With 11 seniors and five returning district qualifiers on the roster, members of the Thomas Worthington High School wrestling team aren't afraid to talk about their aspirations.
"We want to win OCC, sectional and district championships and we think we have the potential to do that," said senior Andrew Shackleford, who returns at 182 pounds after being a Division I state alternate last season. "We had some good wrestlers here last year, but that didn't help with our OCC record. This year, we have everyone back...
Coach Jack Hoogeveen is hoping a signature win by his Olentangy Liberty High School hockey team will help give it confidence against any opponent.
The Patriots defeated perennial state power Toledo St. Francis 5-3 on Dec. 2 at the OhioHealth Ice Haus. Liberty also has won six consecutive games since losing to St. Francis 3-1 on Nov. 25 in the final round of the George DiPaolo Memorial Thanksgiving Tournament in Oxford.
Liberty lost to St. Francis 9-4 in a state semifinal in 2011. The Knights went on to win the title...
After a three-game losing streak, Grove City High School boys basketball coach Greg Waits re-emphasized his team's basic philosophy -- toughness.
The Greyhounds responded by winning two consecutive games before playing Newark in an OCC-Ohio Division contest Dec. 18.
"We had to work on toughness and just doing those little things that's going to make a difference in games like going down and setting solid screens, coming off screens effectively (and) using your screens," Waits said. "That's what we really...
Trailing Worthington Kilbourne 10-2 after one quarter Dec. 14, the Westerville Central High School girls basketball team appeared to be headed to its seventh consecutive loss to begin the season and 28th in a row over the past two years.
Things also seemed bleak because senior guard/forward Megan Mills fractured her left wrist early in the first quarter. Mills is expected to miss at least a month, according to coach Jamiya Pride.
A pair of underclassmen, however, led a comeback and helped the Warhawks snap their losing...
OLENTANGY ORANGE, OLENTANGY, NEW ALBANY
Olentangy Orange is the overwhelming favorite to win a third straight championship. The Pioneers return four starters: point guard Taylor Agler, guards Maddy Joseph and Kierstynn Myers and forward Mya Walker. Reliable center Kelsey Lewis was lost to graduation, but 6-foot-2 Indiana recruit Sarah Sagerer is a good Plan B. Sagerer is a foreign exchange student from Austria. Walker (12.5 points), Joseph (7.7) and Myers (6.0) take...
2012-13 OCC ALIGNMENT
|GAHANNA||CENTRAL CROSSING||DUBLIN JEROME||BIG WALNUT|
|GROVE CITY||DUBLIN COFFMAN||DUBLIN SCIOTO||DELAWARE|
|GROVEPORT||HILLIARD DAVIDSON||HILLIARD BRADLEY||FRANKLIN HEIGHTS|
|LANCASTER||MARYSVILLE||HILLIARD DARBY||MT VERNON|
|NEWARK||OLENTANGY LIBERTY||WESTERVILLE CENTRAL||NEW ALBANY|
|PICKERINGTON CENTRAL||THOMAS WORTHINGTON||WESTERVILLE NORTH||OLENTANGY|
|PICKERINGTON NORTH||UPPER ARLINGTON||WESTERVILLE SOUTH||OLENTANGY ORANGE|
|REYNOLDSBURG||WESTLAND||WORTHINGTON KILBOURNE||WATKINS MEMORIAL|