• Bexley Roundup

    Joshua A. Bickel/ThisWeek
    Bexley's Micah Fliegel (right) pushes toward the end zone as Harvest Prep's Daquan Owens-Johnson makes the tackle during the visiting Lions' 41-20 win Aug. 26.

    Football team to face Bulldogs

    Coach John Smith wasn't pleased with the outcome the last time his Bexley High School football team played Bloom-Carroll.
  • Hartley Roundup

    Junior defender Mac Wieging (right) is among the top returnees for the Hartley boys soccer team, which will play at Granville on Thursday, Sept. 1.

    Boys soccer coach excited about team's potential

    Considering his team has a GPA above 3.0, ninth-year Hartley High School boys soccer coach Chris Kowalski is excited about what his team can bring to the field every game from a mental perspective.
  • Marysville Roundup

    Matthew Walters (left), a junior midfielder who was first-team all-league and second-team all-district last season, is one of 13 returnees for the Marysville boys soccer team and fourth-year coach Terry Smith.

    Maturity key for boys soccer team

    Marysville boys soccer coach Terry Smith challenged his team after its season-opening 1-all tie against Olentangy Liberty on Aug. 23.
  • 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.

The Sports Doc: How young is too young for scholarship offers?

Can college coaches really evaluate the future potential of young teenagers, some that haven’t even started high school?

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OHSAA announces state tournament details

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Aug. 30 that its inaugural boys and girls lacrosse state tournaments will be held at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Selby Stadium, pending a contract agreement.

Bradley’s Taylor suffers foot injury

Kory Taylor, a junior wide receiver for the Hilliard Bradley High School football team, may not play Sept. 1 when the Jaguars play host to New Albany.

Tigers hold on to No. 1 spot

There are a couple things to take from the preseason Super 7 poll.
Whitehall-Yearling Roundup

Football team eyes 2-0 start

As the Whitehall-Yearling High School football team began pursuit of its first postseason berth since 2003, coach Rod Lightfoot said a strong start was imperative toward that goal.
Watterson Roundup

Field hockey team takes to road

Janet Baird has guided the Watterson High School field hockey team to nine state tournament appearances and two state championships.
DeSales Roundup

Volleyball squad again aiming high

The DeSales High School girls volleyball team doesn't plan to lower its standards, even with some familiar names lost to graduation.
Ready Roundup

Briggs next for football squad

Neither the Ready High School football team nor Briggs likely wants to experience what occurred a year ago when they met.

Cardinals lose star in opener

First-year St. Charles Preparatory School football coach Bob Jacoby is looking for answers.