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First football game ends in resounding victory

First football game ends in resounding victory

Adam Helfstein, Eric Yeung, and Alex Gaspar August 24, 2021

Things looked bleak for the Eagles in their first football game on the new turf field against Buena High School, as they trailed behind by 15 points with only five minutes remaining. Some life was injected...

La Torra waves at the camera during one of her games (Photo via Brooke La Torra and Jim Dryden)

La Torra’s journey to collegiate athletics

Adam Helfstein, Eric Yeung, and Alex Gaspar May 24, 2021

Bridgewater State girl’s lacrosse commit Brooke La Torra has had an affinity for the sport ever since she was in fifth grade.  “We had coaches from the Oak Park Youth Lacrosse club come out to my...

OPHS athletes sign papers celebrating their college acceptances. Senior players participated in this event on Signing Day, held April 26th.

OPHS athletes commit to college

Shoshana Medved, Graduated Ombudsman May 24, 2021

Flourishing pink and green pens, five Oak Park High School athletes signed pieces of paper in honor of their college commitments. The celebration was held on April 26 and put on by the Athletic Department.  Seniors...

Mitchell pitches for Oak Park vs the Cal Cruisers

Students juggle multiple sports in a condensed season

Angie Bleau, News Editor May 24, 2021

The regular seasons of many sports were moved to spring by CIF due to COVID-19 regulations. This shift forced athletes who play multiple sports to fit several teams into one schedule. Coaches are aware...

Chiu playing the game he loves at the Oak Park Invitational (photo courtesy of Ian Chiu)

Darren Chiu’s unique road to success

Eric Yeung, Alex Gaspar, Adam Helfstein, and May 24, 2021

Senior Darren Chiu has had a golf club in his hand since he was just 6 years old. Chiu was first introduced to the sport by his dad, who once played golf in college. At just 8 years old, however, Chiu...

Varsity boys’ soccer team makes it to CIF playoffs

Akhila Johny, Graduated Senior Staff Artist May 14, 2021

Emerging from the shadows, the Oak Park varsity boys’ soccer team has secured a spot in the CIF playoffs. Blowing through this season, the Eagles have acquired a six game winning streak.  The team’s...

Multiple COVID outbreaks around Los Angeles linked to youth sports

Adam Helfstein, Alex Gaspar, and Eric Yeung May 14, 2021

As schools around Los Angeles begin to open back up, youth sports have returned. While cases directly linked to in-school transmission have been minimal, there is some concern about the virus spreading...

OPHS athletes sign commitment letters

OPHS athletes sign commitment letters

Shoshana Medved, Graduated Ombudsman April 30, 2021

Flourishing pink and green pens, five Oak Park High School athletes signed pieces of paper in honor of their college commitments. The celebration was held on April 26 and put on by the Athletic Department.  Seniors...

Stadium field resurfaced after 10 years of use 

Stadium field resurfaced after 10 years of use 

Hayden Lynch, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

The stadium field at Oak Park High School is being replaced and upgraded this Spring. The aim is to finish the project before the graduation of the Class of 2021. The field was inspected by the district...

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 10

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 10

Adam Helfstein, Alex Gaspar, and Eric Yeung April 16, 2021

Welcome to the 10th edition of Sports Predictions Central, a column for predictions of the best games on the sports slate this week.  In this edition, we will be predicting and breaking down the outcomes...

Podcast: How COVID-19 has affected senior athletes

Angie Bleau, Haley Bandemer, and Alexa Pinon April 16, 2021

INTRODUCTION: Angie Bleau. Angie Bleau, Senior Staff Writer: Hi I am Angie Bleau and along with me is Haley Bandemer and Alexa Piñon. Today we are talking about how seniors potentially do not have...

Oak Park and Moorpark Cross-Country face off in first race of the year

Angie Bleau and Haley Bandemer March 19, 2021

After nearly a seven month break, the Oak Park Cross Country team was able to resume racing on March 4 against Moorpark at Oak Canyon Park.   “It was so much joy for the athletes and their parents,...

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