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Cincinnati teams play in March Madness

Cincinnati teams play in March Madness

Benjamin Green, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


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College basketball starts today. March Madness is a college basketball tournament with 68 schools. These 68 teams will compete for the NCAA college championship and be crowned the best team of 2017-18. Ohio has four teams in this tournament: Xavier, University of Cincinnati (UC), Wright State, and...

Bowling season rolls out with Weitz at state

Bowling season rolls out with Weitz at state

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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On Sat., March 10, junior Paige Weitz competed in the state competition for girls bowling. It was her first time ever to compete at the state level, going against some of the best female bowlers in Ohio. Weitz placed sixth overall and in the second team. Teams are a way to divide bowlers in group...

SHS swims against state

SHS swims against state

Jessica Lu, Opinion Chief

March 2, 2018


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The boys' swim team placed the highest it has ever placed since 1992 with strong swims on Sat., Feb, 24. Even with only seven boys swimming, SHS managed to finish third in the state of Ohio for Division I. At C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton swam junior Sammy Risma, junior Elliot Carl, junior Noah Pat...

Cummins qualifies for state

Cummins qualifies for state

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

February 28, 2018


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On Sat., Feb. 24, gymnast Anna Cummins, a junior, competed at the OHSAA sports gymnastics district competition and placed sixth. Furthermore, Cummins qualified for the state competition on the beam, which will take place in the upcoming week. Cummins has set her eyes on state for quite a while an...

‘Little fish, big pond’

‘Little fish, big pond’

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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As he walks into the building in the early morning, sophomore Carson Foster looks like any other student at SHS. With his profound modesty and humility, one might not even know that he is anything more than a regular kid who just happened to transfer from St. Xavier High School. But as a swimmer who...

Winter athletes advance

Winter athletes advance

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

February 23, 2018


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   The men's swim team is striving for a state ranking on Feb. 23 and 24 in Canton, Ohio.    Prior to the state meet, these are the stats that allowed the swimmers to advance: with fourth place in the 200 freestyle relay, juniors Elliott Carl and Noah Patterson and seniors Luke Tenbarge and Alexander New...

Winter sports head off to competitions

Winter sports head off to competitions

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

February 21, 2018


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Aves athletics are heating up as the season slows down. The men’s swim team and wrestling team both have multiple individuals advancing to higher level competing in the next few days. On Thurs., Feb. 22 and Fri., Feb. 23, athletes from the men’s swim team will be competing at the OHSAA Division...

GMC Recap: Aquatic version

GMC Recap: Aquatic version

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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  Although the Varsity swim team has suffered losses in numbers due to the sheer amount of graduating seniors from the past couple of years, the swimmers of SHS provided a strong performance at the GMC meet on Feb. 3.   Overall, the boys’ team finished second behind Mason, and the girls’ team plac...

Sycamore honors fall all-stars

Sycamore honors fall all-stars

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

January 30, 2018


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  With the 2018 winter season hitting its halfway mark, we look back on all the all-stars of the 2017 fall sports season. Sycamore had nine first team athletes, three second team athletes, and eight Honorable Mentions for the 2017 fall season.   Girls’ water polo finished off with two first team player...

Seniors make splash

Seniors make splash

Anne Marsh, Creative Projects Director

January 29, 2018


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The smell of chlorine and the cheers of parents and students fill the pool. Senior Anita Pan is on the block, her heart beating in her chest, waiting for the whistle to blow. “I felt nervous swimming that night because all my friends and family were there,” Pan said. It was SHS’s annual S...

Q&A: Combs awaits first meet

Q&A: Combs awaits first meet

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


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As the winter track team prepares for its first meet of the season on Sat., Jan. 13, experienced runners and newbies alike continue to train their hardest. Sophomore Kaylee Combs is one returning teammate who knows both the pain and the exhilaration of running for SHS. Your team can often be found r...

Students check off this season

Students check off this season

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

December 7, 2017


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The season for Chess Team has ended as GMCs took place on Dec. 4. at SHS. The tournament lasted from 8:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Each competitor played eight matches, each game 25 minutes long with a five second delay between each person’s time. Last year Mason High School took home the rank of GMC champion,...

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