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WARRIORS Continued from page A9 City in a first-round game on Feb. 17 to improve to 16-5. They went 13-1 to capture the OCC-Central title. Led by guards Mary Corbett and Sarah Hobbs, Upper Arlington thrives on the perimeter and can put a game out of reach in a hurry. Corbett shot 50.7 percent (37 of 73) from behind the 3-point line during the regular season to lead the district. Hobbs was right behind her at 48.1 percent (38 of 79). The Warriors haven’t won in the postseason since defeating Grove City 61-59 in overtime in a first-round game in 2002. They lost 80-31 against 10thseeded Pickerington Central a year ago. “Upper Arlington’s a tough game for us, no question,” Oyster said. “But we’re probably as ready for a game like that as we have been all year.” •School officials announced late last week that girls soccer coach Michelle Lisy had stepped down. She was at Watkins Memorial the past three

At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Watkins Memorial boys basketball, swimming and wrestling teams: BOYS BASKETBALL *Feb. 11 — Defeated Franklin Heights 40-37. Chase Dupps scored a season-high 17 points to lead the Warriors, who snapped a 13-game losing streak and posted their first OCC-Capital victory. Feb. 15 — Lost to St. Charles 71-40. Kevin Crawford and Thomas Osickey scored eight points each for the Warriors. *Feb. 18 — Played Hilliard Bradley in regular-season finale Feb. 25 — Top-seeded Westerville South or Lancaster in second round of Division I district tournament, 6 p.m. at Worthington Christian Middle School. Winner plays Independence, MarionFranklin, Pickerington Central or Reynoldsburg in district semifinal, 10 a.m. March 6 at Fairgrounds Coliseum. Of note: The Warriors were 2-17 overall and 1-12 in the OCC-Capital before Feb. 18. SWIMMING Feb. 12 — Boys: Did not score at Division I sectional meet at Thomas Worthington, won by New Albany (238.5); Girls: Tied Newark for 13th (4) at 14-

seasons after previously coaching the boys team at Licking Heights. The Warriors went 1232-6 under Lisy, including a Division I tournament victory in

team sectional at Thomas, won by host Cardinals (194) Feb. 19 — Competed in district meet at Ohio State. The top three finishers in each event advanced to the state meet Feb. 25-26 in Canton. At-large bids based on statewide performances also were available and will be announced Sunday, Feb. 20. Below are the district qualifiers with sectional time and district seed: BOYS — 200 medley relay (2:10.38, 28th); 200 free relay (1:48.23, 28th); 400 free relay (4:17.53, 28th) GIRLS — Hannah Rush: 200 IM (2:26.85, 23rd), 500 free (5:41.65, 20th); 200 medley relay (2:08.38, 24th); 200 free relay (1:55.02, 22nd); 400 free relay (4:27.71, 28th) WRESTLING Feb. 19 — Competed in Division I sectional meet at Marysville. The top four individuals in each weight class advanced to the district meet Feb. 2526 at Hilliard Darby. Of note: The Warriors went 3-4 to finish fifth in the OCC-Capital behind Mount Vernon (7-0), Hilliard Bradley (6-1), New Albany (5-2) and Olentangy Orange (4-3) and ahead of Big Walnut (2-5), Delaware (1-6) and Franklin Heights (0-7). *OCC-Capital contest

2008. They finished 5-9-3 last season.

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meet, which was held Feb. 18 at Ohio State. Sydney King was seeded first in the 200-yard freestyle after clocking a meet record 1 minute, 55.23 seconds during the sectional at Thomas Worthington on Feb. 12. She was seeded first for the 500 free (5:05.63) and was part of the 400 free relay that was seeded first after setting a meet record (3:42.08) at sectional. Lori Davis was seeded first in the 50 free (25.76), and the 200 free relay also was seeded first (1:43.23). King broke a meet record in the 200 free that had stood since 1998, while the 400 free relay eclipsed a meet record that was set in 1995. The girls outscored runner-up Hartley 281.5204.5 to win the sectional team title. The boys gave Granville a sweep as they outscored second-place Columbus Academy 283-237. The Division II state meet will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, through Friday, Feb. 25, at Branin Natatorium in Canton. •BOWLING — The Newark boys (4-1) and girls (4-0) teams won OCC-Ohio championships. Senior Bret Peck, a boys state qualifier two years ago, rolled the first 300 game in East Central Conference history on Jan. 29. The sectional tournaments were held Feb. 18. The district tournaments will be held at HP Lanes in Columbus on Saturday, Feb. 26.

the postseason despite being seeded 16th. The fourth-seeded Green Wave, meanwhile, also might contend for another district championship. It influenced the MSL-Ohio standings by defeating Heath 51-47 on Jan. 21 and Granville 69-67 on Feb. 12. Also, Newark Catholic is 123 in the postseason over the past three years. “I’ll tell you what, they’re really going to benefit from playing the bigger schools in our league,” Fulk said. “Newark Catholic’s shown they have more in that program than just one or two good senior classes.” •HOCKEY — The Newark Generals have done it again. The Generals parlayed another strong secondhalf run into a spot in next month’s state club tournament. They closed the regular season 5-11 and placed fourth in the Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League to earn the final postseason berth, finishing 12-11-1 overall with 25 points while winning a tiebreaker with Athens. Also qualifying were regular-season champion PRPC (15-7-2, 32 points), Hilliard (14-7-3, 31) and Northeast (14-7-3, 31). The Generals will be making their fourth consecutive state-tournament appearance March 1113. They captured the state title in 2009. •SWIMMING — The Granville girls team earned five No. 1 seeds for the Division II district

HORNETS Continued from page A9 defense and we were able to press at times. We’d like to be able to run our offense a little better, though. We need to learn to play under control a little more. “So we have a lot to do this summer. We need to get into the gym and keep working to get better. We need to look at this season as a learning experience.” •Aided by a 12-game winning streak earlier this season, the boys basketball team earned the eighth seed for the Division II district tournament. Coach Nathan Clark made a bold move at the draw meeting by going on the same line as sixth-seeded Granville, and the two will meet in a firstround game at Lakewood on Wednesday, Feb. 23. The Blue Aces, who shared first place in the MSL-Ohio with Division III top-seeded Heath entering their respective league finales, beat the Hornets 64-55 at home Dec. 7. It was the second game of the season for Licking Heights, which started 0-4.

The following central Ohio schools are seeking coaches: Delaware — Football. Send résumé to athletics director Clint Fetty at Hamilton Township — Assistant softball, middle school baseball. Send résumé to athletics director Mark Beggrow at Hilliard Darby — Girls golf, assistant junior varsity boys soccer. Send résumé to Chad Schulte, athletics director, Hilliard Darby High School, 4200 Leppert Road, Hilliard, 43026 or e-mail Johnstown-Monroe — Track, junior varsity baseball. Contact athletics director Mike Carter at (740) 967-2721 or Olentangy — Girls soccer. Send résumé to athletics director Jay Wolfe at by March 4.

Thomas Worthington — Assistant track and field specializing in pole vault. Send résumé to athletics director Dan Girard at or fax to (614) 883-2275. Upper Arlington — Field hockey. Send résumé to girls athletics director Jodi Palmer at Watterson — Assistant boys track and field specializing in sprints and jumps. Contact coach Matt McGowan at or (740) 5870376. Wellington — Middle school assistant baseball and softball. Send résumé to athletics director Elizabeth Clapacs at Westerville South — Assistant boys and girls soccer. Contact athletics department at (614) 797-6004. Westland — Volleyball. Send résumé to Greg Burke at


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At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Licking Heights boys basketball, girls basketball and wrestling teams: BOYS BASKETBALL *Feb. 12 — Defeated Millersport 5944. Two days after a 56-55 loss to MSL-Cardinal-champion Harvest Prep, the Hornets rebounded as freshman Alex Murphy posted season highs in points (16) and rebounds (14). *Feb. 15 — Def. Liberty Union 6143. Darius Strickland had a seasonhigh 22 points to lead the Hornets, who outscored the Lions 41-17 in the second half. *Feb. 18 — Played Harvest Prep in regular-season finale Feb. 23 — Sixth-seeded Granville in first round of Division II district tournament, 6 p.m. at Lakewood. The eighth-seeded Hornets lost to the Blue Aces 64-55 on Dec. 7. The winner advances to play either Utica or Jonathan Alder in the second round, 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Delaware. Of note: The Hornets were 14-5 overall and 11-2 in the MSL-Cardinal before Feb. 18. GIRLS BASKETBALL *Feb. 11 — Lost to Harvest Prep 82-

Still, Granville coach Jamie Pearson wasn’t necessarily surprised by Clark’s decision. “They’re a lot better team now,” Pearson said of Licking Heights. “They’re well-coached

49 in regular-season finale. Kyasia Duling scored 21 points to lead the Hornets. The Warriors were ranked first in the final Division IV state poll. Feb. 15 — Lost to fourth-seeded Jonathan Alder 67-39 in first round of Division II district tournament. Brandi Hunt scored nine points on three 3-pointers to lead the Hornets. Of note: The Hornets finished 4-17 overall and 3-11 in the MSL-Cardinal. WRESTLING *Feb. 12 — Finished second (3-1) at four-team MSL-Cardinal dual-meet tournament, behind champion West Jefferson (4-0). The Hornets defeated Grandview 34-30, Harvest Prep 36-24 and Liberty Union 48-36 before losing to the Roughriders 70-9. Tyler Price (112) and Jason Maynard (140) both went 4-0 to earn firstteam all-league honors. Josiah Dunlap (135) and Kevin Yeager (171) went 3-1 to make second-team allleague. Feb. 19 — Competed in Division II sectional at home. The top four individuals in each weight class advanced to the district meet Feb. 25-26 at Columbus East. *MSL-Cardinal contest

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son said, “The City League title is a wonderful boost for us going into the district tournament because once you win a championship, all of us want the next title even more and there are three more we can win. We have the district, regional and state tournaments ahead and, of Larry Larson is a former athletics director at course, we have coach McKinney leading the Grandview High School. He can be heard as way. He is a great coach and a father figure for “Mr. High School Sports” on WTVN 610 AM.

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