• Girls Basketball

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    Pickerington Central senior guard Taylor Johnson is among the 12 central Ohio girls basketball players selected to ThisWeekSPORTS.com's Preseason Super 12 team.

    Preseason Super 12 Team, Super 7 Poll

    A year ago, the two teams that represented central Ohio at the state girls basketball tournament were eventual Division III state champion Africentric and first-time Division I state qualifier Dublin Coffman.

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

Local Roundup

Being target suits Northland girls team

With three of its top four scorers back from a team that extended its City League-North Division winning streak to 60, Northland High School girls basketball coach Bill Spencer knows what his program represents.
New Albany Roundup

Girls squad adjusting to loss of Cobb

New Albany High School girls basketball coach Jeff Blunt has spent several hours the past three months figuring out how to replace junior center/forward Meche'la Cobb after she tore her left ACL in August.
Girls Basketball

Coffman adapts without Olatoye

Sixth-year Dublin Coffman High School girls basketball coach Bryan Patton always has taken pride in his program's depth.
Girls Basketball

Westerville North returns veteran group for new coach

Lamont Tillman loves the situation he inherited in his first year coaching the Westerville North High School girls basketball team.
Girls Basketball

Offseason progress energizes Kilbourne

Jim Strode knows that his Worthington Kilbourne High School girls basketball team will need a collaborative effort this season to equal last year's success.
Girls Basketball

UA searching for right combination

The Upper Arlington High School girls basketball team is coming off its first Division I district championship since 1989, but the first order of business for the Golden Bears isn't winning a second.
Girls Basketball

Orange coach pleased with players' effort

Since taking over as Olentangy Orange High School girls basketball coach in May, Bob Scott has been impressed with the work ethic and dependability he has seen from his players.
Reynoldsburg Roundup

Girls squad needs more time to jell

Reynoldsburg High School girls basketball coach Jack Purtell won't be surprised if his patience is tested this season, particularly early on.
Girls Basketball

Pickerington Central plans to maximize versatility

The Pickerington High School Central girls basketball team seems to have a good idea of what it will be this year, but the Tigers hope no one else can figure them out.
Girls Basketball

Bradley shooting for district title

The Hilliard Bradley High School girls basketball team has its sights set on winning its second district championship.
Girls Basketball

Central Crossing looks to rise in OCC standings

The Central Crossing High School girls basketball team plans to be better than its 5-18 record of a season ago.
Girls Basketball

Athletic Gahanna plans to play fast

Now in his 13th season as Gahanna Lincoln High School girls basketball coach, Rick Hauser has worked with his share of athletic players and future collegians.
DeSales Roundup

Guard-driven girls team looks to add to title streak

The DeSales High School girls basketball team has nine true guards, two true inside players and a swing player on its roster.
Girls Basketball

Whetstone looking to build on last year

The Whetstone High School girls basketball team's roster for first-year coach Paren Fisher is a blend of experience and youth.
Girls Basketball

Canal Winchester looks to use height to advantage

First-year coach Willie Jordan is hoping that his Canal Winchester High School girls basketball team's overall size will give it an advantage over most of its opponents this season.
Watterson Roundup

Girls basketball team seeks leaders to fill void

After members of the Watterson High School girls basketball team sprinted the length of the court 22 times at the end of a recent two-hour practice, 14th-year coach Tom Woodford told his players that they could stop running if one of them could make a free throw on her first attempt.

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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