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Dodgers win the 2020 World Series

Dodgers win the 2020 World Series

Eric Yeung and Alex Gaspar

October 28, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers have broken their World Series drought of 32 years, winning their fourth game with a score of 3-1 in Game 6 of the first to four series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Blake Snell started for the Rays, pitching 5 ⅔ innings allowing just two hits and one run with nine strikeouts....

LucStrong Kickit Challenge 

During pre-pandemic times, the LucStrong foundation — a nonprofit organization devoted to combatting sickle cell disease — held an annual kickball tournament to raise funds for the organization.

Alex Gaspar, Adam Helfstein, and Eric Yeung

October 22, 2020

The annual LucStrong Kickball fundraiser will look a little different during the age of COVID-19. During pre-pandemic times, the LucStrong foundation — a nonprofit organization devoted to combatting sickle cell disease — held an annual kickball tournament to raise funds for the organization. ...

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 3

Artwork: Brent Gelick/Talon

Alex Gaspar, Adam Helfstein, and Eric Yeung

October 22, 2020

Welcome to the third 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 of the following games: #8 Penn State vs Indians, #18 Michigan vs #21 Minnesota, Dodgers vs Ra...

Letter from the locker room

Alexandra Fine, Guest Writer

October 22, 2020

Dear Birdcage, My name is Alexandra Fine, and I am a senior on the OPHS girls’ varsity lacrosse team. This is my fourth year playing on the varsity team, and well, let me say, I don't think this is the kind of school year any of us were expecting. On March 13, 2020, we all thought we would have our...

The return of college basketball

The return of college basketball

Alex Gaspar, Eric Yeung, and Adam Helfstein

October 9, 2020

For the first time since the annual March Madness tournament was cancelled in March, college basketball looms on the horizon. In an announcement made on Sep. 16, the NCAA officially approved the starting date for both men and women’s college basketball as Nov. 25.  Recently, the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences—who had both originally ...

Column: Sports Prediction Central — Edition 2

Column: Sports Prediction Central — Edition 2

Adam Helfstein, Alex Gaspar, and Eric Yeung

October 9, 2020

Welcome to the second edition of Sports Predictions Central, a column for predictions of the best games on the sports slate this week.  In the second edition, we will be predicting and breaking down the outcomes of the following games: Lakers vs. Heat, #22 Texas vs Oklahoma, #7 Miami (FL) vs #1 Cle...

One baseball season ends, and another is ready to begin

Jared Cornick, Guest Writer

October 9, 2020

While the MLB regular season has come to a close, an ameatuer season is gearing up. For Oak Park High School, baseball conditioning has returned.   Sports conditioning is going to look different this fall because of COVID-19. Athletes will be conditioning in pods, a system that attempts to ensure all ath...

OPHS adds cross country class

There is a Google Classroom where running logs are posted and Google Meets are held.  Meetings are held every week to discuss practices and the upcoming season. 

Angie Bleau, Guest Writer

September 25, 2020

The cross country team has begun a new chapter: a class designed solely for their team as a new way of communication and bounding. The class is taught by head cross country coach Steven White and follows the style of a typical class. There is a Google Classroom where running logs are posted and Google Meet...

Biden, Trump, college football and the election

Alex Gaspar, Adam Helfstein, and Eric Yeung

September 25, 2020

As the 2020 election approaches, each respective nominee has been continually campaigning to win the support of undecided voters. Among many other strategies in his reelection campaign, President Donald Trump has been lobbying for the return of college football in the Big Ten conference.  “I w...

Column: Sports Predictions Central — Edition 1

Column: Sports Predictions Central — Edition 1

Alex Gaspar, Adam Helfstein, and Eric Yeung

September 24, 2020

Welcome to the first edition of Sports Predictions Central, a hub for predictions of the best games on the sports slate this week.  In this first edition, we will be predicting and breaking down the outcomes of the following games: Celtics vs Heat, Lakers vs Nuggets, Rams vs Bills, Packers vs Sai...

USC football players send letter to Newsom asking to play

Adam Helfstein, Alex Gaspar, and Eric Yeung

September 24, 2020

In an announcement made in August, the Pac-12 Conference reported that it had unanimously decided to postpone the conference’s college football season until at least the end of the year. On Sept. 15 starting quarterback for the University of Southern California Kedon Slovis along with other USC ...

Zozo Championship moved to Sherwood due to COVID-19

J.R. Servais, Guest Writer

September 24, 2020

The PGA Tour has decided to move the Zozo Championship from  Japan to Lake Sherwood in Thousand Oaks due to circumstances caused by COVID-19. The tournament will take place from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25.  Last October, the PGA Tour launched a new event called the Zozo Championship, an official PGA Tou...

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