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Alex Mielcarz, Sports Editor

Alex Mielcarz, Sports Editor
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This is my first year on 42Fifty, and my sophomore year here at OHS. I’ve always been interested in sports writing and sports broadcasting. This year has provided me with opportunities to explore both of those fields, as I have written pieces for the Sports section of 42Fifty, and I have become involved with broadcasts of OHS home events. I do the sophomore football games as a solo on-air personality, and then I do the color commentary for the varsity game as Jeff Blanton does the play-by-play. I will also be a part of basketball broadcasts in a similar fashion. I also play baseball for both the high school and a travel program outside of the high school.

The closed conference predicament: Change may lead to success

The thing about football in the SPC is, there is just not a lot of competition for Oswego. That’s not meant as an insult to the schools, but the only conference opponent in the past four seasons to defeat the Panthers is Plainfield North. On top of that, the Panthers have the conference wrapped around their claw, winning the conference title eight consecutive seasons including this season.

Panthers send seniors out with a bang, move one step closer to SPC championship

The great traditions of Senior Night and homecoming were combined at Friday’s Homecoming football game, where the Panthers shut out Joliet Central 49-0.

Parker leads Panthers to blowout win over Crosstown rival OE

The passing game of the Panthers was too much to handle for the Oswego East secondary, as senior quarterback Noah Parker exploded for nearly 240 yards to lead the Panthers to a 32-0 win and first place in the Southwest Prairie Conference.

Panthers remain undefeated, overcome slow start to blow out Plainfield East 49-0

Panther Football

The story of Friday’s football game against Plainfield East was defense, as the Oswego Panthers blew out the Bengals 49-0, despite a slow start. Head coach Brian Cooney’s defense shut down the Bengal offense and provided the Panthers with fantastic field position, allowing the struggling Panther offense to work with a short field.

Strengths, weaknesses and unknowns through 4 weeks of Panther football

In the first four weeks of the season, the Panthers have plowed through the likes of Plainfield Central, Minooka, Plainfield North and Joliet West. The biggest win of the season was the game two weeks ago against Plainfield North, the only conference opponent to defeat the Panthers in the past three years.

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