Pioneers News · Orange HS Athletic Update – 2/20/2018

Recaps from games/matches/contests:
Friday, February 16th
Boys Varsity Basketball beats Westerville North 61 – 58.
Matt McCollum’s layup with under two minutes left gave host Olentangy Orange (13-9, 4-6) an upset victory over OCC Buckeye division leader Westerville North (18-4, 8-2). McCollum’s basket gave Orange its first lead since the opening quarter and the Pioneers converted nine of 10 free throws in the fourth to preserve the win. Jalen Bethel led the Pioneers in scoring with 18 pts followed by Matt McCollum with 16 pts.
JV: Orange 52 Westerville North 47
Freshman: Orange 48 Westerville North 29

Saturday, February 17th
Swim & Dive District Meet Recap
The Girls and Boys Teams competed in the 2018 District Championships at Ohio University this past weekend. The teams fought hard to earn a shot at States next weekend in Canton Ohio. The Boy’s 200 Freestyle Relay of Ronak Tripathy , Cullen Dickson, Patrick Mahoney, and Mason Reid finished 6th overall with a new program record of 1:28.65 and earned a spot in the State Meet.
Other Meet Highlights include:
Boy’s 200 Medley Relay of Mason Reid, Nicholas Chugh, Patrick Mahoney, and Ronak Tripathy set a new program record of 1:37.88 and earned 6th place overall.
Boy’s 50 Freestyle – Both Mason Reid and Pat Mahoney broke the program record in the 50 free on Saturday with Mason narrowly edging out Pat with a time of 21.70
Boy’s 100 Freestyle – Mason Reid reset his program record with at time of 47.37 to finish 7th overall.
Girl’s 400 Freestyle Relay- Natalie Johnson, Cassie Coniglio, Kali Butler, and Brooke Farren combined to swim a new program record of 3:46.92 and finished 14th overall.
Girl’s 200 and 500 Free- Natalie Johnson 7th and 6th in the 200 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle. Both times were new in season best times for Natalie.
The Boy’s 200 Free Relay will join divers Luke and Lauren Cheetham in Canton Ohio this week to compete in the 2018 Ohio State Championship.

Orange Girls Varsity Basketball bowed out of the district tournament with a 43-31 loss to 8th seed Hartley. Leading scoring was McKenna Ford with 12 points followed by Riley Duffy with 9. For the season, the girls finished with a 6-17 record. McKenna Ford was one of the bright spots by setting unofficial school record of 60 made 3 pt shots including 8 in one game. The girls banquet will be Tuesday, March 13 at Medallion Country Club.

Sunday, February 18th
Varsity Hockey Update
The Varsity team headed opened up the district tournament with an easy victory over Mason. The final score was 19-0 and was called after the 2nd period. Goals were scored by Danny McHugh, Camden Cush, Michael Foy, Bobby Golias, Josh Gutkoski, Kevin Jones, Tristan Boytar (2), Aaron Johnson, Jackob Lipperman, Cameron Miller (3), Zach Miller (3). Making his Varsity debut, Clayton Headlee not only scored his 1st Varsity goal but also scored his 1st Varsity hat trick!
The boys laced them up again for what turned out to be their final game of the year on Sunday when they lost to St Charles by a score of 5-2. Goals were scored by Tristan Boytar and Bobby Golias.
JV Hockey Update
The JV team lost to St. Xavier on Thursday night by a score of 7-4. The team found themselves down 5-0 after the 1st period but kept grinding and almost made the comeback. Goals were scored by Camden Cush (3) and Blake Messenger.
The teams would like to thank all the students, faculty and parents that attended their games this season for their support!

Our Competition Cheer team competed at OCCs at Pickerington North.
Our girls did a great job!

Monday, February 19th
Gymnastics was at Hilliard Davidson
Savannah Byas, 10th on vault, 7.7
Emma Shrivers, 9th on bars, 6.2
Paloma Stripling, 8th on bars, 6.3
Julia Burt, 8th on beam, 7.4
Kenzie Blankenship, 7th on beam, 7.5
Molly Cooke, 7th on bars, 6.4 & 3rd all around with a 28.5

Schedule for the week to come:
Thursday, February 22nd
Lauren Cheetham Competing in the State Diving Competition @ Canton 9am

Friday, February 23rd
Boy’s Swim Prelim 200 Freestyle Relay of Ronak Tripathy , Cullen Dickson, Patrick Mahoney, and Mason Reid 9am @ C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton
Boys Bowling Sectionals Friday 2/23 10am @ HP Lanes

Saturday, February 24th
Luke Cheetham Competing in the State Diving Competition @ Canton 9am
Girls Bowling Sectionals Saturday 2/24 10am @ HP Lanes
Wrestling Sectionals Saturday 2/24 10am @ Upper Arlington
Gymnastics Districts Saturday 2/24 2pm @ Worthington Kilbourne

Friday, March 2nd
Boys Basketball (#13 seed) plays in the Sectional Final at 7pm
We play the winner of #12 Logan vs. #21 Tri Valley. If Logan wins, we play @ Logan, if Tri Valley wins, we play @ Home.

Best of luck to our Spring Sports as they all get rolling!
Buy in, work harder than ever, trust the process, embrace the grind, and enjoy every second!

Orange Cheerleading
Want to improve your skills before tryouts? 6th, 7th and 8th graders
Middle School Clinic –…/
Orange High School Tryout Clinics (April 17th & 19th) and Tryouts (April 22nd)
If you plan on trying out for Cheerleading fill this out….
More information will be coming out in the next few weeks. This link is just for us to collect basic information as we are planning.

Attention girls soccer players: There will be an important meeting for all players/parents interested in playing for the Orange HS Girls Soccer team this fall on Thursday, March 15th at 7pm in the Orange HS Library. The player and at least one parent should attend.

Attention boys soccer players: There will be an important meeting for all new players/parents interested in playing for the Orange HS Boys Soccer team this fall on Thursday, March 22nd at 6pm in the Orange HS Library. The player and at least one parent should be in attendance. Returning players/parents are welcome to attend also. Please contact Coach Bayer at with any questions.

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!