• Licking Heights Roundup

    Lorrie Cecil/ThisWeekSPORTS
    Nathan Dugue of Licking Heights shoots over Watkins Memorial's Bobby Broomfield earlier this season. The Hornets had a first-round bye and will play at Zanesville or Olentangy Orange in the second round of the Division I district tournament Friday, March 6.

    Boys team is playing waiting game

    The Licking Heights High School boys basketball team spent much of last week acting like stranded passengers at an airport, keeping busy while their situation was out of their hands.
  • Fred Squillante | Dispatch
    Steve Hall, left, was an assistant to boys basketball coach Ray Corbett at Grandview. Hall also had served as girls tennis and girls basketball coach.

    Hall was 'rock' for athletes he shepherded

    Steve Hall always seemed to have a smile on his face and time for others.
  • Basketball

    Ready girls basketball coach Joe Lang is among some coaches who wonder if a "mercy rule" should be added in the second half of blowouts. "In that situation, you can't really win, and I'm not into demoralizing the other team," he said. "It's not fair to the kids."

    Adding mercy rule 'worth a conversation'

    Since taking over as Ready High School girls basketball coach in 1981, Joe Lang has won five Division III district finals and more than 450 games.

Super 7 Polls



1. Westerville South
2. Dublin Coffman
3. Dublin Jerome
4. Gahanna Lincoln
5. New Albany
6. Hilliard Bradley
7. Newark


PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: Canal Winchester’s Brendan Snyder scored 26 points, including the game-winning shot as time expired, to lead his team past Dublin Scioto 56-55 in two overtimes Feb. 20. Snyder scored all nine of the Indians’ points in the second overtime.


1. Newark 
2. Olentangy Liberty 
3. Olentangy
4. Northland
5. Hilliard Bradley
6. Eastmoor Academy
7. Newark Catholic


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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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