Pioneers News · Athletic Update 2.1.21-1.7.21

Boys Basketball:

On Friday, the boys beat OCC Division opponent Upper Arlington 61-39 in a great defensive effort. Jason Foster led the team with 22 points. On Saturday they travelled to Walnut Ridge and won 80-62. Andre Irvin Jr. had 21 points and Foster added another 17 points. The boys have won two straight after a tough loss to Thomas Worthington. They will travel west across the tracks for a huge game in “Brave Country” to play Olentangy on Tuesday. Then on Friday it’s a huge division game against Hilliard Bradley. Myself and Ethan Hunter will be live calling the game, look at the district website and @thejuice on twitter for more information on streaming the game

By Tannor Lambert


Girls Basketball:

On February 1, the girls travelled to Hilliard Davidson for a league matchup. Both teams put up a great fight, and Kayla Delmore made a lay up at the buzzer to secure a win for Orange, 50-49.

On February 2, the girls had a game against Thomas Worthington. The game was very close, as both teams capitalized on offensive zone opportunities. Orange would secure a two point win, the final being 51-49.

The girls did not have a game on Friday, February 5th, as Upper Arlington was under COVID protocol, but the girls were back on the court on February 6th for a game against Big Walnut. The Eagles led most of the game, and the adjustments at halftime weren’t enough for the pioneers. Big Walnut would win 46-31.

By Zoe Sucharski



On Friday Feb. 5, the boys were at the Chiller North against St. Charles season game. During the first 20 minutes, E. Muth and P. Muth both scored a goal each to tie it at two with the Cardinals at the end of the first. Throughout a physical third period, both teams were still tied at two. In the third, St. Charles buried three in the back of the net to bring the final score to 2-5 with the Pioneers unfortunately falling to the Cardinals.

On Sunday Feb. 7, your Olentangy Orange Pioneers were back at the Chiller against the Berlin Bears for their last regular season game. After a strong first period for the Bears winning by three goals, the Pioneers picked it back up in the second with goals from Knupp and P. Muth bringing the score after 40 minutes to be 2-4. In the third, Knupp scored two more with help from P. Muth with another. Unfortunately Olentangy Berlin kept the lead the entire night, resulting in a 5-7 loss for the Pioneers.

By Abby Struntz


Swim and Dive:

Sectionals are next Saturday, Feb. 13. 

By Tannor Lambert


Boys Wrestling:

The Boys Wrestling team played in their match against Liberty on February 4th, 2021. This match did not go very well for the boys and they did not win the match and there were very few wins. Ben Tong and Dylan Dempsy won their matches. So far Dylan Dempsy has had an exceptional season and is the star of the boys wrestling program. 

By Ty Martin


Girls Wrestling:

The girls do not have any matches until districts on February 14.

By Gabby McAninch


Girls/Boys Bowling:

The girls bowling team faced Worthington Kilbourne in a close fought match on Feb. 1. Unfortunately, the Pioneers pulled away with a loss of 1571-945 with the Wolves on top. Lauryn Deck led the team with games of 178 and 140 with a series of 318. Eve Wicks had games of 108 and 160 and a series of 268. 

The boys also faced the Wolves on Feb. 1 but unfortunately were defeated 2206-2021. Jake Burre led the team with games of 221 and 216 and a series of 437. Nick Kicas had games of 141 and 195 and a series of 346. Boys JV fell to the Wildcats 1531-1206

By Jenna Durst



The girls had no meets this week. They will have back to back meets next week to wrap up the season on Wednesday, Feb. 10 and Thursday, Feb. 11 against Thomas Worthington and Berlin respectively.

By Eric Kiekeben