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.
Each of the last two years, Morgan McCafferty has earned the opportunity to travel far from her hometown to represent the Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio club program in the Speedo Winter Junior National Championships.
Since the football team's run to the 2010 Division IV state championship, the Hartley High School boys basketball team has viewed the holiday break as a time to get in much-needed extra practice because of its shorter preseason.
It's been more than nine months since the end of the 2013-14 season, but the repercussions of one of the greatest seasons in program history still are being felt for the Hartley High School wrestling team.