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Boys Basketball

Granville's Rinkes steps down as coach

Granville High School boys basketball coach Joe Rinkes has stepped down.

Last season in Rinkes' only with the Blue Aces, they finished 11-10 overall and 9-5 in the MSL-Ohio Division to tie Licking Valley for third place behind co-champions Newark Catholic and Columbus Academy at 12-2.

The next coach will be Granville's fourth in as many seasons. Rinkes followed Jamie Pearson, who guided the team to a 17-6 mark and a share of the MSL-Ohio title in 2010-11. Neither coach taught in the district.

Former coach Scott Carpenter stepped down after six seasons in 2010.