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Eagles football off to a blazing start

Eagles football off to a blazing start

Julian Lehrer

September 18, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After an abysmal 2014 season that most Eagles fans would like to forget, this year’s squad has gotten off to a promising start, cruising to a 40-6 victory over Beverly Hills High School. The following week, the Eagles defeated Nordhoff High School 13-7 in Ojai. Head coach Tim Kenney attributed the...

Powderpuff game 2015

Powderpuff game 2015

Jake Davis

June 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

On May 29, Oak Park Associated Student Body once again held its annual Powderpuff Game on the football field at 5 in the afternoon. Powderpuff football games are a flag football or touch football games between girls from junior and senior classes. Usually the funds and concession sales from the game...

Girls’ lacrosse enjoys another successful year

Girls’ lacrosse enjoys another successful year

Olivia Deveau

May 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Oak Park girls’ lacrosse team has played a fantastic season, sporting a 13-3 record. With only a varsity team, the Oak Park “Lady Lax” players have had to work harder than other schools to ensure their Maxpreps standing as eighth in the state and 41st in the nation. The girls play independently,...

Boys’ tennis dominates new league

Irena Yang

May 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

  The Oak Park boys’ tennis team can see the finish line—and the Coastal Canyon League Championship. Oak Park Eagles defeated Simi Valley, Camarillo, Moorpark and Royal, giving the team a 7-0 league record and keeping its quest for an undefeated season within reach. “This is the strongest...

Boys’ volleyball experiences greatest success in years

Boys’ volleyball experiences greatest success in years

Grigory Manyak and Connie Lan

May 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

The boys’ volleyball program rose to new heights this season by not only winning every game in the league so far, but also by claiming the ninth spot in the national rankings out of 867 ranked teams, according to MaxPreps. According to the analytics, this is the best team in Oak Park volleyball’s...

Sports Flashback

Sports Flashback

Olivia Deveau, Julian Lehrer, Jonathan Rifkind, Sam Rinkov, Lily Rudnick, Dylan Sweeterman, and Irena Yang

April 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

Cross Country The boys’ and girls’ cross country exceeded all expectations this past season. The boys won the inaugural season of the Coastal Canyon League, outrunning powerhouse teams such as Simi Valley High School and Royal High School. Junior Jake Wheelen paved the way, not only helping the...

Battle of the boards

Battle of the boards

Sam Rinkov

February 26, 2015


Filed under Sports

The faces of the waves — and the faces of the surfers — were nothing short of attention-grabbing as a large swell ripped through Southern California last week. Composed of 13 members, the Oak Park High School Division II surf team fell short of their rival Agoura High by a mere three points in...

Battin leads Coastal Canyon League

Battin leads Coastal Canyon League

Olivia Deveau

February 26, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

At 6 feet 8 inches tall, Riley Battin is impressive to watch; running down the court, he towers over teammates and defenders. As a freshman on the varsity basketball team, Battin is a starting forward and a force to contend with on the court. Although Battin is only a freshman, he averages 21.3 points...

Quidditch game brings magic to campus

Quidditch game brings magic to campus

Ben Winck

December 14, 2014


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Broomsticks and bludgers, seekers and snitches, keepers and quaffles, wizards and witches. These are not your usual high school-sports terms, but thanks to Ms. Allison’s and Mrs. Fowler sense of creativity, these odd terms were being thrown back and forth during a number of Quidditch matches on...