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Photos from OP Sports

Quinn Hanlon, Staff photographer

September 19, 2019

Sabres’ Disappointing Season leads to Second Head Coaching Search in as Many Years

Sabres’ Disappointing Season leads to Second Head Coaching Search in as Many Years

Jack Schmelzinger, Staff reporter

May 2, 2019

The Buffalo Sabres had a convincingly disappointing 2018-19 season. The Sabres' young core is made up of players like Jack Eichel and Rasmus Dahlin, complemented by sturdy veterans including Jason Pominville and goaltender Carter Hutton. The Sabres seemed poised to take major steps forward going into ...

Hunter Lobur Cummins brings his NBA and NHL playoff predictions to The Voice!

Hunter Lobur Cummins brings his NBA and NHL playoff predictions to The Voice!

Hunter Lobur Cummins, Editor-In-Chief

May 2, 2019

Hello, Editor-In-Chief Hunter Lobur Cummins here with NBA and NHL playoff predictions.  Let’s get to it. NBA: East First Round: 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks vs 8 seed Detroit Pistons Winner: Milwaukee Bucks 2 seed Toronto Raptors vs 7 seed Orlando Magic Winner: Toronto Raptors 3 seed Philadelphia ...

Yankees’ Danny Farquhar: extraordinary comeback, extraordinary human

Yankees’ Danny Farquhar:  extraordinary comeback, extraordinary human

John Schmelzinger, Staff reporter

April 2, 2019

Many would call Danny Farquhar a Major League Baseball journeyman. Solid but not exceptional, he’s been employed by four teams over his nine year career, and he is now awaiting a chance with his fifth: the New York Yankees. Under normal circumstances, Farquhar would have had a great chance of maki...

Is the NCAA is Failing its Athletes?

Is the NCAA is Failing its Athletes?

Jack Schmelzinger, Staff reporter

March 1, 2019

Every year college basketball fans eagerly await the matchup between Duke and  UNC. Whenever the two teams face off, it promises to be an excellent game. This year the contest was surrounded by even more hype than usual. Both teams are thought of as legitimate title contenders, and each has some of the most m...

Section VI indoor track wrap-up

Jason Kincaid, Sports editor

March 1, 2019

This past week the Orchard Park indoor track team competed in two championship meets. The first was the Team Championship, which was followed by the State Qualifier meet a few days later. The boys’ team saw solid contribution from all aspects of the meet, leading to a third-place finish at the Tea...

“Why Austin, Texas was not the Best Option For the Latest MLS Expansion Team”

“Why Austin, Texas was not the Best Option For the Latest MLS Expansion Team”

Hunter Lobur Cummins, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

On January 15, it was announced that Austin, Texas would receive the next MLS (Major League Soccer) team, the 27th team in the league.  While the citizens of Austin are quite ecstatic about this, I personally do not believe that it was the best choice of a new city for a team for a multitude of reaso...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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