Charlie Smart of the Newark club hockey team did all he could to put a victorious cap on a banner weekend for the teams representing the Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League in the Buckeye Cup.
Niejel Young of the Bexley High School boys basketball team was determined to be a late-game factor in the Lions' rematch against third-seeded Columbus South in the second round of the Division II district tournament.
After failing to advance any athletes to state a season ago, the Hartley High School swimming and diving program had an automatic qualifier to this year's Division II meet in senior Patrick Lawrence of the boys team.
Columbus School for Girls basketball coach Ben Patrick knows his team will be at a size disadvantage when it plays Thursday, Feb. 26, at Utica in the second round of the Division III district tournament.
Because of her 6-foot-2 frame, Marissa Brown has been asked to provide toughness in the paint and be one of the go-to players on offense throughout much of her four seasons on the Hartley High School girls basketball team.