• SCOTT HENNEN/THISWEEK
    Lance Perry, the general manager of D1 Sports Training in Worthington, takes a breather while using an elevation workout mask while training with a resistance sled.

    Mind over matter?

    Athletes and fitness enthusiasts have forever looked for that little extra -- and mostly legal -- edge.
  • MIKE MUNDEN/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Running back Jeff Backes rushed for 3,353 yards and 44 touchdowns in leading Upper Arlington to the Division I state championship as a senior in 2000 before playing in college at Northwestern.

    Series names each school's best

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  • Golf

    FRANK DIRENNA/THISWEEK
    Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer talks about his team during the 30th annual Joe Mortellaro Golf Classic on July 11 at Scioto Reserve.

    Matta, Meyer raise money for Ronald McDonald House

    Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and men's basketball coach Thad Matta love promoting their programs while also raising money for a good cause.
  • Football

    FRANK DIRENNA/THISWEEK
    Braxton Miller performs a drill with youngsters at his ProCamp on July 13 at Worthington Kilbourne. "Playing sports, it's been a blessing to have young kids like that look up to you as a role model. ... It's a lovely thing. I'd love to do these things every year."

    Miller displays passion, gives back at ProCamp

    Braxton Miller's passion for interacting with young athletes was evident July 13 and 14 at Worthington Kilbourne High School.

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Rowing

Weiland picked for U.S. roster

Upper Arlington High School graduate Andy Weiland has been named to U.S. Rowing’s 84-athlete roster for the coming World Rowing Senior, Under 23 and Junior Championships.
Baseball

Mayers makes major league debut

Although it wasn’t the performance they had hoped to witness, a strong contingent from Grove City was proud to be a part of an important night July 24 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Golf

Wright-Tennyson earns top pro honor

Often times, gifts to young children are discarded after a few years without much of a second thought.
Softball

Zuercher steps down as Hartley coach

After delivering her third child in April, Meghan Zuercher took less than a week off before returning to coach the Hartley High School softball team.
Boys Lacrosse

Longtime UA coach Wolford steps down

After 25 seasons as head coach and 39 years coaching in the school district, Upper Arlington High School boys lacrosse coach Ted Wolford told the athletics department July 21 that he was stepping down.
Golf

Worthington to play in PGA Championship

Wyatt Worthington II, a 2005 Groveport Madison High School graduate who lives in Reynoldsburg, is one of four graduates of the PGA Golf Management University program to earn a PGA Championship berth this year.
Golf

Yakubov leads area competitors in Memorial Junior

St. Charles Preparatory School senior Evan Yakubov came up just short of a championship in the three-day Memorial Junior golf tournament that concluded July 21 at Cooks Creek.

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