With only one key senior a year ago in sprinter Carly Culbertson, the Ready High School girls track and field team came up just short of advancing to the Division II regional meet in several events and didn't have any state qualifiers.
The Central Crossing and Grove City high school track and field teams both bring considerable motivation into the 12th annual Best of the South-West Invitational on Thursday, April 17, at Central Crossing.
Carmen D'Ippolito of the Grove City High School girls track and field team felt one gust of a headwind that occasionally reached 40 mph April 1 and figured she had no shot to begin her season in record-breaking fashion.
Ready High School softball coach Jen Goff told her players last season that she always believed they were capable of going deep into the Division III postseason because they had been prepared by a difficult regular-season schedule.
As he reflected on his team advancing to the Division III state tournament for the first time since 2010, Ready High School boys basketball coach Don Worstell talked about how he was pleased and proud of what the Silver Knights accomplished.
A fond memory from senior forward Jimmy Hanley's youth came in March of his sixth-grade year when he made a trip to Athens to watch the Ready High School boys basketball team compete in the 2008 Division III regional tournament.
The Grove City High School boys basketball team will look for a season sweep of Franklin Heights when it plays host to the Falcons in the second round of the Division I district tournament Friday, Feb. 28.
The Central Crossing High School wrestling team had four sectional champions and advanced seven competitors to the Division I district tournament Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 22, at Hilliard Darby.
Kalvin Koethke of the Grove City High School boys swimming and diving team was 1.29 seconds faster in the 50-yard freestyle in the Division I district meet Feb. 15 at Ohio State than he'd been seven days earlier at sectional.