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OA track, baseball, and volleyball dominate in league

Tyler Nguyen and Mikaela Woo May 7, 2024

Oxford’s spring athletes had sensational performances from the gym volleyball nets to the batter’s box. With impressive records coming from (insert sports best-kept records at the end), here is a full recap of OA spring sports and a preview into possible...

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Boys tennis, girls softball, and boys and girls swim finish off the season

Audrey Lee, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Oxford’s sports, boys tennis, girls softball, and boys and girls swim once again brought momentous victories to their seasons. With a firm record of 4-2, boys tennis presently hopes to rack up more wins in their following final league games. Softball...

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Sign away: Scholar athlete Ella Pace signs her contract with MIT softball in the Oxford Academy Gym on Apr. 3. (Photo by Cameron Oates)

Ella Pace-ing for success at MIT softball

Celine Park, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Oxford varsity softball captain senior Ella Pace officially committed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s softball team on Apr. 3, surrounded by her coaches, teammates, and student body.  Having begun her softball journey at the age...

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Collage by Tyler Nguyen adapts “Money” by Andrew Magill, “Mike Tyson” by Brian Birzer, and “Jake Paul” by Erik Drost, all licensed under CC by 2.0 Deed, and  “AT&T Stadium” by Michael Barera, licensed under CC by-SA 4.0 Deed. The collage is reusable under the CC by-SA 4.0 Deed.

Paul and Tyson shift the boxing landscape

Tyler Nguyen, Staff Photographer May 7, 2024

Youtuber Jake Paul is scheduled to fight his eleventh professional boxing match on Jul. 20 in the Texas AT&T Arena against fifty-seven-year-old seasoned opponent Mike Tyson. The match will be live-streamed on Netflix, where thousands are anticipated...

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Oxford golf wraps up first season after eagerly anticipated return

Theoden Melgar, Digital Content Editor May 7, 2024

With the school year coming to a close, boys golf was among the teams that capped off their season. In their first season back after six years, they currently have a 3-9 record. Their counterparts, girls golf, also made a long-awaited return, playing...

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Forward Maya Diaz advances ball ahead of opposing defense in home game against Samueli Academy. (Photo Courtesy of Girls Soccer)

Boys and Girls Soccer Advance To CIF Playoffs

Theoden Melgar, Digital Content Editor March 18, 2024

Girls and boys soccer both wrapped up their regular season in February, with the boys finishing on an impressive 14-6-4 overall record and the girls ending 9-14-3 in the standings. Although the girls’ post-season was in jeopardy, they were able to slip...

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Valieva’s scandal exposes figure skating’s icy reality

Jasmine Nguyen, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

In the figure skating world, Kamila Valieva, a 15-year-old Russian athlete, was nothing short of a prodigy, captivating global audiences and amassing numerous world records with stunning performances. However, at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, what...

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Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, Boston Bruins right winger David Pastrnak, Dallas Stars left winger Jason Robertson, and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes, help their teams rack up points in the regular season. (Photo Collage by Eshmom Haque)

NHL Teams Strive for Redemption in the 2023-2024 Season

Eshmom Haque, Sports Editor March 18, 2024

In early February, the final half of the NHL season commenced after the league’s All-Stars played their weekend games. As teams vie for the top three spots in their respective four divisions, new franchises are attempting to claw their way to the playoffs...

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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, Senior 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, Sports Editor 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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