Whether it ended with a game-winning shot, a touchdown on the game's final play, a duel between spectacular athletes in track and field or a soccer game won on penalty kicks, central Ohio athletes have created numerous thrilling moments for followers of high school sports.

Whether it ended with a game-winning shot, a touchdown on the game's final play, a duel between spectacular athletes in track and field or a soccer game won on penalty kicks, central Ohio athletes have created numerous thrilling moments for followers of high school sports.

After chronicling "20 Years of Upsets" in 2009, the "Most Dominating Teams" in 2010 and the "Top Individual Performances," ThisWeek decided to take on a new challenge this summer: Chronicling the "Most Dramatic State Tournament Moments" of the ThisWeek era that began in 1990.

Beginning July 5, ThisWeek will recount what we believe are the top 20 "Most Dramatic State Tournament Moments" since 1990, with separate features on the top five, counting down from No. 5 to No. 1.

Below is a brief description, in order of year, of eight events that continue to captivate us and are in the running to be named No. 1. Read them over and please vote in the poll. Your votes will help us determine the final outcome.

And now, the finalists for the "Most Dramatic State Tournament Moment" in chronological order:

1994: The Westerville North boys basketball team defeated Cincinnati Withrow 50-48 in overtime to capture the Division I state title. The Warriors rallied from a 46-39 deficit in the final two minutes to force overtime and then got a game-winning basket from Shaun Stonerook with 10 seconds left in overtime.

1999: The Worthington Christian boys basketball team beat Fort Recovery 95-90 in three overtimes in the Division IV state final. Jason Weakley scored with five seconds left in the first overtime to force a second overtime. Sam Smith had 28 points and 10 rebounds in a game that featured 17 lead changes and 16 ties.

2005: The Lakewood baseball team beat Hamilton Badin 2-1 to win the Division II state title as J.P. Keefe homered to lead off the bottom of the seventh. Lancers coach Don Thorp tied the state's all-time coaching wins record (706) with the victory.

2006: The Hilliard Davidson football team defeated Mentor 36-35 in two overtimes to win the Division I state title. The Wildcats trailed 35-34 in the second overtime after a 3-yard touchdown run by Bo Delande. Delande then scored on a two-point conversion on a pitch sweep to give his team the victory.

2009: The Northland boys basketball team beat Cincinnati Princeton 60-58 to win the Division I state championship. The Vikings' Jared Sullinger took the inbounds pass with 7.5 seconds remaining, dribbled to the top of the key and was fouled while shooting an off-balanced 3-point attempt. He made the first two of three foul shots with 2.7 seconds left.

2009: The Hilliard Davidson football team defeated Cleveland Glenville 16-15 in the Division I state final. The Wildcats scored a touchdown with 1:04 remaining to cut it to 15-14. Quarterback Jake Trubiano then ran in a two-point conversion that would be the game's final points. Spencer Delande intercepted a ball in the end zone with 12 seconds left.

2011: The DeSales baseball team beat Akron Hoban 9-8 to win the Division II state title. Zak Decamp hit a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the sixth to give the Stallions a 9-7 lead. In the seventh, Hoban scored one run and then had the bases loaded with two outs but couldn't complete the rally.

2011: Gahanna's Jake Blankenship outduels Olentangy's Joey Uhle and Chris Uhle to capture the Division I state pole-vault title. Blankenship cleared 17 feet, Joey Uhle cleared 16-6 and Chris Uhle jumped 16-0 to mark the first time in state-meet history that three vaulters cleared 16-0.