• Girls Basketball

    JOHN HULKENBERG/THISWEEK
    Martrina Parks scored eight points in a 62-24 victory over Central Crossing on Feb. 2. The Cardinals finished fourth in the OCC-Central at 9-5 as Dublin Coffman and Olentangy Liberty shared the title at 12-2.

    Cards enter tourney on winning streak

    The Thomas Worthington High School girls basketball team won seven of its final eight regular-season games, including its last three.
  • Girls Basketball

    FRED SQUILLANTE/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Gina Conti and Grove City, which finished the regular season 12-10 overall and 4-10 in the OCC-Ohio, will play at DeSales in the first round of the Division I district tournament on Saturday, Feb. 13.

    Grove City strives for 'emotional' play

    The Grove City High School girls basketball team enters the Division I district tournament coming off one of its more impressive efforts of the season.
  • New Albany Roundup

    JOHN HULKENBERG/THISWEEK
    Bryson London and the New Albany boys basketball team can clinch at least a share of the OCC-Capital title with a victory over visiting Mount Vernon on Friday, Feb. 12.

    Win assures boys share of title

    The New Albany High School boys basketball team has one OCC-Capital Division game left, and the Eagles' chances of winning their fourth consecutive league championship are somewhat cut-and-dry.

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

Boys Basketball

Damage to home stands forces St. Charles to move game

The St. Charles Preparatory School basketball team has moved its Division I district tournament opener against Reynoldsburg to Columbus Academy.
Girls Basketball

Briggs’ Taylor surpasses 1,000 career points

Mychale Taylor of the Briggs High School girls basketball team surpassed 1,000 career points during a 75-30 victory over Columbus East on Feb. 10.
Boys Basketball

Granville captures LCL-Buckeye title

The Granville High School boys basketball team won its eighth contest in a row, beating host Watkins Memorial 64-44 on Feb. 9 to earn the LCL-Buckeye Division title.
Boys Basketball

Whitehall wins third MSL-Ohio title in a row

The Whitehall-Yearling High School boys basketball team turned to its defense to win its third consecutive MSL-Ohio Division title Feb. 9 at Worthington Christian.
Girls Basketball

Braves, Patriots looking to make postseason run

It wasn't the ending to the regular season that the Olentangy and Liberty high school girls basketball teams had been hoping for.
Boys Basketball

Kilbourne needs help in OCC race

The Worthington Kilbourne High School boys basketball team saw an 11-point, third-quarter lead evaporate in a 58-55 loss to visiting New Albany on Feb. 5.
Boys Basketball

Wildcats' success tied to Wesson

Since joining the Westerville South High School boys basketball program as a freshman, Andre Wesson has helped the Wildcats remain one of the top teams in the area.
Girls Basketball

Central gets third shot at Bradley

The Westerville Central High School girls basketball team is familiar with its opening-round opponent in the Division I district tournament.
Boys Basketball

Bears win fifth OCC title in seven years

The Upper Arlington High School boys basketball team's OCC-Central Division and regular-season finale Friday, Feb. 12, at Dublin Coffman carries about as much significance as the Golden Bears hoped it would when their schedule was crafted.
Boys Basketball

Davidson's Huber rounding into form

Max Huber is beginning to see the bigger picture.
Girls Basketball

Jaguars focus on district tourney

The Hilliard Bradley High School girls basketball team will begin its quest for a second consecutive Division I district championship when it plays host to Westerville Central in the first round Saturday, Feb. 13.
Boys Basketball

Bradley, Darby meet to close regular season

The Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball team will be looking to sweep the season series with Darby when it plays host to the Panthers on Friday, Feb. 12, in an OCC-Cardinal Division game.
Girls Basketball

Shamrocks earn share of OCC title

The Dublin Coffman High School girls basketball team held what it hopes will be the first in a series of net-cutting ceremonies Feb. 5 after a 57-42 win over visiting Olentangy Liberty.
Boys Basketball

Celtics seeded fifth in district tournament

The Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team is seeded fifth of 47 teams in the Division I district tournament, and coach Jamie Pearson said the seed is a testament to the hard work of his seniors.
Ready Roundup

Neff stepping up in post for girls basketball team

The Ready High School girls basketball team hasn't let its perceived limitations hinder it this season.
Girls Basketball

Central relishes undefeated league title

Now that it has secured an undefeated OCC-Ohio Division championship, the Pickerington High School Central girls basketball team will have another target on its back as the top seed in the Division I district tournament.
Centennial Roundup

Fair-Harris guiding boys team

Although the Centennial High School boys basketball team may have hoped for a better regular season, coach Roosevelt Osborne III said the Stars have played quite well since mid-January.
Watterson Roundup

Boys team confident despite recent slide

A rough stretch with the regular season winding down isn't changing the big picture for the Watterson High School boys basketball team.
City League Notes

Northland to face Walnut Ridge in boys title game

Walnut Ridge High School boys basketball coach Brian Shininger expects Northland's Seth Towns to get his share of the points during the City League championship game Saturday, Feb. 13, at Columbus East.
Groveport Madison Roundup

Ferguson sees higher ceiling for boys

Hovering around .500 wasn't the goal this season for the Groveport Madison High School boys basketball team.
Bexley Roundup

Girls squad turns focus to Barons

The district tournament draw can be filled with what-if scenarios for area high school basketball coaches.
St. Charles Roundup

Basketball team secures league championship

Tavon Brown hit a 3-pointer from the right corner in the final seconds Feb. 5 to give the St. Charles Preparatory School basketball team its second consecutive CCL title, but the junior forward said the championship was earned long before that basket.
Boys Basketball

North’s Benton scores 1,000th career point

Corey Benton became the fourth Westerville North High School boys basketball player to reach 1,000 career points and made the game-winning shot Feb. 5 against visiting Canal Winchester.

This week’s web coverage

It’s another championship week on the central Ohio prep sports scene, as more league titles are up for grabs.