By Maia Johnson
“We were uncertain before the game started about what to expect,” senior Sam Price says of last night’s baseball game against Briggs High School. “So we were slightly nervous because we heard they were good. But obviously that wasn’t the case,” he laughs, because Whetstone ended up defeating Briggs 16 to 1, winning themselves the City Championship.
The trophy was handed to seniors Luke Green-Lauber, Nick Hall, Dexter Kowalski, Zach Barnum and Sam Price, but not before a memorable game was played out. They got off to an early three-run lead in the first inning, and by the second inning, they were leading by 8.
“Zach continued his great pitching, holding them to one unearned run,” Sam says of the single point earned by Briggs. “But after that great pitching and solid defense, Briggs held no more runs.” Already at a major advantage, Whetstone finished out the game when “the show began as we scored 8 more runs in the third inning, leaving Briggs down 16-1 and completely demoralized.”
The team spent plenty of time celebrating, accepting the award, their tee-shirts, and taking multiple pictures out on the field. After a while they made their way over to Buffalo Wild Wings, where the seniors spent their final moments as a part of the team. “It’s been a great season, and an even greater four years, but it’s time for me to move on. I wish the best of luck to next year’s team, and I hope they get to beat Briggs for the 6th year in a row!” Price added.
By Brenton Morrison
The Whetstone boy’s tennis team is continuing their strong season with their big 5-0 win against their rivals the Centennial Stars. The team’s dedication at practice is paying off. “We prepare by practicing every day after school and focusing on serves and keeping the ball in play,” sophomore, Armando Prince said. Continue reading “Whetstone Boys Tennis Team”
By 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”
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”
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.
Continue reading “2016 Senior Night”
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.
Continue reading “Hype Video Is Doing Its Job”