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, ...

Orchard Park Cross Country: strong start to the long season

Orchard Park Cross Country:  strong start to the long season

Jason Kincaid, Sports editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized

To begin this season, the Orchard Park cross country team has easily surpassed the expectations that were placed upon them. Before the season started, the boys' team  were not even ranked in the top five of Class A of Section VI. After three weeks of racing, they have shot up to third in Class A and...

Buffalo Bulls: for real this year

Buffalo Bulls:  for real this year

Hunter Lobur Cummins, Editor in Chief

September 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Hello everyone, it is editor-in-chief Hunter Lobur Cummins and I’m here with a PSA about the University at Buffalo Bulls Football.  They are currently 3-0, having knocked off the likes of Delaware State, Temple, and Eastern Michigan. The community needs to be aware of this, as the Bulls do not ge...

Hunter Lobur Cummins with an NBA Mock Draft Snippet

Hunter Lobur Cummins with an NBA Mock Draft Snippet

Hunter Lobur Cummins, Sports editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Uncategorized

Hello all, it is sports editor Hunter Lobur Cummins here with a 2018 NBA Mock Draft snippet.  We will go through the first few projected picks, and then any other ones that may be notable.  Let’s get to it- Round 1 (Projected Order): Phoenix Suns- Marvin Bagley, Power Forward, out of Duke Me...

Early Recruiting Ends Here

Early Recruiting Ends Here

Kayla Raymond, Staff reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

NCAA softball programs at the Division I level have been feeling the pressure and intensity of early recruiting as it has been rapidly escalating over the past few years. Many of these top programs, the Florida Gators to be more specific, have been recruiting and verballing athletes as young as eleven yea...

Aronica brings great success to Orchard Park swimming and diving

Aronica brings great success to Orchard Park swimming and diving

Matt Mikulec, Staff reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Orchard Park athletics have been a powerhouse in all sports in the Western New York region. Usually when you hear of OP athletics you think of football, softball, track and lacrosse. Believe it or not, OP swimming has been dominant for decades. In the 2016-2017 season, the team once again went undefeate...

What A Season!

What A Season!

Danielle Hore Lauren Miller, Staff reporters

May 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The most wins in school history, a Sectional Championship, multiple records broken-- it was a run that we will never forget. From the start, we knew we had something special going for us; we worked together. Nothing was given to us and we had a great group of girls who were willing to put their all in...

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