Columbus Academy senior field hockey player Alyssa Edwards believes her team has some unfinished business to take care of in the state tournament this weekend at Upper Arlington.

Columbus Academy senior field hockey player Alyssa Edwards believes her team has some unfinished business to take care of in the state tournament this weekend at Upper Arlington.

Pursuing an 11th state title, the Vikings will play Hudson in a state semifinal Friday, Nov. 6. Academy defeated Hudson 2-0 on Oct. 17 at home.

The winner plays Thomas Worthington or Cincinnati Ursuline Academy in the state final Saturday, Nov. 7.

After winning a state championship in 2013, Academy lost to Shaker Heights 1-0 in the state final last season.

"This means everything," Edwards said. "This is the last year that I had a chance to go (to state) because I'm a senior, so just being able to go back is the best feeling ever and representing my team feels amazing. Our (motto) this year is 'unfinished business' and I really feel like that's true because we do have a lot of unfinished business and we're ready to take them on."

Edwards scored with 9 minutes, 47 seconds remaining in the first half to lift the third-seeded Vikings to a 1-0 win over second-seeded Watterson in a district final Oct. 31 at Dublin Jerome.

Watterson applied pressure throughout the game but could not beat goalkeeper Tia Proicou, who finished with three saves.

The Eagles had a 7-3 advantage in corners.

"Everything that we've been eying and trying to formulate and work together for the last 10 days, I really thought it came together and they worked together as one," said coach Anne Horton, whose team improved to 17-1-1. "It was really one of our best games of the season."

Academy avenged a 3-1 loss to Watterson on Sept. 24.

The Vikings defeated sixth-seeded Granville 5-0 in a district semifinal Oct. 27 at home. Maddie Vaziri scored two goals and Grace Geiger, Alaina Gwin and Baylee Mueller each scored one.

Boys soccer team wins district title

The second-seeded boys soccer team won its sixth district title in nine seasons, defeating third-seeded Fairbanks 3-1 in a Division III final Oct. 31 at Olentangy Liberty.

Jack Ostrowski scored two goals and Connor Brown had one. Goalie Sam Tuckerman had five saves.

"This means a lot," coach Ron Leach said. "The kids worked really hard and the credit goes to them."

Academy had won 11 consecutive games and was 13-4-2 before playing Zanesville Rosecrans in a regional semifinal Nov. 4. The winner plays Grandview or Albany Alexander in a regional final Saturday, Nov. 7.

Academy and Grandview played to a scoreless tie Sept. 2.

The district champion advances to a state semifinal against St. Bernard Roger Bacon, Cincinnati Country Day, Cincinnati Summit Country Day or Jamestown Greeneview on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at a site to be announced.

The state final is Nov. 14 at Mapfre Stadium.

Seven players scored in a 7-1 home win over eighth-seeded Granville Christian in a district semifinal Oct. 28.

Runners qualify for state meet

The boys cross country team and Audrey Grammel of the girls squad qualified for the Division III state meet Saturday, Nov. 7, at National Trail Raceway.

The boys team finished third (108) in the 16-team regional Oct. 31 at Pickerington North behind champion Fredericktown (91) as the top four teams and top 16 individuals advanced.

Nick Robie was 18th in 17:10.9, followed by Atticus Lee (21st, 17:16.7), Grayson Mick (27th, 17:41.9), Andrew Heermann (33rd, 17:46.1), Sean Reagan (48th, 18:00.4), Otis Klingbeil (53rd, 18:08.9) and Hirsh Hede (57th, 18:17.5).

Grammel finished 10th (20:15) at regional.

"I'd like to get to the low 19s, but I'll be happy if I just get into the 19:30s," she said.

The girls finished sixth (138) of 16 teams behind champion Sugarcreek Garaway (56).

Also competing were Sydney Brault (31st, 21:32.4), Cobi Warstler (36th, 21:39.2), Jessica Griffin (47th, 22:04.5), Eleanor Rackoff (61st, 22:33), Ryan Milbourne (64th, 22:41.9) and Madeline Owen (84th, 23:28.8).

Girls soccer team loses district final

The third-seeded girls soccer team lost to top-seeded Grandview 1-0 in a Division III district final Oct. 31 at Canal Winchester.

The Bobcats won their first district title. Georgia Mattingly scored with 3:08 to play.

Goalie Neve Adler had four saves for Academy, which finished 10-6-2.

"It was a great game," coach Ahmad Benjamin said. "We have come extremely far from day one. To reach the district final is an achievement in itself. When we win, we do it gracefully, and we also lose gracefully."

Academy won at second-seeded Fairbanks 2-1 in a district semifinal Oct. 27 as Louise Rosler and Apsara Som scored.

Football team ends season with loss

The football team closed the season with a 28-16 loss Oct. 30 at London.

The Vikings finished 4-6 overall and 1-5 in the MSL-Ohio Division.

Herman Moultrie rushed for 85 yards and scored two touchdowns.

London's Michael Johnson rushed for 361 yards and four touchdowns.