• Boys Basketball

    PAUL VERNON/THISWEEK
    Sophomore forward Max Martz (right) is among the key returnees for the Upper Arlington boys basketball team and 16th-year coach Tim Casey.

    UA features deep, talented lineup

    Upper Arlington High School boys basketball coach Tim Casey knows as well as anyone that this year's team boasts some star power.
  • DeSales Roundup

    CHRIS RUSSELL/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Luke Hippler, a 6-5 senior guard and forward, is one of four returning starters for the DeSales boys basketball team.

    Four starters return for boys basketball team

    DeSales High School boys basketball coach Joe Bills spent about 10 minutes at the podium during the inaugural CCL media day Nov. 20 in the school's Franciscan Center.
  • New Albany Roundup

    JOHN HULKENBERG/THISWEEK
    Tommy McDonald, a 6-4 senior center and forward, is among the key returnees for the New Albany boys basketball team and 17th-year coach Sam Davis.

    Boys coach likes team's work ethic

    The New Albany High School boys basketball team has ruled the OCC-Capital Division for the past four years, but if prognosticators see that streak coming to an end, coach Sam Davis understands why they would feel that way.

Super 7

Super 7 girls preseason rankings (with 2014-15 record in parentheses):http://workplace.dispatch.com/content/images/sports/super-7.png

1. Olentangy Liberty (25-2)

2. Pickerington Central (17-8)

3. Olentangy (21-5)

4. Dublin Coffman (20-6)

5. Reynoldsburg (15-9)

6. Eastmoor Academy (23-3)

7. Upper Arlington (19-6)

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Top Stories

County Roundup

Green Wave boys team ready to work

The Newark Catholic High School boys basketball team doesn't play its opener until Saturday, Dec. 17, at home against Heath because of the football team's run to a Division VI state semifinal.
Delaware Christian Roundup

Girls basketball squad looking for offense

Delaware Christian School girls basketball coach Jackie Boggs is looking for players to step up offensively this season.
Boys Basketball

Arway dies after battle with cancer

Former Whetstone High School boys basketball coach Kevin Arway died Dec. 7 after a more than two-year battle with cancer.
South Roundup

Boys squad motivated to repeat

Westerville South High School boys basketball coach Ed Calo stressed to his team in the preseason that there is no need to defend its first Division I state title.
Central Roundup

Boys basketball team feeling optimistic

With three key players back and a core that has developed within the program, the Westerville Central High School boys basketball team is looking to improve on last season's 8-15 record.
North Roundup

Boys showing strong skill set

At first glance, the Westerville North High School boys basketball team appears to be a bit young.
Orange Roundup

Young boys team resets expectations

The Olentangy Orange High School boys basketball team is a little green a season after winning its first league title since 2012.
Olentangy Roundup

Boys basketball team short on height

An active participant on Twitter, new Olentangy High School boys basketball coach John Feasel recently came across a saying he said could be the Braves' motto this season.
Liberty Roundup

Boys seek scoring punch

With its top three scorers from a year ago no longer with the program, the Olentangy Liberty High School boys basketball team began the season looking for go-to players on offense.
Reynoldsburg Roundup

Boys basketball team expects better results

To close a season in which it failed to reach double figures in victories, the Reynoldsburg High School boys basketball team endured its second-most lopsided loss when it fell to St. Charles 87-54 in the first round of last winter's Division I district tournament.
Scioto Roundup

Boys looking to 'take the next step'

The Dublin Scioto High School boys basketball team is looking to 'take the next step' this season.
Coffman Roundup

Boys team counting on young players

Over the past four seasons, the Dublin Coffman High School boys basketball team won a combined 81 games, earned a Division I district championship in 2014 and captured a league title in 2015.
Jerome Roundup

Boys keeping things simple

Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball coach Jamie Pearson is keeping things simple this season.
Gahanna Lincoln Roundup

'New faces' lead young boys team

With college-caliber veterans leading the way for most of the past seven seasons, the Gahanna Lincoln High School boys basketball team put together a run that few in central Ohio were able to match.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Boys basketball squad expecting 'great season'

Despite losing key players to graduation and injuries and another who transferred, the goals remain the same for the Columbus Academy boys basketball team.
Bradley Roundup

Top scorers return for boys squad

Coach Brett Norris has a mix of experience and youth in his third season leading the Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball program.
Davidson Roundup

Boys hoping to 'compete each night'

The Hilliard Davidson High School boys basketball team entered the season looking to build on last season's success.
Darby Roundup

Boys feature five new starters

The Hilliard Darby High School boys basketball team has some obstacles to overcome this season.
Grove City Roundup

Waits likes boys squad's work ethic

Grove City High School boys basketball coach Greg Waits and his staff again have assembled a team that will rely on quickness and pressure defense.
Ready Roundup

Boys squad rounding into form

After enduring a tough midseason stretch last winter, things came together for the Ready High School boys basketball team.
Thomas Roundup

Boys coach likes team's potential

The Thomas Worthington High School boys basketball team could be poised to have a strong season.
Worthington Christian Roundup

Boys facing 'very challenging schedule'

A strong returning senior class has the Worthington Christian High School boys basketball team hoping for big things this winter after receiving a Division III district runner-up trophy last season.
Kilbourne Roundup

Defense focus of boys squad

The Worthington Kilbourne High School boys basketball team has two solid pieces of its lineup in place and entered the season seeking to fill the positions around them.
Central Roundup

Francis, Manley to lead way for boys

Jeremiah Francis and the rest of the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team have undergone transformations of sorts during the past eight months.
North Roundup

Boys basketball coach likes team's versatility

Eli MacNamara of the Pickerington High School North boys basketball team remembers the second half of last season all too well.
Grandview Heights Roundup

Corbett adapting to boys team's youth

Coach Ray Corbett turned over a new leaf to start his 30th season leading the Grandview Heights High School boys basketball team.
Boys Basketball

South edges Gahanna in early season test

Although it took place during the opening week of the high school boys basketball season, the matchup Dec. 5 between revamped Gahanna Lincoln and defending Division I state champion Westerville South didn’t disappoint.
Whitehall-Yearling Roundup

Boys squad hopes to show progression

Whitehall-Yearling High School boys basketball coach Drew Williams calls his team "a work in progress," but that doesn't mean his confidence has wavered.
Centennial Roundup

Boys squad has depth, athleticism

With six letterwinners returning, including four who earned starts last winter, the Centennial High School boys basketball team is eyeing a big season.
City League Roundup

Beechcroft boys intend to contend in North race

Starting in 1995, the only teams to represent the City League-North Division in the league championship game have been the Northland and Brookhaven high school boys basketball teams.
Watterson Roundup

Boys looking to surprise opponents

Coming off a second consecutive Division II district semifinal finish and with little experience returning, the Watterson High School boys basketball team began the season aware of the obstacles that lie ahead.
Whetstone Roundup

Boys team striving for winning season

Three starters have returned to help the Whetstone High School boys basketball team in its quest for its first winning season in six years.
Groveport Madison Roundup

Francis to lead way for boys squad

Despite returning only one starter, the Groveport Madison High School boys basketball team has high aspirations this season.
Canal Winchester Roundup

Boys basketball team has 'whole new atmosphere'

Canal Winchester High School boys basketball players Matt Jones and Luke Phillips are eagerly embracing what they consider a positive, refreshed attitude surrounding the program.
Bexley Roundup

Boys basketball squad to focus on defense

Second-year coach Todd Phillips is looking for defense to fuel the Bexley High School boys basketball team.
St. Charles Roundup

Basketball team has new look

After winning back-to-back CCL titles, the St. Charles Preparatory School basketball team has a new plan of action.