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CIF Southern Section cancels fall sports championship

J. R. Servais, Staff Writer February 19, 2021

The CIF Southern Section has announced that it has canceled the fall high school sports championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement came after a meeting on Jan. 19 and will affect sports...

Spring CIF meeting held to discuss future of COVID-19 and high school sports

Hayden Lynch, Guest Writer February 19, 2021

The CIF held a meeting with the California Department of Public Health to discuss the future of fall sports on Jan. 19.  This meeting was expected to bring new information to light about the future of...

Oak Park competes in first cross-country meet of the year

Hunter Keaster, Opinion Editor February 19, 2021

The cross-country team competed in their first meet on Feb. 18 after getting clearance from CIF. This comes after California lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and reverted back to a county-specific...

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 8

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 8

Adam Helfstein, Alex Gaspar, and Eric Yeung February 18, 2021

Welcome to the eighth 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...

Seniors respond to fall season being potentially canceled

Alexa Pinon, Guest Writer January 29, 2021

Senior athletes have not been able to have their fall sports season, leaving them wondering if they have played their last game in an Oak Park uniform. In order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, student...

The California Interscholastic Federation shows the different COVID-19 tiers certain sports will need to reach in order to compete again.

COVID-19 tiers signal when sports resume 

Shoshana Medved and J. R. Servais January 29, 2021

If Oak Park High School athletes hope to return to safe in-person practicing, they’re going to have to jump through COVID-19 tier hurdles. Since Ventura County’s ICU bed availability is under 15%,...

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 7

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 7

Eric Yeung, Alex Gaspar, and Adam Helfstein January 24, 2021

Welcome to the seventh 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...

Courtney Ahdott steps out onto the field for OPHS senior night in 2017.

Sarah Fuller becomes the first female to play in a power 5 football game

Sophia Lippel, Senior Staff Writer December 11, 2020

Sarah Fuller made history on Saturday, Nov. 28, as the first female to take part in a power 5 football game. Fuller’s Vanderbilts Commodores faced off against the Missouri Tigers with an ultimate outcome...

UCLA and USC athletics hampered by COVID-19 scares

Adam Helfstein, Alex Gaspar, and Eric Yeung December 11, 2020

COVID-19 has uprooted the sports world recently. In the past few weeks, UCLA and USC have been no exception.  USC football, currently ranked No. 15 in the nation, has had one game canceled and many players...

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 6

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 6

Eric Yeung, Adam Helfstein, and Alex Gaspar December 11, 2020

Welcome to the sixth 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...

Letter from the locker room: Sideline Cheer

Bailey Andera, Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2020

Dear Birdcage, My name is Bailey and I’m a senior on the varsity sideline cheer team at Oak Park High School. This year has brought a first semester which is unconventional, to say the least. In previous...

Breaking down college recruitment

Breaking down college recruitment

Alex Gaspar, Brent Gelick, Adam Helfstein, and Eric Yeung December 11, 2020

The lights, the cameras, the attention. Everyone wants to be on the big stage, the shining star, experience the Cinderella story. However, not everyone is cut out for the life of a NCAA student-athlete.  Under...

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