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Varsity cross country teaches runners importance of ‘good mindset’

Varsity cross country teaches runners importance of ‘good mindset’

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

As first semester draws to a close, so to did the varsity cross country's season. For nearly three months, the team had practiced together almost every day of the school week, and their hard work paid dividends. "Everyone has worked really hard, so it's nice to see it pay off," co-captain Le...

JV, varsity tennis teams conclude seasons with ‘good collaboration’

JV, varsity tennis teams conclude seasons with ‘good collaboration’

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Seventy-six miles up the California coast lies sunny Carpenteria. The oceanside city is known for its beaches, but Archer girls may know it better for tennis. On Nov. 21, during Thanksgiving Break, varsity tennis senior co-captains Sara Rabinowitz and Liadan Solomon traveled to Carpenteria for...

Q&A with 2016-2017 varsity basketball captains: Joyce Barahona, Alex Feldman

Q&A with 2016-2017 varsity basketball captains: Joyce Barahona, Alex Feldman

By Maya Wernick, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Despite a 0-3 start to the season, the Archer varsity basketball team is determined to turn things around and improve their record. As Archer kicks off its winter season of sports, varsity basketball captains Joyce Barahona and Alex Feldman, both '18, are working hard to ensure a successful season. The...

Middle school volleyball, cross country finish ‘successful’ final season, say goodbye to Sport Court

Middle school volleyball, cross country finish ‘successful’ final season, say goodbye to Sport Court

By Cat Oriel, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Archer's multifunctional Sport Court and grass field are located behind the main building. On any given day during the fall sports season, it is easy to spot the middle school volleyball teams serving aces on the court or the middle school cross country team jogging around the historic campus and back...

Archer varsity volleyball players feel ‘crushed’ after final game of season

Archer varsity volleyball players feel ‘crushed’ after final game of season

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
November 13, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Most Archer girls spend their weekends hanging out with friends or family, but the varsity volleyball team spent most of their fall weekends in the gym. Nov. 5 was one instance of their extended playing time. Students and parents gathered at Park Century School to watch the Panthers face off against Lo...

Varsity tennis has ‘best season ever’ with trip to CIFs

Varsity tennis has ‘best season ever’ with trip to CIFs

By Alice Grainge, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

What is family? According to co-captain Mari Goldberg '17, it's her varsity tennis team. This season the varsity tennis team made history by progressing to the second round of the CIF-SS Division 4 Tournament. This is the farthest any Archer tennis team has ever gone in the team tournament. But,...

Middle school swim splashes into second place

Middle school swim splashes into second place
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By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

At Brentwood School's swimming pool, cheers from families and coaches could be heard all the way from the parking lot. Here, the Archer middle school team prepared for their final meet. One question rang in the air: who would win the Pacific Basin League [PBL] title? Archer's middle school swim team...

Varsity cross country team places 7th at Mt. SAC, ‘grows as runners’

Varsity cross country team places 7th at Mt. SAC, ‘grows as runners’

By Liz Haltrecht and Nelly Rouzroch
November 4, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Imagine spending Friday afternoon running three miles over rough terrain in 90-degree weather. Archer's varsity cross country team did just that. Mt. San Antonio College — more commonly known as Mt. SAC — hosts a multitude of athletic events, including the annual Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational,...

Fall sports celebrate ‘surreal’ Senior Nights

Fall sports celebrate ‘surreal’ Senior Nights

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

For 15 seniors, years of hard work have all been leading up to their one night where it all counts: Senior Night. 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 speeches and gifts to honor their...

Salsa Verde kills second annual student, teacher volleyball game

Salsa Verde kills second annual student, teacher volleyball game

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer
October 27, 2016
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

As lunch began, Archer's sport court filled with a sea of pink, green, red and purple. Students covered in face paint and holding signs rushed the field to support their favorite team. All of this was in preparation for the second annual student versus faculty volleyball game on Oct. 7 . English teacher Wendy Deming led her team, Hawt Sawce Dos: Salsa Verde, to v...

Varsity volleyball ‘Digs Pink,’ wins Milken Tournament for third consecutive year

Varsity volleyball ‘Digs Pink,’ wins Milken Tournament for third consecutive year

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
October 9, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

October means National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for Archer varsity volleyball that means the annual Wildcat Dig Pink Tournament hosted by Milken Community School. On Thursday, Oct. 6, Archer faced off against various teams from across Los Angeles, including rivals Pacifica Christian and Milken. ...

Q&A with 2016-2017 equestrian captain Logan Connors

Q&A with 2016-2017 equestrian captain Logan Connors

By Cat Oriel, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Logan Connors ‘17 has been riding horses since she was two years old. Now in her fifth year on the Archer equestrian team, she is this year’s captain. The Oracle sat down with Connors to learn more about her experience with the team and her goals for the season. How did you get started in e...

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