Norse Notes

The NBA is expected to see a rise in competition as teams approach the Finals.

NBA Mid-Year Report

Predictions for the second half of the season
Cory Snyder, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

The NBA season has officially hit the half-way point of games played and the All-Star break has just ended.  After the exciting all-star game that occurred with Team Lebron winning it, fans are excited...

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

Four years of buckets

Celebrating the seniors of girls' varsity basketball
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...

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

Basketball Takes Top Spot

Basketball is first in league going into the second round of play
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...

Winners never quit

Winners never quit

Vikings go 2-1 during last week's basketball tournament
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,...

Slam dunk

Slam dunk

Derek Lamb is the only freshman on the varsity boys basketball team
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...

It's Basketball Season Again

It’s Basketball Season Again

The 2019 NBA preview.
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...

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

Best NBA Trade Deadline Moves of 2019

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...

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

The James Harden show has no brakes in sight

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...

Russell Westbrook, leader in total triple-doubles since he was drafted in 2008 by the Seattle Supersonics (photo by Aaron Vasquez)

The NBA is having a triple-double invigoration

Paul McLaughlin, Staff Writer, Sports Editor, & Copy Editor January 23, 2019

A triple-double is defined as an achievement wherein a player must accumulate a double-digit total in three of five statistical categories (assists, blocks, points, rebounds, and steals) over the course...

Second-year Kings player Buddy Hield in college (photo by Christopher M)

Kings off to a royal start

Paul McLaughlin, Staff Writer, Sports Editor, & Copy Editor November 13, 2018

After a 107-99 win against the Orlando Magic on October 30th, the Kings stand at four straight wins after their 1-3 start, resulting in a 5-3 record. While only having two more wins than losses, the quality...

MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo (photo by Keith Allison)

Early NBA Award Predictions

Paul McLaughlin, Staff Writer, Sports Editor, & Copy Editor October 17, 2018

  The beginning of a new NBA season is always exciting, seeing established players and rookies alike setting expectations for the next eight months of the NBA. However early it may be, it is never...

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