• Football

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    Independence football coach Maurice Douglas and Pickerington Central junior Kieren Douglas will face each other when their teams meet Friday, Sept. 4, at Independence.

    Father, son to 'battle' in 76ers, Tigers matchup

    Considering the athleticism he's shown in track and field, the fact he plays the violin and piano and also is a model student, Pickerington High School Central junior Kieren Douglas' rise to becoming a starter on the football team isn't a big surprise to his father, Maurice Douglas.
  • Slideshow: Reigning Thunder's first game

    Reigning Sports Academy Thunder's first varsity game. Read the full story in the Sports section inside the Sept. 10 edition of ThisWeek.
  • Football

    Scioto's Jestin Penn tries to break from the grasp of Worthington Kilbourne's Jared Happ on Aug. 28. The Irish lost the Battle of Hard Road 27-24 and will play at Coffman on Friday, Sept. 4.

    'Rocks, Irish eager for showdown

    Gavin Sturdivant got his first taste of varsity action in the Dublin Coffman High School football team's opening game.
  • Video Vault: Highlight Videos

    Check out ThisWeek's new feature, which captures highlights of several Friday night high school football games. Watch key plays and hear the sounds of the game. If you have our mobile app, it's there, too.

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Marysville Roundup

Dedication is natural for Romine

Whether it was gymnastics as a child or show choir in high school, Marysville senior Emma Romine always has been dedicated to perfecting her craft.
Girls Golf

Cardinals are pleased with progress

Coming off a season in which its roster was so small that it didn't score during one of the rounds of the OCC-Ohio Division tournament, the Thomas Worthington High School girls golf team is feeling optimistic about the future.

Changing divisions can present new challenges

With nine starters returning, DeSales High School girls soccer coach Matt d'Auteuil and his team began practice in early August hoping for a good chance at a second consecutive Division II district championship.

Warhawks lose Frierson to ACL injury

Senior wide receiver Cedric Frierson, who helped the Westerville Central High School football team reach a Division I, Region 1 semifinal last year, has been lost for the season after suffering an ACL injury to his right knee.

Signature win on line for rivals

Deeb Haber is ready for the game that is like no other for the Olentangy High School football team.
Girls Cross Country

Experienced Warhawks aiming for state meet

With his team having advanced to a Division I regional meet each of the past two years, Westerville Central High School girls cross country coach Ryan Borland said the team's culture is right where he wants it.
Girls Cross Country

Davidson strives for top-two finish

The Hilliard Davidson High School girls cross country team plans to improve on last season, which could be a difficult task given the fact the Wildcats placed third in the Division I state meet a year ago.
Watterson Roundup

Volleyball team bonds on training trip to N.C.

The Watterson High School girls volleyball team improved its fitness level and sharpened its skills during a seven-day stay in Corolla, N.C. in July.
St. Charles Roundup

Football team snaps streak in season openers

For the first time since 2010, the St. Charles Preparatory School football team could celebrate after its opener.


Photo Slideshows


Reigning Thunder's first game

State Championship Teams -- Spring

Central Ohio teams that won it all

State Final

Westerville South finishes as Division I state runners-up.