A week after wrapping up the CCL title in girls basketball, Hartley High School captured two additional league championships last week.

The wrestling team defeated DeSales 57-20 and St. Charles 44-27 on Feb. 15 in the CCL dual tournament at home to capture its sixth league title in seven seasons, including its fifth in a row.

Then on Feb. 16, the boys basketball team earned a share of the CCL title with Ready and Watterson when the Eagles edged the Silver Knights 57-56.

Boys team gets first CCL title since 2011

Despite losing both matchups to Ready, the boys basketball team swept Watterson, DeSales and St. Charles and ended up with a share of the CCL title with the Silver Knights and Eagles at 6-2.

It marks the first CCL championship since Hartley won the outright league title in the 2010-11 season.

"I've dreamed of a CCL (title) since my freshman year, and now we have it," senior guard Garrett Tipton said. "I could never be more proud of my teammates, my coaches and my school."

Also on Feb. 16, the Hawks avenged a second-round district tournament loss to Linden-McKinley last season by defeating the Panthers 65-55 at home as Tipton surpassed the 1,000-point career mark.

Tipton scored 25 points and had 1,006 for his career before Hartley played Whitehall on Feb. 19 and Johnstown on Feb. 20.

The Hawks were 15-5 overall before playing the Rams and are seeded fourth for the Division II district tournament.

Hartley will open the postseason March 3 at home with a second-round game against 12th-seeded Centennial or 16th-seeded Licking Valley.

Wrestlers to build from league title

After trailing St. Charles 27-22 in the CCL dual final, the wrestling team got wins by Kenyon Davis at 195 pounds, Griffin Rathburn at 220 and Nate Jackson at heavyweight and earned a forfeit victory by Michael Petrella at 106 to wrap up the dual title.

"We're wrestling really well right now, so anything to keep the competition juices going is good," coach Kevin Petrella said.

Hartley is planning to fill at least 11 or possibly 12 of the 14 weight classes for the Division II sectional Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, at Licking Valley. The top four finishers in each weight advance to the district tournament March 2 and 3 at Uhrichsville Claymont.

Davis, Rathburn and Jackson all are expected to compete at a weight lower than the one they did against St. Charles.

Joe Petrella (152) and Keegan Moran (145) are others who figure to have strong chances to qualify for district.

"We've got a great opportunity next weekend at Licking Valley, so I think we're going to go in there and try to finish at the top," coach Petrella said.

Girls swimmers place second at district

The girls swimming and diving team followed its sectional title by earning a runner-up finish (287 points) in the Division II district meet that concluded Feb. 16 at Ohio University.

Columbus School for Girls (356) won the district title and Columbus Academy (267.5) placed third as 32 teams scored.

The Hawks were led by the winning 200-yard freestyle relay of Deanne Archambeau, Olivia Bergmann, Cara Luallen and Kayla Williams (1 minute, 40.09 seconds) and the runner-up 200 medley relay of Archambeau, Bergmann, Mia Phillips and Williams (1:49.49).

The 200 medley relay is seeded 10th in the state meet Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday, Feb. 23, at Branin Natatorium in Canton and the 200 free relay is seeded ninth.

At district, the top two placers in each swimming event automatically advanced to state. In addition, 16 at-large state berths were awarded for each swimming event based on times statewide.

Also advancing was Archambeau in the 100 butterfly (fifth, 58.83) and the 400 free relay of Stephany Aeling, Maggie Phillips, Mia Phillips and Williams (third, 3:41.99).

Archambeau is seeded 25th in the 100 fly and the 400 free relay is seeded 15th.

"We held on (to second place as a team) at the end, so that's pretty rewarding," coach Tony Phillips said. "A top-three finish at district is pretty admirable. By and large, the girls individually had a pretty good day collectively. By and large, we were really satisfied. It's a pretty intense atmosphere, and for our girls to come in and keep their composure, it's pretty satisfying."

The boys team placed 13th (79) at district behind champion Academy (324) as 31 teams scored but didn't have any state qualifiers.

Owen Kennedy placed third in the 100 backstroke (56.37) and missed advancing by .04 of a second.

Boys bowlers qualify for district tourney

The boys bowling team finished 10th (3,209) of 30 teams in the Division II sectional Feb. 16 at HP Lanes, behind champion Jonathan Alder (3,643), as the top 12 teams advanced to the district tournament.

The Hawks compete at district Thursday, Feb. 22, at HP Lanes, where the top three teams and top three individuals not on qualifying teams qualify for the state tournament March 2 at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl.

The girls team opens the Division I postseason with the sectional Saturday, Feb. 24, at HP Lanes. The top 16 teams and top 16 individuals not on qualifying teams advance to district March 3 at HP Lanes.

At the boys sectional, junior Anthony Metnes bowled a 566 three-game series to finish seventh. Sophomore Victor Jackson was 24th (497) and junior Jack Shisler was 88th (389). Also competing were senior Jordan Davis and junior Evan Costlow.

Girls basketball team to face Celtics

The eighth-seeded girls basketball team beat 38th-seeded Olentangy Orange 43-31 on Feb. 17 in the first round of the Division I district tournament.

The Hawks will play host to 36th-seeded Dublin Jerome in a second-round game Friday, Feb. 23. The Celtics are 8-14.

The winner faces ninth-seeded Gahanna or 26th-seeded Hilliard Darby in a district semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 28, at a neutral site to be announced. The district final is March 3 at Ohio Dominican University.

Hartley improved to 16-4 with the win over Orange as Kennedy Taylor had 12 points and Jordan Kaylor scored 10. The Hawks outscored the Pioneers 14-5 in the fourth quarter.



At a glance

Below are the members of the Hartley boys and girls swimming and diving teams who competed at district but did not qualify for state:

BOYS -- Chad Kegelmayer: 100 breast (1:08.24, 16th), 200 free (1:58.31, 13th); Owen Kennedy: 100 back (56.37, third), 100 free (50.79, 11th); Sam LeMay: 100 fly (1:00.99, 20th); Thomas Mayhan: diving (232, fifth); 200 free relay (1:40.07, 12th); 200 medley relay (1:48.45, fifth)

GIRLS -- Stephany Aeling: 200 free (2:03.84, 12th), 500 free (5:32.64, seventh); Deanne Archambeau: 50 free (25.55, 10th), 100 fly (58.83, fifth); Olivia Bergmann: 100 back (1:00.46, seventh), 100 fly (59.47, sixth); Gabby Jackson: 100 back (1:08.58, 22nd), 200 IM (2:31.32, 23rd); Cara Luallen: 50 free (24.78, fourth), 100 free (57.05, 16th); Kayla Malone: 50 free (27.01, tied for 29th), 100 free (1:01.87, 30th); Liza McClung: 100 breast (1:17.16, 24th); Maggie Phillips: 200 free (1:59.22, seventh), 500 free (5:26.08, fourth); Mia Phillips: 100 breast (1:08.75, fourth), 200 free (2:14, fourth); Annie Robinson: diving (254.35, eighth); Emma Simone: 100 fly (1:05.76, 19th), 200 IM (2:27.5, 15th); Ellie Tanner: 100 breast (1:12.96, 14th), 200 IM (2:32.14, 25th); Kayla Williams: 50 free (24.99, fifth), 100 free (54.72, fourth)