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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.
Club Soccer

Central Ohio squads fall short in regional

None of the seven central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup from June 20-24 in Fox Cities, Wis., captured a championship.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight spring sports 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:

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.
Legion Baseball

Young Post 283 hopes to shine

Just five players have returned this season for the Pickerington American Legion Post 283 baseball team.

Licking County looks to tie All-Star series

The Licking County football team will be seeking to tie the series in the 34th-annual Licking County-Muskingum Valley All-Star Game.

Lacrosse sanctioned by OHSAA for 2016-17

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced June 4 that it will sponsor boys and girls lacrosse beginning with the 2016-17 school year.