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Varsity equestrian team wraps up season, prepares for future

Varsity equestrian team wraps up season, prepares for future

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS

Four times a year at Hansen Dam Equestrian Park, the Archer equestrian team gathers to compete at horse shows. This year, the team ended the season placing as Freshman Overall Team Reserve Champion and Novice Overall Team. Unlike other sports, the season equestrian goes year-round. The team is co...

Q&A with 2018 varsity track and field senior Dominique White

Q&A with 2018 varsity track and field senior Dominique White

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

As spring began to bloom, Archer varsity runners laced up their cleats and began their "exciting" season.  The varsity track and field season began practicing in February. Since Archer lacks regular facilities, the team practices at West L.A. College. So far, the varsity team has competed in a s...

Commentary: All Hail Sister Jean

Commentary: All Hail Sister Jean

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, VOICES

Loyola-Chicago's mens basketball team is certainly the Cinderella story of this year's March Madness Tournament, but the Ramblers couldn't have made it to the Final Four alone. Their savior: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. Sister Jean, as she's known around campus, is an 98-year-old nun and easily ...

Q&A with 2018 varsity beach volleyball co-captains: Stella Smyth, Gillian Varnum

Q&A with 2018 varsity beach volleyball co-captains: Stella Smyth, Gillian Varnum

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

This season, varsity beach volleyball has played through rain and shine. According to captains Stella Smyth '19 and Gillian Varnum '20, the team has grown closer while improving their volleyball skills. Both co-captains are entering their third season competing for Archer. Archer has had a beach...

Breaking: African runners win annual Los Angeles Marathon

Breaking: African runners win annual Los Angeles Marathon

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Jackson 5 music and spectators cheering could be heard from down the street as runners participated in the annual LA Marathon on Mar. 18. This year's marathon — which included around 24,000 participants, according to the Los Angeles Times —ran from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier. This year's winners are Weldon Kirui from...

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity softball seniors : Kamryn Bellamy, Alex Feldman, Josie Garcia-Euyoque

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity softball seniors : Kamryn Bellamy, Alex Feldman, Josie Garcia-Euyoque

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

As springtime approaches, so does softball season. For seniors Kamryn Bellamy, Alex Feldman and Josie Garcia-Euyoque, this will be their last season playing a sport at Archer. The Oracle sat down with Bellamy, Feldman and Garcia-Euyoque to learn about their experience playing Archer softball thus...

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity swim captain: Claire Bardin

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity swim captain: Claire Bardin

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Currently in her seventh year at Archer, Claire Bardin '18 is preparing to lead the varsity swim team as captain for the 2017-2018 season. The Oracle sat down with her to discuss her goals for this season and how the team has bonded so far. Watch the video above to learn more.

Varsity basketball eliminated in CIF playoffs, finishes ’emotional’ season

Varsity basketball eliminated in CIF playoffs, finishes ’emotional’ season

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

They shoot, they miss. After "enjoying the school's best basketball season since 2012," according to an email from Athletic Director Denny Lennon, the Panthers lost in the CIF-SS playoff to William Workman High School. The Lobos defeated Archer 29-41, ending the Panther's season and playoff run. "[The...

Varsity soccer concludes historic season, loses in CIF playoffs

Varsity soccer concludes historic season, loses in CIF playoffs

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Never before had an Archer soccer team gone undefeated in league play, but that all changed this winter season. For the first time in Panther history, varsity soccer closed out their season 10-0 in the Liberty League, winning the league title for the third consecutive year. The players then moved...

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, 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 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...

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