It had been more than a decade and a half since a Central District program accomplished what the Hartley High School football team did Dec. 2 when it captured its second consecutive Division IV state championship.
To close a season in which it failed to reach double figures in victories, the Reynoldsburg High School boys basketball team endured its second-most lopsided loss when it fell to St. Charles 87-54 in the first round of last winter's Division I district tournament.
Despite not winning its league and having no seniors a year ago, the Reynoldsburg High School girls basketball team led eventual state-champion Wadsworth after three quarters before eventually falling to the Grizzlies in a Division I state semifinal.
When it competes in the Division IV state championship game at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Ohio State, the Hartley High School football team will try to become just the 13th program to win at least four titles.
The Hartley High School girls cross country team came up short of advancing to the Division II regional meet Saturday, Oct. 29, at Pickerington North, but sophomore Bailee Zacovic made sure the Hawks didn't get shut out.
The Pickerington High School Central football team was a state runner-up in both 2006 and 2011, but one of its biggest sources of pride over the last decade has been one of its regular-season accomplishments.