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.
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.