• 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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Girls Golf

Jerome wins fourth consecutive title

As his team was soaking in another state championship Oct. 18 on Ohio State's Gray Course, Dublin Jerome High School girls golf coach C.D. Butcher said he couldn't think of two players more worthy of making history than seniors Maite Erana and Sybil Robinson.
Soccer

Swanson signing fulfills dream

Shortly after the ceremony Oct. 16 to announce Ben Swanson's signing with the Columbus Crew, his mother, Beth, received a hug from coach Gregg Berhalter.
Girls Tennis

Berger, Jung earn state championship

Scattered showers blew through central Ohio early on the morning of Oct. 18, prompting the Ohio High School Athletic Association to move the Division I state girls tennis tournament indoors to Elysium Tennis Center from Hilliard Davidson.
Boys Golf

Taylor gets boost from OSU greats

Troy Taylor of the Westerville South High School boys golf team kept a poker face after his worst round of the year, an 86 on the first day of the Division I state tournament Oct. 17 on Ohio State's Scarlet Course.
Girls Golf

Davenport proud of accomplishments

How far she came during her four years of playing high school girls golf is not lost on Westerville South senior Felicia Davenport.
Diving

Rubadue competes at world event

Competing in her second international meet, Worthington Kilbourne High School senior Rachel Rubadue placed in the top six in both of her women's diving events in the Pan American Olympic Festival held last month in Mexico City.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Girls water polo team wins 14th state title

According to Upper Arlington High School girls water polo coach Dan Peterkoski, the Golden Bears' ability to come at opponents like a hockey team was key to regaining the state title after a one-year lull.
Girls Tennis

Thomas sisters fall short of state title

Isis and Kyah Thomas of the Pickerington High School Central girls tennis team often wear poker faces on the court, but after they lost in the Division I state doubles final Oct. 18 at Elysium Tennis Center, the senior sisters pulled no punches.
Girls Tennis

Celtics again capture OTCA

As the only senior on the Dublin Jerome High School girls tennis team, Rhiannon James was determined to end her career on a high note when the Celtics competed in the Division I OTCA state tournament Oct. 19 at Reynoldsburg.
Boys Golf

Patriots' McCloskey earns all-state honors

Cameron McCloskey capped a breakthrough season for the Olentangy Liberty High School boys golf team.