Friday: sports ongoing and New Jersey train crash

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

This week: girls’ volleyball, golf and cross country

Girls’ varsity volleyball beat Moorpark 3-0 Thursday, Sept. 29.

Girls’ golf won against Moorpark 236-248 Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Cross country had its first league meet at Corriganville in Simi Thursday, Sept. 29.

The September edition of the Talon was published today, Friday, Sept. 30.

Next week: football, cross country and others

Football will play an away game against Nordhoff Friday, Oct. 7. Junior varsity will play at 4 p.m. and varsity will play at 7 p.m.

Girls’ tennis will play an away game against Camarillo at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. They will play a home game against Simi at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

Girls’ volleyball will play a home game against Simi Tuesday, Oct. 4. They will play another home game against Royal Thursday, Oct. 6. For both games, frosh/soph will play at 4 p.m., junior varsity at 5 p.m. and varsity at 6 p.m.

Cross country will compete in the Clovis Invitational Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8.

Girls’ golf will play an away game against Camarillo at the Spanish Hills course. The game will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. They will play against Simi at the Simi Hills course at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

Beyond Oak Park: New Jersey train crashes into station

A commuter train crashed through a track stop and into the Hoboken terminal at high speed in New Jersey Thursday, Sept. 29. One died on the platform after being struck by debris from the crash, and people were injured. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the train had entered the station too quickly, for reasons unknown. Read more from Reuters.

More beyond Oak Park:

  • A measure that would allow victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia was vetoed by President Obama, but ultimately passed due to overwhelming support from Congress earlier this week. However, Republican congressional leaders announced that they may need to revisit the measure Thursday, Sept. 29. They claimed that it may expose U.S. officials to lawsuits abroad. Read more from the Washington Post.
  • Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, 93, died Wednesday, Sept. 28. Many world leaders, including President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, are gathering in Israel for his funeral procession in Jerusalem. Read more from BBC News.