Raines’ record day leads Braves past Eagles


By Ben Stroup - bstroup@aimmedianetwork.com



Kara Raines fired a senior-record 35 to lead the Olentangy girls golf team to a solid 160-178 win over visiting New Albany Tuesday at Oakhaven.

“She didn’t say much, but she did have a big smile when she got done,” Braves coach John Feasel said.

Olentangy’s team score was good enough for a school record, too (lowest nine-hole round).

Leila Raines (39), Alex Cardi (40) and Sierra Cardi (46) also contributed to the record-breaking effort.

Orange 168, Thomas Worthington 216

Ashley Au and Riley Dean were co-medalists as both shot 38s to lead the Pioneers past the Cardinals Tuesday afternoon.

Brittany Miller (43), Rachael Nobile (49) and Emily Fisher (50) also chipped in.

BOYS GOLF

Austin Schone and Michael Ford shot 37s to lead the Golden Eagles to 162-189 win over Reynoldsburg Tuesday at Blacklick Golf Course.

Other BW contributors included Nick Dimitroff (43), Michael Ruark (45), Trevor Dew (46) and Connor Walzak (49).

VOLLEYBALL

Delaware Christian, the ninth-ranked team in the most recent Division IV coaches poll, solidified its spot in the top 10 with a convincing 3-0 win over visiting Granville Christian Tuesday in Delaware.

The Eagles, who improved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in league play, won the first set 25-10 before sealing the deal with back-to-back wins of 25-20 and 25-6.

Sarah Rosato and Abbey Evans sparked a solid showing on serve, finishing with six aces apiece. Other DCS standouts included Lyssi Snouffer (six kills, three aces), Mary Kerins (12 digs), Brianna Blackburn (17 assists) and Rachel Sullivan (two blocks).

Liberty 3, Orange 2

Heather Littlejohn finished with a team-best 12 kills and Madison Brenner added 10 kills and nine blocks to lead the Patriots to a thrilling come-from-behind win over the Pioneers Tuesday night.

Liberty dropped the first two sets by respective scores of 11-25 and 15-25, but kicked it into gear after that. The Patriots won the final three sets 25-19, 28-26 and 15-10 to secure the league win.

Other Liberty standouts included Cameryn Dyer (18 digs) and Maddie Fogg (35 assists).

Also: Olentangy def. Westerville South 25-12, 25-11, 25-18; Big Walnut def. Canal Winchester 24-26, 20-25, 25-18, 25-21, 15-11.

GIRLS TENNIS

Big Walnut continued its solid start in league play Tuesday, improving to 3-1 in OCC action with a 5-0 win over host Franklin Heights.

Golden Eagle winners included Macie Kercsmar (6-0, 6-0 at first singles), Elisabeth Yuhas (6-0, 6-0 at second singles), Allyson Stevens (by default at third singles), Maria Boyer and Anna Faust (6-1, 6-0 at first doubles) and Jordan Cholley and Hannah Kaiser (by default at second doubles).

Orange 3, Olentangy 2

The Pioneers picked up a hard-fought league win over the host Braves Tuesday, winning at second doubles and two of the three singles courts.

Orange was led by Kortney Reed (6-2, 6-1 winner at second singles), Livie Mauger (6-1, 6-0 winner at third singles) and the duo of Abby Butler and Hannah Logan (who combined for a 6-0, 6-0 win at second doubles).

Olentangy, meanwhile, got wins from Kathleen Jones (6-0, 6-3 at first singles) and Krista Graybill and Amanda Jones (6-4, 2-6, 6-10 at first doubles).

BOYS SOCCER

Delaware Christian’s Isaac Rindfuss found the back of the net to tie things 1-1 in the fourth minute, but visiting Wellington dominated the rest of the way en route to a 9-1 win Tuesday afternoon.

George McRae and Curtis Bean combined for 13 saves in the DCS goal.

Also: Upper Arlington 1, Olentangy 0; Westerville Central 4, Big Walnut 1; Liberty 1, Gahanna 0; Hayes 4, Dublin Scioto 3; Orange 2, Hilliard Davidson 0.

GIRLS SOCCER

Olentangy 1, Upper Arlington 0; Gahanna 1, Liberty 0; Westerville Central 2, Big Walnut 0; Orange 1, Hilliard Davidson 1.

By Ben Stroup

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