'Hawks hoopsters each nab big OCC victories

'Hawks hoopsters each nab big OCC victories

Both the girls and boys basketball programs at Westerville Central picked up wins over Ohio Capital Conference Cardinal Division foe Olentangy Liberty Friday, Jan. 8.

The Lady Warhawks nabbed a 41-39 victory over the Patriots at home, with junior Abby King leading the way with 13 points.

"We were down nine in the first half, probably the middle of the second quarter," coach Doug Etgen said, "then we made a run to tie it, but got down eight or nine in the second half.

Raiders athletics in the heat of OCC Ohio play

Raiders athletics in the heat of OCC Ohio play

The wrestlers of Jared Ball competed in the Kevin Cleveland Tournament Saturday, Jan 9 at Dublin Scioto. The team finished 12th in the 16-team field. Mason was the top team finisher with 188 points. The Raiders totaled 88.

The grapplers' quad meet with Gahanna, Lancaster and Grove City has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 19. The four-team meet was originally set for Thursday, Jan. 7, but was postponed due to the winter storm that hit the area.
 

Bears teams face Shamrocks with plenty on the line

Bears teams face Shamrocks with plenty on the line

Just how good is the current edition of the Upper Arlington boys basketball team?

Quite good indeed, according to the coach of the undefeated Golden Bears' (8-0) most recent victim.

What was expected by many to be a close Ohio Capital Conference Central Division battle at Hilliard Davidson quickly turned into a 70-46 runaway as UA (8-0) jumped ahead 26-12 after one quarter and never looked back Friday, Jan. 8.

Remaining league slate should boost hockey Lions

Remaining league slate should boost hockey Lions

Gahanna Lincoln's ice hockey team is looking forward to the rest of its Capital Hockey Conference schedule.

The Golden Lions just had to get through this past weekend first.

They were facing a tough trio of league games, which began Friday, Jan. 8, with a home contest against new CHC member Cincinnati Moeller at the Easton Chiller.

Larson: Westerville Central among area's top girls bowling teams

As we reach mid-January, the high school bowling season is in full swing and athletes all over central Ohio are achieving great things. Of the area girls teams, Westerville Central ranks right near the top. Led by senior Ashley Grega and junior Melissa Klodnick, the Warhawks are one of top threats come tournament time in a month.
 

Coffman girls coach getting point across to McQuade

Coffman girls coach getting point across to McQuade

Dublin Coffman High School girls basketball coach Bryan Patton was brutally honest when he talked to junior Sarah McQuade before the season.
 
McQuade was stepping into the starting point guard position and, as a former point guard, Patton knows the importance of that role.
 

Celtics' DePerro drives on

Celtics' DePerro drives on

Senior Adam DePerro has been an integral part of the Dublin Jerome High School hockey team for four seasons, setting a program record for most points scored by a defenseman in one season and being named the Celtics' Most Valuable Player.
 
Unbeknownst to many Celtics fans, DePerro's hockey career nearly ended shortly before he arrived at Jerome.
 

Higgins helping Bradley build

Higgins helping Bradley build

When Hilliard Bradley junior Andrew Higgins was at Central Crossing, there was not a tournament like last Saturday's home Porter Memorial Tournament.
 
For many of the wrestlers that competed that day for both Bradley and Darby, the Porter Memorial Tournament was about coming of age.
 
The event concurrently runs a high school and middle school tournament side by side in the same gymnasium, and most of the varsity wrestlers were once middle-school participants.
 

Pioneers improved despite numbers

Pioneers improved despite numbers

In its second season, the Olentangy Orange High School gymnastics team hasn't come close to matching its program record for most points in a meet.
 
The Pioneers scored a program-record 114.75 points last season but haven't scored more than 105.65 through three meets this season.
 
Despite the drop-off in scoring, coach Jen Hedrick said her team is performing better than it did last season.
 

Orange showing high-powered offense

Orange showing high-powered offense

The high-scoring Olentangy Orange High School boys basketball team has been putting up numbers that even its coach didn't expect.

The Pioneers were 7-1 before playing a non-league game last Tuesday against Fairbanks and were averaging 74.6 points, including an average of 85 in their last four contests. Coach John Betz likes what he sees, but he doesn't know how long the pace will continue.