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The Torch

Spanish Football Federation President Handed a Three Year Ban from FIFA

Spanish Football Federation President Handed a Three Year Ban from FIFA

Isabelle Dimant, Staff Writer January 18, 2024

What was supposed to be the happiest moment in Jenni Hermosos’ football career, winning the World Cup, quickly turned sour as Luis Rubiales gave Hermoso an unwanted kiss during the awards ceremony. Luis...

Coco Gauff, of the United States, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Aryna Sabalenka, of Belarus, in the womens singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Coco Gauff Wins the U.S Open at Age 19

Lily Ginder, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

Coco Gauff won her first major title at the U.S open and a grand slam with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Aryna Sabalenka. Gauff joined Serena Williams (1999) and Tracy Austin (1979) as the third American...

The 2023 Ballon dOr Debate

The 2023 Ballon d’Or Debate

Isabelle Dimant, Staff writer September 26, 2023

One of the most esteemed awards one can receive in soccer is only a short month away, and football fans are in a heated discussion about the future winner. The 2023 annual Ballon d’Or ceremony is being...

Spains impactful World Cup win

Spain’s impactful World Cup win

September 5, 2023

The clock has hit 104 minutes, 14 minutes overtime. The score is 1-0; Spain has officially won the women's World Cup!   In a very narrow victory over England, the Spanish national team had missed...

Football is Back!

Football is Back!

Jack Nomberg, Sports Editor September 5, 2023

It has been 27 weeks since the Super Bowl. The last time the National Football League broadcasted a game was six months ago, but it is back. The NFL preseason has begun. The first official regular season...

Former soccer superstar David Beckham is the founder, co-owner, and president of the MLS soccer club Inter Miami CF.

MLS soccer club Inter Miami one of the league’s most popular

Pedro Lagoeiro, Co-Sports Editor May 17, 2023

As Major League Soccer (MLS) continues its exponential growth, so does South Florida’s very own Inter Miami CF. Probably the most popular MLS team around the globe today, Inter Miami has yet to reach...

Flag Football growing in popularity at Olympic Heights

Flag Football growing in popularity at Olympic Heights

Amelia Welch, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Olympic Heights is well known for its winning traditions and talented student-athletes across many of its sports. One such team is the OH flag football team. This team has had the opportunity to thrive...

The Torch predicts that the Carolina Panthers will select Alabama quarterback Bryce Young with the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft.

Trades dominate first round of The Torch’s NFL Mock Draft

Brayden Schultz, Co-Sports Editor April 27, 2023

Aaron Rodgers is a Jet, Odell Beckham Jr. is a Raven, and the Carolina Panthers hold the NFL’s golden ticket: the number one pick in the draft. All this and more news has broken throughout NFL media,...

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice addresses the media in 2014 regarding his domestic abuse charges. He is seated with his wife Janay, the victim of the abuse who was his fiancée at the time of the incident.

Athletes and crime: the correlation remains elusive

Jack Nomberg, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

Sports have always been seen as a way to bring the diverse populace of an area together as each team’s local fan base come together to root for the home team. The advent of televised sport in the mid-20th...

The eight Olympic Heights athletes (identified in story below) who signed letters of intent to take their talents to the collegiate level.

Eight Olympic Heights athletes sign letters of intent

April 5, 2023

Eights senior Olympic Heights athletes signed letters of intent to continue their academic athletic careers at the next level in a signing ceremony held in the OH theater on April 4. Those signees are...

The Torch predicts the Houston Cougars will flex their muscle on their way to claiming the 2023 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament championship.

NCAA TOURNEY PREDICTION: Houston Cougars to roar

March Madness is back and better than ever, and The Torch’s Co-Sports Editor Brayden Schultz and Managing Editor Mason Silverstein are back with their predictions and expectations for the most chaotic...

The 2023 Olympic Heights boys tennis team.

OH boys tennis team off to best start in recent history

March 10, 2023

Midway through its 2023 campaign, the Olympic Heights boys tennis team holds an impressive 8-1 record, having won its last seven straight matches. The team’s only loss thus far came at the hands of St....

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