss at home to the 11-2 Baltimore Ravens, the Buffalo Bills need to turn their attention to another AFC North team. In Week 15, Buffalo will go on the road to play the Pittsburgh Steelers. Much like Baltimore, Pittsburgh is playing some of their best football at the right time...

Miller and Jones to co-steer OP Hockey Ship

Miller and Jones to co-steer OP Hockey Ship

Jack Kinsman, Staff reporter

December 11, 2019

At fourteen years old, walking into high school is a scary thing. It is hard to imagine yourself being in the position of some of the upperclassmen. This idea carries over into sports as well. All the freshmen look up to the senior captains in their respective sports, hoping to be in their shoes in ...

Orchard Park Girls’ Basketball Takes the Lead Against Allegany-Limestone on Friday’s Game

Orchard Park Girls’ Basketball Takes the Lead Against Allegany-Limestone on Friday’s Game

Fiona Gibson, Staff reporter

December 11, 2019

The Orchard Park varsity girls' basketball team won their home non-conference game 51-33 against the Allegany-Limestones on Friday, December 6.  The Orchard Park Quakers played an impressive game, with Sydney Fenn, an eighth grader on the team, earning Player of the Game for her outstanding performance...

Orchard Park varsity boys’ basketball off to a good start

Orchard Park varsity boys’ basketball off to a good start

Grace McGee-Smith, Staff reporter

December 11, 2019

Orchard Park has a good reputation for being a pretty athletic school. Their basketball team has especially been successful in the past years. In 2018, the boys went 10-12 in their season. They have also gone to Buffalo State College,  which is a big deal as you have to win a playoff game to get th...

Indoor Track Varsity Season Preview

Indoor Track Varsity Season Preview

Jason Kincaid, Sports editor

December 11, 2019

  It’s almost time for Orchard Park’s indoor track team to be shrunk down to just the select few varsity runners. After the first divisional meet at Fredonia this past Saturday, there is now an idea of what this varsity team will look like. There are still some holes to be filled and decisions t...

Orchard Park Indoor Track Team Prepares For Further Success

Orchard Park Indoor Track Team Prepares For Further Success

Chloe Ippolito, Staff reporter

December 11, 2019

The Orchard Park Indoor Track team had its first meet last weekend on December 7 at the State University of New York at Fredonia. They ran against many teams including Depew, Maritime Charter, Tapestry Charter, West Seneca West, St. Joe’s, and Iroquois, among others.  They had first-place wins in th...

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