• Week 5: Nos. 6-10

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    Dublin Coffman wide receiver Jake Stoneburner eludes Pickerington Central's Eisen Hardey during their Division I regional semifinal in 2007. Stoneburner, who later played at Ohio State, finished with 74 catches and 15 touchdowns as the Shamrocks went 13-1, losing to Cincinnati St. Xavier 10-7 in a state semifinal.

    Greatness doesn't hinge on title

    Over 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.
  • Football

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    South receiver Abu Daramy (left) breaks a tackle from Hilliard Bradley's Demias Herd during a game last season. Daramy, a Yale recruit, often thinks about his father, Abu-Bakarr Daramy, who was killed during the civil war in Sierra Leone in West Africa in 1996 -- less than four months before Abu Daramy was born.

    Father continues to inspire Daramy

    Lining 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 League

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    Jamie Zang and the Pickerington Tiger Sharks were second in Division III with 146 points.

    Chevington Woods shines at championships

    The 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 League

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    Eastmoor's Tyler Mansfield won the 50-yard butterfly, 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke in the girls 15-18 division of the SESL Championships on July 23 at Gahanna Swim and Racquet Club.

    Eastmoor secures varsity championship

    The 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.

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Baseball

Noe named coach at Pickerington Central

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.
Swimming & Diving

Morris named coach at Westerville North

Rich Morris has been named swimming and diving coach at Westerville North High School, replacing Suze Tonjes.
Diving

Johnston fails to advance at World Championships

Upper Arlington High School graduate Abby Johnston finished 21st in individual 3-meter diving preliminaries Friday at the FINA World Championships at Kazan, Russia.

Weather hampers new turf project at Newark's White Field

The true summer weather that arrived last week was welcomed not only by sunbathers, but also by Newark High School.
Softball

Cooper does it all in first year for Bobcats

Mikayla Cooper knew she would have an opportunity to play as a freshman on the Ohio University softball team.
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Bline to replace Hall as Grandview Heights High School AD

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

Dublin Arctic edges Pacific for title

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.
Golf

Harper wins Memorial Junior

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.
Football

Spielman camp mixes instruction, fun

Chase Ungerott said he didn't know who Chris Spielman was before participating in the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 14 and 15 at Dublin Coffman High School.

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State meet June 5-6 at Ohio State

State Championship Teams -- Spring

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State Final

Westerville South finishes as Division I state runners-up.

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