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Girls’ golf swing their way to victory

Girls’ golf swing their way to victory

Becky Litvinsky

October 29, 2018


Filed under Sports

Kicking off the season on the second week of school, the girls' golf team holds a record of four wins and 11 losses. The team’s first win took place Aug. 28 against Louisville High School, with final score of 251 - 262. Two weeks later, Oak Park won against Camarillo at a home game with a score...

Profile: Ruby Pokras and Brynn Gorney

Shri Arulmani and Anoushka Jasuja

October 29, 2018


Filed under Sports

With one year of prior experience each, freshmen Brynn Gorney and Ruby Pokras have been named co-captains of the Oak Park High School 2018-19 color guard. They were the first members of Oak Park’s color guard to join as middle schoolers, the youngest in the marching band. The two have since lead...

Jordan Dem commits to College of Wooster for baseball

Jordan Dem commits to College of Wooster for baseball

Amanda Lurey

October 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Jordan Dem, current senior and varsity baseball player, has been playing baseball for 13 years, since the age of 5. On Oct. 1, Dem committed to playing baseball at The College of Wooster. The College of Wooster is a Division III school in Wooster, Ohio that is consistently ranked in the top ten of...

New dance coach brings fresh vision

Sofie Burstein

October 29, 2018


Filed under Sports

Elizabeth Gentile, recently hired as the new Oak Park High School dance team coach, said she is looking forward to helping the team grow and thrive. Gentile, born and raised in Chicago and currently a student at California Lutheran University, was the varsity dance captain during both her junior and...

Girls’ varsity volleyball wins against Oxnard

Stephen Burt and Kyle Jesson

October 29, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Oak Park Girls' varsity volleyball played their first game of CIF playoffs against Oxnard Oct. 18. The team, who have made it to the playoffs for the last four years, won by the fourth set. In preparation for the game, senior and outside hitter Robin Valtchev said that the team will generate game...

Dave Naylor hired as boys head soccer coach

Emilee Teichner

October 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...