With only one key senior a year ago in sprinter Carly Culbertson, the Ready High School girls track and field team came up just short of advancing to the Division II regional meet in several events and didn't have any state qualifiers.
Ready High School softball coach Jen Goff told her players last season that she always believed they were capable of going deep into the Division III postseason because they had been prepared by a difficult regular-season schedule.
As he reflected on his team advancing to the Division III state tournament for the first time since 2010, Ready High School boys basketball coach Don Worstell talked about how he was pleased and proud of what the Silver Knights accomplished.
One of Jimmy Hanley's fondest memories came in March of his sixth-grade year when he made a trip to Ohio University to watch the Ready High School boys basketball team compete in the 2008 Division III regional tournament.
Considering his roster featured only one player with previous varsity experience, first-year Westland High School boys basketball coach Seth Martin was pleased with his team's development over the course of the season.
For most of the third quarter and for the first half of the fourth quarter in its Division III regional semifinal March 5 at Springfield, the Ready High School girls basketball team trailed Jamestown Greeneview by double digits.