Mason Smith (8) of Fairbanks attempts to take the ball away from West Liberty-Salem player Bishop Williamson (11) as Nolan Conroy (3) of Fairbanks pursues the play. Fairbanks (10-2-1) was able to handle West Liberty with ease, beating the Tigers 6-0. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Fairbanks High School boys soccer team was able to “tame the tiger” on Tuesday when it beat West Liberty-Salem 6-0.
Author: Sam Dillon
North Union’s Elizabeth Lantz (above) and Audrey Brackenridge (below) of Fairbanks follow their shots Monday during the girls Division II sectional tournament at Mill Creek. FHS won the sectional and North Union placed third. Both will play in the district tournament Wednesday at Darby Creek. (Photos submitted) –––– The Fairbanks and North Union girls golf teams advanced to the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II district tournament with first and third place finishes respectively at the sectional tournament held at Mill Creek Golf Course on Monday.
Drake Price of North Union intercepts a deep pass from Pleasant quarterback Joe Craycraft to Zach Pytlarz during Friday night’s game. North Union lost 14-0, making it the Wildcats’ second setback of the season. (Photo submitted) –––– On a cool soggy Friday night. the North Union Wildcats took the field in hopes of getting their season back on track after a loss last week. Unfortunately, they couldn’t figure out how to beat the Pleasant defense and walked off the field losing 14-0 and a second consecutive shutout.
Perfection is hard to achieve but always the goal that is sought by every team. Coaches and players alike practice all summer long to condition the body and mind all in an effort to try and obtain a flawless season.
Triad’s Dylan Rice (12) looks for running room against Mechanicsburg. The winless Cardinals will travel to Cedarville (0-5) on Friday. (Journal-Tribune photo by Joe Cortez) –––– The Triad football faithful are still searching for the ever-elusive victory, but this is the week where the Cardinals could get the monkey off their back and put a game in the win column.
Maddie Fuller of the Jonathan Alder volleyball team celebrates after winning the second set of the match 25-13 Tuesday. The Pioneers swept North Union in three sets, raising their record to 9-0 in Mid Ohio Athletic Conference play and 12-5 for the season. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Jonathan Alder volleyball team has been on a bit of a roll since their loss back on Sept. 10. The Lady Pioneers have won their last seven matches in almost perfect form.
North Union’s Chey Wiley chips toward hole No. 17 at Darby Creek Saturday afternoon. NU was among a number of teams playing in the Marysville Lady Monarch Invitational. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Marysville High School girls golf team hosted the annual Lady Monarch Invitational on Saturday at Darby Creek.
Luke Krawczyk of North Union attempts to break free from a Marion Harding tackler during Friday night’s game. North Union suffered its first loss of season, 35-0. (Photo submitted) –––– The North Union Wildcats suffered their first loss of the season to Marion Harding Presidents Friday, falling 35-0. The game started out in Wildcat fashion with a quick three-and-out as the offense felt out how the defense would react. Marion Harding followed suit with a quick three-and-out during their initial possession. The stand still continued into the second offensive possession for North Union.
Mackenzie Grose of North Union tosses up the ball for a serve to the Pleasant defense. Grose was one of two junior varsity players called up to the varsity to help fill in for the injured Paxon Stofcheck. North Union lost the match in three sets. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The North Union volleyball team suffered a loss to Pleasant 20-25, 12-25 and 13-25 Thursday.
Football is a tricky sport to coach. On the high school level, you only get 10 short weeks to take everything that you have been coaching since two-a-days back in early August and hope that your team can go out there once a week and produce results.
In football you are only as good as you were during your last week. For the North Union Wildcats, that means they have been great. They are going into week five of the season with a sterling 4-0 record knocking down Elgin, Triad, Grandview and River Valley to get there. This week the Wildcats will be on the road taking on the Marion Harding Presidents now 1-3.
Kennedy Dunn of Marysville returns a serve from Bishop Ready as Kassidi Davisson looks on during volleyball action Monday evening. The Lady Monarchs lost a tough battle to the Silver Knights in four sets. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Marysville Lady Monarch volleyball team lost a tough battle with Bishop Ready Monday 13-25, 25-21, 21-25, 25-27.
Lindsey Walker of Fairbanks hits the ball through the arms of a Columbus School for Girls blocker during the Panther Volleyball Classic at Fairbanks High School. The Lady Panthers won their match against CSG in two sets. The tournament style play consisted of six schools from Ridgemont, Marion Harding, Worthington Christian, Tree of Life, CSG and Fairbanks. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Fairbanks Lady Panthers were able to defend their title at the Panther Classic volleyball tournament on Saturday defeating Worthington Christian 27-25 and 25-21.
Beau Sloan (4) of Fairbanks wrestles for the ball with Nick Middlesworth (10) of Marion Harding during a deep pass play by Harding. The Presidents clubbed the Panthers, 54-0. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Fairbanks Panthers fell to Marion Harding 54-0 in football action Friday night. Though the score looks like it was a blowout, it was really a game of almost for the unlucky Panthers. They started out strong on defense, pushing the Presidents to punt the ball on a quick three-and-out. Marion Harding answered back with some defense of its own by forcing Fairbanks into a…
Caleb Kirsch of the Marysville boys soccer team follows through after taking a corner kick. Marysville easily handled Franklin Heights Thursday, winning 15-1. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Marysville High School boys soccer team was able to handle Franklin Heights with little resistance Thursday evening during a 15-1 win.