When Hartley High School senior Bethany Matuska heads off to the Mount Union next year, she has a plan of majoring in special education and being a part of a volleyball team that has been ranked in the top 25 in the nation in Division III this fall.
Before the Hartley and DeSales high school football teams met in week nine last season, 27 years of not playing each other at the varsity level helped set up an emotional game for the two eventual playoff qualifiers.
After rebounding from its first loss of the season, the St. Charles Preparatory School football team tackles another running-based attack Friday, Sept. 18, when it plays host to Watterson in the CCL-Silver Division opener.
With a 4-0 loss to eventual Division II state champion DeSales in a district final a year ago, the Bexley High School boys soccer team watched its string of three consecutive district championships come to a close.
During its preseason schedule, the Dublin Coffman High School football team will tune up for the coming season by facing a pair of teams that qualified for the playoffs last fall and another program that has been a postseason regular the last two-plus decades.
Over the last 25 seasons, three central Ohio high school football teams in Division I, two in Division II, five in Division III, one in Division IV, two in Division V and one in Division VI attained their ultimate goal of winning a state championship.