In a 42-20 win over Wheelersburg that gave the Hartley High School football team the Division V, Region 17 championship a year ago, the Hawks neutralized a passing game that had thrown for more than 2,300 yards by racking up several big plays and controlling the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.
On its way to a second consecutive appearance in the Division IV playoffs, the Bexley High School football team got the best of most of its opponents with a potent running game that averaged more than 360 yards per contest.
Bexley High School senior Josh Shapiro signed Nov. 12 to play baseball at Marshall University and senior Elise Torrence committed Nov. 14 to play women’s basketball at Maryville College, a Division III program in Tennessee.
Junior Eleanor Smith of the Columbus School for Girls cross country team placed 34th of 142 competitors in the Division III state meet Nov. 1 at National Trail Raceway, completing the race in 19 minutes, 52.99 seconds.
Emily Franz of the Hartley High School girls cross country team took the first step toward what would be her fourth state appearance by earning a runner-up finish in the Division II district meet Oct. 18 at Watkins Memorial.
Despite being part of a five-member freshman class for one of the Central District's top Division II programs, Casey King hasn't struggled to fit in with the Hartley High School girls soccer team this fall.
After putting one streak behind it a year ago, the St. Charles Preparatory School football team will try to start one and take a step toward another when it travels Friday, Oct. 3, to DeSales in the CCL-Silver Division opener for both teams.