Despite not being "very sharp" in its Division I district tournament opener, as coach Jack Purtell called it, the Reynoldsburg High School girls basketball team moved on to at least a district semifinal for the 10th consecutive season.
After failing to advance any athletes to state a season ago, the Hartley High School swimming and diving program had an automatic qualifier to this year's Division II meet in senior Patrick Lawrence of the boys team.
Putting his team on a path to potentially reach a Division I district final for the seventh consecutive season was on Reynoldsburg High School girls basketball coach Jack Purtell's mind at the tournament drawing Feb. 8.
Because of her 6-foot-2 frame, Marissa Brown has been asked to provide toughness in the paint and be one of the go-to players on offense throughout much of her four seasons on the Hartley High School girls basketball team.
Coming off a second consecutive season in which he placed in the Division III state wrestling tournament, Hartley High School senior Kristopher Hill decided to attend Jeff Jordan's State Champ Camp last August.