July 1, 2022 Local Stories in and Around St. Joseph, Illinois

Orcutt named Student Athlete of the Month

St. Joseph-Ogden senior Joel Orcutt isn’t just a standout basketball player.
He is also an artist.


“I enjoy doing art a lot,” he said. “I take pride in my work.”


Orcutt, who was named SJO’s male Student Athlete of the Month for January, had 18 points against Prairie Central on Jan. 25 and 12 points against Monticello on Tuesday night, and was nominated by SJO boys’ basketball coach Kiel Duval for the honor.


Duval said Orcutt has been the most consistent player for the Spartans for the past month.


“He’s getting better every day,” Duval said.


Orcutt was honored to be nominated.


“It feels good knowing that my hard work and performance is being noticed,” he said.


Orcutt said balancing athletics and academics is a tough concept, but one he thrives at.


“The most difficult part is keeping up with grades and still performing well,” Orcutt said. “And being an athlete almost year-round.”


Orcutt, who is going to attend St. Ambrose University to play football and plans on majoring in either biology or business, said he loves playing sports at SJO.


“The best part is the bonds that you create between you and your teammates,” he said. “Also, just playing the sports that I love at the school that I love is awesome.”

Banner
Related Posts

Donation could change the face of sports and activities at SJO

February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021

An anonymous donor has made St. Joseph-Ogden High School an offer they couldn’t refuse. And because of it, SJO athletic...

Cramer, Jacob come up clutch in SJO girls’ basketball’s win against Tuscola

December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019

The St. Joseph-Ogden High School girls’ basketball team has fared well under pressure so far this season. The Spartans’ latest...

Crowe named student athlete of the month

January 30, 2019

January 30, 2019

St. Joseph-Ogden Senior Peyton Crowe loves science. She loves science so much she plans on majoring in it at Parkland...

Dukeman, Martlage help SJO softball get back to winning streak

April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019

Challenging road games await the St. Joseph-Ogden High School softball team at the start of this week. But the Spartans...

Burnett, Jacobs carry SJO baseball past GCMS

April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

Road wins aren’t to be taken for granted. Especially dominating road victories like the one the St. Joseph-Ogden High School...

Walsh giving back: Former SJO quarterback now an assistant with the Spartans

November 2, 2019

November 2, 2019

Dalton Walsh has grown up around St. Joseph-Ogden High School football. Quite literally. “I remember being a kid and always...

SJO awaits guidance from IHSA

January 27, 2021

January 27, 2021

St. Joseph-Ogden High School is anticipating getting additional guidance from the IHSA today regarding the start of high school sports...

Panthers on the prowl for state title

May 18, 2019

May 18, 2019

St. Joseph Middle School Head Track and Field Coach Zachary Steele couldn’t be prouder of his team. “We had a...

SJO volleyball state preview: In the players’ own words

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

Before the St. Joseph-Ogden High School volleyball team plays Breese Mater Dei at noon on Friday in a Class 2A...

SJO falls to Charleston

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

—-CHARLESTON—- The St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans varsity football team traveled out of conference on Thursday night, and was defeated 56-14 by...

A field of art

October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

Call it art in progress. The fans at St. Joseph-Ogden High School always take note of the painted field, endzones,...

Spartan Boys Win Two Meets; Including Conference Title

October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021

By Dan Chamness No one can stand up to what the St. Joseph-Ogden Spartan boys cross country team has been...

Franzen, Knap have SJO girls’ cross-country team in solid position heading to state

November 6, 2021

November 6, 2021

Faring well at Detweiller Park in Peoria is a common sight for the St. Joseph-Ogden High School cross-country team. This...

21-22 IPC SOCCER ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

November 9, 2021

November 9, 2021

1 st Team:PLAYER NAME POSITION JERSEY # GRADEJacob Jongky (U) (BCC) Midfield #10 SophomoreDylan Ginalick (U) (MONT) Midfield #17 SeniorBiniam...

Pence, Smith lead Spartans as they prepare for postseason

February 7, 2022

February 7, 2022

The significance of the games will only increase as the days add up in February.And the St. Joseph-Ogden High School...

Comments
Leave a Reply