• Gahanna Lincoln at Pickerington Central

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    Central's Jeremiah Wood scores a touchdown during the Tigers' 35-29 overtime loss to Upper Arlington on Sept. 23.

    Lions, Tigers set to meet in OCC-Ohio opener

    Each of the past two seasons when the Pickerington Central and Gahanna Lincoln high school football teams met during the final week of the regular season, the OCC-Ohio Division championship was on the line.
  • Olentangy Roundup

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    Freshman Leila Raines has led the way as the Olentangy girls golf team has set numerous program records this season.

    Girls golfers enjoying record-breaking season

    The Olentangy High School girls golf team might not be to the point where it expects to set records every time it hits the course, but the Braves consider the number of program marks they have set as the latest reminder that this can be as special a season as they hoped.
  • Upper Arlington

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    Upper Arlington's Brandon Horsley (5) celebrates after scoring the game-winning touchdown in the host Golden Bears' 35-29 overtime victory over Pickerington Central on Sept. 23.

    Bears pleased but not satisfied

    Moments after an emotional win gave his team its best start in a decade, Upper Arlington High School football coach Joel Cutler swore the playoffs weren't emphasized leading up to a 35-29 overtime win over previously unbeaten Pickerington Central on Sept. 23.
  • Westerville Central

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    Central running back Allen Smith looks to elude a pair of Reynoldsburg defenders during a 45-35 loss to the host Raiders on Sept. 23. The Warhawks will play at unbeaten Olentangy Liberty on Friday, Sept. 30.

    Warhawks not backing down

    Although his team is a disappointing 1-4 at the midway point of the season, Westerville Central High School football coach John Magistro said there has been a constant positive throughout the first five games.
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Week 6 Recap

Dublin Coffman 49, Marysville 7

Casey Kirk rushed for 205 yards and a touchdown as the Dublin Coffman High School football team defeated host Marysville 49-7 on Sept. 29 in the OCC-Central Division opener for both teams.
Friday Night Live coverage

Second half of regular season begins

This week's prep football games mark the start of the season's second half.
Jerome Roundup

Laufersweiler overcomes concussion

Whether she's playing for the Dublin Jerome High School girls soccer team or the Ohio Premier club program, Abbie Laufersweiler tries to remember how important it is to not take the sport for granted.
Orange Roundup

Girls golf team ready to 'conquer' sectional

Fresh off winning its first league championship, the Olentangy Orange High School girls golf team will return to a familiar site to begin the postseason.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Bigger goals await golfers

Some Upper Arlington High School boys golfers expressed surprise not that they won the OCC-Central Division championship, but that they went 20-0 in doing so.
Pickerington North at Reynoldsburg

Panthers, Raiders bracing for OCC-Ohio matchup

The OCC-Ohio Division schedule is the time of the season when things are "unforgiving," according to Reynoldsburg High School football coach Buddy White.
DeSales at Watterson

Eagles, Stallions set for annual matchup

Since the DeSales and Watterson high school football teams first met in 1963, they've played 53 times during the regular season and seven times in the playoffs.

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