Boys Basketball CCL, District,
Regional Champions & State Runner-Up
The Bishop Watterson boys basketball team returned to the Schottenstein Center for the Division II State Championship final four. The Eagles defeated Akron St. Vincent St. Mary in the state semifinal, 56-51 and lost to Nowalk 65-58 in the championship game on Saturday, March 22.
Left to right-First row: Ryan Lewis, Greg Oman, Tommy Geraghty, Cody Calhoun, Mason Fisher; Second row: Matt Froehle, Nate Boone, Noah Matteson, Andy Grieser, Ben Kaminski; Third row: Head Coach Vince Lombardo, Assistant Coach Bill Bope, Assistant Coach Mike Sandor, Athletic Trainer Erick Boucher, Matt Hughes, Matt Lehman, Avery Janning, Joey DiOrio, Manager R.J. Boehman, Assistant Coach Casey Teeters, Assistant Coach Steve Devlin, Assistant Coach Jim Ryan. We are proud of our Eagles!
Our Athletic Director said it best ...Eagles lose a tough one 65-58.
To the young men of the 2013-2014 basketball team: Thank you.
53 weeks ago, our school had never won a regional title. Now we have won two.
53 weeks ago we had never won a final four game. Now we have won three.
100 weeks ago, 54 wins would have been a great three season run.
54-4, two district titles, two regional titles, one state runner-up and one State Championship.
Though these words will mean little right now, they will hopefully mean much more and I hope it will not take 53 weeks to realize the tremendous accomplishment and the unbridled joy you have brought to us who simply got to watch.
Mike Roark, BWHS Athletic Director
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The 6-5 senior center was averaging a team-high 13 points and six rebounds and was shooting 54 percent from the field through 25 games for Watterson, which finished 26-3 after losing to Norwalk 65-58 in the Division II state championship game March 22.
Hughes made first-team all-district and all-CCL. “Matt’s a great competitor and a great teammate,” coach Vince Lombardo said.“Matt’s our best inside presence offensively and he could score more and have bigger numbers if we needed him to, but we’re fortunate to have guys who are able to score at all five positions.”
- Matt Lehmann is the Dispatch Athlete of the Week 3/10-16/14 - Lehmann, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, led Watterson to its second-consecutive regional championship. He scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Eagles past New Concord John Glenn 62-45 in the regional title game at Ohio University. He had nine points in a 62-45 semifinal win over Logan Elm.
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Boys Basketball Coach Vince Lombardo recorded his 300th career win on Feb. 25th.
Eagles named to All-Central District DII boys basketball teams: Matt Hughes (1st team), Matt Lehmann (3rd team), Cody Calhoun, Joey DiOrio and Andy Grieser (honorable mention).
Stream the Varsity games by using this link then look under "Live and Upcoming Events" to click on the "Watch Event" button. There is no video available yet, but you can hear the audio straight from the site of the game.
OHSAA D-II District Bracket Central District boys basketball draw. Top seeds: Northland (DI), Watterson (DII), Hartley (DIII) and Harvest Prep (DIV).
ThisWeek News 2.18.14 Boys basketball team rebounds from loss
Varsity Boys Basketball
Row 1: Tommy Geraghty, Ryan Lewis, Joey DiOrio, Matt Lehmann, Andy Grieser, Greg Oman, Cody Calhoun
Row 2: Asst Coach Jim Ryan, Asst Coach Casey Teeters, Asst Coach Steve Devlin, Matt Froehle, Matt Hughes, Noah Matteson, Avery Janning, Ben Kaminski, Asst Coach Mike Sandor, Head Coach Vince Lombardo
JV Boys Basketball
Row 1: Dylan Hummer, Alex Gabel, Chuck Eberhart, Dylan Egle, Andy Cotter, Aaron Lucki
Row 2: Adam Gilles, Steve Markos, Nate Boone, Michael Schweitzer, Parker Cantwell,
Asst. Coach Steve Devlin
Frosh Boys’ Basketball
Row 1: Sam Alves, Derek Etgen, Sam Heringhaus, Nick Janning, Nate Meyers
Row 2: Connor Busch, Nick Giesler, Drew McQuade, Riley Taylor, Will Davis, Arden Gran
Row 3: Asst. Coach Mike Sandor, Chris McGraw, Will Francois, Dylan Appolloni, Alexander Will, Asst. Coach Casey Teeters
Dispatch 12.21.13 Watterson 56, Ready 52: Eagles sweat out win
Cody Calhoun was featured on High School Sports Insider on Dec. 16, Time Warner Cable 311 or 1311.
Bishop Watterson wins title in first-ever
state tournament appearance.
The Eagles (28-1) defeated Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 55-52 in the Division II state final on March 23rd at Ohio State.
Pictured Left to right -- First row: Sam Severance, Greg Oman, Greg Jacknewitz, Bryan Jackson, Cody Calhoun, Tommy Geraghty Second row: Assistant Coach Jim Ryan, Athletic Trainer Erick Boucher, Assistant Coach Mike Sandor, Ryan Lewis, Andy Grieser, Joey DiOrio, Matt Hughes, Matt Lehmann, Noah Matteson, Ben Kaminski, Mason Fisher, Manager R.J. Boehman, Head Coach Vince Lombardo, Assistant Coach Casey Teeters and Assistant Coach Steve Devlin. Not shown: Assistant Coach Bill Bope.
State Champs Recognition Assembly
Bishop Watterson held a special assembly to recognize its 2013 State Champion Boys Basketball Team. Players presented the trophy to Principal Marian Hutson and Diocesan, community and sports leaders spoke of the team’s discipline, cohesiveness and sportsmanship.
Bryan Jackson, “District 10-Top 10”
Honorable mention, Cody Calhoun, Andy Grieser, Matt Hughes & Matt Lehmann “District 10-Top10”
Cody Calhoun, Matt Hughes, Bryan Jackson Matt Lehmann
Cody Calhoun, Final 4-All Tournament
Matt Hughes, Final 4 –Most Outstanding Player
Matt Lehmann, Final 4-All Tournament
Greg Jacknewitz, Scholar Athlete
Matt Hughes, The Dispatch high-school Athlete of the Week, based on performances from March 18-24, 2013 - Hughes, a 6-foot-5 junior forward, helped Watterson (28-1) win the Division II championship. Hughes had 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in a 53-42 semifinal win over Kettering Alter, making 10 of 18 shots from the field. He came back with 14 points, five rebounds and two blocks in a 55-52 win over Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary in the state final. He shot 5 of 9 from the field and 4 of 5 at the free throw line. Hughes came into the tournament averaging 10 points and five rebounds.
Columbus Dispatch By Mark Znidar 3.24.13 Watterson 55, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 52: Bloodied, but state champ
State tournament newcomer Watterson shows grit in bringing home its first title - The short-term future for Watterson did not look promising yesterday when point guard Cody Calhoun took an elbow to the nose and sprinted to the bench a bloody mess. PDF
Columbus Dispatch By Steve Blackledge, 3.23.13 Bishop Watterson wins title in first-ever state tournament appearance. - Long known as a state football power, Watterson is finally a state champion in boys basketball. The Eagles made the most of their first-ever state tournament appearance, slaying Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 55-52 for the Division II crown before 12,593 fans in Value City Arena yesterday. PDF
ThisWeek News By Aaron Blankenship 3.23,13 Watterson wins Division II state title The Watterson High School boys basketball team beat Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 55-52 in the Division II state final March 23 at Ohio State University to capture its first state championship in its program’s 55-year history.
“This feels great and I’m incredibly proud of the way our guys played,” Watterson coach Vince Lombardo said. “It’s not just this group. I’m thinking about every group that came close to making it here and helped our program get to this point.”
Watterson ended its season on a team-record 23-game winning streak and finished 28-1.
St. Vincent-St. Mary finished 20-10.
The Irish jumped out to a 9-4 lead, before Watterson went on a 15-0 run to go ahead 19-9 with 5 minutes, 25 seconds left in the second quarter.
Junior post player Matt Hughes scored 12 points and junior guard Cody Calhoun scored seven points in the first half, as the Eagles took a 26-17 lead at halftime.
The Irish pulled within 39-36 by the end of the third quarter and took a 42-41 lead with 5:26 left in the fourth quarter on a field goal by Jalen Hudson.
After Hudson’s field goal, Calhoun left the court with a bloody nose after getting elbowed in the face. Calhoun returned less than a minute later and scored a 3-point play to put the Eagles ahead 44-42 with 4:22 left.
“My nose didn’t hurt because of the adrenaline, but it just wouldn’t stop bleeding so I had to come out,” Calhoun said. “They were making a run and the crowd was chanting my name, so I couldn’t wait to get back in there. The energy was amazing, so I just tried to do what I could to give my team a lift.”
Calhoun made a foul shot to put the Eagles ahead 54-50 with 22.2 seconds remaining, but Hudson scored eight of his game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws that pulled the Irish within 54-52 with 18.3 seconds left.
Junior guard Tommy Geraghty made a free throw to make it 55-52 with 11.7 left, before guard Fransohn Bickley missed a 3-pointer just before the buzzer.
Junior wing player Andy Grieser secured the rebound and threw the ball the length of the court as time expired and the Eagles burst into an on-court celebration.
Hughes finished with 14 points, five rebounds and two blocks, Calhoun had 14 points and four rebounds, Jackson had 12 points and six rebounds and junior wing player Matt Lehmann had eight points and seven rebounds. PDF
State, Regional, District and CCL Champions
IN THE NEWS
ThisWeek News 3.21.13 In its first state tournament appearance, the Watterson High School boys basketball team defeated Kettering Alter 53-42 in a Division II semifinal March 21 at Ohio State.
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- OHSAA Akron St. Vincent -St. Mary vs BWHS
- Directions to Value City Arena, Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr., Columbus 43210
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- JJ Huddle - D-II State Semis: Watterson & Akron SVSM produce all-private school final
- Columbus Dispatch - Watterson 53, Kettering Alter 42: Watterson advances to state final
- ThisWeek News 3.21.13 Watterson to play for Division II state title Saturday
Congratulations to our varsity boys basketball team and Head Coach Vince Lombardo for defeating Bath High School of Lima 57-47 Saturday at Bowling Green University to win the regional championship and advance to the final four of the state tournament!
This is historical for Bishop Watterson and we hope you all will join us Thursday at the Schottenstein Center when our Eagles take on Archbishop Alter High School of Kettering with an 8:30 p.m. tipoff.
With this big game on the horizon, we have important information to share with parents, students and fans. Please read this e-mail in its entirety.
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- Meeting expectations - Even as youngsters, Watterson juniors showed potential- Columbus Dispatch 3.21.13
- Hughes leads Watterson boys to first state berth - ThisWeek News 3.21.13
- OHSAA State Bracket
- OHSAA 2013 Boys Division II Basketball State Semifinal
- Watch all four 2013 OHSAA boys basketball state championship games live on SportsTime Ohio
- Listen to all 16 OHSAA boys basketball tournament games on the OHSAA Radio Network.
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- OHSAA Fan Guide and Ticket Information
- Long wait is over for Watterson coach 3.18.13 Columbus Dispatch
- Watterson 57, Lima Bath 47: Eagles take beating, give one in winning regional 3.17.13 Columbus Dispatch
Regional Bracket click here.
Columbus Dispatch 3.15.13 Watterson rolls to 19th win in a row
BWHS defeated Perkins 53-34 in the district semifinal game on March 14th.
The boys basketball team won the school's 7th District Championship and are headed to the Elite 8, so we want to share some Eagle Hoops facts.
This year's team has the most wins in school history with a 24-1 record and were undefeated CCL champions.
Head Coach Vince Lombardo is in his 20th year at Bishop Watterson. He was the Central District Division II Coach of the Year in 2012.
Under Coach Lombardo's leadership the Eagles have made it to the District championship game 12 times and have won six District titles (2000, '02, '04, '09, '10, '13).
BWHS has won six Central Catholic League titles during Coach Lombardo's tenure (1996, '00, '03, '04, '12, '13).
ThisWeek News 3.14.13 Boys team wins district title
Dispatch 3.9.13 Watterson defense puts clamps on Brookhaven
Boys Basketball team advances to the district final with a 56-41 victory over Eastmoor.
BWHS (21-1) defeats Mifflin (10-14) 61-56 at Watterson on Thursday, Feb. 28th, in 2nd round of sectional play.
ThisWeek News: 3.6.13 Boys team advances to semifinal
All-Central District Teams:
Boys Division II
First team: Bryan Jackson
Honorable mention: Cody Calhoun, Andy Grieser, Matt Hughes, Matt Lehmann
This Week News: 2.27.13 All-Central District Teams
ThisWeek News: Boys Basketball Defense continues to lead boys squad
Row 1: Andy Grieser, Matthew Lehmann, Greg Jacknewitz, Bryan Jackson, Matt Hughes, Joey DiOrio
Row 2: Asst. Coach Jim Ryan, Asst. Coach Casey Teeters, Asst. Coach Steve Devlin, Head Coach Vince Lombardo, Asst. Coach Bill Bope, Asst. Coach Mike Sandor, R. J. Boehman
Row 3: Tommy Geraghty, Sam Severance, Greg Oman, Ryan Lewis, Mason Fisher, Cody Calhoun
Captains: Greg Jacknewitz and Bryan Jackson
2012 District Runner-up and CCL Champions
Coach Vince Lombardo is Central District II Basketball Coach of the Year.
The boys basketball team (17-7, 7-1) finished the season as District Runner-up and CCL Champions.
The Eagles earned the fourth seed in the D-II sectional tournament. In tournament play Watterson defeated Big Walnut 48-41 on March 1, Highland 63-23 on Feb. 22 and Bishop Hartley 42-40 in the District Semifinals at Dublin Scioto on Wednesday, March 7. Brookhaven defeated the Eagles 57-43 in the District Championship on March 9 at the Fairground Coliseum.
SNP News 3/19/12 By Don Lewis - Head coach Vince Lombardo was recently named the Division II Central District Coach of the Year.
ThisWeek News - Boys team falls in district title game, March 13, 2012
ThisWeek News - Brookhaven beats Watterson and advances to Regionals
SNP News District title game at the Ohio Expo Center Coliseum Friday, March 9
Brookhaven 57, Watterson 43
ThisWeek News Postseason Update 3/5/12
This Week News 3/7/12 - Free-Throw Shooting Boosts Boys Squad
Click here to view the OHSAA D-II Tournament Bracklets.
The Freshman Boys (19-1) and JV Boys Basketball teams (18-2) finished the season as CCL Champions.
In the past 19 years. the Watterson’s basketball team has enjoyed a great deal of success under Coach Lombardo’s reign.
The Eagles reached the Elite Eight Champions in 2004, 2009
District Championships in 1988, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2010
District Runner-up 2011, 2012
The Eagles also reached a district final in 1995, 1996, 1999, 2006.
In 2010, the Eagles won back-to-back district titles for the first time in the history of boys basketball at Bishop Watterson. Coach Lombardo earned his 300th career victory while guiding the Eagles to their sixth district title.
Vince Lombardo, Head Coach
Jim Ryan, Assistant Coach
Steve Devlin, Head JV Coach
Bill Bope, Assistant JV Coach
Casey Teeters, Head Freshman Coach
Mike Sandor, Assistant Freshman Coach
All CCL: Bryan Jackson, Mike Vlahakis
Leading Rebounder: Bryan Jackson
Leading Free Throw Shooter: Matt Lehmann
Scholar Athlete: Jacob Brobst
Leadership Award: Andrew Malone, Jacob Brobst, Jacob Lombardo, Jared Sivinski, Alex Golonka, Peter Merkle, Tyler Schafer, Erik Oman
District Runner-up and CCL Champions (17-7, 7-1)
Varsity, JV, and Freshman teams are fielded.
October - March
Practices are held during Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks.