Teams rack up winter wins


BIG WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL

Compiled by Gary Budzak - gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com



A Big Walnut wrestler gets his hand raised in victory.

A Big Walnut wrestler gets his hand raised in victory.


BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL

Big Walnut beats Lancaster High School 49-44

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:30 PM HOME

Box Scores 1 2 3 4

BWHS 10 14 17 8

LHS 9 20 5 10

Kegan Hienton poured in a game-best 14 points, Brody Lawhun added nine and Carson Becker and Jackson Podraza had eight apiece to lead the Golden Eagles (11-6) to a non-league win over the visiting Gales (5-12) Tuesday in Sunbury.

Big Walnut beats Marion Harding High School 44-32

Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:30 PM AWAY

Box Scores 1 2 3 4

BWHS 5 11 12 16

MHHS 10 5 13 4

Brody Lawhun got hot from behind the arc, knocking down five 3-pointers, including a pair as part of a 16-4 fourth quarter to lead Big Walnut to a 44-32 win at Marion Harding in non-league play Saturday night.

Lawhun finished with a game-high 19 points and Jagger Barnett added 10 to lead the Golden Eagles (10-6), who have matched last season’s win total with six games remaining.

BW hasn’t won 11 games since the 2011-12 season, which was the last time the team finished over .500 at 12-10.

Tabias Thompson-Reece had 11 points to lead the Presidents (5-9).

Big Walnut beats New Albany High School 52-35

Friday, January 25, 2019 7:30 PM AWAY

Boys Varsity Basketball beats New Albany 52 – 35.

Box Scores 1 2 3 4

BWHS 7 13 10 22

NAHS 9 8 4 14

OCC BBK Final: SR Brody Lawhun w/14 pts and JR Kegan Hienton w/14 pts.

Brody Lawhun and Kegan Hienton finished with 14 points apiece to lead the Golden Eagles to a league win over the host Eagles Friday night in New Albany.

Big Walnut outscored New Albany 32-18 in the second half to smooth out the scoring summary.

Big Walnut falls to Olentangy High School 67-50

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 7:30 PM HOME

Box Scores 1 2 3 4

BWHS 12 10 17 11

OHS 11 22 15 19

Big Walnut falls to Canal Winchester High School 89-69

Friday, January 18, 2019 7:30 PM AWAY

Box Scores 1 2 3 4

BWHS 23 10 16 20

CWHS 29 17 16 27

Big Walnut falls to Olentangy Orange High School 70-64

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:30 PM AWAY

Box Scores 1 2 3 4 OT1

BWHS 14 13 15 17 5

OOHS 10 16 25 8 11

Big Walnut beats Groveport Madison Sr High School 51-49

Friday, January 11, 2019 7:30 PM AWAY

Box Scores 1 2 3 4 OT1

BWHS 9 8 12 11 11

GMSHS 10 9 10 11 9

Big Walnut beats Madison Comprehensive High School 67-26

Saturday, January 5, 2019 7:30 PM HOME

Box Scores 1 2 3 4

BWHS 12 18 19 18

MCHS 4 5 6 11

Big Walnut beats River Valley High School 74-58

Saturday, December 22, 2018 7:30 PM HOME

Box Scores 1 2 3 4

BWHS 13 19 13 29

RVHS 11 16 16 15

Big Walnut falls to Newark Senior High School 58-50

Friday, December 21, 2018 7:30 PM AWAY

Box Scores 1 2 3 4

BWHS 17 7 12 14

NSHS 9 14 16 19

Big Walnut beats New Albany High School 46-41

Friday, December 14, 2018 7:30 PM HOME

Box Scores 1 2 3 4

BWHS 6 8 18 14

NAHS 7 5 12 17

Big Walnut falls to Newark Senior High School 50-34

Friday, February 1, 2019 7:30 PM AWAY

Box Scores 1 2 3 4

BWHS 8 4 10 12

NSHS 7 16 14 13

Posted by Brett Bartlett brettbartlett@bwls.net

GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL

Big Walnut beats New Albany High School 54-28

Friday, January 25, 2019 6 PM AWAY

Game Recap: Leading the way for the Eagles were senior Erin Boehm with 19 points and junior Avery Schone with 16 points. The win brings their record to 13-3.

Box Scores 1 2 3 4

BWHS 13 10 13 18

NAHS 4 4 13 7

The Big Walnut girls basketball team started fast and finished even faster, rolling to a 54-28 OCC win over host New Albany Friday night.

The Golden Eagles, who got a game-high 19 points from Erin Boehm and another 16 from Avery Schone, led 13-4 after the first quarter and 23-8 at the break. Both teams scored 13 points in the third before BW smoothed out the scoring summary with an 18-7 final frame.

Josie Smith, Brooklyn Gammon and Katie Kaucheck finished with six points apiece for New Albany.

Big Walnut falls to Newark Senior High School 71-29

Friday, February 1, 2019 7:30 PM HOME

Box Scores 1 2 3 4

BWHS 4 10 6 9

NSHS 14 20 26 11

Posted by Tabatha Piper tabathapiper.6@gmail.com

BOYS VARSITY BOWLING

Big Walnut beats Olentangy Liberty High School 2192-1736

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 4 PM AWAY

Game Recap: Johnny Lemaster led the boys on a nice bounce back win by throwing both the Match high in series and games shooting a 440 with games of 240-200. Liberty was led by Andrew Holycross’s 315 series.

Big Walnut falls to Westerville South High School 2258-2189

Friday, January 25, 2019 4 PM AWAY

Game Recap: The Boys lost a tough match to South but were led by Bryan Mengels 436 series with games of 224-211 to lead all boys. Brayden Buch also added a 214 as part of his 362 series. This is Big Walnuts only 2nd lost of the season and leave them tied for 2nd in the division.

Big Walnut finishes 5th place at Central District Preview Tournament

Sunday, February 3, 2019 10 AM Points 3420

Meet Recap: For the first time in the boys finished 5th and qualified for the 8 team Championship roll off at the Central District Tournament led by Jacob Bownes 674 series. Jacob led Big Walnut to a 5th place finish while earning all Tournament Team Honors. Big Walnut qualified 5th to face Westerville South in the 8 team Championship roll off. Unfortunately they fell in a best of 5 Baker roll off to the Tournament runner ups South. South beat Big Walnut 3 games to two. This is another great accomplishment for the Boys 2019 Bowling Team.

Posted by Scott Morrison redlegs13@yahoo.com

GIRLS VARSITY BOWLING

Big Walnut beats Westerville South High School 2055-2052

Friday, January 25, 2019 4 PM AWAY

Game Recap: Big Walnut won a very exciting match by 3 pins against South. Their were Career high games by Kaitlyn Morrison who threw a 263-180 to finish with her 2nd highest series of 443. Caitlyn Lambert also threw a 211-168 to help the Eagles hold on to very tight match. Westerville South was led by Katie Ball’s series of 379. This puts Big Walnut in 2nd place in the division to continue the Girls best start to a season.

Big Walnut beats Olentangy Liberty High School 1814-1529

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 4 PM AWAY

Game Recap: Big Walnut continues hot start behind Kaitlyn Morrison’s series and game highs of 371 by rolling 190-181. Liberty was led by Breanna Withrow’s 319.

Big Walnut finishes 4th place at Central District Preview Tournament

Sunday, February 3, 2019 Points 3,292

Meet Recap: The Lady Eagles continued a season of first by finishing 8th to qualify for 8 the team championship Roll off. They were led by Kaitlyn Morrison’s 543 and Autumn Leidtke’s 504 to finish 8th for the 8 team bracket roll. Big Walnut continued on to eliminate Tournament 1st seed and tournament favorite Westerville Central 3-0 in best of 5 game roll off. They moved on to eventfully fall to Tournament Champion Delaware in a 3-1 roll off where they lost by only 6 pins. This was another great weekend for the Big Walnut Bowling Program.

Posted by Scott Morrison redlegs13@yahoo.com

BOYS VARSITY SWIMMING

Big Walnut finishes 2nd place at OCCs

Saturday, January 26, 2019 9 AM

Meet Recap: The Big Walnut Swim and Dive Team competed on Saturday, January 26th in the OCC Capital Division Championship Swim Meet against New Albany, Canal Winchester, Newark and Groveport High Schools. Both the boys and girls team did an outstanding job with the boys swim team taking second overall and the girls team taking third place. The team has really demonstrated improvement throughout the season and continues to work hard as they prepare for their final senior meet on February 1st and sectionals on February 9th.

The team had many personal best times.

200 Medley Relay: Megan Baldy, Jordan May, Eva Lane, Samantha Blackburn

200 Free: Charlie Jaeger, Christopher Lee

200 IM: Megan Baldy, Braden Buckler

50 Free: Lucinda VandeKieft, Jamie, May, Joleigh Lawrence, Mairin Ryan, Cole Wecker

1 Meter Dive: Mackenna Ames

100 Fly: Samantha Blackburn, Braden Buckler, Tyler Paul

100 Free: Elinor Russell, Joleigh Lawrence, Angelo Cotugno

500 Free: Samantha Blackburn, Charlie Jaeger

100 Back: Megan Baldy, Jacob Glidden

100 Breast: Jordan May, Micah Tillar, Caleb Meade

The team also placed in the top three earning medals in several of the events.

Boys 50 Yard Free: John Grumney-3rd place

Girls 1 Meter Diving: Mackenna Ames-2nd place, Eliana Smith-3rd place

Boys 1 Meter Diving: Nate Dimitroff-3rd place

Boys 100 Yard Fly: Gabe Charles-3rd place

Boys 500 Yard Free: Gabe Charles-3rd place

Boys 200 Yard Free Relay: John Grumney, Cole Wecker, Nathan Wion, Gabe Charles-3rd place

Girls 400 Yard Free Relay: Eva Lane, Jordan May, Sam Blackburn, Megan Baldy-3rd place

Boys 400 Yard Free Relay: Nathan Wion, Camden Andrian, Braden Buckler, Charlie Jaeger – 2nd place

Opponents School Place Points: New Albany 1 445; Big Walnut 2 281; Canal Winchester 3 203

Posted by Kristy May kristymay8@gmail.com

VARSITY WRESTLING

Big Walnut finishes 8th place at Watkins Memorial Wrestling Invitational

Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:00 AM Points 113

Meet Recap: The BW Wrestlers split up this weekend to attend a varsity tournament and a JV tournament. The Varsity took 10 wrestlers to the tough Watkins Memorial Tournament while the JV took 6 to the Whitehall JV Invitational.

Varsity wrestlers finished 8th behind tournament champion Sr. Josh Halbakken (170). Josh went 5-0 in the tournament and reached his 100th career win. Juniors Max Lenz (220) and Ryan Coletta (152) placed 2nd and 3rd respectively. Andrew Parker (106) placed 6th, while Christian Jodrey (120), Levi Piceno (126), and Wyatt Lenz (195) finished 7th. Rounding out the varsity were Lawrence O’Malley (145) and Gavin Miller (160) finishing 8th. Coach Renner, Reall and Halbakken were extremely impressed with the toughness of our young team and the work of our upperclass leaders.

Several wrestlers headed to the Whitehall JV Invitational at the same time. Due to the young program, the coaching staff felt this was an opportunity to get some experience for the team. Tournament Champion Freshman Christian Takatch (138) led the team to a 6th place finish, even though they only brought 5 scoring wrestlers. Cali Lang (106) and Noah Hines (285) placed 3rd at both ends of the weight classes. Carson Leasure (126) placed 4th, while Grayson Segars (132) took 5th and Michael Hurst (195) placed 6th.

Great job to our wrestlers. Next up is the opening round of the State Dual Team Tournament at Marysville.

Posted by Jack Reall jreall@rescuebus.com

Josh Halbakken picked up an individual title at 170 while Max Lenz and Ryan Coletta finished second and third at 220 and 152, respectively, to lead the Golden Eagles at Saturday’s invite at Watkins Memorial.

Halbakken finished a perfect 5-0 on the day, picking up his 100th career win in the process.

A Big Walnut wrestler gets his hand raised in victory.
https://www.sunburynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2019/02/web1_bw-wrestler-wins.jpgA Big Walnut wrestler gets his hand raised in victory.
BIG WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL

Compiled by Gary Budzak

gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com

Information for this story was provided by the coaches and athletic director; along with Ben Stroup and Michael Rich of The Delaware Gazette.

Information for this story was provided by the coaches and athletic director; along with Ben Stroup and Michael Rich of The Delaware Gazette.