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OH SPORTS WRAP: Winter sports teams update; Wrestlers win JoeMac Duals; Three OH athletes sign letters of intent; Anglin finishes 8th at states diving championships

OH SPORTS WRAP: Winter sports teams update; Wrestlers win JoeMac Duals; Three OH athletes sign letters of intent; Anglin finishes 8th at states diving championships

December 18, 2019

Going into the Winter Break, the Olympic Heights girls soccer team has a 8-2-3 record, while the boys team has a 5-6-1 record. The girls basketball team has a 6-6 record, while the boys basketball team’s record stands at 2-5. It is worth noting that two of the boy basketball team’s losses were by...

Heights cheerleaders win UCA Regional Championship

Heights cheerleaders win UCA Regional Championship

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

The Olympic Heights varsity competitive cheer team won first place at the Universal Cheeleaders Association (UCA) regional championships held at Busch Gardens in Tampa this past weekend. The team will now be advancing to the national championship competition to be held at Walt Disney World in Februar...

OH Girls Soccer focused on goal of winning a district title

OH Girls Soccer focused on goal of winning a district title

Jordan Lanson, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

It’s that time of year when soccer season is back with a vengeance.  And the Olympic Heights girls soccer team is looking to wreak some of that vengeance by winning a district and possibly a regional championship. Last year, the girls varsity soccer placed second in the district and this season...

OH diver Danielle Anglin wins Regional Championship, advances to States

OH diver Danielle Anglin wins Regional Championship, advances to States

November 12, 2019

Olympic Heights sophomore Danielle Anglin placed first at the FHSAA Region 4-3A Girls Diving Championship on Friday, Nov. 8, held at Boca Raton High School. She now moves on to the FHSAA Class 3A State Championships in Stuart on Saturday, Nov. 16. Anglin, who placed second at the District 10-3A tournament,...

OH SPORTS WRAP: Swim/Dive Team sends two to Regions; Girls Soccer takes two at preseason jamboree; Football closes out season 2-8; Boys Golf competes at charity tournament

OH SPORTS WRAP: Swim/Dive Team sends two to Regions; Girls Soccer takes two at preseason jamboree; Football closes out season 2-8; Boys Golf competes at charity tournament

November 5, 2019

SWIMMING/DIVING: Olympic Heights diver Danielle Anglin placed second at the District 10-3A diving tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Anglin is the first diver OH has had in a number of years. Anglin, who is the first diver in years for the Lions, advances to the Region 4-3A diving tournament to be held ...

Lions fall behind early in 33-13 loss to Forest Hill

Lions fall behind early in 33-13 loss to Forest Hill

October 19, 2019

The Olympic Heights football team put up a tough fight against the Forest Hill Falcons but couldn’t manage to capitalize in key situations, ultimately losing their homecoming game 33-13 at Corey Lewis Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 17. As has been the case throughout most of their losses this season...

OH SPORTS WRAP: Cross Country has strong showings; golf sends two players to regionals; Special Olympics bowling has two first place finishers

OH SPORTS WRAP: Cross Country has strong showings; golf sends two players to regionals; Special Olympics bowling has two first place finishers

October 16, 2019

CROSS COUNTRY: The Olympic Heights cross country team finished in fourth place at the city championship, only 15 points behind third place St. Andrews. At the South County Conference Meet, the team finished third, eight points behind second place Spanish River. The boys’ team earned one medal for a ...

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...

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