First-year Whetstone High School girls basketball coach Rickie McClanahan is hoping his team's IQ on the court matches its GPA to help offset what he thinks might be a lack of athleticism and quickness.
In what was his next-to-last game coaching Upper Arlington, first-year Watterson High School hockey coach Jay Graham's fourth-seeded Golden Bears upset top-seeded St. Charles 7-6 in a district semifinal last season.
Among the players the Beechcroft High School football team will be losing to graduation are quarterback Kyle Barrett and the Division III district Defensive Player of the Year in lineman Aarin Smoot-Baker.
As was the case during its regular-season contest with Olentangy Liberty, the Watterson High School field hockey team created more than its share of scoring opportunities in its postseason matchup with the Patriots.
The City League hasn't held a championship game among the winners of the City-North and City-South divisions since 1998, but the equivalent of such will be staged at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, when the Beechcroft and Eastmoor Academy high school football teams meet in a Division III, Region 11 playoff game.
When the Northland High School football team plays host to Beechcroft on Friday, Oct. 28, it will mark the third consecutive season that at least a share of the City League-North Division championship will be on the line in their matchup.
Having been a part of numerous big games for the Watterson High School girls soccer team the last four years, senior Emily Ganz sensed a turn for the better might have been at hand the night her team had its first big celebration this season.