• Swimming & Diving

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    Grove City's Kalvin Koethke is congratulated by assistant coach Matt Long after winning the 50-yard freestyle at the Division I state meet Feb. 28 at Branin Natatorium in Canton. Koethke's title is the first in the history of the Grove City swimming and diving program.

    Koethke captures state title

    Moments after winning the first state championship in the history of the Grove City High School swimming and diving program, Kalvin Koethke dutifully took his place atop the podium and received his Division I 50-yard freestyle title medal.
  • Wrestling

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    Isaac Roussos (top) of South advanced to district with a second-place finish at the sectional tournament Feb. 28 at Watkins Memorial.

    North targets district title

    The Westerville North High School wrestling team will attempt to win its first Division I district title since 1991 when it competes Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, at Hilliard Darby.
  • 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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Gymnastics

Coffman repeats as district champs

The Dublin Coffman High School gymnastics team used its depth and balance to win its second district championship in a row and earn its fourth consecutive trip to the state meet.
District Bowling

Orange boys capture title, earn first state berth

After tying for eighth in the Central Ohio Bowling Conference-North Division at 4-8, the Olentangy Orange High School boys bowling team got on a roll at the right time.
Boys and Girls Basketball

AP announces All-Central District all-star teams

The Associated Press All-Central District boys and girls all-star basketball teams, as selected by a media panel from the district, with height, year and regular-season scoring average ...
Swimming & Diving

Thatcher dominates, wins title

Cameron Thatcher felt added pressure when he saw that more than 30 friends and family members had traveled to Canton to watch him compete in the Division I state boys swimming and diving meet.
Swimming & Diving

Miller captures third state title

Westerville North High School senior Mason Miller competed in three Division I state swimming and diving meets and stood atop the awards podium each time.
Commentary

Hall among coaches whose influence can last lifetime

With the winter sports season winding down, it's appropriate to talk about how the reputations of numerous high school coaches will end up being based on how their respective teams do in the postseason.
Girls Basketball

Loss of Horvath stings Braves

After earning district runner-up trophies in four of the past five seasons, the Olentangy High School girls basketball team set its sights on winning its first district title this winter.
Gymnastics

Kilbourne making another state trip

The Worthington Kilbourne High School gymnastics team is heading to the state meet for the third consecutive season and for the fifth time in six years.
Swimming & Diving

UA girls win first title in three years

Tired of being the Division I state runner-up the past two years, the Upper Arlington High School girls swimming and diving team wasted no time making a statement in the state meet that concluded Feb. 28 at Branin Natatorium in Canton.

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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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