Pioneers News · Athletic Update 9/28/19-10/4/19


Football beat Westerville North 30-7 on Friday Night at Pioneer field. Spencer Hawkins threw 2 touchdowns. One to Nate Miller and the other to Jack Fenton. Jake Vanchieri ran for 107 yards and 2 touchdown runs. Jack Behre was 3 for 4 on PAT’s and 2 for three on field goals. It is Tangy week now Pioneers, Orange will be at Olentangy next Friday!

By Tannor Lambert


Girls Soccer:


Over the weekend girls soccer played at New Albany. For the third straight game in a row the Pioneers started off strong, scoring in the first five minutes. New Albany battled and scored off a free kick with ten minutes left in the game, making the score 1-1. 


On Thursday the team played their fourth OCC game against Olentangy. Sophomore Ava Musgrove scored the lone goal of the game off of a corner in the 20th minute, the final score being 1-0. With this win the girls will at least share the OCC title. Whether they win the conference outright depends on their last game of the season at home against Westerville North. 


By Grace Poorbaugh 


Boys Soccer:


On Tuesday boys soccer celebrated senior night against Marysville. The team got off to a rocky start allowing Marysville to take the lead. However, Orange pushed through and scored two goals scored by seniors Kyle Stringer and Jason Stewart, to take the win, 2-1. 


On Thursday Orange played at home against Olentangy and tied 1-1. Stewart scored the Pioneer goal off of a penalty kick. The team is now 2-1-1 in the conference. Their next game is Tuesday against Jerome.


By Grace Poorbaugh 




On Thursday, Oct. 3, the girls traveled to sister school Olentangy to play the second matchup of the year. Once again, your pioneers had a clean sweep 25-16, 25-10, and 25-18. Sophomore Hannah Borer came out with 1000 assists in her high school career to help her team clench the OCC title.  


By Abby Struntz 


Field Hockey:

The Pioneer Field Hockey team had a big week as they played their rival team, the Braves. On Sept. 30, they faced off against Olentangy at Pioneer Field. Both teams were looking for the win and the teams were playing aggressive at the start. Senior Josie Vance gets the first score with an assist from senior Hannah Brown. Before the half ended, junior Sydney Lowry gets the second goal, making it 2-0 for the Pioneers at halftime. Freshman Haylie Sucharski scores the final goal in the second half and the Pioneers win it 3-0 against their rival Tangy team. 

By Zoe Sucharski


Boys Golf:

Boys Golf had Sectionals on Tuesday at Darby Creek. They placed third, and moved onto districts this Tuesday at Apple Valley in Mount Vernon. Corbin Bentley shot 72, Jonathan Green 77, Nathan Brown 76, Luke Johnson 78, and Mitch Perdue 80.  If they do well enough there they can move on to the state tournament at The Ohio State University Golf Course which was designed by Jack Nicklaus. 

By Tannor Lambert 


Girls Golf:


On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the girls participated in sectionals and placed 8th out of 11 teams with a total team score of 455. They placed above Westerville North (456), Licking Heights (494), and Worthington Kilbourne (548). Unfortunately, the girls will not be advancing to Districts. Coming up on Saturday, Oct. 5, Varsity will be playing in the annual Fall Classic at Cook’s Creek. 


By Abby Struntz


Cross Country:


On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Boys and Girls XC teams went to Hilliard Bradley HS to compete in the Midwest Meet of Champions. The Boys XC team finished in third overall with four guys finishing in the top 30. Junior Jake Ethridge in 11th overall with a time of 16:21, junior Cole Beneshik(23rd in 16:55), senior Jay Shin(27th in 17:00) and sophomore Byron King(29th in 17:02). The Girls XC team also had a great day Saturday with Abby Schroff finishing in 22nd with a time of 20:01 and sophomore Corrine Hazel finishing in 41st with a time of 20:48 to secure the top spot. The next two meets for both XC teams are canceled due to heat. Their next is a big meet at the OCC Championships at Hilliard Davidson HS on Oct. 12.


By Dom Parker




This week tennis played Dublin Scioto and won 5-0 on Monday. They had sectionals on Thursday and Courtney Reed and Erin Storrer, Caroline Sproule and Karol Koratkin moved on to Districts which will take place on Thursday October 11, at Upper Arlington. We wish the best of luck to the girls who moved on!


By Raymie Shields