Bills Top Jaguars in Back and Forth Game

Bills Top Jaguars in Back and Forth Game

Jason Farris, Staff reporter

December 8, 2016

On the final day of a long Thanksgiving weekend, the Buffalo Bills hosted the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars came into the game at 2-8, already guaranteeing their ninth straight losing season, and the Bills came in at 5-5, clinging on to fading playoff hopes. The hopeful Bills ...

Sabres defeat Senators in Eichel’s return

Sabres defeat Senators in Eichel’s return

Danny Chojnacki, Staff reporter

December 8, 2016

  The Buffalo Sabres may have defeated Ottawa Tuesday by a score of 5-4, but the team has certainly been having a difficult season, hindered by injuries to star players Jack Eichel, Ryan O’Reilly, and Evander Kane. There has also been a lack of production from former first round draft picks ...

Jack Eichel’s road to recovery

Jack Eichel’s road to recovery

Molly Calpin, Staff reporter

December 8, 2016

On the eve of the Buffalo Sabres' home opener and first game of the regular season, a devastating injury struck. Center Jack Eichel went down on the ice during practice on October 12. The injury was determined as a high left ankle sprain, and Eichel was expected to be out for 6-8 weeks. Eichel wa...

Diving into States

Diving into States

Becca Ferer, Staff reporter

December 8, 2016

After having won the Division title, the ECIC championship meet, the Class A meet, and the Sectional championship, the Orchard Park Girls varsity swim team sent ten swimmers to Ithaca to compete in the State Championship against other swim teams throughout New York State. They have gone to States for...

OP Fed Hockey Draws with Canisius

OP Fed Hockey Draws with Canisius

Ryan Riter, Staff reporter

December 8, 2016

The Orchard Park Fed hockey team made many changes this past year because of graduating seniors last year, forcing new young guns to step up. The team traveled to downtown Buffalo to play in the new Harborcenter recently built by Terry and Kim Pegula, to battle off with Canisius Fed at 6:30 pm on Monday...

Bret Morseon slams down the competition

Bret Morseon slams down the competition

Bridget Morseon, Staff reporter

December 7, 2016

The gym is filled with the roar of the crowd as you walk onto the mat. Adrenaline is pumping through your veins, and you're longing to just start and get it out of you. You hunch over and shake your opponent’s hand, knowing he must feel the same way, but you don’t care. You want to win. The mome...

Fed hockey looking to end drought

Fed hockey looking to end drought

Marshall Cappelli, Staff reporter

November 7, 2016

The last few seasons haven’t gone as planned for the Quaker ice hockey team.  Last year they came up short in the semifinal game against Niagara-Wheatfield.  This year things are looking different.  With three powerful lines, Orchard Park looks to score many goals to lead them to a section title...

Boys’ Basketball Preview

Boys’ Basketball Preview

Patrick Gavigan, staff reporter

November 7, 2016

With the fall season of sports ending, the winter season is just about to begin. The one team with a lot to prove from last year is the boys' varsity basketball team from Orchard Park. Finishing in fourth place last year in ECIC I was a huge step for the team. The team was a very depressing 5-13 the...

Girls’ Soccer and their Strong Season

Girls’ Soccer and their Strong Season

Katherine Duffek, Sports Editor

October 28, 2016

After an unfortunate season last year, the girls' varsity soccer team came back strong this season. Led by senior Captains Hailey Baun and Maria Lauria, the Lady Quakers finished their season 11-5-1. The girls had a strong defense, a tough midfield, and a fast group of forwards. Sophomore defender Ryan...

Female athlete of the month: October Jenna Crean

Female athlete of the month:  October   Jenna Crean

Alex Senft, Sports editor

October 13, 2016

The girls' soccer team at Orchard Park, after a slow start to the season, have began to pick up the pace and continue a three-game win streak following their 2-0 win against West Seneca East. One star player that has emerged as a key part of this squad is Jenna Crean. Jenna Crean, a sophomore, has e...

Male Athlete of the Month: October Dillon Janca

Male Athlete of the Month:  October Dillon Janca

Katherine Duffek, Sports Editor

October 13, 2016

Senior Dillon Janca has been playing the sport he loves, football, for over eleven years. When he was little, he would go to his two older brothers' games and watch them play. This inspired him to begin playing Little Loop football for Orchard Park at the young age of six. In addition to being a v...

Powder Puff Game: Homecoming 2016

Powder Puff Game: Homecoming 2016

Victoria Wraight, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2016

Every year, Orchard Park High School hosts  myriad fun activities for each student to participate in for homecoming. One tradition is the beloved Powder Puff game, featuring junior and senior girls showing off their football skills in an intense game. This year’s was no exception to the action. Thoug...

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