• 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

    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

    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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Division IV, State Semifinal

Hartley 26, Middletown Fenwick 14

WILMINGTON — Hartley High School football coach Brad Burchfield jokingly said that all he heard was “crickets” while standing with his players on the sideline as he made the most crucial fourth-down decision of a Division IV state semifinal against Middletown Fenwick.
Division VI, State Semifinal

Kirtland 13, Grandview Heights 9

MANSFIELD — The Grandview Heights High School football team came up short in its attempt to reach its first state-title game.

State championship schedule

Fourteen weeks of high school football have been played and only one central Ohio team — Hartley — remains alive to compete for the ultimate prize of a state championship.
Boys Basketball

Wildcats dominate Raiders on opening night

The Westerville South High School boys basketball team picked up where it left off after blossoming into central Ohio’s top team last season.

Liberty intends to alter culture

After having a subpar season in terms of what the Olentangy Liberty High School hockey team has come to expect, ninth-year coach Jack Hoogeveen was looking for a bit of an attitude change.

Celtics eye another trip to state

The Dublin Jerome High School hockey team has set its sights on making a return trip to the state tournament.
Girls Soccer

Ulry taking step back at DeSales

Steve Ulry stepped in when the DeSales High School girls soccer program needed him most, but he plans to return to a more familiar role next season.
Boys Basketball

Westerville South tops preseason Super 7

Westerville South looks stacked again after ending last season with the Division I state runner-up trophy, but there are plenty of other options available when trying to get a handle on which teams will make an impact in central Ohio high school boys basketball this winter.
Girls Basketball

'Rocks to stay on same course

Despite a change of leadership, Dublin Coffman High School girls basketball coach Randy Patton said the team's objectives won't change.

Perry pulls away from Wolves in regional final

The Worthington Kilbourne High School football team had trouble dealing with the size of Massillon Perry in the Division II, Region 5 final Nov. 20 at Mount Vernon.