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


Filed under School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Student Life

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...

OP Fed Hockey Draws with Canisius

OP Fed Hockey Draws with Canisius

Ryan Riter, Staff reporter

December 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

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


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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...

OPHS wins the National Blue Ribbon Award

OPHS wins the National Blue Ribbon Award

Fiona Rath and Hanna Walker

December 7, 2016


Filed under Current Media Buzz, News, School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

    On November 8, 2016, officials from the federal Department of Education in Washington, D.C.  named Orchard Park High School a National Blue Ribbon School. As the only school in Western New York to receive this honor, Mr. Wolf, along with the faculty and staff of OPHS, was thrilled to ...

Orchard Park chorus sings the OPHS Alma Mater during Blue Ribbon Week ceremonies!

Maddy Ginter, News and Opinion

December 7, 2016


Filed under Current Media Buzz, Sports, Student Life, Video

Enjoy the chorus singing Orchard Park's alma mater, written by former biology teacher Mr. Agnello, during the Blue Ribbon Week presentation December 1.

Dr. Strange-The Movie

Dr. Strange-The Movie

Jason Farris, Staff reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Art/Poetry, Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

         On Saturday night November 5,  a couple of  friends and I went and saw the new Dr. Strange movie. The movie stars actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange. The movie has been very popular among Marvel fans and also just casual movie watchers. It was the fourteenth consecutive Marvel m...

Orchard Park Hopes to Bring Home Bridge Building Title

Jake Gates, Staff reporter

November 17, 2016


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  For the first time ever, Orchard Park has the opportunity to come in first at the annual bridge building contest.  Mr. Dewald, the new technology teacher this year, is very excited about the upcoming contest.  The contest is sometime in January, so the school has plenty of time to come up...

Junior dance, could it happen?

Junior dance, could it happen?

Sean Duffy, Staff reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

  Plans to bring a junior formal to Orchard Park have been brought up at the student government, STAP Comm, meetings. Although no plans have been finalized, many underclassmen are overjoyed at its announcement. Junior and classroom rep Karlin Klass said, “I feel like STAP Comm is addressing on...

The Approaching End of Summer Reading

The Approaching End of Summer Reading

Abigail Moeller, Staff reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under News, School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

  In the summer of 2016, the Orchard Park High School English Department converged and updated their summer reading program for students by way of cutting many of the prerequisite readings.  During the spring of 2016, the Orchard Park High School teachers decided to cut the required summer reading...

Music takes us places

Music takes us places

Victoria Wraight, Entertainment editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Art/Poetry, Current Media Buzz, Entertainment, School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

If you have ever participated in sports, you know the importance of competitions. It’s a chance to show off your skills and try for the honor of a victory. Athletes, though, aren’t the only group of people who train rigorously and keep hopes high going into a competition. For musicians, the challenge is...

Saving the elephants one shirt at a time

Saving the elephants one shirt at a time

Sarah Toth, Staff reporter

November 8, 2016


Filed under Current Media Buzz, Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

The newly popular website “ivoryella.com” has become the biggest donating brand to the wildlife conservation, donating 10% of net profits they get on each item sold on the website. Saving the elephants one shirt at a time, Ivory Ella has raised over $515,000 to the wildlife conservation to help s...

Fed hockey looking to end drought

Fed hockey looking to end drought

Marshall Cappelli, Staff reporter

November 7, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

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...

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