• Watkins Memorial Roundup

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    Watkins Memorial's Hannah Smith drives past Heather Colopy of Licking Heights on Jan. 31. The Warriors finished 13-10 after a 47-19 loss to host Zanesville on Feb. 24 in the first round of the Division I district tournament.

    Lieb sets mark for career wrestling wins

    Senior Andrew Lieb began eyeing the record for most wrestling victories at Watkins Memorial High School as a sophomore.
  • Fred Squillante | Dispatch
    Steve Hall, left, was an assistant to boys basketball coach Ray Corbett at Grandview. Hall also had served as girls tennis and girls basketball coach.

    Hall was 'rock' for athletes he shepherded

    Steve Hall always seemed to have a smile on his face and time for others.
  • Basketball

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    Ready girls basketball coach Joe Lang is among some coaches who wonder if a "mercy rule" should be added in the second half of blowouts. "In that situation, you can't really win, and I'm not into demoralizing the other team," he said. "It's not fair to the kids."

    Adding mercy rule 'worth a conversation'

    Since taking over as Ready High School girls basketball coach in 1981, Joe Lang has won five Division III district finals and more than 450 games.

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Boys Soccer

Eagles forced to replace coach

The New Albany-Plain Local Schools’ budget cuts have hit home with the high school’s boys soccer team.
Ready Roundup

Boys bowlers advance to state tournament

One of Ready High School junior Chris McCarty's fondest childhood memories is of him and his family celebrating one of his birthdays at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl.
Club Hockey

Newark captures Blue Jackets Cup title

The Newark club hockey team didn't win the Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League regular-season championship, but no other team from the league is rolling like the Generals.
Hockey

Orange emphasizing discipline in postseason

Discipline may determine how far the Olentangy Orange High School hockey team can go in the postseason.
Swimming & Diving

Liberty's Thatcher aims high at state

Cameron Thatcher already has set a pair of records this season, earning the highest diving scores in state and Division I district meet history.
Swimming & Diving

Senior duo lead Thomas to state

Seniors Kaylee Witkiewicz and Abby Wiet of the Thomas Worthington High School girls swimming and diving team both qualified for the Division I state meet in two individual events.
Swimming & Diving

UA girls dominate district meet

The Upper Arlington High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams are familiar faces at the Division I state meet, and if they have their way, that will especially ring true in the next few years.
Swimming & Diving

North's Miller eyes state titles

Since moving from the Los Angeles area to Westerville before his sophomore year of high school, Mason Miller has felt at home swimming in Ohio.
Boys Basketball

Baich nears scoring mark for Jerome

Mason Baich needs just one point to take sole possession of the career scoring record for the Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team.

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Football State Semifinal

Cincinnati La Salle 48, Olentangy 13

Football State Semifinal

Canton Central Catholic 34, Hartley 24

Boys Soccer

DeSales boys soccer wins state.

Boys Soccer

Olentangy Liberty boys soccer finishes runner-up.

Boys Soccer

Grandview boys soccer finishes runner-up.

State Volleyball

Hartley, DeSales fall short in bid for state title.

State Tennis

UA duo wins Division I doubles title.

State Boys, Girls Golf

Jerome girls win fourth straight team title.

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