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Bump, set, spike!

Bump, set, spike!

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
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Varsity Gold tennis wins Coaches’ Classic

Varsity Gold tennis wins Coaches’ Classic

Alex Karev, Op-ed Chief
May 8, 2017
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It was a cold and wet weekend for the boys tennis team as they faced competition from schools all throughout the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) in the Coaches’ Classic Tournament. Out of five possible individual finals, SHS players were in four of them; first, second, and third singles and second...

Playing through pain

Playing through pain

Sydney Evans, Print Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2017
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On April 8, hours before she had been planning to participate in Relay For Life for the first time, junior and Varsity softball player Jessica Fehr caught the entire team off guard when she had to be taken to the emergency room. Fehr had been on third base when her teammate hit the ball off to the ...

Varsity B tennis team flies to coaches classic

Varsity B tennis team flies to coaches classic

Jacob Wittenbaum, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
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Throughout the tennis season both Varsity A and B teams play extremely intense matches that can determine the future of the season. At this stage in the season, the better teams in southern Ohio compete against each other. “Coaches classic is one of my favorite events we get to compete in. It is...

Aves volleyball sets its season

Aves volleyball sets its season

Mark Huffer, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
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The SHS boys team has sprung into a new season this spring. The varsity team has had a total of five games so far, starting on April 5 against Milford. “We love support from fellow Aviators and would love to see fans in the stands during our upcoming games,” said Jason Logan, 12. Their cur...

Boys tennis season grinds into gear

Boys tennis season grinds into gear

Alex Karev, Op/Ed Chief
April 12, 2017
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The boys Varsity Gold tennis team was busy with a handful of matches. They played on Tues., Apr. 4, Thurs., Apr. 6, and Sat., Apr. 8. The team played Middletown, Hamilton, and Toledo St. Johns. They swept Middletown and Hamilton. “Winning these matches early on in the season definitely gives ...

Opening Day fascinates Reds fans

Opening Day fascinates Reds fans

William Coleman, Sports Chief
April 3, 2017
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  Christmas in April. Cincinnati Reds fans and Cincinnatians alike storm downtown on the first Monday of the month to celebrate the upcoming baseball season.   Aside from the traditional Findlay Market Opening Day parade and the first game of year itself, stadium patrons get to ‘open thei...

To play, or not to play

To play, or not to play

David Wertheim, Business Manager
March 29, 2017
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To play, or not to play. That is the question. This is a dilemma facing thousands of high-school athletes nationwide every single year. They ask themselves, “should I play college ball? Should I hang it up after this year?” It is a tremendous- and rightfully so- weight that some athletes feel is...

Swimming finishes strong at state

Swimming finishes strong at state

Jason Merkel, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
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Last week saw the end of the season for the swimming and diving teams as they competed in Canton, OH at the CT Branin Natatorium. All three of the mens’ relays qualified, and Sammy Risma, 10, qualified individually. The 200 freestyle - made of Alex Newberg, 11, Elliot Carl, 10, Matthew Scheutz, 12, and Risma...

Swimmers speed towards state

Swimmers speed towards state

Jason Merkel, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
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The men and women district meets were held on Sat., Feb. 18, at Miami University in Oxford. Sycamore saw excellent swims, and thirteen have qualified for state competition on Fri., Feb. 24, and Sat., Feb. 25. Two of the womens’ relays have qualified: the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle. The 200 free...

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