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  • Athletes of the Week: TENNIS: Alaina Lewis & William Luque; WRESTLING: Leidaly Riveria; WEIGHTLIFTING: Kaivin Im

  • Students of the Month: Alexis Ford (9); Jonathan Raffa & Skylar Deutch (10); Johnathon Difusco (11); Charlotte Stewart (12)

  • Teacher of the Month: Leslie Giblin; Non-Instructional Employee of the Month: Joanne Falzone

Heights Baseball Looks to Reap the Rewards of Hard Work in 2019 Season

Heights Baseball Looks to Reap the Rewards of Hard Work in 2019 Season

Jacob Tucker, Torch Contributor

February 21, 2019


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When Coach Casey Beck took over the helm of the Olympic Heights baseball team four years ago, he had one goal in mind: build a winning program. Similar to most every coach at OH, he wanted to make his team not only part of the school’s list of activities but part of its culture. Different from previous...

Heights Softball Trounces Atlantic 21-3 in Season Opener

Heights Softball Trounces Atlantic 21-3 in Season Opener

February 20, 2019


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Taking advantage of home runs by Kaitlyn Cunningham and Kelly Montilla, the Olympic Heights softball team won its 2019 season opener at Atlantic High, trouncing the Eagles 21-3 on Tuesday afternoon. Cunningham’s home run came in her first at bat of the season, putting the Lions ahead 2-0 in the...

OH Girls Soccer Closes Out 15-Win Season; Readies for Potential Showdown with West Boca in District Tournament

OH Girls Soccer Closes Out 15-Win Season; Readies for Potential Showdown with West Boca in District Tournament

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


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Coming into this year, Olympic Heights girls soccer coach Jim Cappello had very high expectations for his team, and as the team approaches next week’s district tournament, it would be an understatement to just say that those expectations have been met. The Lady Lions wrapped up their 2018-19 regu...

OH Basketball Program’s “Culture Change” Paying Immediate Dividends as Lions Off to Best Start in Years

OH Basketball Program’s “Culture Change” Paying Immediate Dividends as Lions Off to Best Start in Years

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018


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One-third of the way through its season and heading into the Winter Break, the Olympic Heights boys basketball team, under the leadership of new head coach Keith Mackrey, is turning heads with its 4-4 record featuring upsets and close losses to area powerhouses. The Lions opened it 2018-19 campaign with a ...

OH Girls Soccer Team Unbeaten After Five Games

OH Girls Soccer Team Unbeaten After Five Games

November 29, 2018


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The Olympic Heights varsity girls’ soccer team is off to perhaps its best start in recent memory with a 4-0-1 record over its first five games of the season. And even though the team won its first four games scoring a total of 29 goals and shutting out each of those first four opponents, perhaps the...

Olympic Heights’ Will Cunningham Excelling on the Field, in the Weight Room, in the Classroom, and in Life

Olympic Heights’ Will Cunningham Excelling on the Field, in the Weight Room, in the Classroom, and in Life

Razanne Saleh, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


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Will Cunningham, an Olympic Heights weightlifter and varsity football player, is steadily making a name for himself as one of the best student athletes in the county. In this his senior year, he plans to not only set records in his weightlifting and football career, but to leave behind his mark on the...

Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Begin Postseason Play

Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Begin Postseason Play

October 14, 2018


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The Olympic Heights girls’ volleyball team and both the OH boys’ and girls’ golf teams will begin post season play Monday, October 15 in their respective district championship tournaments. The volleyball team (7-16 on the regular season) will travel to Boynton Beach High on Monday at 6:00 p.m....

Lions Down West Boca 13-3 to Run Record to 3-1

Lions Down West Boca 13-3 to Run Record to 3-1

September 16, 2018


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Winning ugly. But winning. The Olympic Heights football team used two Connor Hone to Jack Coulson touchdown passes to beat West Boca 13-3 on Friday, Sept. 14, on the Bulls’ home field. What many thought would be a “get well” game for the Lions after being man-handled by Cardinal Newman a...

Lions Football Team Falls 40-20 to Cardinal Newman

Lions Football Team Falls 40-20 to Cardinal Newman

September 9, 2018


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After holding its opponents to a total of 13 points over the first two games of the 2018 campaign and posting a 2-0 record, the Olympic Heights football team met more than its match on Friday night as the Cardinal Newman Crusaders came into Corey Lewis stadium and had their way with the Lions, 40-20. Particularly...

Olympic Heights Football Team Off to 2-0 Start; Looking to Build on Victories

Olympic Heights Football Team Off to 2-0 Start; Looking to Build on Victories

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

September 1, 2018


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The Olympic Heights football team is off to a 2-0 start after beating Boynton Beach 7-6 in what Head Coach Baz Alfred called a “sloppy” game in the season opener on Aug. 24, and then pounding cross-town rival Spanish River 42-7 on Aug. 30. In the season and home-opener, Boynton Beach’s game-opening,...

Olympic Heights Special Olympians Shine at State Games

Olympic Heights Special Olympians Shine at State Games

May 21, 2018


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The long weeks of hard training put in by the Olympic Heights Special Olympics Team under Coach Robin Williams and Coach Joseph Leaming have paid off as team members selected to represent Palm Beach County at the State Games at Disney's Wide World of Sports brought home two gold medals, two silver medals,...

Keith Mackrey Hired As New Boys Basketball Head Coach

Keith Mackrey Hired As New Boys Basketball Head Coach

April 9, 2018


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  Olympic Heights has hired Keith Mackrey as its new boys’ varsity basketball head coach.  Mackrey will be replacing Matt Ryder who is leaving to take the athletic director position at Boca Raton High School after serving as the Olympic Heights head coach for three years. Mackrey ha...

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