The Pickerington High School Central girls basketball team opened Nov. 21 with a 59-43 home win over Upper Arlington, eight months and 16 days after last season ended with a second consecutive district semifinal loss.
It might sound surprising to hear from a quarterback who is closing in on 7,000 career passing yards, but Olentangy High School's Deeb Haber long considered college baseball his future rather than football.
Pickerington High School North girls soccer coach Greg Van Kannel wasn't sure if he could fully explain a 1-0 loss to Olentangy in a Division I regional semifinal Nov. 3 at Gahanna until after he watched the game film.
When its starting quarterback got hurt during a 37-23 win over Central Crossing on Aug. 27 to open the season, the Pickerington High School North football team turned to a freshman for the remainder of the season.
Competing as individuals in the Division I state meet Nov. 7, Pickerington High School Central boys cross country runners Matt Scrape and Jack Jaynes had the option of wearing whatever school jersey they wanted.
The Pickerington High School North girls soccer team watched a two-goal lead evaporate in just more than five minutes late in its Division I district final against seventh-seeded Hilliard Darby on Oct. 31 at Westerville North.
Football fans who concentrate on the moment might not realize it, but the postseason pedigrees of the high school football teams for Pickerington Central and Upper Arlington have more similarities than differences.
It took a little digging, but it was clear to Pickerington High School Central boys cross country coach Andy Fischer shortly after the OCC-Ohio Division championships were held Oct. 17 that something that hadn't happened for a long time had occurred.