A resident of San Francisco for six years, Mike Vulanich had what he considers one of his greatest experiences in sports when he cheered on the Cleveland Cavaliers as they beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 to win the NBA championship June 19 in Oracle Arena.
When she thinks about the latest group of players to come through her program, eighth-year Watterson High School girls soccer coach Alyx Portier sees a roster that is "a bit more technical, more fit and willing to work" than in some past years.
Despite having no seniors a year ago, the Watterson High School girls golf team won at least a share of the MOGGL championship for the 13th consecutive season and qualified for the Division I district tournament.
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.
Columbus Eagles FC players practice several nights a week and play games most weekends from Memorial Day to the middle of July, but some members of the third-year amateur women's soccer team are starting to find out they don't necessarily go off the clock.
Well before the rebirth of the Licking County League and the expansion and realignment of the Mid-State League in 2013, small-school programs from the Central District were known for producing some of the state's best high school football talent.
The merger between two central Ohio synchronized swimming programs has proven successful, as 24 area girls will be competing in the Junior Olympics Championships from Friday, June 24, though July 2 in Long Island, New York.
When the Ohio High School Athletic Association began combining boys and girls enrollments to determine postseason divisions for cross country in 2013, one of the coaches who expressed disappointed in the decision was Watterson’s Matt McGowan.