• Boys Basketball

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    Northridge's Brandon Estep averaged 10.8 points in his last six games before sitting out because of an OHSAA ruling on his eligibility. His eligibility appeal will be heard by the OHSAA on Feb. 5.

    Appeal to be heard Feb. 5 for Northridge’s Estep

    Brandon Estep of the Northridge High School boys basketball team will have his eligibility appeal heard by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Feb. 5, according to athletics director John Morgan.
  • Centennial Roundup

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    Centennial's Joe Thomas, a 6-4 senior who was averaging 19.4 points through 12 games, has developed into one of the top power forwards in the state.

    Thomas takes game to next level

    When Roosevelt Osborne first saw Joe Thomas play basketball four years ago, he wasn't overly impressed with his skill level but was optimistic he would develop into a better athlete.
  • New Albany Roundup

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    Camille Emanuely, a 5-10 sophomore guard, is an exchange student from Pornic, France, who has "fit in nicely" with the New Albany girls basketball team, according to coach Jeff Blunt. The Eagles are 7-8 overall entering a league contest at Mount Vernon on Friday, Jan. 23.

    Emanuely adapts, aids girls team

    New Albany High School girls basketball coach Jeff Blunt attributed a recent four-game winning streak at least in part to an effective man-to-man defense that helped fuel the Eagles' offense.
  • Canal Winchester Roundup

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    Canal Winchester's Skyler Scott (right), a 6-2 senior forward who missed last season with a shoulder injury, has played a major role in the boys basketball team's turnaround this season. The Indians are 9-3 overall after going 7-16 last season.

    Scott provides boost for boys team

    Skyler Scott has given the Canal Winchester High School boys basketball team a boost after missing last season with a shoulder injury.

Super 7 Polls

 

BOYS
Updated Jan. 20

1. Gahanna Lincoln
2. Dublin Coffman
3. Dublin Jerome
4. Westerville South
5. Northland
6. Delaware
7. New Albany


 

PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: Dublin Jerome junior guard Mason Baich made one 3-pointer and finished with 31 points to lead his team past Westerville South 72-60 on Jan. 16 in a matchup of teams that entered with undefeated records.


GIRLS
Updated Jan. 20

1. Olentangy Liberty 
2. Newark 
3. Gahanna Lincoln
4. Northland
5. Olentangy
6. Dublin Coffman
7. Hilliard Bradley

 

PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: Gahanna Christian senior Dana Parkman scored 37 points, including the 1,000th of her prep career, in a 64-24 win over Circleville New Hope Christian on Jan. 15.

 

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