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Girls Lacrosse Beats Chantilly in OT Thriller

Girls Lacrosse Beats Chantilly in OT Thriller

Matt Corgnati
May 10, 2016
Filed under Girls Lacrosse, Sports, Web exclusive

Friday night was the start of the 2016 playoffs. Girls lacrosse took on bitter rivals, Chantilly at Chantilly's home field in what would turn out to be one of the best district games of the season. With a 5:30 start time underneath the cloudy skies and rain, the Cougars came into the game with something...

The Oakton Varsity Softball family

The Oakton Varsity Softball family

Lindsey Katsaros
May 10, 2016
Filed under Softball, Sports, Web exclusive

Softball does not get as much attention as some of the other sports do at Oakton. During the springtime, these varsity athletes can be found out on the field most afternoons, conditioning and practicing their skills. Throughout the season, they play about 20 games. However, with the unpredictable weather ...

The Comeback Kids: Liverpool Storm Back to Beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3

The Comeback Kids: Liverpool Storm Back to Beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3

Arthur Kennington
April 25, 2016
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports

Liverpool are a club that have a great history of comebacks in major tournaments and the streak wasn't ended in their heavyweight clash in the Europa League Quarter-Finals against German giants, Borussia Dortmund. Liverpool had played a previous 1st-Leg affair in Dortmund two weeks earlier where miraculously...

Oakton Varsity Soccer secures a win over Chantilly

Oakton Varsity Soccer secures a win over Chantilly

Owen McCarty
April 19, 2016
Filed under Boys Soccer, Web exclusive

This past week, Oakton varsity and junior boys faced off against their rivals, Chantilly High School.  The varsity team has gotten off to a hot start and was 5-0-1 heading into this game. On the other hand, the junior varsity team was struggling to find their form. Either way, these teams were both...

Savoring the Champions League results

Savoring the Champions League results

Matt Corgnati
April 17, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

Last week, Champions League matches shocked people around the globe. With eight teams remaining going into the quarter finals, only four teams would advance. Each matchup of two teams played a two-game series, one at each of the teams' home stadiums and the scoreline being kept on aggregate between them....

Kobe Bryant plays his final game

Kobe Bryant plays his final game

Jessica Marshall
April 15, 2016
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports, Web exclusive

There aren't many people in the world who are known just by their first name. When most people hear "Kobe," they immediately think of Kobe Bryant, the third leading scorer in NBA history and arguably one of the best professional basketball players of all time. The basketball star who joined the NBA at...

From early exit to last team standing

From early exit to last team standing

Tony Waltrich
April 6, 2016
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports, Web exclusive

Years after their completion, individual NCAA Basketball Tournaments are remembered for two things: Cinderella stories and powerhouse national champions. The 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball regular season was absolute chaos; no one team seemed to be able to pull away from the rest of the pack and cement themselves...

Jamie Vardy’s Rise to the Top: Rise to Premier League Success

Jamie Vardy’s Rise to the Top: Rise to Premier League Success

Arthur Kennington
April 5, 2016
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

In English professional football, the goal for many aspiring athletes is to make it to the top and play for the Premier League’s greatest teams. For Jamie Vardy his dream was cut short when he had been released from Sheffield Wednesday’s academy at an age of just sixteen. However, in Vardy’s case the...

Is it too late now to say Sorrycuse?

Is it too late now to say Sorrycuse?

Nikki Singh
April 3, 2016
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports, Web exclusive

Despite their surprising and stellar flight through the 2016 NCAA championship and into the Final Four, the Orange's run came to an end in their bold face off against the Tar Heels. In an 83-66 win, the number one seeded UNC dominated the number 10 seeded Syracuse. Early in the first half, neither team gaine...

NCAA March Madness Tournament

NCAA March Madness Tournament

Kathryn Tatum
March 30, 2016
Filed under Boys Basketball, College & Professional Sports, Sports

With the first games of the NCAA March Madness tournament about to start, everyone – basketball fan or not – is rushing to fill out their bracket. The first game of the tournament starts Thursday Feb. 17 at 12:15 pm and is between Duke and UNC Wilmington. All first round games will be played on either...

Warriors chase all-time record

Warriors chase all-time record

Nathan Tankel
March 14, 2016
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports, Web exclusive

Back in 1995 the Chicago Bulls were able to set the NBA record for the best record of all time. They were able to win 72 games and only lose over their entire tenth season. The team boasted many superstars such as Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr. All this immense talent would have gone to complete waste...

NCAA Tournaments: March Madness preview

NCAA Tournaments: March Madness preview

Ian Fitzgerald
March 14, 2016
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports, Web exclusive

College basketball is revered almost religiously for many students at Oakton High School. As March Madness approaches, students are bracing their brackets for the NCAA tournament, and seeding hasn’t even finished yet. Seeding Sunday took place this past weekend, on Sunday March 13. The NCAA committee...

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