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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


Filed under Sports

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...

Title IX: Girls’ frosh-soph soccer team cut, prompts controversy

Title IX: Girls’ frosh-soph soccer team cut, prompts controversy

Ellie Hand and Lauren Nicholson

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Student Life

The athletic board and soccer coaches reached an agreement to eliminate the frosh-soph girls’ soccer team on Oct. 9, due to a shortage of girls trying out. The suspension of the girls’ team provoked questions about what would happen to the boys’ frosh-soph soccer team. “There’s plenty of bo...

Lee commits to Cornell

Lee commits to Cornell

Amanda Lurey

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Senior and varsity football captain Hunter Lee accepted a scholarship offer to play football for Cornell University Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. Lee also had offers from Brown University, Azusa Pacific University and University of San Diego. He plays defensive lineman and offensive tackle. “I think whe...

Annual meet conflicts with Homecoming

Bailey Andera

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

A group of 42 boys and girls of the Oak Park High School cross country team ran in the Asics Clovis Invitational Oct. 7 — the day of the Homecoming dance. Clovis Invitational is a large meet that occurs in Fresno once a year and draws in competitors from schools throughout California. A smaller g...

Cross country races for ‘cakes’

Cross country races for ‘cakes’

Amanda Lurey

September 29, 2017


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The cross country team held their annual Pancake meet Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. At this meet, the team splits into smaller teams led by the team captains and race against each other. Each year, the meet has a different theme; this year's was holidays. “It’s really a good way to start off the seas...

Seniors selected for All-American team

Seniors selected for All-American team

Amanda Lurey

September 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Seniors and varsity cheer captains Mallory McCormick and Ashley Wiederspahn were selected for the All-American cheerleading team July 13. McCormick and Wiederspahn were selected out of several hundred other cheerleaders in their summer cheer camp. They will represent the United States in a parade in ...

Profile: Wes Slajchert

Profile: Wes Slajchert

Harper Wayne

September 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Q: When did you start basketball? A: Honestly, before I could remember. Q: What is your favorite sport you have played? A: Basketball because everyday I get to practice and spend time with Tim. Q: Who are your idols? A: Jake Keller, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Beyoncé. Q: In one word what does the ...

Don James: Swings for hole-in-one, settles for omelette

Bailey Andera

September 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

Golf coach, theater enthusiast and omelet lover Don James coaches the Oak Park High School golf team. James, Oak Park High School’s golf coach of 18 years, chose to join the program in 2001 over becoming a high school teacher or joining the military. During the 2001-02 season, he coached boys’ g...