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.
Matthew Xin led the Wellington School boys swimming team in a Division II sectional Feb. 14 at Upper Arlington by winning both the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 8.99 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:03.12).
Knowing Elli Wachtman would be important to the success of the Upper Arlington High School girls basketball team this season, coach Chris Savage and center/forward Kortney Eisenman committed themselves to drawing the 5-foot-11 junior forward out of her shell.
Katie Trace of the Upper Arlington High School girls swimming and diving team entered the week with the district's top times in the 200-yard freestyle, 200 individual medley and 500 free, and is ranked no worse than fifth in the state in any of those events.
Gracie Long of the Upper Arlington High School girls swimming and diving team admitted she doesn't have a magic formula to reclaim the state title she won in the Division I 100-yard freestyle as a freshman or help set yet another state record in a relay.
Having lost three starters from last season when his program won its first Division I district championship since 1989, Upper Arlington High School girls basketball coach Chris Savage knew he would spend the early part of the season fitting new players into new roles.