Pioneers News · Athletic Update 2.8.21-2.14.21

Boys Basketball:

On Friday, the “Pio’s” as Coach Calo calls them, were at home against conference leading Hilliard Bradley. Earlier this season the boys fell at Bradley by 16 points. Aidan King and Andre Irvin Jr. led the Pioneers with 15 points, Jason Foster added another 14 and Mikey McColum had 11. On Saturday the boys went to Hilliard Davidson and lost 73-67. Irvin Jr. had 26 and Foster had 23. The boys finish their regular season at Liberty on the 19. 


By Tannor Lambert


Girls Basketball:

On February 9, the girls had an OCC league game against inner-district rivals Olentangy Liberty. The Pioneers lost to the Patriots earlier in the year, but they were ready to get a win. The girls started off strong, only down one point at the half. In the second half, the Patriots had a run that would put them ahead, and Liberty would win 56-34.

On February 12, the girls had another OCC league game over at Hilliard Bradley. Although playing competitively, the Pioneers couldn’t get points on the board. Bradley would win 53-28.


By Zoe Sucharski



On Thursday Feb. 11, the annual CBJ Cup began at the Ice Haus. For the first round, the boys went up against Dublin Jerome. With a quick start ten seconds into the game, P. Muth buries the puck into the back of the opponent’s net. Throughout the next 40 minutes, the Pioneers pushed the score to be 3-0 with goals from Knupp and Perry. With ten seconds left in the game, C. Headlee scored another to win 4-1 against the Celtics.

On Saturday Feb 13, the boys were back at the Ice Haus for the CBJ Cup semi final against St. Charles. After a quiet 40 minutes, St. Charles breaks the ice in the third period with a goal. Unfortunately with many scoring chances and a tough game, the Pioneers lose to the Cardinals.


By Abby Struntz


Swim and Dive:

Orange had multiple swimmers qualify for Districts at Bowling Green next weekend. The Girls relay in the 200 medley, 200 freestyle, and 400 freestyle all qualified. Individually on the girls side, Emma Logan qualified in the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, Kayla Fisher 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke, Brooke Farren 100 butterfly, Alex Knodel 500 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. On the boys side, 200 medley and 200 freestyle qualified, Tuckor Lambert 100 Freestyle and 100 backstroke, and Graham Weidenhammer in the 100 breaststroke. This year only the top 16 swimmers made it to districts compared to the regular 30. 


By Tannor Lambert


Boys Wrestling:

Sectionals will be held next Saturday at Upper Arlington.


By Ty Martin


Girls Wrestling:

The girls wrestling team had districts on February 14. The pioneers came out on top winning by a 100 point margin against the 30 other schools. The following 11 girls qualified for states that will take place next weekend at Hillard Davidson.

Josie Nickoloff(126), Sara Borton(111), Talia Mitchell(189), Taryn Martin(170), Noel Frye(150), Macy Carroll(131), Lexi Simmons(116), Ayla Castin(121), Lucy Scheibeck(106), Casey Homorody(160) and Alicia Coleman(137).


By Gabby McAninch


Girls/Boys Bowling:

The boys faced Marysville on Feb. 9. The boys were defeated 1974 – 2239 by the Monarchs. Nick Kicas had games of 165 and 185 for a series of 310. Leading the team, Jake Burre had games of 183 and 168 for a series of 351. Bobby Drexel had games of 122 and 146 for a series of 268. 

On Feb. 10 the boys faced Westerville North. The Pioneers came out on top against the Warriors 2220 – 1657. Kicas had games of 185 and 209 for a series of 394. Burre led the team again, with a match of 213 and 195 for a match and team high series of 408. Seth Jacobs had games of 174 and 150 for a series of 324. This victory left the boys undefeated in the OCC Buckeye Division, well done boys!


The girls faced Marysville on Feb. 9 in a close fought match . They came out on top against the Monarchs 1725 – 1676. Leading the team, Eve Wicks had games of 198 and 194 for a series of 392. Seniors Sidney Brisson and Abby Fulton performed great as well. Fulton had games of 117 and 101 for a series of 218. Brisson had games of 122 and 116 for a series of 238. On Feb 10 the girls faced Westerville North. The girls clenched the win against the Warriors 1265 – 1133. Wicks led the team for games of 198 and 147 for a series of 345. Lauryn Deck had games of 159 and 129 for a series of 288. Well done on the successful week ladies!


By Jenna Durst