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TORCH PREDICTION: Joe Burrow will lead LSU to the national championship in a close game

TORCH PREDICTION: Joe Burrow will lead LSU to the national championship in a close game

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Coming off what was the greatest performance in college football playoff history, Joe Burrow and the number one ranked LSU Tigers (14-0) are looking to repeat exactly what they did against Oklahoma in the championship semifinals when they face off with the number three ranked Clemson Tigers (14-0) in...

Anthony Rendon to the Angels and Gerrit Cole to the Yankees highlight MLB free agent signings

Anthony Rendon to the Angels and Gerrit Cole to the Yankees highlight MLB free agent signings

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

This MLB offseason was filled with huge contracts and blockbuster trades. Many star players such as Anthony Rendon, Gerritt Cole, and Madison Bumgartner decided to leave town to join new franchises. With that said, there are still many big players on the market including Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor,...

College athletes are often burdened with the medical costs for sport-incurred injuries

College athletes are often burdened with the medical costs for sport-incurred injuries

Alexis Rejouis, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is the organization that determines all rules and regulations for all college sports, ranging from what coaches can do when recruiting players to individual requirements that all players must follow, up to submitting to a drug test. Despite everyth...

OH SPORTS WRAP: Winter sports teams update; Wrestlers win JoeMac Duals; Three OH athletes sign letters of intent; Anglin finishes 8th at states diving championships

OH SPORTS WRAP: Winter sports teams update; Wrestlers win JoeMac Duals; Three OH athletes sign letters of intent; Anglin finishes 8th at states diving championships

December 18, 2019

Going into the Winter Break, the Olympic Heights girls soccer team has a 8-2-3 record, while the boys team has a 5-6-1 record. The girls basketball team has a 6-6 record, while the boys basketball team’s record stands at 2-5. It is worth noting that two of the boy basketball team’s losses were by...

NBA early Hot Takes: Buy or Sell?

NBA early Hot Takes: Buy or Sell?

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

December 14, 2019

The NBA has seen a big shake-up this season. Teams who missed the playoffs last season (the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat) are now at the top of the NBA standings. With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Los Angeles Clippers have are competing for a title as well. The road to a title is wide ope...

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...

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...

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