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 …
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.
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.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
A few blowouts, but no real surprises in the Win/Loss columns.
NORTH OCONEE 49 MADISON COUNTY 0 North Oconee blanks Madison County for first win of the season in a Titan victory. MONROE AREA 62 OCONEE COUNTY 14 The Purple Hurricane offense racked up an impressive 576 yards of rushing, combined with stout defense to easily best the Warriors. LHS 6 CLARKE CENTRAL 40 The Gladiators defense proved to much for the Red Devils, holding them to a mere 6 points. WINDER-BARROW 0 GAINESVILLE 69 Gainesville shuts out Bulldoggs in painful blowout. WALNUT GROVE 14 HOWARD (MACON) 7 The Warriors punch through with effective running game to collect first win of season. CEDAR SHOALS 27 FLOWERY BRANCH 54 Flowery Branch proves too much for the Jaguar. LOGANVILLE CHRISTIAN 33 UNITY 19 LCA …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
"Gruetter's Gang" lands seven on 8-AAA team.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The 2012 OCHS Warrior girls and boys tennis teams dominated voting for the 8-AAA All-Region tennis team, announced last week. The Warriors placed a total of seven of the 10 total positions available for region players. In addition, legendary Warrior Coach Dan Gruetter, picked up 8-AAA Region Coach of the Year honors for both girls and boys, giving OCHS a grand total of nine region awards. The Warriors players selected to the all-region team amassed a grand total of 103 individual regions match wins versus only two losses over the season. The Lady Warriors placed four of the available five positions on the 8-AAA All-Region team: Jordan England, freshman, #1 singles, 15-0 region record Katy Kane, sophomore, #2 singles, 14-1 region record …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
OCHS record 20 win season ends in second round of state playoffs.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The seventh ranked Oconee County's Warrior boys tennis team had their season come to an end at home Tuesday with a disappointing 3-1 loss to a very talented North Springs Spartan team, in the second round of the state AAA playoffs. Zach Miner and Drew Horsely picked up the lone win for the Warriors at number one doubles with a 6-4, 6-2 win over brothers Jordan and Lloyd George. The season ending loss was a tough one for Dan Gruetter's Warrior team, which finished 20-3. However, when the dust settled, the 2012 season left the team with several significant accomplishments. First, the Warrior netters generated a record 20 win season, something that for conversation-sake anyway, appears to be tops in Georgia in 2012, at least at this point. …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday's region wins escalated OCHS and Coach Dan Gruetter's cumulative region record for the year to 30-0, while assuring the girls and boys top seed from region 8-AAA, plus home court advantage going into next week's opening round of the state playoffs.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
FLOWERY BRANCH - Dan Gruetter's Oconee Warrior tennis team weathered a two hour rain delay early Friday, then went on to capture two 8-AAA Region titles, as both the girls and boys teams notched a pair of wins to claim dual region crowns. The region titles are the 27th in the past 29 years for both the girls and boys teams. The Lady Warriors, 18-3 overall, opened play with a convincing 3-0 win over Lanier. OCHS picked up two of the needed three match points at singles when Katy Kane posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over Meg McGree at number two, while Caroline McElhannon coasted to a win, 6-1, 6-1 over Lindsey Wong at number three. At number two doubles, Ivy Do and Megan Morris sealed it for the Oconee ladies, as they chalked up the winning point 6-3…