90-Day Archive

Upper Arlington Roundup

Lacrosse team tightens defense

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.
Athletics

Smith excited to serve as AD

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 Roundup

Boys lacrosse team 'ready to go'

As the three-time defending Division I state champion, the Upper Arlington High School boys lacrosse team is used to extending its season into June.
Wellington Roundup

Lacrosse squad focusing on skills

Under first-year coach Idin Pirasteh, the Wellington School boys lacrosse team has embraced "#WeBasic."
Boys Tennis

UA's lineup remains unsettled

Upper Arlington High School boys tennis coach Amos Allison swears his uncertainty about his team's lineup early in the season isn't an attempt to pull a "fast one" on opponents.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Girls runners eyeing state

The athletes on the Upper Arlington High School girls track and field team who have tasted success as members of the cross country team are seeking to extend their spring season as far as it can go.
Wellington Roundup

Baseball team comprised of 'utility' players

Wellington School baseball coach Craig Jones had a hard time choosing his lineup to start the season because each of his players can play multiple positions.
Baseball

UA coach emphasizing details

Upper Arlington High School baseball players know they need to pay close attention to the instructions handed down by first-year coach Tom Marker.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Softball squad begins rebuild

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.
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.