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The Riverwood Cup

October 18, 2019 2:36pm | Terence Checkett

It was a brisk cold Saturday night last weekend as the Lakewood Ranger Boys’ varsity soccer team traveled down the road to Rocky River to take on their rivals, the Pirates. Although these teams are not in the same conference,nor do they play in the […]

Win Streak for the 49ers

October 12, 2019 11:51pm | Alexander Schulz

The San Francisco 49ers have won their fourth game in a row at home against the Cleveland Browns. Before they won against the Browns, the 49ers Won against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Bengals, and the Steelers.  In the first game against the Bucs, the […]

Abysmal Performance by the Browns

October 10, 2019 2:49pm | Terence Checkett

“Certainly not what I was expecting,” says avid Browns fan and senior at Lakewood, Harlan Hoegner. The Browns took the field Monday in a primetime showdown with the undefeated San Francisco 49ers. A highly anticipated Monday Night Football game which was nationally televised. The 49ers […]

The End of a Great Effort

October 8, 2019 2:48pm | Ayden Wacker

On September 29th their season had come to an end. With a final record of 93-69 the Indians were not able to make the playoffs. In the MLB, 10 teams are able to make the playoffs–5 from each conference. Within these five of each conference, […]

The Rams Are Struggling

October 8, 2019 2:46pm | Alexander Schulz

The Los Angeles Rams have proved to be one of the best teams in the NFL right now. Yet somehow they lost against a team that is low in the NFL standings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last year the Rams played in the Superbowl against […]

Lakewood Girls Cross Country Conquering

September 27, 2019 3:57pm | Chloe Fielder

Fall sports that are bringing attention to homecoming and the whole school itself. As all sports succeed through their season, the Lakewood girls’ cross-country team has improved this 2019 fall season. Cross country is a competitive sport for the runner and the team itself. It bases […]

Brown’s take strides, but not enough

September 26, 2019 2:47pm | Terence Checkett

Fresh off their first win of the season against the New York Jets in week 2, the Cleveland Browns hosted the Los Angeles Rams (Superbowl runner-ups) in a primetime Sunday night game in Cleveland this past weekend. It was a highly anticipated matchup due to […]

Browns Win, But Questions Still Remain

September 20, 2019 4:43pm | Caden Stanuch

The Cleveland Browns have successfully acquired their first victory against the New York Jets, pushing their season record to one and one. But, although this was a victory, there are still some obvious issues with the team that need to be addressed. The first noticeable […]

The Windians Are So Close

September 13, 2019 4:38pm | Ayden, Wacker

The Indians are currently 2nd in their conference next to the Minnesota Twins. It has been a rough couple of years playoff wise, but the momentum is there this year. Hopes are high and so are the expectations. Indians fans have had to live with […]

Not Bad For A Running Back

September 13, 2019 4:36pm | Caden Stanuch

Lamar Jackson is a quarterback in the National Football League, or NFL for short, and he is notorious for being able to run the football. The Baltimore Ravens drafted him with the thirty-second pick in the 2018 NFL daft. This pick was seen as a […]

Rough start to a promising season

September 13, 2019 2:28pm | Terence Checkett

The Cleveland Browns opened up their season this past Sunday with a 43-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans. It was certainly a disappointing first look at a team that received a quite a bit of hype in the off season. With the first full season […]

Lakewood Soccer’s Lifestyle

September 9, 2019 11:53pm | Ayden Wacker

Our Soccer team’s record is now 3-3-1. The amount of practice and work these guys have put in is evident in the way they have played this year. What really makes these guys special is the amount of diversity on the team. Junior Logan Mitchell […]

The Last Time We Were Football Conference Champions…

September 5, 2019 9:47pm | Halina Dreger

Your alarm clock blares in your ear and it takes all of your will not punch it into pieces. Slowly and painfully, you raise yourself from your bed full of old beanie babies and head into the kitchen where you pour yourself a bowl of […]

NBA Playoff

May 30, 2019 11:42am | Rawad Khawam

This past Saturday the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks faced off for game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Toronto Raptors were able to make the NBA Finals in their last conference game. They won four in a row after losing the first two […]

Indians Get the Win

May 29, 2019 1:06pm | Sabrina Hamdan

Zach Plesac made his big-league debut for the Cleveland Indians last night at Fenway Park. He pitched against the defending World Series champions Red Sox. Pitching for the Red Sox was the million-dollar man, David Price. There was a rain delay for over an hour […]

Sports Illustrated Sold for $110 Million

May 28, 2019 1:04pm | Bella Nieves

“Sports Illustrated,”,the magazine that has famous covers and narrative voices, has helped shape American sports since its debut 65 years ago, has been sold for $110 million to “Authentic Brands Group” in a strange way. It suggests that the magazine’s most coveted asset is its […]

Josh Hamilton Retires

May 28, 2019 11:52am | Mya Amato

Josh Hamilton (Former MLB player) played nine years in the big leagues, winning one MVP award and getting selected to five All-Star games while also battling drug and alcohol addiction. Hamilton last played a major league game in 2015 and retired two years later after […]

The Cleveland Browns: Super Bowl Bound

May 22, 2019 6:54pm | Young Shell

Big moves are coming from the Cleveland Browns this off-season. Heavy hitting players such as Odell Beckham Jr., Duke Johnson, Kareem Hunt, and Myles Garrett are set to be on the 2019 season roster. Propelled by Baker Mayfield, the Cleveland Browns are sure to be […]

NBA Playoffs

May 20, 2019 1:10pm | Cassidy Baldridge

It is that time of year again when everyone is watching the NBA playoffs. May 14th was the first day of the Western and the Eastern Conference Finals. The teams in the Western Conference Finals are the Golden State Warriors and the Trail Blazers. The […]

NBA Playoffs Update

May 19, 2019 8:01pm | Aidan Sterling

The NBA playoffs started on April 13th this year. For the second round in the Western Conference, the Warriors played the Rockets in a close series where they almost lost the Rockets lost 2-4  to the Warriors. In the third round, will the Warriors will […]

Beilein leaving Michigan to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers

May 19, 2019 7:59pm | Ashley Rosa

May 12, 2019, the Cleveland Cavaliers have announced their new head coach, John Beilein. Who decided to leave Michigan after 12 seasons to become part of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ family. Apparently, John Beilein has agreed to a five-year deal.  Beilein finalized the deal with the Cavaliers on […]

New Coach

May 19, 2019 7:09pm | Mya Amato

The Cleveland Cavaliers started the week off with hiring a fresh new coach. On Monday, Michigan coach John Beilein agreed to a five-year deal to take over as Cleveland’s head coach. He has coached at The University Of Michigan since 2007 and saw success in the […]

NBA Lottery

May 19, 2019 6:47pm | Nina Zanghi

Last night, the NBA lottery went live on ESPN. The lottery determines what teams will have picks in the NBA draft. The first four picks of the first round are the only picks that are actually up to the lottery. The place the team finished […]

Pelicans Snag the First Pick

May 19, 2019 6:23pm | David Facaros

After months of anticipation and a race to the bottom of the standings by several teams, the New Orleans Pelicans shocked everyone by winning the N.B.A. draft lottery on Tuesday night, giving them the No. 1 pick in a draft that will include one of […]

Tiger Woods Seeks Win in PGA Championship

May 19, 2019 6:22pm | Seth Andregg

There are 156 players in the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. Tiger Woods prepares to capture his 16th major win, will we see the Woods that was locked in with his body and game at Augusta? Woods tees off Thursday morning at 8:24 a.m. […]

Addison Russell is back

May 14, 2019 12:19pm | madeline cummings

Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs short stop, has just completed a 40-game suspension for violating the MLB domestic violence report after his ex-wife accused him of physical and mental abuse. The team says they don’t think Russell has completely changed but they do believe he has made […]

Raptors vs Bucks

May 13, 2019 4:14pm | Jonah Spachtholz

The series of Raptors vs Bucks is set to start on May 15th in Milwaukee, and if they go to game seven it ends on May 27th in Milwaukee. Milwaukee has not been to a conference final since 2001 which was sullied by the refs […]

Kawhi Leonard’s Buzzer-Beating Jumper Sends Raptors to the Conference Finals

May 13, 2019 4:13pm | Tommy Sala

There were 4.2 seconds on the clock, The Toronto Raptors had were in bounding the ball. The score was tied at 90. The Philadelphia 76ers had to make one stop on defense to send the game to overtime. The Raptors got the ball to their […]

Kawhi Leonard Wins With Hero Shot

May 13, 2019 4:07pm | James Morrissey

Kawhi Leonard came up big at the end of the 7 game playoff series. Both the Raptors and the Sixers came out on Sunday night looking jumpy. The crowd was on the edge of their seats from the start. This big game is important for both […]

Kawhi Sends 76ers Packing

May 13, 2019 3:50pm | David Facaros

On Sunday the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors squared off in a Game 7 to decide who will play the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals. Both teams started off very slow on the  offensive end as the 76ers missed their first nine and shots […]

Soccer News

May 13, 2019 3:46pm | Samuel Csora

The Lakewood soccer team is going through some of the most intense practices that any high school player can go through. The coach wants his players to be in top condition so that when it comes to Lakewood high School’s first game against eds, they […]

Bucks Move On

May 9, 2019 4:55pm | David Facaros

Last night the Milwaukee Bucks closed out the Boston Celtics and beat them 116-91. This is their first conference finals appearance since 2001 back when Ray Allen was in his fifth season. Even though it was a closeout game for the Celtics, this game was […]

Will the Cleveland Indians Win the World Series?

May 9, 2019 1:08pm | Young Shell

The Cleveland Indians’ year has started out a bit slowly this season. The Indians currently have an 18-15 record (as of May 7th) which places them 2nd in the AL Central, 3 games behind the Minnesota Twins. Star shortstop Francisco Lindor was absent from the […]

Appeal Denied, Kentucky Derby Disqualification

May 8, 2019 5:52pm | Tony Cunningham

For the first time in 145 years, it is said that a horse who finished first, was disqualified from the Kentucky Derby. Country House was declared the winner as a result, following an “inquiry ruling.” Lakewood High School Junior Jerry Anthony says, “Old Bessie was […]

Brooklyn Nets Star Cited for Marijuana Possession

May 8, 2019 5:44pm | Bryce Binion

Brooklyn Nets All-Star point guard was cited at an airport in New York for marijuana possession. Russell was flying from LaGuardia Airport to Louisville International Airport and was questioned by police after a routine search by TSA. The workers flagged what at first looked like […]

Cleveland Indian’s Pitcher Breaks Arm

May 8, 2019 12:20pm | Nina Zanghi

On May 1st, Cleveland Indian’s pitcher Corey Kluber broke his arm. Kluber started the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Everything was going smoothly until the 5th inning, when Brain Anderson came up to the plate. Anderson hit a 102-miles-per-hour drive that struck […]

Harden Drops 38 as the Rockets Win to Even the Series 2-2

May 7, 2019 4:28pm | Tommy Sala

Monday night in Houston, Texas, the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors went head to head in  Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Rockets were looking to even the series at 2 games a piece before going back for a game 5 […]

Warriors go up 2-0 in the series

May 7, 2019 4:26pm | Ahmad Nijem

This past Tuesday, April 30th, the Golden State Warriors took on the Houston Rocket in the second round of the NBA playoffs. They won with a final score of 115-109. Key players like Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were the reason for this win. Kevin […]

Jason Kipnis is Back on the Right Track

May 7, 2019 4:20pm | Sabrina Hamdan

Jason Kipnis was an emotional rollercoaster on Monday that ended in a 9-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox and included his first multi-hit game since April 21. It also featured a pregame encounter with local law enforcement as Kipnis was pulled over in his […]

Indians’ Injuries Continue

May 2, 2019 5:16pm | David Facaros

The Indians have started the season off 16-13, but it has come with a price. As we know, earlier in the year both Mike Clevinger and Carlos Carrasco suffered injuries which hurt the Indians starting rotation big time. Clevinger is set to make a comeback […]

New Ohio Bill Could Make Assaulting Referees a Felony

May 2, 2019 3:51pm | Aiden Kelley

The Ohio House and Senate are hard at work proposing a bill that would almost guarantee the safety of referees. Companion bills, House Bill 208 and Senate Bill 118, each rose the punishment for assaulting sports officials such as referees. The charge would rise from […]

Women’s Sports Team Event at White House

May 1, 2019 2:01pm | Bella Nieves

Donald Trump welcomed a womens sport team to the White House for the first time, and yes, they got fast food. The team that he had as guests were the Baylor Lady Bears, the 2019 NCAA women’s tournament champions. Trump was judged multiple times for […]

Cleveland Indians Beat Miama Marlins

May 1, 2019 1:10pm | Sabrina Hamdan

Carlos Santana and Carlos Gonzalez supplied the offense for the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, while Trevor Bauer pitched another win in a 7-4 Tribe victory against Miami at Marlins Park. It was Santana putting the Indians on the board in the second inning with a […]

Warriors Extend the Series Lead

May 1, 2019 1:08pm | David Facaros

Part two of the Warriors vs Rockets took place in Oracle last night. The Warriors took Game 2 of their second-round series with the Houston Rockets, 115–109. Golden State didn’t play especially well, and the Rockets were able to hang around and give the impression […]

Damian Lillard and the Blazers Knock Out OKC

April 26, 2019 1:14pm | Bryce Binion

Damian Lillard made his biggest statement on Tuesday by not speaking at all. He has heard everything the taunts, chants, etc. He was sick of Oklahoma City Thunder and decided to do something about it. Lillard knocked down a 37 foot shot in Paul George’s […]

NBA Playoffs

April 26, 2019 12:54pm | Rawad Khawam

The NBA Playoffs kicked off on April 13 and it has been worth while. It is everything we hoped for this year but it is the first time it hasn’t seen LeBron James in the playoffs in 15 years. Even with him out of it […]

Close Look at the Indian’s Season

April 26, 2019 12:46pm | Jillian Moorman

The weather is slowly getting warmer and you know what that means–baseball season. The Cleveland Indians kicked off their season against the Minnesota Twins. They then came back for their home opener on April 1st against the White Sox; they won their game 5-3. So […]

Lakewood Girls’ Softball

April 25, 2019 1:24pm | SABRINA HAMDAN

Its spring in Lakewood, which means its time to bring out the bats, gloves, and balls. Time to get out on the field and play some softball. This year the LHS Girls Varsity Softball team have two new coaches and a brand new turf field […]

Portland Closes Out OKC

April 25, 2019 1:23pm | David Facaros

For the most part, the first round of the NBA playoffs has been a snooze fest other than this series. It was full of physical play and pettiness on and off the court. Damian Lillard and Russel Westbrook went at it all series long talking […]

LHS to join Great Lakes Sports Conference

April 18, 2019 5:16pm | Jordan Esposito

Lakewood High is joining the Great Lakes Conference for the 2020-2021 school year. This means that Lakewood High will be leaving the Southwestern Conference after being involved with it for five years. Joining the Great Lakes Conference means Lakewood will play against teams such as […]