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Lions fall to Blanche Ely 48-6, now 2-5 on the season

Lions fall to Blanche Ely 48-6, now 2-5 on the season

October 14, 2019

Despite being able to hang with 6-1 Blanche Ely for most of the game’s first half, the Olympic Heights football team was eventually done in by Ely’s big plays, losing 48-7 to the Tigers in Pompano Beach on Friday, Oct. 11. The first of the big plays for the Tigers came on their first play from...

Lions drop to 2-3 after 62-0 loss to Atlantic

Lions drop to 2-3 after 62-0 loss to Atlantic

September 30, 2019

Too fast. Too big. Too strong. Too athletic. It doesn’t take much more than that to sum up the freight train of a football team the Olympic Heights Lions got in the way of in their 62-0 loss to the Atlantic Eagles on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Corey Lewis Stadium. Atlantic's scored early and often ...

Defense leads Lions to second consecutive win with 13-6 victory over Spanish River

Defense leads Lions to second consecutive win with 13-6 victory over Spanish River

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

September 23, 2019

At the pre-game pep rally on Friday, Sept. 20, Olympic Heights head football coach Kevin Wald encouraged the student body to make its way over to Spanish River High School that evening to turn the Sharks’ homecoming game against his team into an OH homecoming. And the Lions faithful did not disappoint,...

Time and Stress Management Key to Becoming a Successful Student Athlete

Time and Stress Management Key to Becoming a Successful Student Athlete

Jordan Lanson, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Olympic Heights student athletes have a lot to manage with hours per week of conditioning, practice, and games. And those hours get doubled if the student athlete is also playing on a travel or club team.  And, there are the numerous hours of homework and studying that have to be factored into an alr...

Lions down John I. Leonard 16-6 for first win of season

Lions down John I. Leonard 16-6 for first win of season

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

September 15, 2019

After opening the 2019 season with three losses, the Olympic Heights Lions football team got in the win column with a 16-6 win against the John I. Leonard Lancers on Friday, Sept. 13 at Corey Lewis Stadium. The importance of the Lions’ first victory of the season was not lost on head coach Kevin...

Lions fall to 0-3 after 53-0 loss at Palm Beach Central

Lions fall to 0-3 after 53-0 loss at Palm Beach Central

September 10, 2019

You knew it was going to be a long and ugly night for the Olympic Heights football team last night against Palm Beach Central when the Lions – at only five minutes and 22 seconds into the game – were down 21-0 with Palm Beach Central having run only one offensive series. When the clock mercifully...

Lions lose at Boca High 29-0; drop to 0-2 on the season

Lions lose at Boca High 29-0; drop to 0-2 on the season

August 30, 2019

Many of the same problems – missed blocks, missed tackles, and penalties - that plagued the Olympic Heights Lions in their season opening loss to Lake Worth last week came back to haunt the team in last night’s 29-0 loss to the Boca Raton Bobcats last night in a weather-shortened game, dropping the...

Lions football team drops season opener to Lake Worth 44-7

Lions football team drops season opener to Lake Worth 44-7

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

August 23, 2019

The Olympic Heights football team’s 2019 season, under new head coach Kevin Wald, did not get off to the start they had hoped for, losing at home to Lake Worth 44-7 on Thursday night. Giving up 44 points is not the way a team wants to open up the season, especially when only putting one touchdown of...

STORY UPDATE: Volleyball officials’ holdout leads to postponement of OH girls’ season opening match; football officials strike averted

STORY UPDATE: Volleyball officials’ holdout leads to postponement of OH girls’ season opening match; football officials strike averted

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

August 21, 2019

UPDATE:  The Olympic Heights Girls Volleyball Team's season opening match versus American Heritage (Delray) scheduled for last night, August 21, was postponed due to the ongoing holdout of the East Coast Volleyball Officials Association (ECVOA) over its per game pay dispute with the School District of...

New OH Football Coach Kevin Wald Looks to Build a Championship Culture; Seventh Head Coach Since 2011

New OH Football Coach Kevin Wald Looks to Build a Championship Culture; Seventh Head Coach Since 2011

Jacob Pasternack, Editor-In-Chief

May 2, 2019

The 2018-2019 school year has been one of change at Olympic Heights, ranging from the school getting a new principal to changes at a few of the athletic programs’ head coaches. One of those coaching changes involves the OH football team with Kevin Wald taking over the helm of the program. Baz Alfred,...

Heights Baseball Primed for District Tournament Championship Run

Heights Baseball Primed for District Tournament Championship Run

Jacob Tucker, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

For the Olympic Heights varsity baseball team, this is the year that it was finally supposed to reach its full potential, entering the season with rising expectations from their mediocre prior seasons. Now, as the team continues to get the job done on the field, it enters the district playoffs with...

OH Boys Lacrosse Team Gets First Win in School History; Girls Teams Sees Vast Improvement

OH Boys Lacrosse Team Gets First Win in School History; Girls Teams Sees Vast Improvement

Kaivin Im / Emily Nomberg, Staff Writers

April 5, 2019

This 2019 spring sports season, Olympic Heights resurrected its dormant girls’ lacrosse program after a and instituted it first ever boys’ lacrosse program. And history was made on Thursday, April 4, when the boys’ lacrosse team recorded its first win in school history by downing John I. Leonard...

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