• Boys Basketball

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    Luke Durbin, a senior at Kilbourne, sits with his brother, Nathan, a 2013 graduate of Tree of Life. Nathan was to play for Wittenberg but missed his freshman year because of concussions and was diagnosed with leukemia last summer.

    Honoring the footsteps he follows

    Luke Durbin of the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys basketball team began playing the sport at a young age because he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his older brother.
  • Girls Basketball

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    North senior Symone Simmons, a Wright State signee, has bounced back to lead the Warriors after missing two games with a sprained patella tendon.

    Simmons returns to lead North

    Everything was going perfectly for Symone Simmons in her return from a knee injury, then came a play that made everyone associated with the Westerville North High School girls basketball team hold their collective breath.
  • Ready Roundup

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    Ready senior Andy Hunter is thankful to be playing basketball again after having surgery on his optic nerves in the fall.

    Hunter happy to be playing following eye surgery

    The moment always will bring fond memories to Ready High School senior Andy Hunter.
  • Girls Basketball

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    Paige Cannon (center) passed 2014 graduate Natalie Carpenter to become Johnstown-Monore's all-time leading scorer.

    Cannon becomes Johnstown’s all-time leading scorer

    Paige Cannon became the all-time leading scorer for the Johnstown-Monroe High School girls basketball team on Jan. 24.
  • Football

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    Central's DaVon Hamilton (right) wrestles Lancaster quarterback Alex Butsko to the ground in a game last season.

    Pickerington Central's Hamilton switches to Ohio State

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Athletics

Northridge applies to MSL; LCL looking to expand

Northridge High School has submitted an application to the Mid-State League in an effort to become more competitive in its sports programs.
Commentary

Area boys teams make big impression in poll

There is something "sexy," as one area coach recently put it, about what has been going on in central Ohio high school boys basketball the past few weeks.
Wrestling

State team tournament establishing foothold

It took Westerville North High School wrestling coach David Grant two years to fully get used to the state team tournament.
Reynoldsburg Roundup

Strohm strives to stand out in golf, basketball

Whether it's been finding his stroke with his clubs or with his aim behind the 3-point line, sophomore Reece Strohm has worked extensively at succeeding in two sports at Reynoldsburg High School.
Bowling

Martina thriving with two-handed approach

Being a risk-taker has worked out for Vinny Martina.
Gahanna Lincoln Roundup

Harding gets kick out of contributing

Tanner Harding isn't taking for granted what he's been able to experience the past few months at Gahanna Lincoln High School.
Swimming & Diving

Gahanna honors Chang's memory

During most seasons, the Gahanna Lincoln High School swimming and diving program selects a team T-shirt in the preseason and then another just before the postseason as a sign of solidarity.
Boys Basketball

Bradley upsets undefeated Jerome

Jackson Murphy scored 27 points with seven rebounds to lead the Hilliard Bradley boys basketball team past visiting Dublin Jerome 79-72 on Jan. 27 in OCC-Cardinal Division play.
Girls Basketball

Coffman’s Taylor injures ACL, out for season

Senior guard Kamerine Taylor was lost for the season after suffering an ACL injury to her right knee in a 49-31 loss at Upper Arlington on Jan. 23.
City League Notes

Beechcroft boys seek good seed for tourney

From 2002-07, the Beechcroft High School boys basketball team won four Division II district championships and made state semifinal appearances in 2002 and 2003.

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Football State Semifinal

Cincinnati La Salle 48, Olentangy 13

Football State Semifinal

Canton Central Catholic 34, Hartley 24

Boys Soccer

DeSales boys soccer wins state.

Boys Soccer

Olentangy Liberty boys soccer finishes runner-up.

Boys Soccer

Grandview boys soccer finishes runner-up.

State Volleyball

Hartley, DeSales fall short in bid for state title.

State Tennis

UA duo wins Division I doubles title.

State Boys, Girls Golf

Jerome girls win fourth straight team title.

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