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Patriots survive in shootout

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By Eric ClineSports WriterLiberty boys soccer coach Rick Collins said it best, telling his Patriots after their Division I Central District semifinal, “Thomas Worthington always gives us problems.”The visiting Cardinals did that and did it well Wednesday night at Patriot Stadium, getting the tying goal early in the second half and forcing two overtimes, but the Patriots took command in the shootout that followed, earning a 2-1 victory and a trip to another district championship.

 

Gahanna trips Orange in shootout

By Michael Richmrichdelgazette@gmail.comIt was a heartbreaking finish for the Olentangy Orange Pioneers, falling 1-0 in a shootout at Gahanna Lincoln on Wednesday night.The Lions outscored the Pioneers 3-2 in the shootout to advance to Saturday’s Division I district finals.Cole Popelas, Nas Chrisoff and Brad Leonard scored in the shootout period for Gahanna after all three beat the goalie to the left corner.Isaac Arefi and Jack Broo...

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Bishops honor former stars

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comThis weekend will be a big one for Ohio Wesleyan athletics … and not just because of the homecoming football game.OWU will induct seven former standouts, each one an All-America selection at one time or another, into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Saturday. Additionally, Jeff Coulson (‘71) will be recognized as the recipient of the Dr. Robert M. Strimer Honor Award.

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BW falls in final seconds

By Eric ClineSports WriterTeams can take losing a lopsided tournament game because it gives them time to prepare for the end. The Big Walnut Golden Eagles had exactly seven and a half seconds.In a physical game in which every goal was scored in the final 10 minutes, the Big Walnut Golden Eagles tied the score at one with 4:20 left in the match, but the visiting Watterson Eagles won the game on a header with 7.5 seconds left for a 2-1 victory in a Division II C...

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Top-seeded Patriots win 3-0

By Michael Richmrichdelgazette@gmail.comFor most teams, a 1-0 lead is white-knuckling tension.For the Olentangy Liberty Patriots, who have allowed just three goals all season, a 1-0 lead is virtually insurmountable.For most of the second half it looked like senior defender Katie Best’s goal with 36:17 left was going to have to be enough, but junior midfielder Lexy Fisher and freshman defender Olivia Sensky scored late second-half goals to give...

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Wiles leads Liberty to district championship

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comLiberty senior Claire Wiles strung together three stellar miles Saturday at Watkins Memorial, maneuvering through the 5K course in 18:40.50 to win the Division I Section 3 race during the Girls District Cross Country Championships.Liberty was just as a solid as a unit, too, cruising to the team title with a score of 46.Wiles won the district crown by nearly three seconds, outpacing Dublin Scioto senior Vanessa Ro...

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Olentangys, BV stride into regionals

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comThe local squads in action at Saturday’s Division I and II Boys District Cross Country Championships represented Delaware County quite well, as four teams and an individual punched tickets to next weekend’s regional rung of competition with solid showings at Watkins Memorial.

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Eagles tame Lions 3-0

By Michael Richmrichdelgazette@gmail.comSydney Manns and the Big Walnut Golden Eagles continued their postseason push with a 3-0 Division II sectional final victory over the visiting Bexley Lions on a cold, rainy night Saturday in Sunbury.The win continues an undefeated streak of six games (4-0-2) for the Eagles.“I don’t want to say that this is a team of destiny,” Eagles coach Drew Pitzer said. “But there’s something s...

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Patriots solid at states

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comJunior Cameron McCloskey fired an even 80, his second straight 80-stroke round, to lead Liberty to a sixth-place finish at Saturday’s Division I Boys State Golf Tournament at OSU’s Scarlet Course.McCloskey was the model of consistency over the course of the two-day event, firing a 39 on the front nine before finishing the back with a 41 to wrap up the showcase Saturday afternoon. Combined with the 80 he shot dur...

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Braves crush Wolves to clinch share of OCC crown

By Michael Richmrichdelgazette@gmail.comIt’s now a regular occurrence for the Olentangy Braves to dominate an opponent early and finish a game with a running clock.Deeb Haber ran for three first half touchdowns and threw two more to spark another hot start by the Braves (8-0, 5-0 OCC Capital), who cruised to another ho-hum 54-21 victory over the visiting Worthington Kilbourne Wolves in OCC-Capital action Friday in Lewis Center.The only thing o...

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Barons can’t get going in 34-14 loss to Vikings

By Eric ClineSports WriterConsistency on the offensive side has been a problem throughout the season for the Buckeye Valley Barons, and after Friday night’s Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division game against the River Valley Vikings, the offensive consistency remained a concern.The Barons moved the ball well in spurts, but the River Valley defense forced five turnovers in the second half and the Viking offense moved the ball seemingly at will, finish...

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Fourth-quarter rally sends Pioneers past Falcons

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comRoarke Vaile-James powered in from two yards out with 58 seconds to go and Blake Skuratowicz ran in for the game-winning two-point conversion, capping a 21-point comeback as Orange rallied for a thrilling 42-41 league win over Franklin Heights Friday in Columbus.After evening things up at 20 late in the first half, the Pioneers (4-4, 2-3 OCC) found themselves in pretty bad shape early in the fourth, when Falcon (1-7, 0-5) q...

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