You may recall a little beat-down Orrville put on Reedsville Eastern at Classic In the Country X this past January.The Red Riders got a huge effort from While Orrville head coach Mark Alberts may have hone his game with more than two decades of experience in the boys hoops game, he certainly has proven that he can take the reins of a girls program and make it click on all cylinders.She went on to torch her competition in the 100-meter hurdles to claim the top spot with a time of 15.00 (Cloverleaf’s Zana Ross was second with a time of 16.35), and she teamed up with Chloe Johnson, Ashley Stiffler and Casto-Goodard for her third winning district performance to win the 800-meter relay with a time of .52.
You may recall a little beat-down Orrville put on Reedsville Eastern at Classic In the Country X this past January.
“We have some tired girls today, running three and four events, but at this point it’s about moving on to the next round of the postseason, and we have a lot of girls moving on to regionals next week, and we expect them to do well.
I don’t know if we had our best performances of the season today, but the potential is there.
The Orrville Red Rider girls track and field team had a successful start to their postseason march toward Columbus as they captured the OHSAA Div.
II District Championship hosted at Orrville High School’s Red Rider Stadium on Thursday, May 18 and Saturday, May 20.
West Holmes handed Orrville their only two losses of the year this season.
By the numbers: Orrville is currently 26-2, Anna stands at 24-4.She teamed up with Ellen Mc Allister, Regan Seifried and Sierra Hamsher to place third in the 3200-meter relay (.17), but in addition to her effort in the 1600-meter relay, the freshman reached back, found some extra giddy-up and won the 800-meter run with a time of .15, beating out Cloverleaf’s super sophomore duo of Jenna Oliver (.58) and Tommie Kurtz (.43).Coach Ayers said, “Maya winning the 800 was a big deal today.For Anna, Billing is knocking down 17.0 a game, Bensman and Huber are right around 12, with Kayla Blankenship (6.6) and Noffsinger (2.4) rounding out the starting five.Both squads are averaging 70 points per contest offensively, while Anna gives up a paltry 35.6 per game compared to Orrville’s 47.0.The Red Riders have promoted a monumental offense, with Plybon and Davault eagerly pouring in points, but they are far from the totality of the team’s offensive prowess.Joining them are talented Brianne Adcock, Shamaya Sims, Abby Reusser and Trinniti Hall, as well as a bench that gives Coach Alberts plenty of options. As a matter of fact, one must only go back about 364 days to find the Rockets soaring into Columbus.A horrendous start to that overtime saw Anna fall behind 68-60, but they battled back to within two before Africentric finally was able to put them away.Jack Billing’s club again brings a solid blend of scoring and defense to the table.While they aren’t perfect in the loss column coming into State like they were last season, they have plenty of firepower, led by Huber, a senior guard.She is joined by junior post player and fellow senior Natalie Billing, 6-foot junior center Rachel Noffsinger and sophomore guard/forward Cayla Bensman.