Week 5: Nos. 6-10Over the last 25 seasons, three central Ohio high school football teams in Division I, two in Division II, five in Division III, one in Division IV, two in Division V and one in Division VI attained their ultimate goal of winning a state championship.
FootballLining up at wide receiver or kick returner for the Westerville South High School football team, Abu Daramy often would think about his father, Abu-Bakarr Daramy.
Tri-County Aquatics LeagueThe Chevington Woods Kingfish finished first in 31 of 77 events during the 11-team Tri-County Aquatic League championships held July 23 and 24 at the Canal Winchester Municipal Pool.
Surburban East Swim LeagueThe Eastmoor Swordfish set Suburban East Swim League meet records in five events en route to winning their third consecutive Varsity Division championship July 23 at Gahanna Swim and Racquet Club.
The latest news on central Ohio high school athletes who have committed to play at the next level.
Judging from turnout at the Pickerington High School Central baseball team’s voluntary summer practice July 27, new coach Ray Noe is confident the Tigers have the same desire to return to elite status as he does.
The Whitehall-Yearling High School boys soccer team will be led this season by first-time head coach Monica Austin.
Upper Arlington High School graduate Abby Johnston finished 21st in individual 3-meter diving preliminaries Friday at the FINA World Championships at Kazan, Russia.
Swimming & Diving
Rich Morris has been named swimming and diving coach at Westerville North High School, replacing Suze Tonjes.
Mikayla Cooper knew she would have an opportunity to play as a freshman on the Ohio University softball team.
Joe Bline will be named athletics director at Grandview Heights High School, pending approval by the school board in its meeting July 28.
North-East-West Swim League
Moments after it was announced that the Dublin Arctic swimming team had won the North-East-West (NEW) league championship July 20 at Dublin Community Pool North, coach Katie Mathews used the word "shocked" to describe how she and her athletes felt about the title.
Erin Harper of Dublin, a 2015 Watterson High School graduate, shot a 2-over-par 215 to win the Girls Division of the 54-hole Memorial Junior held July 21-23 on Ohio State’s Scarlet Course.