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A Field of Dreams: Oakton Hosts Aspiring European Ballplayers

A Field of Dreams: Oakton Hosts Aspiring European Ballplayers

Ethan Sullivan
November 6, 2014
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports

Earlier this month, Oakton was greeted by a very unique group of visitors. During the week of September 29th to October 3rd, Oakton’s baseball program played host to a team of players who traveled from Europe and were practicing for their shot at being recruited by American college coaches. The team,...

Freshman football suffers loss

Freshman football suffers loss

Erin Preaskorn
October 30, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports, Web exclusive

Freshman football suffered a crushing defeat of 0-21 against Westfield Thursday, 30 Oct. The second to last game of the season started rather unusually. The Bulldogs didn’t arrive until 6:02p.m., causing the game to start half an hour late. Although the final score implies otherwise, the defense was...

Rowdy Cougars take on the Atoms

Morgan Cooper
September 20, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports, Web exclusive

On September 19, Oakton’s “rowdy cougs” fought for victory against the Annandale Atoms under the Friday night lights. When students first arrived on the cougar path, some had to open their jackets or throw away any food or drinks they brought to the game. Security enforcement for the games has increased...

To Pay or Not to Pay?

courtneydo
September 1, 2014
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Opinion, Sports, Web exclusive

Debate ensues over whether NCAA College Athletes should be paid to play a sport at their University. Sports are hugely popular in this country, and are televised and advertised daily, earning much revenue. Fans obsess over their professional teams and favorite athletes, and do the same for their favorite...

Turf War

courtneydo
September 1, 2014
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports, Web exclusive

In the past, soccer in America tended to fly under the radar compared to other sports. However, after this summer’s past FIFA Men’s World Cup in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, soccer grew in popularity across the country and surfaced on the covers of newspapers and magazines. Nowadays, soccer is still surfacing...

Possibility of a Beltway World Series

Maggie Campbell
August 28, 2014
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports, Web exclusive

The Washington Nationals recently made walk-off history with ten straight wins, but are now struggling to rise above the Phillies. The Nationals have fallen to the Phillies 3-2 on Monday and 4-3 on Tuesday. Despite the recent losses, Nationals fans have not ceased to discuss the possibility of a Beltway...

Top 10 World Cup moments

Top 10 World Cup moments

Maggie Campbell
August 25, 2014
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports, Web exclusive

Whether a soccer fan or not, the 2014 FIFA World Cup sparked a new level of excitement for people all around the world. For soccer fanatics, the cup provided the chance to see the best of the best compete together at a whole different level. "The combination of world-class players, coaches, games, stad...

This Month in Oakton Soccer

This Month in Oakton Soccer

christianameyers
June 11, 2014
Filed under Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Sports

This month in Oakton Boys and Girls Soccer A look into Oakton High School's Vasrity Boys and Girls soccer season. Girls soccer adds a new member to their roster for the first time in years, team manager Ally Veltman. Ally, younger sister of returning varsity player Katie Veltman, describes how her ...

Sophomore star Joe Rizzo leads Oakton baseball

Sophomore star Joe Rizzo leads Oakton baseball

tmarquis
June 11, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Last spring the Oakton varsity baseball team had a successful season, making it all the way to the semifinal round of the state tournament. The team high batting average was an impressive .450, held by the team’s only freshman: Joe Rizzo. This spring Rizzo and the rest of his team hope to follow in...

Running out of time

Running out of time

sunnibean
May 1, 2014
Filed under Girls Lacrosse, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Sports

The daily life of a teenager consists of rigidly tight time schedules, mapped out to balance school, sports, homework, and lack of sleep. Fitting one sport into the AP-cluttered life of a junior can be difficult to say the least, but junior Kelsey McWilliams manages to simultaneously compete in two varsity...

New sport, no problem

New sport, no problem

tmarquis
April 29, 2014
Filed under Sports

We all know sports at Oakton are serious, intense, and a big time commitment, but some students that haven’t been playing their entire lives still want to join in on the fun. Many students pick up the sport weeks, or even days before tryouts. These athletes are most likely looking for an enjoyable ...

A maturing team, with things going their way

A maturing team, with things going their way

alexxenos
April 29, 2014
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Opinion, Sports, Web exclusive

There is plenty of excitement over the Wizards this season and for good reason. This is the first time the Washington basketball team has made the playoffs since 2008 and if the Wizards win one more game, they will have won their first playoff series in eight years. The real Wiz fans out there remember...

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