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Haley Griffith (Senior) with one of her 7 kills vs. Franklin Heights in Girls Volleyball action.


BW Volleyball beat Franklin Heights at Franklin Heights Sept. 14 (25-7, 25-13, 25-7). Big Walnut Volleyball is now 4-0 in the Capital Division of the OCC, and ranked third in the state polls.

Leading Scorers:

Kelsie Imertreijs​ (JR)​- 8 kills, 1 ace, 6 digs

Haley Griffith​ (SR)​- 7 kills, 2 digs

Kassie Bowmar​ ​​(SO)​- 6 kills, 1 ace, 1 dig

Emma Gebele​ ​​(SR)​- 5 kills, 3 blocks

Machaela Podraza​ ​​(JR)​- 4 Kills, 4 Aces, 1 Dig

Kaley Rammelsberg​ (JR)​- 4 kills, 3 digs, 1 Block

Emily Vance​ ​​(JR)​- 3 kills, 4 aces, 7 digs, 2 blocks

Big Walnut Eagle Volleyball beat Newark Wildcats 3-0 at Newark Sept. 12 (25-19, 25-21, 25-21). Leading scorers were: Kelsie Imertreijs (JR) 11 kills, 3 digs, 1 ace. Machaela Podraza (JR) 9 Kills, 2 aces and 2 blocks, Kaley Rammelsberg (JR) 1 kill, 5 blocks, Haley Griffith (SR) 4 kills, 1 dig, 1 block, Sammi Bickley (JR) 7 digs, 3 aces, Meredith Thomas (SR) 8 digs, 2 aces, and Emily Vance (JR) 2 kills, 6 aces, 4 digs. The Big Walnut Eagles Varsity Volleyball team is now 6-2 for the season and 3-0 in the Ohio Capital Conference

Big Walnut plays Saturday (Sept. 16) against Granville, Pickerington North and Athens in a non-conference tournament held at Pickerington North. They will host St. Francis DeSales and Canal Winchester this week.

— Keri Rammelsberg

Big Walnut Cross Country

Otterbein High School Cross Country Invitational Girls’ Results

1) Westerville Central 39

2) Dublin Coffman 49

3) Big Walnut 64

4) Dublin Scioto 102

5) Parkersburg South 112

6) Olentangy Orange 148

7) Worthington Christian 221

Top 7 BW placers (top 5 score, top 25 medal)

4) Colbi Borland 19:53.5

8) Leksi Murnieks 21:04.3

10) Hannah Wilson 21:22.0

20) Ruthann Armbrust 22:23.4

22) Alina Pecci 22:32.8

25) Chloe McKenzie 22:57.6

28) Hannah Moroz 23:00.3

JoJo Lucas 23:30.4

Morgan Hemming 24:10.6

Annika Anderson 24:21.4

Arianna Goodrich 25:01.2

Ava Walker 25:42.5

Celia Sutton 26:06.2

Jordan May 26:46.2

Emma Schwinne 27:10.6

Siena Coomes 27:17.0

Lindsay Thompson 28:24.6

Ashley Walker 28:36.2

Lauren Schnipke 29:01.1

Emily Thompson 29:38.8

Fiona Lariviere 32:19.1

Kaylene McGowen 32:35.0

Gabby Truax 33:38.6

It was a super humid morning, so the times weren’t going to be PRs (personal records), but I thought the girls competed hard. Having six girls in the top 25 says a lot about how well they performed against tough competition. I think the girls are continuing to improve, preparing to make a strong run for the OCC title. The girls are working hard in practice, and it is paying off.

Otterbein High School Cross Country Invitational Boys’ Results

1) Dublin Coffman 53

2) St. Charles 65

3) Olentangy Orange 66

4) Parkersburg 88

5) Upper Arlington 148

6) Big Walnut 159

7) Worthington Christian 169

8) Westerville Central 219

9) Dublin Jerome 249

Top 7 BW placers (Top 5 score, top 25 medal)

21) Jacob Hutchinson 18:15.1

22) Kaleb Disbennett 18:15.6

30) Will Hefner 18:28.9

41) Jacob Krous 18:43.0

73) Leif Anderson 19:29.5

75) Austin Stewart 19:31.0

100) Drew Armstrong 19:52.6

Grady Hemingway 19:52.7

Josh McGurer 21:01.7

Cole Matos 21:18.1

Alex Parsio 21:20.8

Caelan Omohundro 21:21.4

Shane Swartzentruber 21:32.8

Braden Buckler 21:46.9

Kaleb Bryant 21:48.6

Jack Erick 21:50.5

Devon Biggs 22:14.9

Carson Erick 22:18.9

Tim Lotts 22:22.1

Derek Stacy 22:32.6

Matt Lanning 22:49.8

Samuel Delfino 23:09.4

John Gartner 23:13.1

Connor Staschiak 23:26.4

Peter Pohlod 23:30.0

KC Ciallella 23:33.1

Brian Irvine 23:47.9

Josh Reardon 25:08.8

McLane Grunditsch 25:43.5

Adam Hoover 26:36.5

Ethan Brant 29:45.7

Sean Acree 32:44.7

Justin Petrie 41:23.7

For the boys, the competition was steep. There were 410 athletes running in the race. I really liked how our top four boys were within 28 seconds of each other. That type of packing running will help them push each other throughout the season, and challenge each other to compete harder. It was great to see Hutch and Kaleb medal against this type of field.

— Joe Evener

Pump up for BW

Big Walnut Athletics has partnered with the Sunbury Certified Gas Station. $.01 of every dollar sold will benefit Big Walnut Athletics. Thanks to Wizards Wraps for decorating the pump. Proceeds are only from the pump that has the Big Walnut logo.

Location: Certified Gas Station – Pump #8, 110 East Granville Street, Sunbury, OH 43074

Haley Griffith (Senior) with one of her 7 kills vs. Franklin Heights in Girls Volleyball action.
http://www.sunburynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2017/09/web1_BW-FH-2.jpgHaley Griffith (Senior) with one of her 7 kills vs. Franklin Heights in Girls Volleyball action.

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