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Alex Mielcarz, Sports Editor

Alex Mielcarz, Sports Editor
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.

Tiger’s win was historic, but it shouldn’t have happened

Tiger Woods celebrating with his arms up

Golf is a funny sport. Usually in a tournament of this magnitude, a few things happen to help the eventual victor win: tragedy and crucial mistakes by one or more players, great golf by the winner, and a bit of luck from outside forces. All three were in effect on Sunday in Augusta.

Coach Amanda Stanton shines through one last time

Softball players standing in a line with white roses

Sports are emotional. Whether it’s the thrill and exhilaration felt in victory, or the disappointment felt in defeat, the range of feelings is wide. This past Sunday, April 7, the emotions were for a totally different reason, when the Oswego High School softball program officially retired coach Amanda Stanton’s number in a heartfelt memorial ceremony on the...

Honoring Coach Stanton

Stanton 14 design

Last year, the varsity softball head coach Amanda Stanton was struck and killed in a hit and run accident. Since her tragic death, the softball program has looked for ways to honor to their late coach on the field, but now they discovered ways to honor her memory off the field.

Party likes it’s 2010: Girls basketball wins sectional championship

OHS girls basketball players face off against Joliet West

Just over a week ago, the Oswego Panthers girls basketball (24-7) team lost their starting point guard, sophomore McKenna Engler, to a devastating knee injury in a regional semi-final win. Now, three games later, the Lady Panthers are headed back to Super Sectionals for the first time since 2010.

Proposal 23: What it means for Panther Football

Football player during a play

Proposal 23 was voted into fruition in December 2018 by the schools that are apart of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and will go into effect in the 2021 football season.

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