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ROC disgraces professional sports, should not partake in international events

Russia, a country that has become synonymous with controversy, is notorious in the sports world for cheating and corruption. Although Russia’s name and flag are prohibited at the Olympics due to continuous cheating incidents, Russian athletes who are not connected to doping scandals are able to compete in international competitions under the alias of the […]

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Junior sprinter looks to build on previous accomplishments

The runner steps into the blocks. His nerves settle and his breath begins to steady. He begins to drown out the cheers and chatter despite the pressure of the situation. He has made it all the way to the top: nationals. This is where junior runner Mason Louis found himself over the summer. Louis runs […]

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New coaches look into introduce fresh perspectives for upcoming seasons

The high school is welcoming three new varsity head coaches for the baseball, girls tennis and football teams starting this spring and next fall. Bexley alumni Brett Counts will coach the baseball team, middle school teacher Heath Goolsby will head the girls tennis team, and Mike Kerr will coach the football team. Counts graduated from […]

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Boys lacrosse coach sets standards for program to accomplish goals

As the stadium lights shine on the turf on a cold, rainy spring night, the high school boys lacrosse team trains in the hopes of solidifying itself as a historic Bexley program. Entering his third season, head coach Mike Bassani said his goals start with raising the expectations for the team as well as making […]

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Competition cheer teams win states for third consecutive year

The competition cheer teams placed first in two different events after competing in the state championships for the third year in a row Saturday, Feb. 26. Junior Keira Murray explained within the cheer squad, there are two teams: Traditional and Game Day. Traditional includes more difficult stunts and tumbling, while Game Day focuses on getting […]

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Swim teams compete in the state meet after record-breaking season

The swim teams competed in the state meet Feb. 24-26 at the Canton Hall of Fame Aquatic Center with the girls and boys finishing 16th and 29th, respectively. Six swimmers qualified for the state meet and each of them broke at least one school record at districts. At states, four additional school records were broken. […]

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Softball team welcomes new coach, prepares for start of season

Joshua Abbott, the new head coach of the high school softball team, and new assistant coach Chelsea Raker have started preseason training for their first season with the team. Abbott said he’s coached both baseball and softball and that he has been a coach for almost 10 years. He started coaching at Westerville Recreation Baseball. […]

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Winter sports resume after COVID-19 spike among coaches, players

A recent spike in COVID-19 cases has caused multiple winter sports to cancel or postpone several practices and games. Varsity girls basketball coach Brycen Baugh said that three of their games and four boys basketball games were delayed. Athletes and coaches who are exposed to COVID-19 are tested, and those who test positive have to […]

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Girls, boys swim teams break records at two January meets

The girls and boys swim teams competed in a tri-meet at Columbus Academy Jan. 7, finishing first and second respectively. At the Mt. Gilead meet Jan. 15, the boys finished 20th and girls 25th out of 40 schools. At the Columbus Academy meet, freshman Millie Evans broke the 100 meter butterfly school record with a […]

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NIL provides athletes based on their athletic performance

As national spring signing day approaches for many high school athletes, there is an added element in top prospects’ college decisions. The NCAA’s approval of athletes’ ability to profit off of their name, image and likeness allows college athletes to turn athletic accomplishments into financial gains. College athletes profiting off of their NIL overwhelmingly benefits […]