Wrapping up winter sports
This past winter sports season came to an end on Feb. 25 as the hockey team lost in the third round of the state tournament 4-6 to Upper Arlington and the girls bowling team qualified for districts. All the teams celebrated many successes and learned lessons throughout the season.
The wrestling team, led by Head Coach Scott Tressler, went 4-6 during the season. Some highlights of the season were senior Logan Broskie and junior Bryce Houston placing at the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association and Houston again placing at Top Gun.
“It was a pretty successful season. The guys have stepped up training and really turned the corner,” Tressler said.
Girls’ basketball had its third season with Coach Bob Scott and went 7-16 on the year. Highlights of the season were beating DeSales and winning back-to-back games at the Teays Valley Holiday Classic.
“Our league and non-league schedule was very challenging and hopefully the returning players can use this season as a learning experience,” Scott said.
The boys’ basketball team went 8-15 this season as a whole, and 1-9 in OCCs. A highlight of the season was when the team beat Dublin Scioto in a tight game, 60-58.
The hockey team’s record in the CHC White Division was 10-5-1, where it finished in second place and was ranked sixth in the district coaches’ poll. The team is coached by Tim Chugh.
“We were very proud to set a team record for fastest three goals in school history (48 seconds) in a come-from-behind victory over rival Olentangy,” Chugh said.
The swim team was coached by Joseph Fourqurean. It broke seven school records this season, some of those records were broken multiple times by different individuals, as well as finishing the dual meet season 4-3, and second overall at the OCC championship meet.
“If you look at our times from our JV championships, sectional meet and district championships, 80 percent of our swims have been lifetime best. These young athletes worked very hard this year and it has shown through our results,” Fourqurean said.
The gymnastics team was coached by Jennifer Hedrick and had a season record of 7-12. One highlight was Beauty and the Beast, where the girls had their season high score of 128 and was met with a large crowd at home.
“I’m very proud of how the girls continued to improve throughout the season and continued to learn new skills and perfect the ones they already had,” Hedrick said.
The girls bowling team is coached by Paul Brown and went 10-6 on the year. The team made it to districts and got second in the Warrior Challenge Tournament.
“There was good team chemistry and we also had a lot more preparation for matches and tournaments this season,” senior Raelynn Bishop said.
The boys bowling team was also led by Head Coach Paul Brown. The team went 7-10 and although it failed to qualify for districts, it did have senior Rory Schmidt and junior Tommy Ciacuria both qualify individually.
“Some high points of our season would have to include taking down our rival Olentangy and also seeing everyone improve on their high game and high series,” senior Nick Baumeyer said.