Friday, March 8, 2013
Boys Stay Undefeated in Region 8-AAA, while Girls get First Region Win
The OCHS Warrior tennis teams swept both girls and boys matches Thursday afternoon at home against the Franklin County Lion netters, on a warm and sunny day that weather was finally NOT a big factor. The boys coasted to a fairly easy 5-0 shutout win over the Lions, while the girls had to stage a bit of a comeback to claim a 3-2 region win. Down 0-2 to the feisty Lady Lions, Dan Gruetter's Lady Warriors fought back to win a big match in singles, where the always dependable Katy Kane fought off a challenge at #2 to win 6-1, 6-3 and get OCHS on the board. Several minutes later, Ivy Do and Megan Morris, playing 2 doubles, brought the match even with a solid 6-3, 6-2 win. That brought the focus back to court one, where Jordan England was once …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The final boys' match ended just as rain set in at the OCHS courts.
The OCHS boys' tennis team picked up their second win in a row Tuesday, defeating East Jackson 5-0 at the Warrior home courts. The win moved the boys to 4-3 on the season, 2-0 in region play. Meanwhile, the Lady Warriors were leading the Lady Eagles when rain arrived, holding the final tally for Monday, when the two will finish play. The Warrior men gave up only one game enroute to the 5-0 sweep of East Jackson, as Will McDonald at #1, Drew Horsley at #2 and the dubs combo of Dan Madden and Chandler Shields all blanked their Eagles opponents in convincing fashion 6-0, 6-0. Hunter Pritchard and Zach Miner, at #1 doubles, also won easily 6-1, 6-0. Mitchell Graves, at #3 singles, gave the Warriors their 5th point with an East Jackson default…
The Lady Warriors won two of three matches, while the boys team lost two close 3-2 decisions, but ended the tourney with a 4-1 win to end the day Saturday.
For the last three years, Dan Gruetter has taken his band of OCHS Tennis Warriors to Jekyll Island for the two day Jekyll Jam high school tennis tournament. While there, the Warriors face excellent high school competition, bond as a team and find their strengths and areas needing work. Besides the tough competition on the courts, the players, coaches and families have also faced another opponent in years past, as they have been forced to stage great battles with Jekyll's famed "no-seeum" bugs, which took a toll on all last year, including Gruetter himself, who was awarded a mosquito net hat at last year's season ending banquet. Fortunately, he did not need it this year, as all were spared the attack of the "no-seeums". However, in …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Warriors are scheduled to host Westminster of Atlanta at home on Friday.
Thursday, February 21
Coach Dan Gruetter's OCHS Warrior tennis team got off to a good start Wednesday, with the girls and boys teams defeating visiting AAAAA Flowery Branch Falcons at the OCHS courts. The boys breezed 5-0 over the Falcons, but the girls match went down to the wire, with the Lady Warriors needing a win at number one singles to preserve the win. The Lady Warriors got just that from sophomore Jordan England, who dropped the first set 6-2, only to stage a major comeback, to win the second set 7-5, forcing the deciding match into a critical 10 point tiebreaker. In a match lasting close to dusk on the OCHS courts, which do not have lights, England pulled out a decisive 10-6 3rd set tie-breaker win, to give the OCHS ladies a 3-2 decision over the …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The school made the announcement on Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 20
Jeff Herron has been hired as the new head football coach at Prince Avenue Christian, the school announced on Wednesday. Herron formerly coached at Oconee County High School and most recently in Camden County. “We are very excited to be able get Jeff Herron to come in and take our football program to the next level,” said Wolverine Athletic Director Richard Ricketts, in a released statement. “Coach Herron is very respected throughout the state of Georgia, not just because of his incredible record as a football coach, but also because of his reputation for leading a program with class and character. I am excited for our school and community to get the opportunity to work with Coach Herron and to get to know his wonderful family.” Herron …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Oconee County High School just had its best state wrestling performance ever.
Wrestlers from Oconee County High School just finished third in the class AAA state duals last weekend -- the school's best finish ever. But come 2020, Oconee's high school wrestlers won't have the world's foremost competetive arena to aspire to. The International Olympic Committee announced this week that it's removing the sport from the Summer Games, starting in 2020. The committee agreed to pare down the 26 sports it features to 25 so that a new sport could join the lineup. Wrestling has a chance to make it back into the Olympics, but the Los Angeles Times said that was unlikely now that it has been cut. Should the Olympics drop wrestling as an event? What impact will this have on high school wrestling programs? Tell us in the comments…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Have you seen the UGA Men's Swimming and Diving Team, Georgia Football Team and others dance to Baauer's hit song?
Thursday, February 14
The teams perform to "Harlem Shake," a song released in mid-2012 by Baauer, a New York artist. What do you think of the latest Internet craze? Have you jumped on the bandwagon? Tell us in the comments below.
Monday, February 11, 2013
OCHS Head Tennis Coach Dan Gruetter has announced the 2013 Warrior Varsity and Junior Varsity Tennis Schedules.
Monday, February 11
The Warrior Girls' and Boys' Varsity begin the 2013 season hosting Flowery Branch Tuesday, February 12th, as they attempt to defend their respective 8-AAA region crowns. The OCHS girls finished the 2012 season ranked 10th in state AAA, with a 19-4 record, while the Warrior boys finished 8th in state AAA, with a 20-3 mark.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers go head-to-head in Super Bowl XLVII. Which team will win?
Here's the rundown for Sunday's Super Bowl. Who's playing: Ravens vs. 49ers Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 Where's the game: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Station providing coverage: NBC Watching the Super Bowl with friends can leave a lot of us feeling like information haves and have-nots. While some of us have been following the teams, their players, strategy, and statistics since the day we were born, others at least know who the quarterbacks are and that they are the ones who throw the ball. Whether you're looking to impress the sports nerds in the room with a few of your own facts, or you're simply a true connoisseur of arguably useless knowledge, here's some fun trivia for you about Super Bowl 2013. Five facts…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The OCHS team opens the season in 3-1/2 weeks with a match at Flowery Branch.
Wednesday, January 23
OCHS tennis teammates, Jordan England and Will McDonald, both recorded USTA tournament wins in their respective divisions this past weekend at the Hamilton Mill Junior Championships in Dacula. England, a sophomore, won three straight matches enroute to the 16 and under championship, while McDonald, a senior, also won three straight matches to win the 18 and under championship. England, McDonald and the OCHS team open the season in 3-1/2 weeks with a match at Flowery Branch.