After the Ready High School football team began the Brian Cross era with a 27-17 win over Whitehall a year ago, the Rams will attempt to do the same thing under a new coach when the teams meet Friday, Aug. 28, at DeSales.
The Grove City High School girls volleyball team is building a new identity after the graduation of four key players who helped the Greyhounds set a season record for wins and capture their second consecutive league and Division I district titles.
Since his team won just six games in each of the past two seasons, coach Benjamin Au doesn't expect his Ready High School girls soccer team to be considered one of central Ohio's better squads by most opponents.
Grove City High School boys golf coach Eric Joreski said his players worked tirelessly during the offseason after the Greyhounds failed to finish in the top half of the OCC-Ohio Division or qualify for the Division I district tournament last year.
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.
Although the Watterson High School football program has struggled to a 15-25 mark over the last four seasons, it isn't far removed from when it rivaled any team throughout central Ohio in terms of success.
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.