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  • Week 1: Honorable Mention

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    Darien Williams (center) and the 2011 Marion-Franklin football team advanced to a Division II state semifinal where they lost to eventual champion Trotwood-Madison 47-44 to finish 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:
Football

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.
Commentary

Alder is latest in battle over logo

One doesn't have to journey far from Ohio State on a given Friday night in the fall to hear the Buckeyes' fight song being played by a high school band.
Club Soccer

Area teams primed for Midwest Regional Cup

None of the 14 central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup the past two seasons brought home a championship.
Track & Field

Greyhounds' Edah takes 4th at state

Koffi Edah of the Grove City High School boys track and field team hit a hurdle late in the Division I 300-meter hurdles state final June 6 at Ohio State, but he hardly cared.

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