Leading by three points with 11 seconds remaining in a Division I district semifinal March 12, Pickerington High School Central boys basketball coach Eric Krueger had several options on how to defend a last-second shot by Dublin Jerome.
With his dreams of a Division I state championship gone after the second round of the state tournament, Shakur Laney of the Pickerington High School North wrestling team said any pressure to perform also disappeared.
Shakur Laney of the Pickerington High School North wrestling team has won 28 of his 29 matches this season and enters the Division I state tournament as a district champion for the second time in three years.
With a 55-38 win over Westerville Central in a Division I district tournament second-round game Feb. 25, the Pickerington High School Central girls basketball team set up itself to clear two hurdles Thursday, March 5.
Having been voted the 18th seed for the 44-team Division I district tournament, Pickerington High School Central boys basketball coach Eric Krueger had a few choices of spots he could pick during the draw Feb. 15.
As it nears the end of a 14-day stretch without games before its Division I district tournament opener, the Pickerington High School North girls basketball team hopes it has learned from some late-season disappointments.
Sidney Martin of the Pickerington High School Central girls swimming and diving team qualified for the Division I state meet in the 200-yard individual medley by dropping six seconds between sectional and district.
The Pickerington High School North boys swimming and diving team will lead local representation in the Division I district meet Saturday, Feb. 21, at Ohio University, as five Panthers and all three relays qualified.
Bryce Montes averages 10.5 points and eight rebounds for the Pickerington High School North boys basketball team, but it's the work that doesn't translate directly to the box score that coach Jason Bates admires most.
While the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team still has the chance to affect the outcome of the OCC-Ohio Division race when it plays host to Gahanna on Feb. 20, the Tigers will do so at less than full strength.
The Pickerington High School North club bowling team's hopes for an unbeaten Central Ohio High School Bowling Conference-South Division season -- not to mention the division championship -- came down to a moment that was completely out of their control.
The first time Taylor Johnson and Emily Thomas faced off in a varsity girls basketball game, on Dec. 9, 2011, Thomas' Pickerington High School North team got the better of Johnson's Pickerington Central squad, 73-27.
The Pickerington High School Central wrestling team's dual against Grove City on Feb. 5 began a little after 6 p.m., and fans and competitors largely were out of the gym within 90 minutes on the heels of a 54-12 Tigers win.
While the Pickerington High School North girls basketball team entered the week well back in the hunt to win the OCC-Ohio Division championship, the Panthers have a chance at another achievement Friday, Feb. 6, when they play host to Reynoldsburg.