Brent Wahle isn't sure if he'll end up playing for a men's soccer team or whether he'll be a placekicker next year once he gets to the college level after receiving interest in both sports from Division II and III programs.

Brent Wahle isn't sure if he'll end up playing for a men's soccer team or whether he'll be a placekicker next year once he gets to the college level after receiving interest in both sports from Division II and III programs.

Even though he has that potential decision hanging over his head, Wahle also has had an awful lot to enjoy the last few weeks.

A senior center midfielder for the Hartley High School boys soccer team and the placekicker in football, he could be doing some significant celebrating over the next couple days if everything falls into place.

Wahle has made 38 extra points and seven field goals for the football team, which will be going for what coach Brad Burchfield believes is the first perfect regular season in program history on Friday, Oct. 28, against Ready in a CCL-Gold Division contest at Dublin Scioto.

He had scored 13 goals for the soccer team before it played top-seeded Big Walnut in a Division II district semifinal Oct. 25. The winner would play second-seeded DeSales or No. 6 Walnut Ridge in a district final at noon Saturday, Oct. 29, at Westerville North.

So how would it feel to Wahle if he could help the football team accomplish a perfect regular season one day and then help the boys soccer team win a district championship the next day?

"That would be amazing," Wahle said.

Early this fall, it seemed unlikely that Wahle would be this close to reaching both goals.

Although the football team has had few struggles on the way to an 8-0 start, the boys soccer team went 1-6-2 to open the season.

The soccer team, however, had won eight in a row to improve to 9-6-2 before facing Big Walnut. The Hawks beat Beechcroft 6-1 in a second-round district tournament game Oct. 20.

The district champion will play Vincent Warren, Circleville, Greenfield McClain or Waverly in a regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Logan. The regional final is 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at Watkins Memorial.

A turning point in the season, according to Wahle, came when Hartley tied DeSales at 1 on Sept. 20. The Hawks then outscored their final seven regular-season opponents 19-3.

In the tournament win over Beechcroft, Wahle and Steven Sunday both scored two goals.

"Our coach (Chris Kowalski) told us that even though we weren't winning (earlier in the season) that he believed we were going to pick it up," Wahle said. "Once we saw that we could play well against DeSales, we started having more team chemistry."

•The third state girls tennis tournament appearance for junior Rachael Morales was a short one Oct. 21 at Elysium Tennis Center in Plain City.

After earning a district runner-up finish Oct. 15 at Columbus School for Girls, Morales drew Lexington senior Courtney Earnest for the first round. Although Earnest is a four-time state qualifier who finished second in Division II singles in 2009 and third last year, she was just a third-place district finisher.

Earnest, who went on to again finish as state runner-up, beat Morales 7-6 (7-5), 6-0.

Morales lost to Earnest 7-5, 1-6, 6-2 in a state semifinal in 2009 on the way to finishing third and lost in the second-round at state a year ago.

"(Rachael) had a really tough draw," coach Lynn Winters said. "The first set could have gone either way really easily. She played great and just lost. She had a hard time trying to get herself back up after losing that first set."

Morales lost to DeSales' My Linh Li 6-0, 6-2 in a district semifinal. Also advancing to district for the Hawks but losing in the first round was the doubles team of senior Saba Asefa and junior Rachel Croswell.

Seniors Anna Baglione and Kelsey Mangia and juniors Kim Osborn and Abigail Reese also were among Hartley's key players this season.

"(Rachael) will be back," Winters said. "She'll work her way through it and build on it."

•The field hockey team lost to Bexley 1-0 in the second round of the district tournament Oct. 20 to finish with a 7-8-1 record. The Hawks were seeded eighth and the Lions were the fourth seed.

The Hawks will lose a 12-member senior class that was led by Mae Livingston, Kaela Smith, Michelle Summers and Abbie Wade.

"I thought we had one of our best games of the season against Bexley, but we just couldn't finish," first-year coach Molly Gilbert said. "We had possession a lot of the game but just couldn't get shots off. We played a heck of a defensive game and stopped all of their corners.

"It was a great class of seniors to have in my first year as head coach of the program. They had great skills and a great mentality. We had some rough periods, but we really came together at the end. Obviously, it might be a little bit of a rebuilding year next year, but we've got a few good juniors coming back. I'm really proud of our girls."