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Q&A with varsity volleyball player Bella Morgan

Q&A with varsity volleyball player Bella Morgan

By Lola Lamberg, News and Features Editor

September 27, 2019

Varsity volleyball has played ten games so far this season, losing only two despite having moved up to CIF-SS Division 5. The Oracle sat down with the varsity volleyball team's libero, defensive specialist and outside hitter, junior Bella Morgan, to discuss her experience playing a varsity sport in high...

The ball is in our court: Coaches, students celebrate return of field, sport court

The ball is in our court: Coaches, students celebrate return of field, sport court

By Nicki Rosenberg and Rio Hundley

September 18, 2019

The end of the summer brought new classes, faces and schedules to every Archer student. However, the beginning of the school year also introduced a new home for athletics: a new and improved sport court and field. "I think [the sport court and field are] great in the sense that they brought back community,"...

Middle school ‘tennis family’ ends successful season

Middle school ‘tennis family’ ends successful season

By Chloe Richards, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

The middle school tennis team had a record-breaking season, with both the purple and green teams making it to the playoffs for the first time ever. The purple team ended in third place in the league, while the green team ended in sixth place. The season ended on April 26, followed by the team playoffs,...

Track and field sprints to first-place finish in league championship

Track and field sprints to first-place finish in league championship

By Ella Frey, News & Features Editor

May 30, 2019

The first Olympic Games began approximately in 776 B.C. and included a variety of athletic events like track and field and wrestling. During the festival, athletes participated in track events, including the stade race, field events and long distance runs. Today, Archer has its own varsity track...

Sun, sand and success: Beach volleyball team advances to second round of playoffs for first time in school history

Sun, sand and success: Beach volleyball team advances to second round of playoffs for first time in school history

By Rio Hundley, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

The beach volleyball team made Archer history on April 29 when it reached the second round of the IBVL Playoffs for the first time in the four years of the program. "There's been a continuity, just a team unity that has carried us through each season," Head Coach Tom Slauterbeck said. "This bein...

Diving into victory: Varsity swim team reflects on ‘amazing’ year

Diving into victory: Varsity swim team reflects on ‘amazing’ year

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Whether competing in 200-meter freestyle races or heading to the CIF-SS finals, the varsity swim team has broken its previous records, both in the number of students sent to CIF finals and in the number of wins the team garnered at the end of the meet. This season, the team qualified for the finals in...

Track and field athlete Nia Mosby first to qualify for CIF state championships

Track and field athlete Nia Mosby first to qualify for CIF state championships

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

May 23, 2019

Junior varsity track and field athlete Nia Mosby has made Archer athletic history by being the first track and field runner to qualify for the CIF State Track and Field Championships. Mosby will run the 200 meters and 400 meters for Archer at the 101st CIF state championship. Mosby will compete thi...

Softball team ends season in first round of playoffs, experiences ‘personal growth’

Softball team ends season in first round of playoffs, experiences ‘personal growth’

By Nicki Rosenberg and Celeste Ramirez

May 22, 2019

On April 18, with only a few minutes left in a game against Rolling Hills Prep, the varsity softball team was down four home runs. They had been losing the entire game. But the team had not given up yet. During the last three innings, the Archer dugout became filled with “energy” and the teamma...

Q&A with varsity track and field captains: Hailey Adams, Miayunique South

Q&A with varsity track and field captains: Hailey Adams, Miayunique South

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

May 19, 2019

At El Camino College on May 11, varsity track and field entered into the second and ultimately their final round of CIF-SS Division 4. The 4x100 relay team, which included juniors Hailey Adams and Nia Mosby and sophomores Giana Parks and Starrlyn Brown, placed third overall in Division 4, making history ...

In full swing: Varsity softball team soars back into season after spring break

In full swing: Varsity softball team soars back into season after spring break

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

April 25, 2019

While Archer students eased back into their routines after Spring Break, Archer’s varsity softball picked up immediately where they left off, playing against Hawthorne Math and Science Academy on their first day back, April 9. Although only a small portion of the team attended the two practices ove...

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

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

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...

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