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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...

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...

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...

The NBA is having a triple-double invigoration

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

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 of a single game. In the 2011-2012 NBA season, ex-Boston Celtic, Rajon Rondo, led the entire league in tr...

Kings off to a royal start

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

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 of those wins is what matters. They have beaten the playoff-caliber Miami Heat, Washington Wizards...

Early NBA Award Predictions

MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo (photo by Keith Allison)

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 too soon to start predicting the award winners of the season. Below are my predictions for two of...

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