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Eagles’ February sports recap

Game results for the month and the hopes for the season ahead

As winter sports finish their runs in the playoffs, spring sports spring into action. 

Boys Tennis 

The boys are undefeated, going 4-0, winning against Viewpoint 17-1, Agoura 16-2, Newbury Park 11-7 and Brentwood 10-8. The team starts the season strong with a strong lineup in both singles and doubles.

“The season is still young, but we’ve had a lot of fun so far,” sophomore Angus Rein said. “My favorite moment so far was celebrating our win and team member Adam Stern’s birthday on the bus ride home from Newbury Park.”

They are confident in their abilities and are hopeful to go undefeated in league again. 

“Even though we lost a lot of seniors last year, I think that we are just as strong, if not stronger,” Rein said. “The combination of new members and the addition of some members of last year’s JV team being brought up to varsity has resulted in a strong roster.”

Come support boys tennis at their next home game against Oak Christian on Mar. 6. 

Boys Golf

Swinging the season with a record of 1-1, the boys took home a close win against Royal 429-430 and a loss against Oaks Christian 426-389. The team has formed close bonds with each other over the course of practice and matches. 

“My favorite moment so far was when Donn was making jokes about our swings,” freshman Tristian Cass said. “I’m looking forward to getting closer with my teammates, and playing better golf.” 

The golfers are ready for matches to come. Come support the team at the Los Robles course against Camarillo on Mar. 7. 

Boys Volleyball

The boys varsity team kicks off the season with 4 non-league games finishing with a record of 2-2, winning against Thousand Oaks and Westlake. Although the season just started, the team knows it can only get better from here. 

“The season is going great so far, we are equal if not better than last year, as proven by our victory against TO,” senior Chase Brewer said.

OPHS students, parents and faculty can support the team at their next home game against Notre Dame on Mar. 8. 

Track 

OPHS track meets begin next month, February was filled with preparation and work from each individual athlete. This month, the distance runners participated in the Westlake Distance Carnival on Feb. 17. 

“I’m really excited going forward into the season because I get a lot of chances to PR and to prove myself that I’m getting better,” junior Katarina Modrezejewski said. “Everyday I’m getting 1% better.”

Although track is perceived as an individual sport, the support as a team is undeniable. 

“My favorite moment so far is hanging out with the girls while we stretch out after a tough workout,” Modrezejewski said. “I’m looking forward to the big meets and cheering on my teammates.” 

Come support and cheer on the athletes at their first home meet against Camarillo on Mar. 6.                  

Girls Lacrosse

Starting the season strong with an undefeated record of 4-0, the girls lacrosse team defeated West Ranch 15-8, Chaminade 14-8, Dos Pueblos 18-1 and Calabasas 20-3. 

“I think this season is going great so far undefeated and everyone is working well together,” junior Elle Hazelton said. “Our team is doing a great job communicating and showing the new players how to play.”

The encouragement and support from the old players to the new is one of the strongest aspects of the team. 

“My favorite moment was seeing the people who started this year score their first goal,” Hazelton said. “I look forward to great games and I hope that our bond as a team strengthens even more.”

OPHS students, parents and faculty can come support the girls at their next home game against Simi Valley on Mar. 5. 

Boys Lacrosse 

Although the boys haven’t been successful in their games, they continue to move forward from the loss with their heads held high. The boys unfortunately lost to Village Christian, Redondo Union, Newbury Park and Dos Pueblos. 

“I feel that our team has a lot of potential and although our first few games were losses, we will do well moving forward,” junior Colton Winsick said “Something I’m looking forward to is watching our JV guys play more.” 

Come support the boys at their next home game against Oaks Christian on Mar. 8. 

Softball

Finishing the month of February with a record of 2-2, the girls dominated Santa Paula 11-1 and Taft 11-0, but lost to Oxnard 3-5 and Thousand Oaks 3-4. 

“I think things are looking up, we needed the first few games to shake the rust off and start working together as a team but I really think we are going to do well this season,” senior Savannah Mitchell said. 

The team has had some impressive plays starting and are optimistic about their abilities to play a competitive season. 

“My favorite moment so far would probably be me and my girl Cam McGugan hitting back to back home runs,” Mitchell said. “I’m saying it now, we are going to pull off a win against Moorpark. The haters cna say otherwise but I think we can.”

Come support the team at their next home game against Simi Valley on Mar. 7. 

Baseball

The boys start this season with a brand new coaching staff that all the players have all really liked. Even though they lost the first two game against St. Bonaventure and Windward, the boys quickly bounced back with two wins against Malibu. 

“Baseball season has been really great so far other than the rain that has cancelled a lot of our games,” senior Blake Wiltfang said. “I’m super excited to see how we progress throughout the year.” 

OPHS students, parents and faculty can come support the boys at their next home game against Royal on Mar. 6. 

Girls Beach Volleyball

The varsity girls beach volleyball team start the season off with a 2-2 record. Each pair on this team has strong chemistry and there are improvements and growth in each pair as the season progresses. 

“Playing with other girls that are so passionate and competitive makes me appreciate the game so much more,” junior Natalia Galstian said. “I think my favorite moment from this season was from our last tournament where we swept Camarillo. Our hard work from each practice really translate into tournaments, which is always so rewarding to see.” 

Although the team lost to Royal, they are looking forward to the rematch. 

“Royal has some strong, competitive pairs so it’s always a great time when we play them,” Galstian said. “One of our goals as a program is to play our best game against Royal, and win.”

Come support the girls at their next tournament against Moorpark and Royal at Zuma beach on March 16 .. 

 

Stunt

Even though competition hasn’t officially started, the stunt team put in work at every single practice. The team has made a lot of progress since their first practice. 

“I feel hopeful for a new era of the team,” junior Molly Fingerman said. “With only four returners, we are truly building up the team and have done a incredible job thus far.” 

The athletes looks forward to improve and strengthen their chemistry as a team. 

“My favorite moment this season was our first time hitting a routine all together,” Fingerman said. “I think one thing that makes our team special is the bond. We are supportive of each other and never fail to bring each other up.”

OPHS students, parents and faculty can come support the stunt team at their first competition against Camarillo at Simi Valley High School on Mar. 12. 

Swim

The swim team participated in their first meet of the season against Thousand Oaks and Moorpark. The team takes home their first victory of the season with boys varsity dominating with 106-58-5. 

“So far I think the season is going really well,, we just got some new swimmers and we all really like each other,” sophomore Trey Williams said. “Everyone’s friendly and we all get along well.”

The swimmers work hard on improving their strokes and getting faster and better. 

“Although it is only a few months into the season, my favorite moment so far has been the belly flop contest we had after one of our practices,” Williams said. “Further in the season, I am looking forward to improving my speed and endurance, as well as hopefully qualifying for CIF.”

Come support the athletes at their next meet at Camarillo on Mar. 14.

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