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Title IX: Girls’ frosh-soph soccer team cut, prompts controversy

Title IX: Girls’ frosh-soph soccer team cut, prompts controversy

Ellie Hand and Lauren Nicholson

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports, Student Life

The athletic board and soccer coaches reached an agreement to eliminate the frosh-soph girls’ soccer team on Oct. 9, due to a shortage of girls trying out. The suspension of the girls’ team provoked questions about what would happen to the boys’ frosh-soph soccer team. “There’s plenty of bo...

Lee commits to Cornell

Lee commits to Cornell

Amanda Lurey

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Senior and varsity football captain Hunter Lee accepted a scholarship offer to play football for Cornell University Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. Lee also had offers from Brown University, Azusa Pacific University and University of San Diego. He plays defensive lineman and offensive tackle. “I think whe...

Volleyball: Girls’ varsity wins second consecutive 8-0 record

Volleyball: Girls’ varsity wins second consecutive 8-0 record

Harper Wayne and Wes Slajchert

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports, Student Life

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 hitter com...

Annual meet conflicts with Homecoming

Bailey Andera

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

A group of 42 boys and girls of the Oak Park High School cross country team ran in the Asics Clovis Invitational Oct. 7 — the day of the Homecoming dance. Clovis Invitational is a large meet that occurs in Fresno once a year and draws in competitors from schools throughout California. A smaller g...

Cross country races for ‘cakes’

Cross country races for ‘cakes’

Amanda Lurey

September 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

The cross country team held their annual Pancake meet Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. At this meet, the team splits into smaller teams led by the team captains and race against each other. Each year, the meet has a different theme; this year's was holidays. “It’s really a good way to start off the seas...

Seniors selected for All-American team

Seniors selected for All-American team

Amanda Lurey

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Seniors and varsity cheer captains Mallory McCormick and Ashley Wiederspahn were selected for the All-American cheerleading team July 13. McCormick and Wiederspahn were selected out of several hundred other cheerleaders in their summer cheer camp. They will represent the United States in a parade in ...

Profile: Wes Slajchert

Profile: Wes Slajchert

Harper Wayne

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Q: When did you start basketball? A: Honestly, before I could remember. Q: What is your favorite sport you have played? A: Basketball because everyday I get to practice and spend time with Tim. Q: Who are your idols? A: Jake Keller, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Beyoncé. Q: In one word what does the ...

Don James: Swings for hole-in-one, settles for omelette

Bailey Andera

September 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

Golf coach, theater enthusiast and omelet lover Don James coaches the Oak Park High School golf team. James, Oak Park High School’s golf coach of 18 years, chose to join the program in 2001 over becoming a high school teacher or joining the military. During the 2001-02 season, he coached boys’ g...

Profile: Jessica Conway

Profile: Jessica Conway

Olivia Buccieri

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Senior and marching band drum major Jessica Conway is proficient in topics ranging from the B flat musical scale, hot sauce, and circus ventures with aerial hoops. Conway has led the Oak Park Marching Band for the past two years. She also spends most of her free time peer tutoring, walking dogs, study...

Football team adds 2 female players

Football team adds 2 female players

Olivia Buccieri and Ethan Land

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

For the first time in the history of Oak Park High School, more than one girl will be joining the football team. Freshmen Faith Vom Cleff and Tamy Beruzon have joined the junior varsity football team for the 2017 season. Former kicker Courtney Adhoot joined the varsity team in 2016, ending a 20-year...

Agoura voted into league, resists change

Agoura voted into league, resists change

Juliette Setudeh-Nejad

August 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

The CIF school board announced that Agoura High School may be joining the Coastal Canyon athletic league for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. The schools currently in the Coastal Canyon league voted to include Agoura, but Agoura filed an appeal to remain in its current sports league. A council will a...

Meet the coach: John Lopez

Meet the coach: John Lopez

Bailey Andera

August 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

Coach John Lopez was hired to coach cheerleading at Oak Park after former coach Paige Ramer left the program last year. Lopez has coached cheer for over 15 years and has been involved with the sport since his sisters first introduced it to him as a child. “[My sisters] were competing [in cheer], and I...