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Oaks Plus offers our students a variety of extracurricular activities such as before and after care, clubs, and sports. Sports, in particular, provide students with a different atmosphere to learn and grow where they face new and different challenges. Offering a total of seven competitive sports throughout the school year, our spring season offers Boys Baseball and Boys & Girls Track & Field, as well as co-ed intramural soccer in partnership with Tab Rec.

The Oaks is one of 13 schools in the Indianapolis Independent School League (IISL), in which our Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams play. In addition to these teams, we follow a ‘no-cut’ philosophy that allows for every student that registers for a sport to be placed on a team in an in-house league. Tryouts are held at the beginning of the season so that coaches can assess the skills and abilities of players and assign them to an appropriately challenging team.

Boys Baseball

Our baseball program continued to grow with 30 enthusiastic players, fielding both Junior Varsity (JV) consisting of 5th and 6th graders, and the Varsity team comprising 7th and 8th graders in the IISL conference. Despite facing challenging weather conditions and inconsistent opponents, our teams showed remarkable dedication and sportsmanship throughout the season.

Junior Varsity

The JV team had a tough season, finishing with a record of 2 wins and 5 losses before entering the small tournament of eligible teams. Seeded 4th out of the 5 competing teams, the team won their first-round game against 5th-seed Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD). Due to weather delays, their semi-final match against the 1st-seed Bethesda became the unofficial championship game after 2nd-seed Park Tudor forfeited. Despite their valiant effort, the JV team ultimately lost to Bethesda.

Varsity

The Varsity team had a strong season, finishing with a record of 4 wins, 1 loss, and 1 tie. Seeded 2nd out of seven teams in the tournament, they defeated the 7th-seed ISD team in the first round. Unfortunately, their journey ended in a rainy semi-final game against a strong 3rd-seed in Greenwood Christian Academy (GCA). GCA then went on to defeat the 1-seed Bethesda team in the Varsity championship game as well.

Track & Field

Our track and field program saw another successful year with a total of 72 athletes. For the second year in a row, athletes were divided into in-house and conference teams so that coaches could appropriately challenge them and allow more students to participate in competitive meets throughout the season.

In House

The in-house team included 14 boys and 10 girls who competed in select available conference meets throughout the season and celebrated their achievements at intramural meets. Our coaches focused on nurturing a love for the sport and developing the skills needed for these athletes to reach the Varsity level.

Conference

The conference team, consisting of 24 boys and 24 girls, represented The Oaks in the majority of meets throughout the season, as well as in the IISL tournament. The boys’ team achieved a remarkable 1st place out of 11 schools, while the girls’ team secured 2nd place. Our athletes set personal records (PRs) in 22 out of the 44 events at the final meet, showcasing their growth and dedication over the entire season. Additionally, three athletes qualified for and participated in the Middle School State Track Meet, highlighting the exceptional talent within our program.

Spring Soccer (competitive club)

This spring, Oaks students had the opportunity to compete against other middle-school aged athletes and their peers through Tab Recreation’s 14U soccer program. Approximately 50 Oaks students played on three of the six teams in the league. Oaks students were part of team Oaks, team Iceland and team Madagascar and competed weekly starting in April.

In the end of season tournament, team Oaks faced team Iceland in one of the first round games where Iceland came out on top. Team Iceland went on to face team South Korea in the second round, where they secured a win to advance to the championship game. Meanwhile, on the other side of the bracket, team Madagascar overcame team England, who had previously defeated team Austria, in the semi-finals. The championship game became an intense showdown between two Oaks teams – team Madagascar and team Iceland – with team Iceland emerging victorious as the 2024 Spring Soccer champions.

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