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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...

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...

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...

Slam dunk

Slam dunk

Jack Eby, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Freshman Derek Lamb is on the Oakmont varsity basketball team. This is the first time a freshman has been on the varsity basketball team since varsity basketball coach John Hunter became the coach. “It's pretty special,” Lamb said. “I enjoy basketball a lot, and it's a great opportunity.” ...

It’s Basketball Season Again

It's Basketball Season Again

Jack Eby, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

There were a lot of offseason trades that occurred during the past NBA offseason that have made the upcoming 2019-2020 NBA season much more exciting for many fans. Anthony Davis’ trade between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans made headlines on June 15, 2019. The Lakers gave up L...

A League of his Own

Gabe Latog, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Varsity soccer player and senior Zwannah “Z” Johnson made a mark in his final high school season in 2019, scoring 25 goals in 19 league games, solidifying himself as the Foothill Valley League’s top goal scorer by 10 goals. Johnson has played at the varsity level ever since he came to Oakmont his...

Season in review: Varsity Boys’ Soccer

Freshman Carson Dubay defending Oakmont's soccer team to a win!

Kaitlyn Edwards, Staff writer

February 19, 2019

Our boys soccer team went undefeated this season after all of the work and effort that the boys put in. The team improved their skills and worked together to become league champions. “The best part of the season was going on a 7 game win streak leading into playoffs,” junior Christian Barajas...

Best NBA Trade Deadline Moves of 2019

Kristaps Porzingis looking to post up Elfrid Payton (photo by Jose Garcia)

Paul McLaughlin, Staff Writer, Sports Editor, & Copy Editor

February 8, 2019

There were 24 total trades in the NBA since last Thursday and with that, there were a lot of good or even great deals that were made across the league. Here's the recap on our picks for the best moves that teams made at the trade deadline for the 2018-2019 NBA season.   1) Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks to t...

The James Harden show has no brakes in sight

James Harden playing in the Drew League in 2011 (photo by GAMEFACE PHOTOS)

Paul McLaughlin, Staff Writer, Sports Editor, & Copy Editor

January 24, 2019

On Wednesday night, the Houston Rockets defeated the New York Knicks 114-110 in a game where Houston Rockets superstar James Harden poured in a career-high 61 points, tying Kobe Bryant for the most points scored by an opponent at Madison Square Garden. Harden has scored at least 30 points in 21 straig...

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