The Beachcomber

Opening Strong

Opening Strong

August 27, 2017

Bison football opened the season Friday with a 33-21 win over Akron North. Photos by Gabriela Covolan Costa

Girls Track Team Wins State Tournament

The team scored 35 points in five events, a remarkable accomplishment for such a small group of athletes. Photo courtesy of Ryan Peters

Vivian Li, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017

The Beachwood girls track team made history at the Div. II state track meet finals held at OSU on June 3, becoming the first Bison team in any sport to bring home a team state title. “It’s a relief,” head coach Willie Smith told “The Beachwood community deserves it. The school deserves it. There are schools that have 10, 15, 20 state titles across all sports, and [thi...

Girls Track Takes Regional Title, Competes at State Tournament This Weekend

Junior Mia Knight at the indoor track State Tournament in March. Image source: Keith King.

Ofek Hyer & Prerna Mukherjee

June 2, 2017

  The Beachwood girls track team competes at the State Tournament in Columbus this weekend. Preliminaries are held today and final rounds Saturday. The team took first place at the Div. II Regional Championship in Youngstown on Saturday, May 27. “Coming out of the meet I was extremely...

On the Other Side of the Net

Photo from Beachcomber archives by Jeff Murtaugh

Justin Dubin, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

Turning heads at matches, junior Erica Gross dominates the boys competition. She doesn’t let the male competition get in her way. She took an opportunity to challenge herself and play on the boys tennis team this spring. “The main differences that I see is that boys tennis is more competitive,...

Baseball Team Opens Strong With Two Wins Against Perry, Drops Two to Orange

Senior pitcher Aden Stern swings for a hit against Orange on April 18. Photo by Livi Eppell.

Max Alter, Sports Editor

April 18, 2017

Beachwood’s 2016-17 athletic year has been historic. With an All-Ohio quarterback, a state champion cross country athlete and the number one female indoor track team in the state, Bison athletes are making themselves known. The baseball team is hoping to etch their names in Bison history as well...

March Madness is Upon Us

March Madness is Upon Us

James Flowers, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

Fans all over the United States are participating in ESPN’s Bracket Challenge, hoping to record a perfect bracket, a feat that, statistically, is nearly impossible. Here at BHS, many students and teachers participate in bracket competitions to predict the teams advancing through the NCAA basketball...

Indoor Track Wins State Championship

Indoor Track Wins State Championship

Max Alter and Prerna Mukherjee

March 6, 2017

In what has already been quite a successful year for Beachwood athletes, the girls’ indoor track and field team brought home some more hardware for the school from this past weekend’s Indoor State Championship meet in Akron. The team, which qualified nine girls to compete in the state meet, placed...

Boys Basketball Trounces Kirtland, Moves on to Sectional Final Tonight

As a pair, Ben Sternberg and Jayson Woodrich were unstoppable scorers, sinking 46 points between them. Photo by Livi Eppell.

James Flowers, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

The Bison boys basketball team beat the Kirtland Hornets 71-50 at the sectional semifinal on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The main scorers were senior Ben Sternberg and sophomore Jayson Woodrich. The duo combined for 46 points on the night in an exceptional outing of scoring. It seemed as if every shot they...

Swim Team Breaks Records at State Tournament, Remembering Ryan

Bison swimmers cheer on their teammates at the CVC championship meet on Jan. 21. Photo by Gabriela Colovan Costa

Gabriela Colovan Costa, Athena Grasso and Spencer Hendlin

February 27, 2017

Back in December, Bison swimming head coach Brad Burget told The Beachcomber that he had high expectations for this year’s team. “I expect the boys to repeat going to states,” Burget said. He hoped the team would move up in the state rankings and break a lot of team records. Burget’s expect...

Bialosky Leads Wrestling Team at CVC Tournament

Bialosky’s finals match put him at 35 wins this season and 127 career wins. Photo by James Flowers

James Flowers, with additional reporting by Michal Becker

February 10, 2017

The Bison wrestling team had a very successful weekend at the CVC tournament at Perry on Feb. 4. The team had four placers. Senior Josh Bialosky had an amazing performance. In the championship round, he defeated Spencer Fleming of Chagrin Falls in 4:29 in the 182 lb. weight class. Bialosky pinned...

Boys Basketball Falls to Orange After Tough Battle

Photo by Livia Eppell from Jan. 10 game at Orange

Tyler Pohlman, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

The ball was in the hands of Jayson Woodrich. The crowd was silent. With minutes remaining in the game, Woodrich released a three. Swoosh. Tie game. This was one of the many intense moments in the Beachwood vs. Orange game on Friday, Feb. 3. While the Bison fought hard, the visiting rivals eventually...

Bison Basketball Dominant Again This Season

The Bison defeated the Orange Lions 76-67 on Jan. 10. Photos by Livia Eppell.

Nam Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017

Although the team ended an eight-game winning streak with a tough loss to Perry on Tuesday, Bison boys basketball has been dominant this season, currently with a 12-3 record. The Perry game ended in overtime with a 70-68 loss. One of the highlights of the season was the Jan. 10 victory against...