By the time the Division I district girls golf tournament wrapped up Oct. 7 at The Links at Groveport, the sun finally had appeared and the high school teams that had advanced to state took photos in the sunshine.
While recovering from offseason knee surgery, Pickerington High School North senior football player Frankie Weirick did not play in the season's first three games and missed most of his team's contest Sept. 26 at Lancaster.
The Pickerington High School North girls volleyball team led visiting Grove City by six points in the second game of their de facto OCC-Ohio Division championship match Oct. 9, but the night got no better for the Panthers.
With Pickerington High School Central senior linebacker Clay Burk out all season with an injury, his younger brother switched to his No. 21 jersey for the game Oct. 3 against visiting Pickerington North.
The last tuneup before the postseason will take place for the Pickerington High School Central girls cross country team when it competes Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Eisenhart Invitational at Thomas Worthington.
Despite being without senior quarterback Conner McCloud because of a hyperextended left knee, the Reynoldsburg High School football team came back from a 10-point halftime deficit to win 20-10 on Sept. 19 at Grove City.
Members of the Pickerington High School North girls volleyball team heard plenty of good luck wishes leading up to their Sept. 11 match against OCC-Ohio Division-rival Grove City, which at the time was ranked seventh in the state in Division I.
During Tom Phillips' tenure as Pickerington High School North football coach, the Panthers have gone from a team that went on a seven-game losing streak the year before he took over to one that has made three playoff appearances in the past five seasons.
A late rally attempt that came up short in a 17-16 loss to Dublin Jerome on Sept. 5 means the Pickerington High School North football team enters what should be one of its toughest matchups this season still looking for its first win.