Watterson Roundup

Girls team overcomes slow start

Senior guard Maria Fisher became concerned when the Watterson High School girls basketball team scored only two points in the first quarter and trailed by as many as 10 points in the second quarter of its Division I district second-round game.
City League Notes

Boys basketball teams eager for tourney

Staying busy hasn't been easy over the past few weeks for several City League boys basketball programs.
Centennial Roundup

Girls make quick work of Devils

Centennial High School girls basketball coach Darrin Green was concerned his team might get out to a sluggish start in the Division II district tournament after it wasn't able to practice six of the eight days before its postseason opener because of bad weather.
Watterson Roundup

Boys basketball team seeking consistent offense

Watterson High School boys basketball coach Vince Lombardo said his team will need to be more consistent at the offensive end of the court if it is to make a run in the Division II district tournament.
City Notes

Walnut Ridge ends title drought on mat

Entering this season, nine programs had won City League wrestling championships since the Walnut Ridge High School team last earned a title in 1973.
Centennial Roundup

Boys squad looks to turn up pressure

The Centennial High School boys basketball team did a lot of things well while going 12-10 in the regular season, with the glaring exception being the way it applied full-court defensive pressure.
City League Notes

Northland topples Walnut Ridge for boys title

The depth of the Northland High School boys basketball team is shining through in time for the postseason.
Centennial Roundup

Girls team promises not to lose focus

The Centennial High School girls basketball team may be able to win its first two Division II district tournament games without giving its best effort, but senior guard Izzi Luaces insists the Stars will be focused and ready to play hard in each contest.
City Notes

Walnut Ridge, Northland to play for title

Much has changed for the Northland and Walnut Ridge high school boys basketball teams since they last met for the City League championship in 2013.
Centennial Roundup

Girls team edged in City final

After the Centennial High School girls basketball team lost to Eastmoor Academy 44-43 in the City League championship game Feb. 7 at Columbus South, the Stars didn't try to downplay their disappointment.
Watterson Roundup

Girls bowling team making progress

Watterson High School bowling coach Jerry Wagner is impressed with the way the girls team has consistently improved its score since the start of the season.
Centennial Roundup

Girls team to play for City title

Alyssa Dean played a major role in leading the Centennial High School girls basketball team to its first City League-North Division title.
Watterson Roundup

Girls team seeks more offense

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.
Centennial Roundup

Newcomers lead boys bowling team

Centennial High School boys bowling coach Brian Hamilton wasn't sure how his team would hold up this season after losing four of its top five performers from last year to graduation.
Watterson Roundup

Knee injuries can't slow Eagles' Mefferd

One of the top performers for the Watterson High School boys swimming and diving team the last four seasons, senior Isaiah Mefferd seems to glide effortlessly through the water while competing.
City League Notes

Ayers settling in as Walnut Ridge's wrestling coach

It hasn't taken long for Steve Ayers to feel at home at Walnut Ridge High School.
Centennial Roundup

Thomas takes game to next level

When Roosevelt Osborne first saw Joe Thomas play basketball four years ago, he wasn't overly impressed with his skill level but was optimistic he would develop into a better athlete.
Girls Basketball

Coach: Centennial's Dean first to reach 1,000 points in school history

Alyssa Dean scored her 1,000th career point for the Centennial High School girls basketball team in its 66-41 victory over Mifflin on Jan. 13.
Watterson Roundup

Girls team awaits test from DeSales

The Watterson High School girls basketball team has been effective at handling the ball against defensive pressure thus far.
Centennial Roundup

Injury doesn't derail season for Luaces

Centennial High School senior Izzi Luaces felt like she was on top of the world heading into last fall's AAU basketball season.