The Central Crossing and Upper Arlington high school football teams enter their OCC-Central Division showdown this week coming off lopsided losses and finding themselves in the middle of the league pack.
Frances Sullivan is one of nine seniors on the Upper Arlington High School field hockey team, but she was, at best, cautiously optimistic about the Golden Bears' chances for this season as recently as June.
After two lopsided victories the past two weeks, the Upper Arlington High School football team begins perhaps the most challenging part of its schedule Friday, Sept. 25, when it plays host to Olentangy Liberty in a meeting of two expected OCC-Central Division title contenders.
As far as his part of the Upper Arlington High School football team is concerned, offensive line coach Darrell Tobin knows the first step the Golden Bears must take to build on their 2-0 start and improve on back-to-back 5-5 seasons.
Coming off a season in which her team finished 13-4-1 overall, Upper Arlington High School field hockey coach Kelly Roderick hopes that success put the Golden Bears on the radar, both locally and statewide.
Kyra Jung waited more than nine months for the sign commemorating the Division I girls tennis state doubles championship she won last year to be posted at the Upper Arlington High School tennis facility.
During its preseason schedule, the Dublin Coffman High School football team will tune up for the coming season by facing a pair of teams that qualified for the playoffs last fall and another program that has been a postseason regular the last two-plus decades.
Over the last 25 seasons, three central Ohio high school football teams in Division I, two in Division II, five in Division III, one in Division IV, two in Division V and one in Division VI attained their ultimate goal of winning a state championship.