Summer Soon Softens for the Return of Fall Sports

Sereena Feeney, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

Back to school early for fall athletes! Here are the schedules for upcoming sports: Swimming Head Coach: Michael Salmon “Swim is super fun. It’s a great way to get involved in an up and rising sport,” says senior swimmer, Evalee Mason. Our motto is: Every swimmer counts, every swi...

El Clasico set in Miami

El Clasico set in Miami

Jonas Leicht, Freelance Writer

May 11, 2017

One of the greatest rivalries in sports history is coming to Miami this summer. The game is set in the International Champions League. The game is at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins. The date of the match is set to be July 29. Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, owns the Internation...

ODA Wins Taylor Emmons Memorial Tournament!

ODA Baseball Team after winning the Taylors Emmon Tournament

Owen Ragsdale, Freelance Writer

April 17, 2017

Sarasota- After three years of not advancing in their own tournament, the Taylor Emmons Memorial Tournament, ODA has finally done it. They not only won at their home field, they did so by beating their rival, Cardinal Mooney. A senior-heavy team mixed with just the right amount of youth gave the ...

Purple Monkey Dishwasher

Purple Monkey Dishwasher

Alex DiMare, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

“The teachers will never crack. Purple monkey dishwasher,” Coach Tim Orlosky, on the topic of the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Foundation. Orlosky later admitted that this bizarre line came from the cartoon show, The Simpsons. But he never explained the irrelevance of his response to what I asked him in t...

Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund Keeps Knocking it out of the Park

Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund Keeps Knocking it out of the Park

Alex DiMare, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

The baseball season is in full swing which means the Out-of-Door Academy’s annual baseball tournament, The Emmons Classic, is right around the corner. This year will be the third annual event sponsored by the Emmons family; however, the Emmons have been involved in more ways at the school than ...

Final Season of the Year Springs into Action

Final Season of the Year Springs into Action

Alex DiMare, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

The Boys Basketball team is winding up its season with championship games. Women's Soccer concluded with a narrow loss at regional finals. Winter sports is coming to a close ready for spring. The Thunder truly shine in the Spring as proven last year in all of the sports. The ODA Track and Field team s...

Underrated Champions

ODA Women's Varsity Soccer Team display their first place trophy.

Valentina Alvarez, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

The Out-of-Door Academy has many strong teams this year in their roster, but one of them in particular stands out. It’s not the football team running out under the bright lights. It’s not the basketball team storming through the gym. It’s the women's varsity soccer team. This past season the ...

District Runner-Ups

District Runner-Ups

Tyler Barlow, Staff Writer

October 23, 2016

The ODA volleyball girls departed school with high spirits, singing and dancing throughout the bus drive to SCS. These girls were ready to have fun and play some volleyball. They had no idea how tough this match would be. October 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. the Out-of-Door Academy Varsity Volleyball team...

Cross Country Team Parties on the Beach

The runners and coaches of the ODA Cross Country team play a heated game of volleyball on the beach.

Jack Malcolm, Staff Writer

September 24, 2016

After a very successful meet at Venice High School in which many runners, including all varsity boys runners, ran personal bests for the season; the Cross Country team met up again at 2:00 in the afternoon at Siesta Key beach for a mid-season party. Runners slapped on sunscreen and headed out for...

New Cross Country Coach Brings Atmosphere of Excellence

Coach Taylor, Ethan Ball, Cole Chalhub, Christopher Eckart, and Chloe Ruppert ice their feet after a long run. Please excuse the sweaty picture.

September 22, 2016

It’s Thursday afternoon at 5:00. Sixteen sweaty teenagers sit with their feet in ice buckets, chocolate milk mustaches adorning their upper lips. They sit together and debate which football league is better: college or NFL. On another day the conversation focuses on where the team might go eat after...

Swimming Overcast

Swimming Overcast

Peter Cornetet, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

Imagine driving for 30 minutes to get to your sport's practice area. In this case, the pool. You arrive, change into your suit, and finally get your goggles on. Then you hear thunder and a loud beep in the air from the club's storm warning system. You now have to wait for the storm to pass. Meanwhi...

Play Like a Girl

Number 25, Christina Lutton, earns the Thunder an extra point after a touchdown.

Dylan Berkowitz, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016

Another year, another season under the Friday Night Lights! That’s right, it’s ODA football baby! A new season means that there are new players; some of them have never played before, others have risen from the Middle School. However, if you noticed a ponytail running from under one of the players helm...

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