Monday: Football victorious and VMA results announced

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your weekend and begin your week:

Last Week: Oak Park football victorious

Oak Park’s football team defeated Beverly Hills Friday, Aug. 26, in a 54-0 win. Quarterback Vincenzo Granatelli set a new school record with six touchdown passes in a single game.

Cross-country had its annual pancake race Sunday, Aug. 27. Sylvia Cruz-Albrecht came in first for the girls,  Zach Sherin for the boys.

ComedySportz hosted workshops for students interested in trying out for the team.


This Week: Upcoming games

Girls’ tennis plays their first home game Aug. 29 against Malibu.

Girls’ golf plays in the Santa Ynez Tournament Monday, Aug. 29 and Royal Thursday, Sept. 1.

Girls’ volleyball plays their first home game Tuesday, Aug. 30 against St. Bonaventure.

Football has an away game at Desert High School in Edwards Air Force Base Friday, Sept. 2


Next Week: Homecoming tickets on sale

Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 6 for homecoming. Tickets are $40 without an ASB card and $25 with an ASB card.


Beyond Oak Park: VMA results announced

The results are out for MTV’s 2016 Video Music Awards, held in Manhattan Aug. 28. Beyonce performed several hits from her album “Lemonade” and earned eight awards overall. Among the winners were Twenty-One Pilots, Coldplay and Fifth Harmony. Read more from CNN.


More beyond Oak Park:

  • Hillary Clinton’s aide, Huma Abedin, announced her decision to divorce ex-congressman Anthony Weiner after the New York Post published evidence of his infidelity Aug. 28. The incriminating report brought to light the many “sexts” that Weiner sent to another woman while Abedin was away campaigning for Clinton. “Huma is making a very wise decision … she will be far better off without [Weiner],” Donald Trump said in response to the announcement. Read more from NBC News.
  • Actor Gene Wilder, 83, passed away from Alzheimer’s-related complications Aug. 28. He was known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,” Dr. Frankenstein in “Young Frankenstein” and Leopold Bloom in “The Producers.” Read more from the Washington Post.
  • The 2016 United States Open began its 136th edition at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Aug. 29. First-round matchups include Novak Djokovic vs. Jerzy Janowicz and Mónica Puig vs. Zheng Saisai. Read more from the New York Times.