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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


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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


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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 14, 2017


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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


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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...

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity equestrian captains: Maddy Benfield, Ella Frey

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity equestrian captains: Maddy Benfield, Ella Frey

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

December 3, 2017


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Every week, juniors Maddy Benfield and Ella Frey can be found training with their horses Czar and Gember. Both girls developed a passion for riding horses when they were very young. Benfield has been on the Archer team since seventh grade, while Frey joined as a freshman. This year, the girls will...

JV, varsity tennis conclude seasons, emphasize bonding

JV, varsity tennis conclude seasons, emphasize bonding

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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Since August, the junior varsity and varsity tennis teams have been practicing on the tennis court. The varsity team wrapped up its season on Nov. 1 in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoff game against Santa Fe High School. The Panthers lost the match, but finished with an overall record of 6-9 an...

Varsity cross country completes season, CIF-SS Finals

Varsity cross country completes season, CIF-SS Finals

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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It was the morning of CIF-SS Finals.  Amelia Mathis, head varsity coach, stood in the cold waiting for her team to arrive. Fourty five minutes until the meet and the team was nowhere to be seen. The varsity runners finally arrived, parading in Ugg boots and pajamas.  The team changed into uniforms and got into ...

Commentary: Everything’s bigger in Texas…especially the football

Commentary: Everything’s bigger in Texas…especially the football

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS, VOICES

I've seen my fair share of football games, but nothing could have prepared me for entering the cathedral that is Eagle Stadium. While in Dallas, I attended Allen High School's semi-final playoff game against nearby Hebron High School on Nov. 17. Friday night lights deep in the heart of Texas i...

Varsity volleyball concludes record breaking season

Varsity volleyball concludes record breaking season

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

November 26, 2017


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The 2017-2018 varsity volleyball season was the team's best in school history. The Panthers won the Division 7 CIF-SS Final, becoming the first Archer team ever to win a championship. Archer then continued onto the Division 4 CIF State Playoff. In the first round they faced Chatsworth, who Archer swept in three sets. On Nov. 18 the Panthers moved on to the second round against Heritage ...

Middle school swim wins league championship, ends drought

Middle school swim wins league championship, ends drought

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


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After placing second for three consecutive years, Archer middle school swim broke their streak. On Nov. 4, the Panthers defeated 19 Los Angeles area schools to come in first place in the Pacific Basin League Championship. To secure their spot, Archer overcame rival Crossroads — who had won the f...

Record Setting Weekend: Varsity volleyball wins first CIF-SS title in school history

Record Setting Weekend: Varsity volleyball wins first CIF-SS title in school history

By Cybele Zhang and Nelly Rouzroch

November 12, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

Panther suits, purple posters and screams filled the Cerritos College gym on Nov. 10. It's a day that will go down in Archer history. For the first time ever, the Panthers won a CIF-SS title. The varsity volleyball team defeated Foothill Technology to claim the CIF-SS Divison 7 Final. The Panthers...

Video Update: Panther volleyball brings home Southern California title

Video Update: Panther volleyball brings home Southern California title

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

November 12, 2017


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For the first time in Archer's 23 year history, a varsity team won a CIF-SS championship. On Nov. 10, varsity volleyball faced Foothill Technology in the regional CIF Division 7 Final. The Panthers came away victorious, winning 3-1. "It feels amazing to win CIF-[SS] especially since it's my last ...

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