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Heights cheerleaders win UCA Regional Championship

Heights cheerleaders win UCA Regional Championship

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

The Olympic Heights varsity competitive cheer team won first place at the Universal Cheeleaders Association (UCA) regional championships held at Busch Gardens in Tampa this past weekend. The team will now be advancing to the national championship competition to be held at Walt Disney World in Februar...

OH Girls Soccer focused on goal of winning a district title

OH Girls Soccer focused on goal of winning a district title

Jordan Lanson, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

It’s that time of year when soccer season is back with a vengeance.  And the Olympic Heights girls soccer team is looking to wreak some of that vengeance by winning a district and possibly a regional championship. Last year, the girls varsity soccer placed second in the district and this season...

OH diver Danielle Anglin wins Regional Championship, advances to States

OH diver Danielle Anglin wins Regional Championship, advances to States

November 12, 2019

Olympic Heights sophomore Danielle Anglin placed first at the FHSAA Region 4-3A Girls Diving Championship on Friday, Nov. 8, held at Boca Raton High School. She now moves on to the FHSAA Class 3A State Championships in Stuart on Saturday, Nov. 16. Anglin, who placed second at the District 10-3A tournament,...

NFL mid-season awards predictions; Can Christian McCaffrey break the QB stranglehold on the MVP award?

NFL mid-season awards predictions; Can Christian McCaffrey break the QB stranglehold on the MVP award?

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

November 6, 2019

Through week eight of the NFL season, fans have witnessed unique and unbelievable aspects that have made this season different than others. Annually, a day prior to the Super Bowl, players and a coach are rewarded for their performances throughout the regular season with acclaimed awards, such as the M...

Olympic Heights Spikeball Club offers students a way to become involved, stay active, and have fun

Olympic Heights Spikeball Club offers students a way to become involved, stay active, and have fun

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

October 25, 2019

Olympic Heights students looking for a new game to play with friends that allows for fun while staying active need to look no further than the newly formed OH Spikeball Club.  Spikeball is an emerging sport that resurfaced since it’s appearance on Shark Tank in 2015.  One is most likely wondering what Spikebal...

USNWT facing tough battle in fight for equal pay

USNWT facing tough battle in fight for equal pay

Jordan Lanson, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (USNWT) has won four of the eight World Cup championships since the women's tournament was initiated in 1991, including the last two (1991, 1999, 2015, 2019). It can be argued that this team is the most successful U.S. national team in any sport since 1990, as the...

The Torch NBA Power Rankings: The Battle of L.A.

The Torch NBA Power Rankings: The Battle of L.A.

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

The 2019-2020 NBA season kicks off tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 22, with two games on the slate. The first, at 8:00 p.m. features the New Orleans Pelicans at the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors. This game was scheduled as the season opener because it was to feature the first overall pick of the 2019 ...

NBA has a China and a USA problem heading into season

NBA has a China and a USA problem heading into season

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

With the NBA 2019-2020 season set to tip off on Tuesday, Oct. 22, the league is struggling to overcome financial and public relations nightmares involving its China market and a dismal showing by the U.S. national team at the FIBA World Cup. On Oct. 5, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted s...

Lions fall behind early in 33-13 loss to Forest Hill

Lions fall behind early in 33-13 loss to Forest Hill

October 19, 2019

The Olympic Heights football team put up a tough fight against the Forest Hill Falcons but couldn’t manage to capitalize in key situations, ultimately losing their homecoming game 33-13 at Corey Lewis Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 17. As has been the case throughout most of their losses this season...

OH SPORTS WRAP: Cross Country has strong showings; golf sends two players to regionals; Special Olympics bowling has two first place finishers

OH SPORTS WRAP: Cross Country has strong showings; golf sends two players to regionals; Special Olympics bowling has two first place finishers

October 16, 2019

CROSS COUNTRY: The Olympic Heights cross country team finished in fourth place at the city championship, only 15 points behind third place St. Andrews. At the South County Conference Meet, the team finished third, eight points behind second place Spanish River. The boys’ team earned one medal for a ...

Lions fall to Blanche Ely 48-6, now 2-5 on the season

Lions fall to Blanche Ely 48-6, now 2-5 on the season

October 14, 2019

Despite being able to hang with 6-1 Blanche Ely for most of the game’s first half, the Olympic Heights football team was eventually done in by Ely’s big plays, losing 48-7 to the Tigers in Pompano Beach on Friday, Oct. 11. The first of the big plays for the Tigers came on their first play from...

Lions drop to 2-3 after 62-0 loss to Atlantic

Lions drop to 2-3 after 62-0 loss to Atlantic

September 30, 2019

Too fast. Too big. Too strong. Too athletic. It doesn’t take much more than that to sum up the freight train of a football team the Olympic Heights Lions got in the way of in their 62-0 loss to the Atlantic Eagles on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Corey Lewis Stadium. Atlantic's scored early and often ...

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