Coach McFadden Balances Family, Football and Teaching at Two Different Schools

Coach McFadden Balances Family, Football and Teaching at Two Different Schools

Becca Ferer, Staff reporter

October 4, 2016

On Saturday, September 24, I interviewed my next-door neighbor, Mike McFadden. It was a calm and casual weekend, and I walked through my backyard to meet up with him on his back porch. It was a very comfortable afternoon with a slight breeze. I was dressed up, business casual, to discuss his career as...

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Emily Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2016

Hello and welcome back Orchard Park! Here we are, with the start of another school year upon us.  With the pandemonium of back-to-school season settling down, I wanted to take this time to send out a warm welcome to the OPHS student body.  This year is bittersweet for me, as it marks that last of many...

Quakers varsity baseball’s final regular season game

Quakers varsity baseball’s final regular season game

Michael Mielcarek, Staff reporer

May 26, 2016

On Saturday, May, 14 the Orchard Park Quakers hosted the Fredonia High School Hillbillies for their last regular season game. Saturday was also senior day for the Quakers, where they honored 12 of their seniors who will heading off to college after this season. On senior day the Quakers gave the ball t...

Orchard Park Win Against City Honors Guarantees Spot in States

Orchard Park Win Against City Honors Guarantees Spot in States

Emily Geiger, Staff reporter

May 25, 2016

The Orchard Park girls’ rugby team dominated against City Honors on Sunday, May 15, which guaranteed the Quakers a seat in the New York Rugby State Championship on June 4-5. Orchard Park was ecstatic to earn a chance to defend their state title. Both teams that played Sunday were undefeated during...

Orchard Park Win Against City Honors Guarantees Spot in States

Orchard Park Win Against City Honors Guarantees Spot in States

Marla Overhoff, Staff reporter

May 25, 2016

The Orchard Park girls’ rugby team dominated against City Honors on Sunday, May 15, which guaranteed the Quakers a seat in the New York Rugby State Championship on June 4-5. Orchard Park was ecstatic to earn a chance to defend their state title. Both teams that played Sunday were undefeated during...

Road to States for OP golfer!

Road to States for OP golfer!

Jack Devic, Staff reporter

May 25, 2016

When students of Orchard Park think about school athletics, they usually think of sports along the lines of football and basketball. However, one of Orchard Park’s most successful teams happens to be one that many people haven’t even heard of before. That is golf. Orchard Park High School senior...

Thomas Klenke: March Athlete of the Month!

Thomas Klenke:  March Athlete of the Month!

Zachary Roman, Sports Editor

March 11, 2016

Thomas Klenke began bowling when he was two years old; this was when his father participated in league bowling.  Thirteen years later, he has led his team to a top program in the area in boys varsity bowling and he has become a leader the team relies on. Thomas has always showed passion for the spo...

The Future of the National Football League

The Future of the National Football League

Zachary Roman, Sports editor

March 11, 2016

Football has been the most influential sport in the United States for years.  Over 110 million people gather on Super Bowl Sunday every year to watch the game.  One hundred twelve million people watched this past Super Bowl  in the United States.  No one can argue how popular the sport is.  In ...

The 76ers Rebuilding Plan

March 5, 2016

The Philadelphia 76ers have been atrocious the past couple years when it comes to competing. They have been consistently losing game in and game out. Matt Adamczak said “The 76ers are the most painful team to watch." Most teams would be mortified to be in this position, but ironically, the 76ers...

Playoff recap leading to Superbowl 50 Denver vs. Carolina (updates after the big game)

Playoff recap leading to Superbowl 50 Denver vs. Carolina (updates after the big game)

Alex Senft, Staff reporter

February 5, 2016

NFL Divisional Playoffs Recap Kansas City Chiefs vs New England Patriots           Coming up first on our recap we have the Kansas City Chiefs versus the all-powerful empire of the New England Patriots. For a game plagued by injury it was a very close and intense game to the very las...

December male Athlete of the Month:

December male Athlete of the Month:

Zach Roman, Sports Editor

December 15, 2015

Athlete of the Month: Dan Frelicher “I have been playing basketball for as long as I can remember.  I have always loved the game.”  It is clear that Dan’s hard work has paid off as he is about to lead the basketball team this season.  He was called up as a freshman, and has been an integra...

December female athlete of the month: Christie Witkowski

December female athlete of the month:  Christie Witkowski

Katherine Duffek, Sports editor

December 15, 2015

Athlete of the Month-Christie Witkowski Senior Christie Witkowski has been a high school athlete since she was in eighth grade. As a soccer player in the fall, a basketball player in the winter, and a lacrosse player in the spring, Christie is clearly still able to fit all of her school work into he...

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