Orange handles business in host quad


Monday’s quad featured more of the same for the Olentangy Orange track and field teams: another couple of wins.

In boys’ action, the Pioneers won with 108.66 points while Reynoldsburg (73), Westerville Central (41) and Dublin Scioto (31.33) smoothed out the scoring summary.

Highlights belonged to Jayden Rodgers, who won the 110 hurdles (15.34 seconds) and long jump (19-11.25); Brandon Ransom, who took top honors in the 100-meter dash (11.66 seconds); Tommy Heiden, who won the 1,600 (4:37.15); TJ Coates, who won the 800 (2:07.21); Zach Harrison, who won the 200 (22.74 seconds); Cody Moore, who picked up first-place points in the 3,200 (10:27.79); and Zach Skidmore, who won the shot put (48-06).

Orange also won the 4×200 (1:35.72) and 4×400 (3:32.14) relays.

The Pioneer girls took top honors with 113 points. Scioto finished a distant second with 60 points while Central and Reynoldsburg closed third and fourth with respective totals of 57 and 26.

Pioneer standouts included Grace Frye, who won the 300 hurdles (46.43 seconds) and discus (108-00.50); Brynna Johnson, who took top honors in the 800 (2:27.69); Brenda Agyekum, who won the 200-meter dash (26.44 seconds); Zoe Bond, who won the 3,200 (12:04.93); and Anna Watson, who picked up first-place points in the pole vault (13-0).

Orange also won the 4×200 (1:50.65) and 4×400 (4:12.91) relays.


Preston Stanley continued his dominant late-season stretch Monday, tossing a two-hit shutout to lead Liberty to a solid 4-0 league win over visiting Westerville North.

Stanley, who struck out 10 in a complete-game shutout last week against Olentangy, fanned nine Warriors without walking a single batter in his seven innings of action. In his last 14 innings of work, Stanley’s allowed just seven hits and struck out 19 without allowing a run or a walk.

Mitch Milheim led the Patriot offense, finishing with two of his team’s five hits. Mitchell Okuley was also steady, finishing 1-for-3 with a run and two RBI, while Craig Lutwen knocked in the other two runs.

Liberty scored all four of its runs in the fifth inning.


River Valley 10, Buckeye Valley 0, 5 inn.


Hayes picked up a convincing non-league win Monday, sweeping away visiting Grove City 5-0.

Pacer standouts included Kyle Klumpp, who notched a 7-5, 6-3 win at first singles; Sam Bonofiglio, who won 6-2, 6-3 at second singles; Ben Teitelbaum, who earned a 6-0, 6-2 win at third singles; the duo of Ryan Williams and Eric Ullom, who won 6-4, 6-2 at first doubles; and Eric Puthoff and Danny Brennan, who teamed up for a 6-4, 6-1 win at second doubles.

Big Walnut 5, Groveport 0

The Golden Eagles continued their stellar season Monday, improving to 11-3 overall and 4-1 in league play with a win over the visiting Cruisers.

Big Walnut winners included Carson Becker (6-0, 6-1 at first singles), Jared Deel (6-1, 6-0 at second singles), Stephen Pushkin (6-1, 6-0 at third singles), Matt Pushkin and Lane Davis (6-2, 6-2 at first doubles) and Mitchell Cholley and DJ Werner (6-1, 6-3 at second doubles).

Orange’s Jayden Rodgers competes in the long jump during Monday’s quad in Lewis Center. Rodgers won the event with a leap of 19-11.25.’s Jayden Rodgers competes in the long jump during Monday’s quad in Lewis Center. Rodgers won the event with a leap of 19-11.25.

By Ben Stroup

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