90-Day Archive

Ralph Young All-Sports Trophy

Liberty wins award for third consecutive year

For the third year in a row and for the fourth time in the five-year history of the award, Olentangy Liberty High School has earned a Ralph Young All-Sports trophy.
Women's Volleyball

Molle finds her place in the sand

Callan Molle never thought she would end up at Louisiana State University when she graduated from Olentangy High School in 2012.
Girls Track & Field

Olentangy rallies behind family theme

The Olentangy High School girls track and field team seemed to rally around a family theme the deeper some Braves advanced into the postseason.
Boys Track & Field

Liberty looks to restock distance crew

The first thing Olentangy Liberty High School boys track and field coach Ryan Snivley recalls about this season also is the first thing he doesn't want to think about for next year.
Track & Field

Bauman satisfied with 2nd at state

Relatively speaking, Nicey Bauman of the Olentangy High School girls track and field team wasn't crushed about being runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles at the Division I state meet June 7 at Ohio State.
Baseball

Olentangy out to learn from loss in district final

Olentangy High School baseball coach Ryan Lucas watched as Liberty celebrated following a 5-3 victory over the Braves in a Division I district final May 23 at Ohio Dominican.

Niggemeyer picked by Cubs in MLB draft

Jacob Niggemeyer, a 2014 graduate of Olentangy Liberty High School, was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 28th round (829th overall) in the recent Major League Baseball draft.
Baseball

Three area players selected in MLB draft

Three area players were picked in the Major League Baseball draft that concluded June 7.
Girls Basketball

Scott hired to take over as coach of Pioneers

One of the reasons Bob Scott stepped down as Big Walnut High School girls basketball coach after the 2012-13 season was so he would have more opportunities to watch granddaughter Makayla Scott play.
Softball

Liberty ousted by Grove City in regional

The Olentangy Liberty High School softball team rallied on three occasions to tie the score against Grove City in a Division I regional semifinal.
Girls Basketball

Liberty selects Krafty to lead improving program

Sam Krafty is excited about the situation he is inheriting as Olentangy Liberty High School girls basketball coach.
Track & Field

Bauman leads Braves at regional

Nicey Bauman of the Olentangy High School girls track and field team had a hard time not crying for several minutes after the Braves' 800-meter relay qualified for the Division I state meet.
Boys Lacrosse

Braves fall to Celtics in Central Region final

A familiar roadblock awaited the Olentangy High School boys lacrosse team in a final of the Division I Central Region tournament.
Girls Lacrosse

Olentangy falls to Sycamore in state semi

The Olentangy High School girls lacrosse team was outscored 6-1 in the second half and lost to Cincinnati Sycamore 14-8 in a Division I state semifinal May 30 at Thomas Worthington.
Baseball

Patriots fall in regional final

Coach Ty Brenning was stinging from how the season ended for his Olentangy Liberty High School baseball team.
Boys Tennis

Orange coach pleased with effort at district

Even though the Olentangy Orange High School boys tennis team's season ended in the Division I district tournament, coach Matt Rutherford was proud of the way the Pioneers played there.
Girls Lacrosse

Braves advance to state tourney

Olentangy High School girls lacrosse coach Allison Neff planned to put her connections to work as she prepared the Braves for the Division I state tournament.
Track & Field

Johnston helps Liberty boys take third at district

Andrew Johnston of the Olentangy Liberty High School boys track and field team won the Division I, district 2 title in the 3,200 meters May 24 at Hilliard Darby and helped the Patriots to the 3,200 relay title and a third-place finish as a team.
Baseball

Liberty beats Olentangy in district final

Strength versus strength was on display with the game on the line as the Olentangy and Liberty high school baseball teams met in a Division I district final.
Softball

Patriots win first district championship

Olentangy Liberty High School softball coach Bob Lee emphasized to his players the importance of putting the ball in play before his team faced Delaware in a Division I district final May 23 at Pickerington Central.
Boys Lacrosse

Olentangy wins twice to reach regional semi

The Olentangy High School boys lacrosse team reached a semifinal in the Division I Central Region tournament.
Boys Lacrosse

Pioneers beat Eagles to win first league title

Andrew Peura scored four goals to help lead the Olentangy Orange High School boys lacrosse team to its first league title by defeating New Albany 10-7 on May 14 in a showdown for the OCC-Ohio Division championship.
Track & Field

Wiles wins 1,600 title in OCC meet

Claire Wiles of the Olentangy Liberty High School girls track and field team might remember her OCC-Central Division championship in the 1,600 meters for years to come, but she hopes more memorable victories are in the offing this season.
Girls Lacrosse

Braves playing for shot at state

A Division I state tournament berth will be on the line for the Olentangy High School girls lacrosse team Thursday, May 22, when it plays host to Massillon Jackson in a North/Central Region final.
Baseball

Liberty, Olentangy reach district final

The Olentangy Liberty and Olentangy high school baseball teams both won Division I district semifinals and met in a district final May 21 at Ohio Dominican.
Softball

Patience at plate key in Liberty victory

When the Olentangy Liberty High School softball team found itself in a scoreless tie against visiting Westerville North at the end of four innings, coach Bob Lee emphasized to his players the importance of being more selective at the plate.
Boys Volleyball

Miscues hurt Liberty in regional semifinal

Mistakes ended up costing the Olentangy Liberty High School boys volleyball team in its Division I East Region semifinal against Gahanna.
Boys Tennis

Orange's Zhuravel, doubles team advance to district tournament

Three members of the Olentangy Orange High School boys tennis team will compete in the Division I district tournament Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24, at Hilliard Davidson.
Girls Lacrosse

Miller steps down as Orange coach

Jaime Miller informed officials at Olentangy Orange High School that she is stepping down as girls lacrosse coach.
Track & Field

Braves' Bauman looking to peak

Nicey Bauman had just set a personal-best time in the 300-meter hurdles, one that exceeded her performance in last year's Division I state meet, but the senior on the Olentangy High School girls track and field team couldn't fully enjoy the moment.
Softball

Adkins pitches Liberty to share of league title

Olentangy Liberty High School softball coach Bob Lee was concerned with how well pitcher Kristen Adkins' throwing arm would hold up last week when the Patriots had to play five OCC-Central Division games in five days.
Baseball

Kirchner's homer lifts Liberty

Danny Kirchner had his doubts about his Olentangy Liberty High School baseball team making a comeback, but those were dashed with one swing of the bat.
Boys Volleyball

Koloff's serving key in Patriots' tourney win

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys volleyball team beat Thomas Worthington 25-13, 25-10, 25-2 in the first round of the Division I East Region tournament May 9 at Buckeye Valley.
Soccer

Fisher to play at OWU

Grant Fisher of the Olentangy Liberty High School boys soccer team recently committed to play for Ohio Wesleyan University.
Boys Tennis

Olentangy defeats Liberty, Orange for bragging rights

The Olentangy High School boys tennis team beat Liberty 4-1 on May 8 to wrap up community bragging rights, as the Braves also defeated Orange 3-2 on April 18.
Lacrosse

Olentangy girls earn 2nd seed for tourney

The Olentangy High School girls lacrosse team was seeded second for the Division I North/Central Region tournament and had a first-round bye before playing Cleveland Heights in the second round May 14.
Baseball

Concentration vital for Orange in tournament

After clinching a second consecutive OCC-Capital Division title, the Olentangy Orange High School baseball team set its sights on winning the program's second district championship.
Boys Volleyball

Liberty wins OCC-Cardinal outright

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys volleyball team doesn't have the size or athleticism it had two years ago when it captured the OCC-Cardinal Division title outright for the first time and won a team-record 17 matches.
Softball

Olentangy turns focus to district tourney

The 18th-seeded Olentangy High School softball team will open the Division I district tournament May 15 by playing host to 23rd-seeded Orange or 33rd-seeded Zanesville.
Baseball

Sophomores keep Braves in title chase

A mixture of youth and veterans has meshed to help place the Olentangy High School baseball team in the heat of the OCC-Capital Division race.