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Eagles look to return to form

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By ERIC CLINESports WriterBig Walnut football had not seen a season like its 2013 campaign in 17 years, and it’s certain it doesn’t want to see another season like it for another 17 years or so.The Golden Eagles finished the 2013 season with a record of 2-8, marking the team’s first losing season since 1996 when they went 2-8 under coach Rex Sponhaltz — and that was three coaches ago. The record snapped a string of 16 consecutive seasons posting a record of .500 or better.


Pioneers thirsty for turnaround

Sidebar info:ORANGE PIONEERSHead Coach: Zebb Schroeder8/29 Liberty, 7:30 p.m.9/5 Milford, 7:30 p.m.9/12 at Hilliard Bradley, 7:30 p.m.9/19 New Albany*, 7:30 p.m.9/26 at Olentangy*, 7:30 p.m.10/3 at Mount Vernon*, 7:30 p.m.10/10 Hayes*, 7:30 p.m.10/17 at Franklin Heights*, 7:30 p.m.10/24 at Big Walnut*, 7:30 p.m.10/31 Worthington Kilbourne*, 7:30 p.m.&#...

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Stephens steps in to lead Barons

By ERIC CLINESports WriterFor the first time in 11 seasons, the Buckeye Valley Barons have a change at the top.Matt Stephens, known to Baron fans as former head coach at Cardington-Lincoln High School and known to county football fans as an assistant coach at Olentangy Liberty, takes over the reins from Mike Marshall, who leaves the school as the longest-tenured and winningest coach in school history, with a record of 58-42 in his 10 seasons, including seven w...

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Barons have a Blast

Staff ReportsPrior to the opener, Buckeye Valley cross county coach Nate Ritz said he looked forward to seeing how his young teams would perform in their first races of the season.After Saturday’s standout showing at the season-opening Baron Blast, though, considering the first-place effort posted by the BV boys, forget the first race … Ritz said he can’t wait to see just how far his team can go down the stretch this fall.

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Liberty looks to bounce back

Sidebar info:LIBERTY PATRIOTSHead Coach: Steve Hale8/29 at Orange, 7:30 p.m.9/5 Olentangy, 7:30 p.m.9/12 at Dublin Jerome, 7:30 p.m.9/19 at Central Crossing*, 7:30 p.m.9/26 Upper Arlington*, 7:30 p.m.10/3 Marysville*, 7:30 p.m.10/10 at Westland*, 7:30 p.m.10/17 Hilliard Davidson*, 7:30 p.m.10/24 Dublin Coffman*, 7:30 p.m.10/31 at Thomas Worthington*, 7:30 p.m....

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Machine’s Bear Davis promoted

Theohiomachine.comThe Ohio Machine, Ohio’s Major League Lacrosse team, announced earlier this week that Bear Davis has been promoted to Vice President and Head Coach. As part of the promotion, Davis will join the front office on a full-time basis. In addition to his responsibilities as head coach, Davis will help expand the Machine’s ticket sales and community relations efforts.

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Well-rounded effort sends Braves over Warhawks

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comOlentangy’s girls volleyball team picked up its second straight win to start the season Tuesday, knocking off host Westerville Central in three sets.The Braves had their hands full in the first, slipping away with a slim 25-23 win, but cruised down the stretch thanks to back-to-back 25-15 wins in the second and third.“It was a great team win for us,” Olentangy coach Michelle Mimna said. “W...

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Eagles, Patriots win openers

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comThey only got in a half, but it was more than enough time for the Golden Eagles to establish themselves as the better group Tuesday night in Sunbury.Bailey Bodker and Maddie Aleshire each found the back of the net in the first half, and Colleen White anchored the defense with a five-save effort in goal as Big Walnut notched an official, albeit abbreviated, 2-0 win over visiting Watkins Memorial. Lightning delayed things at ...

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Braves knock off Golden Eagles

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comOlentangy’s girls tennis team started league play on a positive note, blanking host Big Walnut 5-0 Tuesday afternoon in Sunbury.The Braves’ most dominant performance came at second singles, where Kathleen Jones knocked off Erika Kessler 6-1, 6-0. Bri Brdicka and Namrata Arya accounted for Olentangy’s other singles wins. Brdicka handled Macie Kercsmar 6-2, 6-1 at first singles while Arya beat Abigail Friend...

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Liberty drops Chillicothe in OTCA showdown

It had to go a long way to get it, but Olentangy Liberty’s girls tennis team made Monday’s trip to Chillicothe well worth it thanks to a convincing 5-0 OTCA win.The Patriots were productive up and down the lineup. Singles winners included Sidney Reineke, who handled the Cavaliers’ Bekah Ray 6-3, 6-0 at first singles; Lizzie Radkiewicz, who knocked off Jera Copley 6-0, 6-0 at second singles; and Avivah Wang, who beat Brittany Harper 6-0, 6-1 at third singles....

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Coughlin nabs Super Gas win

RISING SUN, Md. — T.J. Coughlin and his team put together a stellar performance to win the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division event in Super Gas on Sunday at Cecil County Dragway.Coughlin survived seven rounds of competition to score his first victory of the 2014 season.“It was a pretty good day,” Coughlin said. “We made some really good runs, thanks to a very competitive race car. We were in the right place at the right...

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Rattlers clip Machine 15-11

The Ohio Machine fell in its first-ever Major League Lacrosse playoff game after surrendering an early advantage to the Rochester Rattlers Saturday evening.After the Machine was either leading or tied with Rochester for the game’s first 53 minutes, the Rattlers scored five unanswered fourth-quarter goals to pull away for the 15-11 win.Rochester attackmen Kevin Leveille, Jordan Wolf and Miles Thompson each had two points in the final-quarter push.

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