Pioneers News · Athletic Update 1/20/2-19-1/26/2019

Athletic Update -1/20/2010 to 1/26/2020


Girls Basketball: 

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the girls travelled to Dublin Coffman. The Pioneers kept up with the Rocks for most of the first half, only trailing by 12 points at halftime. During the second half, the Rocks started to pull away and the Pioneers lost 32-72.

On Friday, Jan. 24, the girls were looking for a win against Westerville Central, who they won against earlier in the season. For the majority of the game, the Pioneers carried a lead and made great plays in the offensive zone led by the Delmore twins. Although free throws were the difference in this game, as the Pioneers were missing some and the Wildcats were building their score off of fouls and free throws. The Wildcats took the lead in the late minutes of the fourth quarter and the Pioneers lost 44-48. 

Written by Zoe Sucharski


Boys Basketball: 

On January 21, the boys were at home against Dublin Coffman. In a game full of lead changes the Pioneers prevaled, 70-66. 

On Friday the 25, the Pioneers fell at home to Westerville Central. Tasos Cook of the Warhawks was on fire, and the pioneers couldn’t replicate that offense on their side of the floor. Joel Addo added many great shots, along with Jason Foster’s presence in the paint.  

The Pioneers are at New Albany Tuesday, and at Westerville South for another addition of the Calo family rivalry Friday. 


Written by Tannor Lambert 




On Thursday, Boys Wrestling competed against OCC opponent Westerville Central and won 47-21. WIll Ramey earned thirteen points in a great third period performance, to win by decision. While, Ian Krider’s big throw at the end pulled off a win over a ranked opponent. 

Idell Ferguson (106) lost by pin at the end of the second period 

Luke Behre (113) won by decision, 8-2

Nathan Westlinghouse (120) won by decision,12-6

Will Ramey (126) won by decision, 20-19

Keegan Knapp (132) won by pin in the third period

Zach Miller (138) won by decision, 16-3

Ian Krider (145) won by decision, 6-3

Connor Savanter (152) lost by decision, 5-7

Jack Almond (160) won by pin in the first period

Brandon Fedio (170) lost by pin in the first period

Dylan Dempsey (182) won by pin in the first period

Geoffry Kaminski (195) lost by pin in the third period 

Cardan Mutai (220) won by forfeit due to injury 

Issac Campbell (HW) won by pin in the first period 

Girls Wrestling competed at Mount Union University in a tri-meet against Luthern West and then Alliance and Minernva. The team won against Luthern West 52-18, however, lost against Alliance and Minerva 39-42. Duval, Carroll, Davis, Martin and Sautter all went 2-0 with multiple wins over ranked opponents.

The next meet for both Boys and Girls Wrestling is Beauty and the Beast on Thursday January 30th. 


Written by Grace Poorbaugh




On Wednesday, Jan. 22., the Olentangy Orange Varsity girls and boys team competed against Olentangy High School. The boys won 2,178 – 2,047. Sophomore Nick Kicas led the team with 218 and 193 followed by Senior Jake Norz with 165 and 217. The boys had baker games of 235 and 164.


The girls lost 1,656 – 2,114. The team was led by Sophomore Eve Wicks with 179 and 149 followed by Sophomore Lauryn Deck with 145 and 164. The girls had baker games of 137 and 126. 


On Saturday Jan. 25., the Varsity boys and girls and the JV boys will compete in the Jaguar Baker Marathon at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl at 10am. Make sure to come out and support your bowling pioneers!


Written by Raymie Shields  




On Friday, Jan. 24, the varsity boys competed against Flint Power Catholic out of Michigan on home ice. It was a physical game, resulting in over 15 penalty minutes from both teams and an ejection on the Pioneer side. Unfortunately, the boys could not execute any goals against the Chargers, while they put six past Senior Goalie Goodnight, resulting in a final score of 0-6. 

Saturday, Jan. 25 the boys bounced back against Desales at the Easton Chiller. Sophomore goalie Kyle Diehr led the team by only allowing through one goal, resulting in a win 11-1. 

The next day on Sunday, Jan. 26 the Pioneers were back at Easton against Gahanna. Eager to push the winning streak, the boys lit up the lamp on Gahanna by scoring nine goals and Diehr only allowing two in the back of the net, resulting in a final score of 9-2. 


Written by Abby Struntz



Swim & Dive:

On Saturday the 25, the Pioneers had OCC’s at Kenyon college. The boys placed third in the OCC behind Westerville North and Olentangy Liberty who won for the fourth consecutive year. The girls placed second to Olentangy Liberty. The boys 200 medley relay placed third and the 400 freestyle relay placed fourth. Tuckor Lambert got fourth in both the 100 free and 100 back. Graham Weidenhammer took third in the 100 breastroke. The girls 400 medley relay got fourth and the 400 freestyle got second.  Alex Knodel got second in the 200 free and third in the 500 free. Emma Logan got third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 breastroke. Brooke Farren took third in the 100 fly. Kayla Fisher took fourth in the 100 freestyle. In what wasn’t the best day ever for the Pioneers by any stretch, they will look to come out strong and perform at Sectionals. 

Written by Tannor Lambert