The Beachcomber

Bison Baseball Focused on Fundamentals

Photos by Miranda Luxenburg

Matthew Hardy, Staff Writer

April 27, 2019

On Tuesday, April 23, with cloudy skies and low wind in Kirtland, the Bison Baseball team took on the undefeated Hornets, the rivals Beachwood lost to in the second round of last year’s playoffs. Kirtland came out strong at first, but the Bison pulled through with a 7-5 win. It was clearly...

Softball Team Trounces Orange

Softball Team Trounces Orange

Photos by LeKeith Winchester

April 23, 2019

The Lady Bison defeated Orange 13-3 on April 23. Emily May pitched a complete game and Carly Petti went 5-5 at bat. Photos by LeKeith Winchester    

Diving into D-1

From left: Grady Bystrom, Spencer Bystrom, Matthew Keyerleber and Gabe Colmenares. The relay team advanced to the state tournament in both 200 IM and 200 freestyle. Spencer Bystrom and Colmenares also advanced in 50 freestyle. Photo by Missy Bystrom.

Haleigh McPhillips, Staff Writer

April 14, 2019

Senior Spencer Bystrom is the most decorated athlete to come through the swimming and diving program at BHS. What sets Bystom apart from his teammates is the fact that he is the only athlete who competes in both swimming and diving. And he competes at the highest level. Bystrom excels in both sports, a...

Woodrich Reflects on Impressive Senior Season

Woodrich on a drive during the Jan. 15 game against Geneva. Photo by Emily May

Matthew Hardy, Staff Writer

April 7, 2019

Starting forward senior  Jayson Woodrich averaged 26.5 points per game this basketball season and was named Division III District Player of the Year. Woodrich feels good about the honor, but is humble about his accomplishments. “All the credit in the world goes to my teammates,” he said. “I wish we could...

Indoor Track Places Again at State Tournament

Photo by Grace Perryman

Sam Thomas, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

The Beachwood indoor track team enjoyed much success on March 2 at the state championships. Both the boys and girls teams placed in many of their events, helping Beachwood maintain its reputation as an indoor track powerhouse. The girls team finished runner-up in the state while the boys team placed fifth in ...

Lady Bison Lacrosse Wins Season Opener, Ends Losing Streak

Captain Haleigh McPhillips reaches for the ball. Photo by Miranda Luxenburg

Nicole Breger, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019

The Lady Bison lacrosse team opened their season on Tuesday, March 19 with an 8-1 win against West Geauga. The victory was especially sweet, as it was the first game the team has won in several years. Senior captain Haleigh McPhillips explained that the last game she remembers winning was in 2016, her f...

Boys Basketball Defeats Orange, Advances to 5-0

Boys Basketball Defeats Orange, Advances to 5-0

Photos by Miranda Luxenburg

December 22, 2018

The Bison beat the Lions 59-49 at Orange High School on Dec. 21, continuing their undefeated streak. Next on the schedule is Revere. The game will be at Garfield Heights on Dec. 28 at 11:00 a.m.   Photos by Miranda Luxenburg

Mitchell Scores 41

Mitchell Scores 41

Photos by Emily May

December 17, 2018

The Bison finished ahead of Geneva on Friday, Dec. 14 with a final score of 90-84. Jimmie Mitchell led with 41 points, and Jayson Woodrich scored 22. The team plays at Orange (2-2) on Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:00. Photos by Emily May  

Bison Basketball Defeats Perry

Bison Basketball Defeats Perry

Photos by Emily May

December 13, 2018

The Bison defeated Perry 62-43 on Tuesday, Dec. 11.  At publication, the team is 3-0 after beating John Adams and Chagrin Falls earlier this month.  They play at Geneva on Friday at 7:30. Photos by Emily May

Wrestling Team Places Fifth at CCC Invitational

Left to right: Zach Kudroff placed fourth in 120 lb weight class, James Flowers placed fourth in 170 lb weight class, Paul Jacobs won first place in 132 lb. weight class and Michael Schmidt won third place in 138 lb. weight class. Not pictured: freshman Eisa Texiera won second place in the 126 lb weight class. Photo by Matthew Keyerleber

Matthew Hardy, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

The Bison wrestling team finished fifth out of 13 teams at the Dean Kinley Invitational held at Cleveland Central Catholic on Dec. 8. Senior Paul Jacobs won first place in the 132 lb. weight class, Freshman Eisa Texiera won second in the 126 lb. weight class, senior Michael Schmidt won third place in...

Miller Returns to Help Defend CVC Title

The basketball team walks out at the winter sports pep rally. Photo by Matthew Keyerleber

Sam Thomas, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

The boys basketball team tips off their season at home against John Adams High School on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Led by head coach Matthew Miller, the Bison have a mostly new coaching staff. Freshman coach Jamee Gerrick is the only returning coach from the 2017-2018 season. The varsity team adds three new...

Michigan Fans Walk Away With Seventh Consecutive Loss to OSU

“The Ohio State crowd was so loud, it overwhelmed us Michigan fans,” junior Max Steiger said. “My dad and I were silenced every time Ohio State made a big play.

Joe Spero, Social Media Editor for Sports

November 26, 2018

The rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan is more than just a football game.   The conflict between these two states dates back well before the first football game was ever even played between the two schools in 1897.   In 1836, the State of Ohio beat the State of Michigan in what is now called the “Toledo War.” The two s...