Week 1: Honorable Mention

Series honors top football teams

The numbers show that Central District high school football programs captured 13 championships during the first 18 years of the state playoffs, from 1972-89.
Club Soccer

Central Ohio squads fall short in regional

None of the seven central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup from June 20-24 in Fox Cities, Wis., captured a championship.
Football

Area teams compete in soggy 7-on-7 event

The Dublin Coffman High School football team wasn't able to defend its title in the 7-on-7 State Passing Championships on June 20, but coach Mark Crabtree was encouraged by the host Shamrocks' performance.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight spring sports season

Now that the school year is over and summer is upon us, it's time to announce the Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:
Watterson Roundup

Baseball squad battled for success

The Watterson High School baseball team ended two major championship droughts this season, winning its first district title in eight years and its first regional championship in 14 years.
Boys Track & Field

First-year coach pleased with progress

The Centennial High School boys track and field team made progress under first-year coach Darrin Green, finishing higher in the City League, district and state meets than it did last season.
Watterson Roundup

Baseball team's run ends in state semi

The Watterson High School baseball team fared well this season against pitchers who throw the ball harder than Poland Seminary's Jared Burkert.
2015 Memorial Tournament

Long-shot Lingmerth outlasts Rose in playoff

David Lingmerth is the winner of the 40th Memorial Tournament.
City League Notes

Eastmoor's Carter shines at state

The Division II state meet was filled with excitement for the Eastmoor Academy boys and girls track and field teams June 5 and 6 at Ohio State.
Track & Field

Stars' Ifedi jumps to fourth at state

After Chisom Ifedi of the Centennial High School boys track and field team placed fourth in the high jump in the Division II state meet June 6 at Ohio State, the senior could only shake his head and laugh when he talked about his accomplishment.
Track & Field

Eastmoor, East boys squads shine at regional

The end of the Division II regional meet May 30 at Lexington helped provide some big memories for the Eastmoor Academy and Columbus East high school boys track and field teams.
Centennial Roundup

Ifedi reaches state in high jump

Chisom Ifedi of the Centennial High School boys track and field team decided not to compete in anything but the high jump this season even though he placed 15th in the long jump in the Division I state meet last year.
Watterson Roundup

Baseball team earns district championship

The Watterson High School baseball team beat Licking Valley 2-1 in eight innings in a Division II district final May 21 at Beavers Field in Lancaster to capture its first district title in eight years.
Centennial Roundup

Softball team defends City title

The Centennial High School softball team's offense was uncharacteristically sluggish during the first five innings of the City League championship game May 21 at Briggs, as the Bruins were able to build a 4-2 lead.
Watterson Roundup

Bolton lifts baseball team past Granville

Jacob Bolton wasn't able to play for the Watterson High School baseball team when it lost to Granville 1-0 on April 18 because he was taking the ACT.
Centennial Roundup

Girls place fourth at City meet

The Centennial High School girls track and field team was only nine points out of first place heading into the last race of the City League meet May 13 at Mifflin.
Watterson Roundup

Softball team rallies to earn share of CCL title

Watterson High School softball coach Tracey Cultice wasn't worried when her team fell behind Ready by four runs in its CCL finale.
City League Notes

Linden's Floyd seeks to soar high in postseason

Not even the fact he was new to the sport slowed down Linden-McKinley High School boys track and field standout Jeffery Floyd last season.
Centennial Roundup

Softball team seeks non-City success

The Centennial High School softball team has struggled against non-City League opponents in the Division II district tournament in recent years.
Watterson Roundup

Baseball squad captures CCL title

Watterson High School baseball coach Scott Manahan admits that he has more appreciation for winning a CCL championship now than he used to.