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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.

Thanks again,

Mike Roark, BWHS Athletic Director




 









ThisWeeks News 3.13.14 - Strong second half sends Watterson to regional final

Vince Lombardo,
Head Coach,

vlombard@cdeducation.org
268-8671 ext. 226
Jim Ryan, Assistant Coach Steve Devlin, Head JV Coach
Devlin.Steve@principal.com

Bill Bope, Assistant JV Coach

Casey Teeters, Head Freshman Coach
Casey.Teeters@osumc.edu
Mike Sandor, Assistant Freshman Coach
Schedule & Results  D-II Regional Bracket Basketball Roster
D-II District Bracket Pre-sale price is $10 OHSAA

ThisWeek News 3.8.14 - Watterson tops Brookhaven for second consecutive district championship

ThisWeek News 3.4.14 - Healthy boys wins opener
 

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

ThisWeek News 2.5.14  - Boys team looking for consistency

ThisWeek News 1.31.14 - Boys basketball team continues winning ways

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.

Dispatch - Boys basketball preview: Back to work for Watterson - The cheers have died down from 2013 state title, and the Eagles are focused on the season ahead 11.27.13

State Champions  
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.

2012-2013 AWARDS

ALL DISTRICT
Boys Basketball
Bryan Jackson, “District 10-Top 10”
Honorable mention, Cody Calhoun, Andy Grieser, Matt Hughes & Matt Lehmann “District 10-Top10”

ALL CCL
Boys Basketball
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.

Highlights of the game on SportsTime Ohio:

OHSAA BWHS Official Box Score


J.J.Huddle.com - Bishop Watterson wins National Guard Ohio Boys Basketball Team of the Year Award


.                    Dispatch photos By Eric Albrech
 

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.




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.

 

 

Final Four T-Shirts - SOLD OUT




 


District Champions
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:  2.27.13 Boys ready to step up for tourney

OHSAA Division II District Tournament Brackets

OHSAA Bishop Watterson Boys Basketball No. 2 in State Polls

ThisWeek News:  2.19.13 Boys basketball team goes undefeated in CCL

ThisWeek News:  Boys basketball team win CCL title outright

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

This Week News 12.4.12 Watterson Roundup -Boys seeking more offense

Columbus Dispatch 11.29.12 CENTRAL CATHOLIC LEAGUE TOP TEAMS Hartley, Watterson




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

SNP News Friday boys basketball action: Watterson 42, DeSales 32

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.

Coaching Staff

Vince Lombardo, Head Coach

 

vlombard@cdeducation.org
268-8671 ext. 226

Jim Ryan, Assistant Coach

 

 

Steve Devlin, Head JV Coach

 

Devlin.Steve@principal.com

Bill Bope, Assistant JV Coach

 


Casey Teeters, Head Freshman Coach

 

 Casey.Teeters@osumc.edu

Mike Sandor, Assistant Freshman Coach

 

 

2011-2012 Awards

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)

Description

Varsity, JV, and Freshman teams are fielded.

Commitment

Months:

October - March

Special Notes

Practices are held during Thanksgiving  and Christmas breaks.