SPECIAL EVENTS / NEWS

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS
Varsity, JV and Freshman baseball games scheduled today with Pickerington North have been postponed to Thursday, April 17th.

Tennis scheduled for this evening with Westerville North
has been cancelled.

JV Softball for Tues 4-15 @ Pickerington N
has been moved to Thurs. April 24th.

JV & V Softball for today vs. Gahanna Lincoln
has been moved to Thurs 4-17

QUICK CONTACTS

Pam Bosser, Athletic Director
P: 740-681-7550 / F: 740-681-7552 (Email)

Audrey Lee, Athletic Secretary
P: 740-681-7550 / F: 740-681-7552 (Email)

Andy Knuckles, Assistant Athletic Director (Sherman)
P: 740-687-7344 / (Email)

Mark Pezo, Assistant Athletic Director (Ewing)
P: 740-687-7347 / (Email)
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Our goal is to prepare students of all ages to meet academic, social, civic, cultural, and employment needs of the 21st Century.
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Lancaster Golden Gales!
The official website of Golden Gales. Located in Lancaster, Ohio.

Our goal:
To prepare students of all ages to meet academic, social, civic, cultural, and employment needs of the 21st Century.

Athletic Capital Improvement Fund
The Athletic Capital Improvement Fund that was started in 1991 is still available for contributions. Because of this fund, we have been able to enhance the quality of each athletic program. Should you wish to make a donation, please stop by the Athletic Department office. Our sincere thanks go to the following who generously contributed to the fund during the previous campaign year: Larry & Maureen Eads (All programs), Greg Smith (Boys Basketball), Tom & Jean Hammer (All programs), Mark E. Neff, DDS (Football & Wrestling), Tony & Denise Kordack (All programs), Art & Betty Wallace (All programs), Russ & Sarah Cline (All programs), General Machine, Mould Co., Inc. (All programs), Jerry & Becky Stebelton (All programs), Dick Ellwood (Football & Basketball), Tom & Judy Gasser (Girls BK & Boys Track), Jim & Lee Jewett (All programs) and Jean Bradford (All programs).
Lancaster City Schools Mission Statement
The mission of Lancaster City School is to prepare students of all ages to meet academic, social, civic, cultural, and employment needs of the 21st century.

Athletic Department Philosophy
Lancaster City School has a vision of a community focused on student achievement. The participation in athletics by our students promotes that vision. Our athletic programs will develop their athletic skills, encourage a student to be a good citizen, challenge their intellectual skills, and teach the value of teamwork. Athletics are not separate from the educational process, but rather an integral part of it. The lessons learned on the fields and courts are lessons in competition, sacrifice, teamwork, and goal setting. These lessons remain with a student for a lifetime.

The Athletic Department is committed to developing successful athletic programs. The programs are committed to providing a challenging, competitive environment in which the ideals of sportsmanship, personal integrity, moral character, and teamwork are stressed while the opportunity for a student-athlete to develop their athletic skills to their fullest potential exists. Participation in athletics will always be more than a team's won-loss record.
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LHS Coach Doug Henwood Inducted into Coaching Hall of Fame
Long time Lancaster Girls’ Track and Field Coach, Doug Henwood was posthumously inducted into the Ohio Association of Track Coaches Hall of Fame on January 24th.  Henwood led the Lady Gales Track & Field team from 1992 through May, 2008, the month of his death.

Before heading up the girls’ program, Henwood was an assistant coach on the boys’ side for a total coaching tenure of 30 years.He was known state-wide for his coaching expertise in the shot put and discus.  During his coaching tenure, Doug Henwood coached seven individual State Champions in these events, and as Head Girls’ Coach mentored two more State Champions in the 300 Hurdles and Pole Vault.

During his 17 year stint as Head Girls’ Coach his teams earned 12 League and District Championships,
3 Regional Titles, and one State Runner-up finish

Doug Henwood
, a well-respected local coach, has become the ninth Lancaster High School admission into the State Track Hall of Fame.  He follows Gene Cole, 1952 Olympic Silver Medalist, Bob Hamm, Lancaster Boys’ State Championship track coach, Bill Beaty, State Cross Country and Track Champion, Bob Reall, 2 time State Cross Country Championship coach; Dwight Kane, State and NCAA Hurdle Champion; John Zishka, State Track & Cross Country Champion; Terry Oehrtman, long time Lancaster Track Coach; and Barry Walker, State Champion in the Shot Put and Discus.

Coach Henwood was within three weeks of completing a 35 year teaching career with Lancaster when he unexpectedly succumbed to cardiac arrest during the week of the league track meet.  His death was a shock to the Lancaster community.  Coach Douglas E. Henwood scholarships have been awarded to Lancaster track and field athletes since his passing.

Henwood’s recent induction has increased Lancaster High School’s historical prominence with Ohio high school track and field.  No other high school has nine inductees. 
Congratulation to the
Boys Indoor
Track and Field Team
2014 Central District Champions
LHS Coach Rod Ishida Inducted into Coaching Hall of Fame
Rod Ishida coached boys’ tennis at Lancaster High School from 1972-1998. After a period of retirement, he again took the helm from 2003-2008. His overall coaching record was 355-178. He recorded 10 league championships in 3 different leagues. In addition, his teams won the Worthington Cup and Hilliard Cup in 1984, the Dublin Invitational in 1991, the Hilliard Doubles Classic in 1995, and the Bob Raice Invitational in 2007 and 2008.

During his tenure, Rod sent 23 players to the OHSAA State Tournament, 5 doubles teams and 3 singles players reached the state quarterfinals and a doubles team and a singles player reached the state semi-finals. In 1979, the doubles team of Andy Huddle and Ed Rhein were state finalists and in 1984 Dave Detwiler became the only Lancaster singles player to reach the state finals. 2- of Rod’s players were 4 year letter winners.

Rod has been a leader in the tennis community in Lancaster. He has assisted with tennis clinics during the winter at the Rec Plex facility at the Robert Fox Family YMCA in Lancaster. He directs the local parks program and has given countless hours to growing the sport of tennis among the youth and the adults in the community. In addition, he has served as a junior high developmental golf coach.

Rod is a retired math teacher. He is married to his wife Sue and they have 2 sons, Evan and Eric. Both boys were 4 year letter winners in tennis. Eric ranks 5th in all time wins at Lancaster with 65. Following in his father’s footsteps, Eric has coached a national championship women’s team at Washington and Lee is currently the men’s coach at Oberlin College.
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It’s time to re-enroll.  Persons who currently participate in the Kroger Rewards Program must re-enroll and designate the Lancaster Athletic Boosters.
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5K Memorial Day Rooster's Run - Doug Henwood Memory Walk