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.
First-year DeSales High School cross country coach Ben McGinnis used to keep an eye on what the Stallions did during the fall, but it was more through second-hand information than being hands-on.
Coming off different results in marathon opening-week games, the New Albany and Westerville Central high school football teams now are preparing to resume a series that has featured plenty of excitement of its own.
The Watterson High School girls volleyball team improved its fitness level and sharpened its skills during a seven-day stay in Corolla, N.C. in July.
City League Notes
The top two teams in the final computer ratings in Division IV, Region 13 last season will get the matchup they weren't able to have when the Beechcroft High School football team plays host to Marion-Franklin on Friday, Sept. 4.
St. Charles Roundup
For the first time since 2010, the St. Charles Preparatory School football team could celebrate after its opener.
In the second week of the football season, rivalry week hits the Super 7 poll.
Ninth-year Westland High School cross county coach Josh Barkeloo has sensed a recommitment for unity within his program this season, and that seniors Elizabeth Finley and Donna Mayhew and sophomore Kaela Ponce have been spearheading that effort for the girls team.
Game of the Week
The Westerville Central High School football team made a quick score in overtime, then used a goal line stand to defeat visiting Gahanna 28-21 in the season opener for both teams Aug. 28.
Watkins Memorial Roundup
The Watkins Memorial High School boys and girls cross country teams again are seeking to make a deep run into the postseason.
An offseason filled with workouts could make a difference for the Johnstown-Monroe High School boys soccer team.