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  • Athletes of the Week: Danielle Smith (Girls Soccer); Patrick Zullo (Boys Soccer)

  • Students of the Week: Shane Berner (Fr.); Shadi Dandashi (So.); Albert Rejouis (Jr.); Mitchell Beubrun (Sr.)

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...

Girls Soccer Team Sets Sights on District Title

Girls Soccer Team Sets Sights on District Title

Razanne Saleh, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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“LIONS ON THREE, LIONS ON THREE, ONE, TWO, THREE, LIONS!!” That is the chant the Olympic Heights girls varsity soccer team belts out before taking the field to face their opponent. The OH girls soccer team, coming off a 0-0 tie in their season opener at Santaluces on Monday, Nov. 6, notched...

OH Golfer Brooks Lambs Advances to State Championship Tournament; Team Misses Cut by Two Strokes

OH Golfer Brooks Lambs Advances to State Championship Tournament; Team Misses Cut by Two Strokes

October 23, 2017


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Olympic Heights golfer Brooks Lamb shot a a three-over par 74 at the Region 7-3A Championship Tournament on Monday, Oct. 23, at Jacaranda Country Club in Plantation, Fla, good enough to qualify as an individual competitor at the FHSAA 3A State Championship Tournament to be played at Howey-in-the-Hills,...

Heartbreaking 34-28 Loss to Forest Hill Virtually Ends Lions’ Playoff Hopes

Heartbreaking 34-28 Loss to Forest Hill Virtually Ends Lions’ Playoff Hopes

October 20, 2017


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Four yards: the difference between a win that would almost assuredly mean a district title and a crushing loss that would dash the hopes of the Olympic Heights football team advancing to the post season playoffs. The latter is the bitter reality for the Lions squad as a fourth and goal OH pass from...

Heights Boys Golf Team Advances to Regional Tournament; Jordyn Huberman Advances from Girls Team

Heights Boys Golf Team Advances to Regional Tournament; Jordyn Huberman Advances from Girls Team

October 17, 2017


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By virtue of their third place finish at the District 20-3A Championship Tournament, the Olympic Heights boys golf team has earned a berth in the Region 7-3A Championship Tournament to played at Jacaranda Country Club in Plantation, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 23. Although the team has consistently sent...

Lions’ 20-7 Loss to Palm Beach Lakes Puts District Title Up for Grabs

Lions’ 20-7 Loss to Palm Beach Lakes Puts District Title Up for Grabs

October 14, 2017


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The Olympic Heights football team was unable to generate much offense against the Palm Beach Lakes Rams, and the defense could only hold on for so long in a 20-7 district game loss on Friday night, Oct. 13, at Corey Lewis Stadium. Friday’s loss, coupled with a Dwyer win over previously unbeaten...

Lions down West Boca 19-7; Now 2-0 in District Play

Lions down West Boca 19-7; Now 2-0 in District Play

October 6, 2017


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Fresh off its stunning 25-22 win over Dwyer on Thursday night, the Olympic Heights football team beat rival West Boca 19-7 just four nights later on Monday, Oct. 2, to improve its record to 3-1 on the season and 2-0 in district play. The Lions were staked to a 12-0 halftime lead on two touchdown passes...

OH Football Notches Upset Win Over District Powerhouse Dwyer, 25-22

OH Football Notches Upset Win Over District Powerhouse Dwyer, 25-22

September 29, 2017


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In only his third game as a head coach, Baz Alfred notched one of the most stunning wins in the Olympic Heights football program’s history as his Lions upset the Dwyer Panthers 25-22 on the road Thursday night at Blum Stadium’s Rick Hubbard Field. Lions senior quarterback James Micioni passed...

Lions Lose Season Opener to Boynton Beach in Interception-Marred Game, 20-7

Lions Lose Season Opener to Boynton Beach in Interception-Marred Game, 20-7

August 26, 2017


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The Olympic Heights Lions football team, coming fresh off a convincing win over John I. Leonard in the pre-season Kick-Off Classic, ran into a much tougher defense in their season opener against the Boynton Beach Tigers on Friday, Aug. 25, losing 20-7. Finding themselves down 20-7 late in the third...

OH Volleyball Shuts Downs Palm Beach Lakes 3-0

OH Volleyball Shuts Downs Palm Beach Lakes 3-0

August 24, 2017


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The Olympic Heights Girls Volleyball team captured its first win of the season Tuesday, Aug. 22, with a 3-0 victory over the Palm Beach Lakes Rams. After a bit of a shaky start in game one, the Lions pulled ahead 21 - 12 after 9 straight aces by senior captain Jackie O'Neill. Sophomore Kaitlyn Cunningham...

Lions Dominate John I. Leonard 46-11 in 2017 Pre-season Kickoff Classic

Lions Dominate John I. Leonard 46-11 in 2017 Pre-season Kickoff Classic

August 19, 2017


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Despite a sputtering and stalled start that saw the Lions fall behind 11-0 early in the game, once the engine warmed up and started hitting on all cylinders, the Olympics Heights football team went on to trounce the John I. Leonard Lancers 46-11 in the 2017 Pre-season Kickoff Classic on Friday night...

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