Lady Braves Basketball Season Nearing an End

1112151456bBy Hannah Rizzi

The basketball season for the Lady Braves is coming to an end, but the ladies aren’t finished putting in the work yet. The girls’ squad is hard at work preparing for their upcoming state tournament game and next season. Continue reading “Lady Braves Basketball Season Nearing an End”

Athletes On Their Way Out

By Luke Green-Lauber

As the halfway point on the school year is coming to a close, athletes at Whetstone High School are starting to make final decisions on their futures after high school. Here are some of the 2016 senior athletes on their plans after high school, and their final thoughts and advice: Continue reading “Athletes On Their Way Out”

Lady Braves Historic Start

By Colin Pruitt


This season, the Lady Braves basketball team are off to a 7-1 start- the best in school history. With four senior starters, Cecilia Bulgrin, Emily Morrison, Lily Morris, and Sophia Rizzi, the veteran-led Braves are looking unstoppable. So far the Lady Braves have picked up wins against Harvest Prep, East, Wellington, Cristo Rey, Linden, International, and Beechcroft, with one close loss against Northland.

“We’ve had the greatest start of a season that Whetstone has had in awhile, but we haven’t gotten to the important games of the season yet. I’m happy going into winter break 7-1, but at the end of the day all that matters are the games that will get us into the city championship: Northland and Centennial,” senior guard Emily Morrison stated.

As you can see, the Lady Braves are happy with their start but not content, and certainly are not done yet. “The goal for this year has always been to be city champions, but our goal for right now is not to lose another game, we already lost one and don’t plan on losing again,” sophomore guard Ava Kowalski said.

Maybe the biggest key to this year’s team success is the chemistry. The team is very close off the court which translates very well into the games. “We’re a family, not a team, we have tremendous team chemistry on and off the court,” Ava Kowalski said.

The coach of the team, Paren Fisher, always knew that the team had great potential and knew that they could have a great season if they keep on working. “We have the best point guard, and most athletic person in all of the city league with Lily Morris and Cecilia Bulgrin, I know that if we keep working we can win the city league.”

With the Lady Braves having strong senior leadership, a great Point Guard, amazing team chemistry, and fantastic determination, they’re certain to have a great season. “This season just feels like a recipe for success,” said Emily Morrison.

Whetstone’s Swim Team

By Luke Green-Lauber

The Whetstone High School swim team has the bullseye on their backs this year with the girls and boys both winning the city league title last year and leaving a good dent in sectionals and districts. But they are not afraid of the competition and are ready to prove that they have the dominant swimming program.

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2016 Senior Night

By Julia Galdamez

Every sports season at Whetstone has a night to honor the seniors who dedicate time and effort to a sport. All in one night, our seniors on drill team, cheerleading, cross country, marching band, and our beloved football team are walked out onto the football field with an escort and are recognized for their hard work on and off the field.

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Hype Video Is Doing Its Job

By Luke Green-Lauber

On Wednesday, October 28th, your own Braves Messenger will be releasing a school sports hype video for the big Olentangy River Rivalry football game Friday, October 30 against Centennial. The video will show the history of the rivalry and all of the other sports and their rivalry with Centennial. “Luke and I came up with this genius idea to try to create a hype video that will bring in more fans to the game and show more history and respect to the river rivalry,”  junior football player and Braves Messenger student Jack Staggs said.

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