Pioneers News · Orange HS Athletic Update – 2/12/2018

Recaps from games/matches/contests:
Thursday, February 8th
Our Gymnastics & Wrestling programs hosted their annual “Beauty & the Beast” event and it was yet again a big success.
Our wrestlers got the win over Westerville South.
Our gymnasts came in second place as a team and set a school record for team score, breaking the record they set previously this season.

Friday, February 9th
Boys Varsity Basketball falls to Olentangy 87 – 84.
Olentangy Orange was led by Matt McCollum with 20 pts, Bryson Lane with 19 pts, Jalen Bethel with 18 pts and Luke Ballinger with 14 pts. Luke Ballinger hit a tough three point shot with under 10 seconds to send the game to a second overtime. Olentangy won in double overtime 87 to 84.
JV: Orange 52 Olentangy 33
Freshman: Orange 35 Olentangy 50

Varsity Ice Hockey played in the CBJ Cup vs Coffman and won 5-4 in Overtime.

Saturday, February 10th
The Pioneers Varsity Wrestlers competed at the All North tourney this weekend at Dublin Jerome, placers for the pioneers were:
Parker Hicks 113-6th
Cole Jackson 113-4th
Mike Monago 138-5th
Connor Evans 145-5th
Alex Lopez 195-4th
The pioneers finish up their regular season this Thursday at Olentangy at 6pm

Our Pioneer Swim Team participated in the first leg of the state tournament on Saturday at Kenyon College. 92% of all swims resulted in new in-season best times as the pioneers qualified 22 individual swims to the district meet. Individual qualifiers are:
Natalie Johnson 200 Free (6th) 500 Free (6th)
Kali Butler 200 IM (19th) 100 Back (29th)
Alice Crowe 200 IM (21st) 100 Breast (21st)
Mason Reid 50 Free (7th) 100 Free (7th)
Ronak Tripathy 50 Free (15th) 100 Free( 16th)
Patrick Mahoney 50 Free (19th)
Erika Knodel 100 Fly (17th) 100 Back (18th)
Brooke Farren 100 Fly ( 25th) 100 Back (16th)
Cullen Dickson 100 Fly (22nd)
Sydney Robare 500 Free( 14th)
Emma Logan 500 Free (28th) 100 Breast (27th)
Graham Weidenhamer 500 Free (19th) 100 Breast ( 27th)
Nicholas Chugh 100 Breast (23rd)
They will be joined by relay swimmers : Erin Kim, Cassie Coniglio, Everett Halverson, and Marcy Paredes. The team heads to Athens this coming Saturday for a shot at the State meet held in Canton Ohio on February 23-24.
7 Pioneer Varsity Divers have qualified for the Central/Southeast/East District Dive Championships at the Dublin Community Rec Center (seed at Districts):
Lauren Cheetham (2)
Josie Vance (11)
Celia Ritchie (15)
Emily Petersen(28)
Luke Cheetham (10)
Anish Indukuri (17)
Jonathon Petersen (22)
The girls will compete on Monday, February 12 at 10:50am, and the boys will compete on Tuesday, February 13 at 9:45am.

Varsity Ice Hockey won the second round of the CBJ Cup 5-0 and advanced to the finals.

Our Girls Basketball team was home vs Olentangy for Senior Night.
The Pioneer girls lost to Olentangy on Senior night by a score of 40-17. Leading scoring was Anna Grabau with 7 points. We appreciate the efforts of our seniors, McKenna Ford, Alyssa Feeley, Natalie Simpson and Alex Ronk over the 4 years of their high school careers.

Schedule for the week to come:
Monday, February 12th
Varsity Girls Divers compete at the District Dive Meet 10:50am

Tuesday, February 13th
Varsity Boys Divers compete at the District Dive Meet 9:45am
Boys Basketball Home vs Dublin Scioto. Freshman 4:30, JV 6, Varsity 7:30
Gymnastics @ Hilliard Davidson 6:30pm

Thursday, February 15th
Wrestling @ Olentangy 6pm

Friday, February 16th
Boys Basketball Home vs Westerville North. Freshman 4:30, JV 6, Varsity 7:30

Saturday, February 17th
JV Wrestling @ Westerville North for Jon Post Tournament 8am
Swim @ District Swim Championships @ Ohio University 3:15pm
Girls Varsity Basketball Sectional Semifinal @ Bishop Hartley 7pm

Any parent who has a child attending Olentangy High School in the 2018/2019 school year who is interested in joining the Boys’ Soccer Team should contact Head Coach Kyle Hamrick via e-mail ( so he can provide you with pertinent information for off-season training and upcoming meetings.

Boys Golf Team Fundraiser – Brick Pavers
Join the classes of students who have come before you & leave your legacy at Olentangy
Orange High School!
The Boys Golf Team is hosting a Brick Fundraiser.
Purchase a brick with your name/family name & message to have installed in the walk-way at the stadium.
Many will be proud to have their name enshrined in this walk-way for many years to come!

All 8th grade boys interested in playing high school soccer for Olentangy Orange in the fall of 2018 are invited to attend winter sessions every Tuesday and Thursday night, from 6-9pm starting January 16th, 2018. Coaches will be on hand to organize skill development, weight and conditioning sessions. The schedule times will be as follows: skills development from 6-7pm, weight training from 7-8pm and if a gym is available, the boys will play futsal games from 8-9pm. Contact Jason Bayer ( with any questions you may have.