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Profile : Garret Shapiro

Profile : Garret Shapiro

Harper Wayne

January 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...