Pioneers News · Athletic Update -1/27/2020-2/2/2020

Athletic Update -1/27/2020 to 2/2/2020


Girls Basketball: 

On Jan. 28, the girls travelled down to Lancaster. The game was projected to be a dog fight, and the score shows. The girls were down going into the second half, but were able to make a significant comeback in the fourth quarter. The Pioneers couldn’t get the points they needed, and the game ended in a lost 37-39.

On Jan. 31, the girls were home against Westerville South, who they lost to previously in the season. The Wildcats dominated in the offensive zone, and the Pioneers couldn’t make up the points. The Pioneers lost 31-71 to the Wildcats. 


Written by Zoe Sucharski


Boys Basketball: 

The basketball team fell twice last week in what was one of the toughest two games in a row in their schedule this year. Last Tuesday at New Albany defensive struggles plagued the Pioneers. On Friday at Westerville South it was more of the same and Jason Foster’s 20 points weren’t enough to push his team to the W column. The Pioneers will look to rebound this week both on the court and with wins on Tuesday at Franklin Heights and on Friday at Home when Olentangy crosses the tracks and makes their way over to Orange. Getting Points in the paint as well as hitting foul shots will go a long way in creating success for this team. 


Written by Tannor Lambert 




On Thursday Boys and Girls Wrestling competed with Gymnastics in Beauty and the Beast. The boys took on Westerville South and won 52-18. Senior Ian Krider is having a great season so far, with a record of 22-5. While, the girls wrestled against nine other teams with seven girls winning by pin. 

Boys Wrestling:

Diego Noria (106) loses by pin.

Luke Behre (113) won by pin. 

Nathan Westinghouse (120) lost by decision, 7-20.

Will Ramey (126) won by pin. 

Keegan Knapp (132) won by pin. 

Zach Miller (138) wins by pin.

Ian Krider (145) won by tech fall, 20-4.

Connor Sacanter (152) won by decision, 13-6.

Tristian Buntschly (170) won by pin.

Dylan Dempsey (182) won by forfeit. 

Geoffrey Kaminski (195) won by pin.

Cardan Mutai (220) won by decision, 5-2.

Connor Kemmerling (HW) lost by pin.

Girls Wrestling:

Jolie Carroll (101) lost by pin.

Emily Duval (101) lost by decision, 7-15. 

Lexi Simmons (106) lost by pin. 

Talia Mitchell (111) lost by pin. 

Ayla Castin (111) won by pin. 

Christy Wingert (121) won by pin.

Macy Carroll (121) won by decision, 1-0. 

Alyssa Wallace (126) won by pin.

Natalia Muntanola (131) won by pin.

Taryn Martin (137) won by pin in 17 seconds. 

Anna Grabau (143/150) won by pin.

Noel Frye (150) lost by pin. 

Adia Walters (150) lost by decision, 3-7.

Alayna Smith (160) lost by pin.

Reina Sautter (160) lost by pin. 

Talia Mitchell (189) won by pin.

On Saturday the girls competed in the Bellefontaine Tournament, including eight number one ranked wrestlers, and over 70 ranked wrestlers in attendance. Orange won with 249 points and twelve top six placers. Taryn Martin (137), Noel Frye (160), and Talia Mitchell (170) all placed first in their weight class. 


Written by Grace Poorbaugh




On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the boys and girls varsity bowling teams competed against New Albany for their senior night. They honored seniors Tanner Davidson, Jake Norz, Brandon Webb, Sam Heileigmann, Tori Taylor, Grace Parsons and Raymie Shields. The girls won 1,847 – 1,664. The girls were led by sophomore Eve Wicks with 246 and 178 followed by senior Raymie Shields with 189 and 191. The girls had baker games of 123 and 169. The girls are now 7-3. 


The boys defeated New Albany 2,251 – 2,053. The boys were led by sophomore Nick Kicas with 184 and 200 followed by sophomore Jake Burre with 195 and 184. The boys had baker games of 237 and 248. They are now 10-1.


This week the pioneers will take on Lexington on Monday Feb. 3, at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace at 3:45pm. Then on Tuesday Feb. 4, against Taes Valley at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl at 4:00pm. Make sure to come out and support your pioneers!


Written by Raymie Shields  




On Friday, Jan. 31 hockey dominated against Dublin Coffman. Goalie Kyle Diehr led the team, only giving up one goal to the other team. At the end of three periods, the Pioneers led and won 9-1 against the Rocks. Senior Night on Saturday, Feb. 1 your Pioneers battled against Columbus Academy. The boys honored seniors Camden Cush, Luke Clifford, Jake Morrone, Eddie Muller, Nathon Hazel, Carter Goodnight, Cameron Miller, and Blake Messenger for their contributions to the team this year. Continuing to help the team, the seniors, including Goalie Goodnight who only let one puck in the back of the net, led the boys to victory against the Vikings 11-1. On Sunday, Feb. 2, the boys went up against Olentangy Liberty during an early 5 PM game at the Chiller North. Unfortunately, the Pioneers could not execute on the offense, falling to the Patriots 3-6.


Written by Abby Struntz




Gymnastics last meet was on Jan. 28 vs Worthington Kilbourne was cancelled, but they competed in the Warhawk Invitational on Friday Jan. 24. They placed second overall with a score of 129.8. The team was led by Layne Petrilla who placed first on the vault and Holly Schutte who also placed first on bars. Molly Wheeler placed second on bars and Emma Wood received third on bars. Gymnastics took place in the Beauty and the Beast on Thursday Jan. 30 and placed second overall with their highest score of the season.The team was led by Molly Wheeler who placed second on vault, fourth on floor and sixth all around. Olivia Dieckmann placed third on floor and Holly Schutte placed fifth on floor. Gymnastics will compete in OCC’s on Saturday Feb. 8. 


Written by Dom Parker


Swim & Dive:

Swim and Dive had the weekend off, they are continuing to prepare for Championship season. Sectionals are Saturday at Kenyon. 

Written by Tannor Lambert