If you'd like to get e-mail updates with all the latest news you can sign up here!Sign me up for E-mail Updates!
High School Football
“What does it take to get rings?” Coach Hennesy asked his players. “The little things,” they shouted. Locust Grove opened up spring practice on Monday fine tuning and getting prepared for the upcoming 2014 season. The Pirates have one thing and one thing on their mind as spring drills have arrived. Do the little things, to be able to wear rings.
The Pirates had an unbelievable 2013 campaign. It saw them go 12-1 and make it to the 3A quarterfinals. The season came to a close in a 41-12 loss to Plainview, yet the Pirates had one of the most successful seasons in school history.
Before Matt Hennesy took over in 2012, Locust Grove struggled, year after year. They were 8-42 in the five seasons before Hennesy became head coach. The Pirates went 5-5 in the first year under Hennesy. They returned to the playoffs and went unbeaten in the regular season last year. The scary part is that they’re almost all back. “Last year I was joking with somebody about our youth,” Hennesey said. “I told them I was afraid I’d burn too many timeouts early from having to change diapers.”
High School The Pirate
Student Council members helped host the OBI blood drive on Thursday, February 13, in the high school gym. There were 73 people signed up for the blood drive, and a total of 58 pints was collected. The average goal for the spring blood drive is 70 donors. However, between athletics, flu, stomach viruses and low iron counts, the goal was not met, according to sponsor Jennifer Villalobos.
Freshman student council member Makayla Fleming helped volunteer at the blood drive. “I’ve heard how many people have needed blood, and how it has saved their life. It just makes me excited about donating in the future,” Fleming said.
According to redcrossblood.org, the amount of blood donations collected in the U.S. for a year is approximately 15.7 million, and every two seconds, someone in the U.S. will need blood. In the U.S. population, approximately 38% are eligible to donate, but less than 10% actually donate within a year.
Student council puts on two blood drives during the school year. Senior Whitney Brown donated blood for the third time at the spring blood drive.
“It feels good knowing I can save lives by donating blood. I also enjoy talking to the nurses about their jobs,” Brown said.
Senior Ashley Williams donated on Thursday and said that she plans to donate any chance that she gets.
“I decided to give blood because I know I am able to help people, and it makes me feel really good about myself after I do,” Williams said.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute Blood drive will return to LGHS in the fall.
LGPS employees who needs to watch the GHS OSHA training video can view it by clicking on the button below.
High school students can download digital versions of their Biology, Geography, and Zoology books below.