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Athletes named to Liberty All-League teams, Solomon named Co-MVP

Athletes named to Liberty All-League teams, Solomon named Co-MVP

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing/News & Features Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Though both varsity soccer and basketball have finished their seasons, the accolades are still rolling in for team members. Soccer players Riley Adams '20, Ella Dodd '19, Sophie Larbalestier '20 and Rachel Pike '17 and Liadan Solomon '17 were named to the Liberty League's all-league team. Junior...

Varsity soccer wins Liberty League, falls to Anaheim in playoffs

Varsity soccer wins Liberty League, falls to Anaheim in playoffs

By Alice Grainge, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

They won some and lost some — but they did not give up. On Feb. 7, varsity soccer competed against Buckley in their final Liberty League game. The Panthers were won 3-0. The win secured Archer the Liberty League championship, which they have won three times in the last four years. The Panthers...

Middle school softball cancelled due to lack of interest

Middle school softball cancelled due to lack of interest

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

With the spring athletics season approaching, students clamored to sign up for middle school track and field and tennis, but the sign-up sheet for middle school softball remained nearly empty. After having only four girls sign up to play middle school softball for the 2017 season, the Fitness Department...

Varsity soccer ties faculty team in ‘biggest game of the year’

Varsity soccer ties faculty team in ‘biggest game of the year’

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
February 24, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

It wasn't an ordinary game — according to senior Rachel Pike, it was their biggest game of the year. On Feb. 24 Archer's varsity soccer team played Archer's faculty team in the third annual Student vs Teacher soccer game. The score was 1-1. Soccer coach Amelia Mathis scored one point for the teacher...

Archer Special Olympics Club hosts first kickball game

Archer Special Olympics Club hosts first kickball game

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

During their sophomore year, Annabelle Gustat-Karzen '17 and Annie Moore '17 founded the Archer Special Olympics Club. This year to expand the club's reach, they hosted an event for the entire Archer community. On Jan. 28 at Larry Maxam Park in Burbank, the Special Olympics Club put on their first...

Varsity winter sports celebrate ‘amazing’ Senior Nights

Varsity winter sports celebrate ‘amazing’ Senior Nights

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor
February 12, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

With the winter sports season coming to a close, Archer's varsity soccer and basketball teams celebrated their senior players earlier this month. Senior Night is an Archer tradition where lower classmen celebrate their sport team’s senior members during the team’s final home game. Athletes give...

Rachel Pike signs letter of intent to play soccer at Hamilton College

Rachel Pike signs letter of intent to play soccer at Hamilton College

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
February 3, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

“Today we get the opportunity to celebrate someone who is beloved here at our school — not just a great athlete and great student, but also great friend to all of us in the room, I’m sure, and those beyond: Rachel Pike," Athletic Director Denny Lennon said at the beginning of senior Rachel Pike's...

Set, Hike: Super Bowl LI by the Numbers

Set, Hike: Super Bowl LI by the Numbers

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

A year of preparation has come down to this: 60 minutes, 92 players and one trophy. The Super Bowl has become a cultural event in most American households, raking in hundred of thousands of viewers each year. This year's match-up is between the Atlanta Falcons, led by quarterback Matt Ryan a...

Panthers go for the three: varsity basketball plays three games in Arizona

Panthers go for the three: varsity basketball plays three games in Arizona

By Maya Wernick and Cybele Zhang
January 26, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

While most students were relaxing over winter break, Archer's varsity basketball team was shooting baskets and working on their defense. From Dec. 26 to 31, the Panthers were at work competing in the Cactus Jam Basketball Tournament, held in Phoenix, Arizona [AZ]. The varsity team lost all three...

Sophie Larbalestier’s ‘fantastic goal’ featured on KNBC

Sophie Larbalestier’s ‘fantastic goal’ featured on KNBC

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
January 22, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

Varsity soccer player freshman Sophie Larbalestier was featured on KNBC news on Jan. 19. She appeared on anchor Fred Roggin's segment, 'Roggin's Heroes,' which featured Larbalestier's 33-yard goal from the Panther's 1-0 victory over Pacific Christian on Jan. 18. Roggin is KNBC-TV's sports anchor...

Varsity soccer emphasizes team bonding as league play commences

Varsity soccer emphasizes team bonding as league play commences

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

"Sisterhood" is a common theme at Archer, but the sense of family the school promotes is not purely limited to the classroom. That closeness extends to the soccer field too. This year, the varsity soccer team's motto is "Stronger Together," which was selected by coach Kim Smith. This motto cam...

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

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

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing Editor, News and Features Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Although the winter season is just beginning for high school players, it has already been a successful year for Archer's soccer alums. Alumna Hillary O'Connor '15 won the NCAA Division II National Championship with her team, the Western Washington University Vikings, on Dec. 3. Graduates Yasmeen Namazie '15 and  Krysia Sikora '13 also contributed to their respective teams, Swar...

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