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Middle school basketball team ‘supportive’ community, captains say

Captain Annabelle Terner '23 tries to keep the ball at a game against Windward School on December 18. Unlike past years, this season's team combines players from all middle school grades.

By Chloe Richards, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019

Running plays down the court, middle school basketball players pass, dribble and cheer their classmates on. The team's season began with tryouts in December, and they played their first game on Dec. 13. The two captains of the team are eighth graders Daniella Fenster and Annabelle Terner. Unlike...

Super Bowl LIII: Students react to New England win

The New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady played in Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3, 2019. This was Brady's sixth Super Bowl win.

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

February 6, 2019

The Los Angeles Rams played the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. This was the first Super Bowl the Los Angeles Rams have ever played in and the 11th for the Patriots. In the end, the Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl title, ending the game with...

Varsity soccer defeats Milken 5-0, wins Liberty League title

Junior Ariana Gola (left) battles for the ball against a Grace Brethren player at Santa Monica College on Dec. 21.

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

February 5, 2019

The varsity soccer team clinched the Liberty League championship 4-0 from the Milken Wildcats at the Sepulveda Sports Basin on Jan. 29, securing its fourth consecutive Liberty League title. The Panthers had previously tied with Milken Community Schools 2-2 on Jan. 10, making this win "especi...

Senior Night: Varsity basketball plays last game of season

Seniors Sarah Traenkle and Caitlin Chen sit next to their coach, Jelani Bandele. At Thursday's game, the team celebrated Senior Night, which honored Chen and Traenkle.

By Molly Goldberg and Rio Hundley

February 4, 2019

Despite a difficult game, Park Century's court was filled with smiles and laughter on Thursday, Jan. 30, when the varsity basketball team played against Oakwood in its final game of the season. Archer lost the game 54-32. According to sophomore and team member Addison Lee, "a lot happened" during...

Q&A with senior soccer captains: Jenna Marks, Ruby Colby

Seniors Ruby Colby and Jenna Marks run down the soccer field at a game against Brentwood School. Archer played Brentwood High School on Dec. 6 and won with a score of 2-1.

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

January 16, 2019

Soccer season has begun at Archer, which means the 25 girls who make up the varsity soccer team are already on the road to a potential CIF victory. The varsity soccer team made history for Archer last year, going undefeated in the Liberty League and concluding their season with a 10-0 record. The Panthe...

Q&A with 2018-2019 equestrian captains: Maddy Benfield, Ella Frey

Senior equestrian captains Ella Frey and Maddy Benfield smile and pose together during x-block. This is the second year that the two girls are captains.

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Editor

December 21, 2018

On an early October morning, each equestrian team member prepared for the first show of the year by putting on a hairnet, helmet, show coat and clean boots. Equestrian started its yearlong season back in October, with the group's first show taking place on Oct. 28 at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center....

Saddling up: Equestrian team participates in first show of season

Isa Ionazzi '21 and her horse Teego, whose show name is Integrity, jump over a fence. This was the first time Ionazzi had participated in the fence-jumping portion of a show.

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Members of the Archer equestrian team saddled up for their first show of the season in the Interscholastic Equestrian League at Hansen Dam Equestrian Center on Oct. 29, 2018. Members of the Archer team garnered wins that day, including sophomore Emma London, who won her flat class, and sophomore Isa Ionazzi, who received f...

Varsity soccer loses to Pomona Catholic 2-0

Junior Riley Adams dribbles the ball on the field at Santa Monica College. The team lost 2-0 to Pomona Catholic on Wednesday, Dec 11.

By Liz Haltrecht, Celeste Ramirez

December 17, 2018

On Wednesday night, Archer's varsity soccer team played against Pomona Catholic in a home game at Santa Monica College. Archer lost the game 2-0. Senior Jenna Marks said she was proud of how the team played. She said that the Pomona Catholic team is ranked in CIF, but that Archer was able to put up a...

#Ourtime: Archer varsity soccer team ‘work[s] together,’ wins first league game

The Upper School varsity soccer team huddles up before today's game. The team won 3-0 against Pacifica Christian High School.

By Amelia Stone and Thea Leimone

December 15, 2018

With their motto for the year, #ourtime, in mind, the varsity soccer team headed to Marine Park in Santa Monica to play Pacifica Christian High School on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The team won the game with a final score of 3-0. Sophomore Sydney Banks has been on the upper school varsity team since ninth g...

Amelia Hines named middle school swim MVP

Two swimmers get ready to  push off the wall and begin to swim at the PBL championships. Seventh grader Amelia Hines was named MVP of middle school swim.

By Thea Leimone, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

In the PBL middle school swim championship at Brentwood School on Oct. 27, Archer placed first out of nine schools. Amelia Hines ('24) was been named MVP of the Archer team after earning 26 points in her individual events. Hines won two individual events and was a member of two of Archer's winning re...

Middle school volleyball finishes season with 16-7 overall record

The middle school volleyball A-team. The team ended the season with a loss in the fist round of playoffs against Westside Neighborhood School.

By Chloe Richards, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

Dig. Kill. Pancake. These were some of the techniques used on the court during middle school volleyball's games this season. Though to non-volleyball players, a pancake is a breakfast food, to these players, it signifies a shot where the player needs to dive on the floor to pop a ball up with the back...

Q&A with Varsity Basketball Captain: Caitlin Chen

The varsity basketball team plays the de Toledo team at the Milken Classic Tournament on Dec. 4. Archer won the game 38-13.

By Emma London and Rio Hundley

December 7, 2018

With the opposing team leading for the majority of the match, the Archer Panthers had just managed to tie the game. Then sophomore Caitlin Chen was passed the ball, ran up the court, and made the three point shot as the buzzer rang.  Chen describes this moment during a game against AGBU Manoogian-...

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