The Torch

  • Athletes of the Week: TRACK: Ricky Brown & Bianca Bruney; WEIGHTLIFTING: Alan Simons; VOLLEYBALL: Chris Muro

  • Athletes of the Week: BASEBALL: Jake Neese; SOFTBALL: Theresa Colandreo; FLAG FOOTBALL: Faith Krost

  • Athletes of the Week: TENNIS: Michael Nemery & Flavia Viera; LACROSSE: Jamal London & Jessica Budin

  • Students of the Month: Matt Merhi (9); Andie Hirsch (10); Adelaide Claiborne (11); Reyin Darby (12)

  • Teacher of the Month: Sharon Neubauer; Non-Instructional Employee of the Month: Nicki Spears

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


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“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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

UCF Golden Knights Using Injury to QB McKenzie Milton as Inspiration Heading into Fiesta Bowl

UCF Golden Knights Using Injury to QB McKenzie Milton as Inspiration Heading into Fiesta Bowl

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018


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Friday, Nov. 23, college football rivalry week. The University of Central Florida is preparing to battle South Florida at Raymond James Stadium in the War on I-4. 4:15, kickoff time, USF receives the kickoff, but the UCF defense forces a three and out. The ball goes back and forth without a score until U...

One-Handed NFL Player Shaquem Griffin’s Story Is One of Determination, Perseverance, and Love

One-Handed NFL Player Shaquem Griffin’s Story Is One of Determination, Perseverance, and Love

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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When watching a NFL football game, most fans look for things like stats, big plays, and exciting endings. They don’t necessarily pay attention to the individual players. But one player specifically is in the spotlight this NFL season, Shaquem Griffin. Griffin is a rookie linebacker out of the Un...

UCF Football Team’s Playoff Hopes Rest on Losses by Higher Ranked Teams

UCF Football Team’s Playoff Hopes Rest on Losses by Higher Ranked Teams

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


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The University of Central Florida football team made its way onto the national radar last season with its perfect season. Despite it’s perfect record through the regular season, UCF was not ranked among the top four teams by College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection Committee, thereby leaving the Golden Knig...

Los Angeles Lakers Slow Start Complicated by Suspensions Resulting from Fight with Houston Rockets

Los Angeles Lakers Slow Start Complicated by Suspensions Resulting from Fight with Houston Rockets

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018


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With the NBA season starting, many are looking for the Los Angeles Lakers to be the most improved team. Although the team’s chemistry will improve with time, the Lakers have shown very little justification for the expectations set for them. They are 0-2 to start the year, albeit against two very good,...

NBA 2018-19 Season Preview: Can the Revamped Lakers Challenge the Golden State Warriors in the West?

NBA 2018-19 Season Preview: Can the Revamped Lakers Challenge the Golden State Warriors in the West?

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


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With the regular season starting up, each team has a goal in mind before hand. In order to achieve this goal, each squad must give full effort each and every night, but also receive some luck. Let’s see how each team does in reaching their goals. Atlanta Hawks Record Last Year: 24-58 Additions...

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