Oakton Outlook

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...

Top 3 Storylines for the 2018/19 NBA Season

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports

LA-Bron and the 'Showtime” Lakers:  Since Lebron James announced that he would take his talents to Los Angeles, there’s been an equal amount of excitement and doubt.  On the one hand, “The King” is coming off his 15th season in which he put up career numbers. He played in all 82 games while...

Sportsmanship

Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Boys Lacrosse, Cheerleading, Football, Sports

Competition has always been a huge part of sports, but some schools are taking the competition too far. Even at an early age, parents taught their children about good sportsmanship. As the kids get older, however, they forget what their parents taught them and only care about winning. Oakton athletes ...

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, Editorial Board

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, Editorial Board

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 ...

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