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Dig Pink: Fight For A Cure

Dig Pink: Fight For A Cure

Katie Thompson
October 28, 2015
Filed under Sports

On Monday, Oct. 20, Oakton Volleyball faced off against Robinson Secondary School at its annual "Dig Pink" game. Dig Pink is an event that happens all around the country, supported by the Side-Out Foundation that raises money to find a cure for stage IV, or metastatic, breast cancer. This year, the Oakton...

Eastern Ineptitude

Eastern Ineptitude

Tony Waltrich
October 28, 2015
Filed under Sports

Losing is anything but a foreign concept to local NFL fans. The Washington Redskins have been in the basement of the National Football League almost a decade now with their only respite coming briefly in 2012. The Redskins’ firm entrenchment in the bottom of their division, the NFC East, has been constant...

End of the road

End of the road

Tony Waltrich
October 26, 2015
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

Sports has long been known to be a cruel mistress, professional sports most of all. It's the very nature of the game, after all, you play to win. Thus, it's completely reasonable that only one participant, be it a team or an individual, should end the year happy because they alone are champions. This...

Girl on the Green

Girl on the Green

Maddie Sheifer
October 22, 2015
Filed under Sports

Ever since Title IX was added to the Education Amendments in 1972, it is fair to say that there has been an tremendous increase in the amount of girls showing interests in participating in sports at the high school level. For a period of time, it was awkward or strange for high school girls to be pl...

Oakton vs. Chantilly Recap 2015

Oakton vs. Chantilly Recap 2015

Jennifer Coon
October 22, 2015
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

On Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, the Oakton Varsity Football team traveled to Chantilly High School to beat the Chargers. Throughout the game, there were many glimmering moments of hope for the Cougars, and a few times of disappointment leading up to the fall of the Oakton Cougars, with a score of 28-6. Oakto...

The Legacy of a King

Tony Waltrich
June 15, 2015
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

In every professional sport, it is common practice to discuss who the "GOAT," or "Greatest of All Time" is. With the exception of hockey and its respective great, Wayne Gretzky, there is no clear answer in any sport. In these discussions, the question of era is always an issue. After all, these games...

Baseball’s cure-all: the designated hitter

Baseball’s cure-all: the designated hitter

Ethan Sullivan
May 19, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports, Web exclusive

More so than almost ever before, Major League Baseball is in need of a serious offensive pickup. With a youth fan base that is growing more and more disillusioned, the need for change in baseball is absolutely screaming. As is the case with any big sport, nothing draws up more excitement than offense,...

NCSA Junior Nationals

NCSA Junior Nationals

Erin Preaskorn
May 15, 2015
Filed under Sports

NCSA Junior Nationals is a swim meet that occurred from March 17 to 21 at YMCA International Aquatic Center in Orlando, Florida. Oakton had seven swimmers swim at the meet, including Michael Ambrose, Laura Branton, Megan Byrnes, Julia Capobianco, Nathan Pawlowicz, Michael Pettinichi and John Shebat....

Golden Age of DC Sports

Golden Age of DC Sports

Tony Waltrich
May 11, 2015
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

Over the last decade or so, the sports franchises of Washington DC have become a running joke in the sports world. Certain teams have experienced small runs of success in the past, such as the Washington Wizards run of playoff berths from 2004-2007 or the Capitals playoff appearance streak from 2007-2012....

BSOC dominates Westfield 3-2

Erin Preaskorn
May 8, 2015
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

Varsity boys soccer won 3-2 against Westfield on Thursday May 7 while playing at home. Although the score suggests a close game, the truth is the cougars dominated the bulldogs throughout the entire game. In addition to being one of the last games before the playoffs, it was also Senior Night for the...

Boxing’s biggest mashup

Boxing’s biggest mashup

Erin Preaskorn
May 7, 2015
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

It was labeled the Fight of the Century and the fight that people have been waiting for; Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Manny Pacquiao. In what was considered the highest-grossing match in boxing history, Mayweather, the 38-year-old with the unblemished professional boxing record, beat Pacquiao for the...

Oakton track and field on the road to Penn Relays

Oakton track and field on the road to Penn Relays

Kathryn Tatum
April 21, 2015
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

Outdoor track is in full swing and the Oakton runners have made some impressive achievements. On Saturday, April 18, track and field attended an invitational meet at Lee Davis High School. The athletes left Oakton at 5:00 am and drove two and a half hours to Lee Davis. The meet was an invitational,...

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