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The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

Girls Basketball

Legacy of Coach Priester and Oakton Girls Basketball

Kaleb Steele, Sports Editor | February 29, 2024

   Whether by wins, a style, a roster, or simply by the coach, Coach Priester has been coaching basketball for 44 years. The most important thing to get out of games is not to win but to try to win. When it comes to losses, the most important thing...

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WNBA Expansion: The Big and Needed Change

Kaleb Steele, Sports Editor | June 9, 2023

The WNBA played a preseason game in Toronto earlier in the season; the Minnesota Lynx met the Chicago Sky at Scotiabank Arena, and the question comes up even more precisely. Will Canada's most populous city, home of the NBA's Toronto Raptors, get a WNBA...

Surfael and his teammate after a victory in his basketball league

Girl’s Varsity Basketball Practice Squad

Nathan Tankel, Staff Writer | November 14, 2017

This year, at Oakton High School, the girls varsity basketball team is trying something that is unprecedented at the school. Because of the smaller than expected turnout for tryouts, the team is having 3 seniors act as a practice squad to help the team....

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Doubleheader basketball games versus Chantilly

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief | February 4, 2017

Both Oakton girls and boys basketball teams faced Chantilly on Friday, Feb. 3 for an exciting doubleheader. By the start of the varsity girls game at 5:45 p.m., students filled the stands. The Oakton student section showed off their school spirit with...

Oakton vs. Langley rematch ends with a sigh

Oakton vs. Langley rematch ends with a sigh

Maggie Campbell | March 9, 2016

After an exciting season, the girls' basketball state semifinals on Wednesday, March 8, 2016 did not end as Oakton fans or players had hoped with a 47-38 loss. The Cougars had a rough first quarter, trailing Langely 15-5.  Going into the game, Alex...

Oakton Girls Basketball: Region Champions

Oakton Girls’ Basketball: Region Champions

Tony Waltrich | March 1, 2016

Down by three to the Fairfax Rebels at the end of the third quarter, one could feel the anxiety emanating from the Cougars' bench. However, the score margin was the least of Oakton's worries. Three-quarters of the way through the game, the Cougars had...

Girls basketball are regional champions

Girls basketball are regional champions

Erin Preaskorn | March 10, 2015

Oakton Girls basketball has always been one of the school’s most impressive teams, with winning records, an award winning coach, and a talented group of players. Now, the team can add 2015 6A North Region Champions to their long list of victories.   Many...

12 of Oaktons athletes participated in the national signing event

Signing to seal the deal

Erin Preaskorn | January 15, 2015

National Signing Day occurred during the third week of November, where athletes from various sports all over the country signed their National Letter of Intent. The National Letter of Intent (NLI) is a document used to indicate a student athlete’s commitment...

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