Losing a five-member senior class that included a first-team all-American means that the Dublin Coffman High School girls volleyball team entered this season with more uncertainty than in much of its current stretch of nine consecutive league and Division I district championships.
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.
Two-a-days are a memory as are the scrimmages. Yes, another football season is set to kick off Thursday, Aug. 25, in central Ohio when Lancaster visits DeSales and Licking Valley is at Newark Catholic, and it's about time!
The Dublin Jerome High School girls soccer team tried not to let an upset loss in the postseason overshadow a season in which it won a league championship and earned the top seed 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.
Knowing what was at stake, New Albany Country Club and Scioto Country Club swimmers of all ages took turns crowding around a whiteboard on which results were posted as the Private Country Club Athletic League championships wound down July 11 at Ohio State.
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.
Dublin Jerome High School athletics director Ryan Walker pointed to a dedicated effort throughout the school year as a key to the Celtics winning their first Ralph Young All-Sports Award in the OCC-Cardinal Division.
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.
As Adam Hall and his Coastal Carolina University baseball teammates celebrated the school's first national title, a few hundred miles away Hall's high school coach reflected on his former player's achievement.