Week 5: Nos. 6-10

Greatness doesn't hinge on title

Over the last 25 seasons, three central Ohio high school football teams in Division I, two in Division II, five in Division III, one in Division IV, two in Division V and one in Division VI attained their ultimate goal of winning a state championship.
Football

Summer is popular time for college decisions

Over the summer, the Westerville North High School football team added to a makeover that began in 2013 when it snapped a 45-game losing streak.
Week 4: Nos. 11-15

Luck factors into playoff runs

When Scott Wetzel thinks back to what helped the Big Walnut High School football team capture the 2007 Division III state championship, he remembers having a group of hard workers who developed a special bond.
Baseball

Manahan earns national honor

Watterson High School baseball coach Scott Manahan has put together an impressive resume over the past 30 years, leading his teams to a 568-247 record, 16 league titles, 11 district championships, four regional titles and one state championship.
Suburban Swim Club League

Marlins halt Seadogs' seven-year title streak

When Jeff Williams became coach of the Hilliard Marlins, he made what at the time could have been considered a brash statement.
Week 3: Nos. 16-20

CCL teams enjoy lasting impact

Although the Watterson High School football program has struggled to a 15-25 mark over the last four seasons, it isn't far removed from when it rivaled any team throughout central Ohio in terms of success.
Week 2: Nos. 21-25

Pickerington schools make mark

Although it posted back-to-back perfect regular seasons in 1976 and '77 and also had unbeaten regular seasons in 1980 and '92, it wasn't until 1999 that the Pickerington High School football team made its first appearance in a state semifinal.
Football

Top Gun Showcase provides opportunity

Dublin Jerome High School football player Matthew Preininger hopes to make a favorable impression when he participates in Football University's Top Gun Showcase for the third consecutive year.
Women's Soccer

Eagles FC gets first win, continues to progress

Eryn Weber has heard more than a few fans of the Columbus Eagles FC say that for as well as the second-year amateur women's soccer team has played so far this season, it should have won more than once in its first seven games.
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.