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After re-signing quarterback Cam Newton to one year contract, the New England Patriots went out and got him two formidable weapons in tight ends Hunter Henry (left) and Jonnu Smith (right).

NFL free agent signing period winners and losers

Brayden Schultz, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

Compared to previous years, this NFL free agency period was a quiet one, although it’s hard to top Tom Brady’s departure from New England as far as entertainment is concerned. All things considered,...

Blatant sexism in sports evident in the differences in NCAA handling of men’s and women’s basketball tournament

Lauren Albano, Staff Writer April 11, 2021

For NCAA basketball fans, the March Madness that is the college basketball championship tournaments are the high holy days. That’s right, tournaments, as in two of them: the men’s and the women’s.  While...

The Miami Heat acquired Victor Oladipo in a trade with the Houston Rockets on the NBA trade deadline day.

More winners than losers after the NBA trade deadline

Joshua Wolf, Sports Editor April 9, 2021

Going into the 2021 NBA season we knew one thing, every team really believed they could make the playoffs as a result of the rule change to include seeds 9 and 10 in each conference in a play in game in...

Olympic Heights boys weightlifting team captures district title, four individual gold medals

Olympic Heights boys weightlifting team captures district title, four individual gold medals

April 1, 2021

The Olympic Heights boys weightlifting team won the District 16-3A championship and four Lion weightlifters captured individual district championships yesterday, March 31, in the OH gymnasium.  Coach...

Micah Octave (11), the Sun-Sentinel's Palm Beach County large schools Player of the Year, helped  lead the Olympic Heights boys basketball team to an undefeated regular season.

Heights’ Micah Octave named Sun-Sentinel PBC boys basketball Player of the Year; 25 OH athletes earn recognition

March 29, 2021

Olympic Heights basketball player Micah Octave has been named the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach County large schools boys basketball Player of the Year. Octave, a senior guard, led the Lions...

The Torch March Madness Predictions: Several potential upsets in the first round and Gonzaga, as usual, chokes

The Torch March Madness Predictions: Several potential upsets in the first round and Gonzaga, as usual, chokes

Brayden Schultz and Mason Silverstein, Staff Writers March 18, 2021

THIS. IS. MARCH. MADNESS! For the first time in 729 days, we finally what is the highlight of most every basketball fan’s year. After a 2020 that felt like an eternity, there’s no greater gift the...

Anfernee Simons of the Portland Trail Blazers was the eventual winner of the NBA's 2001 Slam Dunk Contest.

Breaking down the lackluster NBA 2021 Slam Dunk Contest

Matthew Nebenzahl / Editor-in-Chief, Joshua Wolf / Sports Editor March 11, 2021

At halftime of the 2021 NBA All Star Game, the annual Slam Dunk Contest occurred. Rookies Obi Toppin of the New York Knicks and Cassius Stanley of the Indiana Pacers were accompanied by the Portland Trail...

The Olympic Heights girls tennis team is 3-1 in the 2021 season's early going.

OH tennis teams take to court amid pandemic protocols

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

This story has been updated to accurately reflect both the boys and girls tennis teams record after their matches of March 4, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on high school athletics...

Diego Maradona, who passed away at age 60 on Nov. 25, 2020, holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Atzeca Stadium in Mexico City.

Soccer suffers tragic losses over past few months

Christopher Santos, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Unfortunately, there were many sad deaths in the soccer community in the closing months of the crazy year of 2020 and into the early goings of 2021. From players who have been retired for decades to players...

Micah Octave (11), the Sun-Sentinel's Palm Beach County large schools Player of the Year, helped  lead the Olympic Heights boys basketball team to an undefeated regular season.

The most successful Olympic Heights boys basketball season in recent school history ends with regional tourney loss

Joshua Wolf, Sports Editor February 24, 2021

With a 66-58 loss to Dillard in the first round of the regional tournament, the Olympic Heights boys varsity basketball team’s best season in recent school history has come to a close. Going into...

Jake Neese, seated, with OH head baseball coach Casey Beck, signs his letter of intent to play baseball at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn.

OH Student/Athlete Spotlight: Baseball player Jake Neese taking his talents to the next level

Mason Silverstein, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

At Olympic Heights, we have many talented athletes who quietly go about their business of being a student/athlete while having a bright future ahead of them. These athletes have all worked very hard to...

New York Islanders fans have been waiting since 2014, when the team drafted him, for talented goaltender Ilya Sorokin to man the net.

NHL season off to a good start after making COVID-19 adjustments and adding a talented rookie class

Joshua Wolf, Sports Editor February 16, 2021

With all the attention on the NBA and NFL, the NHL went under the radar even though they have had the most successful COVID season so far. Their bubble went perfectly according to plan, and now they are...

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