• Boys Basketball

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    Luke Durbin, a senior at Kilbourne, sits with his brother, Nathan, a 2013 graduate of Tree of Life. Nathan was to play for Wittenberg but missed his freshman year because of concussions and was diagnosed with leukemia last summer.

    Honoring the footsteps he follows

    Luke Durbin of the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys basketball team began playing the sport at a young age because he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his older brother.
  • Girls Basketball

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    North senior Symone Simmons, a Wright State signee, has bounced back to lead the Warriors after missing two games with a sprained patella tendon.

    Simmons returns to lead North

    Everything was going perfectly for Symone Simmons in her return from a knee injury, then came a play that made everyone associated with the Westerville North High School girls basketball team hold their collective breath.
  • Ready Roundup

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    Ready senior Andy Hunter is thankful to be playing basketball again after having surgery on his optic nerves in the fall.

    Hunter happy to be playing following eye surgery

    The moment always will bring fond memories to Ready High School senior Andy Hunter.
  • Girls Basketball

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    Paige Cannon (center) passed 2014 graduate Natalie Carpenter to become Johnstown-Monore's all-time leading scorer.

    Cannon becomes Johnstown’s all-time leading scorer

    Paige Cannon became the all-time leading scorer for the Johnstown-Monroe High School girls basketball team on Jan. 24.

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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Slideshows

2013: Div. II State Final

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