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Eagles, Patriots win openers

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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 halftime before the game was eventually called off altogether.BW coach Drew Pitzer said he liked what he saw from his team in the opener: a group of girls playing for one another.


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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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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DCS blanks Northside Christian 3-0 in opener

Delaware Christian’s boys soccer team cruised to a season-opening win Saturday afternoon, blanking visiting Northside Christian 3-0.The Eagles’ effort was a balanced one as three different players — Grant Bishop, Daniel Fisher and Isaac Houser — accounted for the goals.“I am very pleased with the overall team play,” DCS coach Levi Witt said. “We still have much to improve on, but this first game is a good building block.”...

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Golden Eagles handle Vikings 3-2

Big Walnut’s girls tennis team picked up its first win of the young season Thursday, knocking off host River Valley 3-2 in non-league action.Golden Eagle winners included Macie Kercsmar, who earned a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win at first singles; Erika Kessler, who notched an equally as impressive 6-1, 6-1 decision at second singles; and the duo of Maddie Pahl and Elisabeth Yuhas, who rallied for a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 win at second doubles.•Hayes suffered setbacks on al...

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Machine set for playoffs

In the Major League Lacrosse playoffs, one off day spells the end of your season.That same backs-against-the-wall feeling has already been with the Ohio Machine for a few weeks heading into its Saturday clash with the Rochester Rattlers.“Our backs have been against the wall for a while here,” Machine head coach Bear Davis said.That attitude has led to a five-game winning streak for the Machine as it looks to make a statement in its first playoff ap...

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Hayes to host Mile Night Friday

Running a mile in less than four minutes never gets old … just ask Jake Edwards.The former Delaware Hayes standout, and OHSAA state champ in the mile run, has broken the famous four-minute barrier twice. Both times, though, were away from home.“I’ve broken four twice this year,” Edwards said. “The first time was Feb. 1 in Cleveland, and the next April 12 in Greenville, South Carolina. Both were incredible experiences, but something I wasn...

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Ready to shine

Amaia Daniel, an incoming freshman at Delaware Hayes High School, has been selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase South (QDSS) August 30-31 at Winthrop University.The event, now in its eighth season, is part of the Queen of Diamonds Showcase — the largest fastpitch softball showcase of its kind in the U.S.Daniel, who spent most of her time catching or playing third base in recent years as a standout in summer travel leagues, was among more than 1,500...

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Eagles win at Oakhaven

Big Walnut, led by Ryan Cunningham’s 78, shot a combined 326 to win the Delaware Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan Invitational Friday at Oakhaven.Central Crossing finished second with a 334 while host Hayes, which received a second-straight medal-winning round from Grant Godfrey, smoothed out the top three with a 339. Buckeye Valley (353), Westland (387) and Groveport rounded out the scoring summary.Kyle Gose (80), Parker Imertreijs (83) and Austin Schone (85) joi...

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