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Baseball Season

Baseball Season

Emily Francis

March 29, 2018


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“This team has great chemistry, better than any team in my four years in OP baseball,” senior and varsity co-captain Jonah Scott wrote to the Talon. And, if their current record is any measure, the chemistry is paying off. Varsity won their opening tournament, which was the first time an Oak Park bas...

Changes in Boys’ Volleyball Starting Lineup

Changes in Boys’ Volleyball Starting Lineup

Bailey Andera

March 29, 2018


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After the loss of most of last season’s varsity starting lineup, the Oak Park High School boys’ volleyball team has adjusted and made the necessary changes to begin their newest season. At the end of each year’s season, the starting lineup for the varsity team changes because it is often prima...

Oak Park Winter Guard Prepares for Upcoming Competitions

Oak Park Winter Guard Prepares for Upcoming Competitions

Sophie Stambelos

March 29, 2018


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Oak Park Winter Guard participated in a series of competitions where they showcased skills that they have been developing all season. In the guard’s competition arrangement, two of the athletes on the primary rifle line are middle school students. Winter guard has expanded its eligibility to i...

Profile : Max Francis

March 29, 2018


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Senior Max Francis has been playing tennis since he was 14 years old. When he is not playing tennis, he can be found at a car show in Newport Beach. Why did you start playing tennis? I started playing tennis in sixth grade because my friend Vaughn was taking lessons in Marina Del Rey at a fancy Cou...

Birdcage Cheers Basketball Teams to Victory

Birdcage Cheers Basketball Teams to Victory

Sophie Stambelos

February 23, 2018


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At basketball games, Eagles spectators wish for nothing more than room in the birdcage. The excited ambience of a basketball game increases the enthusiasm in spectators, fueling fans to cheer on their team. “At basketball games, I feel like people are paying more attention [than at other sports games],” s...

Girls’ basketball coaches: Doris Park, Cassandra Harris, Mhiah Vickers

Girls’ basketball coaches: Doris Park, Cassandra Harris, Mhiah Vickers

Olivia Buccieri

January 31, 2018


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Doris Park, Cassandra Harris and Mhiah Vickers joined Oak Park High School as the new girls’ basketball coaches over the summer of 2017. Varsity girls’ basketball head coach Doris Park said that her main goal for the team this year is building confidence within players. “Our record last year...

Profile : Garret Shapiro

Profile : Garret Shapiro

Harper Wayne

January 31, 2018


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Garrett Shapiro is the youngest of three brothers, who have all participated in Oak Park High School’s athletic programs. He has been playing baseball since he was four and has been a part of the baseball program all four years at Oak Park, playing on varsity the past three years. Shapiro is an avid...

Profile: Alissa Abrams

Profile: Alissa Abrams

Amanda Lurey

January 31, 2018


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Junior Alissa Abrams verbally committed to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at West Point for soccer Dec 18. Abrams has been playing soccer for 12 years and has played for Eagles Soccer Club in Camarillo for seven years. Abrams, who once wanted to pursue art and design, hopes...

Boys’ volleyball coach: Chris Harger

Boys’ volleyball coach: Chris Harger

Olivia Buccieri

January 31, 2018


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At six feet 10 inches tall, new boys’ volleyball head coach Chris Harger has performed on many professional levels throughout his years playing volleyball, including competing as an alternate with the United States Men’s National Volleyball team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Harger...

Girls’ lacrosse coach: Chris Dotson

Girls’ lacrosse coach: Chris Dotson

Olivia Buccieri

January 31, 2018


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New girls’ lacrosse head coach Chris Dotson has lived on the East Coast until he moved to Oak Park July 2016. “This is really our first time out to the West Coast,” Chris Dotson said. “Although it’s different for us, it’s really great that we so quickly have been able to get plugged i...

Volleyball

Volleyball

Harper Wayne and Wes Slajchert

October 26, 2017


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The Oak Park Girls’ varsity volleyball team has remained undefeated in league this season, with a 8-0 record. Seniors Allyson Hawkins and Lauren Herrera are varsity team captains and commits. They have both reached high numbers on their kills and assists. Hawkins is a 5 ft 7 inch outside ...

Karisa Toy

Camille Driggs

October 26, 2017


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Senior golfer Karisa Toy was named all-league first team Oct. 18 -- the first person in league history to be all-league first team for four consecutive years. To first team, she had to be ranked in the top six players in a final league tournament at the end of the season. The top five players go on to compete...