After watching her team allow 44 goals in its first four games, Upper Arlington High School girls lacrosse coach Wendy Pinta knew making adjustments and effectively increasing ball pressure would be no small task.
Fans of the Upper Arlington High School boys basketball team took over Value City Arena during the Division I state tournament in March 2014, filling at least half of the arena for the Golden Bears' semifinal win over Trotwood-Madison and an overtime loss to Lakewood St. Edward in the final.
Upper Arlington High School softball coach Todd DelBoccio acknowledges his team will need a learning curve early on, but he hopes the Golden Bears' progression will pick up steam as the season gets rolling.
The speech Upper Arlington High School boys swimming and diving coach Mike de Bear gave his team after the conclusion of the Division I state meet Feb. 28 bore some similarities to what girls coach Dan Peterkoski told his team two years ago when its eight-year streak of state championships was snapped.
The Upper Arlington High School gymnastics team started the state meet March 6 at Hilliard Bradley with a shaky performance on balance beam, giving coach Jennifer Lippold flashbacks to the season-opening Hilliard Invitational.
Tired of being the Division I state runner-up the past two years, the Upper Arlington High School girls swimming and diving team wasted no time making a statement in the state meet that concluded Feb. 28 at Branin Natatorium in Canton.
Despite being slowed by a fever and sinus infection, senior Michael Haring of the Wellington School boys swimming and diving team placed 12th in diving in the Division II state meet Feb. 25 at Branin Natatorium in Canton.
Mary Kate Keethler of the Upper Arlington High School gymnastics team is no stranger to state meet competition, but the senior still was overwhelmed Feb. 28 when she learned she won the district championship in the all-around.
The Upper Arlington High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams are familiar faces at the Division I state meet, and if they have their way, that will especially ring true in the next few years.
Despite a 5-4 double-overtime loss to Olentangy Orange in the Blue Jackets Cup final Feb. 15 at OhioHealth Ice Haus, Upper Arlington High School hockey coach Jay Graham has few complaints about where his team stands entering the district tournament.