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Track and Field Athletes Compete in Preliminary Finals

Ellie Hand

May 8, 2018


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Eighty-five athletes on track and field qualified to compete in various events in the league preliminary meet. Several athletes achieved personal records and moved on to League Finals. Prelims took place May 1 at Moorpark High School. For athletes to qualify for finals, they needed to finish in the to...

#Humboldtstrong

#Humboldtstrong

May 8, 2018


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Humboldt, a small town in Western Canada with extreme pride for their Humboldt Broncos hockey team, even for Canadian standards, was left devastated after a crash between a tractor-trailer and the bus carrying the team. The April 6 accident left 16 dead and 13 injured and hospitalized. There were...

Cruz-Albrecht Beats Previous Track Records

Sophie Stambelos

May 7, 2018


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Junior Sylvia Cruz-Albrecht, has recently broken the county record for the girls ’ 1600 meter with a time of four minutes and 50.83 seconds, beating the old record of four minutes and 53.54 seconds, held by Anna Sperry of Simi Valley in 2007. Cruz-Albrecht has participated in both track and cross...

High School hockey team (Outlaws) win at Staples Center and then State

Matthew Neville

May 4, 2018


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The East County Outlaws boys’ hockey team won the California Amateur Hockey League State Championships March 25 and the Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey league the weekend before. Oak Park seniors EJ Kaufman and Anthony Johnson both played for the Outlaws, made up of Ventura and Los Angele...

Lacrosse Update

Bailey Andera

May 2, 2018


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With a new coach beginning his time at Oak Park High School and the yearly influx of new team members, both lacrosse teams have had to make adjustments for the 2017-18 season. Currently, OPHS’s boys’ lacrosse team has 11 wins and six losses, while the girls’ lacrosse team has nine wins and seven losse...

Softball Field Improvements

Sophie Stambelos

April 30, 2018


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The Oak Park softball field is undergoing $43,000 renovations, paid for by the Measure S Bond. According to the softball coach, Mike Best, the improvements made to the school’s softball field will result in a safer and more desirable playing field. “Softball field renovations [include the installat...

Athletic Director change for upcoming year

Abby King

April 30, 2018


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Coach Ann Pettit, who has been the co-athletic director at Oak Park High School for the past 24 years, is retiring this upcoming fall. Her position will be filled by Tim Chevalier. Chevalier is currently a teacher and a coach for the boys’ varsity basketball team, and said he is excited to take on...

Colorguard wins first trophy

Amanda Lurey

April 30, 2018


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Twirling. Tossing. Telling a story. Color guard brought home third-place at the Ocean View High School competition Saturday, April 14. Their performance titled “Human” is about fighting against constraints that may be put on someone, both by society or themselves, and learning to find who they ...

Profile : Katie Hamiter

Profile : Katie Hamiter

April 30, 2018


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Senior Katie Hamiter has been running cross country and track since her freshman year. She said she will probably continue running in college by joining a running club, but “nothing too brutal.” Hamiter plans to attend San Diego State University where she will study electrical engineering. During ...

Profile : Tim Baldwin

Profile : Tim Baldwin

Sophie Stambelos

April 30, 2018


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Senior Tim Baldwin has been playing volleyball since he was in the eighth grade. Baldwin plans to attend Brigham Young University in the fall on a volleyball scholarship. When he’s not playing volleyball, he can be found camping, backpacking, and spearfishing. Q: What inspired you to start playing volley...

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...