Columbus Eagles FC players practice several nights a week and play games most weekends from Memorial Day to the middle of July, but some members of the third-year amateur women's soccer team are starting to find out they don't necessarily go off the clock.
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.
When the Ohio High School Athletic Association began combining boys and girls enrollments to determine postseason divisions for cross country in 2013, one of the coaches who expressed disappointed in the decision was Watterson’s Matt McGowan.
The pressure of having the championship on the line brought the best out in both Linden-McKinley High School senior Jeffery Floyd and the Eastmoor Academy boys 1,600-meter relay in the Division II state track and field meet June 3 and 4 at Ohio State.
DeSales High School girls lacrosse coach Joe Finotti swore a 7-6 loss to Chagrin Falls on April 30 was the farthest thing from his mind as his team prepared for a rematch with the Tigers in the Division II state final June 4 at Worthington Kilbourne.
After creeping one round further in the postseason every season for the past four years, the DeSales High School girls lacrosse team is ready to toss that steady progression out the window and catapult to its ultimate goal.
Some of the City League's top Division II boys track and field athletes will try to build on standout district performances when they compete in the regional meet Thursday, May 26, and Saturday, May 28, at Lexington.