90-Day Archive

Lacrosse

Liberty boys start strong despite tough schedule

A demanding early schedule has the Olentangy Liberty High School boys lacrosse team rated as one of the top squads in the state.
Softball

Pitching, defense mesh for Braves

Hailey Wilson of the Olentangy High School softball team isn't an overpowering pitcher, but she has excellent control and keeps the ball low to give her defense a chance to make plays.
Baseball

Orange beginning to jell in all phases of game

Coach Phil Callaghan likes how his Olentangy Orange High School baseball team is evolving.
Girls Basketball

Florey, Joseph resign coaching positions

The Olentangy Liberty and Orange high school girls basketball programs are looking for coaches.
Boys Track & Field

New areas standing out for Braves

Olentangy High School boys track and field coach Brad Komenda said he wouldn't put extra pressure on certain areas of his team to score every meet.
Boys Tennis

Olentangy veterans leading by example

The Olentangy High School boys tennis team enjoyed one of its most successful seasons a year ago, finishing 16-2 overall.
Girls Track & Field

Liberty's potential excites Dingus

The Olentangy Liberty High School girls track and field team began the 2013 season by winning its first five invitationals and ended it with a historic finish as now-junior Claire Wiles became the first Patriots athlete to score in a running event in the Division I state meet.
Girls Basketball

Liberty, Orange searching for new coaches

Both the Olentangy Liberty and Olentangy Orange high school girls basketball programs are looking for head coaches.
Softball

Orange out to surprise naysayers

Olentangy Orange High School softball coach Bruce Leary doesn't have an issue with anyone who assumed his team would need to rebuild this season.
Boys Volleyball

Liberty knows what to expect

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys volleyball team features five returning starters, as opposed to last season when only one starter returned.
Baseball

Talented Olentangy young, energetic

Ryan Lucas is looking for his Olentangy High School baseball team to prove itself.
Girls Lacrosse

Neff out to maximize opportunity at Olentangy

Allison Neff has taken over a good situation as first-year coach of the Olentangy High School girls lacrosse team, as two of the top scorers and both goalkeepers have returned from a squad that finished 15-3 overall last season and won the OCC-Ohio Division at 6-0.
Boys Lacrosse

Liberty depending on defense, depth

Depth and a veteran defensive presence may be the keys to success for the Olentangy Liberty High School boys lacrosse team as the Patriots tinker with their offense.
Girls Swimming & Diving

Liberty sends Karr out on positive note

When Laurie Karr privately decided she was going to step down as coach of the Olentangy Liberty High School swimming and diving program at the end of this season, she hoped she could finish her eight-year tenure on a positive note.
Boys Swimming & Diving

Olentangy surpassed expectations

Olentangy High School boys swimming and diving coach Steve Gipe said he had high expectations entering the season based on his athletes' talent level and chemistry.
Wrestling

Orange seniors led by example

Olentangy Orange High School wrestling coach Brian Nicola wasn't sure how competitive his team was going to be this season.
Gymnastics

Braves content with season

Although the Olentangy High School gymnastics team didn't win any major championships or advance to the state meet as a full squad, senior captain Makenna Basore said the Braves were satisfied with their season.
Bowling

Baggs values state experience

Although he was making his first appearance in the Division I state bowling tournament, Jack Baggs said he wasn't nervous.
Wrestling

Liberty duo makes state podium

Giuseppe Penzone wasn't sure how effective he would be in the Division I state wrestling tournament after tearing cartilage in his ribcage two weeks earlier.
Hockey

Orange falls in district final

Coach Tim Pennington knew just how close his Olentangy Orange High School hockey team was from returning to the state tournament.
Gymnastics

Braves' Tantari places 14th on bars at state

Olentangy High School senior Anna Tantari placed 14th on uneven bars with a score of 8.8 in the individual state gymnastics meet March 1 at Hilliard Bradley.
Girls Basketball

Olentangy ousted by Coffman in district final

The disappointment of losing its final two regular-season games, including a chance at the OCC-Capital Division championship, didn't linger for the Olentangy High School girls basketball team.
Boys Basketball

Nossaman hopes loss to Marysville motivates Liberty

After two seasons of reaching a Division I district final and winning back-to-back league titles, the Olentangy Liberty High School boys basketball team fell short of its high standards.
Hockey

Pioneers advance to district final

The Olentangy Orange High School hockey team reached its second district final in three seasons, as the second-seeded Pioneers defeated third-seeded Dublin Jerome 4-2 in a semifinal Feb. 23 at OhioHealth Ice Haus.
Gymnastics

Tantari to represent Braves at state meet

Anna Tantari of the Olentangy High School gymnastics team will compete in the individual state meet Saturday, March 1, at Hilliard Bradley.
Boys Basketball

Patriots getting ready for Marysville

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys basketball team faces a familiar opponent in its Division I district tournament opener.
Wrestling

Braves' Pollitt savors victory

Cody Pollitt was eager to square off against Sean Black in the 160-pound final of the Division I district wrestling tournament.
Bowling

Local squads all advance to district

The Olentangy, Liberty and Orange high school boys and girls bowling teams all qualified for the Division I district tournament Saturday, March 1, at Eastland Lanes.
Swimming & Diving

Ball wins third straight state diving title

Considering the strength of her competition in the Division I state swimming and diving meet, Olivia Ball knew she was going to need to do something special to win her third consecutive state diving title.
Wrestling

Patriots advance nine to district

The Olentangy Liberty High School wrestling team scored 197.5 points and finished second in an 11-squad Division I sectional Feb. 15 behind host Marysville (218.5).
Swimming & Diving

Liberty's Ball expects state showdown

In last year's Division I state swimming and diving meet, Olentangy Liberty High School senior Olivia Ball won her second consecutive state diving title in dramatic fashion.
Hockey

Pioneers turn tourney focus toward Coffman

The Olentangy Orange High School hockey team cleared its first hurdle in the district tournament.
Boys Basketball

Olentangy puts focus on positive

Youth and inexperience have made the season a roller-coaster ride for the Olentangy High School boys basketball team.
Girls Basketball

Patriots out to upset Mount Vernon in tournament

To advance to a Division I district semifinal a year ago, the Olentangy Liberty High School girls basketball team pulled a minor second-round upset.
Girls Soccer

Liberty's Bruno to play at Miami

Julia Bruno of the Olentangy Liberty High School girls soccer team recently signed a letter of intent to play at Miami University.
Boys Soccer

Liberty's Collins, Scott to play in college

Two members of the Olentangy Liberty High School boys soccer team recently signed letters of intent to play in college.
Football

Olentangy’s Simms to play at Colgate

Andy Simms of the Olentangy High School football team signed a letter of intent Feb. 5 to play at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.
Boys Basketball

Liberty's DeLeon signs with ODU

Senior Mike DeLeon of Olentangy Liberty High School signed to play men’s basketball at Ohio Dominican.
Cross Country

Two Liberty runners to compete in college

Seniors Andrew Johnston and Josh Wojciechowski of Olentangy Liberty High School committed Feb. 5 to run cross country in college.
Gymnastics

Confidence key for Braves at district meet

Makenna Basore said the Olentangy High School gymnastics team has the physical tools needed to place in the top three of the district meet to qualify for state for the first time.