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Big Walnut High School Athletics

Fall 2017 Update # 5

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Important Dates

Homecoming Week

Week of 10/2

Parade – Friday, October 6th

HS Pep Rally – Friday, October 6th 7:30 a.m.

Elem Pep Rally – Friday, October 6th, 9:30 a.m.

Game vs Franklin Hts. (H) 7 p.m. – Friday, October 6th

Homecoming Dance – Saturday, October 7th

Big Walnut Athletic Wall of Fame

Ceremony Friday, October 13th – Prior to the game

1st Ever Big Walnut Athletic Wall of Fame Dinner Saturday, October 14th

Military Night

Friday, October 13th

Big Walnut Athletic News and Updates

Cross Country Results from Watkins Memorial. Colbi Borland at it again

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

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

Big Walnut Football – Abe Myers commits to Ohio State

Congrats Big Walnut Senior Abe Myers who verbally committed to The Ohio State University on Tuesday, September 19th as a preferred walk-on. Abe is a key member of our high school football team and a three time state qualifier in the discus.

Senior Michael Ford OCC Player of the Year

Congrats Big Walnut senior Michael Ford who shot a 78 at the Ohio Capital Conference Boys Golf Championships. With an average score of 74.75 over all of the OCC contests, Michael won the OCC Boys Golf Championship and was named OCC Player of the Year. Great Job Michael!!

Big Walnut Girls soccer success continues.

The Lady Eagle Defense led by Soph goalie, Payton Carter, JR Defender, Rylee Bussen (Cleveland State Commit), Frosh Defender Morgan Bodker, SR Kaitlin Meade, JR Erin Boehm, SR Mya Rasar, and Soph Alyssa Tarney have held teams scoreless in 7 out of 10 games this season. Current record is 5-2-3. Last night the Lady Eagles held a very good New Albany team scoreless and the game finished 0-0.

Big Walnut Volleyball team ranked 7th in the state and currently on a 10 game winning streak.

Last night the Lady Eagles beat Groveport Madison 3-0 to extend their winning streak to 10 games. Record 11-2 and undefeated in OCC Capital Division play. In addition the Lady Eagles are ranked 7th in the state. D1 ranked DeSales travels to Big Walnut this Thursday 9.21.17 @ 7 pm.

Ohio State Rankings

1 Padua Franciscan (Parma) 9-3 25.0 17.3

2 Logan Elm (Circleville) 7-1 23.2 10.9

3 Highland (Sparta) 13-0 21.1 3.5

4 Hubbard 10-0 20.6 5.3

5 Unioto (Chillicothe) 10-1 20.2 6.2

6 Archbishop Alter (Kettering) 9-3 20.2 12.8

7 Big Walnut (Sunbury) 10-2 20.0 10.0

8 Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (Chardon) 11-3 19.2 10.5

9 Gallia Academy (Gallipolis) 12-0 19.0 1.4

10 Triway (Wooster) 12-1 18.6 3.3

Big Walnut Girls Tennis 9-3 on the season.

Thanks to the leadership of Coach Ryan Balaz, who is quickly building a successful girls tennis program.

Big Walnut Season Record: 9-3 (4-1 OCC)

— Brian Shelton – Athletic Director Big Walnut High School

@sheltonosu1

@bigwalnuteagles

Office: 740-965-7778

Email: brianshelton@bwls.net

Girls Volleyball

Big Walnut Volleyball wins in three sets against the Groveport Madison Cruisers in an OCC match up last Tuesday, posting scores of 25-5, 25-17, 25-12. Machaela Podraza (JR) had 8 kills, 6 digs 3 aces and 3 blocks .Kelsie Imertreijs (JR) had 9 kills, 3 digs and 1 ace. Samantha Bickley (JR) had 7 digs and 5 aces for the night.

Big Walnut Volleyball went undefeated at the tournament hosted by Pickerington High School North on 9/16/17. The Golden Eagles first matched up with the host team, winning in two sets; 25-20 & 25-18. Big Walnut then handed Granville their first loss of the season, winning 2-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-16). Athens was the next to fall when Big Walnut picked up wins in the first two matches (25-14, 25-10). The leading scorers were: Kelsie Imertreijs (JR) who had a 3 game total of 39 kills, 8 digs and 4 blocks. Kaley Rammelsberg (JR) posted a total of 19 kills and 10 blocks and Machaela Podraza (JR) had 17 kills, 9 digs, 8 blocks and 1 ace.

— Keri Rammelsberg

HS Tennis Result: Marion Harding @ Big Walnut (9-25-17)

1s: M. Kercsmar (BW) def. M. Pitts: 6-2, 6-1

2s: L. Hill (BW) def. N. Flock: 6-1, 3-3 (Retired-Injury)

3s: L. Kirkpatrick (BW) def. D. Moaney: 6-1, 6-1

1D: K. Germann / K. Cummins (BW) def. H. Stoneburner / V. Patterson: 6-3, 6-2

2D: M. Boyer / A. Stevens (BW) def. T. Simmers / A. Rawlins: 6-2, 6-3

Big Walnut 5 Marion Harding 0

Big Walnut Season Record: 10-4 (4-1 OCC)

HS Tennis Result: Big Walnut @ Hilliard Darby (9-21-17)

1s: M. Kercsmar (BW) def. Huss: 6-0, 6-0

2s: L. Hill (BW) def. Alexander: 7-5, 6-2

3s: V. Patel (HD) def. L. Kirkpatrick: 6-1, 6-4

1D: Davis / N. Patel (HD) def. M. Boyer / K. Cummins: 6-3, 7-6

2D: Taylor / Smoot (HD) def. A. Boldizar / A. Stevens: 6-2, 6-0

Hillard Darby 3 Big Walnut 2

BW Season Record: 9-4 (4-1 OCC)

HS Tennis Result: Big Walnut @ Westerville South (9-18-17)

1s: M. Kercsmar (BW) def. K. Rudge: 6-0, 6-0

2s: L. Hill (BW) def. T. Quan: 6-0, 6-2

3s: L. Kirkpatrick (BW) def. K. Shaffer: 4-6, 6-0, 6-4

1D: M. Shoemaker / D. Kohler (WS) def. M. Boyer / K. Cummins: 7-5, 6-4

2D: A. Boldizar / A. Stevens (BW) def. E. Hite / D. Appiagye: 6-4, 6-2

Big Walnut 4 Westerville South 1

Big Walnut Season Record: 9-3 (4-1 OCC)

HS Girls Tennis Result: New Albany @ Big Walnut (9-12-17)

1s: Kercsmar (BW) def. Li: 6-1, 7-5

2s: Hill (BW) def. Klein: 6-3, 6-2

3s: Rosen (NA) def. L. Stevens: 6-0, 6-2

1D: Waite / Hancock (NA) def. Kirkpatrick / Cummins: 6-0, 6-0

2D: Pramod / Ignaci (NA) def. Boyer / A. Stevens: 6-2, 6-3

New Albany 3 Big Walnut 2

Big Walnut Season Record: 8-2 (4-1 OCC)

HS Tennis Result: Reynoldsburg @ Big Walnut

1s: Kercsmar (BW) def. Chaffin: 6-1, 6-0

2s: Hill (BW) def. Hoffmann: 6-3, 6-2

3s: Matan (R) def. Boldizar: 6-4, 7-6

1D: Whetsel / Swift (R) def. Kirkpatrick / Cummins: 6-1, 7-6

2D: Dodley / Gebrezqi (R) def. Boyer / L. Stevens: 6-4, 6-2

Reynoldsburg 3 Big Walnut 2

HS Tennis Result: Big Walnut @ Franklin Heights (9-5-17)

1s. L. Hill (BW) def. B. Fofana: 6-0, 6-0

2s: L. Kirkpatrick (BW) def. F. Ibrahim: 6-0, 6-0

3s: M. Boyer (BW) def. L. Soy: 6-1, 6-1

1D: K. Cummins / L. Stevens (BW) def. C. Perez / M. Rister: 6-1, 6-0

2D: H. Kaiser / A. Stevens (BW) def. K. Mohamed / A. Harris: 6-1, 6-2

BW 5 FH 0

BW Season Record: 6-1, 3-0 OCC

— Ryan Balaz, 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Big Walnut Middle School

Boys & Girls Varsity Tennis Coach

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