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OHS Boys Track & Field athletes (L-R): Brad Schardan, Owen Dare, Anthony Ragland, and Cooper Phillips.

Olympia High School Weekly Sports Recap

This was regional week for the softball and baseball teams! To begin, the baseball team played Clinton on Monday night, coming away with a 3-2 win. This advanced them to play Pontiac on Thursday. The Spartans were not as good as Pontiac’s baseball team and lost 1-14. Pontiac is now going to the regional championship game on Monday vs Tremont. Olympia High School hosted all these regional baseball games. The high school baseball season has now ended and the boys are ready to play travel ball. The baseball program is grateful for finally having a full season that was very fun and memorable, too!

The softball team gained a number one seeding and a first-round bye in regionals. They were also awarded Conference Champions with an 11-0 record! On Tuesday, the girls traveled down to Williamsville for their regional games. They played New Berlin and came away with a massive 16-2 win. Emma Books was the starting pitcher for the Spartans, allowing only two runs on just two hits. She also struck out two batters in her three innings. On the offensive side, the Spartans racked up 14 hits. Danika Fraizer put up the only home run for this game. Then, Casey Wissmiller and Jordyn Turner led the Spartans with three hits each. Friday night was the regional championship game against Williamsville. The Spartans got dominated by the lower-seeded Williamsville team and lost 1-10. Williamsville was able to pick out the weaknesses for Olympia and gain lots of hits. The state-ranked Spartans fell short of making it out of the softball regionals. 

Boys’ track & field had their sectional meet at Metamora on Wednesday. The team finished 5th overall out of 17 in the 2A sectional bracket. Five Olympia boys are advancing to the state track meet at Eastern Illinois University this upcoming Friday and Saturday. Anthony Ragland, Cooper Phillips, Owen Dare, and Brad Schardan were sectional champions in the 3200-meter relay at 8:24.82. Then, Owen and Brad made it to state in another event, the 800-meter. Finally, Keagan Uphoff was a sectional champion in the 300 hurdles with an all-time personal best time of 41.75. Wishing you the best of luck at state!

The girls’ state track meet was on Friday. Anna Bieber qualified in the 800-meter dash. She was ranked 7th in the state for 2A. Unfortunately, Anna was unable to compete at the state meet due to illness. Hopefully, she can earn herself a spot at state again next year for her senior season!

Finally, the bass fishing team is still competing at their State Championship at Carlyle Lake, which is awaiting final results. Good luck to Josh Boots, Brantson Komnick, Aiden Fosdick, and Blaine Halley!

Erin Dederich

Erin Dederich was a Mail Correspondent covering the Olympia communities from August 2021 until July 2022. She is from McLean, Illinois.