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Oscoda Career Expo November 6th @ OHS Commons Click here for details
The Oscoda Schools Bands will hold their first concert of the year on Wednesday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in the OHS Gymnasium
This will be the premier performance of the Richardson Elementary School Sixth Grade Band. These students have been playing their instruments for seven weeks and will be showcased as a full band as well as in small ensembles, and by several soloists.
The OHS Seventh Grade Band and The OHS Eighth Grade Band will perform four selections each of varied genres and difficulty. These fine young ensembles are progressing rapidly in their second and third years of playing band instruments.
The evening will conclude with the OHS Marching Band's final presentation of their 2014 Funk Show featuring "Funkytown", "Word Up", "Brick House" and "Play that Funky Music". Additionally, the senior members of the band will be recognized for their years of dedication to the band.
The concert is free and open to the public. Non-perishable food will be collected at the concert, as a public service from the band. Please consider bringing a donation of canned or otherwise packaged food to donate to the concert.
Karen R. Lopez, MA of Music Education
Band and Choir Director
This Week's Review in Sports
Check out the New Oscoda Athletic Weekly (OAW) You will be able to find the links to this weekly update on our Athletics page.
The Oscoda Owls swimmers sent off seniors Ana Richards and Morgan Stewart in grand style as they ran their winning streak to four by defeating Saginaw Nouvel by a score of 110-72. Leland, Eller, Rush and Gream combined with Johnson, Tinsley, Brewer and Stewart to finish 2-3. Jessica Mioduch, Amber Brewer and Courtney Helinski took 1-4-5 in the 200 free while Sam Rush, Sanana Eller and McCaylah Tinsley swam to a 1-3-4 finish in the IM. Allison Gream, Casey McGuire and Savana Eller took 1-3-4 in the 50 free. Ana Richards, Mary St. John and Jules Roach dove to a 2-3-4 finish. In the Fly, Sam Rush, Liz Johnson and Amber Brewer took 2-4-5. Allison Gream, Desirae Leland and Morgan Stewart took 1-3-4 in the 100 free. Jessica Mioduch, Casey McGuire and Emily Dennett took 1-2-4 in the 500 free. In the 200 free relay, McGuire, Richards, Eller and Mioduch took 2nd while Stewart, Rich, Roach and Johnson took 3rd. Liz Johnson, Morgan Stewart and Emily Dennett took 2-4-5 in the 100 back. Desirae Leland, Ana Richards and McCaylah Tinsley finished 1-3-4 in the breaststroke. Rush, Mioduch, Leland and Gream won the 400 free relay while McGuire, Tinsley, St. John and Richards took 3rd to cap off the win. "Our team has really started coming together at the right time. We travel to SVSU November 7th and 8th and we should stack up pretty well against the other Independent Swim Conference members" said coach Rush. The Owls travel to Gaylord Thursday for their final regular season meet to participate in a tri-meet between Oscoda, Gaylord and Ogemaw.
Saturday we attended the Leroy Maxie Memorial Invite in Fairview.
For the Boys, Jack Montgomery finished 9th in 17:49. Tyler Tudor was 20th in 18:33. Jonas Berenkowski finished 34th in 20:55. Tristan Cooper came in 49th place with a time of 30:46.
For the girls, Gabrielle Harger took 1st place with a time of 21:18. Paige Huebel was 29th in 27:01, and Bailey Vanvleet was 36th in 28:11.
On Tuesday we attended the Hale Invitational, where runners battled the rain and mud in addition to each other. For the Boys, Jack Montgomery took 2nd place with a time of 18:02. Tyler Tudor was 16th in 20:52. Taylor Huitema was 21st in 23:33. Scott Rudolph came in 26th in 30:27, and Tristan Cooper finished out the field at 27th in 33:27. Out of Six teams the boys finished fourth.
For the Girls, Gabrielle Harger took 3rd with a time of 21:57. Bailey Vanvleet finished 11th in 28:30, and Paige Huebel was 12th in 29:09. Out of six teams the girls finished 2nd.
The runners will compete at Regionals on Saturday, October 25th, at Delta College. The top 15 finishers will advance to the State Final.
Oscoda Owls Football
I'll give you the pertinent info. 1st quarter opening kickoff we recovered our onside and drove down the field and eventually turned it over on downs. They scored on that possession with 8:06 to go in the first quarter. We fumbled on our first carry and we stopped them.
END 1st quarter. 6-0
We stopped them on 2 possessions in the second and scored with 4:04 remaining in the half (2 pt no good) They drove down and scored with about 2 minutes to go in the half.
3rd quarter they scored making it 18-6.
END 3rd 18-6
The rest of the scoring occurred in the 4th.
We had 256 yards rushing on 48 carries for the game.
Thomas Klein had 71 and a TD
David Alexander had 76
Jacob Malak led us with 89
David Alexander had 14 tackles
Josh Ward had 9 tackles, 1 sack, and a pass broken up
Doesn't sound like the night went the way you wanted, in your eyes what happened?
We moved the ball very well, but we didn't convert on critical downs. The weather was incredibly miserable and we only had one fumble, but it was at the worst possible time. Overall, our defense played well, but when we don't convert on offense it's hard to ask our defense to keep stopping them without answering. We had a number of key players who didn't play this week and that hurt us quite a bit, as well.
What made R-C a tough matchup for you guys?
I give Rogers City a great deal of credit for capitalizing on our mistakes. They made the most of their situation and executed at the right times. I felt like we matched up pretty well, but we didn't execute when it mattered.
What positives do you take away on the night?
Our kids played hard to the end and we stayed positive all night. We had a number of very good drives where we did all of the right things, but didn't overcome the obstacles we needed to overcome in order to put the ball in the endzone. In addition, our defense looked good even though the score may dictate otherwise. They scored about 3 times in the 4th making the score seem much more than it really was.
You host AuGres this week. What can you tell us about them and how nice would it be to end the season with a win?
Augres has switched from the T to the spread this year and they have progressively gotten better each week with their new look. This is Coach Zeien's first year in charge down there and he's done a great job of putting together a good squad. He's a fantastic coach and I know he'll have his kids ready to play. They have a tremendous amount of incentive as a win on Friday will put them in the playoffs. It's our senior night and I'd love nothing more than to get our guys a win. I'm very confident in our ability to matchup with AuGres and I feel like we have the personnel to come away with a vicory.
The Oscoda Owls Soccer
10-9-14 The Oscoda Owls soccer team finished off their season with two big victories. After a shutout victory over Fairview last night, the Owls returned home tonight and blanked Pinconning, 6-0. The Owls finish their regular season 8-12. Monday night they host Houghton Lake at 5:00pm to open District playoffs.
Oscoda opened the scoring just 45 seconds in when Eddie Silva found a streaking Wyatt Livvix who scored. The two hooked up again a few minutes later for Oscoda's second goal. Brandon Bissonette finished off the first half scoring with a blast from midfield. Dennis Fay took over goalkeeping duties from Brad Curley. Curley responded by scoring the first two goals of the second half. Livvix finished off Oscoda's scoring, again assisted by Silva. Livvix, Austin Poland and Henry Post all were credited with lone assists.
Oscoda outshot the Spartans, 30-7. Curley and Fay shared the shutout in goal. Curley made 4 saves and Fay made 3.
10-13-14 Oscoda hosted Houghton Lake tonight in an opening round match of District playoff action. The Owls were coming off two solid performances last week with victories over Fairview and Pinconning. The Owls controlled much of the first half action and held the Bobcats to just one shot on goal. Oscoda found the net in the 25th minute when Eddie Silva connected with Wyatt Livvix giving the Owls the lead at halftime, 1-0. Oscoda exploded in the second half when Henry Post fired a rocket into the net just two minutes in. A little over two minutes after that, Eddie Silva scored. That was his first of three straight that netted him a "natural hat-trick" and gave the Owls a huge lead. Silva's second goal came in the 58th minute and the third in the 81st. Dennis Fay floated a shot over the goalkeeper and into the netting in the 87th minute to seal the victory. Jacob Pike, Kyle Charters, Livvix, Damien Effrick and Austin Poland all earned assists. Oscoda outshot Houghton Lake, 18-7.
Oscoda's goalkeeper, Brad Curley, made 5 saves to earn the shutout. Daniel Eudy and Brandyn Riddle each made non-keeper saves to keep the sheet clean. Brandon Bissonette made 4 steals for the defense. Poland and Jake King also posted strong defensive numbers.
The Owls will host Tawas on Wednesday night at 5:00 pm for the District Semi-Finals.
To Check our soccer news please visit our websites at:
Lady Owls: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oscoda-Lady-Owls-Soccer/291761320883004
Men's team: https://www.facebook.com/OscodaOwlsVarsitySoccer
High School/Middle School Mentors Needed
Oscoda Schools would like to expand this program at the high school/ middle school grade levels. The program is already at the elementary school and mentors are also welcome there.
- Who: Adults who care and want to make a difference in the lives of youth.
- What: 45 Minutes spent during the school day with a student who needs someone else to care about them.
- When:Year round one time per week
- Where:Oscoda High School & Middle School
Mentors are matched with one student and meet with them one time per week during the school day - every week. Mentors help the student be more successful in school. If you know of a adult who would like to mentor a student please email Linda Stemen, Parent Outreach Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 739-4472. We all know someone who has time to share please encourage them to mentor.
Oscoda Education Opportunity Foundation
This foundation has been doing many wonderful things with our school district and its students. This foundation was formed in 1992 by a group of volunteers who wanted to maximize every existing educational oppourtunity for Oscoda Area School students and staff as well as create some new ones. Click here to check out their website to see what opporunities are available. You can also email questions to email@example.com.
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Meet the Board Members and find out whats happening at our schools!
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OHS Students are working hard to make your season bright, with no shortage of Owl Athletics at MHSAA! MHSAA State Championships - Streamed Live to you computer @ www.MHSAA.tv!
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We are pleased to announce a change in how you and your community can access Oscoda's MHSAA home. Vanity or customized URLs (the technical acronym for hyperlinks) are now in place for all high schools and junior high/middle schools. For example, if you are looking for information on Oscoda, the sample links (URLs) below are in place:
To reach Oscoda's MHSAA home:
To reach Oscoda's Varsity Football:
To reach Oscoda's Varsity Girls Basketball:
NOTE: The links above are examples for high schools where varsity is referenced. Visit your junior high/middle school home page and navigate to the different sports to view how this feature uses different levels in the URL. The varsity level for junior high/middle schools will be removed prior to the 2013-14 season for all non-high schools.