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Sanford: Stepping down as AD was 'very difficult decision'

During his 12 years guiding the Gahanna Lincoln High School athletics department, Justin Sanford has seen the Lions capture 62 OCC championships, more than 25 district titles and four state titles.

Area kids delving into sport at Dublin camp

Like many young children, Vikram Srikonda has begun playing traditional sports like basketball and baseball. He plans on trying out for soccer in the fall.
Week 2: Nos. 21-25

Pickerington schools make mark

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.

Cannaday granted wish to meet Phelps

When Hailey Cannaday walked into the Columbus Aquatics Center on June 26, she thought she was there to pick up the Most Improved Swimmer trophy she had earned in 2014 but had yet to receive from Whetstone High School swimming and diving coach John DeRing.

Top Gun Showcase provides opportunity

Dublin Jerome High School football player Matthew Preininger hopes to make a favorable impression when he participates in Football University's Top Gun Showcase for the third consecutive year.
Women's Soccer

Eagles FC gets first win, continues to progress

Eryn Weber has heard more than a few fans of the Columbus Eagles FC say that for as well as the second-year amateur women's soccer team has played so far this season, it should have won more than once in its first seven games.
Week 1: Honorable Mention

Series honors top football teams

The numbers show that Central District high school football programs captured 13 championships during the first 18 years of the state playoffs, from 1972-89.
Club Soccer

Central Ohio squads fall short in regional

None of the seven central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup from June 20-24 in Fox Cities, Wis., captured a championship.

Lions win another All-Sports trophy

While the Division I state co-championship the girls track and field team earned June 6 capped the prep sports year for Gahanna Lincoln High School, there were numerous other athletic performances of note for the Lions in 2014-15.

Divisions changing for many area squads

Since the last time the Ohio High School Athletic Association determined its football divisions based on the enrollment numbers of its member schools in May 2013, Marion-Franklin's boys enrollment dropped by 36 while Beechcroft's was unchanged.

Alder is latest in battle over logo

One doesn't have to journey far from Ohio State on a given Friday night in the fall to hear the Buckeyes' fight song being played by a high school band.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight spring sports season

Now that the school year is over and summer is upon us, it's time to announce the Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:
Track & Field

Tight-knit boys team reached potential at state

Before the season, Columbus Academy boys track and field coach Bob Kirk believed his team lacked depth but had potential.
Track & Field

Seniors played key role for Lions girls

With contributions from a strong group of freshmen in 2012, the Gahanna Lincoln High School girls track and field team moved up a spot to take third in the OCC-Ohio Division meet and advanced to the Division I state meet in three events.

Lacrosse sanctioned by OHSAA for 2016-17

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced June 4 that it will sponsor boys and girls lacrosse beginning with the 2016-17 school year.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Baker leads boys track team to third-place finish

Logan Baker entered the Division III state track and field meet hoping to maintain Columbus Academy's strong tradition in the sport.
Gahanna Lincoln Roundup

Broomfield, Ridinger reach awards podium

Gahanna Lincoln High School seniors Quinton Broomfield and Matt Ridinger know how much better they've gotten since they first began competing for the boys track and field team.
Track & Field

Ramsey finishes 7th in high jump for Eagles

As Gahanna Christian Academy's Michael Ramsey left the high-jump area following his final attempt in the Division III state track and field meet June 5 at Ohio State, he glanced at coach Jeremy Reeves and smiled.
Track & Field

Lions girls earn share of first title

Much had to fall correctly for the Gahanna Lincoln High School girls track and field team to come away with the Division I state championship June 5 and 6 at Ohio State.
Track & Field State Meet

Gahanna girls, Pickerington North boys win team titles

The Gahanna Lincoln girls and Pickerington North boys high school track and field programs finally earned the trophies each program has long sought in the Division I state meet June 6 at Ohio State.