• Week 7 Game of the Week

    Eamon Queeney | The Columbus Dispatch
    Hilliard Davidson junior Ryan Royer goes airborne as he is tripped up by Upper Arlington sophomore Zach Root (32) in the fourth quarter of their game at Davidson on Oct. 9.

    Hilliard Davidson 16, Upper Arlington 7

    Running back Ryan Royer rushed for 253 yards and a pair of scores, powering the host Hilliard Davidson High School football team to a 16-7 victory over Upper Arlington in an OCC-Central Division game Oct. 9.
  • Soccer

    Kilbourne players hold the Thombourne Trophy after beating the Cardinals.

    Kilbourne boys topple Cardinals for Thombourne Trophy

    Sophomore midfielder Jacob Roberts scored the only goal the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys soccer team would need during the first half, as the host Wolves beat Thomas 2-0 on Oct. 3 to capture the Thombourne Trophy.
  • Upper Arlington Roundup

    Upper Arlington goalie Will Collis secures a ball during the host Golden Bears' win over Watterson earlier this season. "He's stepped up and been even more of a leader," boys soccer coach Mic Rogers said. "He's that field general kind of guy. He talks a lot and organizes the defense right."

    Collis filling leadership role

    While Upper Arlington High School boys soccer coach Mic Rogers briefly chatted with referees after a 1-0 win over Marysville on Sept. 29, someone had to organize the team.
  • 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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ThisWeekSports.com Briefs

A comprehensive list of sports briefs across central Ohio's communities.

Top Stories


Raiders’ Gooden expected to miss rest of regular season

Reynoldsburg High School senior football player Mark Gooden is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a fractured left fibula.

Kula named Ready coach after Hillery steps down

Mike Kula is the new coach of the Ready High School baseball program.
Girls Tennis — Div. I District Tournament

Bullock, Kompa sisters win titles

For the second consecutive season, Dublin Jerome High School senior girls tennis player Ellee Bullock will enter the Division I state tournament as a district champion.
Girls Tennis — Div. II District Tournament

Madison, Hughes duo capture titles

Junior singles player Marissa Madison of Columbus School for Girls and the Columbus Academy doubles team of senior Makela Hughes and sophomore Lexis Hughes won Division II district tennis titles Oct. 10 at Upper Arlington.

OHSAA decision hurts central Ohio golf squads

As has been the case since the Ohio High School Athletic Association expanded girls golf to two divisions in 2008, 36 boys teams and 24 girls squads will be competing over the next two weekends for state championships.
Girls Golf

Bexley’s Weisman advances to state

Liza Weisman is feeling upbeat entering her third Division II state girls golf tournament Oct. 16 and 17 on Ohio State’s Gray Course.
Girls Golf

Dublin Jerome, Olentangy Liberty, Pickerington North win sectional titles

During its reign as Division I state champion the past four seasons, the Dublin Jerome High School girls golf team won two district titles but also settled for two runner-up finishes at that level.


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