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Tennis courts to be resurfaced

Tennis courts to be resurfaced

Ellie Hand, Digital Media Manager

November 4, 2019

Oak Park tennis players will have a fresh court to practice on after a resurfacing of the courts. The process began Oct. 13 and is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 30. Athletic Director Tim Chevalier was involved in the decision-making process, along with Mr. Meskis and the Oak Park Unified School...

Marching band competes at Royal Classic

Marching band competes at Royal Classic

Daisy Calderon, staff writer

November 4, 2019

Kicking off their fall season, the Oak Park Marching Band competed for the first time this year with their show, “Time Waits for No Man,” at the Royal Classic Competition on Oct. 12. The team placed second overall with the Color Guard receiving a score of 60.75 earning the title “high auxil...

Eagles soar above competition

Eagles soar above competition

Rebecca Oddes and Becky Litvinsky

November 4, 2019

The undefeated Oak Park Eagles football team has a streak of 7-0 during the 2019 preliminary games and a 2-0 score for the Coastal Canyon league. Having an undefeated football team is not only an accomplishment for the school but the players as well. Many of this year’s varsity seniors began working...

Girls golf in the running to be league champions

Girls golf in the running to be league champions

Havi Rubenfeld, Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

The girls’ golf team proved their worth at Elkins Ranch Golf Course in Fillmore on Thursday, Oct. 17, taking second place overall in round one of three in the Coastal Canyon League Finals. Regardless of their league standings, the team will be competing in CIF playoffs, since their strong perform...

Fair Pay to Play Act set to begin in 2023

Bailey Andera and Kellen Beckett

November 1, 2019

Set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023, the newly passed Fair Pay to Play Act will allow college athletes in California to profit off of endorsement deals for the first time. This bill played a role in pressuring the National Collegiate Athletic Association to nationally allow athletes to pick up endorsements.  ...

Letter from the Locker Room – Lauren Kessler

Lauren Kessler, Guest Writer

November 1, 2019

Dear Birdcage, My name is Lauren Kessler and I am a senior at OPHS who has been a player on the tennis team for four years now. I’d like to start off by saying that I am extremely grateful for all that this team has brought me. Even though tennis is mostly an individual sport, we, as a team,...

Sebastian Sawyer ranks first place in the league for Cross Country

Sebastian Sawyer ranks first place in the league for Cross Country

Rebecca Zait, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

Senior Sebastian Sawyer has been running cross country for his entire high school career, and is currently ranked as the number one male runner in the Coastal Canyon League. The rankings are based on not just how the runners perform, but also how others perform in comparison to each other. Sawyer...

Eagles on ice

Eagles on ice

Alex Goldbeck, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

The LA King’s High School League brings ice hockey to sunny Southern California. The league has a junior varsity and varsity program that operates in ice rinks in Los Angeles County, Kern County and Santa Barbara County. The high school league started in 2015 for hockey players in Southern California....

ASB brings the ocean to the football game

ASB brings the ocean to the football game

Alex Goldbeck and Blake Hanlon

November 1, 2019

Under the Friday night lights, Varsity Eagles played against Campbell Hall High School in the annual homecoming game. The varsity team is undefeated with a record of 7-0, following the homecoming game. According to senior football player Esteban Mendez, the pressure to continue the Eagles’ winning...

OP alumnus aims for 2020 Olympics

OP alumnus aims for 2020 Olympics

Kellen Beckett, News Editor

October 31, 2019

“Oak Park holds a very special place in my heart.” Kareem Maddox graduated from Oak Park High School in 2007 and went on to attend Princeton University as a player on their Division I basketball team. Maddox remembers his time at OPHS fondly. He also favorably remembers his coaches and teachers. “I...

Letter from the Locker Room

Luka Sarac, Guest Writer

September 23, 2019

Dear BirdCage, This is Luka Sarac, one of the captains for the varsity football team. On behalf of the football program, I’d like to say that we are so thankful for all the support that the Eagles are showing us this season. We are currently 4-0 and are working hard to elicit as much school spirit...

Varsity football holds undefeated record

Varsity football holds undefeated record

Rebecca Zait, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

The boys' varsity football team won their first home game of the season with a score of 29-16 on Aug. 30 against Santa Paula High School and have continued their success to earn them a record of 4-0. Junior and offensive and defensive linemen Isaac Saban commented on his mentality going into the first...