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Dave Naylor hired as boys head soccer coach

Emilee Teichner

October 1, 2018


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Dave Naylor, a former coach of the Westlake junior varsity boys’ soccer program, has taken over the position of the head coach of the boys’ soccer program from previous head coach Kevin McCarthy. According to Athletic Director Tim Chevalier, Naylor stood out against the other candidates for the...

Profile: Clark Slajchert

Profile: Clark Slajchert

Sophie Stambelos

October 1, 2018


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Junior Clark Slajchert has been playing basketball since the age of four. He comes from a family of successful college basketball players: his father, Davis Slajchert, attended and played for Yale while his brother, Wes Slajchert, who graduated in the Oak Park class of 2018, is now attending and playing...

Profile: Danielle Gould

Juliette Gabai

October 1, 2018


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Among other pastimes, senior Danielle Gould enjoys spending her time organizing furniture in creative ways, binge watching Netflix and playing volleyball. Gould started out, like most young athletes, by playing for fun. She now co-captains the varsity volleyball team alongside senior Taylor Hunter. “My...

Girls volleyball continues their success in the 2018 season

Girls volleyball continues their success in the 2018 season

Angus Hsieh

October 1, 2018


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With the season in full swing, Oak Park High School girls’ volleyball continues their success in recent games. As of Sept. 16, varsity and junior varsity team records are 9-6, with the freshman-sophomore team holding 11-10 with one tie. At the Simi Valley away game, varsity team captain and senior...

Girls’ tennis team prepares for league

Girls’ tennis team prepares for league

Atmika Iyer

October 1, 2018


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Two games into their season, the varsity girls’ tennis team is gearing up to win first place at the League Tournament. League is a competition among local high school girls’ tennis teams where the top singles and doubles teams play against one another for the first-place title. “We basically...

Varsity football team wins at home

Varsity football team wins at home

Amanda Lurey

October 1, 2018


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Varsity football won the first game of the season 24-21 on their own turf Sept. 7 against Channel Island High School. The win brought varsity football’s record to three losses and one win. The record is currently four losses and one win as of their last game against West Ranch on Sept. 14. The...

Football program works to avoid injuries

Football program works to avoid injuries

Havi Rubenfeld

September 27, 2018


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A dislocated shoulder, a fractured ankle and multiple concussions are among the various injuries that have affected the Oak Park High School football team’s gameplay during the 2018-19 season thus far. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, football continues to...

Volleyball’s success in first home games

Havi Rubenfeld

August 29, 2018


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The Oak Park High School girls’ volleyball teams played their first home games of the season against Saint Bonaventure High School Aug. 16. In the 2017 season, the varsity team had a record of 19 wins and 11 losses. As of Aug. 20, the varsity and junior varsity’s records are 2-1 and the freshman-...

Junior varsity softball field built

Amanda Lurey

August 29, 2018


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A junior varsity softball field was added to the lower field to allow the girls’ softball team have fields for both teams rather than sharing one field and to adhere with Title IX. This new addition to the softball program updates Oak Park High School’s facilities for compliance with Title IX,...

Austin Liu competes in the 2018 U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament

Austin Liu competes in the 2018 U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament

Sophie Stambelos

August 27, 2018


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Austin Liu, current senior member of the Oak Park High School boys’ golf team, has been playing golf since the age of six. All those years of training led to his qualification to compete in the 118th annual U.S. Amateur Championship hosted by Pebble Beach Golf Links from Aug. 13-19. Liu qualifi...

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

Yael Kaufman

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...