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Boys’ volleyball wins state playoffs

Bailey Andera and Amanda Lurey

May 22, 2019


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Fans of the OPHS boys’ volleyball team erupted into cheers Saturday, May 18 as the Eagles won the fourth and final set of the State Tournament game against the Peninsula High School Panthers. Oak Park, ending with an overall record of 30-13 and a league record of 10-0, had two other matches leading...

Cam Fouts given Scholar Athlete award

Nicole Ash and Brooke Yungfleisch

May 22, 2019


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Senior Cam Fouts has been playing football for the majority of his life and has been recognized nationally through winning the Scholar Athlete award from the National Football Foundation. “I feel good about my accomplishment and so does my family. My mom and sister are really supportive and proud...

Beach volleyball program advances at OPHS

Beach volleyball program advances at OPHS

Loren Yona

May 22, 2019


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The beach volleyball program has kicked off in the spring of 2019, since being officially introduced at Oak Park High School in December of 2019 by head coach Kendall Billbruck. At the beginning of the season, 30 girls attended tryouts to pioneer Oak Park girls’ beach volleyball and 24 remain on...

Boys’ golf wins CIF Central Coast Championships

Amanda Lurey

May 22, 2019


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The boys’ golf team won CIF Central Coast Championships for the first time in Oak Park history. Coach Donn James said that “everyone played solidly” at CIF Championships, describing it as “a numbers game.” “It was so awesome seeing our team at the top of the leaderboard,” sophomore...

Baseball takes its last swing of the season

Baseball takes its last swing of the season

Adam Helfstein

May 22, 2019


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The baseball season has come to a close, and the Eagles have posted a 7-20 record, achieving a 7-5 record in non-league play. However, their record does not tell the full story. “We’ve had our ups and downs, but we have been very, very competitive. Our non-league record is better than our league...

Winter guard claims victory

Winter guard claims victory

May 22, 2019


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Utter disbelief and an overwhelming sense of pride and happiness filled the hearts and minds of Oak Park High School’s winter guard members upon receiving the title of first place at their competition. The competition, which took place on Saturday, March 23 at Valencia High School, marked the first...

Joy Forster to go to UCLA

Joy Forster to go to UCLA

Katya Kiseleva

May 22, 2019


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Senior Joy Forster has played for the OPHS girls’ tennis team for her entire high school career. She will attending University of California, Los Angeles in the fall and is currently undecided in terms of major. How long have you been playing tennis? I’m not exactly sure, but I think it’s been about six years. Ho...

Boys’ volleyball to play in State Tournament finals

Amanda Lurey

May 18, 2019


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After the State Tournament quarter-final win for the Oak Park boys’ volleyball team May 14, they moved on to the State Tournament semi-final game May 16. The team won 3-0 on May 14, and also on May 16. The State Tournament final game is Saturday May 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Park gym. Senior Joey Ybarr...

Badminton tournament held as part of rally lead-up

Charlie Nicks

May 14, 2019


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A single-elimination badminton tournament was held in the OPHS gym on April 30 and May 1, to help raise school spirit and take students’ minds off of approaching tests. Won by OPHS seniors Max Prushan and Quinn Matulis, the tournament was organized by ASB as a part of the rally week’s festivities....

Boys’ varsity tennis undefeated in league

Boys’ varsity tennis undefeated in league

Rebecca Zait

May 14, 2019


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As of now in the 2019 season, boys’ varsity tennis has not lost a single game. Although the team went undefeated in the 2018 season, boys’ tennis head coach Carl Joyce said that things have changed since the last season. “Losing four starters when you only have nine players, [it was like...

Athletic Department legend Coach B to retire

Athletic Department legend Coach B to retire

Felipe Andrade and Aashika Srinivas

May 14, 2019


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Co-Athletic Director and PE teacher Dick Billingsley plans to retire from Oak Park High School after the 2018-2019 school year ends. Billingsley chose to retire after dedicating almost 30 years to the Oak Park athletic program — he joined the staff at Oak Park in 1991. “50 years of teaching,...

Kelly Majam’s future to play out at Cal Poly SLO

Kelly Majam’s future to play out at Cal Poly SLO

Emily Francis

May 14, 2019


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Senior Kelly Majam has been playing volleyball for four years and hopes to continue playing club volleyball next year. He plans on attending California Poly, San Luis Obispo and is majoring in architecture. Majam said he is excited to meet new people, start his career in architecture and surf as muc...