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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.