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Boys’ golf wins CIF Central Coast Championships

Amanda Lurey

May 22, 2019

The boys’ golf team won CIF Central Coast Championships for the first time in Oak Park history. Coach Donn James said that “everyone played solidly” at CIF Championships, describing it as “a numbers game.” “It was so awesome seeing our team at the top of the leaderboard,” sophomore...

Baseball takes its last swing of the season

Boys' varsity baseball team is excited for next season.

Adam Helfstein

May 22, 2019

The baseball season has come to a close, and the Eagles have posted a 7-20 record, achieving a 7-5 record in non-league play. However, their record does not tell the full story. “We’ve had our ups and downs, but we have been very, very competitive. Our non-league record is better than our league...

Winter guard claims victory

Color guard team won their first competition on March 23 at Valencia High School.

May 22, 2019

Utter disbelief and an overwhelming sense of pride and happiness filled the hearts and minds of Oak Park High School’s winter guard members upon receiving the title of first place at their competition. The competition, which took place on Saturday, March 23 at Valencia High School, marked the first...

Joy Forster to go to UCLA

Joy Forster will be attending UCLA.

Katya Kiseleva

May 22, 2019

Senior Joy Forster has played for the OPHS girls’ tennis team for her entire high school career. She will attending University of California, Los Angeles in the fall and is currently undecided in terms of major. How long have you been playing tennis? I’m not exactly sure, but I think it’s been about six years. Ho...

Boys’ volleyball to play in State Tournament finals

Amanda Lurey

May 18, 2019

After the State Tournament quarter-final win for the Oak Park boys’ volleyball team May 14, they moved on to the State Tournament semi-final game May 16. The team won 3-0 on May 14, and also on May 16. The State Tournament final game is Saturday May 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Park gym. Senior Joey Ybarr...

Badminton tournament held as part of rally lead-up

Charlie Nicks

May 14, 2019

A single-elimination badminton tournament was held in the OPHS gym on April 30 and May 1, to help raise school spirit and take students’ minds off of approaching tests. Won by OPHS seniors Max Prushan and Quinn Matulis, the tournament was organized by ASB as a part of the rally week’s festivities....

Boys’ varsity tennis undefeated in league

Boys' tennis team practices for CIF tournament. The varsity boys team was undefeated in the 2019 season.

Rebecca Zait

May 14, 2019

As of now in the 2019 season, boys’ varsity tennis has not lost a single game. Although the team went undefeated in the 2018 season, boys’ tennis head coach Carl Joyce said that things have changed since the last season. “Losing four starters when you only have nine players, [it was like...

Athletic Department legend Coach B to retire

Billingsley:

Felipe Andrade and Aashika Srinivas

May 14, 2019

Co-Athletic Director and PE teacher Dick Billingsley plans to retire from Oak Park High School after the 2018-2019 school year ends. Billingsley chose to retire after dedicating almost 30 years to the Oak Park athletic program — he joined the staff at Oak Park in 1991. “50 years of teaching,...

Kelly Majam’s future to play out at Cal Poly SLO

Senior Kelly Majam will attend Cal Poly SLO to study architecture and continue volleyball

Emily Francis

May 14, 2019

Senior Kelly Majam has been playing volleyball for four years and hopes to continue playing club volleyball next year. He plans on attending California Poly, San Luis Obispo and is majoring in architecture. Majam said he is excited to meet new people, start his career in architecture and surf as muc...

Varsity softball gains new coaches mid-season

 After changes to the softball staff, junior varsity coach Harold Hale shifted into a head coach position on the varsity team. The new assistant coach is government teacher and former softball coach Robert Hall. The team adjusts to coaching staff changes toward the end of their season.

Nicole Ash and Brooke Yungfleisch

May 13, 2019

Former junior varsity softball head coach Harold Hale and OPHS government teacher Robert Hall have rejoined the coaching staff for varsity softball after coaching changes occurred mid-season in March. Interim varsity head coach Harold Hale explained that he has previously done a decade of coaching...

Huffing, puffing to the end

Seniors faced off against juniors in the annual Powderpuff football game, both sides fired up and motivated to win.

Emily Francis and Sarah Levy

May 13, 2019

The junior girls took the win in Powderpuff’s 2019 game, beating the senior girls 26-0 May 3, amid rumors that this may be the last Powderpuff game at Oak Park High School. Powderpuff is a school-run girls’ flag football game that gives girls the opportunity to play football in the spring. As...

Erin Dotson to play lacrosse at Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame

Senior Erin Dotson will attend Saint Mary's College

Amanda Lurey

May 9, 2019

Senior Erin Dotson moved from the East coast to the West coast her sophomore year in high school and will be moving to the midwest to attend Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame in Indiana to pursue lacrosse. Erin Dotson has played lacrosse for about 13 years and plays mid-field. She was on junior...

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