After the New Albany High School softball team defeated Groveport 5-1 in a Division I district semifinal May 19 at Pickerington Central, no one was immediately sure of the last time the Eagles won a district championship.
Karrington Winters of the New Albany High School girls track and field team is confident she has fully recovered from a left hamstring injury that cost her the chance to win four consecutive Division I state championships in the 400 meters.
New Albany High School boys lacrosse coach Chris Brown is not 100 percent sure whether complacency caught up to the Eagles after a 5-1 start that included a 12-6 win at Dublin Jerome, the Division I state runner-up each of the past three years.
Right in the middle of a logjam atop the OCC-Capital Division entering the final week of the regular season, the New Albany High School baseball team will stay on the field as long as possible to earn its first league championship since 2011.
With the back portion of his team's regular-season schedule arguably the toughest, New Albany High School girls lacrosse coach Dave Ferguson hopes some defensive tweaks set the tone for a strong finish and provide momentum for the postseason.
Ryan Dunn's 21 goals through five games more than doubled the total of the New Albany High School boys lacrosse team's second-leading scorer, but he shows little inclination to discuss his own achievements.
The New Albany High School boys tennis team has full confidence that it can build on its accomplishments of last season, when it advanced two doubles teams to the Division I state tournament and watched one of them place third.
It was no joking matter when Karrington Winters of the New Albany High School girls track and field team limped away from the Division I state meet last June, a nagging left hamstring injury having dashed her hopes of winning four consecutive 400-meter championships.
New Albany High School softball coach Patrick Finn lauded his team's versatility entering this season, saying this is the first group he's had in nine years containing multiple girls who can play multiple positions.
Following his team's season-ending loss to Marion Pleasant, Columbus Academy boys basketball coach Jeff Warstler consoled his seniors and then challenged his underclassmen to prepare for a longer run next season in the Division III district tournament.
Estee Pryor and Nikki Watters of the New Albany High School girls swimming and diving team couldn't have asked for a better way to cap their season than returning to the Division I state meet, just like last year.