The North Star

The cheer team adds new stunts to their routine

Chyvianna Grayer, Sports Writer

November 19, 2019

As the new cheer season comes around the cheerleaders have been working very hard to accomplish the new stunts.   “Our team always sees new stunts and are always eager to try them because we want to be the best of the best,” said Smith.   The cheer team was nervous to try the stunts, but varsity helped junior varsity a lot in overcoming t...

Girls’ golf shoots for best scores in classroom

Richard Marcoux, Sports Writer

September 21, 2019

The girls golf team of 8 girls, competes in the fall sports season every year. The golf team has 9 golf tournaments, 10 if any golfers qualify for state this year. While the season for golf is short the time that it takes up is compact.  The girls golf team consists of eight girls competing in the 20...

A new track season brings new possibilities

Tevin Conley, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

With winter ending and spring starting soon that means it is time for track season. Track season officially started with their first practice on Feb. 26. The Vikings season started way before practice though. Conditioning has been going on for weeks, also some athletes have also spent their...

Push pushes into underclassmen football rankings

Hunter Push, 10, and Sage Kehr, 11, rush out on the field during an earlier season football game. This was during the game against Millard West on Sept. 13, 2019. 
Photo by Caitlin Pieters

Richard Marcoux, Sports Writer

April 10, 2019

Of all high school athletes who compete for their high school’s football team, only 6.9 percent of these athletes will go on to play at a NCAA sponsored school. Then, of those 73,063 NCAA college athletes, only 253 of those will be drafted into the NFL. With these statistics, the odds of any high...

Track team aims to sprint to state

Tyvon Smith, In-Depth Editor

April 8, 2019

Since November of the 2018-2019 school year, Omaha North’s Track and Field team has been conditioning weekly for those who plan to be a part of the upcoming spring season. “The primary goal the team is trying to meet this year is to get as many team members to state as possible,” coach Michaela...

Bunnies and Vikings merge baseball teams

On Mar. 22 the Omaha North and Omaha Benson baseball team work together at practice. While the outfielders worked on bunting, the infielders worked on fielding the bunts and trying to get the runners out. 
Photo by  Jessica Stacy

Richard Marcoux, Sports Writer

April 8, 2019

The Omaha North High School and Omaha Benson High School baseball teams will now be joined together under one team, as of mid-February, and the approval of the NSAA. Resulting in the only two high schools to merge baseball teams in the OPS school district. In 2018, the Omaha Benson Bunnies baseball...

Transgender student joins boys baseball team for first time

Blake Heuertz, 12, plays catch with one of his teammates to warm up on Mar. 18, 2019.
Photo by Jessica Stacy

Jessica Stacy, Sports Writer

April 8, 2019

Blake Heuertz, a transgender boy, is a senior on the Omaha North baseball team. This is his first year on the team and although he is nervous, he feels welcome. “It’s still the beginning of the season but yes, I feel welcome. I knew a few people walking into it. Everybody is very nice,” Heuertz...

Super Bowl LIII sets new records

Richard Marcoux, Sports Writer

February 22, 2019

Many would say that Super Bowl LIII was a very boring, and disappointing Super Bowl, and those people are partially right. After seeing the NFC and AFC championship games both became shootouts that bled into overtime, a 13-3 not-so-thrilling game let down many football fans. But in the midst of this...

Viking basketball strives for the best

Tevin Conley, Sports Editor

February 12, 2019

North’s basketball program hasn’t been the best in past few years, especially last year only winning a total of 4 games and they also haven’t reached the state tournament since 2015. Many people think the state of the program can and will change for the better especially with new head coach Thomas...

OPS staff explain how to get recruited

NCAA clearinghouse generates an academic transcript which consists of the needed credits as well as the core course gpa and summarized ACT score. Values are determined based on input from the student via the online calculator. Graphic provided by NCAA clearinghouse website

Gabby Push, Sports Editor

February 12, 2019

Many high school athletes have their eyes set on the next level of athletics, college. Yet, many student athletes rarely know where to start their college recruitment. ‘How do I get colleges to notice me? What do I need to do to become the next collegiate athlete recruit?’ Are among the most commonly...

Looking inside of VEX Robotics

This is team 1064A’s robot. Members of Team 1064A include Matt Nevarez, Joseph Perez, Kalvin Green and Noah Landis.
Photo courtesy of Noah Landis

Tevin Conley, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019

The VEX robotics program at Omaha North is very different from most organizations and activities for various reasons. The program is unique and is in a league of its own. “We constantly have teams competing at the National and World Level, not a lot of other clubs can say that plus we do a lot of...

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