As has been the case since the Ohio High School Athletic Association expanded girls golf to two divisions in 2008, 36 boys teams and 24 girls squads will be competing over the next two weekends for state championships.
Although the Licking Heights High School football team won the Battle for Broad Street on Oct. 3, beating visiting Watkins Memorial 31-22, coach Darren Waters said the Hornets were "back down from cloud nine" within hours of the victory.
The Licking Heights High School football team was sitting third in the Division II, Region 5 computer ratings through five weeks before opening LCL-Buckeye Division play Oct. 2 against Watkins Memorial.
Andrew Jordan continues to sizzle for the Watkins Memorial High School boys cross country team, as he set another course record and, according to milesplit.com, posted the fastest time in the nation this season during the Galion Festival on Sept. 19 at Amann Reservoir.
After going deep into the playoffs in both 2012 and '13, the Newark Catholic High School football team's inability to make the postseason a year ago wasn't a reflection of the work ethic that coach Bill Franks has witnessed from his players on a regular basis.
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.