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Senior Night Celebrated Early Due to COVID Uncertainty

By Shailey Klein Due to COVID-19, this school year looks extremely different for everyone in the Oak Hall community. Specifically, seniors are not going to get the senior year they’ve envisioned since their elementary school days. In order to give the student-athletes a sense of normalcy, the athletic department is honoring seniors early in the season this year, in order

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Football Team Plays On Through Pandemic

By August Ewert-Harpold The Oak Hall School football team is following stringent guidelines to stay safe and in the game all season. In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, the team has adopted multiple precautionary measures designed to keep the team players as safe as possible. The coaches have been following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines as well

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Accolades for Coach, Players On Football Team

By Shailey Klein The Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) recently released its all-district team selections, “Coach of the Year” awards, and “Player of the Year” awards. Saying Oak Hall football left its mark in North Central Florida would be an understatement. Head Football Coach R.J. Fuhr received the “Class 2A District 7 Coach of the Year” award, while sophomore Cole

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Faculty Spotlight: Sean Hooey

From the NFL to the OHS By Josh Fernandes After spending three years playing defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL), Sean Hooey is giving back to the community via Oak Hall, by coaching the sport he loves. Hooey grew up in Litchfield, Mich., and started throwing around a football when he was little. He began playing competitively in

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Seniors Shine At Last Home Football Game

By Emily Youngblood Friday, Oct. 25 was an exciting night for the Oak Hall football players and cheerleaders, as it was Senior Night. The senior football players include Stephen Kaleel, Mason McElroy, Collin Ponton, and Zhai Smith. The seniors on the cheerleading squad include Mason Johnson, Elizabeth Olcese, and Veronika Schmalfuss.  The goal of Senior Night, “is to honor and

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Varsity Football Team Beating the Odds

By Aiden Wacksman On Friday, Sept. 13, the Oak Hall Eagles’ varsity football team handed the 9th-ranked St. Joseph’s Academy Flashes its first loss in 697 days with an exhilarating 28-14 win. This victory proved to be especially important, as the Gainesville Sun had the Eagles losing to the 2A powerhouse by nearly four touchdowns. Even when trailing 0-7 in the first

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