2019’s Big Name Free Agents are victims of a Period of Smarter Spending in the MLB

2019’s Big Name Free Agents are victims of a Period of Smarter Spending in the MLB

Jack Schmelzinger, staff reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Current Media Buzz, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

2019’s MLB free agent class is arguably the best baseball has had in years. On the market this year are two of baseball’s brightest stars: Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. Machado is a 4-time all-star, and Harper is a former Most Valuable Player. Players with track records like Machado’s and Ha...

OPHS 2018 grad Danielle Hore continues her hardworking journey at D’Youville College

OPHS 2018 grad Danielle Hore continues her hardworking journey at D’Youville College

Marnique O. Panepento, Staff reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Student Life

Last girls' basketball season, Orchard Park's team lost one of its most vital players. Danielle Hore’s achievements not only reflect her as a player, but as a person. Her commitment and love for the sport inspired many and led her to play for D’Youville College. “Danielle has for sure inspired me. She n...

Fear Dem Oats

Fear Dem Oats

Zachary Mecca, Staff reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Orchard Park High School Varsity Federation Hockey is looking to pick up where they left off from last season. The Fed team lost to Niagara -Wheatfield in the section semi-finals 3-0. There were some highs in the season, specifically the big win against second place Niagara Wheatfield earlier in t...

OPHS senior soccer standout Julia Schurr commits to Canisius College

OPHS senior soccer standout Julia Schurr commits to Canisius College

Molly McGowan, Staff reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Student Life

Julia Schurr is a Senior at Orchard Park high school and she has been playing soccer since she was four years old. She was on Orchard Park's varsity soccer team as a freshman and was on JV both in her seventh and eighth grade years. She also plays travel for the WNY Flash team, and she has travel...

Ohio State Upsets Michigan, 62-39

Ohio State Upsets Michigan, 62-39

Abbey Black, News and Opinion editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Football has the ability to bring people together―and drive them apart. Growing up in a big college football family, this was a lesson I learned at a very young age. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Yes, the food is amazing, and it is important to have a day which reflects all there is to be th...

XC Championship Season

XC Championship Season

Jason Kincaid, Sports editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Orchard Park Cross Country team sent five of its athletes to the state championships in Long Island. Qualifying for states depends on a team or athletes performance in their section championships. Their team has to win for all seven to runners to qualify, and individuals have to get in the top five tha...

Rugby all-star: OPHS junior Kayla Hoch

Rugby all-star: OPHS junior Kayla Hoch

Emily Lewicki, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Orchard Park junior Kayla Hoch is a high-demand two-season athlete. Playing basketball in the winter and rugby in the spring, Hoch is constantly training and plays for both Orchard Park teams and outside leagues as well. She started playing basketball for Orchard Park in eighth grade on the modified...

OP Boys Varsity Basketball kick off their season tonight!

OP Boys Varsity Basketball kick off their season tonight!

Kate Hennessey, Staff reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The 2018-2019 Orchard Park boys varsity basketball team will begin their season tonight, Tuesday, December 4, against the Timon Tigers in the OP gym. With a fresh face as the coach and some important seniors that graduated this past year, it will kick off the beginning of a fresh season. Science t...

Dahlin is mean-great draft pick for the Buffalo Sabres

Dahlin is mean-great draft pick for the Buffalo Sabres

Jason Hanania, Staff reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

It's a cold March night in Gothenburg, Sweden. Twelve thousand screaming fans fill the Scandinavium to watch the Frölunda HC Indians take on their rivals Skellefteå AIK in game 5 of the Swedish Hockey League quarterfinals. The outlook looks grim for Frölunda as they are down 3-1 in the series. In...

Winner takes two

Winner takes two

Alyssa Cole, Staff reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Tonight Buffalo will face off against one of their biggest rivals to try to stay atop the Atlantic Division. That team is none other than the Toronto Maple Leafs. As of now, Buffalo was on a ten game win streak, but just lost to the Tampa Bay Lighting and The Nashville Predators in regulation, while g...

McGregor Vs. Khabib ends in poor sportsmanship

McGregor Vs. Khabib ends in poor sportsmanship

David Held, Staff reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized

One of the most hyped-up UFC fights turned bad very quickly for the sport itself, and for the people watching and spectating the fight. Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov started out normal in every way, but changed drasically.  This was evident especially for those who were at the fight live in L...

UB Spoils Central Michigan’s Homecoming With 34-24 Win Over The Chippewas

UB Spoils Central Michigan’s Homecoming With 34-24 Win Over The Chippewas

Hunter Lobur Cummins, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized

The UB Bulls football team scored a big win versus the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday October 6, 34-24.  The victory brought the Bulls to 5-1, one win away from bowl eligibility. “It was a quality victory, and the underclassmen played very well,” said Ms. Lobur.  Mr. Cummins offered, ...

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