90-Day Archive


Braves beat top seed in district final

Two years ago, it was different for Christian McFarland.
Boys Lacrosse

Braves, Patriots, Pioneers advance to regional semis

The Division I Northwest Region semifinals in boys lacrosse had a distinctly local flavor.
Boys Volleyball

Olentangy thrilled with season

Olentangy High School boys volleyball players jumped and yelled for joy as they received a trophy to end their season.
Track & Field

Liberty sweeps district titles

The Olentangy Liberty High School track and field program made history May 21 when both the boys and girls teams won Division I district championships for the first time.
Girls Lacrosse

Braves to battle Jackson for trip to state

The Olentangy High School girls lacrosse team has one last hurdle to clear in order to advance to the Division I state tournament.
Boys Tennis

Orange's Zhuravel, Phelps reach state

After falling short of earning a Division I state berth in doubles last year, junior Jonathan Zhuravel and sophomore Jordan Phelps of the Olentangy Orange High School boys tennis team entered this season determined to qualify for state.

Patriots fall to Comets in bid for district title

After giving up five runs in the second inning of a Division I district final May 23 against Central Crossing, the Olentangy Liberty High School softball team showed its ability to battle back during the next inning.
Track & Field

Collins leads Liberty boys in OCC meet

Having set the Liberty Middle School record in the 200 meters as an eighth-grader, Trevor Collins couldn't blame anyone for thinking he would have a solid track and field career at the high school level.
Boys Tennis

Braves' Brdicka seeking return to state

Olentangy High School sophomore boys tennis player Stu Brdicka is looking for a return trip to the Division I state tournament.
Boys Volleyball

Braves shake off slow start to defeat Patriots

The only meeting of the season between the Olentangy and Liberty high school boys volleyball teams had the look of an upset after the first two games.

Patriots upset Pacers in semi

Despite entering the postseason six games under .500, the Olentangy Liberty High School softball team beat a pair of higher-seeded teams.

OCC-Capital proving worth in tournament

The OCC-Capital Division has flexed its muscles during the baseball postseason.

Top-ranked Delaware upset by Liberty

A strong start, along with two big plays in the seventh inning, helped the Olentangy Liberty High School softball team upset the state’s No. 1-ranked team in a Division I district semifinal May 16 at Olentangy.

Coaches inspire sons to follow in their footsteps

It's easy to underestimate how much of an impact a coach can have until he or she is not doing it anymore.
Girls Lacrosse

Liberty making progress as tourney approaches

After opening 1-3 for first-year coach Nicole Stines, the Olentangy Liberty High School girls lacrosse team lost just once in its next nine contests.
Boys Lacrosse

Pioneers capitalizing in close-game situations

Coach Will Mathes was pleased with the play of his Olentangy Orange High School boys lacrosse team despite it missing out on the program's second league championship.
Track & Field

Braves' Szerencsits having fun in pole vault

Siobhan Szerencsits knows she was tied for third in the girls pole vault in last week's area track and field honor roll, and she knows she is within two inches of the Olentangy High School record in that event.

Patriots pile on another league title

Hard work and determination culminated in 30 seconds of jubilation for the Olentangy Liberty High School baseball team.

Orange coach Leary to start ‘new chapter’

The only coach in the history of the Olentangy Orange High School softball program is retiring.
Boys Basketball (Full story)

Feasel to change coaching jobs at Olentangy

Olentangy High School girls basketball coach John Feasel will take over the Braves' boys basketball program, pending school board approval.

Chargers select Perry in fourth round of NFL draft

After not having any players from central Ohio selected in either of the last two NFL drafts, three were chosen during this year’s event held April 28-30 in Chicago.

Area players shine in All-Star Classic victory

From a high school football talent perspective, central Ohio proved April 30 that its 2016 graduating class stacked up just fine compared to the rest of the state.

Braves clinch share of OCC title

A cycle continues for the Olentangy High School baseball team.
Boys Volleyball

'Selfless' Grega set on learning

Considering that Josh Grega takes his own notes in preparation for every Olentangy High School boys volleyball match and fills his spare time studying film of himself and others, maybe it's no surprise that he remembers every detail of how he took up the sport.

Post's leadership key for 'jelling' Olentangy

At times this season, the Olentangy High School softball team has struggled with what coach Alan Tharp calls "one ugly inning."

Area players set for North-South All-Star Classic

Tyrece Speaight expects to run into some old friends this weekend.
Track & Field

Orange girls running strong

Ally Guagenti spent most of her winter swimming for Olentangy Orange High School, so she missed much of the girls track and field team's offseason work.
Boys Tennis

Braves getting ready for postseason play

Olentangy High School boys tennis coach Jeff Luxenburger hopes a challenging regular-season schedule will have his team ready for the postseason.

Pioneers' Brown on road to recovery

Tyler Brown delivered a pitch, much like he had since he was in youth league.

Arch City club program continuing to progress

Things have begun to take off for the Arch City high school club rowing program.
Boys Lacrosse

Wiseman steps up game for Patriots

Johnny Wiseman was a bit intimidated the first time he walked onto the field last season with the Olentangy Liberty High School boys lacrosse team.

Liberty, Olentangy inch closer to league titles

The Olentangy and Liberty high school baseball teams entered the week holding leads in their respective leagues.
Football (Full story)

Division I going back to four-region playoff setup

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has created another opportunity to honor some of its biggest and best football programs throughout the state, and it might save its member schools money along the way.
Boys Volleyball

Patriots hope system changes provide spark

Given that his team returned only two starters, Olentangy Liberty High School boys volleyball coach Dave Hale expected some highs and lows to start the season.
Girls Lacrosse

Improved defense key in Pioneers' success

The Olentangy Orange High School girls lacrosse team had won five of its previous six games heading into an April 19 contest against Pickerington Central.

Orange battling to stay in race for league title

As it looks to stay in the OCC-Capital Division race, the Olentangy Orange High School softball team has shown grit.

Harlequins see bright future

Rugby might be the next up-and-coming sport in the burgeoning Olentangy Local School District.
Boys Basketball

Kelly steps down as Braves coach

Chris Kelly was ready for a reboot, so he recently resigned after 13 seasons leading the Olentangy High School boys basketball program.
Boys Lacrosse

Pioneers battle Braves in first loss of season

The Olentangy Orange High School boys lacrosse team suffered its first loss April 9, but coach Will Mathes likes the way the Pioneers have been playing.

Catcher Monastra taking control for Braves

Nate Monastra tries to have all the answers.