• Week 1: Honorable Mention

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    The 2014 Olentangy football team enjoyed a breakthrough season, reaching a state semifinal for the first time before falling to Cincinnati LaSalle 48-13 in a Division II semifinal to finish 13-1.

    Series honors top football teams

    The numbers show that Central District high school football programs captured 13 championships during the first 18 years of the state playoffs, from 1972-89.
  • Women's Soccer

    PHOTO COURTESY OF KEN TISHENKEL
    Kinsey Propst and the Columbus Eagles FC earned their first Women's Premier Soccer League victory by beating FC Indiana 1-0 on June 21.

    Eagles FC gets first win, continues to progress

    Eryn Weber has heard more than a few fans of the Columbus Eagles FC say that for as well as the second-year amateur women's soccer team has played so far this season, it should have won more than once in its first seven games.
  • Athletes of the Year

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    Pickerington North's Nick Gray, a senior and Ohio State recruit, helped lead the Panthers to the school's first team state title in any sport. He defended his championship in the 400 meters at the Division I state meet June 5 and 6, placed second in the 100 and 200 and ran a leg on the winning 1,600 relay.

    Area's best highlight spring sports season

    Now that the school year is over and summer is upon us, it's time to announce the Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:
  • Football

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    Dublin Coffman quarterback Gunnar Hoak eyes a receiver during the 7-on-7 State Passing Championships on June 20 at Coffman.

    Area teams compete in soggy 7-on-7 event

    The Dublin Coffman High School football team wasn't able to defend its title in the 7-on-7 State Passing Championships on June 20, but coach Mark Crabtree was encouraged by the host Shamrocks' performance.

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Cricket

Area kids delving into sport at Dublin camp

Like many young children, Vikram Srikonda has begun playing traditional sports like basketball and baseball. He plans on trying out for soccer in the fall.
Club Soccer

Central Ohio squads fall short in regional

None of the seven central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup from June 20-24 in Fox Cities, Wis., captured a championship.
Wrestling

Tressler named Olentangy Orange coach

Scott Tressler has been named wrestling coach at Olentangy Orange High School.
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Lightfoot takes over as Whitehall football coach

Rod Lightfoot wasn't concerned in recent years about getting a chance to be a varsity football head coach.
Tennis

Stephen resigns as Jerome boys coach

Tyler Stephen has stepped down as the boys tennis coach at Dublin Jerome High School to become head coach of the men’s team at his alma mater, Otterbein University.
Hockey

Pennington resigns as Orange coach

Tim Pennington, the only head coach in the history of the Olentangy Orange High School hockey team, has stepped down after seven seasons.
Commentary

Jonathan Alder is latest in battle over logo

One doesn't have to journey far from Ohio State on a given Friday night in the fall to hear the Buckeyes' fight song being played by a high school band.
Baseball

Takos resigns as Pickerington Central coach

Pickerington High School Central is seeking a baseball coach, as Andy Takos recently stepped down after three seasons.
Boys soccer

Neiderman named Coffman coach

The Dublin Coffman High School boys soccer team will have a familiar face as its leader this fall.

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