Week 1: CCL and City League

Series names each school's best

Over the past two-plus decades, central Ohio high school football has made its mark in just about every way imaginable.
Baseball

Area players taken in MLB draft

Ronnie Dawson, a 2013 Licking Heights High School graduate and a junior at Ohio State, was selected by the Houston Astros in the second round of the MLB draft June 9.
Club Soccer

Area teams primed for Midwest Regional Cup

The 216 club soccer teams competing in the Midwest Regional Cup have so little room for error that even a tie in pool play can end the chances of playing for a championship.
Cross Country

OHSAA approves postseason changes

When the Ohio High School Athletic Association began combining boys and girls enrollments to determine postseason divisions for cross country in 2013, one of the coaches who expressed disappointed in the decision was Watterson’s Matt McGowan.
Football (Full story)

Division I playoff games moving to Friday

What many view as an almost sacred tradition will be a part of the postseason beginning this fall for central Ohio’s biggest high school football programs.
Girls Soccer

Mascia set to lead first-year Rams program

When Whitehall-Yearling High School athletics director Bill Hughett interviewed for the position last year, he questioned the lack of girls programs in some sports, including soccer.
State Track Notes

Jerome twins reach podium with heavy hearts

Dublin Jerome High School senior twin distance runners Brad and Carly Davis ran in their first state track and field meet with more on their minds than reaching the Division I awards podium.
Memorial Tournament

McGirt picks up first PGA Tour win

The third consecutive playoff produced the third consecutive first-time winner at Muirfield Village Golf Course.
City League Notes

Linden's Floyd, Eastmoor relay capture state titles

The pressure of having the championship on the line brought the best out in both Linden-McKinley High School senior Jeffery Floyd and the Eastmoor Academy boys 1,600-meter relay in the Division II state track and field meet June 3 and 4 at Ohio State.
Whitehall-Yearling Roundup

Girls track team eyes bright future

With several key athletes expected to return, Whitehall-Yearling High School girls track and field coach Stephanie Wilcox believes her team has a bright future.
City League Notes

Commitment to track pays off for Scots' Harrison

The final sports season of senior Malik Harrison's prep career has been an enjoyable one to watch for Walnut Ridge High School boys track and field coach Steve Ayers.
Whitehall-Yearling Roundup

Boys track season ends with miscue

The Whitehall-Yearling High School boys track and field team continued to learn what being in Division I is all about.