The four-game lead from two weeks ago has evaporated for Jeff Stevenson as Frank DiRenna has posted back-to-back 13-2 weeks to earn a share of first place at 76-29. Steve Blackledge, who also went 13-2 as did Patrick Dolan and Scott Hennen, is one game back and Scott Gerfen is two behind.

Stevenson did post the staff’s third win on a Lone Wolf pick, in which one staffer goes against the other 14. Stevenson correctly picked Upper Arlington to beat Hilliard Davidson. We congratulate him for that victory, but we also know the pick might have been swayed by the fact that Stevenson has ties to the district and the school. Still, the win raised the staff’s mark to 3-11 in such games. The staff has posted Lone Wolf wins the last two weeks and three of the last four. This week there is one Lone Wolf pick as Neil Thompson believes Pickerington North will remain on a roll and knock off Pickerington Central. And before you ask, no, Thompson has no ties to North … at least none we are aware of.

Enjoy Week 8!

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6-1, 1-1 Westerville Central at 6-1, 2-0 Olentangy Orange

Warhawks: Baker, Blackledge, Cochran, DiRenna, Frantz, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

Pioneers: Dolan, Gerfen, Hennen, Hummel, Purpura

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5-2, 3-1 Dublin Jerome at 2-5, 2-2 Hilliard Bradley

Celtics: Baker, Blackledge, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson

Jaguars: Hennen, Ulrey

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4-3, 3-1 Olentangy Berlin at 4-3, 3-1 Dublin Scioto

Bears: Gerfen, Hennen, Purpura

Irish: Baker, Blackledge, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

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2-5, 0-2 Central Crossing at 1-6, 0-2 Westland

Comets: Baker, Cochran, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

Cougars: Blackledge, DiRenna

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5-2, 1-1 Marysville at 4-3, 2-0 Upper Arlington

Monarchs: Baker, Cochran, Gerfen, Hummel

Golden Bears: Blackledge, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

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2-4, 1-1 Lancaster at 1-6, 1-1 Gahanna

Gales: Blackledge, Cochran, Frantz, Gerfen

Lions: Baker, DiRenna, Dolan, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

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6-1, 2-0 Pickerington Central at 4-3, 2-0 Pickerington North

Tigers: Baker, Blackedge, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Ulrey

Panthers: Thompson

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1-6, 1-3 Africentric at 0-7, 0-4 Columbus West

Nubians: Blackledge, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

Cowboys: Baker, Cochran, Hummel

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2-5, 0-1 Watkins Memorial at 1-6, 1-1 Licking Heights

Warriors: Cochran, DiRenna, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

Hornets: Baker, Blackledge, Dolan, Frantz

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7-0, 4-0 Walnut Ridge at 5-2, 4-0 Marion-Franklin

Scots: Unanimous pick

Red Devils:

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6-1, 1-0 Hartley at 5-2, 0-1 Watterson

Hawks: Unanimous pick

Eagles:

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7-0, 2-0 Olentangy Liberty at 4-3, 1-1 Olentangy

Patriots: Unanimous pick

Braves:

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4-3, 1-1 New Albany at 4-3, 2-0 Big Walnut

Eagles: Unanimous pick

Golden Eagles:

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6-1, 2-0 Dublin Coffman at 4-3, 1-1 Hilliard Davidson

Shamrocks: Unanimous pick

Wildcats:

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2-5, 1-3 Thomas Worthington at 3-4, 1-3 Delaware

Cardinals:

Pacers: Unanimous pick

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STANDINGS

Jeff Stevenson: 10-5 last week, 76-29 overall

Frank DiRenna: 13-2, 76-29

Steve Blackledge: 13-2, 75-50

Scott Gerfen: 11-4, 74-31

Lee Cochran: 10-5, 72-33

John Hulkenberg: 12-3, 71-34

Eric Frantz: 12-3, 70-35

Patrick Dolan: 13-2, 70-35

Andy Resnik: 11-4, 69-36

Jarrod Ulrey: 12-3, 68-37

Scott Hennen: 13-2, 68-37

Dave Purpura: 8-7, 67-38

Ryan Baker: 11-4, 65-40

Scott Hummel : 9-6, 63-42

Neil Thompson: 11-4, 61-44

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