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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...

Cruz-Albrecht beats previous track records

Sophie Stambelos

May 7, 2018


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Junior Sylvia Cruz-Albrecht, has recently broken the county record for the girls ’ 1600 meter with a time of four minutes and 50.83 seconds, beating the old record of four minutes and 53.54 seconds, held by Anna Sperry of Simi Valley in 2007. Cruz-Albrecht has participated in both track and cross...

High School hockey team (Outlaws) win at Staples Center and then State

Matthew Neville

May 4, 2018


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The East County Outlaws boys’ hockey team won the California Amateur Hockey League State Championships March 25 and the Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey league the weekend before. Oak Park seniors EJ Kaufman and Anthony Johnson both played for the Outlaws, made up of Ventura and Los Angele...

Lacrosse teams take on new season

Bailey Andera

May 2, 2018


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With a new coach beginning his time at Oak Park High School and the yearly influx of new team members, both lacrosse teams have had to make adjustments for the 2017-18 season. Currently, OPHS’s boys’ lacrosse team has 11 wins and six losses, while the girls’ lacrosse team has nine wins and seven losse...

Softball field improvements

Sophie Stambelos

April 30, 2018


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The Oak Park softball field is undergoing $43,000 renovations, paid for by the Measure S Bond. According to the softball coach, Mike Best, the improvements made to the school’s softball field will result in a safer and more desirable playing field. “Softball field renovations [include the installat...

Athletic Director change for upcoming year

Abby King

April 30, 2018


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Coach Ann Pettit, who has been the co-athletic director at Oak Park High School for the past 24 years, is retiring this upcoming fall. Her position will be filled by Tim Chevalier. Chevalier is currently a teacher and a coach for the boys’ varsity basketball team, and said he is excited to take on...

Colorguard wins first trophy

Amanda Lurey

April 30, 2018


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Twirling. Tossing. Telling a story. Color guard brought home third-place at the Ocean View High School competition Saturday, April 14. Their performance titled “Human” is about fighting against constraints that may be put on someone, both by society or themselves, and learning to find who they ...

Profile : Katie Hamiter

Profile : Katie Hamiter

Emily Francis

April 30, 2018


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Senior Katie Hamiter has been running cross country and track since her freshman year. She said she will probably continue running in college by joining a running club, but “nothing too brutal.” Hamiter plans to attend San Diego State University where she will study electrical engineering. During ...