• Football — Preseason Super 25

    Chris Russell | The Columbus Dispatch
    Hilliard Davidson's Ryan Royer

    Central Ohio loaded with talented players, teams

    While the OCC has realigned and some postseason regions have changed, at least a few things should remain similar to previous years if everything goes as expected in central Ohio high school football this fall.
  • Football

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEK
    North defensive back Ryan Smith (left) collides with Central wide receiver Terry Simuel during a game last season. Both players are projected starters for their respective teams this season.

    Central set for 'brutal game' with Elder

    The Pickerington High School Central football team holds the advantage experience-wise heading into its opener Saturday, Aug. 27, against Cincinnati Elder.
  • Ironman 70.3 Ohio

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL | THISWEEK
    Mike Vulanich (center) waits to get a bottle of water after finishing the Ironman 70.3 Ohio triathlon Aug. 21 in Delaware. Vulanich, a Dublin native and Watterson High School graduate, finished a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run in 4 hours, 12 minutes, 53 seconds for first overall.

    Dublin native Vulanich wins Delaware triathlon

    A resident of San Francisco for six years, Mike Vulanich had what he considers one of his greatest experiences in sports when he cheered on the Cleveland Cavaliers as they beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 to win the NBA championship June 19 in Oracle Arena.

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Davidson Roundup

Boys soccer team looking forward, not back

The Hilliard Davidson High School boys soccer team will always have fond memories of last season's postseason run, which culminated with a berth in the Division I state title game.
Thomas Roundup

Girls soccer team aims to take next step

Having 13 returning letterwinners, including eight starters, the Thomas Worthington High School girls soccer team is looking to go at least one step further after losing in a Division I district final each of the past two seasons.
New Albany Roundup

Expectations high for girls soccer team

Coming off a season in which the New Albany High School girls soccer team won two postseason games for the first time in almost a decade and fell just short of its first Division I district championship, the Eagles have only one thing on their minds.
Wrestling

Mattox moves from Central Crossing to Olentangy Liberty

State champion wrestler Jaden Mattox will have a change of scenery for his junior season.
Football

Darby, Olentangy expect test in opener

The Hilliard Darby High School football team might not have done itself any favors with its early schedule.
Commentary

ThisWeek set to tackle another football season

Two-a-days are a memory as are the scrimmages. Yes, another football season is set to kick off Thursday, Aug. 25, in central Ohio when Lancaster visits DeSales and Licking Valley is at Newark Catholic, and it's about time!
Football

Tigers are No. 1 in preseason Super 7

There are a couple things to take from the preseason Super 7 poll.

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