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A new track season brings new possibilities

Tevin Conley, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019


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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

Push pushes into underclassmen football rankings

Richard Marcoux, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019


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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


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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

Bunnies and Vikings merge baseball teams

Richard Marcoux, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019


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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

Transgender student joins boys baseball team for first time

Jessica Stacy, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019


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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 Editor

February 22, 2019


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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


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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

OPS staff explain how to get recruited

Gabby Push, Sports Editor

February 12, 2019


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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

Looking inside of VEX Robotics

Tevin Conley, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


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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...

Winter conditioning lack of space leads to golf not practicing

Winter conditioning lack of space leads to golf not practicing

Richard Marcoux, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


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In preparation for the spring sports season, throughout Omaha North High School winter conditioning is taking place. On top of winter sports, like basketball, swimming, and wrestling, spring sports still have to condition during winter. As a result, this leaves a lack of space for athletes trying to...

Fall sports highlights

Jessica Stacy, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019


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O’Neal plays for family pride

O’Neal plays for family pride

Gabby Push, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019


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At the age of three Malachi O’Neal began a journey that would lead him to a life of basketball. Beginning his career at the YMCA, then moved around to several outside of school teams such as, All Stars, Warriors, Team Nebraska Express, Omaha Elite, All Iowa Attack, and Martin Brothers O’Neal truly...

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