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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...

OH Wrestler Troy Jaffy Wins State Championship; Ethan Davis Finishes Second

OH Wrestler Troy Jaffy Wins State Championship; Ethan Davis Finishes Second

March 4, 2018


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Olympic Heights senior wrestler Troy Jaffy won the state championship in the 220-pound division at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee Saturday night with a 4-2 come-from-behind decision over Seabreeze’s Braden Buswell. OH junior Ethan Davis took second place in the 170-pound division, losing on...

Lions Boys Basketball Teams Look for Strong Finish

Lions Boys Basketball Teams Look for Strong Finish

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


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*This story, originally posted on Jan. 16,  has been updated to include the results of the Boys Varsity game of Jan. 16 vs. West Boca. The Olympic Heights Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball Teams are in the final home stretch of their respective seasons. The Varsity team is 5-8 and the JV te...

Defense Shines As Girls Soccer Downs Boca Christian 2-0

Defense Shines As Girls Soccer Downs Boca Christian 2-0

January 9, 2018


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It’s hard to win when you don’t score, and in soccer it’s hard to score when you don’t get off a single shot on goal. That was the case for Boca Raton Christian when facing the Olympic Heights girls’ soccer team on Monday, Jan. 8, as the OH defense shut down the Blazers 2-0. The win gives...

13 OH Athletes Earn PB Post Fall All-Area Teams Honors

13 OH Athletes Earn PB Post Fall All-Area Teams Honors

January 8, 2018


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Six members of the Olympic Heights football team have been named to the Palm Beach Post's All-Area second team with another three earning an honorable mention. In addition, three OH golfers and one cross country runner earned honorable mentions for their respective sports. Named to the Post's All-Area football...

29 OH Athletes Named to Fall All-Conference Teams

29 OH Athletes Named to Fall All-Conference Teams

January 4, 2018


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The honors keep rolling in for the Olympic Heights fall athletics teams as 17 football players, eight swimmers, and four golfers were named to their respective Fall Palm Beach County All-Conference teams which are selected by the coaches in each conference. The OH football team had 14 players named...

OH’s Shane Ellis and Chris Dascher to Play in Florida/Georgia All-Star Game; Join Five Other Lions in PBC All-Star Game

OH’s Shane Ellis and Chris Dascher to Play in Florida/Georgia All-Star Game; Join Five Other Lions in PBC All-Star Game

January 1, 2018


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The honors keep rolling in for the Olympic Heights football team as two Lions have been selected to represent the Sunshine State in the Sixth Annual Florida vs. Georgia All-Star Game and seven players have been selected to play in the Palm Beach County All-Star game. Tight end Shane Ellis and defensive...

12 Olympic Heights Athletes Named to Sun-Sentinel Fall All-County Teams

12 Olympic Heights Athletes Named to Sun-Sentinel Fall All-County Teams

December 24, 2017


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The Olympic Heights football team had nine players named to the Sun-Sentinel’s 2017 All-County Team including defense end Sebastian Bruno and wide receiver Michael Ippolito who were both named to the all-county first team. Bruno has committed to play for Yale at the collegiate level while Ippolito...

JV Basketball Team Looks to Halt Three-Game Skid

JV Basketball Team Looks to Halt Three-Game Skid

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

December 11, 2017


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After dropping their Dec. 8 game to West Boca, the Olympic Heights JV Basketball team is 1-3 with three-game losing streak at the moment. Their first game was a win over Saint John Paul II Academy by twelve points. At halftime the team was up by more than twenty points but the lead dwindled to as low...

OH Boys Basketball Program Looks for Drastic Improvement

OH Boys Basketball Program Looks for Drastic Improvement

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

November 27, 2017


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The Olympic Heights varsity boys basketball team is looking at its 2017-18 season as the one in which they turn the program around as they will be looking to improve on their five-win season last year. For the past several years, the OH basketball program has not been a very competitive one. Four...

OH Wrestling Team Tops Palm Beach Post Rankings

OH Wrestling Team Tops Palm Beach Post Rankings

November 14, 2017


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The Olympic Heights Wrestling team is the number one team in the county according the Palm Beach Post's preseason rankings for the 2017-18 wrestling season.  The Lions squad also placed individual wrestlers in nine of the Post's 14 weight classifications preseason honor roll. Michael Butler and Brando...

Girls Soccer Beats Lauderdale 6-0; Boys Fall to River 4-2

Girls Soccer Beats Lauderdale 6-0; Boys Fall to River 4-2

November 14, 2017


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In it's first district contest of the year, the Olympic Heights girls soccer team blanked Ft. Lauderdale High 6-0, getting revenge for a bitter loss to the Flying L's last year and improving its season record to 2-0-1. The Lions scored early in the contest as Jaselyn Cappello scored 28 seconds into...

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