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NBA 2019 Mock Draft: Williamson the Consensus First Pick; Miami Heat to Pass on Bol Bol

NBA 2019 Mock Draft: Williamson the Consensus First Pick; Miami Heat to Pass on Bol Bol

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

June 18, 2019

This year’s NBA draft class has one of the biggest stars in the history of the draft. Zion Williamson overshadows the likes of every potential all-star from this year’s selections. The six foot seven 285-pound beast is the consensus first overall selection. With that being said, Ja Morant and R.J....

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Shows Vulnerability in Lead-Up to World Cup; France Installed as Favorite

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Shows Vulnerability in Lead-Up to World Cup; France Installed as Favorite

Razanne Saleh, Staff Writer

June 8, 2019

In the 2015 Women’s World Cup, the United States Women’s National Team ended their 16-year drought in the most thrilling way possible. The USWNT defeated Japan with a 5-2 win and redeemed themselves by winning the World Cup trophy for their country. Back in 2011, the USWNT fell to Japan in an intense...

Who Won in the Josh Rosen Trade, Cardinals or Dolphins?

Who Won in the Josh Rosen Trade, Cardinals or Dolphins?

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

On April 25, 2019, the NFL draft, covering three days, began wherein many former college players were given a start to their hopeful NFL careers. There were a lot of controversial, sleeper and overall surprising picks. One of the most talked about story lines from the 2019 draft is the trade of Josh...

New OH Football Coach Kevin Wald Looks to Build a Championship Culture; Seventh Head Coach Since 2011

New OH Football Coach Kevin Wald Looks to Build a Championship Culture; Seventh Head Coach Since 2011

Jacob Pasternack, Editor-In-Chief

May 2, 2019

The 2018-2019 school year has been one of change at Olympic Heights, ranging from the school getting a new principal to changes at a few of the athletic programs’ head coaches. One of those coaching changes involves the OH football team with Kevin Wald taking over the helm of the program. Baz Alfred,...

Heights Baseball Primed for District Tournament Championship Run

Heights Baseball Primed for District Tournament Championship Run

Jacob Tucker, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

For the Olympic Heights varsity baseball team, this is the year that it was finally supposed to reach its full potential, entering the season with rising expectations from their mediocre prior seasons. Now, as the team continues to get the job done on the field, it enters the district playoffs with...

MLB Teams Reluctant to Sign All-Star Free Agent Pitchers

MLB Teams Reluctant to Sign All-Star Free Agent Pitchers

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019

Major League Baseball’s free agent market was very slow going into the 2019 season, and it now has all but come to a grinding halt with some big-name players still looking for a job. Usually, deals are completed in December and January; however, even the top free agents, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper,...

2019 March Madness Offered Many Fascinating Story Lines

2019 March Madness Offered Many Fascinating Story Lines

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Year after year, when March rolls around so does the madness of college basketball’s greatest spectacle: the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament aka March Madness. A panel of sports writers, analysts, and athletic directors hand pick sixty eight teams, divide them into four regions and seed...

A Look Back on the Career of Miami Heat Legend Dwyane Wade As He Nears Retirement

A Look Back on the Career of Miami Heat Legend Dwyane Wade As He Nears Retirement

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

“I’m here [Miami] forever. This is Wade County forever. I will always be here. No matter where I go in the world I will be here. I will always be a HEAT LIFER.” -Dwyane Wade, #3   At the conclusion of this season, NBA fans will be saying goodbye to a legend. To begin his “Sweet Sixt...

Manny Diaz Looks to Restore “The U” to Former Glory

Manny Diaz Looks to Restore “The U” to Former Glory

Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019

The retirement of the University of Miami’s head football coach Mark Richt has brought some drastic changes to the once highly vaunted program that dominated college football decades ago winning national championships in 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, and 2001. “My true desire is for our football progra...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Basketball Team Offers a Lesson in the Healing Nature of Sports and Teamwork

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Basketball Team Offers a Lesson in the Healing Nature of Sports and Teamwork

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

February 15, 2019

On Feb. 14, 2018, a devastating event at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shocked the world. A Valentine’s Day shooting turned families’ worlds upside down. Seventeen families experienced the murder of their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. Many more experienced injuries. Much...

Super Bowl LIII Winners and Losers

Super Bowl LIII Winners and Losers

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

February 11, 2019

Super Bowl LIII was absolutely, positively the most boring Super Bowl in a long time, maybe the most boring ever. With a score of three to three heading into halftime and a final score of 10-3, there was nothing exciting at all from the start to the finish. Here we look at winners and losers from Super...

Where Will New Orleans Pelicans Superstar Anthony Davis Be Playing His Next Game? Here’s a Run-Down of Potential Teams and What It Will Take to Get Him

Where Will New Orleans Pelicans Superstar Anthony Davis Be Playing His Next Game? Here’s a Run-Down of Potential Teams and What It Will Take to Get Him

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019

Anthony Davis, the perennial all-star power forward has played his last game with the New Orleans Pelicans after he announced his long-anticipated request to be traded. Davis’s trade demand has led New Orleans to put the superstar on ice until a trade can be made. Now, it is certain that the Pelicans...

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