• Boys Soccer

    Senior midfielder Donny Deep, a first-team all-state player last season, returns to lead Liberty.

    Expectations remain intact for Liberty's seniors

    With 12 seniors on his roster, Olentangy Liberty High School boys soccer coach Rick Collins sees no reason to lower expectations.
  • Girls Soccer

    Jerome's Mya Howard (right) pursues Scioto graduate Summer Cartwright last season. Howard was first-team all-league and third-team all-district a year ago.

    Coffman's goals remain intact

    The goals remain the same for the Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer team.
  • Girls Tennis

    Senior Madi Schott is one of the top returnees for the Central girls tennis team and 16th-year coach Kelli Rings. The Tigers will play host to Toledo St. Ursula on Friday, Aug. 22, and the Pickerington Central Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 23.

    Thomas sisters aiming for return trip to state

    Pickerington High School Central girls tennis coach Kelli Rings would be happy if her team's season lasted just as long this year as last.

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Prep football mercy rule deserves chance to succeed

By now, several days before the start of another football season, news of the Ohio High School Athletic Association's newly implemented mercy rule has made the rounds.
Boys Soccer

Westerville Central looking to take next step

After reaching a Division I district final each of the past two seasons, the Westerville Central High School boys soccer team is hoping to advance further this year.
Boys Soccer

Thomas looks to build on strong finish

The Thomas Worthington High School boys soccer team is hoping to pick up where it left off last season.
Centennial Roundup

City title remains goal for Centennial boys team

The Centennial High School boys soccer team lost all but four of its starters from last season to graduation, but second-year coach Scott George said the Stars haven't altered their goals.
DeSales Roundup

DeSales boys soccer squad counting on long postseason

For as much fun as DeSales High School boys soccer coach Domenic Romanelli expects to have this year, he has given not-so-subtle reminders to his team that the Stallions are long overdue for a championship.
Boys Soccer

Jerome eyes return to title form

The Dublin Jerome High School boys soccer team won four Division I district titles in its first six seasons, but didn't advance beyond a district semifinal the past four.
Grandview Heights Roundup

Grandview girls soccer squad deep, experienced

Experience and depth might be the keys to success for the Grandview Heights High School girls soccer team.
Girls Soccer

Pickerington North faces 'interesting' test

The inevitable turnover that impacts every high school sports team has hit the Pickerington North girls soccer squad a little harder than expected.
Girls Soccer

Veteran Thomas squad has high expectations

The Thomas Worthington High School girls soccer team has high hopes this season, as it returns 11 letterwinners, including seven starters, led by senior forward Jenna Szabo.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Passing key for UA girls soccer team

Upper Arlington girls soccer coach Chris Merrick hopes to lose count of how many of his players touch the ball during any given possession this season.


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Memorial Tournament

Hideki Matsuyama edges Kevin Na in one-hole playoff

Boys Basketball State Tournament

Upper Arlington boys basketball team made its first state tournament appearance since 1939.




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