Pioneers News · Orange HS Athletic Update – 4/16/2018

Recaps from games/matches/contests:

Monday, April 9th
Boys Varsity Tennis beats Pickerington High School Central 3 – 2
Olentangy Orange 3, Pickerington Central 2
Singles: Heiden (O) def. L.Mathias 6-1, 6-2; Cavote (O) def. Gibson 6-3, 6-2; Shaver (O) def. Phelps 6-1, 7-5. Doubles: O`Coner-Stanley (P) def. Venkatachalam-Thompson 2-6, 6-4, 6-4; Klein-Stang (P) def. Krishnan-Bardash 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

The Boys and Girls Track & Field teams both took home team victories over Olentangy last night in chilly conditions. The girls won by a score of 101-44 and the boys score was 91.5-53.5. All results can be found at
Junior Zach Harrison broke the 100m school record running a time of 10.78.

Tuesday, April 10th
Boys Varsity Tennis beats Westerville Central 5 – 0
Singles: Heiden def. Jaicks 6-0, 6-0; Krishnan def. Blankenship 6-2, 6-0; Thompson def. Fortin 6-1, 6-2. Doubles: Shaver-Cavote def. Sutharthira-Nair 6-0, 6-0; Venkatachalam-Glassburn def. Rittman-Weiler 6-0, 6-1.

Boys Varsity Baseball falls to Olentangy Liberty 8 – 2
Lattig, Beatty (6) and Evans
Milheim and Atkinson

Boys Varsity Volleyball played at Home vs Westerville South.
Orange won in 4 sets. Our underclassman are leading us in kills and aces, which is very exciting when we look to our future.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse falls to New Albany 16 – 0
A learning experience tonight. Great test for us. The girls never gave up. That’s the way to leave the lacrosse field.

Boys Varsity Lacrosse falls to New Albany 9 – 8
Orange Scoring:
Handa – 4 goals
Schmeling – 1 goal; 1 assist
Durst – 1 goal; 1 assist
Applegate – 1 goal
Gardiner – 1 goal
Rusk – 6 saves

Wednesday, April 11th
Boys Varsity Baseball beats Westerville South 2 – 1
Llaneza and White
Andres and Evans
HR- Gill (WS) (6th with none on)
WP- Andres
LP- Llaneza
Cole Callaghan drove in the tying run in the 7th with no outs and Zach Beatty drove in the winning run with an infield single with bases loaded after they walked Ben Miller.

Girls Varsity Softball beats Olentangy Liberty 2 – 1
Winning pitcher Brenna Oliver had 5 strikeout with 4 hits allowed, only walking one batter. Oliver and Teresa Hawk were the battery for all 7 innings. Hawk, Cami Clarkson, Jenn Rubal, and Alex Ronk all singled in the game. Oliver drove in 1 RBI to put a run on the scoreboard.

Thursday, April 12th
Boys Varsity Tennis beats Westerville South 5 – 0
Singles: Phelps def. Guilhem 6-1, 6-1; Shaver def. Phan 6-0, 6-0; Cavote def. | Default Court | . Doubles: Thompson-Krishnan def. Vilardo-Meyers 6-1, 6-2; Venkatachalam-Deodhar, Mrugank def. Liu-Self 6-1, 7-5.

Boys Varsity Baseball beats Westerville Central 8 – 1
Ring, Jarvis (6) and Hubble
Tyler and Evans
WP- Tyler
LP- Ring
Connor Evans led the Pioneers going 2 for 2 and Jackson Tyler pitched a complete game scattering 6 hits.

Girls Varsity Softball falls to Westerville Central 12 – 3
Brenna Oliver pitched for Orange allowing 8 hit and had 1 strikeout. Ali Rubal came in as relief 3rd inning allowing 3 hits, 2 walks and , 2 strikeouts.
Offensively leading the team were Teresa Hawk and Brenna Oliver with two hit each. Josephine Horgan hit a homerun in the 3rd inning. Hawk and Jenn Rubal both each drive in a run.

Boys Varsity Volleyball played at Home vs Olentangy.
Orange lost in 3 sets making our record 5-3. Olentangy was a seasoned and tough team, but we learned a lot from playing them and are ready to get to back to work.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse falls to Olentangy 21 – 10
Kailee O’Brien and Hannah Brown led the team in scoring tonight. Regan Keane and Jillian Neuman played with heart and hustle within the defense. Tough one tonight but we move on. All that matters now is the next game and how we move forward. This game is in the past. Back at it tomorrow vs. Pick Central.

Boys Lax played at Olentangy and lost 13-5.
Luke Schmeling had 3 goals.
Mason Handa had 1 goal.
Sam Hughes had 1 goal.
Tag Gomer had 1 assist.
Lake Harris had 1 assist.
Trevor Rusk had 12 saves.

Friday, April 13th
Girls Varsity Track & Field finishes 4th place at Centerville Elk Relays
The girls track & field team competed at the 16 team Centerville Elk Relays Friday. The Pioneers took 4th to Mason High School in a highly competitive field 95-71.5
Hilliard Darby was 2nd (90.5), Centerville 3rd (80), and Pickerington North 5th (69.5).
Two teams claimed relay champion titles on the night. The 4x300m relay team of junior Mackenzie Blendick, junior Grace Frye, sophomore Sam Fedio, and senior Katie Priest won the event in a time of 3:21.07.
The girls discus took home the other relay championship with the team of Frye, senior Meghan Cochran, and soph. Anna Grabau winning the event with a combined distance of 340’ 8”!
The lone runner-up team finish was turned in by the girls 4x200m relay of Blendick, Frye, soph. Aylessa Carter, and junior Elizabeth Schneider in a great time of 1:45.03.
3rd place finishes were achieved by the 800m sprint medley (junior Brenda Agyekum, Carter, soph. Camille Barron, Frye), the 4x100m shuttle hurdle relay (Blendick, Priest, freshman Grace Wang, freshman Noel Frye), and the Shot Put Relay of Cochran, Noel Frye, and junior Yvonne Agbor.
The whole girls team is back in action this Wednesday at home vs Liberty and then the varsity will travel to Liberty on Friday for the Freedom Relays.

Boys Varsity Track & Field finishes 2nd place at Centerville Elk Relays
The boys track & field team competed at the 16 team Centerville Elk Relays Friday. The Pioneers took 2nd to Wayne High School in a highly competitive field 98-84 and they outdistanced Centerville (74.5), Mason (71.5), Pickerington North (63) and others.
Three relay teams captured first place for the Pioneers. The triple jump team of sophomore Jaeschel Acheampong, senior Kevin Acheampong, and soph. Pujith Kachana won with a combined distance of 114’ 9.75”!
The boys 4x200m relay team of Acheampong, Acheampong, soph. Max Stewart, and Junior Zach Harrison won in a state leading time of 1:27.71.
The boys 4x800m relay team of junior Andrew Schroff, senior Tommy Wintering, soph. Alex Kenish, and senior Tyler King won the last event go the night in thrilling fashion by 1/100th of a second over Mason to break the stadium record as well.
Runner-up finishes were turned in by the 4x1600m relay (King, Schroff, Kenish, Wintering) and the Distance Medley Relay (Kenish, junior Tim Volkmar, Schroff, Wintering), as well at the 800m sprint medley made up of seniors Brandon Ransom, Jayden Rodgers, plus Harrison and King.
Both hurdle teams took 3rd, with the 4x300m shuttle hurdle team being made up of Rodgers, Kachana and seniors Brian Watson and Mike Schoenleb. The 4x110m shuttle hurdle team of Rodgers, Watson, Kachana, and freshman Jadon Ampadu.
The whole boys team is back in action this Wednesday at home vs Liberty and then the varsity will travel to Liberty on Friday for the Freedom Relays.

Boys Varsity Baseball falls to Westerville South 8 – 7
Miller, Beatty (6) and Evans
Dailey, White (5) and Edman
HR- Gill WS (3rd, none on) Dailey WS (6th, none on)
Orange is (4-6)
WS is (2-9)

Boys Varsity Lacrosse beats Hilliard Davidson 9 – 6
Orange Scoring:
Durst – 3 goals; 1 assist
Handa – 2 goals
Schmeling – 1 goal
Gardiner – 1 goal
Hughes – 1 goal
Applegate – 1 goal
Roby – 1 assist
Saves: Rusk – 6

Orange Boys Volleyball played New Albany on Friday night and won in 3 sets to make our record 6-3, which is a great place to be going into this week with 5 matches ahead of us.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse falls to Pickerington High School Central 12 – 8
Another tough one tonight. We are getting back on track. It starts with the little things. Melanie Neuman led the team with a hat trick. Kailee O’Brien had two goals, one assist and five draw controls. Hannah Brown managed the game well and played consistently. Corynn Schneider showed up to play and stepped up big tonight with 10 saves. We leave this behind. We start fresh tomorrow. On to the next!

Saturday, April 14th
Boys Varsity Baseball beats Liberty Union 11 – 0
Lattig and Evans, Lewis (4), Evans (5)
Young, Anthony (3) and Mullins
Zane Lattig went 3 for 3 and pitched a complete game
Orange (6-6)

Boys Varsity Baseball beats Lakewood High School-Hebron 9 – 4
Ogden, Hughes (6) , Lattig (7) and Evans
Vierstra, Davis (6) and Middlemus
Jack Betz and Sam Till led the way with 2 hits each and Grant Ogden got the win pitching.
Orange (6-6)
Lakewood (10-4)

Girls Varsity Softball beats St Francis Desales 11 – 10
Brenna Oliver pitched first two innings allowing 4 hits. Ali pitched the remaining of the game allowing 11 hits, 3 strikeouts, and 2 walks.
Offensively leading for the pioneers were Ali Rubal with 4 singles. Teresa Hawk, Alyssa Laisure, Brenna Oliver, Cami Clarkson, Jenn Rubal, Alex Ronk, Marie Beattie, and Tatum Bardash all had singles. Laisure drove in 3 runs, while J. Rubal and A. Rubal had 2 RBI’s. Also driving in runs were, Clarkson, Horgan, and Ronk.

Girls Varsity Softball falls to Marysville 9 – 2
Brenna Oliver pitched all 6 innings allowing 12 hits, 1 strikeout, and 2 walks. Two homeruns were allowed by Maurer for Marysville.
Offensively leading for the Pioneers were Cami Clarkson with 2 doubles and a single. Ali Rubal had 2 singles. Alyssa Laisure and Marie Beattie both had one single each for Orange.

Boys Lax Home vs Centerville. CANCELED, rescheduled for May 8th

Schedule for the week to come:
***Schedules are VERY subject to change, its Spring in Ohio!

Monday, April 16th
Boys Tennis vs Dublin Coffman 4pm. JV Home, Varsity Away
Baseball vs Olentangy 5pm. Varsity Home, JV and Freshman Away
Softball Home vs Delaware Hayes 5:15pm
Varsity Boys Volleyball @ Westerville North 5:30pm

Tuesday, April 17th
Boys Tennis vs Olentangy 4pm. Varsity Home and JV Away
Girls Lax Home vs Olentangy Liberty. JV 5:30pm and Varsity 7pm
Boys Lax @ Olentangy Liberty. JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7pm

Wednesday, April 18th
Boys and Girls Track & Field Home vs Olentangy Liberty 4:30
Baseball @ Olentangy 5pm. Varsity Away, JV and Freshman Home
Softball Home vs. Olentangy 5:15pm
Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Thomas Worthington 5:30pm

Thursday, April 19th
Boys Varsity Tennis @ Westerville North 4pm
JV and Freshman Baseball Home vs. St. Charles Preparatory 5pm
Softball @ Westerville North 5:15pm
Girls Lax @ Dublin Coffman, JV 5:15pm and Varsity 7pm
Boys Lax Home vs. Bishop Watterson, JV 5:30pm And Varsity 7pm
Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Olentangy Liberty 7pm

Friday, April 20th
Boys and Girls Track & Field @ Olentangy Liberty Freedom Relays 4pm
Baseball vs Westerville North 5pm. Varsity Away, Freshman and JV Home

Saturday, April 21st
Girls Varsity Lax @ Thomas Worthington Hannigan Galipault Invitational 9am
Boys Varsity Volleyball Home vs DeSales 10am
JV Softball @ Central Crossing 10am
Varsity Softball @ Lancaster Battle for a Cure Tournament 10am
Boys Lax @ Dublin Jerome. JV 11am, Varsity 1pm
Baseball vs Mt Vernon 11am. Varsity and Freshman Home, JV Away

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Orange Cheerleading
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.

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 – Label changes may improve the health of our nation. Small changes will occur over the next few months. The US government is requiring larger manufacturers ($10 million in annual sales) to be compliant with the new labeling regulations by July 2018. Vitamin D and potassium are nutrients American don’t always get enough of ( and when lacking are associated with increased risk of chronic diseased. The best source of vitamin D is from the sun. Natural food sources that contain vitamin D include eggs, cod and salmon. Additionally, in the United States manufacturers enrich or fortify foods with vitamin D including ready-to-eat cereals, dairy products (milk, yogurt and cheese) and orange juice. Potassium can be found naturally in foods like potatoes, acorn squash, swiss chard, banana, cantaloupe and kidney beans.