The Big Orange boys placed 12th in the DII State Meet. Junior Dylan Lauck earned All-Ohio honors.
Jr. Dylan Lauck 12th 16:10.9 (3rd straight year making the podium) All-Ohio
Jr. Tate Yoder 43rd 16:48.7
So. Michael Jones 106th 17:40.7
So. Owen Harrison 114th 17:47.8
Sr. Josh Spinner 119th 17:52.3
Sr. Hayden Kennedy 122nd 17:57.7
Jr. Ayden Estep 154th 18:51.9
Season Record: 71-21
Meet Record: 8-11
Total Runners: 168
State D2 Standings
River View 192
Van Wert 232
McD Northwest 263
West Liberty-Salem 278
Dear Big Orange Parents and Family,
The Big Orange is excited to start our summer conditioning! Our student athletes health and safety is our #1 priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read our guidelines for conditioning, and go over them with your student athlete. We will require participants to social distance, and keep team members in groups of 10 people or less at all times.
West Liberty-Salem Big Orange Summer Conditioning Schedule:
High School Boys start Monday, June 1st and meet Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00-9:30 a.m
High School Girls start Monday, June 8th and meet Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Middle School Girls and Boys will start Monday, June 15th and meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Practices will be held at Lions Park in West Liberty. We will meet at the south shelter house by the football practice field.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our coaching staff. We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Go Big Orange,
Sports physicals must be turned in to your coach on or before August 1st for student athletes to participate in mandatory practice. Please take this form to be filled out by your family physician.
The West Liberty-Salem Jr. High Big Orange cross country teams finished their season at the Middle School and Elementary State Cross Country Championships at Dublin Jerome High School on Sunday.
The girls were 1st out of 12 teams in the Division III race.
Addison McAuley was the individual champion in a time of 11:42. Her time was the fastest female in all divisions winning her the distinction of "Ohio's Fastest Middle School Girl."
Other Big Orange finishers:
Ashley Yoder 4th in 12:21
Lily Smith 8th 12:36
Claire Longshore 24th 13:24
Kerrigan Burgel 33rd 13:50
Anna Cole 43rd 14:08
Izzy Wygal 90th 15:39
Jane Fullenkamp 116th 18:41
Laney Craig 117th 18:45
Nevaeh LaFollette 123rd 20:28
The boys team finished 12th in the Division II race.
Troy Bradley 35th in 12:18
Joey LaRoche 54th 12:43
Quentin Rudolph 77th in 13:08
Clay McAuley 117th 14:32
Max Rudolph 126th 15:21
All photos courtesy of Scott Davis
The MS Big Orange Cross Country teams competed at the Max Evans Invitational hosted at the Ohio Caverns Saturday.
The boys finished 2nd out of 9 teams. The team was led by Andrew Kimball's 3rd place finish in a time of 11:47. There were 75 runners.
Other finishers for the Big Orange MS Boys were:
Ryan Henry was 6th 12:05
Owen Harrison 23rd 13:06
Joey Laroche 24th 13:08
Owen Garmin-King 35th 13:40
Philip Marr 47th 14:12
Sam Lauck 54th14:54
Mason Barger 61st, 15:41
The girls were 1st place out of 9 teams.
The team was led by Ashley Yoder and Taylor Kennedy who finished 2nd (12:40), and 3rd place (12:50) respectively. There were 74 runners.
Other finishers for the Big Orange MS Girls were:
Lilly Weaver 5th 13:30
Maggie Davis 8th 13:40
Makenzie Bahan 26th 14:52
Lily Smith 29th 15:02
The teams will compete next Saturday at the Buck Creek Invitational.
The race kicks off the 46th Annual Ohio Caverns Max Evans Memorial Cross Country Invitational. This year’s meet features 19 teams, including our own state ranked Big Orange boys and girls teams and state ranked Columbus Grove boys and girls teams.
8:30 a.m. Big Orange Alumni 5K
9:00 a.m. High School Boys
9:30 a.m. High School Girls
10:00 a.m. Middle School Boys
10:30 a.m. Middle School Girls
11:00 a.m. Awards and Senior Recognition
Special thanks to Eric Evans and the Ohio Caverns for hosting our meet!
The 2018 Kiwanis Logan County Cross Country Championships were held at Benjamin Logan Tuesday, August 28.
Runners from Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Indian Lake, Riverside, Triad, and West Liberty-Salem competed. West Liberty-Salem took home Logan County titles in the High School Boys & Girls races, as well as the Middle School Boys & Girls races.
Please come out and support the 1977 Big Orange state championship cross country team at its induction into the West Liberty-Salem Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night (Feb. 9th) before the start of the varsity boys basketball game. Let’s fill the gym wearing our Big Orange gear. There will be a dessert reception following the game in the auxiliary gym.
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All of us at Born and Raced in West Liberty would like to thank our community, businesses, volunteers, friends and family for the love and support they've shared with our West Liberty runners in 2017.
From road races, track and cross country meets, All-Ohioans, to our Big Orange youth running program, West Liberty is truly a running community. Here are some of 2017's best photos of our runners. May 2018 bring you health, happiness, and miles and miles of good running!