SoccerThe Columbus Crew signed Olentangy graduate and Lewis Center native Chad Barson to a Homegrown contract Jan. 10.
Boys SoccerIf nothing else, Jared Robinson of the Olentangy Liberty High School boys soccer team picked his spots this season.
Super 12 Boys Soccer TeamOlentangy 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 CaptainJunior 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How far she came during her four years of playing high school girls golf is not lost on Westerville South senior Felicia Davenport.
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
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.
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.
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.
Cameron McCloskey capped a breakthrough season for the Olentangy Liberty High School boys golf team.