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The Gamut

The Gamut


Ready for a challenge: Junior Gabriel Chaparro goes for the shot as a Wildcat attempts to block him.

Patriots face off against Whitney at HOCO games

Jimena Beltran, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

On Jan 12. Oxford’s JV and varsity athletes entered the court and field for the 2024 HOCO games, prepared to face off against Oxford’s rival school, Whitney. With a total of six games played by all levels of boys and girls basketball as well as...

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Anchoring The Defense: Toronto defender Renata Fast clears the goal and pushes the puck forward in Toronto’s away game against Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by John McClellan)

Women’s Hockey League thrives in opening games

The PWHL launched their first ever matches in 2024. The league broke attendance records for professional women’s hockey and their own records within the month since their debut.
Theoden Melgar, Digital Content Editor February 1, 2024

On Jan. 1, the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) showcased their first-ever game in which New York took the victory 4-0 over Toronto. In a subsequent matchup on Jan. 6, between Minnesota and Montreal, the league hosted 13,316 people at Xcel...

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Shifting focus: the Angels need to lessen their emphasis on generational players and more on the future of the ballclub. (Photo by: AP Images/ Charles Rex Arbogast)

Moving into the future with the Anaheim Angels

Without Ohtani, here are things the Angels need to change for the 2024 season.
Mikaela Woo, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Before considering types of pitches, number of home runs, or plays made on the diamond, baseball organizations need to ensure the stability of their team's future. The Anaheim Angels exemplify the failure to do so, as they have lacked professionalism...

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Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, Ravens quarterback, Lamar Jackson, Lions quarterback, Jared Goff, and 49ers quarterback, Brock Purdy lead their team to the conference games. (Photo collage by Eshmom Haque)

Road to the Super Bowl: A look back at the NFL playoffs

The NFL playoff season nears its finality with a mix of unexpected and expected teams entering the final stages of the bracket.
Eshmom Haque, Sports Editor February 1, 2024

Closing off their division games, the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, and the Detroit Lions vie for a spot in the 2024 Super Bowl hosted in Las Vegas on Feb. 11th. In December, the Baltimore Ravens earned the AFC first seed...

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Chilling on the ice with Oxford underclassmen

Chilling on the ice with Oxford underclassmen

Mikaela Woo, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

Sophomore Linda Liao, freshman Kenzie Liang, and seventh grader Evelyn Truong are the face of ice skaters here at OA. The graceful, competitive, and dedicated skaters put in over 24 combined hours a week towards improving their craft and honing their...

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Shooting for Victory: Boys basketball lines up for the shot for their OATV debut. (Photo by Tyler Nguyen)

Boys basketball is ready to enter the season with a slam dunk

Boys basketball works hard to adapt to the changes for the upcoming season.
Audrey Lee, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

Shooting for the win in the 2023-24 winter season, OA boys basketball is ushering in high expectations for their upcoming games. Led by team captains juniors Gabe Chaparro and Elijah Spessert as well as senior Andres Badillo, boys basketball hopes to...

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OA Esports is back in the game

Audrey Lee and Celine Park December 14, 2023

Esports has returned to Oxford for the 2023-2024 school year — this time, as a CIF-certified team. The revival of the once-dormant club was initiated and led by freshman Benson Tran, under the advisory of Oxford’s ASB Technician Xavier Barnett. Tran...

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Breaking the Basket: Freshman Chloe Chen during varsity practice, prepping hard for the season. (Photo by Tyler Nguyen)

Freshmen Chen, Noble bond in varsity basketball

Michelle Choy, News Editor November 16, 2023

With the season starting in full swing, girls varsity basketball is ready to dominate the tournament with their two youngest faces: freshmen Chloe Chen and Emma Noble. As a friendship that blossomed when they first met during recreational basketball,...

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Ice Cold: Junior Olivia Kang reps in her orange and black game jersey during media day with her team, the Lady Ducks. (Courtesy of Olivia Kang)

Breaking the ice with OA’s star hockey players

Zoharys Jaen and Tyler Nguyen November 16, 2023

Junior Olivia Kang and sophomores Enoch Oh and Jesse Hamrick spend vast hours on ice to master one sport: hockey. Playing for the Lady Ducks, Servite High School, and Villa Park respectively, these three star athletes practice daily in hopes of playing...

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Texas Rangers dugout celebrates their very first World Series victory after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0. (Photo by: Jamie Squire)

Texas Rangers win first franchise World Series

Mikaela Woo, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

“This is just a surreal moment, there’s just so many things that have happened in this past month and to finally be the last team standing, there’s just no better feeling,” Max Scherzer, Rangers star pitcher said.  For the first time ever,...

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Running Through: The girls varsity cross-country team poses after the OC Championships Invitational  (Photo by Lynn Grepo)

Patriots end fall season with solid records

Millie Kwon, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

After a multitude of adrenaline-filled games, fall sports season has come to an end. Featuring girls golf, girls tennis, girls volleyball, and cross-country, this season was definitely very exhilarating.   Girls Golf: After a 5 year...

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Saudi sportwashing a disturbing trend for soccer

Saudi sportwashing a disturbing trend for soccer

Eshmom Haque, Sports Editor October 30, 2023

Throughout this year, the Saudi Pro League signed hefty contracts with big-name soccer players like Neymar Júnior and Cristiano Ronaldo as part of the Saudi Vision 2030 plan. In this initiative, the government plans to transition the country’s economy...

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