• All-Time ThisWeek Basketball Team

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    Dave Butcher enters next season as the state's all-time winningest girls basketball coach with a 700-99 record in 31 seasons leading Pickerington and Pickerington North. Since 1990 his teams have won 22 district titles and five state championships.

    It's no surprise Butcher heads list

    Over the past 25 high school girls basketball seasons, there have been 16 state championships won by Central District programs.
  • Super 12 Boys Basketball Team

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    Javon Bess, the Division I district Player of the Year, averaged 20.4 points and 7.5 rebounds in leading Gahanna to a 22-4 season.

    Phasing out football worked well for Gahanna's Bess

    With his 6-foot-5 frame and quickness, it's reasonable to think that Javon Bess would have been a standout high school football player had he stuck with the sport.
  • Super 12 Girls Basketball Team

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    Senior post player Alyssa Rice, the first Reynoldsburg girl to be named Super 12 captain, earned OCC-Ohio Division and Division I District Player of the Year honors and was selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Game on April 2 in Chicago.

    Reynoldsburg's Rice sets herself apart

    Alyssa Rice doesn't take the situation she walked into in 2010-11 for granted.

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

Boys Basketball

Division I district finals head to Ohio Dominican in 2015

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Girls Basketball

Westerville North did not renew Kloepfer's coaching contract

Coach Jim Kloepfer will not have his contract renewed after 11 seasons leading the Westerville North High School girls basketball program.
Girls Basketball

O'Mara selected to take over Bobcats program

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Fan opinion

Who is the greatest boys, girls basketball player in the ThisWeek Era?

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Girls Basketball

Pickerington Central's Hedgepeth officially named coach

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Boys Basketball

Ready hopes latest coaching hire is a 'long-term solution'

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Basketball

Canal Winchester AD announces new boys, girls coach

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Boys Basketball

Pickerington schools name new coaches

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Boys Basketball

Luzader to take over Thomas program

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Basketball

Gahanna's Bess earns another all-star game MVP

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Boys Basketball

Francis resigns coaching post

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Girls Basketball

Columbus School for Girls tabs Patrick as new coach

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Boys Basketball

Davidson to hire Hamilton as coach

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Girls Basketball

Fisher named new coach at Hartley

Matt Fisher has been named the new girls basketball coach at Hartley High School.

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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