The high school wrestling meet at Council Grove, scheduled for 2:00pm on Friday, has been cancelled. A statement was made from the Council Grove Athletics Director to each of the participating schools just moments ago: "I appreciate everyone getting information to me yesterday but our district made the tough decision this morning to cancel our wrestling tournament tomorrow. We are doing this out of an abundance of caution due to several quarantines in our school."
The junior high Oregon Trail League basketball tournament is just around the corner and, just like the high school's TVL tournament, Onaga will be the host school. And, just like the high school tournament, KSHSAA's restrictions on the number of teams allowed at a facility at one time will force the girls side of the tournament to be held at a separate site (Centralia). The Onaga Student Council is selling t-shirts for the OTL basketball tournament this year and have preorders set up for purchase. Below is the link to the online store. All orders and payments will go through the store's website. Shirts will be handed out on Saturday, January 30th at the tournament sites. Orders are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, January 25th. NO late orders will be accepted. https://otlbasketballtourney2021.itemorder.com/sale
The high school girls basketball team is back in action tonight as TVL tournament play continues with consolation play. The girls will be taking on Troy at 7:30pm in Frankfort. All of the action can be found on the NFHS Network, and the girls roster can be found on the district website, usd322.org. Good luck tonight girls and GO BUFFALOES!!!
The TVL basketball tournament gets rolling again tonight as we move into the quarterfinal round of play. Onaga's boys team will be taking on Centralia for a chance to advance to the semifinals later this week. The game tips off at 6:00pm and will be played in Onaga's south gym. All of the boys games in the tournament are being held in Onaga with the north gym games being livestreamed on the NFHS Network and the south gym games being livestreamed on the school's Facebook page. All of the girls games in the tournament are being held in Frankfort with a similar setup. Links to all of those livestreams are below. Good luck to the Onaga boys tonight and GO BUFFALOES!!! ONAGA North Gym - https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/onaga-high-school-onaga-ks South Gym - https://www.facebook.com/usd322onaga/?ref=page_internal FRANKFORT South Gym - https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/frankfort-high-school-frankfort-ks North Gym - https://www.facebook.com/Frankfort-Schools-821639494546054?scrlybrkr=96e0a66b
During 6th hour, Mr. Koch and Mr. Kufahl took the junior class to the Onaga Historical Society for a special presentation. The EOD team was there from Ft. Riley to bring back a practice bomb from the World War II era. The bomb was originally found decades ago on Don Rezac's land, which was the location of one of three bombing practice ranges in Kansas that was used by the U.S. Military during WWII. The EOD team has been working for several years to get it back to the Historical Society and it finally found its way back today where it will remain on permanent loan. Both WIBW and KSNT were there today to document the ceremony so check out the evening news to hear more about the story!
The junior high boys basketball team will be in action this afternoon when it welcomes Frankfort to town. This is a makeup game from early in the season that was postponed to last Friday due to Covid, and then was postponed again because of weather. There will only be one game played, the A-team boys, and it tips off at 3:00pm in Onaga. The time and location change are due to both schools having TVL tournament games in their gyms tonight. Because of this, the gym will be cleared at the conclusion of the junior high game to get it ready for the TVL games that start at 6:00 pm. And although the two-parent rule from KSHSAA is still in effect, you will be able to watch the game on the NFHS Network at the link below. Good luck to our junior high boys and GO BUFFALOES! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/onaga-high-school-onaga-ks/gam873e5fbde4
Last Friday morning Onaga held its Spelling Bee. Although this is an annual event, this year was a little different thanks to Covid. All students were given the same list of 25 words, which is different than the usual format. The words were also said aloud on the Scripps Online Testing Platform in the commons area instead of the usual setup in the auditorium. It gave the origin of the word, part of speech, and used the word in a sentence. When it was all said and done, Lillie Weiser was the Spelling Bee Champion and Emily Wrosch earned Runner-Up. They will both participate in the Pottawatomie County Spelling Bee in St. Mary's on Saturday, January 23rd. Congratulations Lillie and Emily and good luck on Saturday!
The junior high boys basketball game that was postponed on Friday will be played Monday, January 18th. It will be at 3:00pm and will be played in Onaga, and will be an A-team game only. Also, as a reminder, open gym for the junior high boys team is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm tonight (Sunday) as usual. Good luck tomorrow and GO BUFFALOES!
The TVL tournament continues through this next week and both the boys and girls teams will play multiple times during that span. You can check out the updated brackets at the links below. The boys are next in action on Monday when they play Centralia in the quarterfinal round of the tournament. That games tips off at 6:00pm and will be played in Onaga in the south gym. You can watch that game on the USD 322 Facebook page. The girls will play Tuesday when they take on Troy in the consolation side of the bracket. That game will be in Frankfort and tips off at 7:30pm. You can watch that game on the NFHS Network. Good luck to both teams throughout the tournament! Boys Bracket https://5il.co/oobq Girls Bracket https://5il.co/oobp
Congratulations to the boys basketball team on their win over Axtell today in the first round of the Twin Valley League tournament! A win is always significant, no matter what's at stake, but today's win was not only significant because it advanced the boys into the quarterfinals of the league tournament. It was also significant because with the win, head coach Luke Baxter passed Orville Dodson in career wins, making him the all-time winningest coach in the history of Onaga High School's longest-running sport of boys basketball. Congratulation Coach Baxter on reaching this milestone in your career! And thank you for all that you have done for Onaga basketball, as well as all of the young lives you've touched in a positive way along the way!
Saturday morning the Onaga High School wrestling team will head on the road to Marysville for the JayHusker tournament. Onaga will be competing against the host school, as well as Augusta, Beloit, Beatrice (NE), Clay Center, Horton, Nemaha Central, Phillipsburg, Riley County, Sabetha, Salina Central, Shawnee Heights, Wabaunsee, and Wamego. Action begins at 10:00am and will be held in two gyms. No fans will be allowed at the tournament, but the event will be livestreamed at the link below. Realtime updates throughout the tournament can be found at the Track Wrestling website as well. Good luck to all of our wrestlers and GO BUFFALOES! https://t.co/33RBRxpdUd?amp=1
The junior high boys basketball game against Frankfort this evening has been postponed to a later date TBA. Thank you.
USD 322 DOES have school on Monday, January 18. Thank you.
The high school basketball teams hit the road tonight for their final tune-ups before the Twin Valley League tournament begins on Saturday. The Buffaloes visit Axtell tonight and will begin playing at 6:00pm with the varsity girls in the new gym and two quarters of JV boys in the old gym. Following the conclusion of both those games, the varsity boys will play in the new gym and the JV girls will play two quarters in the old gym. The JV games will not be livestreamed but the varsity games will be on the NFHS Network. You can find that stream at the link below. Good luck to both our teams and GO BUFFALOES!
The high school wrestling team will be hosting its jamboree this afternoon/evening as it welcomes Chase County, Holton, Jeff West, Manhattan, Mission Valley, and Pleasant-Ridge to town. Wrestling begins at 3:00pm and will be streamed on the NFHS Network. Good luck to all of our wrestlers and GO BUFFALOES! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/onaga-high-school-onaga-ks/gam5c4f45cf8f
The junior high basketball teams are back in action tonight as they head on the road to Centralia to take on the Panthers. B-team action will take place in the north gym with the boys kicking things off at 6:00pm, followed by the girls. Because of the small size of the gym and seating arrangements, only Centralia parents will be allowed in the north gym. However, both games will be streamed on Centralia's Facebook page which can be found in the link below. Both A-team games will take place in the south gym with the girls starting at 6:00pm and the boys following. Two adults per athlete will be allowed in that gym, and both games can be livestreamed at the NFHS Network. Rosters for both Onaga teams can be found at the District website, usd322.org. Good luck to both our teams and GO BUFFALOES! North Gym (B-team) https://www.facebook.com/panthers.centraliaks South Gym (A-team) https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/centralia-high-school-centralia-ks/gamf2ddac1abc
The 2021 Twin Valley League tournament begins this Saturday, January 16th. Due to KSHSAA's restrictions on number of teams allowed at a sporting event, the tournament will be held at two different sites this year. Frankfort High School will host all of the girls games and Onaga will host all of the boys games. T-shirts will be available at both sites with the attached front and back design. The shirts will be dark grey in color. Shirts can be purchased for $15 on site throughout the tournament while supplies last, but if you would like to pre-order your shirt(s) this will not only guarantee the size you want is available, but also will save you a few dollars as the cost will be $12 if pre-ordered. To pre-order, please send money with your child to school by Thursday, January 14th with the size(s) desired and the money for the number of shirts you would like. This can be given to Mrs. Suther at school.
Tonight the High School basketball teams are back in action after not playing for nearly a month. The teams are back at the friendly confines of Onaga High School this evening as they host Troy. All games will be played in the north gym with action getting underway at 4:45pm. The JV girls will kick things off with two quarters, followed by two quarters of JV boys action. The varsity girls will follow, and the varsity boys will wrap up the night. All of tonight's action can be seen on the NFHS Network at the link below, and rosters for both teams can be found at the district website, usd322.org. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/onaga-high-school-onaga-ks
One of the most difficult locally elected offices throughout our great nation is that of school board members. They continually have to weigh what is best for the district against all influences and individual wants, as well as make critical decisions that will affect hundreds of children's lives on a yearly, if not monthly, basis. Being a school board member is an unpaid position that requires quite a bit of time, patience, self education, understanding, study, and thoughtful deliberation. This is school board member appreciation week and there's little payment that is as appreciated as much as a simple thank you. Please thank a USD 322 school board member some time this week for their service. The current members are Jeff Koelzer, Jessica Venneberg, Mark Kopp, Dustin Utley, Tracy Meyerkorth, Sarah McKinsey and Tasha Lara.
Tonight the junior high basketball teams are back in action after an especially long Christmas break hiatus. The teams will host Troy tonight beginning at 6:00, with girls varsity action in the north gym and boys B-team action in the south gym. At the conclusion of those games, the varsity boys will get underway in the north gym and the B-team girls will be in the south gym. For the first time this season, both gyms will be livestreamed. Please keep in mind, this is a trial run to prepare for Onaga hosting the Twin Valley League tournament followed by the Oregon Trail League tournament. There may be some hiccups throughout the evening as we learn the ropes of this secondary streaming option, so please bear with us as we work through any kinks. Both varsity games will be in the north gym and will be livestreamed, per usual, on the NFHS Network at the link below..... https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/onaga-high-school-onaga-ks/gam8bfc467b49 Both B-team game will be in the south gym and will be aired through USD 322's Facebook page at the link below..... https://www.facebook.com/usd322onaga Rosters for Onaga can be found at the district website, usd322.org. Good luck to both teams tonight and GO BUFFALOES!!!