As the Canal Winchester High School football team prepares to begin OCC-Capital Division play Friday, Sept. 30, at New Albany, a few of the Indians' most important players are filling roles they did not expect before the season.
The Canal Winchester High School girls golf team might have been only the third-happiest team after the third round of the OCC-Ohio Division tournament Aug. 30 at The Links at Groveport, but the Indians didn't care.
Not often is the second game of the season considered a critical contest, but Groveport Madison High School football coach Bryan Schoonover believes that's the case for his team, which plays host to Columbus South on Friday, Sept. 2.
If the respective head coaches' thoughts ring true, the Groveport Madison High School football team's visit to Westerville North on Friday, Aug. 26, to open the season could pit near-mirror images against each other.
Thomas Worthington High School football coach Rodney Hopkins doesn't necessarily think his team and its opening-night opponent, Canal Winchester, are at the same stage in terms of rebuilding their programs.
Whether it's been playoff appearances or players moving on to the next level, the high school football teams that have competed in the OCC-Ohio Division in recent years were part of what was perhaps central Ohio's deepest league.
Considering it's just three weeks until DeSales plays host to Lancaster and Licking Valley plays at Newark Catholic on opening night Aug. 25, it's officially time to get excited about the coming high school football season.
The Chevington Woods Kingfish won 30 of 77 events during the 11-team Tri-County Aquatics League championships held July 21 and 22 at the Canal Winchester Municipal Pool to easily capture their 12th consecutive title.