Urbana High School (Ohio)

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Urbana High School
500 Washington Avenue
Urbana, Ohio, (Champaign County) 43078
United States
Coordinates 40°6′46″N 83°44′34″W / 40.11278°N 83.74278°W / 40.11278; -83.74278Coordinates: 40°6′46″N 83°44′34″W / 40.11278°N 83.74278°W / 40.11278; -83.74278
Type Public, Coeducational high school
School district Urbana City Schools
Superintendent Charles Thiel
Principal Kristin Mays
Teaching staff Dan O'Kane, Aaron Pittsenbarger, Dan Wilhelm, Kendell Burcham, Rusty Myers, Dave Sapp, T.D. Evans, Jeremy Dixon, Mark Ageter, Kathy Zaborowski, Jami Denman, Jason Schelle, Mike Mays, Cassandra Cress, Patrick Trenor, and Katie deNijis
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Maroon and White [1]         
Fight song Across the Field
Athletics Football, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Track & Field, Baseball, Softball, Bowling, Swimming, Wrestling
Athletics conference Central Buckeye Conference[1]
Mascot Sparky
Nickname Climbers
Team name Hillclimbers[1]
Rival Bellefontaine High School
Graham High School
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Athletic Director Chuck Raterman[1]

Urbana High School is a public high school in Urbana, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Urbana City Schools district. The 2006 - 07 school year had 645 attending students. It is located at 500 Washington Ave. Urbana, Ohio 43078 [1] Urbana High School has one feeder school, Urbana Junior High School, also located at 500 Washington Ave. Urbana, Ohio. Kristin Mays is the current high school principal of Urbana High School. The high school was rated as Excellent for the second straight year by the Ohio Department of Education.

Building history[edit]

The original building was constructed in the early 19th century. However, this building was burnt down in an unexplained accident on December 12, 1896. The city was given money for a new building through a grant from the state. The new building was then constructed on the same location as the original building. It was designed to resemble a castle. Construction was completed in the fall of 1897. Additions to this original building have been made over the years. The most recent of the permanent additions was completed in the mid 1950s. [2]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Sports history[edit]

Urbana HS is very competitive in athletics. They are known as the Hillclimbers and their mascot is a Hillclimber named Sparky. They have had success in football, baseball, volleyball, girls basketball, softball, and track.

The Football team finished 9-1 in the 2012 regular season. They hosted a home playoff game for the first time since 2003. They lost to Sandusky Perkins thus concluding their season at 9-2. [5] The varsity boys football team is coached by Geron Stokes. Assistant Coaches include Nick Marino, Mike Mays, Tom Eickhoff, Chris Stokes, and Brett Holliday.

The boys soccer team finished 7-8-2 in 2012.

The girls soccer team finished 8-7-3 in 2012.

The volleyball finished 14-3 in 2009.

In fall sports Urbana also has girls tennis and golf.

The boys golf team is coached by Todd Charles and the girls golf team is coached by Rusty Myers.

The boys basketball team finished the regular season 16 - 6 (8 - 2) in the CBC conference for the 2011-2012 season. The boys varsity basketball team finished 18-7 (8-2) in the CBC conference for the 2012-2013 season. The varsity boys basketball team is coached by Jeremy Dixon The junior varsity coach is T.D. Evans

The girls basketball team finished 11 - 13 (6 - 4) in 2012-2013. Trischa Lacy was named CBC player of the year for the Central Buckeye Conference (2013). She was also awarded District 9 Player of the year in 2013 as well. The Varsity girls basketball team is coached by Bill Moss. The Boys Bowling team finished 12-5 in 08-09 and the girls team finished 11-6 in 08-09.

Urbana also has a swimming team and a wrestling team, both are Winter sports. The swimming team is coached by Kendell Burcham

The baseball team finished 12-14 in 2012, second in the CBC with an 8-8 record. The varsity boys baseball team is coached by Kevin Bowdle. Tom Eickhoff is the varsity assistant coach. The junior varsity baseball coach is Travis Cross. Jess Ellis is the Junior Varsity assistant coach.

The softball team finished 14-5 in 2009.

The boys tennis team finished 8-5 in 2009.

Recently in 2009, a Freshman baseball team was added to the Urbana High School Athletic teams, this team was eliminated in 2011

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  3. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  4. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  5. ^ http://www.joeeitel.com/hsfoot/teams.jsp?year=2012&teamID=1578