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Girls Basketball CCL Champions

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Girls Basketball Honors | Claire Jenkins played in the District 10 All-Star game on Sunday, March 20  at New Albany High School and Michaela Bigler was honored after the game with the first-ever Steve Hall Award, a sportsmanship Award for District 10 basketball players.

Steve was a long-time coach at Grandview High School and former OSU basketball player in the 1990s who, sadly, lost his battle with cancer last February. Players are nominated by coaches who are members of the District 10 Basketball Coaches Association and voted on by the Board.

"Steve was a very good friend of mine," said BWHS Coach Tom Woodford. "I am extremely happy Michaela will be the first person to be honored with this award."
Lady Eagles fall to Thomas 51-41 in OHSAA tourney. End at 20-4 and CCL Champs.
ThisWeek News - Girls win opener, will face Cards

The 2015-2016 Associated Press All-Central District girls all-star basketball teams
Honorable mention: Gabby Garrett, Claire Jenkins


ThisWeek News - Girls basketball team earns outright title - For the eighth time in nine seasons, the girls basketball team captured at least a share of the CCL championship when it beat Ready 58-56 in overtime on Feb. 4.
ThisWeek News - Watterson CCL champions

Tom Woodford, Head Coach

 Varsity Girls Basketball
Row 1: Gabby Garrett, Lauren Sawyer, Olivia Williams, Kiera Mulcahy, Regina Severance, Priscilla Severance
Row 2: Asst. Coach Pam Hartford, Giavanna Paradiso, Michaela Bigler, Claire Jenkins, Julie Warren, Lainey Billing, Head Coach Tom Woodford

Girls Basketball Captains: Julie Warren, Michaela Bigler, Claire Jenkins

Junior Varsity Girls Basketball
Row 1: Gianna Clegg, Olivia Rotolo, Maura Pirrmann, Annie Lucia, Brigid O’Brien, Halle Vozar
Row 2: Asst. Coach Kelli Cantwell, Gretchen Glanzman, Elizabeth Rabold, Elizabeth Van Paepeghem, Grace Jenkins, Claire Beckman, Asst. Coach Bob Dunning

Freshmen Girls Basketball
Row 1: Kiernan Clegg, Lauren Lucki, Elizabeth D’Sa, Sammy Glanzman, Payton Orians
Row 2: Asst. Coach Michele Nikolai, Bella Pizer, Emma Schuler, Julianna DiSabato, Rachel Weithman, Asst. Coach Thad Paskell

ThisWeek News 2/4/16 - Girls squad focused on outright title
Dispatch 11/21/15 - Watterson’s way of doing things breeds success
Eagles in the News
- Girls basketball team won 17 games, CCL title. The girls basketball team finished 17-8
OGSAA District Bracket
- March 3, District Tourney - Olentangy Liberty 48-32

2014-2015 Awards

Toughness Award - Maria Fisher
Most Improved - Jordyn Brobst
Most Assists Award - Sydney Mayle
Sportsmanship Award - Juliana Bigler
Scholar Athlete - Maggie McCarthy

VARSITY - Row 1: Michaela Bigler, Jordyn Brobst, Julianna Bigler, Sydney Mayle, Claire Jenkins
Row 2: Asst. Coach Pam Hartford, Monica Buoni, Maria Fisher, Julie Warren, Maggie McCarthy,
Bryn McQuade, Erin O’Brien, Head Coach Tom Woodford                      Not pictured: Reilly Hagler
JV - Row 1: Alyssa King, Lainey Billing, Kara Rutkowski, Gabby Garrett, Kiera Mulcahy
Row 2: Asst. Coach Kelli Cantwell, Gianna Clegg, Torie Sullivan, Olivia Williams, Regina Severance, Lauren Sawyer, Priscilla Severance, Asst. Coach Bob Dunning

FRESHMAN - Row 1: Maura Pirrmann, Hope Santangelo, Elizabeth Van Paepeghem, Claire Beckman, Gretchen Glanzman
Row 2: Asst. Coach Thad Paskell, Halle Vozar, Anna Wenzinger, Brigid O’Brien, Annie Lucia,
Francesca Passen, Nina Buoni, Asst. Coach Michele Nikolai           Not pictured: Olivia Rotolo

Row 1: Jordyn Brobst, Julianna Bigler, Sydney Mayle
Row 2: Maria Fisher, Bryn McQuade, Maggie McCarthy  

Girls basketball CCL Champions: BWHS 47, St. Francis DeSales 30.

ThisWeek News 2/24/15 - Girls team ready for 'tough road'

ThisWeek News 2/10/15 - Girls basketball team set for CCL showdown

2013-2014 Final score of the district semifinal: UA 45-BWHS 31 ThisWeek News 2.28.14 Girls basketball team reaches district semifinal

ThisWeek News 2.18.14 Girls basketball team wins tourney opener

OHSAA Tournament Bracket click here.

Coach Woodford recorded his 200th career win on December 7, 2013
against Whetstone 61-40.

Varsity Girls Basketball

Row 1: Maggie McCarthy, Sydney Mayle, Juliana Bigler, Bryn McQuade, Maria Fisher

Row 2: Asst Coach Pam Hartford, Emily Aman, Rachel Limes, Makenzie Bevins, Dominique Garrett, Head Coach Tom Woodford

JV Girls Basketball

Row 1: Monica Buoni, Caroline Sugar, Michaela Bigler, Shannon Maloney, Lauren Hamlett, Erin O’Brien

Row 2: Asst. Coach Kelli Cantwell, Reilly Hagler, Kira Keaslov, Claire Jenkins, Julie Warren,
Asst. Coach Bob Dunning

Frosh Girls Basketball

Row 1: Priscilla Severance, Lauren Sawyer, Alyssa King, Olivia Williams, Regina Severance, Gabby Garrett, Gianna Clegg

Row 2: Asst. Coach Anna Frye, Jeanette Pfeiffer, Kenzie hughes, Kara Rutkowski, Katie Theado, Kiera Mulcahy, Asst. Coach Kevin Kent

Girls team steps up in Bevins' absence.  ThisWeek News 1.29.14


Pam Hartford, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, in the news.  more

2012-13 AWARDS
CCL Tri-Champions
McKenzie Bevins, Kayla Cook & Alexis Mayle

Leadership Award, Kayla Cook
Best Offense, Alexis Mayle
Most Improved, McKenzie Bevins
Rebounding Award, Emma Nikolai
Sportsmanship Award, Alex Statczar
Scholar Athlete, Annie Gavin

All-Central District Teams
Girls Division I - Honorable mention:  Kayla Cook
ThisWeeks News 2.27.13  All-Central District Teams

Girls Varsity Basketball - Beat Westland 48-32 in sectional play but lost to Coffman on Feb 20.
OHSAA 2013 Girls Basketball Bracket
ThisWeek News:  2.27.13  Girls basketball team falls in second round
The girls basketball team lost at fourth-seeded Dublin Coffman 68-35 in the second round of the Division I district tournament Feb. 20 to finish 13-11

Freshman Girls (18-3), CCL Champions and Gahanna Tournament Champions for the second year in a row!  In tournament play the Eagles outscored their opponents 135 – 65 and defeated Lancaster 39-27 in the finals!

Bottom row left to right:  Erin O’Brien, Monica Buoni, Olivia Pardi, Caroline Sugar, Anna Rabold, Lauren Hamlett   Back Row left to right:  Coach Frye, Reilly Hagler, Kira Keaslov, Shannon Maloney, Claire Jenkins, Michaela Bigler, Julie Warren, Coach Kent



Individual awards left to right:
Reilly Hagler all-tournament team
Clarie Jenkins tournament MVP
Julie Warren all-tournament team

ThisWeek News:  Traffic delay can't slow girls in tourney

ThisWeek News:  Girls basketball team earns share of CCL title

ThisWeek News:  Girls basketball team looking for CCL title

Kayla Cook has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Ohio Dominican University. more


Row 1: Alex Statczar, MaKenzie Bevins, Sydney Mayle, Maggie McCarthy, Emily Aman
Row 2: Head Coach Tom Woodford, Annie Gavin, Kayla Cook, Emma Nikolai, Dominique Garrett, Asst. Coach Pam Hartford
Row 3: Alexis Mayle, Amber Preston, Rachel Limes

1.26.13 The Dispatch honors a top performer in each sport in season:

Cook, a senior who has signed with Ohio Dominican, helped the Eagles remain in first place in the Central Catholic League with a 49-41 victory over Hartley. She scored 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including four three-pointers, and had four rebounds. In a 51-37 victory over Chillicothe, Cook had 17 points and five rebounds.

ThisWeek News 11.27.12 Watterson Roundup - Girls team working to maintain success
Columbus Dispatch 11.21.12 Central Catholic League preview Hartley, Watterson

2011-2012 Co-CCL Champions

The Varsity Girls Basketball team (18-5, 6-2) concluded their regular season as Co-CCL Champions.  This is the fifth year in a row that the girls have won the CCL championship. Reynoldsburg HS defeated the Eagles on March 1 in the District semifinals.  Reynoldsburg is currently ranked #1 in the state.

Row 1: Ellie Ganz, Judy Sauter, Ashley Andracki, Regina Smith, Alex Statczar, Emily Aman
Row 2: Asst. Coach Pam Hartford, MaKenzie Bevins, Celeste Cantwell, Alexis Mayle, Kayla Cook, Emma Nikolai, Annie Gavin, Head Coach Tom Woodford

SNP News  - Reynoldsburg just too much for Watterson girls

Watterson 33 Reynoldsburg 66

Click here for the OHSAA D1 Columbus 2 Girls Basketball Tournament Brackets. 
Watterson 51, Hilliard Darby 33

Ashley Andracki and Kayla Cook scored 14 points each and ninth-seeded Watterson (18-4) beat Hilliard Darby (8-14) in D-I play at Olentangy Orange.

SNP News
Watterson kickstarted the D-I sectional tournament with a first-round drubbing of Grove City, beating the Greyhounds 69-34 Feb. 14 at Olentangy Orange.

The Eagles (17-4) led 33-16 at halftime.Alexis Mayle led scoring with 15 points. Ashley Andracki sank two treys on her way to totaling 12 and Celeste Cantwell scored 10. The ladies head to the next round and a match with Hilliard Darby (8-13) Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Olentangy Orange at 7:45 p.m. 

SNP News - Slow start dooms Watterson in league loss to DeSales 2/6/12

The Junior Varsity Basketball team finished their season with a record of 16-3 and Co-CCL Champions.

The Freshman Basketball team completed their season with a record of 19-1 and CCL Champions. They were the Gahanna HS 9th grade tournament champions. Bryn McQuade was voted most valuable player of the tournament. Two students were chosen by the coaches of the various teams as the all tournament team members: Maria Fisher and Maggie McCarthy.

2012 Co-CCL Champions
2010 and 2009 CCL Champions
2009 D-I District Runner-Up

The lady Eagles won the league for the fifth year in a row and out of the last nine years  have been to the district finals three times and won the district in 2004. They also made it to the district semifinals six of the last nine years as well.

Varsity, JV, and Freshman teams are fielded.

The girls basketball team recently participated in a basketball camp at the University of Notre Dame.Thirty-one students and four coaches spent three days on campus playing basketball, touring campus, and participating in campus activities. During the Saturday evening mass the girls attended, lead by Father Pete McCormick, the team participated by reading the scriptures and taking up the gifts during the Offertory. The trip was the culmination of a month of playing basketball in the summer that provided an opportunity for continued athletic development, team building, and spiritual growth.

By Coach Tom Woodford
The girls basketball team pictured in front of the University of Notre Dame library, often referred to as "Touchdown Jesus"

Coaching Staff

Tom Woodford, Head Coach
Pam Hartford, Varsity Assistant Coach
Bob Dunning, JV Head Coach
Kelli Cantwell, JV Assistant Coach
Kevin Kent, Head Freshman Coach    
Anna Fry, Assistant Freshman Coach    

2011-2012 Awards

All CCL: Ashley Andracki, Kayla Cook, Regina Smith
Best Defense: Regina Smith
Best Offense: Ashley Andracki
Most Improved: Emma Nikolai
Scholar Athlete:Celeste Cantwell



October - March


Varsity and JV have a three day tryout.
Freshmen have a four day tryout.

Special Notes

Practice every day except Sunday sometime between 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Games and practice will be held during Christmas break. Arrive for tryouts in good physical condition. Physical exam prior to season is required.