Congratulations to our 2019 Pioneer LW Cheer team for winning 1st Place at the IRCA State Championship! Our Varsity, Junior Varsity, and SLW Cheerleaders all took home 2nd place! Congrats to the girls and their outstanding coaches for their hardwork and dedication!
It’s time to register for one of Orland Park’s oldest youth sports organizations--the Orland Park Pioneers! Girls who will be in Fourth through Eighth grade at the start of the 2019 school year are invited to sign up and Join our Organization. The award-winning Orland Park Pioneers Cheer Program teaches the importance of working together as a team in a spirited, fun-filled, family-oriented environment. Participants learn self-confidence, coordination and have a great time with their peers! Pioneers Spring Cheerleaders will practice, build upon their skills, and compete during the season. The Orland Park Pioneers will be a part of IRCA competitions. For spring competition season, we will be competing in 2-3 competitions. Please check out the website for detailed information regarding our cheer program: www.oppioneers.com and click on the “Cheer Info” tab.
Spring Competition Season Fees for Cheerleaders in 4th through 8th Grade (Kindergarten-3rd Grade will not be eligible for spring season):
Current (Fall 2019) Pioneers Cheerleader:
$225/ Village of Orland Park Residents AND Current Pioneers Cheerleaders
$300/ Non-Residents of Orland Park AND Current Pioneers Cheerleaders
NOT a Current Pioneers Cheerleader:
$325/ Village of Orland Park Residents NOT currently a part of the Pioneers Organization
$400/ Non-Residents of Orland Park AND NOT currently a part of the Pioneers Organization
*If you are not a current Pioneers cheerleader and choose to stay with the program for the Fall 2020 season, then you will receive a $100 credit towards your fall registration.
ALL REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS MUST BE DONE ONLINE
Girls will receive a competition hair bow, practice t-shirt, and competition gifts which they keep at the end of the season. For non-current cheerleaders, they are responsible for purchasing the required competition uniform ($135), and white cheer shoes.
No refunds will be given
(If your child decides not to participate in this program, any fees paid will be considered a donation to the OPP)
Congratulations to current Yale Linebacker and former Marist Redhawk and Orland Park Pioneer Micah Awodiran for his outstanding performance in their 59-35 victory over Brown! Micah had 10 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss and 1.5 sacks in the game!
We wish Micah the best of luck as he finishes out his junior season!
Former Pioneer and Legendary QB Hayden Mikesell was recently named Player of the Game by WCIU for his efforts in defeating the highly ranked perennial powerhouse Loyola Ramblers 14-6 this Saturday in Wilmette. The must win on the road game in week 9 clinched an 8A playoff birth for the Marist RedHawks. We wish Hayden the best of luck throughout the playoffs!!
Congratulations to head coaches Todd Shelton and Chris Stefanos and the Pioneer Lightweight team on beating the New Lenox Jr. Warriors to become the 2019 Wednesday Night Football League Champions!!! Final score 13-0! The LW Pioneers finished the season 9-1! Go Pioneers!!
Thank you to our 2018 Pioneer Families on a great year end banquet as well as we say farewell to our President John Stefanos and Athletic Director Mark Mikesell. Thank you for so many years of leadership, volunteering and guiding our program to achive our goals in football and cheerleading. Pioneer Alumni returned for this special event to say farewell. It was great to have them all there.
03 Dec, 2018
A Best Friend Partnership On and Off the Field
By Pat Z. McGavin
Only connect, the writer E.M. Forster famously asserted. Those connections take different forms and shapes, at once random and peculiar and yet somehow always of a piece. About three hundred miles separate the hometowns of John Stefanos and Mark Mikesell. Their lives and careers became entwined through a curious blend of fate, circumstance and chance. Together the two have achieved considerable achievement and recognition...Read More
Jadon Thompson former Pioneer and Marist sophomore starting on Varsity for the undefeated RedHawks has been selected to the 2018 National Combine by the US Army All-American Bowl selection committee! Congratulations!
Former Chicago Bear and current University of Illinois head coach Lovie Smith and his staff stop by to visit former Orland Park Pioneer and current Marist Redhawk linebacker Micah Awodiran. Also pictured are Micah's parents and Marist head football Coach Pat Dunne. Micah has recently received his 28th Division 1 scholarship offer
We would like to congratulate former Orland Park Pioneer and current starting right tackle of the AFC Champion Denver Broncos #79 Michael Schofield on his trip to Super Bowl 50. We wish Michael the best of luck as he prepares for the big game. Michael graduated from Sandburg High School and played for the Michigan Wolverines before being drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.