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.
When Scott Wetzel thinks back to what helped the Big Walnut High School football team capture the 2007 Division III state championship, he remembers having a group of hard workers who developed a special bond.
Although the Watterson High School football program has struggled to a 15-25 mark over the last four seasons, it isn't far removed from when it rivaled any team throughout central Ohio in terms of success.
Groveport Madison High School product Emma Johnson admitted she initially was perplexed when Kent State softball coach Karen Linder asked her this spring if she would be interested in continuing her pitching career professionally.
Although it posted back-to-back perfect regular seasons in 1976 and '77 and also had unbeaten regular seasons in 1980 and '92, it wasn't until 1999 that the Pickerington High School football team made its first appearance in a state semifinal.
Canal Winchester High School athletics director Ken Riggs said he feels good about his latest coaching hires: Kevin Barhorst in boys golf, Jordan Cramer in wrestling and Dana Stearns in girls volleyball.
Megan Tamasovich of the Canal Winchester High School girls track and field team has plenty of extra motivation heading into the Division I state meet Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, at Ohio State.
After failing to reach a Division I district semifinal for the first time in six seasons a year ago, the Groveport Madison High School softball team began what it hopes is another streak when it defeated 17th-seeded Grove City 1-0 in the second round May 13 at home.