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New Team Captains: After Lennon’s departure, coaches Mathis, Smith serve as acting Athletic Directors

New Team Captains: After Lennon’s departure, coaches Mathis, Smith serve as acting Athletic Directors

By Molly Goldberg and Anna Brodsky

April 11, 2019


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS

In early February, the Archer community received an email communication stating that Athletic Director Denny Lennon was on leave and that a search for a new Athletic Director would commence shortly. The email also revealed that Kim Smith would be serving as the acting Upper School Athletics Director...

Q&A with middle school tennis captains: Delara Tehranchi, Rose Sarner, Zoe Woolenberg, Noor Afshar

Q&A with middle school tennis captains: Delara Tehranchi, Rose Sarner, Zoe Woolenberg, Noor Afshar

By Chloe Richards, Staff Writer

March 30, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

With 40 students trying out, 22 positions and only two courts to practice, the Athletics Department made cuts to the middle school tennis team for the first time ever. At the end of tryouts, two teams were created: the Purple Team and the Green Team. The captains of the Purple Team are Delara Tehranchi...

Rainy middle school soccer season ends, leaving team ‘close-knit’

Rainy middle school soccer season ends, leaving team ‘close-knit’

By Theadora Leimone, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Despite pouring rain and below-average temperatures, the nearly three-month-long season made the middle school soccer team's dynamic 'great,' co-captains Catherine Childers '24 and Rose Chuck '23 said. "The rain has made it very difficult to practice. It’s also made many of our games canceled so t...

Varsity basketball team finishes season of ‘caring,’ ‘friendship’

Varsity basketball team finishes season of ‘caring,’ ‘friendship’

By Emma London and Rio Hundley

March 12, 2019


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS

Archer’s varsity basketball team ended their season with concussions, crutches and friendship.  While the season officially began in November, members of the varsity basketball team started running drills and playing practice games as early as June. “We go really hard — we go as hard as w...

Q&A with 2018-2019 swim team captains: Hannah Park, Juliet Youssef

Q&A with 2018-2019 swim team captains: Hannah Park, Juliet Youssef

By Allie Worchell, Multimedia Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS

It's 65 degrees outside and pouring rain. While most people are inside, the Archer swim team is either practicing or at a swim meet. The Oracle sat down with swim team co-captains Hannah Park '19 and Juliet Youssef '19. Both girls have been on the varsity swim team since ninth grade. What is your fav...

Varsity soccer wins first two games of playoffs, reflects on season

Varsity soccer wins first two games of playoffs, reflects on season

By Amelia Stone and Ella Frey

February 11, 2019


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS

After an hour and a half game in cold weather, the Archer varsity soccer team stood in unison as junior Sophie Larbalestier took what would be the winning penalty kick in the first round of the CIF playoffs. "When I was walking up to take the [penalty kick,] I was nervous," Larbalestier said. "It...

Middle school basketball team ‘supportive’ community, captains say

Middle school basketball team ‘supportive’ community, captains say

By Chloe Richards, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Running plays down the court, middle school basketball players pass, dribble and cheer their classmates on. The team's season began with tryouts in December, and they played their first game on Dec. 13. The two captains of the team are eighth graders Daniella Fenster and Annabelle Terner. Unlike...

Super Bowl LIII: Students react to New England win

Super Bowl LIII: Students react to New England win

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

February 6, 2019


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The Los Angeles Rams played the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. This was the first Super Bowl the Los Angeles Rams have ever played in and the 11th for the Patriots. In the end, the Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl title, ending the game with...

Varsity soccer defeats Milken 5-0, wins Liberty League title

Varsity soccer defeats Milken 5-0, wins Liberty League title

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS

The varsity soccer team clinched the Liberty League championship 4-0 from the Milken Wildcats at the Sepulveda Sports Basin on Jan. 29, securing its fourth consecutive Liberty League title. The Panthers had previously tied with Milken Community Schools 2-2 on Jan. 10, making this win "especi...

Senior Night: Varsity basketball plays last game of season

Senior Night: Varsity basketball plays last game of season

By Molly Goldberg and Rio Hundley

February 4, 2019


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Despite a difficult game, Park Century's court was filled with smiles and laughter on Thursday, Jan. 30, when the varsity basketball team played against Oakwood in its final game of the season. Archer lost the game 54-32. According to sophomore and team member Addison Lee, "a lot happened" during...

Q&A with senior soccer captains: Jenna Marks, Ruby Colby

Q&A with senior soccer captains: Jenna Marks, Ruby Colby

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Soccer season has begun at Archer, which means the 25 girls who make up the varsity soccer team are already on the road to a potential CIF victory. The varsity soccer team made history for Archer last year, going undefeated in the Liberty League and concluding their season with a 10-0 record. The Panthe...

Q&A with 2018-2019 equestrian captains: Maddy Benfield, Ella Frey

Q&A with 2018-2019 equestrian captains: Maddy Benfield, Ella Frey

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

On an early October morning, each equestrian team member prepared for the first show of the year by putting on a hairnet, helmet, show coat and clean boots. Equestrian started its yearlong season back in October, with the group's first show taking place on Oct. 28 at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center....

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