After finishing their 2009 season with a disappointing 5-5 record, the UAHS football program is looking for success in both practice and games. Senior captain Ben Grindle-Degraaf explained that in order to have a more succesful season it crucial for the team to work together.
“We need to refocus as a team and reassess the amount of work we are really willing to do,” Grindle-Degraaf said. “If we can do that we hope to make and do well in the play-offs.”
With yet another new coach, Matt Wion, the Upper Arlington girls volleyball team has proven that hard work and determination can lead to victory. Four returning varsity letterwinners, seniors Katie Jones, Ava Cramp, Molly Lex and junior Kelly Hutchinson, have lead the team to a so far near flawless record. The girls are scheduled to play Westland Oct. 7 and Hillard Davidson Oct. 12.
Boy’s Cross Country
The boys cross country team started its season off strong with third, sixth and eleventh place finishes at their first three races. However, acorrding to senior captain Wes Ewing, they still have a lot of work to do if they want to qualify for the regional and state meets.
“Overall [our season] hasn’t been as good as we expected,” Ewing said. “We are getting better every week and we hope to continue that trend.”
Coming off a second place finish at the state final and an overall record of 22-4 last season, the team is focused on earning the program its 11th state championship. Seniors Amy Trace, Kayla Hammerburg and Alison Edwards led the water polo Bears to compete in the Ohio Cup at Worthington Sept. 11-12 and later in the Beast of the East Invitational in Reading, Penn. Sept. 24-25. They plan to compete in the state finals at Mason Oct. 22-23.