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The Top Team

Patriots persevered through adversity

Nagging injuries to its best athlete and a season-ending injury to its defensive leader could not keep down the Olentangy Liberty High School football team this season.
Super 25 football team

Latiolais rarely came off field for Bulldogs

With the first undefeated regular season in the Heath High School football team's 53-year history on the line Oct. 28 against Johnstown, Aaron Latiolais was ready for the challenge.
Orange Roundup

Young boys team resets expectations

The Olentangy Orange High School boys basketball team is a little green a season after winning its first league title since 2012.
Liberty Roundup

Boys seek scoring punch

With its top three scorers from a year ago no longer with the program, the Olentangy Liberty High School boys basketball team began the season looking for go-to players on offense.
Olentangy Roundup

Boys basketball team short on height

An active participant on Twitter, new Olentangy High School boys basketball coach John Feasel recently came across a saying he said could be the Braves' motto this season.
Orange Roundup

Hockey squad learning on fly

Second-year coach Tim Chugh will look to a limited number of veterans to lead the Olentangy Orange High School hockey team through a maturation process.
Liberty Roundup

Hockey team ready to battle in CHC-Red

Coming off what it deemed to be a down season, the Olentangy Liberty High School hockey team won the CHC-White Division last winter and lost seven fewer games than it did the previous year.
Olentangy Roundup

Girls basketball team features new look

Olentangy High School girls basketball fans could have spent a few minutes rattling off the ways in which the Braves bore little resemblance to last year's team when they began the season Nov. 27.
Football

Patriots' run ends in state semi

Trailing by two touchdowns and with its season on the line, the Olentangy Liberty High School football team didn't lose heart in a Division I state semifinal Nov. 25 at Arlin Field in Mansfield.
Athletes of the Year

Honorees highlight 2016 fall season

As the fall season winds down, it’s time to announce our Athletes of the Year.
Super 12 Boys Soccer Team

Skillful Strickler sparked Cardinals

When it comes to analyzing Kristo Strickler’s game, St. Charles Preparatory School soccer coach Chris Vonau struggles to find a flaw.
Football

Patriots to meet Wildcats in semi

The welcoming committee for the Olentangy Liberty High School football team's first appearance in the state tournament has thrown its share of big celebrations.
Super 12 Girls Soccer Team

Hensley stands tall in goal for Gahanna

Kaylee Hensley told herself she just needed to save the first shot and she’d be OK.
Orange Roundup

Field hockey team has 'historic season'

The Olentangy Orange High School field hockey team had a season to remember.
Olentangy Roundup

Balance fueled girls' success

Sophomore forward Sydney Richards' eight goals, three of which came in a district semifinal victory, led a balanced offense during another successful season for the Olentangy High School girls soccer team.
Football

Patriots to face Lorain in regional final

The Olentangy Liberty High School football team had its most impressive offensive performance of the season while beating Medina 45-27 in a Division I, Region 2 semifinal Nov. 11 at Arlin Field in Mansfield.
Boys Soccer

Collins leaving Liberty after six seasons

After six seasons as Olentangy Liberty High School boys soccer coach, Rick Collins announced at the team’s banquet Nov. 13 that he was stepping down.
Football

Pioneers enjoy playoff experience despite loss

Coach Zebb Schroeder guided his Olentangy Orange High School football team to the playoffs in his third season.
Football

Patriots aim to take sting out of Bees

Literally and figuratively, the Olentangy Liberty High School football team is expecting a big challenge when it faces Medina in a Division I, Region 2 semifinal Friday, Nov. 11, at Arlin Field in Mansfield.
Cross Country

State doesn't go as expected for Braves

Anthony Sasso's ultimate goal was to earn all-state honors in the Division I state boys cross country meet Nov. 5 at National Trail Raceway.
Liberty Roundup

Runners show moxie at state

A steady performance by the Olentangy Liberty High School girls cross country team helped it leave the Division I state meet Nov. 5 at National Trail Raceway with the best finish among the five central Ohio programs represented.
Orange Roundup

Guagenti, Moore run to all-state honors

Allison Guagenti had a plan and followed it to perfection.
Football

Braves lose 'frustrating' playoff opener

Olentangy High School football coach Mark Solis spent some of the afternoon of Nov. 6 watching film of the Braves' 34-14 loss at Lorain in a Division I, Region 2 first-round playoff game two nights earlier, and his opinion hadn't changed.
Cross Country

Medrano honored to make history for Village Academy

Tessa Medrano was proud to be the first cross country runner to reach the state meet for Village Academy.
Football

Braves to open playoffs at Lorain

Coach Mark Solis took a few strolls down memory lane this week as his Olentangy High School football team prepared to visit Lorain for a Division I, Region 2 first-round playoff game Friday, Nov. 4.
Football

Pioneers, Patriots set for rematch

Coach Steve Hale is trying to figure out ways to keep a record season going for the Olentangy Liberty High School football team.
Orange Roundup

Girls volleyball team wins first district title

Trust has been an important ingredient to the success of the Olentangy Orange High School girls volleyball team.
Liberty Roundup

Squads enjoy memorable weekend

A pair of Olentangy Liberty High School teams celebrated championships last weekend, while two others extended their seasons and another received some hardware to take home.
Olentangy Roundup

Sasso, Brookshire to run at state meet

Neither Olentangy High School cross country runner competing in the Division I state meet Saturday, Nov. 5, at National Trail Raceway should have stage fright.
Cross Country

Village Academy runner advances to state

Tessa Medrano became the first state qualifier in the history of the Village Academy girls cross country program by placing seventh of 131 runners in the Division III regional meet Oct. 29 at Pickerington North.
Football

Braves, Warhawks in battle for playoff berth

The Olentangy and Westerville Central high school football teams don't have much wiggle room in their showdown Friday, Oct. 28.
Liberty Roundup

Volleyball team moves on to district semifinal

After capturing its first Division I district championship a year ago, the Olentangy Liberty High School girls volleyball team took the first steps toward what it hoped was another long postseason by winning its first two tournament matches.
Football

Liberty's White dealing with up-and-down season

Brendon White seemingly has been living a charmed life the last few years.
Football

Pioneers preparing for must-win game

The mission is simple this week for the Olentangy Orange High School football team.
Orange Roundup

Girls golf squad captures school's first team title

Emily Fisher was not used to being in the spotlight.
Olentangy Roundup

Raines not satisfied with score at state golf

Leila Raines had just finished in the top 10 in her first Division I state tournament, but the Olentangy High School freshman girls golfer still held her emotions in check.
Liberty Roundup

Reineke earns first state tennis berth

Sidney Reineke finally got the breakthrough she's been striving for.
Orange Roundup

Girls golf team wins first district championship

The Olentangy Orange High School girls golf team is headed back to the Division I state tournament, but this time the Pioneers have added confidence from winning their first district championship.
Olentangy Roundup

Boys runners enter district feeling confident

As he watched frontrunner Hunter Moore pull away to the OCC-Buckeye Division championship, Olentangy High School boys cross country runner Anthony Sasso was pretty much in line with his goals.
Football

Patriots, Pioneers set to battle

With the Olentangy Liberty High School football team experiencing a perfect season so far, coach Steve Hale knows he has much to be thankful for this fall.