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  • Week 1: Honorable Mention

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    Ross Franklin rushed for 3,416 yards and 51 touchdowns as Johnstown advanced to a Division IV state semifinal and finished 13-1.

    Series honors top football teams

    The numbers show that Central District high school football programs captured 13 championships during the first 18 years of the state playoffs, from 1972-89.
Women's Soccer

Eagles FC gets first win, continues to progress

Eryn Weber has heard more than a few fans of the Columbus Eagles FC say that for as well as the second-year amateur women's soccer team has played so far this season, it should have won more than once in its first seven games.

Smith finds groove at Bowling Green

Time away from the game may have helped Matt Smith excel for the Bowling Green State University baseball team.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight spring season

Now that the school year is over and summer is upon us, it's time to announce the Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:

All-star game has heavy local flavor

The 34th-annual Licking County-Muskingum Valley All-Star Football Game will have a heavy local flavor this season.

Northridge's new AD likes atmosphere

Having attended a small college, Justin Grieger is looking forward to becoming athletics director and associate principal at Northridge High School.

Divisions changing for many area squads

Since the last time the Ohio High School Athletic Association determined its football divisions based on the enrollment numbers of its member schools in May 2013, Marion-Franklin's boys enrollment dropped by 36 while Beechcroft's was unchanged.