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Covid-19 Affecting High School and Club Sports

Melana Vyskosky is a junior playing on the volleyball team at Oakmont.

Emma Price, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

As COVID-19 has gotten exponentially worse since the beginning of March, it has drastically affected extracurricular activities, such as sports, causing mixed opinions from many students. “I think that the delay was necessary because COVID-19 has affected and still affects many people and fam...

NBA Playoffs Recap

The NBA playoffs are currently underway, with many fans excited to see who will come out on top.

Anirudh Srinivas Mepperla, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Through all of the unexpected events in recent times, a lot of the things we love the most are being put on hold. However, it has yet to stop the NBA as playoffs and finals are quickly approaching. The Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors fought for a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals, and the se...

Senior Kailer Fulton commits to Southern Oregon University for softball

Senior Kailer Fulton, third from the left, pictured with five of her teammates.

Marika Alexander, Staff Writer

September 10, 2020

On August 24, senior softball player Kailer Fulton announced that she committed to Southern Oregon University to play for the women’s softball team. “I was incredibly excited to commit to SOU,” Fulton said. “The school itself is amazing and looks like an awesome new adventure.” Fulto...

COVID-19’s Toll on Student Athletics

Junior XC athlete Lois Sison racing in a meet before the pandemic started.

Valentina Moreno, Media Manager

September 2, 2020

COVID-19 has left a void for student athletes at Oakmont as their seasons have been halted and postponed, adding it to the list of activities irrevocably affected by the pandemic. “The pandemic has affected me and my teammates because volleyball is a sport that consists of six players and requi...

Seventh place state success

Junior Sean Myles (far right) on the winner's podium after taking seventh place at the CIF State Wrestling Championship.

Lauren Watanabe, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Junior Sean Myles placed seventh in the CIF State Wrestling Championships on February 27-29 at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA. Myles along with fellow junior James Mintmier were the only two wrestlers from Oakmont to qualify for the state competition.  “Going into the tournament I felt a lot of...

Crazy for the Kings

Freshman Noah Rush with Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox.

Madeline Murphy, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Freshman Noah Rush is a lifelong Sacramento Kings season ticket holder. “This is the fifteenth year we’ve had season tickets and I've been to, I would say, 80 plus games,” Rush said. As a season ticket holder, a person receives many perks. One major perk that many members take advantage of is t...

Four years of buckets

The varsity girls' basketball seniors line up for a final photo with their friends and families (from left to right): Preet Gill, Sophia Piepmeier, Jada Holmes, Maddison Hasegowa, and Kiona Prout

Marina Alexander, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

The girls’ varsity basketball seniors played their last home game on February 6, losing to the Placer Hillmen. “Just playing basketball for this program has given me a lot of confidence that I didn’t have before,” senior captain Preet Gill said. “Being team captain and taking leadership o...

Looking back and moving forward

Senior boy's soccer players line up for one last picture with their coaches (from left to right): coach Tom Sinner, Njabulo Mkhize. Jake Neiman, Ben Gonzalez, Christian Barajas, Noah Collins, Javi Gonzalez, Pete Gonzalez, and coach Pete Gonzalez.

Marika Alexander, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

The boys' varsity soccer team had their last home game on February 6, winning 2-1 against Placer High School. For the seniors  this was their last game playing in their home stadium. “It was a really fun experience,” senior co-captain Noah Collins said. “I’m going to miss everyone I was pl...

Coming to an end

Senior Kaidin James takes the ball down the field against the Placer Hillmen.

Lauren Watanabe, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

The girls' varsity soccer team played their last home game on February 5th, losing to Placer by one goal. As the winter sports are slowly coming to their end, so is the high school soccer career for many of our senior Vikings. “I’m going to miss playing with everybody,” senior and captain Jaidyn Boh...

Basketball Takes Top Spot

Junior Nathan Greenfield goes up for a layup against the Rio Linda Knights.

Kate MacPherson, Managing Editor & Social Media Director

January 31, 2020

The varsity boys’ basketball team is currently first in league with a record of 4-1 and an overall record of 15-3, completing their first round of league play with a win against Ponderosa on January 29. “I think our chemistry is what got us here,” senior Anand Mepperla said. “We all have fai...

Remembering 24

Junior and varsity boys basketball player Edi Crno pays tribute to the late Kobe Bryant by honoring

Kate MacPherson, Managing Editor & Social Media Director

January 28, 2020

18-time NBA all-star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant have passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26 at the ages of 41 and 13. Their deaths not only mark a huge loss in the sports community, but also affect the global public as Bryant’s legendary ...

Winners never quit

Winners never quit

Jack Eby, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

The Oakmont varsity boys’ basketball team had a tournament at Galt High School last weekend, and won two out of the three games that they played. The Vikings played the Kimble Jaguars, the West Wolfpack, and the Galt Warriors. “Definitely rebounding killed us in our second game against West,” freshman Dere...

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