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Basketball Teams Keep Positive Attitudes Despite Uneven Starts to Season

Cole Smith, Sports Editor

December 4, 2015

While the Olympic Heights basketball seasons haves gotten off to less than spectacular starts, both Coach Ann Klapperich of the girls’ team and Coach Matthew Ryder of the boys’ team are staying optimistic. The girls have a record of two wins and seven losses, after a recent loss to the West Boca...

OH Girls Soccer Continues to Dominate

November 20, 2015

The Olympic Heights girls soccer team, which opened the week as the Palm Beach Post’s ninth ranked team in the county, notched its eighth win of the season by downing Dillard 8-0 on Wednesday, Nov. 18 behind a strong performance by key seniors with defenders leading the way. Senior defender Vanessa...

Maddy Miller Posts Seventh Shutout of the Season as Girls Soccer Team Improves to 6-1-2

Senior goalkeeper Maddy Miller leads the county with seven shutouts.

November 13, 2015

The Olympic Heights girls soccer team got back on the winning track this week, bouncing back from its only loss of the season on Friday, Nov. 6 to West Boca 4-0, by posting three consecutive wins behind Maddy Miller's stellar goal-tending, running its season record to 6-1-2. The week got off to a...

Girls Soccer Posts Back-to-Back Wins to Remain Unbeaten

Girls Soccer Posts Back-to-Back Wins to Remain Unbeaten

November 6, 2015

The Olympic Heights girls’ soccer team remains undefeated (3-0-2) after posting wins this week behind an attacking offense backed up by strong goaltending from Maddy Miller. The Lady Lions defeated Sagemont 3-0 on Tuesday, Nov. 3, getting goals from Jamerri Cappello, Lexi Levy, and Jaselyn Cappello....

OH Wrestling Tops Coaches’ Pre-Season Poll

OH Wrestling Tops Coaches' Pre-Season Poll

Nicolas Cristino, Staff Writer

November 2, 2015

As the wrestling season approaches, a poll of area coaches conducted by The Palm Beach Post has the Olympic Heights squad as the pre-season top team in the county. Of the 14 weight classes, a whopping 10 of them include OH wrestlers as among the top five wrestlers in their respective classifications....

Cross Country Closes Out Season with Strong Showing at Regionals

November 2, 2015

The Olympic Heights cross country team competed in the 3A Region 4 Championship on Saturday, Oct. 31, where boys runner Luis Mayobre set a personal record of 18:27 for the 5K race. Vanessa Church led the girls and Vanessa Jules had a personal best as well. Congratulations to the OH cross country team...

OH Girls Soccer Routs Lake Worth 8-0 in Season Opener Win

OH Girls Soccer Routs Lake Worth 8-0 in Season Opener Win

October 27, 2015

The Olympic Heights girls’ soccer team won their 2015 season opener by routing Lake Worth 8-0 on Monday, Oct. 26. Jaselyn Cappello and Valeria Degrossi lead the Lady Lions with 2 goals and 2 assists each. Jamerri Cappello also added 2 goals, while Gigi Ulsazek and Haley Jacobowitz each added one...

Shoenfelt and Huberman Advance to Regional Golf Tournaments

October 14, 2015

Olympic Heights golfers sophomore Jeffrey Shoenfelt and freshman Jordyn Huberman have both advanced as individual players to their respective Region 7 3-A Championship Tournaments after qualifying at their District 20 3-A District Tournaments. Huberman advanced after posting a round of 87 at the girls'...

Cross Country Team Puts in Strong Showing at Titusville Meet

September 30, 2015

The cross country team competed in the Florida Runners' Invitational this weekend of Sept. 25 in Titusville. Will Salberg was the OH boys' team leader with Vanessa Church leading the OH girls'. Miranda Weber finished second for the OH girls and set a season's best record of 24:27 for the 5K. Kaitlin...

Cross Country Team Shows Well at Spanish River Invitational

September 22, 2015

The Cross Country team put in a good showing at the Spanish River Invitational on September 19. Luis Mayobre led the boys team with a season's best time of 19:14 in the 5k, placing 11th in the 3A varsity boys' race. Vanessa Church led the girls with a 6th place finish, while Kaitlin Thompson, Vanessa...

Second Half Dooms Lions in Loss to Santaluces

September 15, 2015

The Santaluces Chiefs' second half onslaught proved too much for the Olympic Heights football team on Friday, Sept. 11, as the Chiefs rolled to a 38-6 win at Corey Lewis Stadium. The Chiefs jumped to a 12-0 lead in the first quarter, but a strong second quarter showing by the Lions defense and a OH...

OH Football Team Wins Season Opener; Drops Second Game to Spanish River

The tenacious Lions defense swarms to the St. Andrew's ball carrier in the season opening win on Aug. 28.

Devin Fuller, Asst. Online Editor

September 8, 2015

Another reboot of the Olympic Heights football program, this one under new head coach Chris Kokell, got underway on Friday, Aug. 28, with a 22-13 win over the St. Andrews Scots in the 2015 season opener. The win was the first for the Lions since Nov. 1, 2013, and serves as a confidence booster...

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