• Soccer

    Courtesy of the University of Akron
    Akron defender and Lewis Center native Chad Barson became the fifth player to sign a Homegrown contract with the Columbus Crew.

    Crew signs Lewis Center native Barson

    The Columbus Crew signed Olentangy graduate and Lewis Center native Chad Barson to a Homegrown contract Jan. 10.
  • Boys Soccer

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    Liberty players celebrate with the championship trophy after the win over Southview.

    Liberty beats Southview 2-0 to win first title

    If nothing else, Jared Robinson of the Olentangy Liberty High School boys soccer team picked his spots this season.
  • Super 12 Boys Soccer Team

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    Olentangy Liberty senior Sam DeRoy, the captain of ThisWeek's Super 12 team, recorded 14 goals and 11 assists in leading the Patriots to the Division I state title.

    Relentless DeRoy led Liberty's run to state title

    Olentangy Liberty High School boys soccer coach Rick Collins thought he had his lineup figured out before the start of the 2011 season.
  • Girls Soccer Super 12 Captain

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    Coffman junior forward Sam Edwards scored 15 goals and assisted on 12 more through 14 games played this season.

    Edwards solid for Coffman

    Junior forward Sam Edwards of the Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer team not only has the distinction of being named captain of ThisWeek's Super 12 team, but she also is the only member of the first team who isn't a senior.
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