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Birdcage Cheers Basketball Teams to Victory

Birdcage Cheers Basketball Teams to Victory

Sophie Stambelos

February 23, 2018


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At basketball games, Eagles spectators wish for nothing more than room in the birdcage. The excited ambience of a basketball game increases the enthusiasm in spectators, fueling fans to cheer on their team. “At basketball games, I feel like people are paying more attention [than at other sports games],” s...

Profile: Amanda Lewin

Profile: Amanda Lewin

Olivia Buccieri, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018


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Out of a 24-count crayon pack, senior and girls’ varsity basketball team captain Amanda Lewin considers herself a blue-violet crayon because she likes “the idea of being of two in one.” “There’s more sides to me than sports because it shows that I’m blue and violet. Violet being the sports...

Girls’ basketball coaches: Doris Park, Cassandra Harris, Mhiah Vickers

Girls’ basketball coaches: Doris Park, Cassandra Harris, Mhiah Vickers

Olivia Buccieri

January 31, 2018


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Doris Park, Cassandra Harris and Mhiah Vickers joined Oak Park High School as the new girls’ basketball coaches over the summer of 2017. Varsity girls’ basketball head coach Doris Park said that her main goal for the team this year is building confidence within players. “Our record last year...

Profile : Garret Shapiro

Profile : Garret Shapiro

Harper Wayne

January 31, 2018


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Garrett Shapiro is the youngest of three brothers, who have all participated in Oak Park High School’s athletic programs. He has been playing baseball since he was four and has been a part of the baseball program all four years at Oak Park, playing on varsity the past three years. Shapiro is an avid...

Profile: Alissa Abrams

Profile: Alissa Abrams

Amanda Lurey

January 31, 2018


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Junior Alissa Abrams verbally committed to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at West Point for soccer Dec 18. Abrams has been playing soccer for 12 years and has played for Eagles Soccer Club in Camarillo for seven years. Abrams, who once wanted to pursue art and design, hopes...

Boys’ volleyball coach: Chris Harger

Boys’ volleyball coach: Chris Harger

Olivia Buccieri

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Student Life

At six feet 10 inches tall, new boys’ volleyball head coach Chris Harger has performed on many professional levels throughout his years playing volleyball, including competing as an alternate with the United States Men’s National Volleyball team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Harger...

Girls’ lacrosse coach: Chris Dotson

Girls’ lacrosse coach: Chris Dotson

Olivia Buccieri

January 31, 2018


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New girls’ lacrosse head coach Chris Dotson has lived on the East Coast until he moved to Oak Park July 2016. “This is really our first time out to the West Coast,” Chris Dotson said. “Although it’s different for us, it’s really great that we so quickly have been able to get plugged i...

Junior Tyler Bradbury committed to University of Utah to continue his lacrosse career Nov. 14.

Junior Tyler Bradbury committed to University of Utah to continue his lacrosse career Nov. 14.

Amanda Lurey

December 17, 2017


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Bradbury has been playing lacrosse for eight years. While other smaller Division I schools scouted him, Bradbury said he ultimately decided upon the University of Utah due to several reasons. “The coaching staff [is] one of the most highly regarded coaching staffs right now in college lacrosse,”...

Profile : Drumline

Profile : Drumline

Amanda Lurey

December 17, 2017


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The tic of the metronome and the bang of drumline can be heard throughout much of the town of Oak Park as they practice after school. Drumline is a part of marching band, but has a separate winter season to compete. Marching band season ended prior to the rally and drumline does not officially start...

Profile : Sylvie Van Cott

Profile : Sylvie Van Cott

Amanda Lurey

November 21, 2017


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Junior Sylvie Van Cott has played tennis for the past eight years and has consistently ranked high in competitions and matches. Van Cott has been playing tennis since she was eight years old and is number one seed –– the highest rank –– for Oak Park girls’ tennis singles. She said she hopes...

Volleyball

Volleyball

Harper Wayne and Wes Slajchert

October 26, 2017


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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 ...

Karisa Toy

Camille Driggs

October 26, 2017


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Senior golfer Karisa Toy was named all-league first team Oct. 18 -- the first person in league history to be all-league first team for four consecutive years. To first team, she had to be ranked in the top six players in a final league tournament at the end of the season. The top five players go on to compete...