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Swimmer Saskia Wong-Smith signs National Letter of Intent for Bates College

Swimmer Saskia Wong-Smith signs National Letter of Intent for Bates College

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

On an average Thursday, senior Saskia Wong-Smith leaves her house at 5:15 a.m. Thirty minutes later, she is wide awake, practicing her backstroke in the Palisades High School pool. But Thursday, Feb. 8, was a “special” day for Wong-Smith, as she signed her National Letter of Intent for Bates College...

NBA All-Star Game by the Numbers

NBA All-Star Game by the Numbers

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

February 17, 2018


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS

For the first time in seven years, the City of Stars will host the NBA All-Star game. The event will be held on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles, home of two NBA teams: The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers. This year's competition will be unlike the 66 All-Star match-ups that have co...

Bye, bye Brady: Eagles soar past Patriots for their first Super Bowl title

Bye, bye Brady: Eagles soar past Patriots for their first Super Bowl title

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

February 11, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

For the first time in franchise history, the Philadelphia Eagles won a Vince Lombardi trophy for the City of Brotherly Love. On Feb. 4, the underdogs defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. They denied Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick their sixth championship title and ri...

Setter Locke Luhnow signs National Letter of Intent for Trinity College volleyball

Setter Locke Luhnow signs National Letter of Intent for Trinity College volleyball

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2018


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS

Years of late night practices, weekend tournaments and sidelining injuries all led up to one signature. On Thursday, Feb. 8, Locke Luhnow '18 signed her National Letter of Intent [NLI] to continue playing volleyball at Trinity College, an NCAA Division III program in Hartford, Connecticut. For the ceremony, Luhnow was joined by Head of Sc...

Varsity basketball, soccer teams celebrate Senior Night, honor years of athletic dedication

Varsity basketball, soccer teams celebrate Senior Night, honor years of athletic dedication

By Nelly Rouzroch and Maya Wernick

February 11, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

The song "The Final Countdown" by Europe has never been more relevant for the seniors on the varsity basketball and soccer teams. Senior Night is a tradition that honors senior athletes in their final home game of the regular season. This season, senior basketball players, Joyce Barahona, Cydney Davis, ...

Breaking: Archer Athletics celebrates record-setting achievements, unveils CIF volleyball banner

Breaking: Archer Athletics celebrates record-setting achievements, unveils CIF volleyball banner

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

In the midst of construction, athletes, parents, teachers and students gathered in the courtyard to celebrate Archer Athletics history. During lunch on Thursday, Feb. 8, the community honored Archer's first CIF-SS title with the recognition of volleyball players and coaches, who hung the Panthers'...

America’s Biggest Game: Super Bowl LII by the Numbers

America’s Biggest Game: Super Bowl LII by the Numbers

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Eagles and Patriots, two indelible symbols of the United States, will face off in one week for America's biggest sporting event, the Super Bowl. The annual football game rakes in over 100 million viewers each year. This year's final will be played in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The match up pits the Phila...

Varsity soccer wins first league game of the season

Varsity soccer wins first league game of the season

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

January 14, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Despite wildfires, the varsity soccer team has persevered. The team won their first league game on Jan. 9, defeating Milken 1-0. Freshman Olivia Rosen scored the winning point of the game. "It was really exciting," Rosen '21 said. "My team was really supportive, and they were cheering me on from...

Varsity basketball places third in West Coast Jamboree Tournament, travels to Bay Area

Varsity basketball places third in West Coast Jamboree Tournament, travels to Bay Area

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

January 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Over winter break, the varsity basketball team learned just how big California truly is. After six hours of driving from LA, the team made it to Concord, California to participate in the West Coast Jamboree Tournament. From Dec. 26 to 30, the team played three games, ending the tournament with a 2-1 r...

XXIII Olympic Winter Games by the Numbers

XXIII Olympic Winter Games by the Numbers

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Once every four years the world gathers to celebrate winter sports. This year, Pyeongchang, South Korea serves as host. Winter Olympic events range from bobsleigh and curling to figure skating and ice hockey. Although all sports are played in winter settings, even tropical countries like Dominica and the Philippines participate i...

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity soccer captains: Ruby Colby, Jenna Marks and Caitlin Mosch

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity soccer captains: Ruby Colby, Jenna Marks and Caitlin Mosch

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Earlier this year, Kim Smith — coach of the varsity soccer team — climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to participate in a record setting soccer game to fight for female equality. Now, the varsity soccer team is embracing a motto used by the players on the mountain,  "We can. We will," to conquer their own...

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity basketball captains: Caitlin Chen, Cydney Davis

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity basketball captains: Caitlin Chen, Cydney Davis

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

December 9, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

As days get shorter and colder, signaling the start of winter, the varsity basketball team has been doing everything but curling up with some hot chocolate. The winter sports season is beginning and competition is well underway. With a 3-4 overall record thus far, the team has been practicing daily...

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