• 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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Boys Tennis — District

Coffman’s Yoshino outlasts opponents for singles title

For Bryan Yoshino of the Dublin Coffman High School boys tennis team, the hardest work of the weekend came after he clinched a Division I state berth in singles.
Track & Field

Pickerington Central boys win 1,600 relay, district title

Heading into the final event of the Division I, district 2 high school boys track and field meet May 23 at Hilliard Darby, Hilliard Davidson led Pickerington Central by two points and Gahanna by four.
Softball — District Finals

New Albany edges Orange for district title

The New Albany and Olentangy Orange high school softball teams split their two regular-season games in OCC-Capital Division play.
Softball — District Finals

Adkins, Ankrim lead Liberty to regional tourney

A pair of four-year starters helped the Olentangy Liberty High School softball team defeat Delaware 8-0 to earn its second consecutive Division I district title May 22 at Pickerington Central.
Boys Volleyball — Regional Finals

Darby outlasts Gahanna to earn state berth

The Hilliard Darby High School boys volleyball team qualified for the Division I state tournament for a fourth consecutive season, but it wasn’t easy.
Baseball

Hartley’s rally falls short in Division III district final

LANCASTER — The Hartley High School baseball team gave up five runs over the first three innings and had a late rally come up short in a 6-4 loss to eighth-seeded Liberty Union in a Division III district championship game May 22 at Beavers Field.
Boys Soccer

Watts steps down as Coffman coach

Citing family commitments, Steve Watts has resigned as coach of the Dublin Coffman High School boys soccer team.
Girls Lacrosse — Regional Finals

UA rolls to regional title, advances to state semifinal

Two more games like the previous 17 will earn the Upper Arlington High School girls lacrosse team another Division I state championship.
Baseball — District Finals

Parr leads Liberty past Upper Arlington

Nick Parr struggled on the mound in the top of the seventh inning, but the senior came through with the game-winning hit in the bottom of the inning to lead the second-seeded Olentangy Liberty High School baseball team past eighth-seeded Upper Arlington 3-2 in a Division I district final May 21 at Ohio Dominican.
Big Walnut Roundup

Eagles win first district title since 1974

Led by the right arm of freshman pitcher Austin Becker, the Big Walnut High School baseball team captured its first district championship in 41 years.