There wasn't a better girls golfer in the CCL this season than Hartley junior Nicole Deline.
In addition to earning medalist honors with a 74 in the league preseason tournament Aug. 14 at NorthStar, she was medalist in the league postseason tournament Oct. 5 at NorthStar with a 77.
Deline also was one of just three golfers from the CCL to qualify for district competition after earning a 10th-place tie in a Division I sectional Oct. 2 at Blacklick Woods with an 83.
She competed at district Oct 8 at New Albany Links, where the top two teams and top two individuals not on qualifying teams advanced to state Oct. 18 and 19 at Ohio State's Gray Course.
"Her game is coming around to where she has a solid chance of getting to the next level," coach Kerry Ford said. "She's always good at driving the ball and her iron play is really good."
Hartley finished 10th (433) at the 11-team sectional behind champion New Albany (286) as junior Caroline Berger (105), sophomore Nicola Eramo (121) and freshman Lauren Whitlatch (124) also scored.
"It was a long day for them," Ford said. "The girls golf in central Ohio is really second to none and New Albany lit it up."
In the CCL postseason tournament, Hartley shot 395 to finish third behind DeSales (350) and Watterson (377) and ahead of Ready (497).
Boys golf season ends at district
The boys golf team's season ended with a third-place finish (357) in the Division II district tournament Oct. 2 at Denison Golf Club.
Two-time defending state champion Columbus Academy won the title with a 308 and Johnstown was runner-up (337). Madison Plains also shot 357 but the Hawks won the fifth-score tiebreaker.
Senior Andrew Inthavongsone led with an 80 to finish seventh as Northridge's Ross Teeter shot a 73 to advance to state individually.
"I was pleased that we tied for third," coach David Liskowiak said. "I think we could have finished anywhere from second to sixth depending on the day. Andrew Inthavongsone's 80 was a good score on a tough course. It wasn't quite good enough to advance to the state tournament, but I was proud of how he hung in there."
Sophomore Cameron Casto turned in the Hawks' second-best score with an 87, followed by sophomore Drew Navarro (92) and juniors Colton Ramsey (98) and Dominic Rees (100).
Another key player was junior Mason Casto.
"Overall, we had a respectable season," Liskowiak said.
"I was pleased that we had three scores in the 70s at the Heath Invitational at Burning Tree and that we finished tied for third in the district tournament, but I was most pleased with the team chemistry we had. It was the best of any team I've coached in six years. The guys were hungry to improve and get better, and they had a great time doing it."
Girls tennis season ends at sectional
The girls tennis team doubled its win total from last season while finishing 8-8 overall, including 1-2 in the CCL.
On Oct. 3 in a Division II sectional at Academy, both doubles teams fell one win shy of qualifying for district.
In quarterfinal matches, senior Elyse Amorati and junior Morgan Liden lost to Academy's top-seeded team of Lauren Motta and Carolyn Tsung 6-0, 6-1 and seniors Leah Herbert and Lauren McFann lost to Academy's third-seeded team of Anna Chang and Naomi Chen 6-1, 6-0.
At sectional in singles, senior Laurynn-Renee Caldwell, junior Gia Green and sophomore Emily Thompson all lost in second-round matches.
Juniors Maggie Agra, Joelea Kelley and Maria Kelley are others eligible to return.
Below are the coming schedules for the Hartley cross country, field hockey, boys soccer, girls soccer and girls volleyball teams:
Oct. 12 -- CCL meet at Otterbein
Oct. 14 -- At eighth-seeded Olentangy Orange in first round of district tournament. Winner plays at seventh-seeded Upper Arlington in second round Oct. 17. Hartley is seeded 13th.
Oct. 10 -- Home vs. Worthington Christian
Oct. 15 -- At 23rd-seeded Westerville Central in first round of Division I district tournament. Winner plays at 21st-seeded Thomas Worthington in second round Oct. 17. Hartley is seeded 36th.
Oct. 10 -- At Worthington Kilbourne
Oct. 16 -- At 28th-seeded DeSales in first round of Division I district tournament. Winner plays at fifth-seeded Olentangy in second round Oct. 19. Hartley is seeded 29th.
Oct. 12 -- Home vs. Huron
Oct. 14 -- Home vs. 43rd-seeded Groveport in first round of Division I district tournament. Winner plays 27th-seeded Marysville or 30th-seeded Hilliard Davidson in second round Oct. 16 at home of better seed. Hartley is seeded eighth.