The Delaware Aquatic Racing Team won its eighth consecutive overall title during the Greater Columbus Swim League championship finals held July 18 and 19 at Highlands Park Aquatic Center in Westerville.
Knowing what was at stake, New Albany Country Club and Scioto Country Club swimmers of all ages took turns crowding around a whiteboard on which results were posted as the Private Country Club Athletic League championships wound down July 11 at Ohio State.
Well before the rebirth of the Licking County League and the expansion and realignment of the Mid-State League in 2013, small-school programs from the Central District were known for producing some of the state's best high school football talent.
David Dinsmore fell one spot short of his first Olympic Games, but the 2015 graduate of New Albany High School commanded respect after his performance in the men's 10-meter platform diving final at the Olympic Diving Trials on June 26 in Indianapolis.
If a positive was to be taken from the New Albany High School girls lacrosse team's loss in a Division I state semifinal, it was that eight starters are expected to return from the Eagles' first team to reach a state tournament since 2013.
As far as New Albany High School girls track and field coach Otis Winston is concerned, Donnisa Edmonds no longer is the athlete who spends most of her time at meets keeping herself company, wearing headphones and dark glasses.
Columbus Academy boys tennis player Jacob Wareti hopes to reach the pinnacle in his sport when he competes in the Division II state tournament Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.