90-Day Archive

Boys Lacrosse

Bears emphasizing communication

A few times during a recent practice, Upper Arlington High School boys lacrosse coach Ted Wolford had to remind his players that effective communication includes being loud on the field.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Girls lacrosse squad looks to dictate tempo

Upper Arlington High School girls lacrosse coach Wendy Pinta wants her players to be "comfortable with being uncomfortable" so that the team avoids another early finish to the season.
Swimming & Diving

UA boys striving to regain elite status

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.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Hockey team had season to remember

Minutes after his team's season ended, Upper Arlington High School hockey coach Jay Graham wasn't entirely in the mood to reflect on one of the best seasons in program history.
Wellington Roundup

Boys squad falls to Nubians

The Wellington School boys basketball team was outmatched by top-seeded Africentric in a Division IV district semifinal, but coach Artie Taylor was pleased with his team's effort.
Gymnastics

Bears finish strong at state

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.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Hockey squad falls to Jerome

At least twice in the final three minutes of the district final March 7 at OhioHealth Ice Haus, the Upper Arlington High School hockey team was within reach of its first state appearance since 2007.
Wellington Roundup

James leads boys squad to upset of Fisher Catholic

The Wellington School boys basketball team pulled off a slight upset in the second round of the Division IV district tournament when it defeated seventh-seeded Fisher Catholic 60-45 on March 4.
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.