The Torch

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Olympic Heights' Sports, Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Olympic Heights' Sports, Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

Predicting the NFL Award Winners: Patrick Mahomes Will Edge Out Drew Brees for MVP

Predicting the NFL Award Winners: Patrick Mahomes Will Edge Out Drew Brees for MVP

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On February 2, 2019, the night before the Super Bowl, the NFL Honors presentation will be televised to all. During this live ceremony, awards such as the Most Valuable Player (MVP), Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year and the Coach of the Year are given to the deserved recipients. Given this...

ANALYSIS: NFL Fumbles Another Domestic Violence Incident with Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt

ANALYSIS: NFL Fumbles Another Domestic Violence Incident with Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

December 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The NFL does a lot of things right, but the one area where it can’t seem to get it right is in how it handles allegations of domestic abuse brought against it players. On the surface, it may appear that the NFL takes such charges seriously, but a look at how the league bungled the handling of its mos...

The award-winning student news site of Olympic Heights High School
Sports