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Vaccines prove essential for high school athletes

  Football Friday nights, packed student sections and late night bus rides signal the return of a normal season for the high school’s student athletes. That regularity may not last for long, however, as COVID-19 cases rise and a growing number of student athletes are sidelined due to mid-season quarantines. Given this concerning reality, the […]

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Football team perseveres despite COVID-19, injuries

The football team heads into the rest of their season with high hopes of improving their 2-5 record despite experiencing many hardships due to COVID-19 and injuries. Head coach Michael Golden said that he is frustrated and disappointed with the current record, and he added that even though they have a losing record, the team […]

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Cheer team wins states for second year in a row, adjusts to new form of competition

The cheer team placed first in their virtual state competition Sunday, Feb. 21 after winning their first state championship last year. Head cheer coach Brooke Wojcik said that they had much less time to prepare this year than last year. They had to take breaks from practice as players were put into quarantine mid-season yet […]

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Baseball team bests Grandview Heights 18-6

The boys baseball team beat Grandview Heights 18-6 in a home game at Clowson Field Monday, April 26. Junior Ryan Bernstein pitched three innings and the entire lineup had a strong performance at the plate: the Lions jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning with base hits from Bernstein, sophomore Jonathan Speiss, […]

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Track team looks to build on record-breaking season

The track team had a historic season this year following last year’s cancellation, setting two school records. Both boys and girls teams have won multiple meets this season, head girls coach Jamie Hayes said. Hayes said that this season has been one of her most successful, despite being moved up to Division 1 for the […]

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Women face continuous discrimination in collegiate sports

Although Title IX granted women greater involvement in sports, female athletes have continued to be discriminated against, especially at the collegiate level. For many years, female athletes have been characterized as weaker and worse than their male counterparts, so they have experienced acts of gender discrimination. Most recently, in the 2021 March Madness basketball tournament, […]

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Bexley senior pursues passion for equestrianism

Emerging as an early childhood hobby, senior Sammi Nack’s love of horseback riding has continued into her high school career, shaping her work ethic, competitive mindset and future goals. Nack said that she began her venture into horseback riding at 8 years old. “I went on a field trip for Girl Scouts to Marmon Valley, […]

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Henry Brandt breaks record for three-pointers made in a boys basketball game

Junior basketball player Henry Brandt broke the record for three-pointers made in a boys basketball game by scoring nine three-pointers in a home game against Columbus Academy Friday, Feb. 12. The previous record of seven three-pointers was set in 2017 by Ashton Lusiak, and Brandt broke this record in the third quarter and scored an […]

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Maddy Young breaks record for career three-pointers

Senior girls basketball player Maddy Young broke the record for career three-pointers on Saturday, Jan. 30 in a home game against Wellington. Head basketball coach Bryce Baugh explained that the previous record was 154 career three-pointers, which was set in 2008 by Monica Gustin, and Young set the new record at 170 career three-pointers. Young […]

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Softball team hopes to play safe after missed season

After missing their last season due to COVID-19, head coach Jessica Sciacca said softball team members are ready to take on the season, which started Feb. 22, with hard work and determination. Sciacca said this will be her 11th season coaching for the program. “We have something to prove this year,” she said, after missing […]