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  • Band Concert May 3 at 7:00 p.m.

  • AP Testing May 1-12

  • Jazz Concert May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Varsity B tennis team flies to coaches classic

Varsity B tennis team flies to coaches classic

Jacob Wittenbaum, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Sports

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
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

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
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

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 ...

Madness marches on

Madness marches on

Mark Huffer, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

The NCAAB tournament approaches the final game as the UNC Tarheels, Oregon Ducks, Gonzaga Bulldogs, and the USC Gamecocks proceed to the final four. UNC and Gonzaga are the only two rank one teams left. Kansas and Villanova, the 2016 Champion, were the other two teams looking to do the best in th...

Opening Day fascinates Reds fans

Opening Day fascinates Reds fans

William Coleman, Sports Chief
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

  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...

Tennis bounces into action

Tennis bounces into action

Jacob Wittenbaum, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Sports

Although the Sycamore boys’ tennis team has won three consecutive state titles, they are ranked fifth in the state. Sycamore is ranked behind University school, New Albany, Mason, and Upper Arlington. University school is ranked first, New Albany second, Mason third, and Upper Arlington fourth....

To play, or not to play

To play, or not to play

David Wertheim, Business Manager
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

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...

Tennis season gets into the swing of things

Tennis season gets into the swing of things

Eddie Wade, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
Filed under Sports, Unassigned

This Tuesday night, Mar. 14, the SHS Boys tennis team had their beginning of the season informational meeting. The boys tennis team’s season is finally underway. After a week of intense tryouts, the players were placed on their respected teams. On the highly ranked Varsity A team, only seven playe...

Madness begins

Madness begins

Mark Huffer, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

We are approaching this year’s NCAAB March tournament that everyone loves. The championship kicks off on Tues., Mar. 14 and will end on Mon., Apr. 3. Selection Sunday will be March 12, so make sure to get all of your picks in after then. The Sycamore Aves boys soccer team is providing a fundraiser...

Tennis releases new preseason rankings

Tennis releases new preseason rankings

Alex Karev, Opinion Chief
March 6, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Varsity A boys tennis team finished last season (2015-16) as the champions in the state of Ohio and with the year-end number one ranking. On Fri. Feb. 24, the new preseason rankings list came out on OhioTennisZone.com, and it had SHS ranked fifth, behind Mason High School and New Albany High Sc...

Swimming finishes strong at state

Swimming finishes strong at state

Jason Merkel, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

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...

State swimmers sprint to final meet

State swimmers sprint to final meet

Hannah May, Executive Editor-in-Chief
March 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

The SHS girls and boys swim teams traveled to Canton, Ohio to compete in the Ohio High School Swimming State Championship tournament on Thursday, Feb. 23. The preliminary session of the meet was held on Friday, Feb. 24 and the final session was held the following day. “It was a lot of fun to get to trav...

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