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Gyvnn Mendenhall Takes Second at Districts

Sophomore Gyvnn Mendenhall showed out at wrestling districts this Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, taking second place in the 195 lb. weight class. Coming into the tournament with an impressive record of 38-4, Mendenhall pinned Chesapeake High School junior Hector Martinez in just two and a half minutes in the first round on

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WRESTLING: MENDENHALL HEADS TO DISTRICTS

Gyvnn Mendenhall/’22 heads to districts. (Henry Rubey’22/Media) The CA wrestling team traveled to Ridgedale to compete in the sectional tournament on Friday, February 28, and Saturday, February 29. The two-day competition combined two previously separate tournaments (Ridgedale and Madison Plains), making it what Coach Bucky called a “meat grinder” of an event. Sophomore Gyvnn Mendenhall

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BOYS BASKETBALL ADVANCES TO 2ND ROUND

Jared Kass.  (Andrew Barren’22/Media editor) On Friday, February 28, the Columbus Academy boys basketball team began its playoff campaign with a home game against Pleasant. Pleasant jumped out to an early lead after hitting back to back 3’s, gaining a 4-13 advantage over the Vikings with 2:30 left in the first quarter. After a CA

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Girls Basketball Falls in First Round of Playoffs

Sophie Spolter’22. (Liesel Goldfarb’22/Media) On Saturday, February 22, the CA girls basketball team fell in the sectional finals to North Union, 53-42. Going in as the underdogs to the eighth-seeded Wildcats, the fourteenth-seeded girls started out strong. Sophomore Sophie Spolter came out hot, scoring 6 early points to lead the Vikes to a 10-9 lead

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Girls Swimming Ends Season at States

(Andrew Barren’22/Media editor) The Vikes wrapped up the swim season with some fabulous performances at states on Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22, at the C.T. Branin Natatorium. Our girls 200 medley relay of seniors Annalise Grammel, Taylor Warren, and Abby Yalam, along with talented sophomore Lauren Klinefelter, took 1oth place in the preliminary

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Bowling Season Ends

(Courtesy/Nikki Turley’20) Vincent White‘22 rounded out the Striking Vikings season with an individual thirty-first place at districts on Saturday, February 21, at HP Lanes. White bowled 117, 173 and 197 for an impressive 487 total.  The Vikes said goodbye to some stellar seniors at the conclusion of the season, including Gigi Bates, Michael Hoffman, Ellie

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Ice Hockey Tournament Run Closes

(Henry Rubey’22/Media) On Saturday, February 22, Academy took on Sycamore at the Ice Haus for the first round of the OHSAA state qualifying tournament. Understanding the high stakes of the game, the Vikes came out firing, with junior Luke Budzik scoring only three minutes into the first period, assisted by classmate Andrew Golden. Unfortunately, Sycamore

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Wrestling Prepares for Sectionals

(Sarah Neltner’20/Media) The wrestling team continues to be plagued by injuries and fell to Whetstone and New Albany on Wednesday, February 19. With an overall record of 6-8, the team is now focused on preparing for Sectionals on Friday, February 28, and Saturday, February 29, at Ridgedale.

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Boys Basketball Heats Up To End Regular Season

Kevin Reeves shoots a fadeaway. (Josh Tu’21/Staff) The Columbus Academy boys basketball team hosted Centerburg on Tuesday, February 18, in a game that was bound to be a tough matchup for the Vikes, with Centerburg entering the game with a 15-6 record.  CA started off in rhythm and maintained an early 13-8 lead after the

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Wrestling Gains Strong Showing

Gyvnn Mendenhall’22 in practice. (Sarah Neltner ’20/Media).   Our wrestling team honored Sam Lichten at Senior Night on Wednesday, February 12, when the Vikes took down Grandview Heights but lost to River Valley. Academy had a fantastic showing on Saturday, February 15, at the MSL Tournament. Gyvnn Mendenhall’22 took first place, while juniors Chris Sugar and