Village Voices awards scholarships

California Lutheran University (CLU) student Monica Jones, along with Pepperdine University students Elena De Matto and Daniel Peretto, recently received music awards as part of the annual Village Voices Music Awards Program. Village Voices Chorale President Pat Johnson and director Gloria Hilliard presented each winner with a $1,000 scholarship towards pursuit of a vocal music career. Jones is completing her […]

Dancer is awarded

Christine Peixoto, a sophomore honor student at Calabasas High School, has been offered a scholarship to study dance in Seattle, Wash., this summer. This is the third year that the young ballet dancer has been invited to study with the Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s summer intensive program. Prior to leaving for Seattle she will attend the Rozann-Zimmerman Ballet Center’s summer […]

Zwicker named crossing guard of the year

Irving Zwicker has been named 2001-2002 School Crossing Guard of the Year for the city of Agoura Hills by All City Management Services, Inc. As a crossing guard, Zwicker has served the students and community of Lindero Canyon Middle School and Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills for five years. According to All City, "On school days, everyone has […]

Lions continue drive in softball playoffs, will play in CIF finals

Special to The Acorn

No team can expect its pitching staff to throw a shutout, a no hitter or a perfect game. But Oaks Christian’s softball pitchers last Thursday prevented a single base runner when the Lions tamed the Bloomington Christian School Ravens of San Bernardino County, 4-0, in Westlake Village. Ashlee Freeman (11-1) hurled four innings and struck out eight Raven batters, and […]

By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn

By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn Ashlee Freeman, a pitcher for the Oaks Christian softball team, doesn’t concentrate on statistics. Playing softball since 9 years old, pitching since 10 and playing club ball since 12, the junior right-hander is more interested in how her ball is moving and her speed. "I just make sure that I’m doing everything I […]

Eagles advance to CIF softball semifinals, beating Lompoc

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oak Park softball team beat Lompoc at home last Friday, 3-1, to advance to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) semifinals for the first time in school history. Melissa Johnson, a senior right-hander, the Eagles’ four-year starting pitcher and the team’s leading hitter this year, pitched well as usual, and got two hits that led to runs. Nicole Purkey, a […]

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Quick Take

On May 10, I turned on the Boston-Detroit NBA playoff game. I saw the last two minutes of the game in disbelief; a grand total of 130 points. Boston beat Detroit, 66-64. I then heard Paul Pierce of the Celtics interviewed. He attributed the low score to great defense by both teams. Paul, a message to you and your so-called […]

OPHS to final

In the CIF semifinals Tuesday vs. Western High in a game played in Anaheim, the Eagles won 1-0 to advance to the championship game for the first time in school history. Oak Park will take on Orange Lutheran in the Soutern Section-Division IV title game Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in a contest played at Barber Memorial Park in Irvine.

OPHS baseball team heads to semifinals after 10-9 thriller

Acorn Sports Writer

OPHS baseball team heads to semifinals after 10-9 thriller The Oak Park baseball team defeated Bonita, 10-9, in a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division IV quarterfinals thriller last Friday in Oak Park to advance to the semifinals for the first time since the 1992 Eagles made it to the CIF finals. Seth Binder’s bases-loaded single with no outs […]

Eagles lose in CIF semis, 12-3

The Oak Park baseball team’s fantastic season and playoff run came to an end with a 12-3 loss vs. La Quinta of Westminster in the CIF Division IV semifinals, played in Oak Park Tuesday afternoon. "As far as the seniors are concerned, I was very proud of them," said Oak Park head coach Eric Pryor. "They really helped take this […]