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

Seniors Stella Smyth (left) and Jenna Marks (right) participate in a match. The Beach Volleyball seniors have been described as

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

Members of the swim team high-five each other during their last meet before CIF finals. This year, the team qualified for CIF finals in three divisions, the 200 meter individual medley, the 200 meter freestyle and the 100 meter freestyle.

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

Varsity track and field athlete junior Nia Mosby competes at the Liberty League Finals on April 16 at Palisades Charter High School. The CIF State Championships will last two days: May 24 to May 25.

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’

Junior Kimberly Tuxpan and freshman Mikalya Weinhouse, Cristina Fuentes-Alva and Presley Sacavitch at a softball game on April 23 against Rolling Hills Prep. This year, the varsity softball team only made it to the first round of playoffs but according to junior Victoria Pinkett, throughout all of the challenges the team faced, they fed off of each other's success to have a “good” season.

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

Varsity track and field captains Hailey Adams '20 and Miayunique South run in their events. South, the only senior captain, is also the only pole-vaulter for Archer's track team.

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

Softball players practice for their game against Hawthorne Math and Science academy.

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

Watching from the sidelines, head soccer coaches Kim Smith and Amelia Mathis observe a varsity soccer game against the Brentwood Eagles on Dec. 6. Smith is currently serving as Acting Athletic Director of the upper school, while Mathis is filling the equivalent postition for the middle school.

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

Seventh graders Audrey and Annabelle Chang follow through after hitting a forehand. This season, 40 middle schoolers tried out for the tennis team.

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...

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

Co-captain Rose Chuck '23 of the middle school soccer team kicks the ball in the Dec. 10th game against St. Paul school. Photo courtesy of sixth-grader Elise Kim's parents.

By Theadora Leimone, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

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’

Team captain Caitlin Chen '19 shoots the ball from the free throw line. The team won seven games throughout the season.

By Emma London and Rio Hundley

March 12, 2019

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

Hannah Park '19 swims backstroke at a swim meet at Crossroads School. Park and Juliet Youssef are the two varsity swim team captains.

By Allie Worchell, Multimedia Editor

March 11, 2019

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

The varsity team poses for a picture after one of their games. The team won their second playoff game against Nordhoff on Feb. 8.  They play Jurupa Valley in the quarterfinals on Feb. 12.

By Amelia Stone and Ella Frey

February 11, 2019

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...

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