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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 […]

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Girls, boys cross country compete in states finishing 14th, 20th respectively

The boys and girls cross country teams competed in states Nov. 6, with the girls placing 14th and the boys finishing 20th. Assistant coach Jeff Landis said he was overall pleased with both teams’ finishes, especially with the growth of the girls team throughout the season. Junior Rylee Barno said the girls team made much […]

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Girls soccer advances to state semifinals game for the first time since 2009

The girls soccer team ended their season in the state final four this year with a record of 13-7-2, their furthest tournament run since 2009. After winning district semifinals Oct. 27 against Heath 9-0, the girls moved forward in the tournament, beating Granville 1-0 Oct. 30 in the district finals. The game was won with […]

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Senior golfer qualifies for district finals, shoots a 72 to cap off final season

Senior golfer Robby Meyer made it to the Division 1 district final this year by shooting a 72 at sectionals. Boys golf coach Jimmy Ryan said he was impressed by his playoff performance. “He qualified for the district tournament and played the best golf I have seen him play in four years,” Ryan said. Meyer […]

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Controversial team names long overdue for change

Over the past few years, we have started to rid our culture of names and traditions that have problematic backgrounds. Among these, sports team names have been criticized for racist connotations. The debate over team names and logos is symbolic of the country’s fight against normalized racism. Teams need to embrace change and abandon racist […]

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Winter sports coaches, athletes working to get season underway in next few weeks

As fall sports are coming to a close, the gym doors are opening, wrestling mats are being rolled out and the pool is being refilled in anticipation of the winter sports season. Girls basketball coach Brycen Baugh said that to be ready to play and stay in shape, the team had scrimmages and shooting practices […]

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Boys soccer team ends season in district semi finals matchup

After earning the top seed in the district, the boys soccer team fell to Granville 1-0 in the district semifinal Oct. 24. The Lions finished with a 10-4-4 record and won their first league title since 2018. The team opened the postseason with an 11-0 win over Amanda-Clearcreek in the sectional final Oct. 20 headlined […]

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Field hockey team loses to Granville on buzzer beater goal

The varsity field hockey team lost their last home game 1-0 against league opponent Granville Wednesday, Sept. 29. Bexley began the first half with three saves for senior captain Sally Sauer and two shots by Bexley forwards. Bexley dominated the field and the offense. Junior Maddy Kraznow, junior Bea Meeks and sophomore Mashsa Shonia took […]

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Students show their skills as most elite athletes of the month

Grace Heilman Senior Grace Heilman put on a show with a record-breaking performance in the girls soccer game against Wellington on Sept. 13. Heilman broke the record for points in a game by recording a total of nine points. In soccer, when a player scores a goal, they are awarded two points, and for each […]