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Alex Mielcarz, Editor-in-Chief

This is my third year as a part of 42Fifty. I have served as Sports Editor and Managing Editor prior to this year. I am the play by play announcer for underclassmen sports here at OHS, and the color commentator for the varsity football and both varsity basketball teams. I also announce for the NFHS Network throughout the football and basketball playoffs.

One last ride: Boys soccer relives dramatic shortened season

The Panthers gather at midfield before a match against Oswego East.

The Panthers came into the season with high expectations, and they lived up to them. The boys posted an 10-4 record, including a trip to the Southwest Prairie Conference Tournament Semifinals. While they came up short of the conference championship, they played a competitive schedule that challenged them every week.

Opinion: The SPC Playoff experiment of 2021 should stay long after COVID

The boys team practices with masks on.

Praise whatever deity it is that you believe in, because high school sports are back! I’ve been waiting a long time to type those words, and boy am I glad that the day finally came.

Everything you need (and want) to know about the next phase of returning to learning

In this article, we are going to try and clear up any misconceptions and answer FAQ’s submitted by students and parents via our Instagram (@oh42fifty) and other questions we have discovered on social media.

Community reacts to new reopening plan

The exterior of Oswego High School

On Oct. 13, the SD308 school board approved a plan to return to in-person learning starting in January 2021 after the holiday break.

Basketball holds out hope for a season

The boys team practices with masks on.

This is very sad news for Panther fans, as over the past three years Oswego has seen tremendous growth in its basketball programs, both boys and girls.