90-Day Archive

Boys Tennis

Pioneers show 'grit' in narrow win over Braves

The Olentangy Orange High School boys tennis team gained a measure of redemption by beating Olentangy 3-2 in an OCC-Capital Division match April 14.
Baseball

Johnson showing strength of heart

Tyler Johnson is living his dream, one day at a time.
Baseball

Senior pitchers fuel victories for Patriots

Strong pitching performances helped the Olentangy Liberty High School baseball team win six games in six days, including four OCC-Central Division contests.
Track & Field

Braves' Ginter jumps back in

For almost a year, it looked as if the event that defined the first half of Emily Ginter's high school track and field career would not be a part of the second.
Boys Volleyball

Liberty finds success with young roster

Olentangy Liberty High School boys volleyball coach Dave Hale was braced for the possibility of a rebuilding season considering his team lost seven key players to graduation, including the OCC-Cardinal Division and East Region Player of the Year in Tyler Menges.
Girls Lacrosse

Liberty has last season's win total in sight

The Olentangy Liberty High School girls lacrosse team entered the week more than halfway to last season's win total, as the Patriots were 4-1 overall before playing New Albany on April 14.
Softball

Orange dominates during Florida trip

Olentangy Orange High School softball coach Bruce Leary figured his team might be at a disadvantage when it opened with six road games against Florida squads, considering those opponents already had been playing together for a couple months.
Boys Lacrosse

Liberty getting tested early on

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys lacrosse team had lost two games entering the week, but the strength of its schedule could make it a postseason threat.
Baseball

Rain keeps Braves from taking field

Rain has cut into the schedule of the Olentangy High School baseball team.
Boys Tennis

Sinclair hopes to lead Patriots to winning season

After coaching three high school boys tennis teams for a total of 20 seasons, Andrew Sinclair took the past two seasons off to spend more time with his family.
Boys Track & Field

Patriots hope sprinters can carry load

At least for one year, the first thing outsiders notice about the Olentangy Liberty High School boys track and field team might not be its distance runners.
Girls Track & Field

Orange sets sights on league title

The Olentangy Orange High School girls track and field team saw seven program records set last year, and all of the athletes responsible return this season.
Boys Volleyball

Work paying off for Braves

Olentangy High School boys volleyball coach Travis Weitthoff said his players worked hard to improve their skills during the offseason.
Softball

Braves hope to get offense on par with defense

The Olentangy High School softball team played strong defense in each of its first two seasons under coach Alan Tharp, boasting a .964 fielding percentage last year and a .968 fielding percentage in 2013.
Baseball

Patriots striving to maintain standard

Coach Ty Brenning is looking for continued success following a record-setting season by his Olentangy Liberty High School baseball team.
Boys Lacrosse

Orange expects to endure growing pains

The loss of 16 players to graduation could mean growing pains for the Olentangy Orange High School boys lacrosse team.
Boys Swimming

Olentangy overcomes early struggles

It took more than a month for the Olentangy High School boys swimming and diving team to adjust to first-year coach Denise Berry's standards for training.
Girls Lacrosse

Olentangy plans to top last season

The Olentangy High School girls lacrosse team has some big goals this season.
Wrestling

Liberty enjoys banner season

The Olentangy Liberty High School wrestling team enjoyed what coach Mark Marinelli considers its best all-around season.
Girls Swimming

Orange's breakthrough 'only the beginning'

The Olentangy Orange High School girls swimming and diving team put together its best season, setting team records in every event except the 100-yard butterfly.
Wrestling

Orange coach Nicola resigns

Brian Nicola has stepped down as coach of the Olentangy Orange High School wrestling team.
Bowling

Orange boys 12th at state tourney

The Olentangy Orange High School boys bowling team didn't reach its goal of advancing to the championship round of the Division I state tournament March 14 at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl.
Girls Basketball

Patriots seek to build off successful season

Setting the program record for wins and earning its first league and district titles were among the accomplishments this season for the Olentangy Liberty High School girls basketball team.
Wrestling

Patriots' Furnas wins state title

Jonathan Furnas quickly went on the offensive against Lakewood St. Edward's Hunter Ladnier in the 132-pound final of the Division I state wrestling tournament.
Boys Basketball

Olentangy eliminated by surging Groveport

The Olentangy High School boys basketball team ran into a squad on the rise in the Division I district tournament.
Girls Basketball

Patriots top Coffman for district title

The historical differences between the Olentangy Liberty and Dublin Coffman high school girls basketball teams were not lost on the Patriots as they celebrated a Division I district championship last weekend.
Gymnastics

Braves' Morgan takes chance at state

In an effort to be more competitive in the state gymnastics meet, Emma Morgan added a more difficult dismount to her balance beam routine.
Hockey

Liberty 'played well' in reaching district semi

Finishing fifth in the league is not normally a route to a district semifinal, but the Olentangy Liberty High School hockey team was able to accomplish the feat.
Bowling

Orange boys heading to state

After having a losing record in the regular season, the Olentangy Orange High School boys bowling team advanced to state for the first time by winning its first district championship.
Wrestling

Liberty sends seven to Division I state tourney

The Olentangy Liberty High School wrestling team scored 128 points and finished second in the Division I district tournament for its highest district finish since winning its only title at that level in 2011.
District Bowling

Orange boys capture title, earn first state berth

After tying for eighth in the Central Ohio Bowling Conference-North Division at 4-8, the Olentangy Orange High School boys bowling team got on a roll at the right time.
Gymnastics

Olentangy's Morgan to compete in state meet

Junior Emma Morgan of the Olentangy High School gymnastics team will compete on the balance beam in the individual state meet Saturday, March 7, at Hilliard Bradley.
Bowling

Orange boys, girls qualify for district tournament

The Olentangy Orange High School girls bowling team advanced to district for the second consecutive season by finishing sixth (3,603) in the 38-team Division I sectional Feb. 27 at Columbus Square Bowling Palace behind champion Briggs (4,005).
Wrestling

Patriots win sectional, send 10 to district

The Olentangy Liberty High School wrestling team scored 235.5 points to win an 11-team Division I sectional tournament Feb. 28 at Newark ahead of runner-up Lancaster (212), capturing its first sectional title since 2011.
Swimming & Diving

Thatcher dominates, wins title

Cameron Thatcher felt added pressure when he saw that more than 30 friends and family members had traveled to Canton to watch him compete in the Division I state boys swimming and diving meet.
Girls Basketball

Loss of Horvath stings Braves

After earning district runner-up trophies in four of the past five seasons, the Olentangy High School girls basketball team set its sights on winning its first district title this winter.
Hockey

Liberty falls in overtime to UA in district semi

The Olentangy Liberty High School hockey team didn't play well enough during the regular season to qualify for the Blue Jackets Cup tournament, but the Patriots ended their season as one of the top four teams in the district.
Boys Basketball

Pioneers fall in district tournament opener

Colin Shepherd scored 26 points with five 3-pointers, but it wasn't enough for the Olentangy Orange High School boys basketball team in its Division I district tournament opener.
Girls basketball

Olentangy loses Horvath to knee injury

Morgan Horvath of the Olentangy High School girls basketball team is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
Girls Basketball

Pioneers expect tough matchup against Coffman

The Olentangy Orange High School girls basketball team’s first opponent in the