• Week 6: Nos. 1-5

    The Columbus Dispatch file photo
    Upper Arlington's Brian Ramey tries to elude Cincinatti Colerain's Mike Bumpus during a Division I state semifinal in 2000. A week later, the Golden Bears defeated Solon 15-9 to cap a 15-0 season. The state title was the first for a central Ohio team in the big-school division.

    Upper Arlington squad broke barrier, tops list

    The 2000s were a groundbreaking era for high school football in central Ohio.
  • Football

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    South receiver Abu Daramy (left) breaks a tackle from Hilliard Bradley's Demias Herd during a game last season. Daramy, a Yale recruit, often thinks about his father, Abu-Bakarr Daramy, who was killed during the civil war in Sierra Leone in West Africa in 1996 -- less than four months before Abu Daramy was born.

    Father continues to inspire Daramy

    Lining up at wide receiver or kick returner for the Westerville South High School football team, Abu Daramy often would think about his father, Abu-Bakarr Daramy.
  • Tri-County Aquatics League

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    Jamie Zang and the Pickerington Tiger Sharks were second in Division III with 146 points.

    Chevington Woods shines at championships

    The Chevington Woods Kingfish finished first in 31 of 77 events during the 11-team Tri-County Aquatic League championships held July 23 and 24 at the Canal Winchester Municipal Pool.
  • Surburban East Swim League

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    Eastmoor's Tyler Mansfield won the 50-yard butterfly, 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke in the girls 15-18 division of the SESL Championships on July 23 at Gahanna Swim and Racquet Club.

    Eastmoor secures varsity championship

    The Eastmoor Swordfish set Suburban East Swim League meet records in five events en route to winning their third consecutive Varsity Division championship July 23 at Gahanna Swim and Racquet Club.

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Football

Area squads ready for preseason tests

During its preseason schedule, the Dublin Coffman High School football team will tune up for the coming season by facing a pair of teams that qualified for the playoffs last fall and another program that has been a postseason regular the last two-plus decades.
Diving

Dinsmore misses cut at World Championships

New Albany High School graduate David Dinsmore finished 15th in the 10-meter diving semifinals at the FINA World Championships on Aug. 1 in Kazan, Russia, failing to advance to the finals.
Baseball

Yinger named Kilbourne coach

Mike Yinger has been named Worthington Kilbourne High School baseball coach.
Men's Lacrosse

Bano, Nolan contribute to Denver's title

Neither of the two local players on this year's University of Denver's men's lacrosse national championship team racked their brains trying to explain why the Pioneers finally earned their long-awaited title after losing in a semifinal three of the past four seasons.
Diving

Johnston fails to advance at World Championships

Upper Arlington High School graduate Abby Johnston finished 21st in individual 3-meter diving preliminaries July 31 at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
Baseball

Noe named coach at Pickerington Central

Judging from turnout at the Pickerington High School Central baseball team’s voluntary summer practice July 27, new coach Ray Noe is confident the Tigers have the same desire to return to elite status as he does.
Boys Soccer

Austin eager to guide Rams

The Whitehall-Yearling High School boys soccer team will be led this season by first-time head coach Monica Austin.
Softball

Cooper does it all in first year for Bobcats

Mikayla Cooper knew she would have an opportunity to play as a freshman on the Ohio University softball team.

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Track & Field

State meet June 5-6 at Ohio State

State Championship Teams -- Spring

Central Ohio teams that won it all

State Final

Westerville South finishes as Division I state runners-up.

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