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Lions down John I. Leonard 16-6 for first win of season

Lions down John I. Leonard 16-6 for first win of season

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

September 15, 2019

After opening the 2019 season with three losses, the Olympic Heights Lions football team got in the win column with a 16-6 win against the John I. Leonard Lancers on Friday, Sept. 13 at Corey Lewis Stadium. The importance of the Lions’ first victory of the season was not lost on head coach Kevin...

Lions fall to 0-3 after 53-0 loss at Palm Beach Central

Lions fall to 0-3 after 53-0 loss at Palm Beach Central

September 10, 2019

You knew it was going to be a long and ugly night for the Olympic Heights football team last night against Palm Beach Central when the Lions – at only five minutes and 22 seconds into the game – were down 21-0 with Palm Beach Central having run only one offensive series. When the clock mercifully...

Lions lose at Boca High 29-0; drop to 0-2 on the season

Lions lose at Boca High 29-0; drop to 0-2 on the season

August 30, 2019

Many of the same problems – missed blocks, missed tackles, and penalties - that plagued the Olympic Heights Lions in their season opening loss to Lake Worth last week came back to haunt the team in last night’s 29-0 loss to the Boca Raton Bobcats last night in a weather-shortened game, dropping the...

With frostbite and helmet issues behind him, Raiders’ Antonio Brown may be ready to play football

With frostbite and helmet issues behind him, Raiders’ Antonio Brown may be ready to play football

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

Antonio Brown has been one of the best receivers in the National Football League since being drafted out of Central Michigan in 2010. But with his success comes extra baggage. Brown has always put himself into the headlines, whether it is problems with his teammates, or doing an excessive celebration ...

Lions football team drops season opener to Lake Worth 44-7

Lions football team drops season opener to Lake Worth 44-7

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

August 23, 2019

The Olympic Heights football team’s 2019 season, under new head coach Kevin Wald, did not get off to the start they had hoped for, losing at home to Lake Worth 44-7 on Thursday night. Giving up 44 points is not the way a team wants to open up the season, especially when only putting one touchdown of...

STORY UPDATE: Volleyball officials’ holdout leads to postponement of OH girls’ season opening match; football officials strike averted

STORY UPDATE: Volleyball officials’ holdout leads to postponement of OH girls’ season opening match; football officials strike averted

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

August 21, 2019

UPDATE:  The Olympic Heights Girls Volleyball Team's season opening match versus American Heritage (Delray) scheduled for last night, August 21, was postponed due to the ongoing holdout of the East Coast Volleyball Officials Association (ECVOA) over its per game pay dispute with the School District of...

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,...

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