12 plays chosen for Playwrights Festival

A dozen plays selected for the Playwrights Festival were announced Friday by Performing Arts teacher and festival producer Christopher Moore. Students will audition for parts before eventually performing the plays. A list of the selected plays is included below. “A Little help From My Friend” by Jared Gentile ’16 “Bromeo and Julius” by Sabrina Batchler […]

Girls host Marino in 1st round of CIF playoffs Thursday

The girls’ varsity basketball team earned the second seed in the Division 4-AA CIF Playoffs and will host San Marino in the first round Thursday. A win in the first round would land the girls in the second round against Laguna Beach, who tied for second in the Orange Coast League. The number one seed […]

Wolverines toughened by league

The girls had a 3-4 record in the ultra-tough Mission League as of press time, but after finishing its last two regular season games this week, the team has its sights set on the playoffs, where it is likely to be the No. 2 seed in the 4-AA CIF Southern Section Division. The Mission League […]

Bench depth compensates for girls' basketball injuries

The girls’ basketball team will utilize a high-pressure defense and an up-tempo, guard-heavy offense to compensate for its lack of size as the league season gets under way. In the girls’ non-league matchup against Ventura on Saturday, the team’s last game as of press time, Head Coach Melissa Hearlihy used the team’s depth to rotate […]

Harker debater wins tournament hosted at upper school

Many of the top debaters in the country competed at a national Lincoln-Douglas tournament hosted by Harvard-Westlake that concluded Monday night at the Courtyard Sherman Oaks. Pranav Reddy from Harker School in San Jose won the tournament, Cameron Cohen ’16 was named third speaker and Nick Steele ’16 was named seventh speaker. The event began […]

Upper school hosts national debate challenge

Many of the top debaters in the country gathered today on the upper school campus at a national Lincoln-Douglas tournament hosted by Harvard-Westlake. The event began with a small pre-tournament round robin called the Debate.LA Challenge. The larger tournament will begin on Saturday and conclude on Jan. 5 at the Courtyard Sherman Oaks where the […]

Burroughs tournament championship extends girls' streak to 7 games

The varsity girls’ basketball team capped off a seven-game winning streak with a 38-28 victory over Burroughs High School in the Burroughs Tournament championship Dec. 13. The matchup was the team’s fifth game in five days, and the tired girls had to rely on defense to win, Head Coach Melissa Hearlihy said. The low score […]

Team wins three straight after dropping opening three

The girls’ basketball team notched its third straight win on a turn around jump shot by Lauren Lapesarde ’17 with five seconds left in the game. The shot lifted the girls to a 44-42 victory over Ribit Academy in the Burroughs Tournament Wednesday. After a seven-point loss to El Camino in their season opener, the […]

Sophomore debater earns second place in Salt Lake City

A debater earned a first bid to the Tournament of Champions after placing second in the Silver and Black Invitational Dec. 4 through Dec. 8. Of the five sophomore debaters that entered the tournament, three reached the round of elimination. En route to his second place finish, Connor Engel ’17 completed the preliminary rounds with […]