• All-Time ThisWeek Basketball Team

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    Dave Butcher enters next season as the state's all-time winningest girls basketball coach with a 700-99 record in 31 seasons leading Pickerington and Pickerington North. Since 1990 his teams have won 22 district titles and five state championships.

    It's no surprise Butcher heads list

    Over the past 25 high school girls basketball seasons, there have been 16 state championships won by Central District programs.
  • Country Club Swim League

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    Zach Donley (right) and his sister, Miranda, of New Albany Country Club celebrate one of the team’s 21 victories during the CCSL meet July 14 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

    Bergmann leads New Albany to 5th straight title

    Olivia Bergmann of the New Albany Country Club swimming team didn't treat the Country Club Swim League meet like a practice, but she was relatively relaxed during the girls 11- and 12-year-old 50-yard butterfly final July 14 at Ohio State.
  • Football

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    Former Ohio State and NFL linebacker Chris Spielman addresses campers at the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 16 at Dublin Coffman High School.

    Intense Spielman keeps campers moving

    Never mind that this was a youth football camp. It's still football, and Chris Spielman is not about to lose his intensity.

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Women's Rugby

Wilson to play for U.S. in World Cup

While schoolmates opted to participate in sports with less contact, Sarah Wilson decided to tackle one that's much more physical.
Women's Golf

Third time is charm as Petty wins County title

After finishing second the past two years in the Franklin County Women's Golf Tournament, Kasey Petty vowed to win the event this summer.
Softball

Switching sports gets Gamby back on field

Brittany Gamby probably wouldn't have guessed the means to the end, but the 2009 Pickerington High School North graduate recently left the University of North Carolina at Wilmington confident she milked the most out of her college experience.
Women's Lacrosse

Blatt sees bright side of being targeted

Tory Blatt has been the focus of attention by opponents of the Otterbein University women's lacrosse team.
Baseball

Grove City Titans finish season with title

For several area baseball players, their final tournament before heading to college was a memorable one.
Boys Soccer

Kovach to take over for Keenan as Gahanna coach

The Gahanna Lincoln High School boys soccer program will have a new coach this fall.
Football

Coffman places fifth at tourney

Since Mark Crabtree took over as coach in 2001, the Dublin Coffman High School football program has gained a reputation for developing quarterbacks and a strong passing game.
Special Skills Football Invitational

Disabled athletes embrace chance to learn

Jeff Brewer considers himself an avid Ohio State football fan.
Golf

NFL alumni swing into action for charity

Although there was just one winning team on the course in the Ohio NFL Alumni Caring For Kids Charity Golf Classic at the Medallion Club in Westerville on July 21, participants and volunteers said that children and central Ohio communities were the biggest winners.

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