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Juniors break Oak Park records

Juniors break Oak Park records

Grace Ye

April 29, 2016


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Juniors Robbie Otal and Reese Smith broke decades-old Oak Park track records at a league meet at Royal High School April 21. “I was really excited, because I just beat a [24-year-old] record. I’m pretty sure if anyone felt like that, it’d be crazy,” Smith said. Smith triple-jumped 45 feet...

Baseball improves upon last year

Baseball improves upon last year

Julian Lehrer

March 24, 2016


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Following a difficult 2014-15 season, this year’s baseball team has already improved on last season’s win total with a 4-4 record. “Everybody on our squad has really shown great improvement over the past year,” coach David Kinberg said. “[Senior] A.J. [Barrera-Herron] is having an outstanding...

Four girls’ soccer players commit to college teams

Four girls’ soccer players commit to college teams

Max Davis

March 8, 2016


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After a tough season for the Oak Park girls’ soccer, the team still has plenty to celebrate. Seniors Hannah Adler, Jordyn Bradbury, Julia Gilliam and Sarah Howard officially signed and committed to playing collegiate soccer Feb. 3. Adler will attend University of Denver, Bradbury will attend...

Calce to go on hiatus after season

Calce to go on hiatus after season

Julian Lehrer

January 29, 2016


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Coach Al Calce will be taking a hiatus from the program after this upcoming track season following an illustrious career coaching the cross-country and track teams. “This will be my final year as a head coach in Oak Park, for now. I am not retiring, just taking a break, as I want to spend more time...

Girls’ soccer has mixed start to season

Girls’ soccer has mixed start to season

Anastasia Greer

January 29, 2016


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The Oak Park girls’ varsity soccer season is underway, with six losses, three ties and six wins. “We’ve had a rough start to the season but our momentum has picked up and I have faith that we will finish out strong,” senior, co-captain and defensive player Rachel Julius said. Sen...

Boys’ basketball defeats Agoura

Boys’ basketball defeats Agoura

Yael Kaufman

January 29, 2016


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With a 16-6 win-loss record, the boys’ basketball team is ranked 48th in the state, first in Division 3AA and No. 1 by the Ventura County Star. The team’s first home game of the season was against Agoura Hills. Although Oak Park was down 9-13 in the first quarter, the team took the season ope...

Boys’ basketball preseason schedule ‘the most challenging’ ever

Boys’ basketball preseason schedule ‘the most challenging’ ever

Yael Kaufman

December 14, 2015


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Over the past 21 seasons, the boy’s varsity basketball team has posted a record of 171-26 against its league opponents. Last season, the team finished 8-0 — making them the Coastal Canyon League champions. But according to Head Coach Aaron Shaw, the upcoming preseason will be difficult. “Our...

Girls’ soccer coach expects ‘better finishes’ in league

Julian Lehrer

December 14, 2015


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Following an impressive 2014-15 season in which the varsity girls’ soccer team accrued a 17-5 record and reached the Division 4 CIF quarterfinals, expectations for this year’s squad are high. “This year we have an incredible core, starting with five seniors who were all four-year varsity players,”...

Eagles football powers ahead

Eagles football powers ahead

Julian Lehrer

October 16, 2015


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Following a winless 2014 season, Coach Kenney’s squad has leapfrogged its Canyon League foes to join Calabasas atop the standings. Senior quarterback David Schmucker has led the Eagles to new heights this season, forging a prolific aerial attack that was previously absent from the Eagles’ offensive ar...

Legacy of girls’ tennis lives on

Legacy of girls’ tennis lives on

Yael Kaufman

October 16, 2015


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The Oak Park girls’ tennis team is having a successful season so far. They are 4-1 overall and 3-0 in league play despite the loss of nine students, who graduated in June. “Losing nine [former] seniors in one season is usually a time for rebuilding, but luckily our strongest players are younger...

High hopes for Oak Park cross country team

High hopes for Oak Park cross country team

Itay Dvir

September 30, 2015


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The cross-country team has one goal for the new season: "To see both boys and girls teams make it to state,” Al Calce, the head coach since 2012, said. This goal has been partially accomplished in the past. In 2014, the boys’ cross-country team did make it to state. Senior Jake Whealen, a team...

Girls’ golf aims for league title

Girls’ golf aims for league title

Connie Lan

September 30, 2015


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Last year, the Oak Park girls’ golf team placed second in the Coastal Canyon League with an impressive record of 10-2. This season, the girls’ golf team is determined to defeat Simi Valley, the former League Champion, in the upcoming match on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The team expands its roster from...