Golden Eagles soar at the BIT

By Lauren Redfern On September 23, Bellbrook played host to the 36th annual Bellbrook Cross Country Invitational. Over 500 runners took on the very challenging course. Four different races took place: high school boys, high school girls, and middle school boys and girls. High school runners find themselves running 3.1 miles through 6 river crossings, up multiple hills, and around hairpin turns. Runners from other … Continue reading Golden Eagles soar at the BIT

Cleveland Sports Curse Over?

by Carter Caldwell After overcoming a 52-year championship drought in the 2016 NBA Finals, it seems that the city of Cleveland’s professional sports “curse” is over.  Two of the three teams often viewed as being “cursed,” the NBA Cavaliers  and the MLB Indians, have experienced surges of success since the Cavaliers won the Finals in 2016, with the Cavs going on to play again in … Continue reading Cleveland Sports Curse Over?

Golden Eagles win SWBL All-Sports Championship

by Lauren Redfern As the school year comes to an end, the sports seasons do as well. Bellbrook High School is in the Southwestern Buckeye League also referred to as SWBL. BHS offers over 20 varsity sports, with 20 competing for SWBL championships. The league has an All-Sports Trophy which is awarded to the school with the best score in rankings. For example, each season … Continue reading Golden Eagles win SWBL All-Sports Championship

Bellbrook Football: An offseason look at 2017

By: Sara Wolf The fact that current Friday nights aren’t occupied with football games doesn’t mean that the football team isn’t putting in work and making improvements for when the season does come. “The team has been putting together the best offseason ever and we are working on the little things,” says 2018 senior Keion Driscoll. Jeff Jenkins, entering into his second season as Bellbrook’s … Continue reading Bellbrook Football: An offseason look at 2017

Track Advances to Regionals

by Kayla Stephensen At Track and Field Districts, Friday, May 19, Kylee Parker, a senior, broke the 300 hurdles school record set by Hannah Lewis in 2009. Parker remarks, “I didn’t know I was going to break the record but Coach Barnes told me I had a chance.” Maddie Crane, a junior, went to districts for 300 hurdles but unfortunately didn’t make it to regionals. She’s … Continue reading Track Advances to Regionals

A Gross Mistake: Columnist Regrets His Track Commentary

by Kasen Stephensen Pennsylvania columnist Mike Gross was met with backlash from the Track and Field community after writing a condescending article emphasizing the relative ease of track. At the beginning of the controversial article, he glorifies American football as the “most intense, high-pressure American sport,” while track and field “is every bit as intense and high-pressure as frisbee golf.” Gross continues and complains that … Continue reading A Gross Mistake: Columnist Regrets His Track Commentary

Three Freshman Boys Make Varsity Tennis and Tell Their Story

by Kayla Stephensen This past tennis season, there were three freshman boys (and no seniors) on varsity, Zach Schultz, Andy Russell and Cole McCrae. All three have played for roughly five years and as Zach puts it, “I was pretty confident I would make varsity, but I didn’t expect to be second singles. It feels good to be varsity, especially since I was able to … Continue reading Three Freshman Boys Make Varsity Tennis and Tell Their Story

Chessboxing: A Battle of Mind and Fist

by Kasen Stephensen For the next 6 months, athletes from all over the world will prepare for the Chessboxing 2017 World Championship.  Yes, that is correct: chessboxing.  It is as entertaining as it is difficult. Described as an “Intellectual Fight Club,” competitors battle in alternating 3 minute rounds of chess and boxing until a checkmate or knockout is achieved.  After a boxing round, players immediately … Continue reading Chessboxing: A Battle of Mind and Fist