• No School - Spring Break - Mar.14 - Mar.18
  • No School - Spring Vacation Day - April 15
  • HS Theatre Spring Show - April 8-9
  • End of 3rd Quarter - Mar. 31
  • HS One Act Plays- April 13 at 7pm
  • No School - Prof. Development Day - April 25
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

“Outside of actually paying golf, our team does a lot of weird things. The weirdness of the team exists while we play but it is extremely evident when we’re not playing. This can be seen in our team sleepovers, especially between the antics of Emma and Sydney, they can be seen wrestling, fighting, throwing food, and just being lovable goof balls!”

Golf spotlight: Audrey Simons, 12

Deeya Prakash, Opinion Chief October 29, 2019

GO AVES GO. Senior cheerleader Kennedy Archer is cheering on the Aves during one of their last home games. “Stepping out on the track to cheer one last time was a decision I was happy I made. I stopped cheering when I got to high school, so I’ve missed the excitement of cheering. This has been an awesome season cheering with my teammates, one I will not forget,” Archer said.

Fall sports celebrate senior night

Gabby Khodadad, Sports Broadcaster October 21, 2019

AN ATHLETIC ASSET. While the box is substantially worn-down, it costs a great deal of money for a new one, and despite its condition it still offers great practice for players. This calls for players to both treat the box with respect and maintain responsibility within it’s quarters. “I think it would be better to just focus on the box we have now, I feel if we got a new one we would have the same amount of problems that we have now,” said Cullin O’shea, 12.

SHS lacrosse team rebuilds box arena

Josh Moore, Accountant August 31, 2019

   The Sycamore Lacrosse team was met with an unwelcome surprise on Thursday, Aug.22 when they found that the lacrosse box located in the practice fields had collapsed yet again.     Due to a...

Roots: In the court (and field)

Roots: In the court (and field)

April 11, 2019

Leaf staffers Gabby Khodadad and Madeleine Suh sit down with Ariane Clerc and Sam Marcus. Clerc plays midfield for the Girls Varsity Lacrosse and Marcus plays for Boys Varsity Tennis second singles; the...

ALL BARK, NO BITE. Although it is highly frowned upon, even in professional leagues players still resort to the art of trash-talk. Some of the most iconic sports players in history like Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, and Sean Avery have even refrained from keeping the game totally clean. According to Shaquille O’ Neal, Jordan once told him exactly what he was going to do during the game and yet still pulled it off. Im coming down. Im going to dribble it between my legs twice. Im going to pump fake and then Im going to shoot a jumper. And then Im going to look at you, recited O’ Neal.

When is trash talking valid?

Josh Moore, Fact Checker January 25, 2019

You rotten piece of…! Ever since the dawn of humanity, we have strived as individuals to be the best. Society compels us to do so by working hard or proving yourself through a fierce competitive spirit....

 WOW! After 16 years of serving the Cincinnati Bengals as head coach, Marvin Lewis has stepped down from his position. The team is now in the market for a new coach.

Marvin Lewis fired

Isabella Magato, Cartoonist January 15, 2019

After 16 years of coaching, the Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was fired from his position. While there were some ups and downs in his coaching term, he still managed to lead his team through...

ON THE ICE. Sports Plus has remained a mainstay in the lives of all SHS hockey players for years, and it is where Skate with the Aves is held each year. The location also houses other gyms and activities for children and athletes all around the Cincinnati area. “Sports Plus has benefited the team for practices and games and we hope others can share the same feeling of appreciation for the establishment,” said Matt Spary, SHS hockey coach.

SHS Hockey hosts Skate with the Aves

Josh Moore, Fact Checker December 19, 2018

Looking for a new experience at a low price or to embrace the winter season? The SHS hockey team is giving students the chance to answer both of those rhetorical questions in the form of Skate with the...

VICTORY SMILE. The next Boys Varsity Basketball game is the home opener for the season. It is a white-out. There is a tailgate before-hand and a half-time performance by the Firecrackers.

Varsity basketball starts season

Sara Margolis, Art and Photo Editor December 12, 2018

CONCENTRATE. Sophomore Arvind Prasad focuses on the board as time winds down. He is Board One and was his freshman year too, though team members are allowed to challenge each other to get a higher board number. “The seasons going pretty well. It’s crazy that this is my last year of chess because I’ve played it all four years of high school,” said Nandita Kulkarni, 12.

Chess season hits timer

Allyson Bonhaus, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2018

The chess season is coming to a close, with the GMC tournament on Dec. 3 at 8:00 a.m. The tournament is hosted by SHS and will take place during the duration of the school day and well into the evening,...

TOURNAMENT. Students will be able to play “Smash Bros” and “Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Siege” for the tournament. “Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Siege” will be played on Xbox while “Smash Bros”  will be played on Wii U. “If we were to pull this off we would be informing hundreds of people that [SHS] is a place for gamers, and by saying that we would be saying it is for everyone,” said Sekani Cole, 10, captain of the “Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Siege” team.

 Esports calls students to play

Jack Wolfe, PR Team November 13, 2018

Video games have been becoming more and more popular over the last few decades. They range from Let's Play videos on YouTube to being featured on major television channels like TBS. SHS’ very own...

JV boys soccer closes season

JV boys soccer closes season

Sara Margolis, Art and Photo Editor October 22, 2018

DARTING. Three year varsity starting midfielder, senior Hannah Kirkham, sprints after the ball in the home match against Walnut Hills. The team went on to defeat Walnut Hills 5-0 and they are currently 7-1-2. “I think senior night is a great way to recognize the end of a chapter. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of what’s coming next, but it’s just as important to look back on on all the things we have accomplished this season and the people that we have accomplished them with. This year especially we’ve gotten to become a really close knit team so it’s definitely going to be a special night,” Kirkham said.

Seniors reflect on senior nights

Gabby Khodadad, PR Team October 2, 2018

The past four years seniors have played the sports they loved and they are sadly coming to an end. For most fall senior athletes it will be their last time putting on the home jersey. “I will feel...

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