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Boys’ basketball preseason schedule ‘the most challenging’ ever

Power forward and sophomore Riley Battin dunks a basketball.
This season, the boys’ basketball team is playing in three
of the top tournaments in Southern California, according to
Head Coach Aaron Shaw (Photograph from MaxPreps).

Yael Kaufman

December 14, 2015

Over the past 21 seasons, the boy’s varsity basketball team has posted a record of 171-26 against its league opponents. Last season, the team finished 8-0 — making them the Coastal Canyon League champions. But according to Head Coach Aaron Shaw, the upcoming preseason will be difficult. “Our...

Girls’ soccer coach expects ‘better finishes’ in league

Julian Lehrer

December 14, 2015

Following an impressive 2014-15 season in which the varsity girls’ soccer team accrued a 17-5 record and reached the Division 4 CIF quarterfinals, expectations for this year’s squad are high. “This year we have an incredible core, starting with five seniors who were all four-year varsity players,”...

Eagles football powers ahead

Football team members enter the stadium before the game begins  (Photographs courtesy
of Caitlin Fowler).

Julian Lehrer

October 16, 2015

Following a winless 2014 season, Coach Kenney’s squad has leapfrogged its Canyon League foes to join Calabasas atop the standings. Senior quarterback David Schmucker has led the Eagles to new heights this season, forging a prolific aerial attack that was previously absent from the Eagles’ offensive ar...

Legacy of girls’ tennis lives on

Coach Carl Joyce talks to students Savannah Gann and Sabrina Stone (Courtesy of Natalie Dobrinska).

Yael Kaufman

October 16, 2015

The Oak Park girls’ tennis team is having a successful season so far. They are 4-1 overall and 3-0 in league play despite the loss of nine students, who graduated in June. “Losing nine [former] seniors in one season is usually a time for rebuilding, but luckily our strongest players are younger...

High hopes for Oak Park cross country team

The girls cross-country team enjoys team bonding time at the Mammoth trip (Staff Photographer/Talon)..

Itay Dvir

September 30, 2015

The cross-country team has one goal for the new season: "To see both boys and girls teams make it to state,” Al Calce, the head coach since 2012, said. This goal has been partially accomplished in the past. In 2014, the boys’ cross-country team did make it to state. Senior Jake Whealen, a team...

Girls’ golf aims for league title

The Girls' golf team celebrates a win for their first league game against Royal High School on Thursday, Sept. 3 (Surica Segal/Talon).

Connie Lan

September 30, 2015

Last year, the Oak Park girls’ golf team placed second in the Coastal Canyon League with an impressive record of 10-2. This season, the girls’ golf team is determined to defeat Simi Valley, the former League Champion, in the upcoming match on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The team expands its roster from...

Eagles football off to a blazing start

Senior Jordan Vega scores a touchdown against Beverly Hills High School on Friday, Aug. 28 (Photo courtesy of Marc Goodnough).

Julian Lehrer

September 18, 2015

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

The senior girls' team was accused of playing violently and unfairly after they routed the junior girls' team.

Jake Davis

June 16, 2015

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

The girls' lacrosse team practices before winning against West Ranch on Senior Night. The team has been dominant this season (Carly Albert/Talon)

Olivia Deveau

May 11, 2015

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

  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

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

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...

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