The Watterson High School girls basketball team was able to grind out a 24-22 CCL victory over Ready on Dec. 18 behind a strong defensive performance that included holding the Silver Knights' go-to player, Lauren Ruth, to five points.
The Whetstone High School boys basketball team was one second away from ending its losing streak, but Melvin Shuler made a contested 3-pointer from the left wing to give Tree of Life a 61-59 win on Jan. 17.
A season ago, the City League-South Division had a pair of district boys basketball champions in Africentric Early College in Division IV and Eastmoor Academy in Division II and two district semifinalists in Columbus South in Division II and Walnut Ridge in Division I.
After members of the Watterson High School girls basketball team sprinted the length of the court 22 times at the end of a recent two-hour practice, 14th-year coach Tom Woodford told his players that they could stop running if one of them could make a free throw on her first attempt.
The Watterson High School girls cross country team experienced a major setback 15 days before the start of its season when coach Matt McGowan suffered a heart attack and had to undergo emergency surgery.