Olentangy Liberty High School athletic director Tom Gerhardt decided to cancel a majority of the athletics events scheduled for a three-day period beginning April 24 and ending last Saturday to honor senior Jordan Cannon and junior Sydney Siefert after they were killed in a car accident April 20.

Olentangy Liberty High School athletic director Tom Gerhardt decided to cancel a majority of the athletics events scheduled for a three-day period beginning April 24 and ending last Saturday to honor senior Jordan Cannon and junior Sydney Siefert after they were killed in a car accident April 20.

"It was a just decision the coaching staffs and the kids made," Gerhardt said. "We asked a lot of the athletes and they said they didn't feel it was right to play. We can always make up games, but we decided we should honor those kids and their families by not playing (last weekend)."

Cannon, Siefert and Siefert's twin sister, Aubrey, all 17, were traveling in a car that crashed into two trees in the early morning hours of April 20. Cannon and Sydney Siefert died of injuries sustained in the accident. Aubrey survived. Cannon's funeral was held April 24 and Siefert's was held last Saturday.

Only the baseball team's game against Hilliard Darby last Friday -- a 4-0 loss -- was played last weekend. Gerhardt said 10 or more events were canceled during that three-day span. Some will be made up and others won't be.

The girls lacrosse team's game against Olentangy, scheduled for April 24, has been moved to Friday and a game against Westerville Central which was supposed to be played last Saturday has been moved to Saturday.

The Freedom Relays track and field meet, which was to be held last Friday, has been moved to May 8, with all the teams originally scheduled to participate returning.

"The rest of the team told us that whatever they would do whatever we needed them to do," boys coach Keith Conkling said. "We're making the best of a very bad situation."

The boys lacrosse team's game against Worthington Kilbourne scheduled for last Friday and the baseball team's games against Westerville South last Saturday have not been rescheduled yet.

The boys tennis team, which was looking to defend its Worthington Cup title, and the softball team, which was scheduled to participate in the Centennial Stellar Classic last Saturday at Ohio State, will not make up their events.