Emily Franz of the Hartley High School girls cross country team took the first step toward what would be her fourth state appearance by earning a runner-up finish in the Division II district meet Oct. 18 at Watkins Memorial.
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.
Two of the five Central District teams to make it to at least a state semifinal last season will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, when the Marion-Franklin High School football team plays host to Hartley.
With only two returning starters on offense and five on defense, the New Albany High School football team hopes to kick-start another successful season by winning its opener Thursday, Aug. 28, at Reynoldsburg.
With just one senior among its key runners a year ago, the Reynoldsburg High School boys cross country team beat just one opponent in the OCC-Ohio Division meet and four in the Division I, district 3 meet.