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...

Ohio State comes back to beat Wisconsin in B1G Championship; looks ahead to college playoffs

Ohio State comes back to beat Wisconsin in B1G Championship; looks ahead to college playoffs

Abbey Black, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2019

What began as a slow start for the Ohio State Buckeyes in Indianapolis Saturday night quickly turned into an impressive performance on both the offensive and defensive ends.  Justin Fields, Ohio State’s starting quarterback who has been dealing with an ongoing MCL injury, initially failed in l...

Streety Puts Pen To Paper

Jack Kinsman

December 2, 2019

All little kids dream of playing at the next level in their sport. College athletics is the place most athletes want to play. To achieve this goal, athletes find themselves putting in hours upon hours of work. Hopefully,  the day comes when an athlete gets to sign their National Letter of Intent.  ...

“National Letter of Intent Signing Day”

“National Letter of Intent Signing Day”

Max Streety, Staff reporter

December 2, 2019

Recently, on November 13, 2019, six student athletes from Orchard Park High School participated in their school’s NLI signing event. Students in the picture are (left to right), Sophia Machowski (St. Bonaventure, Cross country) , Abby Ryan (Robert Morris, Volleyball), Brooke Becker (Providence, Ho...

The Spygate Scandal of Baseball

The Spygate Scandal of Baseball

Ben Ratajczak, Staff reporter

December 2, 2019

Cheating in professional sports has always been a thing; however, it is very different from gaining a competitive advantage, as people like to call it. Cheating is illegal to do in sports, and it disqualifies the person or the team from competing even if they don’t get caught because it is unfair, wh...

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