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Kicking Off: Junior Miguel Alcala and the soccer team prepare for the upcoming season with some motor drills.

Boys Soccer Opens New Season

Nandita Bussa, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

After narrowly losing their chance to qualify for CIF playoffs last year, Oxford boys varsity soccer will be looking to get the job done this season. With added numbers and enthusiasm, boys soccer has high hopes for this season, starting with a preseason...

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Wild Card: In their first CIF game, the girls return home with a successful 10-8 dub, coming out victorious after successive ties.

A Step Further: Girls Tennis

Zoharys Jaen, Lifestyle Editor November 17, 2022

Keeping up their streak from last year, girls tennis ended the season with 13 wins, holding on to their 3rd place position in the 605 league. Though the girls won two CIF playoff games against Glendora High School and Marymount, the team strives to push...

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U.S. vs. Spain: Kobe Bryant and the U.S. basketball team take on Spain in the 2008 Olympics for the gold medal.

New Documentary “Redeem Team” Recounts Redemption of U.S. Basketball

Theoden Melgar, Digital Content Editor November 17, 2022

Last October, Netflix rolled out “The Redeem Team,” a two-hour documentary recounting the U.S. basketball’s return to international dominance. Previously undefeated in the Olympics since the formation of the legendary 1992 Dream Team, the U.S. shockingly...

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Swinging Into Action: Jolie Diep, one of three freshmen on a varsity team this season, scores a point in tennis practice.

Freshmen trio make strides in fall varsity sports

Justin Le, Staff Writer October 21, 2022

Starting this season, freshmen Jenevieve Urfano, Jolie Diep, and Trina So all made varsity for their respective sports: volleyball, tennis, and cross country. As the only freshmen on their teams, their accomplishments during this first season are duly...

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WOW Games: Varsity and FroshSoph volleyball take victories against Whitney in this year’s set of WOW games.

Volleyball goes in for the “kill” against Whitney

Christian Festin and Theoden Melgar October 20, 2022

At this year’s 2022-2022 WOW games taking place on Oct. 4, Oxford faced Whitney at home once again. The varsity team came into the match on an incredible 19-2 record and dominated the set score 3-0. FroshSoph also won their respective match, but Oxford...

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Breakout Season: The NBA’s most electrifying and exciting stars take the stage for another season. Expect this to be a season for young superstars to make leaps and bounds to contention.

Last year’s NBA underdogs, this year’s contenders

Theoden Melgar, Digital Content Editor October 20, 2022

The NBA season kicked off on Oct. 18, pitting big-market superteams against one another. The Philadelphia 76ers took on the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers took on the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors.  Although veteran teams...

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Slovenian Scoring Record: Luka Dončić scores 47 points to inch Slovenia to victory in their Sep. 7 match against France.

FIBA’s Internationally Thrilling Return

Theoden Melgar, Digital Content Editor September 29, 2022

On Sep. 18th, the FIBA Eurobasket ended with Spain’s national team taking the title. The tournament started on Sep. 1, with twenty-four European teams sorted into four groupings to fill venues in the Czech Republic, Georgia, Italy, and Germany.  After...

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Surprising Selling: On Aug. 23, Angels owner Arte Moreno announced his intentions to explore the potential sale of the Angels team.

Sudden Sale: Angels Up For Bid

Eshmom Haque, Sports Editor September 29, 2022

Last month, Arte Moreno announced his plan to sell the Angels team after almost 20 years of ownership. He originally purchased the Angels in 2003 from the Walt Disney Co. for $180 million; now, Forbes values the company at $2.2 billion. However, Moreno...

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Junior High Tournament Preview

Theoden Melgar and Eshmom Haque September 29, 2022

After six weeks of practice and preparation, fall junior high intramural sports will move into their tournament phase next week. Here is the full list of upcoming games, featuring girls’ volleyball, boys’ tennis and flag football, so mark your calendars...

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Successful Match: Serena Williams celebrates her triumph over Estonias Anett Kontaveit in the second round of the U.S. Open on Aug. 31, 2022

Serena Williams: Promoting Resistance

Miriam Santos, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

Serena Williams is ready for the next chapter in her life. The 41-year-old tennis player announced her retirement in her feature in the September 2022 Vogue issue. With a 27-year-long professional tennis career under her belt, Williams retired having...

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Two-way superstar: Shohei Ohtani gets set up on the pitching mound.

Shohei Ohtani: MLB’s Greatest Showman

Mikaela Woo, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

Sho-Time is at it again! As of Aug. 31, 28-year-old Japanese two-way Angel player, Shohei Ohtani officially became the first in MLB history to have 10 wins on the pitching mound and over 30 home runs in a season.   That night, the ball left Ohtani’s...

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