The first time Bailey Waitkus picked up a softball glove was spring 2012 when she was in seventh grade. Three years later, the sophomore has firmly established herself as one of the top players for the Whetstone High School softball team.
Coming off its unprecedented three-year run of success in the Division II state meet, the Watterson High School boys track and field team has more than doubled the number of athletes on its roster since last season.
Although the Eastmoor Academy boys basketball team is making its first appearance in the state tournament and Walnut Ridge hasn't been to state since winning the Class AAA title in 1971, at least their coaches have some experience at that level.
Senior goaltender Sean Roark believes the Watterson High School hockey team exceeded expectations this season, especially given the fact that it had lost its leading goal scorer, forward Luke Andracki, and its starting goalie, Aaron King, from the 2013-14 season to graduation.
When the second-seeded Centennial High School girls basketball team decided to go into the same bracket as top-seeded Eastmoor Academy at the Division II district tournament draw last month, the Warriors took it personally.
When junior Jill McCarter of the Whetstone High School girls bowling team began her three-game series in the Division I district tournament March 4 at Columbus Square Bowling Palace with a 154 in the first game, she didn't panic.