With three weeks in the books for the 2016 high school football season, rosters are starting to solidify and coaches are starting to understand what works and what doesn’t work from the playbook.
Author: Sam Dillon
Chris Borjas of Marysville takes a shot from the fairway of hole No. 1 at Darby Creek Golf Course during an Ohio Capital Conference tournament. Marysville placed fourth out of six teams at the match on Wednesday, dropping their OCC record to 2-3. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Marysville High School boys golfers placed fourth out of six teams during an Ohio Capital Conference match at Darby Creek on Wednesday.
NU’s Paxon Stofcheck (right) returns a Marion Harding hit as Taylor Day (1) watches. North Union was able to sweep Marion Harding in three sets to win the match. The victory moved NU to 3-3 in Mid Ohio Athletic Conference action. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The North Union volleyball team was able to sweep Marion Harding in three sets Tuesday by scores of 25-12, 25-21, 25-21.
Kyle Willis (21) of North Union is sandwiched between a pair of Grandview defenders Friday evening. The Wildcats won, 34-22, to remain unbeaten. (Photo submitted) –––– Tension was in the air at the start of the game between North Union and Grandview Friday night.
Jonathan Alder will be taking on Amanda-Clearcreek High School in local gridiron action today. The Pioneers will be headed into the game with a sterling 2-0 record, having taken down Marysville and Zanesville to get there.
Defending the goal on a corner kick for Marysville are from left, Hunter Lowe, Aaron Fisher, Mason Taylor, Kyle Bosch and Tanner Bower. The Monarchs beat Hilliard Davidson 1-0. (Photo submitted) –––– Marysville’s boys soccer team broke into the win column for the first time this season with a 1-0 victory over Hilliard Davidson on Thursday.
Two weeks in and North Union just looks downright good. They are playing consistent football that would make any coach proud of the effort so far, but there could be trouble on the horizon for the Wildcats.
Kendra Thibaut of Marysville jumps to spike the ball over the net as Sara Berkland (bottom) looks on. The Lady Monarchs swept Westland High School in three sets. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– In a warm gymnasium, a volleyball game was played Tuesday at the Marysville High School. If one were to stand outside of that gym you would see a team of ladies standing motionless, yelling at one another “out” as a serve is fired over the net. The ball traveling just beyond a white line painted on the floor as a referee raises an red flag over…
Kyle Craig runs just ahead of Chris Long of Fairbanks and Parker Shope of Fellowship Christian at the second annual Panther Invitational Saturday. Kyle Craig finished sixth and Chris Long finished eighth overall for the Fairbanks boy’s team. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– Fairbanks High School hosted the second annual Panther Invitational cross country meet on Saturday, where teams from around the local area ran a 3.1 mile race stretched across the Fairbanks school grounds to determine a winner.
Austin Fooce of Jonathan Alder drags down Zanesville quarterback Aaron Clark as Trey Pugh (7) and Colton Swick (18) close in on the play. Clark tried to scramble to the sideline to avoid a sack but ended up throwing the ball in a last-ditch effort. The ball was intercepted and returned for a Jonathan Alder touchdown. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– After 48 minutes of play and seven touchdowns between Jonathan Alder and Zanesville High School, a victor arose from Volunteer Field.
North Union’s Autumn Hudson spikes the ball into the net as Josie Duncan watches during a volleyball match versus Jonathan Alder on Thursday. Jonathan Alder was able to handle North Union with ease, winning all three sets of the match. North Union’s record fell to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon) –––– The Jonathan Alder volleyball team was able to defeat North Union Thursday night at North Union High School. The Pioneers handled the Wildcats with relative ease, sweeping all three sets to claim victory.
The high school football season has just started and there are some teams that look like they are ready to take on the world and then there are those that need to put in more time on the practice field.