Colton Swick of Jonathan Alder (left) leaps to block a shot by a Grandview player during a three-way scrimmage between the Pioneers, Grandview and Independence in preparation for the regular season that will start on Dec. 1. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– Slow and steady progress is what head coach Brent Cahill saw from his youthful basketball squad during Jonathan Alder’s scrimmage against Grandview and Independence on Wednesday.
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Jonathan Alder’s Alexa Hastings prepares to serve the ball in this file photo. Hastings will continue her career at West Virginia. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– Alexa Hastings of Jonathan Alder will continue her volleyball career after she signed with West Virginia University on Wednesday.
Preston Eisnaugle, quarterback for Jonathan Alder, prepares to hand the ball off to running back Jamie Dye during the Pioneers opening playoff game against Bishop Hartley. The Pioneers struggled to get the ball moving but kept the game close as they came up short to the Hawks 35-21. Alder finished the season 9-2. A full recap of the game and additional photos can be found on page 10 of today’s newspaper. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)
JA’s Maddie Fuller leaps to make contact with the ball after Samantha Durbin (below) sets up the hit during the regional semifinals match of the state tournament against John Glenn at Zanesville High School. The Lady Pioneers were eliminated from the tournament after losing the match 3-1. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– For the Jonathan Alder Lady Pioneers volleyball team, the 2016 season was one with many ups and only a few downs. One of those downs came on Wednesday during the Division II regional semi-finals at Zanesville High School.
Kortney Reynolds (5) and Corinne Parker (15) of Jonathan Alder smile in celebration after winning a set during the district semi-finals volleyball match. The Lady Pioneers won the district finals match against Granville on Saturday. They will travel to Zanesville High School on Wednesday for a regional semifinal contest against New Concord John Glenn High School. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Jonathan Alder Lady Pioneers have kept their state championship hopes alive after winning the district finals match over Granville on Saturday.
Kourtney Reynolds of Jonathan Alder uses her height advantage to get her hands on the ball for a block during the Division II district semi-finals match against Licking Valley. The Lady Pioneers won the match in four sets to move on to the districts finals against Granville on Saturday. Pictured to the right is Corinne Parker (15). To the left is Kayleigh Hall. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Jonathan Alder Lady Pioneers volleyball team is heading to the district finals after defeating Licking Valley 25-13, 22-25, 25-17, 25-7 in the district semi-finals match. Jon Alder started the match…
North Union’s Luke Krawczyk picks up yardage during a game from earlier in the season. The Cats will travel to Buckeye Valley tonight. (Photo submitted) –––– The final night of the regular season is here.
Fairbanks’ Kayly Moran hits a ball overhead during the Division III district semi-final match against Pleasant at Buckeye Valley High School on Tuesday. Pleasant was able to sweep Fairbanks in three sets to advance in the tournament. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– For the Fairbanks volleyball team, the road to the state championship ended at the Division III district semi-finals when the Pleasant Spartans beat the Lady Panthers 25-17, 25-19, 25-21 Tuesday at Buckeye Valley High School.
Logan Leeds of Fairbanks fires a shot on goal during the Panthers’ Division III state tournament opener against Northridge. Fairbanks won the match 10-1 and will take on Tree of Life in their next match. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Fairbanks Panthers opened their Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III soccer tournament well-rested due to a bye in the opening round. When the Northridge soccer team came to town, Fairbanks was firing on all cylinders and scoreboard reflected the high tempo of the game with 10-1 win over the Vikings.
Tim Davis (4) of North Union rushes around the edge of the Galion defense during the Friday night game at North Union. Davis helped North Union to a 41-3 win over the Tigers with 157 yards of rushing and two touchdowns. (Photo submitted) –––– The North Union Wildcats were able to get it done against the Galion Tigers on Friday night with a 41-3 win.
For the Triad football team, the season is all about improving from week-to-week.
Maddi Shumway of Marysville High School prepares to make a pass from the corner of the field during the Lady Monarchs’ Ohio High School Athletic Association tournament game against Dublin Scioto Thursday. Marysville won the match, 1-0. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Marysville Lady Monarchs and Dublin Scioto met on a soggy soccer pitch during Ohio High School Athletic Association tournament play on Thursday night.
For the North Union Wildcats football team, this season has been one of reflection and adaptability. They started in great form winning their first four and making a solid case for a playoff berth, but then came Marion Harding.
Alexis Hasting of Jonathan Alder stretches out to make contact with the ball as Julie Jaske (background) watches during the first set of the Division II sectional finals on Wednesday. The Pioneers swept Bloom-Carroll in three sets to move on to the district semifinals next week. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The 2016 season will continue for the Jonathan Alder volleyball team after it beat Bloom-Carroll 25-8, 25-14, 25-12 during the second round of the Division II tournament on Wednesday.