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Flag Football growing in popularity at Olympic Heights

Flag Football growing in popularity at Olympic Heights

Amelia Welch, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Olympic Heights is well known for its winning traditions and talented student-athletes across many of its sports. One such team is the OH flag football team. This team has had the opportunity to thrive...

The eight Olympic Heights athletes (identified in story below) who signed letters of intent to take their talents to the collegiate level.

Eight Olympic Heights athletes sign letters of intent

April 5, 2023

Eights senior Olympic Heights athletes signed letters of intent to continue their academic athletic careers at the next level in a signing ceremony held in the OH theater on April 4. Those signees are...

The 2023 Olympic Heights boys tennis team.

OH boys tennis team off to best start in recent history

March 10, 2023

Midway through its 2023 campaign, the Olympic Heights boys tennis team holds an impressive 8-1 record, having won its last seven straight matches. The team’s only loss thus far came at the hands of St....

The Olympic Heights competitive cheerleading team at the UCA National Competition held at Disney World over the Feb. 10 weekend.

Olympic Heights competitive cheerleading completes best season in school history with third place finish at Nationals

Amelia Welch, Staff Writer February 24, 2023

Blood, sweat and plenty of tears were shed as the Olympic Heights competitive cheerleading team battled its way through the winter season to place third in the nation. The team had some of the best moments...

Senior leaders on this seasons Olympic Heights basketball team are (from left): 6’2” guard Trent Sease, 6’7” forward Gyterson Louissaint, 6’3” guard Davids Yonko, and 6’1” guard Cameron Kranitz.

Olympic Heights basketball looks to close out season strong

Mason Silverstein, Managing Editor January 20, 2023

Olympic Heights head varsity boys basketball coach Keith Mackrey, by his own admission, has a “unique team” this season. Speaking of his team, currently 9-10 on the season, Mackrey comments, “We...

Brian Pulaski, an assistant coach at Olympic Heights from 2007 through 2010, returns to take the helm of a football program that went 1-9 last season and hasnt had a winning season since 2017.

Brian Pulaski returns to OH to take over football program

Brayden Schultz, Co-Sports Editor January 18, 2023

The Olympic Heights football program will begin yet another new era in 2023 with the hiring of familiar face Brian Pulaski as the next head football coach. Pulaski will be the Lions’ fifth head coach...

The Olympic Heights Girls Volleyball Team celebrated its Senior Night on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Even though the night ended in a 3-0 loss to Park Vista, the Lady Lions finished the season at 7-7, equaling their best record in recent memory.

Volleyball finishes with a 7-7 regular season record, equaling best outing in over a decade; playoffs start Monday, Oct. 17

Pedro Lagoeiro, Co-Sports Editor October 13, 2022

As we lean towards the end of the Fall sports season, we also approach the end of a season full of ups and downs for the girl’s varsity volleyball team. After a 1-4 start, the Lions finished their regular...

Lions running back Sean Lutin (#23) breaks into the John I. Leonard secondary in the 6-3 loss on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Offense fails to capitalize as Lions fall to John I. Leonard 6-3

September 7, 2022

In what can only be described as an upset, the Olympic Heights football team was dealt a surprising loss by the John I. Leonard Lancers on Thursday, Sept. 1, losing 6-3. The loss, coming on the heels of...

Olympic Heights senior running back Sean Lutin (#23) scores the Lions first touchdown of the 2022 season on a 3-yard run against Suncoast in last Thursday nights 14-12 victory.

Lions football starts season with a 14-12 win over Suncoast

August 31, 2022

The Olympic Heights Lions football team won it's 2022 season opener with a 14-12 home victory over the Suncoast Chargers on Thursday, August 25. The win came as a result of two rushing touchdowns by senior...

Second year Olympic Heights head football coach Brandon Knight (center, white visor) expects his 2022 squad to be competitive in their new district.

Lions football team starts 2022 season with high hopes

Pedro Lagoeiro, Co-Sports Editor August 25, 2022

As the school year begins so does the high school football season. The Olympic Heights Lions football team starts their 2022 campaign tonight, Thurs., Aug.25, with a home opener against the Suncoast Chargers...

The Olympic Heights boys weightlifting team celebrate their Class 3A State Championship in the Snatch Competition.

OH SPORTS WRAP: Boys weightlifting win state title; two Special Olympians medal; athletic squads tops in academics

May 23, 2022

The Olympic Heights boys wrestling team won the Class 3A State Championship in the snatch event on April 21. The OH weightlifters edged out Navarre High School by one point for the title, 21-20, to win...

Olympic Heights student/athletes that signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level are (from left): Caleb Mackrey (basketball), Brady Thomas (basketball), Maddy Wicihowski (softball), Will Eltringham (football), and Kyle Dzarnowski (basketball).

Five OH student/athletes sign to play at the collegiate level

Pedro Lagoeiro, Staff Writer May 22, 2022

As the school year wraps up, we can look back at what was a very successful athletic season for Olympic Heights. Not only did the school achieve multiple district titles by many different sports, the Lions...

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