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Celebrating 20 Years of

History was made on March 6, 2001 when the domain was first registered on the Internet.

A few weeks later, the first version of the site was created by six members of Elder’s class of 2001 under the tutelage of computer science teacher Mr. Dave Rapien.  Developing the site was a capstone project allowing the students a real-world opportunity to leverage the database and coding skills they learned during the school year.

The goal for was to create a website capable of being updated by coaches or athletic administrators.  Previously, the task of posting both day-to-day sports scores and historical sports information was handled solely by Mr. Dave Sharp.

Over the past two decades, dozens of Elder coaches, students, alumni, faculty members and friends have teamed up to bring you all of the best content available about the Elder Panthers.  Throughout the rest of 2021, we plan to dig into our archives to bring you some of our favorite old content as we look back at the past 20 years of


Notable Events in History:

  • March 2001 - domain is registered.
  • Summer 2001 - v1 of the site launches
  • November 2003 - streams the first ever video broadcast of a high school sports event as Elder defeated Anderson in an OHSAA football playoff game.
  • June 2004 - v2 launches with updated homepage graphics.
  • August 2004 - Companion site is created as a place for photos from Elder sporting events.
  • October 2004 - sets a new record for most concurrent viewers of a streaming broadcast with over 1200 simultaneous viewers watching Elder vs. Chaminade-Julienne.
  • Spring 2005 - features a live stream of the installation of the first artificial turf playing surface inside Elder Stadium.  Our view from “the tower” is watched by fans nationwide.
  • August 2006 - EHSports YouTube account is created to share video highlights from Elder sports.
  • March 2008 - @EHSports Twitter account is created to provide up-to-the minute updates.
  • January 2009 - Elder Panthers Facebook page is created to share Elder sports information on the world's largest social networking site. 
  • April 2009 - v3 launches with a cleaner look and easier navigation throughout the site.
  • Fall 2011 - EHS Mobile Sports app for iOS and Android launches.  It is the first ever app created for a high school sports program.  The app’s features include schedules, scores and live streams.
  • November 2017 - v4 launches.  The latest version of the site provides easier options for posting news items, integrates directly with social media feeds and better realizes the goal of allowing coaches and others to post updates about Elder teams. v1 (2001) version 1 v2 (2004) v2 v3 (2010) v3 v4 (2017) v4