90-Day Archive

Swimming & Diving

UA girls win first title in three years

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.
Wellington Roundup

Haring places 12th at state

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.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Keethler leads gymnastics team to state

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.
Swimming & Diving

UA girls dominate district meet

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.
Wellington Roundup

Girls basketball team seeks better execution

During its 39-35 victory at Northside Christian on Jan. 23, the Wellington School girls basketball team struggled to score inside the paint despite having a size advantage.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Boys getting set for tourney

The Upper Arlington High School boys basketball enters the postseason with a 17-5 record, but guard Gabe Akins has noticed a trend in the Golden Bears' losses.
Hockey

Resilient Bears eye district tourney

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.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Wrestlers in good place heading to postseason

Upper Arlington High School wrestling coach Matt Stout and several of his athletes think the team is in a good place nine days before the start of the postseason.
Wellington Roundup

Xin leads boys swim squad at sectional

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).
Upper Arlington Roundup

Defense is focus for girls squad

The Upper Arlington High School girls basketball team allowed more than 45 points just five times in its first 20 games, but three of those instances have come within the past two weeks.
Boys Basketball

Boys squad not finishing consistently

One good thing for the Upper Arlington High School boys basketball team is that it usually has played with a lead this season.
Wellington Roundup

Girls team looking to maintain balance

Lacking a superstar, the Wellington School girls basketball team relies on contributions from a variety of players.
Girls Basketball

Wachtman's skills benefiting Bears

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.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Trace delivering top times for girls swim squad

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.
CSG Roundup

Tierney's impact goes beyond swim squad

Katherine Tierney is the first to admit she isn't blessed with a lot of natural athleticism.
Swimming & Diving

UA boys tune up for postseason

Upper Arlington High School boys swimming coach Mike de Bear said at the beginning of the season that he was searching for "an alpha dog" to become the team leader.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Boys basketball team emphasizing details

Halfway through OCC-Central Division play, the Upper Arlington High School boys basketball team finds itself in a familiar position -- the driver's seat.
Girls Volleyball

Upper Arlington selects Van Arsdale as new coach

After eight years away from the volleyball sidelines but not the game itself, Chris Van Arsdale was named Upper Arlington High School’s new girls volleyball coach Jan. 16.
Wrestling

Bears' Turkelson living up to own expectations

Mark Turkelson of the Upper Arlington High School wrestling team minces no words about why he took up the sport as an eighth-grader.
Wellington Roundup

Girls squad wins tourney

The Wellington School girls basketball team won the Jaguar Invitational for the first time since 2007.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Gymnasts show commitment

With only three upperclassmen on her team, Upper Arlington High School gymnastics coach Jennifer Lippold anticipated having to ask a lot of her nine underclassmen, including six freshmen.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Growth spurt puts Steger in enhanced role

As recently as a year ago, Onno Steger of the Upper Arlington High School boys basketball team might not have foreseen the role he now fills for the Golden Bears.
Swimming & Diving

Versatile Long puts focus on 'mental game'

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.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Girls basketball team ahead of schedule

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.