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Judge Overturns Patriots’ Tom Brady’s Four-game Suspension

Judge Overturns Patriots’ Tom Brady’s Four-game Suspension

Cole Smith, Sports Editor

September 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

Judge Richard Berman has overturned the National Football League's decision to suspend Tom Brady for the first four games of the 2015-16 season for his role in “Deflategate.” For a little over seven months, Brady's eligibility to play for the beginning portion of the season was open to doubt....

OH Football Team Wins Season Opener; Drops Second Game to Spanish River

OH Football Team Wins Season Opener; Drops Second Game to Spanish River

Devin Fuller, Asst. Online Editor

September 8, 2015


Filed under Olympic Heights' Sports, Sports

Another reboot of the Olympic Heights football program, this one under new head coach Chris Kokell, got underway on Friday, Aug. 28, with a 22-13 win over the St. Andrews Scots in the 2015 season opener. The win was the first for the Lions since Nov. 1, 2013, and serves as a confidence booster...

Stuart Scott’s life is one to be celebrated

Stuart Scott’s life is one to be celebrated

Alec Fisher, Features Editor

January 14, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“He must be buttah cause he’s on a roll.” Stuart Scott was on a roll; his life was on a roll.  Many who did not know him would be shocked to become aware that Scott had cancer.  Fighting through cancer, the now former legendary SportsCenter anchor acted like his life was not in danger. He did not p...

OH boys’ and girls’ soccer teams seeing early success

Evan Sophir, Staff Writer

January 12, 2015


Filed under Olympic Heights' Sports, Sports

  The Olympic Heights boys’ soccer team appears to be headed for another successful season.  Coming off last season’s record of 11-9-2, the boys team is currently 8-3-4 and is ranked as the number seven team in the county.  The team is looking to improve this season, and head coach Michael Tayl...

NBA Preview: Expect the Spurs to Repeat

Jeff Romer, Online Editor

November 10, 2014


Filed under Miami Heat, Sports, Uncategorized

As another baseball season winds down, the NBA season looms.  To the dismay of Heat fans everywhere, LeBron James returned to Cleveland, joining forces with budding superstar Kyrie Irving and sharpshooting big man Kevin Love.  The trio is instantly expected to compete for championships, and faces lit...

NFL: Players Leaguewide Honor Bengals’ Still

NFL: Players Leaguewide Honor Bengals’ Still

Jordan Rudnick, Sports Editor

October 20, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

It is not uncharacteristic for a professional athlete to cry after a devastating loss to an opponent, but on October 6th, Cincinnati Bengal’s Devon Still cried before the game even started. These tears had nothing to do with the impending game against the New England Patriots; they were tears of g...

Column: It’s Time to Pay College Athletes

Column: It’s Time to Pay College Athletes

Jeff Ruben, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2014


Filed under Sports

"We do have hungry nights,” said Shabazz Napier, one of the most exciting players in College Baskeball, who willed his University of Connecticut Huskies to the 2014 National Championship. “There’s hungry nights where I’m not able to eat, but I still gotta play up to my capabilities.” But...

Florida State Wins National Championship, Completes Perfect Season

Florida State Wins National Championship, Completes Perfect Season

Jeff Ruben, Online Editor and Staff Writer

January 7, 2014


Filed under Sports

In one of the most entertaining national championship games in BCS history, the Florida State Seminoles scored a touchdown with 13 seconds left to go and beat Auburn 34-31 on Monday night at the Rose Bowl. In the final 6 minutes, four touchdowns were scored. When Auburn’s Tre Mason stormed into...

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