With nine starters returning, DeSales High School girls soccer coach Matt d'Auteuil and his team began practice in early August hoping for a good chance at a second consecutive Division II district championship.
The ruling by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Aug. 6 to eliminate community school students from the enrollment counts of member schools set up a temporary uncertainty for fall sports teams regarding which division they’ll compete in during the postseason.
During its preseason schedule, the Dublin Coffman High School football team will tune up for the coming season by facing a pair of teams that qualified for the playoffs last fall and another program that has been a postseason regular the last two-plus decades.
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.