It’s almost time to reveal the spring sports finalists for the ThisWeek Sports Awards.
The announcement will be made at noon Tuesday, May 8, via Facebook Live. Please go to www.facebook.com/ThisWeekSportsColumbus.
Winter sports finalists, who were announced April 13, should already have received their invitations. Those for spring finalists should arrive soon after the Facebook Live announcement.
If you haven’t received your invitation, please contact managing editor Lee Cochran at firstname.lastname@example.org
Both the winter and spring finalists will be honored at the ThisWeek Sports Awards banquet May 24. In addition, ThisWeek will honor a Coach of the Year for each winter and spring sport.
At the banquet, ThisWeek will announce a Super 12 plus 18 honorable-mention athletes for boys basketball, girls basketball and wrestling. Captains of those three teams will be announced at the banquet.
The top five athletes in boys swimming and diving, girls swimming and diving, boys bowling, girls bowling, gymnastics, hockey, baseball, softball, boys track and field, girls track and field, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, boys tennis and boys volleyball also will be recognized, with the Athlete of the Year being named for each sport.
The banquet, sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held at Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road, Columbus.