March Madness in the 716

March Madness in the 716

Frankie Weiss, Staff reporter

April 3, 2017

With the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship tonight, a look back at the tournament weekend in the city of Buffalo is in order.  Buffalo was home to the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  The people of Buffalo only get to see this tournament once in a blue moon, which...

Spring athletes gear up for another season

Spring athletes gear up for another season

Katherine Duffek, Sports Editor

March 28, 2017

 As spring begins, so does Orchard Park high school's spring sports season. On March 6, both the junior varsity and varsity teams of softball, baseball, track and field, lacrosse, boys tennis, and rugby began their practices. After a successful 2016 season from all of the teams, they all plan on sho...

Katrina Wardner: Senior Season and Future Plans

Katrina Wardner: Senior Season and Future Plans

Olivia Sapio, Staff reporter

March 13, 2017

Katrina Wardner is a senior at Orchard Park High School who was a part of the girls' swimming and diving team for all four years of high school. This past year she had a very accomplished senior season and is looking forward to her years as a collegiate athlete. She competed at States all four years...

Orchard Park Swimmer Alec Hoch Helps His Team Compete At State Championships

Orchard Park Swimmer Alec Hoch Helps His Team Compete At State Championships

Philip Choroser, Staff reporter

March 10, 2017

It was an exhilarating weekend for the Orchard Park varsity swim team as they participated in the annual NYSPHSAA Federation Championship meet in East Meadow, New York. The undeniable star of the team was freestyler Alec Hoch.  “It was fun and it was a great life experience with my team,” sai...

Duffy Swims His Way to States

Duffy Swims His Way to States

Nathan Castilloux, Staff reporter

March 10, 2017

I interviewed Sean Duffy, a senior at Orchard Park High School, who plays an active role in the Orchard Park athletics community. He was interviewed by personal messaging due to being in Nassau County (Long Island) for the Boys’ State Swim Championship Meet. Sean first became a part of the swim...

Reinflating the Deflategate: Don’t Poke The GOAT

Reinflating the Deflategate: Don’t Poke The GOAT

Alexander Senft, Sports editor

February 16, 2017

Just when the world thought Deflategate had come to an end, it is back again. It was the only story any SportsCenter anchor wanted to talk about during the 2015 offseason, but with it reappearing in recent news regarding Tom Brady's four game suspension for the start of the 2016-2017 season some may...

Orchard Park High School Athletics Alumni, a List That Goes on for Ages

Orchard Park High School Athletics Alumni, a List That Goes on for Ages

Patrick Gavigan, Staff reporter

February 6, 2017

When people first think of Orchard Park, they first think about the rich athletic history the school has. However, they aren’t wrong. Orchard Park has had many players go pro in many different sports and succeeded. Kyle Hoppy is one of those people. He was drafted in the 28th round of the MLB Draft...

BCS National Championship one for the ages

BCS National Championship one for the ages

Alex Senft, Sports editor

January 12, 2017

At he end of the season, relief strikes both teams; however, it  also instills fear into both of their opponents. In the third FBS National Playoff Championships, the number four seed Clemson Tigers were to face off against the number one ranked team since August of 2016 -the Alabama Crimson Tide. After...

Bandits Looking to be Back On Top

Bandits Looking to be Back On Top

Connor Porteus, Staff reporter

December 21, 2016

For about the last ten years, the Buffalo Bandits were the only winning professional sports team in Buffalo.  They gave a city full of disappointment hope once again.  Lacrosse was finally popular and competing with the Bills and Sabres. In the ´05-´06 season and ´06-´07 season, the Sabres ma...

OP Fed Hockey Defeats Timon During Their Home Opener

OP Fed Hockey Defeats Timon During Their Home Opener

Katherine Duffek, Sports Editor

December 14, 2016

The Orchard Park Fed hockey team knew their home opener would be a tough one, and tensions rose as the game against their rival, Timon, grew closer. The game began as you would imagine a game between rivals would: chippy with plenty of penalties. The power plays and penalty kills went back and forth betwe...

Alexa Casacci Rolls with OPHS Bowling Team

Alexa Casacci Rolls with OPHS Bowling Team

Shawn Steinig, Staff reporter

December 9, 2016

Alexa Casacci, a senior at OPHS, has been bowling since the seventh grade. After six years on the team, bowling is not just a sport; it’s an important part of her school life. It became even more important when she made the varsity team in middle school. She had to make the top eight bowlers during...

The Return of 14

The Return of 14

Derek Frappa, Staff reporter

December 8, 2016

  Sammy Watkins returned for his first game since Week Two.  Watkins had reinjured his broken foot, which had been surgically repaired in the offseason.  He was placed on Injured Reserve and and was set to miss eight weeks.  Watkins’s first game back was against the Jacksonville Jag...

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