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‘Trust’ helps varsity softball win league, move on to CIF playoff

‘Trust’ helps varsity softball win league, move on to CIF playoff

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS

For varsity softball, it was a season of broken school records, bus-ride jam sessions and many victories. The team has enjoyed enormous success so far, having won the the league championship and their first round of CIF-SS Division 7 playoffs against . "If you win league, you have a better lineu...

Athletes celebrates ‘amazing’ 2017 Sports Awards Banquet

Athletes celebrates ‘amazing’ 2017 Sports Awards Banquet

By Ella Frey, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

After a year of hard work, commitment and teamwork, the Archer Athletics community came together to celebrate the program's achievements.  On May 17, Archer athletes, coaches and families gathered at the Olympic Collection for the Archer Sports Awards Banquet. Archer's a cappella group, the U...

Varsity swim makes Archer history at League Championship, CIFs

Varsity swim makes Archer history at League Championship, CIFs

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

This year's varsity swim season was one for the record books. On May 5, the undefeated Archer varsity swim team won their third consecutive Liberty League Championship. "It feels so incredible," swimmer Claire Bardin '18 said after the meet. "I am in shock right now." The team is captioned ...

Archer Athletics discusses Under Armour sponsorship, encourages student input

Archer Athletics discusses Under Armour sponsorship, encourages student input

By Cat Oriel, Voices Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

When athletes show up to the court, track, field or pool, Archer Athletics wants the athletes' uniforms to not only maximize performance, but ensure the brand and logo represent Archer's values. On March 3, a group of representatives from Under Armour traveled from the company's headquarters in Balt...

Varsity beach volleyball qualifies for IBVL playoffs, ends ‘inclusive’ season

Varsity beach volleyball qualifies for IBVL playoffs, ends ‘inclusive’ season

By Ella Frey, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Sun, sand and ocean is the setting for beach volleyball. This year, Archer's varsity beach volleyball team qualified for the Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League (IBVL) playoffs, securing one of 24 spots. The Panthers had a 3-5 record and finished third in the Westside Division — which in...

Track runners leave competition in the dust, record number qualify for CIFs

Track runners leave competition in the dust, record number qualify for CIFs

By Eden Motzkin, Staff Writer
May 13, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Archer's 2016-2017 varsity track and field team started off the season with a new coach and lots new runners, but that did not prevent the Panthers from having a successful season. This season, the team went to four Liberty League meets where Archer competed in both running and field events. A rec...

Varsity softball pitcher Kamryn Bellamy breaks career strikeout record

Varsity softball pitcher Kamryn Bellamy breaks career strikeout record

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

The sun beat down and fans cheered wildly, but junior pitcher Kamryn Bellamy did not let the distractions faze her. On Friday, April 28, during a game against Faith Baptist, Bellamy did the unprecedented; she broke Carolyn Zacarro's '14 record for career strikeouts. Zacarro's record of 357 ...

Q&A with 2016-2017 varsity track captain: Leyla Namazie

Q&A with 2016-2017 varsity track captain: Leyla Namazie

By Eden Motzkin, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Running on a track in the scorching sun, seeing heat waves radiate from the ground, hearing her teammates cheer her on: this is what senior Leyla Namazie lives for. Namazie has been running track and field since sixth grade and is now the captain of the 2016- 2017 varsity track and field team. The...

Q&A with varsity beach volleyball captain: Sophie Smyth

Q&A with varsity beach volleyball captain: Sophie Smyth

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

With only two years of being an NCAA-regulated sport and just seven appearances at the Olympic Games, beach volleyball is one of the newest sports on the scene. But closer to home, beach volleyball has already made a footprint on Archer Athletics, as the Panther's varsity beach volleyball season i...

Q&A with 2016-2017 varsity softball captains: Rachel Pike, Liadan Solomon

Q&A with 2016-2017 varsity softball captains: Rachel Pike, Liadan Solomon

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer
March 20, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Seniors Rachel Pike and Liadan Solomon have participated in Archer athletics since they started Archer. Now, as spring sports commence, the pair begins their final season as Archer athletes — this time on the softball field. The Oracle sat down with Pike and Solomon to learn more about their goals...

Q&A with 2016-2017 varsity swim captains: Mari Goldberg, Kaia Turowski

Q&A with 2016-2017 varsity swim captains: Mari Goldberg, Kaia Turowski

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

Entering into their sixth year on the team, seniors Mari Goldberg and Kaia Turowski are preparing to lead the swim team as co-captains. The Oracle sat down with them to see how the season is shaping up and what are their goals for this season. Watch the video above to see the full story.

Middle school soccer wins playoffs in ‘nerve-wracking’ game

Middle school soccer wins playoffs in ‘nerve-wracking’ game

By Liz Haltrecht, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

While the varsity soccer team was being featured on the news and spent time bonding, the middle school team was scoring their way into the playoffs. The Panthers' first two Pacific Basin League playoff games took place on Feb. 7 and Feb. 9 at Archer. The team emerged victorious from both, sending ...

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