Pioneers News · Orange HS Athletic Update – 3/5/2018

Recaps from games/matches/contests:
Friday, March 2nd
Boys Varsity Basketball falls to Logan 65 – 48.
Olentangy Orange lost 48-65 at Logan in the Sectional Finals. Matt McCollum was the leading scorer for the Pioneers with 13 pts followed by Bryson Lane and Luke Ballinger with 10 pts each.
Irvin 1/0/0/2
Ballinger 2/2/0/10
Cutler 0/2/0/6
Lane 3/1/1/10
Anderson 0/0/2/2
Neer 1/0/1/3
McCollum 4/1/2/13
Bethel 1/0/0/2

Saturday, March 3rd
The Varsity Girls Bowling Team was in action on Saturday March 3 at the Division 1 Central District Tournament and placed 15th. Raymie Shields had games of 142, 111 and 141 for a series of 394. Emma Storer had games of 108, 148 and 120 for a series of 376. Haley Wemple was next with games of 131, 113 and 132 for a series of 376. Mckenzie Peterson had games of 146, 88 and 123 for a series of 357. Cynthia Manngard had games of 104 and 105 for a series of 209.
The Varsity Boys Bowling Team was in action on Saturday March 3 at the Division 1 Central District Tournament and placed 8th missing the cut for States by 206 pins. Tanner Davidson had games of 167, 208 and 138 for a series of 513. Tommy Ciaciura with games of 154 and 141 for a series of 295. Andrew Kicas had a game of 157. Brendan Tansky had games of 199, 145 and 154 for a series of 498. Gabe Jacobs had games of 168 and 193 for a series of 361. Jaden Weibell had a game of 218.

The Orange Pioneers Wrestling Team competed in the district tournament over the weekend at Hilliard Darby, with the top 4 in each weight class qualifying for the state wrestling tournament. District Placers for the pioneers were:
Rocco Torio 4th @ 126- 1st Sophomore in school history to qualify for state tournament
Connor Evans 4th @ 145
Cole Jackson 6th @ 113
Rocco and Connor will be competing at the state tourney Thursday, Friday and Saturday come out and support the guys this Thursday at 5:35 p.m. at the OSU Schottenstein Center.

Our Competition Cheer team competed at the OASSA State Championships at Worthington Kilbourne.
Our girls took 7th place.

We had multiple Orange Track Athletes compete in the OATCCC Indoor State meet in Geneva, OH on Saturday. The boys team took 3rd out of 67 teams scoring with 30 points. Wayne won the meet with 40.
The boys 4x800m relay of Andrew Schroff, Tommy Wintering, Alex Kenish, and Tyler King won the indoor state title in a state meet record and school record 7:47.47 which currently is the 2nd best time in the nation. Jaeschel Acheampong set personal bests and school records in the Long Jump and Triple jump to place 6th and 2nd respectively. The boys 4x200m relay of Joel Sarpong, J. Acheampong, Sam Anson, and Kevin Achemapong took 8th place and the boys 4x400m relay of King, Schroff, Ansong, K. Acheampong placed 7th. Kevin also placed 6th in the triple jump and Schroff placed 6th in the 800m run. Jake Lawrence and Jack Cowman competed in the long jump and pole vault respectively.
Grace Frye led the girls competitors placing 7th in the 400m dash in a personal best and school record 58.38. She also competed in the weight throw and 200m dash. Frye, Mackenzie Blendick, Elizabeth Schneider, and Ahtiona Carter finished 8th in the 4x200m relay. Freshman Noel frye placed 12th in the triple jump, Blendick placed 14th in the 60m hurdles, and the girls 4x400m relay of Schneider, Katie Priest, Aylessa Carter, and Allison Clifford competed well. Katie Shrader also competed well in the pole vault.

Schedule for the week to come:
Wednesday, March 7th
Boys Lacrosse @ Hilliard Darby for a Scrimmage 5:30pm

Thursday, March 8th
Wrestling State Tournament: Rocco Torio and Connor Evans @ OSU Schottenstein Center 5:35pm
Girls Lacrosse Home vs. Watterson. JV 5:30, Varsity 7

Friday, March 9th
Boys Lacrosse Home vs. Dublin Scioto 5:30

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!

Nutrition Nugget:
Winter months have many fruits and vegetables in the grocery stores that are reasonably priced that are very colorful that will help renew the immune system. Try winter squash, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts and buttercup squash. Just a half of cup of any of these vegetables will provide more than 50% of the Vitamin A and C needed to restore the immune system. These vegetables also contain a nutrient dense source of fiber which is good for your intestines. Kiwi, mandarin oranges, passion fruit, red bananas and tangerines are being imported from South America this time of year. They are a great source of Vitamin C that will help ward off those flu bugs and colds.