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Changing of the guard

Changing of the guard

Tony Waltrich
February 8, 2016
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports, Web exclusive

The Super Bowl is the most televised annual event in American history. From diehard football fans to those who couldn't care less, the Super Bowl has a little something for everyone, whether it be the actual game or the esteemed commercials. This year's Super Bowl marks the 50th anniversary of the very...

Effects of snow on NFL Playoffs

Effects of snow on NFL Playoffs

Matt Corgnati
February 3, 2016
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports, Web exclusive

This years NFL playoffs have been plagued by snow and bad weather. As the NFL playoffs came into the Conference Championship, so did the snow. We all know that over the past weekend the Eastern Seaboard was slammed by one of the biggest snow storms in history. With areas receiving up to 30 inches of...

Locked-In

Locked-In

Maddie Sheifer
January 28, 2016
Filed under Feature, News, Sports

After both the boys and girls varsity swim and dive teams came out victorious in their meets against Chantilly last Friday evening, the team participated in one of their most sacred events of the season. The Oakton Swim and Dive team is the only sports team at Oakton to be allowed to host a lock-in event....

Oakton sweeps Chantilly

Oakton sweeps Chantilly

Ashley Shepard
January 27, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

Friday night, Oakton Cougars took on rivals Chantilly Chargers. This season, the girls team is currently 5-1 and the boys team is 4-2. Going into the meet, Cougar boys were eager to win after falling to Patriot High School last week and Robinson High School before winter break. This week the boys had...

AFC and NFC championship games

AFC and NFC championship games

Nathan Tankel
January 26, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

During this weekend both the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) championship games for the National Football League (NFL) occurred. The winner of each game would advance to the Super Bowl and represent each of their conferences. The final four teams left were...

The 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or

The 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or

Arthur Kennington
January 20, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

It was a tense scene in Zurich, Switzerland as things were all set in place to kick off at the annual 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony. It is a ceremony  to name the best players in world football over this past calendar year. The normal proceedings are the same every year, naming the selections for...

NFL Playoff Approaches the End

NFL Playoff Approaches the End

Tony Waltrich
January 12, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

After 18 long weeks, the 2015-16 NFL Season is nearing its' close. Across the league, the season has been an exciting one from start to finish. From Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers' nonstop dabbing to the new extra point rules, the year has gifted casual and hardcore football fans alike with some...

The fall of the Kings

The fall of the Kings

Jennifer Coon
January 4, 2016
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

On Friday, December 18, the swim and dive team traveled to their first away meet of the season to race the Robinson Secondary School Rams at South Run Recreation Center.  However, the Cougars were not able to defeat Robinson, marking Oakton's first loss of the season.  The boys' score was Oakton 139,...

Oakton Lacrosse Turkey Shootout

Oakton Lacrosse Turkey Shootout

Matt Corgnati
December 15, 2015
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

This Saturday was one of the Oakton Lacrosse programs biggest events; The Turkey Shootout. Turkey Shootout is a popular tournament held at Oakton each year that helps to fund the lacrosse team's season. The tournament consists of teams from the Concord District and other various teams. The Oakton girls...

Kicking Into a New Season

Kicking Into a New Season

Maddie Sheifer
December 15, 2015
Filed under Sports

On Saturday, November 21, Oakton's dance team participated in their very first competition of the 2015-2016 winter competition season at Paul VI High School. Although you're used to seeing them dance on the sidelines and put on a fantastic half-time show at football games, many do not know there is a...

Goodbye basketball

Goodbye basketball

Tony Waltrich
December 9, 2015
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

24 or eight? It speaks volumes to the career of Kobe Bryant, that here in the twilight of his basketball journey, the only question that remains to be answered is "What jersey number of his should we retire?" On Nov. 29, 2015, the five-time NBA champion, Los Angeles Laker legend, and basketball icon...

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles

Nathan Tankel
November 17, 2015
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

The Philadelphia Eagles have had a rocky start to the season. Even sporting a below average record the Eagles are still very much alive this season. The season started with an away game against the Atlanta Falcons. The expectations were very high and this game was the first with the new personnel. The...

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