Run it back or take risks?: How the Miami Heat should play out this offseason
BY RYAN MERARD Exceeding expectations for many National Basketball Association (NBA) fans, the Miami Heat thrived as the underdog of the Orlando bubble and fought hard throughout the playoffs to reach the Finals. Even if they lost in a six-game series to the opposing Los Angeles Lakers , making... Read more
During a pandemic?: Allowing full capacity at stadiums is just a reckless decision by Governor DeSantis
BY RYAN MERARD As of September, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida would fully reopen its economy and move into Phase III. This call came with him easing restrictions on restaurants and bars, as well as allowing all Florida football teams to open with full capacity. With these decisions,... Read more
Too soon for sports: Suspended seasons confirm coronavirus concerns once again
BY KAYLA GATES The coronavirus pandemic has put a hold on the world of high school sports for many months. However, the long-awaited reopening of athletic programs may still be premature. New coronavirus concerns have begun suspending some reestablished seasons, rendering their initiation irrational. Following the March 13 declaration... Read more
A season of school spirit: Cheerleading commences despite coronavirus concerns
BY KAYLA GATES After a late start, CCHS is finally kicking off its athletic season. Among those sports commencing is cheerleading. Faced with new obstacles due to coronavirus concerns, the team remains eager to spread school spirit during the given circumstances. The coronavirus pandemic put a hold on many... Read more
A return to play: Fall sports commence practices
BY KAYLA GATES Cooper City High School student-athletes have once again taken to the fields for the first time since the conclusion of the previous school year. A new decision to commence official practices for the fall athletic season has allowed select sports to return to play once again.... Read more
Los Angeles Lakers clinch 2020 NBA Championship over Miami Heat
BY CHRIS GOMES The Los Angeles Lakers have revived their franchise following the retirement and later passing of legendary player Kobe Bryant. On Sunday, October 11, the Lakers won the championship for the 2019-2020 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, with players LeBron James and Anthony Davis at the helm,... Read more
NBA boycotts: A larger picture of awareness and change
BY CHRIS GOMES It goes without saying that racial inequality has been a prevalent problem within the United States and abroad for a while now. Countless Black Americans have lost their lives to police brutality from law enforcement. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and recently James Blake have... Read more
Season in suspense: Fall sports to be postponed
BY KAYLA GATES With the threat of the coronavirus still at large, county officials have made the decision to postpone fall sports indefinitely. With much uncertainty surrounding the 2020-21 season, both coaches and athletes are working to overcome the setback. Due to the severity of the coronavirus in Florida,... Read more
Sports during the coronavirus: Return to play may or may not guarantee protection from COVID-19
BY CHRIS GOMES It goes without saying that the coronavirus outbreak appeared on a whim, putting a temporary end to many beloved activities. Sports, for example, were wiped out completely. Sports networks and columns have been forced to cover the most monotonous of contact-free sports, causing many viewers to... Read more
The end of the game: An obituary for sportswriters
BY KYLEIGH SPRIGLE Sportswriters, 106, passed away in April 2020 due to the coronavirus. Born in 1914, sportswriters gave their lives to provide fans with the best coverage possible. They had humble beginnings. Sports writing has been around for hundreds of years. Even Benjamin Franklin wrote about swimming before... Read more