Author: Sam Dillon

Lilly Keber of Marysville stretches to hit a solid shot over the net during the Lady Monarchs’ tournament opener against Westerville South. Marysville swept the Wildcats in three sets to win the match and move on to the sectional finals on Thursday. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Marysville High School volleyball team opened its  Ohio High School Athletic Association sectional tournament play Tuesday night, hosting Westerville South (5-16). The Lady Monarchs were able to sweep the Wildcats in three sets 25-13, 25-19 and 25-15.

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Riley Gruenbaum of  Jonathan Alder takes a 15-yard shot on goal during the Pioneers’ opening round of sectional tournament play. Alder beat Columbus International 16-0 to advance to the sectional finals on Wednesday. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Jonathan Alder girls soccer team kicked off its Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II sectional tournament Monday night with a bang.

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Ian Dye (top photo) competes for Marysville High School during Saturday’s Ohio Capital Conference Central Division cross country meet. In the bottom photo, Jacquelyn Witt (left) and Robin King are pictured. They placed third and fourth respectively. (Photos submitted) –––– The North Union boys cross-country team finished the season as the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division runner-up at the MOAC championship meet hosted by Marion Harding on Saturday.

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Fairbanks’ Krista Nicol drives the ball at The Ohio State University’s Gray Course on Friday. The Lady Panthers are in fourth place in the Division II state tournament. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– On a cool Friday morning, the Fairbanks girls golf team had to wake up before the sun was able to crest the horizon in preparation for a big day at the Division II state tournament at The Ohio State University Scarlet and Gray Golf Course.

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Josh Orecchio of Fairbanks, front, battles with an unidentified Jonathan Alder player for the ball in the middle of the field during the rivalry match. Jonathan Alder won the match, 2-0. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Jonathan Alder boys soccer team came out on top, 2-0, during the annual rivalry match against Fairbanks.

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Today was the final Walk to School Day event. Walking events kicked off with North Union’s Walk to School Day in September, and continued through today. A total of six schools in Marysville and Richwood participated in the international effort to encourage more families to enjoy the many benefits of safely walking and bicycling to school. Above, Marysville Police Officer Josh Dillahunt leads a group of Edgewood Elementary students along Seventh Street to the school (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

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Autumn Hudson of North Union hits a heavy-handed ball over the net during the Lady Cats’ game against Riverdale. North Union would go on to sweep the Falcons in three sets to win the match. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The North Union volleyball team was able to grab another win when it defeated Riverdale in three sets 25-19, 25-19, 25-22 on Tuesday. The celebration started out at the beginning of the game when senior Alexis Nicholson returned to the court in full uniform after being sidelined for the entire season due to injury.

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Matthew Walters takes a shot on goal during Marysville’s contest against Olentangy on Monday. The Monarchs defeated the Braves 1-0. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– After 80 minutes of play, the Marysville High School boys soccer team found itself on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 1-0 win over Olentangy on Monday.

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Tim Davis (4) of North Union fights through Fairbanks defenders Wyatt Damron (10), Justin Wulff (18), Mason Montenaro (54) and Trevor Chippas (26). The Wildcats won, 35-31. (Photo submitted) –––– The North Union football team found the path to victory after being lost in the weeds for two weeks when it defeated Fairbanks 25-31 on Friday.

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Samantha Durbin of Jonathan Alder sets the ball for the Lady Pioneer attackers during the first game of a match against River Valley. Alder won the match in a three-set sweep. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) The Jonathan Alder volleyball team has pushed its winning streak to six games with a 25-18, 25-10, 25-14 sweep over River Valley on Thursday.

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Sydney Good of Fairbanks strokes the ball from the fairway rough of hole number two at Darby Creek Golf Course on Wednesday during the Ohio High School Athletic Association District Tournament. Fairbanks won the Sectional Tournament that concluded earlier this week to advance to the district match. The Lady Panthers won the district title by three strokes. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) The Fairbanks Lady Panthers golf team is moving on to the Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament for the second consecutive year. Chey Wiley of North Union tees off from the second hole at Darby Creek Golf…

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