Pioneers News · Orange High School Athletic Update Week of 1/28/19-2/4/19

Recaps from games/matches/contests:


Boys basketball

The boys took on a tough Westerville Central team on the road and was able to pull off a big win 65-59. The win gave them the season sweep over the Warhawks. Senior Bryson Lane led all scorers with 21 points and senior forward Nik Brannon added 13 for the Pioneer offense. The team got a break not playing over the weekend or a Tuesday game. They battled Westerville South in a huge OCC-Buckeye matchup at home on Friday night. The team started fast and never looked back in the 75-59 win. Lane led all scorers with 21 points and senior forward Luke Ballinger added 19 for the Pioneers offense. This Friday the team will defend home court against rival Olentangy in one of the biggest games of the year. Tipoff is set for 7:30 pm. Come out and support the team.

By: Tyler Ross


Girls basketball
On Friday, Jan. 25, girls basketball played at home against Westerville Central. Unfortunately, they lost 40-46. Juniors Riley Duffy and Anna Grabau lead the team with 13 and 12 points, combining to score 25 of the 40 points. On Monday, Jan. 28, they played Watterson and lost 22-48. At the end if the week on Friday, Feb. 1, the team played Westerville South and lost 25-72. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, they played Franklin Heights. They started off strong in the first quarter, winning 21-2 and continued the momentum, finishing with a score of 55-18. Senior Lauren Perone lead the team with 15 points. Now the girls are 5-15 with three games left to play in the regular season.

By: Grace Poorbaugh



On Saturday, Jan. 26, the wrestling team traveled to Indian Lake for their Dual Tournament. The team beat Parkway High School 57-9. It also beat Campbell High School by a score of 44-28 and Indian Lake High School 60-15 and lastly best Shawnee High School 72-4. On Thursday, Feb. 7, the team wrestled in a dual against Westerville South. The boys pulled out the win 46-20. Senior Cole Jackson won his 120 pound match Senior Zach Stevenson won his match by pin in only 0:26 seconds.

By: Brooke Little



The hockey team battled Dublin Scioto on Sunday Jan. 27 and had an offensive explosion. In a game that ended in a mercy rule since they were up 10 goals on the Irish. The final score was 13-3 with the offense being led by senior winger Aaron Mosher who scored three goals. Junior defenseman Jake Morrone added two goals as well. In the weird weekday game, the boys traveled to Springfield for a makeup game against Springboro and lost a tough one 6-2. Over the weekend the team hosted Gahanna on Friday night and got back in the win column. Senior night was Saturday against a good St. Francis DeSales team where the Pioneers battled their way to a 5-4 overtime win. Only fitting, Mosher scored the goal to win it. They finished up the weekend on the road at the Dublin Chiller against Bishop Watterson. In another close game the boys found a way to win it in OT with junior winger Eddie Muller scoring the winning goal. This weekend is the annual CBJ Cup, the leagues end of season tournament. The team was given the seven seed and battled Liberty in the opening round, the boys lost 6-2 in a very physical matchup.

By: Tyler Ross



On Friday, Jan. 25, the girls gymnastics team competed in the Warhawk invitational and placed 2nd with a score of 133.9 points, tying the team score record for the school. Leading the team was Grace Ritterspach who took 3rd place All Around and Celia Ritchie, Molly Wheeler, Holly Schutte, and Olivia Dieckmann who all placed top 5 in an event. Sheridan received 1st place with a score of 142.15 points. Grove City received 3rd place with a score of 125.65 points, followed by Westerville Central with a score of 117 points. Lastly was Big Walnut with a score of 111 points. The girls gymnastic team will also be competing at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9th for the OCC’s tournament.  

By: Sam Fedio



On Saturday, Jan. 26 both the Boys and Girls varsity teams competed in the Jaguar Baker Marathon Tournament. The boys team finished 17th out of 24 teams averaging 162 points for a total of 2593. The girls team finished  9th out of 21 teams averaging 145 points for a total of 2327. On Friday, Feb. 1 girls and boys varsity bowling competed against Westerville South. Unfortunately, neither team was able to come home with a win. The boys lost with a score of 2107-2279 and the girls lost with a score of 1727-2131. On Monday, Feb. 4, your Pioneer bowling teams went up against Westerville Central but were unable to get a win. Boys varsity lost 2017-2579 and girls varsity lost 1667-2156. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, girls varsity bowling had back to back matches and went up against New Albany. Although they lost 1759-1844, Mckenzie Peterson had a team high series of 306. Boys varsity bowling also played against New Albany and came home with a win. The score was 2178-2094 and Tanner Davidson lead the team with a score of 322. On Thursday, Feb. 6, boys varsity bowling fell to Worthington Kilbourne with a score of 1927-1943. The girls varsity team however was able to pull a win against Worthington Kilbourne with a score of 1816-1664.

By: Abby Struntz
Swim and Dive

On Saturday, Jan. 26 it was  OCC’s and the Buckeye division is a strong one, diving was Friday and swimming was Saturday. Luke Cheatham scored 12 points for boys on Friday. Then on Saturday Orange’s Graham Weidenhamer won the 100 yard breaststroke also breaking the school record. In the end the boys took fourth place overall. The girls finished third overall with a team score of 217. Sectionals are Saturday, Feb. 7 at Kenyon College.

By: Tannor Lambert