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St. Joseph-Ogden football made the playoffs for the 26th straight season last year.
But the Spartans lost in the first round of the Class 3A postseason for the first time since 2011, albeit to the eventual state champion in IC Catholic, and ended the season with a 5-5 record.


Hale named player of the year

ST. JOSEPH — The litany of sugary morsels Colton Hale would tuck away in one of his dresser drawers was substantial.

“Zebra cakes. Twizzlers. Swiss Rolls. I had them all,” Hale said. “My friends knew if they came over to my house, we had the good snacks.”

Four years ago, those desserts filled the forefront of Hale’s mind.


SJO headed to finals

CHARLESTON — St. Joseph-Ogden junior Zea Maroon tried to instill confidence in teammate Parker Francisco all season long about her ability to outperform her expectations in the 300-meter hurdles.


1000+ wins

ST. JOSEPH — Randy Wolken was taken aback.
He was interviewing for the boys’ basketball head coaching job at St. Joseph-Ogden in 1979 when principal Bob Yeazel told him that in order to win the job, Wolken would also have to become the head coach of the school’s new softball team.


Spartans rack up the wins

The St. Joseph-Ogden Spartan baseball team took a pair of games from ,future conference foe Olympia on April 22, winning by scores of 6-0 and 3-0.

In game one, senior Mason Coon toed the rubber for the Spartans, and after pitching earlier in the week, was held to a pitch count to comply with the new IHSA rules for pitchers.


Girls win sectional

On a picture perfect afternoon for a track meet, the stars came out in St. Joseph at the Class 1A Sectional, and the St. Joseph-Ogden girls showed everyone just why they are a force to be reckoned with this season.

 


Spartans start off outdoor season with wins

The St. Joseph-Ogden boys’ track and field team began the 2017 outdoor season with a pair of meets, and while the depth of the squad at the varsity level has dropped off a bit from the past couple of seasons, the cast of characters returning from last season is attempting to make up for the lack of experience.


Spartans plan on success

St. Joseph-Ogden softball players know the expectations.
The program has an area-best eight state tournament appearances.
The players want to make it nine this season.
Third baseman Andrea Coursey said she feels like this year could be the year the Spartans bring home another state title.
The program already owns one, having won a Class A state championship in 2006.


Spartans to play in college

Jannah Mullen
Jannah Mullen knew Lake Land college was the place for her.
The St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball player signed her letter of intent to play
for the Lakers on Dec. 9.
“I decided on Lake Land because I’ve heard nothing but good things about
the school and I’ve seen lots of good things and people come out of the
program in the past few years,” she said.


Meeker wins state title

Following your dreams can lead to big rewards.  Just ask St. Joseph-Ogden’s Griffin Meeker, who is living proof of that statement.

 


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