Oakton Outlook

Shohei Ohtani: A New Type of MLB Phenom

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

While we have seen our fair share of phenoms in the MLB, from Bryce Harper to Mike Trout to Giancarlo Stanton, none have the amount of hype and game-changing potential that Shohei Ohtani has as of this moment. Despite essentially being the same on paper compared to last year, the Los Angeles Angels ...

Oakton’s First Track Meet Of the Season

Juvianna Mullings, Staff writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Oakton students, Outdoor Track & Field, Sports, Uncategorized

    Last Saturday, April 7th, Oakton’s Varsity track team attended the annual Carolyn Legard Relays hosted at Wt. Woodson high school at 9 am. The weather was gloomy and harsh so some schools were debating whether to participate, and there ended up being a total of 28 schools ready to ...

NBA Playoff Race

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

This year NBA playoff race has been one of the best of the past few years. The storylines going into the playoffs are abundant and that has led to some amazing basketball. Most of the focus of the standard NBA talk show has been on the wild wild western conference. The west has been crazy this year, ...

Tennis Without a Court

Zoe Sauger, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

The tennis team’s court was taken away from them so the school could build Cougar Towne. Though, the team is not disappearing, they had to find a new place to practice. The team’s coaches decided on Nottoway Park. Tennis isn’t the first sport to have to practice off campus. The swim and dive t...

Spring into Action

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Sports, Web exclusive

   Saying goodbye to the Winter Sports’ season means saying hello to the new teams of Spring Sports at Oakton. This past week, tryouts were held almost every day for teams including Soccer, Lacrosse, Tennis, Cross Country, Baseball, and Softball. Despite the cold and rainy weather, the players push...

Winter Athletes Reflect on Past Season

Riya Jain, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the pep rally approaches and winter athletes prepare for their performance, the winter sports season is officially over (except for a few postseason competitions). Looking at the athletes, many may forget that school sports require a tremendous amount of time commitment and effort that is in addition to ...

Dashing Into Track Season

Juvianna Mullings, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

Track and field is one of the oldest sports well-known involving sprinting, long-distance running, jumping, and even throwing. The ancient Olympic Games began in the 776 BC, when Koroibos, a cook from the nearby city of Elis, won the stadium race, a foot race 600 feet long. Not until the 1860s, howe...

Seventeen and Counting…

Lindsey Katsaros, Editorial Board

February 23, 2018


Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports

Throughout the month of February, the 2018 Winter Olympic Games have been taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea. As of Feb. 23, The United States of America has won a total of 21 medals, including 8 gold, which puts the United States fourth in the total medal count. Two of the gold medal wins happ...

Oakton Varsity Basketball Season Recap

Oakton Varsity Basketball Season Recap

Nathan Tankel, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

The season for the Cougars Varsity Basketball team ended with a defeat to Battlefield this Wednesday, Feb. 7. The loss ended their hopes to win a state ring, but overall the season was an incredibly successful one. The team was able to win districts after defeating both Chantilly and Westfield in tigh...

NBA MVP Race

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

This season in the NBA has been filled with some amazing storylines and plays. The MVP race has been one of the best we have seen recently. Three players stand out above the rest in the MVP race. Kevin Durant, James Harden, and LeBron James. The current frontrunner is hard to decide. James Ha...

Cougarettes take on Nationals

Cougarettes take on Nationals

Payton Wozny, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Dance, Oakton News

The Oakton High School Dance Team is leaving soon for their trip to Florida where they will compete in the Universal Dance Association (UDA) dance team national competition. At this competition, they will compete against other high school dance teams from across the country. The team is flying to Orlan...

How Oakton Gymnastics is Preparing for Districts

How Oakton Gymnastics is Preparing for Districts

Zoe Sauger, staff writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Gymnastics

A lot of people do not understand what high school gymnastics is. It is completely different from what you saw Simone Biles do at the Olympics. To begin with, high school gymnastics has a diverse mix of gymnasts. The team could range from girls who have never done gymnastics before to some who used to do i...

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