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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

Drew Berke: Sports Editor

Drew Berke, Sports Editor

Hello, I’m Drew Berke, a senior at Sycamore High School. This is my second year taking journalism and I’m very excited to continue my journalism career as the Sports Editor/Writer. I enjoyed being a part of this team of writers last year, and loved what we were doing so I wanted to come back and have a bigger role.  I enjoy researching for my articles and have had some exciting professional sources.  I am learning so much about the sports industry and am motivated to pursue more interesting topics for The Leaf.

 I’m very passionate and knowledgeable about sports: specifically football, basketball, and baseball, both locally and globally. I’ve grown up playing basketball and baseball competitively, and with friends, from a very young age all the way through freshman year of high school. Currently, I am part of the Aves Ultimate Frisbee team and a member of DECA, a national association of marketing students that builds leadership and business skills.  Outside of school, I absolutely love to lift weights. I look forward to working out at the gym four to five times a week. Lifting weights drives me to want to improve myself both physically and mentally and is an excellent stress-reliever.  In addition, I am employed at Jimmy John’s as a sandwich maker as well as a delivery driver.

It is my hope to have a career in the sports world, perhaps sports marketing, analytics or sports journalism.  This experience is building my writing skills, leadership skills and interpersonal skills.  This knowledge will serve me well as I continue my education, pursue internships and other work opportunities.  


All content by Drew Berke
In a battle of the one seeds, Gonzaga takes on Baylor for the NCAA National Championship game starting tonight at 9:20 PM ET. Which team will secure their schools first ever championship?

NCAA Basketball Finals Preview

Drew Berke, Sports Editor
April 5, 2021
As opening day gets underway, the Cincinnati Reds play the St. Louis Cardinals at home and get set for the long season ahead. With the division being up for grabs this year, the Reds look to build off of last year and achieve the ultimate goal of the World Series Championship. 
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Opening Day

Drew Berke, Sports Editor
April 1, 2021
Come Sunday, Super Bowl LV will take place in what looks to be a great matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Will Patrick Mahomes win his second straight championship, or will Tom Brady win his seventh in his first year with his new team?

Super Bowl LV Preview

Drew Berke, Sports Editor
February 5, 2021
Joe Burrows Season Ending Injury

Joe Burrow’s Season Ending Injury

Drew Berke, Sports Editor
November 27, 2020
SEASON UPDATE. After the Cincinnati Bengals blowout loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bengals have fallen to an uninspiring 2-6-1. Losing four of their last five games, their playoff hopes look very bleak, trailing four games from the wild card spot and seven games from their division leader, the Steelers. Having high hopes to start the season after drafting Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and signing some defensive players like DJ Reader, Vonn Bell, Trea Waynes, this team is clearly still in rebuild mode. They will need to get more talent on this team if they want to compete for a Super Bowl, let alone having to go through one of the toughest divisions in football.

Bengals Season Update

Drew Berke, Sports Editor
November 17, 2020
The NBA Finals kicks off tonight with the Los Angeles Lakers against the Miami Heat. This is LeBron James tenth finals appearance up against Jimmy Butlers first ever finals appearance. Will LeBron get his fourth championship or will he lose again and become 3-7 all time in the finals?

Preview of the NBA Finals

Drew Berke, Sports Editor
September 30, 2020
For the first time in seven years the Cincinnati Reds are heading to the postseason after a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins last night. In what has been a crazy year for baseball, the Reds look to make a deep run into the playoffs and prove they are for real.

Reds Clinch Playoffs

Drew Berke, Sports Editor
September 26, 2020
OFF-COURT MVPs. JJ Watt is one of many of the athletes that have donated to help fight the pandemic and help the people who are in need. Athletes can use their platform not just to gain popularity but to make a difference in the world of the many people who are struggling to get by during these hard times. To see many of the athletes who have been helping all over the country, read on!

Off-court heroes

Drew Berke, Staff Writer
April 16, 2020
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