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February 29, 2024

Off to a flying start, Oakwood Hawks eye league, CCS, NorCal and possible state titles

Even with an outstanding 13-1 start, the Oakwood High boys basketball team said it hasn’t come close to reaching its potential yet.  “There is a way to go to hit that ceiling,” longtime Hawks coach Kort Jensen said. “That’s why we’re trying to think outside...

Ellis Richardson has come a long way

When Ellis Richardson was in the eighth grade, he knew something had to change. Describing himself as “chubby and out of shape,” Richardson would soon chart a new path for himself.  “I was close to being obese according to the BMI,” he said. “Something in...

Despite loss, Oakwood still has plenty to be excited about

On the inbound play to start the second half, Owen McCarry came up with a steal before dribbling the length of the floor and making a nifty behind the back pass to Duncan Ellis, who scored an uncontested layup. The play summed up Christopher...

Oakwood senior Lydia Sattler earns Division I scholarship

In April 2019, Lydia Sattler chose to play in a high-profile tournament with her club soccer team instead of going to the junior prom. For Sattler, the decision was a no-brainer.  “I have a strong desire for soccer, so the answer was easy for me,”...

Oakwood has reason for optimism

Even though the Oakwood High boys basketball team's season just ended, the Hawks are already looking forward to next season. One can say optimism is extremely high around the basketball program, and with good reason. Oakwood, which finished the season with a 20-6 record—including...

Oakwood hoops on solid ground

Last year, the Oakwood High girls basketball team was the little engine that could, defying expectations and ultimately having its hard work and determination culminate in a Central Coast Section playoff berth.  This season, coming off the back of an incredible year, no one dared...

Oakwood boys hoops as solid as ever

Playing perhaps its most lackluster half of the season, the Oakwood High boys basketball team went into the halftime break trailing by 10 points to the same King City team that it had already lost to twice earlier in the season by a combined...

Marcotullio, Oakwood on a good run

Kate Marcotullio decided to run cross country last year as a freshman to stay in shape for soccer, the sport she has played since she was 5 or 6 years old. Her expectations were rather muted, as the Oakwood sophomore had never—and still doesn’t—think...

Marcotullio, Oakwood on a good run

Kate Marcotullio decided to run cross country last year as a freshman to stay in shape for soccer, the sport she has played since she was 5 or 6 years old. Her expectations were rather muted, as the Oakwood sophomore had never‰-and still doesn‰'t‰-think...

Oakwood spring sports teams thrive

What the Oakwood High swimming and track and field teams lack in facilities and numbers, they make up for with hard work and talent. One has to look no further than sophomore Annie Rickard, who is one of just two—yes, two—athletes that make up the swim team (freshman Brendon Tompkins is the other).

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