Oakton Outlook

Different Event in Track and Field

Lizzie Thompson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field

     Spring track and field just had their tryouts and are going to start practicing next week. While I was listening to people talk about track and field, I realized how many events fall under the subject of track and field. First, are the most basic of the event, long distance and sprints. The length...

Lacrosse Tryouts

Pari Abdollahi, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Boys Lacrosse, Oakton News

Spring sports, such as lacrosse have started. Oakton spring sports tryouts started the week of Presidents Day and some tryouts are still ongoing due to weather delays. Many people attended the spring tryouts including those who are new to the school as well as upperclassmen who are trying out for the firs...

Alliance of American Football League

Alliance of American Football League

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under College & Professional Sports, Football, Sports

The Alliance of American League is a new professional football league that started a week after the Super Bowl. The association was founded by Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian, Ebersol, the former president of NBC sports president and Polian a former NFL analyst for NFL Network. Polian has said “We...

The Fall of Zion

March 1, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports

Playing both small forward and power forward, Zion Williamson lead his high school to three consecutive state championships and earned the South Carolina Mr. Basketball recognition in his senior year. Now, he is the future first pick for the 2019 NBA draft for Duke Blue Devils college basketball team,...

The Economics Behind the NBA

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Sports

The NBA has always been fun and exciting for its near 90 year life time. However, one facet of the National Basketball association that is constantly overlooked is the financial side of the game. The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the NBA and NBPA contract about the financing in the NBA, is co...

Oakton High School’s Crew

Maddie Flickinger, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Crew, Events, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

Oakton’s Crew team started up it’s spring season this past week, after three months of winter conditioning on the rowing machines. The rowers are off to the Occoquan river to start practicing for their first race, the Polar Bear Regatta, which is in late March. Oakton’s crew team has more rowers this ...

Spring Sports At Oakton

March 1, 2019


Filed under Sports

Although the school year is progressively getting more stressful now that it’s springtime, there are certain aspects of this time of year that might bring the athletes of Oakton some joy. The spring sports season is beginning to take off. A few sports that will be offered this year include baseball, lac...

NCAA Football Championship

NCAA Football Championship

January 23, 2019


Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports

Alabama and Clemson, the top two teams in college football, faced off the National Championship game on January 7th. both teams were undefeated and evenly matched, this had the makings of a very good game that would come down to the wire. In the first quarter of the game, that prediction seemed like a g...

Nike, Colin Kaepernick Controversy

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

Generally, large sports merchandise companies make their money by the standard way of advertising.  For example, a company comes out with a new product line and advertises these products with famous celebrities.  This method has been used time and time again and it is an approach that is certain to ...

Jimmy Butler and the problem with the Timberwolves

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

This past NBA season, a particular trade stood out over the NBA offseason. Jimmy Butler, the young star of the declining Chicago Bulls, was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for their 7th pick in the draft and prospect Zach LaVine. Butler, upon arrival, was reunited with his former coach Tom ...

2018-2019 NBA Award Predictions

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

This year’s 2018-2019 NBA awards are all very interesting races. Two of these races really stand out as the most interesting and exciting. The MVP award is always highly contested and one of the most exciting storylines of the year. This year, there are three main MVP candidates and one dark horse ca...

Capitals Start the Season Strong

Sara Boddie, Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Capitals start the season strong after coming out of a huge Stanley Cup win. They're first game of the season, they defeated  the Boston Bruins, 7-0. Team captain Alex Ovechkin comes out on to this ice with no slack, scoring two goals in the first two minutes. Goals by T.J. Oshie, John Carlson, Br...

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