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The Number Don’t Lie

Nick Sims, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Feature, Football, Oakton students, Sports

With the NFL Draft coming up on Apr 27, this can be a stressful time for many teams. During the draft, all 32 teams are looking for players that can make an impact; no position on the football field impacts their team greater than a quarterback. This years’ quarterback draft class is seen to be a we...

Club Soccer

Club Soccer

Nathan Tankel, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Sports

Club Soccer is a very popular sport for High School students to participate in outside of school. It provides a great environment for the students to play a sport they love and also the team normally contains many passionate players. In fact, many club soccer teams are even better then some High Sch...

Major League Baseball’s 2017 Top Prospects

Major League Baseball’s 2017 Top Prospects

Arthur Kennington, Sports Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The 162 game grinding season is back, with Major League Baseball back in full motion through it’s Spring Training outlets. This year must be one of the most suspenseful years in the recent decade as a lot of the teams around the league have been farming their top prospects as they now look to take their ...

Swimming for the team

Swimming for the team

March 1, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Sports, Swim & Dive

It’s time to get in the zone. Lie down and put on your headphones. Layer up in clothes to get sweaty. Start getting mentally prepared. It’s time to swim. Senior Tommy Hallock competed in 4 events for the 6A state meet on February 17 at George Mason University Aquatic Center. As a strong freestyler,...

Oakton Soccer Preview

Oakton Soccer Preview

Owen McCarty
March 1, 2017
Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports

  The defending Concorde District champion Oakton Boys Soccer is gearing up for the start of their season. The team is looking to have another successful season with many of their star players returning. Although the team is losing four defensive rocks but are hopeful that the younger players can st...

DeMarcus Cousins traded to the Big Easy

DeMarcus Cousins traded to the Big Easy

Nikhil Mahajan, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Boys Basketball, College & Professional Sports, Sports

On Sunday February 19th, DeMarcus Cousins found out he was traded from the Sacramento Kings to the Big Easy. Cousins found out shortly after the all-star game that he was involved in a blockbuster trade that sent Cousins and Omri Cassipi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for first round rookie pick Bu...

Doubleheader basketball games versus Chantilly

Doubleheader basketball games versus Chantilly

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief
February 4, 2017
Filed under Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Web exclusive

Both Oakton girls and boys basketball teams faced Chantilly on Friday, Feb. 3 for an exciting doubleheader. By the start of the varsity girls game at 5:45 p.m., students filled the stands. The Oakton student section showed off their school spirit with a hawaiian-out, while Chantilly’s student section w...

Midway 2016-2017 NBA MVP Contenders

Nikhil Mahajan, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Boys Basketball, College & Professional Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

At this point in the NBA season, we’re a little over halfway through and have witnessed stellar play from dozens of players. Several unexpected players have made pushes to put their name into the MVP conversation such as Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics. Other players such as James Harden and Russe...

Premier League Update

Premier League Update

Owen McCarty, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

  The Premier League is in full swing with the season passing it’s half way point. The current leaders “Chelsea”  moved eight points clear of second place Arsenal. It seems that everyone is chasing Chelsea at the moment, but they are reluctant to give up ground. Spurs, Manchester City, Manche...

The Curious Case of John Wall

The Curious Case of John Wall

Matthew Corgnati, Business Manager/ Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

“With the first pick of the 2010 NBA draft the Washington Wizards select, John Wall from the University of Kentucky” This announcement was music to the ears of every Washington sports fan. After years of disappointment and underachieving seasons the fans of Washington finally had hope. A college...

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers Rivalry

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers Rivalry

Nikhil Mahajan, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Boys Basketball, College & Professional Sports, Sports

The legacy of the historic 73-9 Golden State Warriors was tarnished by their complete fallout when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals this past summer. Their downfall has been cycled throughout everyone’s newsfeeds and whether or not you follow the game, you’ve...

The Raiders’ Ship Sinks

The Raiders’ Ship Sinks

January 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

The performance of this year’s Raiders team has changed the whole league’s perception of the franchise. Before this year they hadn't won over 8 games since 2002 and were widely regarded as the “scrubs” of the league and a terrible team. Derek Carr was the main reason behind the changes that occurr...

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