• Softball

    Whitehall's Madison Pharo believes it's important not to dwell on her medical issues. "I have been raised that it's not an option to feel like that." Pharo was diagnosed with stage 5 renal cell cancer at age 2 and has been in remission since age 4. She sees specialists every three to six months.

    Keeping a positive attitude

    Whitehall-Yearling High School senior Madison Pharo always has been a fighter.
  • Boys Basketball

    Bob Miller coached 31 of his 41 seasons at Thomas, finishing with a career record of 573-323. His teams won 12 league and three district championships.

    Miller era comes to close at Thomas

    When Bob Miller announced his retirement as coach of the Thomas Worthington High School boys basketball team earlier this month, it ended one of the most enduring and winningest coaching careers in Ohio.
  • Boys Basketball

    Kent Riggs (kneeling) resigned last week after leading the Canal Winchester boys basketball program for 27 seasons, compiling a 422-194 record with seven league titles, five district championships and one regional title.

    Riggs steps down after 27 seasons

    The most successful era in the history of the Canal Winchester High School boys basketball team has ended.
  • Boys Tennis

    Reynoldsburg's Yosef Maher hits a return during the visiting Raiders' 3-2 loss to Gahanna on April 17. Reynoldsburg was 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the OCC-Ohio before playing Pickerington North on April 22.

    Raiders' duo one and the same

    Because Reynoldsburg High School seniors Isaac Khan and Yosef Maher already are taking classes at Ohio State University, they often end up car-pooling.
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Top Stories


Area players excited for North-South Classic

During his senior year, running back Jordan Jarrell led the Pickerington Central to the 2006 OCC-Ohio Division championship and scored on a 70-yard run to help the South all-stars win the 2007 Ohio North-South All-Star Classic 50-7.

Latest competitive balance proposal most fair to date

To the best of anyone's knowledge, no athletics directors, coaches or OHSAA officials have confessed to waking in the night, shuddering from competitive balance-induced nightmares.
Track & Field

Coffman's Fries close to return after freak injury

The decision to partake in a child's game changed the course of Julia Fries' running career.
Track & Field

Thomas' Forte working for another shot at state

Ashley Forte was faced with a difficult decision last season as a member of the Thomas Worthington girls track and field team.
Track & Field

Family support helps boost Pickerington Central's Glasco

Pickerington Central junior Clayton Glasco believes he could be primed for an exciting time athletically, and being able to share that with a loved one should only add to the fun.
Track & Field

Grove City girls roll at Best of South-West

Micaila Mountain and Sydney Smith's domination of the 1,600 meters and 3,200 for the Grove City girls track and field team is nothing new this season.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Defense keys UA boys lacrosse team

Forgive Upper Arlington coach Ted Wolford if he doesn't get too high or low when it comes to regular-season results.

Balance key to success for Jerome girls

A balanced approach helped Dublin Jerome put together the second-longest winning streak in program history earlier this season.
DeSales Roundup

DeSales' volleyball team now focusing on tourney

DeSales coach Andy Feltz chuckled when it was pointed out that his team was among the first in central Ohio this season that could call itself a league champion.

Gahanna's patience at plate paying dividends

Even without most of the middle of the lineup that helped it reach the Division I state tournament for the first time a year ago, Gahanna Lincoln rarely has struggled to score this season.

Davidson starting to hit groove

Hilliard Davidson has had a midseason surge.


Photo Slideshows

Boys Basketball State Tournament | 2014

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

Boys Basketball State Tournament | 2014

Watterson boys basketball team returned to the state tournament for the second consecutve season.

Boys Basketball State Tournament | 2014

Ready made its fifth appearance at the state tournament.

Girls Basketball State Tournament | 2014

The Coffman girls basketball team was the first Dublin team — boys or girls — at the state tournament.


Images from the state gymnastics meet.


Images from the state wrestling meet.

Swimming & Diving

Images from the state swimming & diving meet.

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