• 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 and Girls Basketball

AP announces All-Central District all-star teams

The Associated Press All-Central District boys and girls all-star basketball teams, as selected by a media panel from the district, with height, year and regular-season scoring average ...
Commentary

Hall among coaches whose influence can last lifetime

With the winter sports season winding down, it's appropriate to talk about how the reputations of numerous high school coaches will end up being based on how their respective teams do in the postseason.
Swimming & Diving

Koethke captures state title

Moments after winning the first state championship in the history of the Grove City High School swimming and diving program, Kalvin Koethke dutifully took his place atop the podium and received his Division I 50-yard freestyle title medal.
Swimming & Diving

UA girls win first title in three years

Tired of being the Division I state runner-up the past two years, the Upper Arlington High School girls swimming and diving team wasted no time making a statement in the state meet that concluded Feb. 28 at Branin Natatorium in Canton.
Swimming & Diving

Thatcher dominates, wins title

Cameron Thatcher felt added pressure when he saw that more than 30 friends and family members had traveled to Canton to watch him compete in the Division I state boys swimming and diving meet.
Gymnastics

Coffman repeats as district champs

The Dublin Coffman High School gymnastics team used its depth and balance to win its second district championship in a row and earn its fourth consecutive trip to the state meet.
Groveport Madison Roundup

Boys squad knocks off Olentangy, to face Bears

Groveport Madison High School boys basketball coach Ryan Grashel said his team will need to be more consistent in the second round of the Division I district tournament than it was in the first round.
DeSales Roundup

Girls team to face Olentangy

In previewing his team's Division I district semifinal opponent, DeSales High School girls basketball coach Brian Cromwell described an Olentangy team that sounds a lot like what the Stallions strive to be.
Wrestling

North targets district title

The Westerville North High School wrestling team will attempt to win its first Division I district title since 1991 when it competes Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, at Hilliard Darby.
Girls Basketball

Loss of Horvath stings Braves

After earning district runner-up trophies in four of the past five seasons, the Olentangy High School girls basketball team set its sights on winning its first district title this winter.