• All-Time ThisWeek Basketball Team

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    Northland's Jared Sullinger (34), currently an NBA player with the Boston Celtics, was Ohio's Mr. Basketball and co-MVP of the McDonald's All-American game as a senior in 2010 before starring at Ohio State.

    Sullinger, Turner named top players

    Since the Associated Press began awarding Mr. Basketball and Ms. Basketball in 1988, only three central Ohio high school girls and three area boys have earned at least a share of those honors.
  • Super 12 Boys Basketball Team

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    Javon Bess, the Division I district Player of the Year, averaged 20.4 points and 7.5 rebounds in leading Gahanna to a 22-4 season.

    Phasing out football worked well for Gahanna's Bess

    With his 6-foot-5 frame and quickness, it's reasonable to think that Javon Bess would have been a standout high school football player had he stuck with the sport.
  • Super 12 Girls Basketball Team

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    Senior post player Alyssa Rice, the first Reynoldsburg girl to be named Super 12 captain, earned OCC-Ohio Division and Division I District Player of the Year honors and was selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Game on April 2 in Chicago.

    Reynoldsburg's Rice sets herself apart

    Alyssa Rice doesn't take the situation she walked into in 2010-11 for granted.

Final Super 7 Polls

Note: 2013-14 season


BOYS

1. Upper Arlington
2. Gahanna
3. Newark
4. Pickerington Central
5. Watterson
6. Brookhaven
7. Northland


GIRLS

1. Africentric 
2. Reynoldsburg 
3. Upper Arlington
4. Northland
5. Newark
6. Newark Catholic
7. Johnstown 

Top Stories

Girls Basketball

Hartley promotes White to coach after Fisher steps down

After spending the last two seasons as the Upper Arlington High School girls basketball program’s freshman coach, Jill White got an unexpected call from Hartley athletics director Pat Murphy earlier this week.
Commentary

Whetstone's Arway determined to win battle against cancer

Kevin Arway had to deal with a harsh reality the last seven seasons coaching in the same league that produced NBA talent like Northland's Jared Sullinger and Trey Burke.
Women's Basketball

Harmon making most of chance overseas

As a three-time all-state girls basketball player at Pickerington High School Central who went on to play for Ohio State, Emilee Harmon didn't picture herself working an office job right out of college.
Men's Basketball

Hard work, patience pay off for Kinney

Griffin Kinney's patience, perseverance, discipline and hard work eventually allowed him to reach his goal of earning a Division I college basketball scholarship.
Boys Basketball

Division I district finals head to Ohio Dominican in 2015

Some people might find the Ohio Expo Center Coliseum a bit rickety, musty and dated, but those who played, coached and watched high-school basketball at the venerable Ohio State Fairgrounds building through the years tend to regard The Barn — as it is affectionately known — like a favorite grandparent.
Girls Basketball

Westerville North did not renew Kloepfer's coaching contract

Coach Jim Kloepfer will not have his contract renewed after 11 seasons leading the Westerville North High School girls basketball program.
Girls Basketball

O'Mara selected to take over Bobcats program

Brian O'Mara is quite familiar with the Grandview Heights High School girls basketball program and has more than 30 years of coaching experience, but that doesn't mean he isn't willing to seek advice now and then in his new role.
Girls Basketball

Pickerington Central's Hedgepeth officially named coach

After several weeks of waiting, Johnathan Hedgepeth officially is the girls basketball coach at Pickerington High School Central.
Boys Basketball

Ready hopes latest coaching hire is a 'long-term solution'

The last two times the boys basketball coaching position came open at Ready High School, a veteran came in for what turned out to be a short tenure.
Basketball

Canal Winchester AD announces new boys, girls coach

Canal Winchester High School athletics director Kent Riggs has announced the hiring of a both boys and girls basketball coaches.
Boys Basketball

Pickerington schools name new coaches

New boys basketball coaches were named at Pickerington High School Central and North.
Boys Basketball

Luzader to take over Thomas program

Sean Luzader has been named Thomas Worthington High School boys basketball coach, pending board approval in July.

Slideshows

2013: Div. II State Final

Watterson 55, St.Vincent-St.Mary 52

2013: Div. I Regional Final

Northland 62, Gahanna 53
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