â¢The Worthington Christian Girls Football The team will be hoping that can be a factor in the Division II playoffs after reaching a Division III district semi-final in 2019 and a Division II district semi-final last fall.
The Warriors, who were fifth in the area coaches poll released on October 4, rebounded from a 2-1 loss to Wellington on September 27 by beating Zanesville Rosecrans 3-0 on September 29 and Grandview 3-2 on October 2. . to go to 8-4 in total and 4-2 in MSL-Ohio.
Freshman Mclaine Oosterbaan, who scored against Wellington, was one of the team’s best forwards, while senior Paige Tomallo and junior Maria Klausman were among the team leaders defensively.
âWe’re getting better,â first-year coach Luke Fields said. âWe have a lot of seniors, but also a lot of freshmen and young players, so it was about combining them all together.
â¢The Olentangy Orange soccer girls The team had lost just one of their first 12 games before an OCC-Central clash on October 5 against Hilliard Bradley.
The Pioneers were 8-1-3 overall and 2-0-2 in the league before facing the Jaguars. Their only loss was a 1-0 loss to Pickerington North on August 26.
In 12 games, forward Maia Kaufman led the team with seven goals and five assists, and forward Kaelyn Valleau had four goals and three assists. Midfielder Regan Yamasaki scored five goals, forward Camryn Earl had three goals and five assists and goaltender Jadia Kershaw made 36 saves.
â¢The Women’s Football Worthington Kilbourne the team are 3-0-1 in their last four games, including wins over Franklin Heights and Grove City last week.
The wins took Kilbourne to 8-2-3 on aggregate, including a 1-2-2 mark in the OCC-Capital game.
Seven Wolves scored in a 10-0 league win over Franklin Heights on September 28, led by Mara McGlone with a hat trick and Katie Buterbaugh, who scored twice.
Kilbourne followed with a 4-0 victory over Grove City on September 30. McGlone has scored twice and Buterbaugh and Kate Passella have each scored once.
â¢The Field hockey Olentangy the team won a 3-1 victory over Olentangy Liberty in the COFHL-West game on September 29, inflicting the Patriots their first loss.
Georgia Dudon, Sage Parker and Alex Walters each scored and Emma Hulshof had two assists to lead the Braves, who moved to 10-3 on aggregate with a 9-0 victory over Lancaster on October 4. Olentangy improved to 3-2 in COFHL-West with its victory over Liberty.
Sahanna Mehta scored the only goal for the Patriots, who also lost 4-0 to Upper Arlington on October 4 and are 10-2-1 overall and 3-2 in the COFHL-West game.
Liberty had allowed only one goal all season before the Olentangy game.
Parker scored nine goals and Dudon had eight goals and 11 assists in 11 games to lead the Braves, who also beat the Patriots in the Division I regional quarterfinals last season.
â¢The Girls ready to cross the country The team will take part in the CCL competition on October 16 after winning their last two invitations.
After scoring 28 points to win the seven-team Marion and Ruth Gray Invitational on September 25 at Madison Christian, the Silver Knights scored 45 points to win the title at the six-team North Union Invitational on October 2.
At North Union, Jackie Smith was fifth (22: 02.76), Amy Vanegas seventh (22: 13.56), Allison Bair 14th (22: 59.22) and Kate Radwanski 15th (23: 04.01).
This performance came despite the absence of Addison Whitmer, who was the team’s second runner at the Marion and Ruth Gray Invitational.
âIt was a fantastic race,â said coach Patrick Helgerman. âI am so proud of them.
â¢ In the City League individual tournament held on September 27 and 29, Tennis girl whetstone Player Stella Thompson beat Eastmoor Academy’s Daniyah Dingess 6-4, 2-0 (retired) for the singles championship and Whetstone’s Avery Halteman and Mabellene McNamara beat teammates Scarlett Fried and Izzy Park 7 -6, 6-4 for the doubles title.
The Braves prepare for the Division I section on October 7 and 9 at Hilliard Davidson, where Thompson, Halteman and Alysia Swinehart will face off in singles and Fried and Park and McNamara and Rylie Gates will face off in doubles.
â¢ Rowan Herring finished second at the top of the Delaware Hayes cross country girls team for a second place finish at the Erin Nance Invitational on October 2 at the London Country Club.
Herring (20: 58.4) was backed by Julia Young (22: 03.1), who finished 10th out of 63 runners to help the Pacers (62) finish behind DeSales (46).
Rachael Hoover of Fairbanks won in 20: 52.7.
â¢ Brandon Twiss will be the new one Winchester Canal Softball coach, pending school board approval.
Twiss, graduated in 1997 from Canal Winchester, succeeds Casey Whitlatch.
Whitlatch, who went 38-36 overall and 15-19 in the league in three seasons, resigned in September for personal reasons.
Twiss went 22-28 at Upper Arlington in 2016 and 2017. He has coached at the high school and college levels and is currently a physical education and health teacher at the eSTEM campus of Reynoldsburg High School.
The Indians were 18-9 overall and 9-5 in OCC-Capital last spring, their best season since their 20 games in 2010. Key players eligible to return include senior outfielder Julia Nein ( 0.324, 23 hits), junior outfielder Riley McNeely (0.364, 28 hits, 5 homers) and junior shortstop Delainey Six (0.346, 28 hits).
â¢ Brooke Ott has resigned as Dublin Scioto Softball coach after two seasons.
Prior to taking over the program in 2019, Ott was a junior varsity coach, pitching coach and varsity assistant for three seasons. The 2020 season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
âI am retiring to spend time with my family and my newborn baby,â Ott said. âI really enjoyed my (time) as a softball coach at Scioto. The family aspect that we have built within the program has been the best part of being a coach for these girls. I will miss the game, but I will miss them even more.
Under Ott, the Irish went 17-31 overall and 9-17 in the OCC game.