GMC Champion swim team reaches NJSIAA semifinals

BY MATTHEW MANGAM  Sports Editor              The girls swim team entered the NJSIAA Tournament as the number three seed and took down rival East Brunswick 110-60 in the quarterfinals round, finishing first in nine of the eleven races. The Knights fell to the number two seed, Hillsborough, 107-63 in the semifinals.               Against East Brunswick,Continue reading “GMC Champion swim team reaches NJSIAA semifinals”

Hockey team improves; builds for future

BY KADEN BUCHALTER             With the help of a new coach, Drew Fisher, the hockey team wrapped up their season with strong and persistent play. Even when playing in a tough division, the team’s demanding work paid off as they improved and finished the season on a positive 1-1-1 run.             Freshman goalie Logan SchroederContinue reading “Hockey team improves; builds for future”

Chinese Honors Society debuts newsletter

BY VINNI MILTON-RODRIGUEZ              The Chinese Honors Society released the first edition of their newsletter in December. The informational piece describes the various events that the group, including the Chinese Club, has presented since their first meeting in September. Mrs. Shannon Liao, the Chinese instructor, officiates the celebration of Asian pride and culture through art,Continue reading “Chinese Honors Society debuts newsletter”

Wrestling team top 4 in GMCs and Sectionals

BY AVERY PERSON              The wrestling team entered the NJSIAA Tournament as the number four seed and defeated five seed Hillsborough 30-28 in the quarterfinal round. In the semifinals, the Knights fell to the number one seed Howell 72-6, but finished as one of the top four teams in Central Jersey’s Group 5.             JuniorContinue reading “Wrestling team top 4 in GMCs and Sectionals”

Colleagues and Players Honor Coach Lanzafama

BY MATTHEW MANGAM  Sports Editor              After coaching football for 21 years, head football coach Anthony Lanzafama has retired from that position. Lanzafama started as an assistant head coach in 2000 and served as head coach from 2010-2021.             During Lanzafama’s coaching career, the Knights had a strong 11-1 record against rivals East Brunswick in theContinue reading “Colleagues and Players Honor Coach Lanzafama”

Two-girl wrestling team takes 2nd in GMCs

BY KADEN BUCHALTER              Despite being the only two members of the girls wrestling team, senior Gabrielle Miller and sophomore Emma Sagi earned second place in the GMC Red Division Girls Wrestling team tournament on January 16. The two girls combined to score 40 points.              Sagi, a sophomore in her first year on theContinue reading “Two-girl wrestling team takes 2nd in GMCs”

Girls swim team dominates GMCs

BY RAIN DERLIN             The girls swim team decisively won the GMC title on Thursday in North Brunswick, earning 674.5 points by taking first-place in six races and earning points up and down the roster.. The next highest team total was St. Thomas Aquinas’s 386.               Senior Lia Vendel led the team with 48Continue reading “Girls swim team dominates GMCs”

Free tutoring available for all students

BY EMILY REKLAITIS             OBHS offers many new ways for students struggling with their classes to receive free extra help during and after school.             An after school extra help program began January 24, allowing students the opportunity to receive free tutoring from teachers. “Because of COVID there are a lot of holes in theContinue reading “Free tutoring available for all students”

Girls basketball team victorious on Senior Night

BY MATTHEW MANGAM Sports Editor             The girls basketball team defeated Perth Amboy at home 59-35 on Senior Night. Junior Leena Tran led the team with 16 points and the three seniors combined for 26 points.             Teammates and fans honored the seniors with banners, speeches and a brief ceremony with their families. “It wasContinue reading “Girls basketball team victorious on Senior Night”

Bingo Night is back and better than ever

BY RYAN CONN & HAYAT AYDIN              Featuring OBHS’s first “bingo-off”, Bingo Night returned bigger and better than ever on January 20. Held in the main cafeteria, this event left people filled with joy and excitement for the next one.              Many of the students who attended had also gone to the first Bingo Night,Continue reading “Bingo Night is back and better than ever”