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’Cats boys look to slow Greyhounds

Cook leads Darby to state By BRAD EMERINE THISWEEKSPORTS.COM

The Hilliard Darby High School boys swimming and diving team qualified for the Division I state meet in five events, and Hunter Cook had a hand in four of them. The junior won the 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes, 37.8 seconds and was runner-up in the 200 individual medley (1:54.28) in the district meet Feb. 16 at Ohio State. Both times are program records. Cook is seeded seventh at state in the 200 IM and eighth in the 500 free. The top two placers in each swimming event at district automatically advanced to the state meet Thursday, Feb. 21, through Saturday, Feb. 23, at Branin Natatorium in Canton. In addition, 16 at-large state berths were awarded for each swimming event based on times statewide. The top three boys divers and top four girls divers also advanced to state. “Hunter is the first district champion in the history of Hilliard swimming, any of the schools,” said coach Brian Dickmann, who oversees the Darby, Bradley and Davidson boys and girls programs. “Both of his times also are allHilliard records. It was a great day in Hilliard swimming history because of the 25 swims the schools had combined, 22 were lifetime-bests. That’s 88 percent.” Darby junior Cory McLaughlin placed eighth in the 200 IM (1:58.07) to

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Josh Stimmel and the Davidson boys basketball team will play at 16th-seeded Grove City in the first round of the Division I district tournament Friday, Feb. 22. LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKSPORTS

By AARON BLANKENSHIP loss to Marysville on Feb. 15 THISWEEKSPORTS.COM to fall to 5-17 overall, has not played Grove City this season Hilliard Davidson High but faced the Greyhounds in School boys basketball coach the postseason a year ago, winKevin Logsdon doesn't want ning 54-40 in the second round. Grove City enters the tourhis team to get caught in a highscoring, fast-paced game when nament on a five-game winit plays Grove City in its Divi- ning streak. It beat Pickeringsion I district tournament ton North in its regular-season finale 41-32 on Feb. 15 to opener. The Wildcats are seeded improve to 14-8, as 6-foot-5 33rd of 42 teams and travel to guard Brandon Bapst scored 16th-seeded Grove City for the 18 points. Other key players for Grove first round at 7 p.m. Friday, City include 6-4 forward Feb. 22. “This will be a nice chal- Devonta Thomas and 6-2 guard lenge for us because Grove City Christian Meister. “Grove City’s more of a fastlikes to get up and down the court a little more than most paced team that likes to push teams that we see,” Logsdon the ball and has very good said. “They like to run the floor shooters, so we’ll need to slow and they put a lot of defensive it down and play at our pace, just like we did last year,” said pressure on you. “I don’t want to try to beat 6-6 post player Michael Simon, Grove City at its own game. who is Davidson’s lone returnee We need to control the tempo and scored seven points against by executing our offense and Grove City in the postseason making sure we get good looks. matchup a year ago. “The We also need to limit their tran- biggest key is that we run our sition scoring by being disrup- half-court offense well. We tive on defense and making need to make the right passes them do things they aren’t com- and make sure we don’t get ahead of ourselves and turn it fortable doing.” Davidson, which closed the DAVIDSON >> B3 regular season with a 71-57

Hockey

Hilliard earns top seed for Blue Jackets Cup

The Hilliard club hockey team wrapped up its second consecutive Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League championship with a 10-1 win over Athens on Feb. 17, earning the top seed for the Blue Jackets Cup. The Wildcats went 15-3-2 and earned 32 points in the GCHSCHL, as did SWIMMING >> B5 Newark. The Generals went 14-2-4 and

are seeded second for the Blue Jackets Cup, followed by Westerville (127-1, 25), Northeast (7-10-3, 17), PRPC (7-13, 14) and Athens (0-20, 0). The double-elimination tournament begins with two games Thursday, Feb. 21, at OhioHealth Ice Haus. PRPC plays Northeast at 5:30 p.m., followed by Westerville and Athens. On Friday, Feb. 22, at the Ice Haus,

the Westerville-Athens winner will play Newark at 6:20 p.m., followed by Hilliard and the PRPC-Northeast winner. On Saturday, Feb. 23, consolation games will take place at 10 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. at Chiller Ice Works and at 7:50 p.m. at Chiller Easton, and the winner’s bracket semifinal will be played at 6 p.m. at Chiller Easton.

The championship game is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Chiller North. A second championship game, if necessary, will be played at 7:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Ice Haus. Newark is the defending champion, having defeated Hilliard 4-3 in the final last season.

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Basketball

Bradley boys face Northland challenge By BRAD EMERINE THISWEEKSPORTS.COM

Bradley’s Blake Hanson shoots over Westerville South’s Matt Chellis earlier this season. The Panthers open the Division I district tournament Saturday, Feb. 23, against top-seeded Northland. LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKSPORTS

The Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball team has the most difficult challenge in the first round of the Division I district tournament. Seeded 42nd, the Jaguars open postseason play Saturday, Feb. 23, at top-seeded Northland, which was ranked first in the state poll last week. “We know Northland is the top seed in the district, the top team in the state poll and is ranked in the national poll,” coach Michael Limbird said. “But we’re going to approach it like every other game this season: It’s Bradley vs. Bradley. If we go out and play our best and do the things we’ve worked on all season, that’s all that matters.” The Jaguars were 1-20 overall before playing Jonathan Alder in their regular-season finale Feb. 19. They entered the contest on a 10game losing streak, with their lone win coming against Teays Valley, 60-51 on Jan. 5. Northland raised its record to 220 with a 55-53 overtime win over Africentric in the City League championship game Feb. 16. Senior forwardArmani Towns was averaging a team-high 13.7 points through 20 games, followed by senior guard Ty Hairston (11.4), junior forward Derek McKeithen (11.2), freshman forward Seth Towns (9.5), junior post player Jaylen Tucker (9.0) and junior guard Shemar Waugh (8.0). “What we’ll remind our players is that this is a unique opportunity,” Limbird said. “Later in life they can talk about playing against a nationally-ranked team. We’re looking forward to the challenge. It should be a memorable experience and a learning experience. If they want to be the best, like everyone always should want, they’ll get a chance to see what that looks like. “The three things we constantly harp on is playing hard, playing smart

and wing players Brady Simpson and Jackson Murphy were averaging 7.2 and 7.0 points, respectively. “Simpson has been our most consistent player in terms of energy and execution,” Limbird said. “He has that team aspect and gives great effort. He’s a warrior, especially on the defensive end.” Bradley finished last in the OCCCardinal, behind Westerville North (13-0), Dublin Scioto (11-3), Westerville South (9-5), Darby (8-6), Westerville Central (6-8), Dublin Jerome (4-9) and Worthington Kilbourne (4-10). Jerome and North had to make up a league contest Feb. 19. Ashley Hummel and the Bradley girls team lost to Teays Valley 68-54 in their tournament opener on Feb. 16. LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKSPORTS

and playing together. We’ve accomplished that night-in and night-out. We practice harder than our past teams did.” The Bradley-Northland winner plays 41st-seeded Central Crossing in the second round Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the home of the higher seed. The second-round winner advances to a district semifinal March 6 at Marysville. The Jaguars lost to Central Crossing, which is 2-20 and had a firstround bye, 45-44 in their season opener Nov. 30. The Comets, whose other win was a 50-43 victory over Gahanna Christian on Dec. 29, are led by sophomore guard Andrew Russell and his brother, junior guard Marc Russell. Senior Matt Dwane is their top post player. Bradley finished 0-14 in the OCCCardinal Division after losing to Darby 62-26 on Feb. 14. Post player Ryan Reffitt led with 11 points. Point guard Brandon Glenn was averaging a team-high 10.2 points through 21 games. Reffitt was averaging 8.2 points and 7.5 rebounds,

Basketball

Darby boys team opens tourney at St. Charles The Hilliard Darby High School boys basketball team opens Division I district tournament play at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Charles in a first-round game. The 19th-seeded Panthers are 14-8 overall. St. Charles was 15-5 before playing Groveport on Feb. 19. The Cardinals are seeded 17th and have not played Darby this season. The winner plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, against 13th-seeded Newark or 35thseeded Watkins Memorial in the second round at the home of the better seed. Newark is 14-8 and Watkins Memorial is 6-16. Neither team has played Darby this season. The second-round winner

plays second-seeded Westerville North, 39th-seeded Logan or 40th-seeded Columbus West at 6 p.m. March 6 in a district semifinal at Westerville Central. Darby closed the regular season by defeating Hilliard Bradley 62-26 on Feb. 15 to finish 8-6 in the OCC-Cardinal Division. Senior guard Kaleb Sislowski led the Panthers with 13 points. Senior forward Nic Baker added 12 points and senior center Clay Schmidt and senior guard Cade Carter both Taylor Van Winkle and the Darby boys are 14-8 and seeded 19th scored eight. for the Division I tournament. JOHN HULKENBERG/THISWEEKSPORTS

Olentangy ousts girls in district opener

Season ends for girls team The girls team lost to 16th-seeded and host Teays Valley 68-54 in the first round of the Division I district tournament Feb. 16 to finish 12-11 overall. Seeded 22nd of 43 teams, the Jaguars, who were outscored 27-12 in the second quarter, lost in the first round for the first time in the program's four-year history. “They made four 3-pointers and they were good in transition and also moved the ball well,” coach Kathy Lindsey said. “As bad as we had played, we were down 41-28 at halftime and we came out and got the deficit down to four points in the third quarter and missed a layup. They scored, we had a turnover and they scored again. Next thing you knew, we were down eight or nine and in a dry spell. We didn’t keep the momentum there and it was tough for us to make another run at them.” Sophomore post player Meredith Miller had 23 points to lead the Jaguars and senior guard Feaira Crews scored 11. Guard Hannah Giammarino had 20 points and guard

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Davidson football players make college selections Hilliard Davidson High School held a ceremony Feb. 6 to recognize three football players who will play at the collegiate level. Jonathan Browning will attend Division II Walsh University, Tyler Doty will attend Division III Case Western Reserve and E.J. Jennings will attend Division II Ashland. Last season, Jennings shared Player of theYear honors in the OCC-Central Division with Dublin Coffman defensive lineman Miles McCollum. Jennings rushed for 1,597 yards and 24 touchdowns on 312 carries and was first-team all-district in Division I. Doty, a linebacker, was firstteam all-league and honorable mention all-district. He had a team-high 110 tackles. Browning was an offensive lineman.

“The Davidson football program continues to be proud of those student-athletes who choose to continue their athletic and academic careers,” coach Brian White said. “We always look forward to following the progress of those players who leave our program and continue to play at the collegiate level. We especially wish John, Tyler and E.J. continued success over the next four years.” Last season, Davidson finished 10-3 overall and shared the league title with Coffman at 6-1. It was the Wildcats' third consecutive league title and 13th overall. Davidson lost to Pickerington North 21-0 in the Division I, Region 3 final.

–Frank DiRenna

Players sought for senior softball

Senior center Emily Krumpe seeded Olentangy 67-19 on Columbus-area senior soft- older, 70 and older and 75 and Feb. 16 in the opening round led the Panthers with six points. ball leagues are looking for older. Contact Bill Voisard at The girls team finished 6- of the Division I district tour–Scott Hennen players 60 and older, 65 and (740) 549-4020. 17 after losing to seventh- nament.


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Wrestling

Local teams capture titles The Hilliard Davidson High School wrestling team had five champions while winning a 10team Division I sectional Feb. 16 at Westland. The Wildcats scored 224.5 points, 10 more than runnerup Delaware. Winning titles for Davidson were Trent Gill at 106 pounds, Bobby Smith at 126, Lee Wilson at 132, Nick Lawler at 138 and Travis Gusan at heavyweight. Also advancing to district were Galen Moore at 160, Amir Mansour at 182 and Quentin Wolfe at 220. All finished second. The top four in each weight class from each Division I sectional advanced to district Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, at Hilliard Darby. At district, the top four in each weight advance to state Feb. 28-March 2 at Ohio State. Also competing at sectional for Davidson but failing to

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Bradley’s Luke Hammond finished third at 152 pounds in a Division I sectional tournament Feb. 16 at Watkins Memorial. JOHN HULKENBERG/THISWEEKSPORTS

advance were Brandon Dean (170, fifth, 2-2), Ryan Desanti (120, 0-2), Zach Duhl (145, sixth, 1-3), Simon Erben (113, fifth, 3-2), Garrett McIlvain (152, fifth, 2-2) and Austin Miller (195, 0-2).

Zach Donatelli at 152 (third), Dalton Mankin at 160 (third), Alex Martin at 195 (third), Chad Miller at heavyweight (third) and Sean Black at 145 (fourth). Also competing but failing to advance were Alec Barker (220, fifth, 2-1), Belal Museitif Darby wins (132, 0-2), Joshua Norris (138, North sectional sixth, 2-3) and Robert Valenti Darby scored 212.5 points (106, fifth, 3-2). to win the 10-team sectional at Pickerington North ahead of Bradley finishes first second-place North (202). at Watkins Memorial Winning titles for the Panthers were Sam Valenti at 120, Bradley scored 205 points Adam Ruiz at 126, Matt Walker to win the 10-team sectional at 170 and Trevor Parker at 182. at Watkins Memorial ahead of Other district qualifiers were second-place Pickerington Cen-

tral (200.5). Champions were C.J. Campbell at 106, Rob McGrath at 113 and Ryan McGrath at 132. Other district qualifiers were Jake Stratton at 170 (second), Keegan Driscoll at 145, (third), Luke Hammond at 152 (third), Sam Riggs at 182 (third), Hunter Kidd at 195 (third), Fraser Smith at 220 (third), Will Stratton at 120 (fourth) and Jacob Pugh at 160 (fourth). Also competing but failing to advance were Nick Hogenbirk (heavyweight, 0-2), Justin Lemmermen (126, 0-2) and Chris Wall (138, sixth, 1-3).

–Frank DiRenna

over a bunch of times.” The Wildcats will look to get the ball inside to Simon and 6-4 post player Michael Kreiser. “We need to get the ball inside like we have all year because Mike Simon’s been our most consistent scorer,” Logsdon said. “(Wing player) Scottie Munson’s been scoring more, and (wing players) Luke (Brorein) and Josh (Stimmel) have been shooting the ball better lately.” The first-round winner will play seventh-seeded Dublin Coffman or 32nd-seeded Dublin Jerome in the second round at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the home of the higher seed. Davidson was swept by Coffman in OCC-Central Division play, losing 62-46 on Dec. 7 and 73-50 on Jan. 18. The Wildcats have not played Jerome this season. “We’re motivated anytime we get the chance to play Dublin Coffman,” Simon said. “They can play at a fast-tempo or slow it down, depending on what they need. We’ll need to play really good defense to set up our offense with good scoring chances.” The second-round winner advances to a district semifinal March 6 at Pickerington North. Davidson, which lost four of its final five regular-season

games, finished 2-12 in the OCC-Central to place seventh, behind Olentangy Liberty (131), Coffman (12-2), Westland (9-5), Thomas Worthington (86), Upper Arlington (8-6) and Marysville (4-10) and ahead of Central Crossing (0-14). Munson had a team-high 15 points against Marysville and scored 10 in a 44-37 loss to DeSales on Feb. 12. Simon had 13 points against the Stallions.

Girls team wins tourney opener The girls basketball team opened the Division I district tournament Feb. 16 at home with a 54-27 win over 28thseeded Canal Winchester. Seeded eighth of 43 teams, Davidson improved to 20-3 and advanced to play 14th-seeded Newark in the second round Feb. 20. The winner faces 23rdseeded UA or 29th-seeded Westerville South in a district semifinal Feb. 28 at BloomCarroll. Davidson swept UA in OCCCentral play, winning 36-28 on Dec. 21 and 58-43 on Feb. 1, and beat South 44-37 on Dec. 29. Against Canal Winchester, point guard Lauren Bates had 20 points and guard Hannah Fecht scored 14 to lead the Wildcats, who led 32-12 at halftime. ablankenship@thisweeknews.com


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Bowling

Darby, Davidson boys advance to district The Hilliard Darby and Davidson high school boys bowling teams earned districtqualifying berths in the 30team sectional tournament Feb. 16 at Columbus Western Bowl. The Panthers placed seventh (3,561) and the Wildcats finished ninth (3,438) behind champion Newark (4,030), as the top nine teams and top nine individuals not on a qualifying team advanced to the district tournament at HP Lanes. The boys will compete Friday, Feb. 22, and the girls will compete Saturday, Feb. 23. Darby was led by senior Andrew Clute, who rolled a 578 series to finish 13th of 166 competitors, behind champion Brandon Klentz of Groveport (674). Also competing for the Panthers were Eric Bennett (545, tied for 25th), Jayde Leach (507, 46th), Brant Hulteen (478, 67th) and Aaron Wurdack (295). Senior Ryan Bremer led Davidson with a 566 series, placing 16th. Also competing were Michael Gronski (501, 52nd), Jon Martin (481, 64th), Zack Starner (464, 77th) and Jon Martin rolled a 481 series to help the Davidson boys team advance to the district tournament Jace Schneider (146). Friday, Feb. 22, at HP Lanes. LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKSPORTS At district, the top three

teams and top three individuals not on a qualifying team advance to the state tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. The girls will compete March 1 and the boys will compete March 2. The season ended at sectional for the girls teams for Davidson and Darby, as neither had any individuals advance to district. Davidson finished 21st (2,185) of 26 teams Feb. 15 at Columbus Western Bowl, behind champion Briggs (3,757). Senior Rachel Schramm led the Wildcats with a 405 series, placing 43rd of 161 competitors, behind champion Jordyn Estep of Briggs (651). Also competing were Sammie Stabile (294), Christina Morris (276), Carrie Varney (213), Emily Moore (196) and Keri Gordon (154). Darby finished 22nd (2,180) at the same sectional. Junior Karenna Maaser led the Panthers with a 396 series, placing 46th. Also competing were Emily Elias (345), Heather Miller (309), Merissa Maceyko (189), Adele Signoracci (179), Monica Newport

(89) and Megan Lewis (75).

Bradley’s Gliva reaches district Senior Britney Gliva of the Bradley girls team rolled a 466 series in the sectional at Columbus Western Bowl to place 18th and earn the fifth of nine individual district-qualifying berths. The Jaguars narrowly missed qualifying for district as a team, as they placed 10th (2,632), finishing 14 pins behind the ninth and final district qualifier, Reynoldsburg (2,646). Also competing for Bradley were Summer Ryan (370), Emily Dublin (304), Becca Hunter (233), Lauren Kennedy (147), Abbie Lucas (104) and Jenna Stern (95). The Bradley boys team finished 13th (3,292) in the sectional at Columbus Western Bowl and didn't have any individual district qualifiers. Sophomore Brady Hall led the Jaguars with a 529 series, finishing 31st. Also competing were Brandon Knadler (511, tied for 42nd), Dustin Chandler (333), Kevin Pirt (282) and Andrew Jester (138).

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At a glance fourth behind champion Upper Arlington (380) as 24 teams scored. Bradley will be represented at state by Jon Satre, who is seeded 18th in the 100 back after placing fifth in 53.26. The junior narrowly missed advancing in the 200 free, as he placed seventh in 1:44.94, 1.04 seconds behind the final state qualifier. Both of Satre's times set program and “all-Hilliard” records. Bradley scored 26 points at district to finish 19th. “I am extremely satisfied with both times,” Satre said. “I wasn’t confident I’d make it in the 200 free. My goal now is to just make it to the finals. I’ve heard times actually get slower at state, so if I hold my time, that’d be really good.” Davidson did not have any state qualifiers. Freshman Alex Waldron set a program record in the 100 back, finishing 12th in 54.77, and freshman Kalen Sipl had the Wildcats’ best finish, placing 10th (282.35 points) in diving. The Wildcats finished 21st with 12 points.

advance to state, where he is seeded 21st. Also qualifying for the Panthers were Cook, McLaughlin, Blake Dickmann and Ross McDonald in the 200 medley relay that placed fifth (1:38.56) and 400 free relay that placed seventh (3:15.55). Both times were program records and "all-Hilliard" records. The 200 medley relay is seeded 20th at state and the 400 free relay is 23rd. “It was a very exciting day for all of us,” Cook said. “All of our hard work paid off. I’m so happy about the relays. No relay from Hilliard had ever made it to state. We’re all pumped up about that. I want to reach the podium in both of my individual events and we want to make the finals in the relays.” Dickmann and McLaughlin just missed qualifying in the 100 backstroke. Dickmann placed eighth (54.04) and McLaughlin was ninth (54.05). Dickmann missed qualifying by .33 of a second. “Those were lifetime-bests, so you can’t ask for anything more,” said coach Dickmann, Davidson girls team who was named boys district sets program records Coach of the Year. “But the closer you are, the more disNone of the Hilliard girls appointed you are.” teams will be represented at The Panthers scored 149 state. points at district to finish Davidson senior Megan

Below are members of the Bradley, Darby and Davidson boys and girls swimming and diving teams who did not advance to state: BRADLEY BOYS Jon Satre: 200 free (1:44.94, seventh) DARBY BOYS Blake Dickmann: 200 free (1:45.85, ninth), 100 back (54.04, eighth); Zack Gbur: 100 back (1:02.77, 28th); Griffin Jones: 100 breast (1:04.36, 14th); Tyler Long: 500 free (5:03.25, 18th), 100 fly (53.35, eighth); Ross McDonald: 50 free (23.17, 23rd); Cory McLaughlin: 100 back (54.05, ninth); 200 free relay (1:33.25, 14th) DARBY GIRLS Mackenzie Caruthers: 200 free

Wittman set program records in two events, finishing ninth (5:24.26) in the 500 free and 11th in the 200 free (1:58.6), and junior Megan Schmalenberger set a program and “allHilliard” record in the 100 free, finishing eighth (53.3). Schmalenberger placed 10th in the 100 butterfly (59.2). “Both Megans swam extremely well and I couldn’t be prouder,” coach Dickmann said. “Schmalenberger missed state by .02 of a second in the 100 free.” Davidson scored 43 points at district to finish 16th behind champion UA (491) as 24 teams scored. Freshmen Mackenzie Caruthers and Olivia Wile set

(1:59.16, 12th), 500 free (5:20.05, sixth); Maddie McDonald: 100 fly (1:04.94, 29th); Olivia Wile: 100 back (1:04.06, 21st), 100 fly (1:00.64, 16th); 200 free relay (1:50.27, 20th); 400 free relay (3:54.33, 15th); 200 medley relay (1:57.45, 16th) DAVIDSON BOYS Kalen Sipl: diving (282.35, 10th); Alex Waldron: 100 back (54.77, 12th), 200 IM (2:08.4, 24th); 200 free relay (1:41.95, 26th); 400 free relay (3:36.84, 20th); 200 medley relay (1:51.26, 21st) DAVIDSON GIRLS Felicia Fantin: 100 breast (1:14.49, 25th); Jessie Lewis: 100 fly (1:01.96, 22nd); Megan Schmalenberger: 100 free (53.3, eighth), 100 fly (59.2, 10th); Megan Wittman: 200 free (1:58.6, 11th), 500 free (5:24.26, ninth); 200 free relay (1:48.6, 18th); 400 free relay (3:51.73, 14th); 200 medley relay (1:56.97, 15th)

program records for Darby, which scored 25 points to finish 20th. Caruthers placed sixth in the 500 free in 5:20.05, setting an “all-Hilliard” record, and finished 12th in the 200 free in a program-record 1:59.16. Wile placed 16th in the 100 fly in a program-record 1:00.64 and finished 21st in the 100 back (1:04.06). “It was a day I’ll never forget,” coach Dickmann said. “It was coaching euphoria. I’m so excited with everyone. This proves what we’re doing is right. Training together as one program is beneficial for many reasons. It allows the kids to be friends, but it also

Kalen Sipl finished 10th in the Division I district meet as the Davidson boys team finished 21st behind champion Upper Arlington. LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKSPORTS

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Three Ready athletes to play college sports Ready High School senior football player Luke Hackney and senior girls soccer player Brooke Ringel signed letters of intent Feb. 6 to play collegiately at Ashland University and Ohio Dominican, respectively. Also, senior girls soccer player Donavan Capehart will

be a recruited walk-on at Ohio State. Hackney was a two-way lineman who made special mention all-district last season as the Silver Knights went 73 and made the Division IV, Region 14 playoffs. Ringel was one of four senior starters, along with Cape-

hart, for the girls soccer team, which went 15-3-2 last fall and won its first district championship. Capehart was the district's Division III Player of the Year and finished with 21 goals and 12 assists.

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Sports briefs Bradley boosters Meyer to speak holding mulch sale at benefit dinner

Schools announce vacancies

The Hilliard Bradley High School athletic boosters are holding their annual mulch sale through March 20. Mulch will be delivered April 7, with free delivery within the school district with an order of at least 10 bags. For an order form, visit www.hilliardbradleyab.com.

The following schools are seeking coaches: Hilliard Heritage – Middle school boys soccer and assistant. Send cover letter and résumé to athletics director Chad Schulte at Hilliard Darby High School, 4200 Leppert Road, Hilliard 43026.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer will speak at a benefit dinner for Team Focus Ohio on April 18 at Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road in Columbus. The event also will honor former OSU coach Earle Bruce. For information, call (614) 895-2131 or (614) 738-1990.

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Shayna Harmon scored 19 to lead Teays Valley. “I saw scouted them a few times and we had three tapes and Giammarino didn’t score more than maybe six points in those games,” Lindsey said. “She probably had a career high and we weren’t expecting that from her. She had 10 in the second quarter.” Bradley went 8-6 in its first season in the OCC-Cardinal to place fourth, behind Westerville North (14-0), Scioto (95) and Jerome (9-5) and ahead of Westerville Central (7-7), Westerville South (5-9), Darby (4-10) and Kilbourne (0-14). The Jaguars will lose three seniors in Crews and post players Amanda Fodor and Kayce Pharazyn. Crews was named secondteam all-league.

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“They really grew as leaders after the holiday break,” Lindsey said. “You have to remember that none of them ever played major roles on varsity before this season. They had been support players and then all of a sudden they had to get it done. They worked hard and held teammates accountable for their work ethic and they will be missed.” Bradley expects to return six of its top eight players in Miller, junior guards Jenna Fodor, Shelby Haworth and Christy Tieman, sophomore post player Ashley Hummel and freshman guard Grace Fodor. Miller was first-team allleague and Hummel was honorable mention all-league. “Two post players and plenty of guards come back and we’ll be much more experienced entering next season,” Lindsey said. “We went 7-3 in the last

GIRLS •Records: 12-11 overall, 8-6 (fourth) in OCC-Cardinal •Seniors lost: Feaira Crews, Amanda Fodor and Kayce Pharazyn •Key returnees: Grace Fodor, Jenna Fodor, Shelby Haworth,Ashley Hummel, Meredith Miller and Christy Tieman

part of the regular season and we had a very competitive schedule, both in the league and non-league. “We had three league teams with 15-plus wins (North, Scioto and Jerome) and we played four or five non-conference games against some of the top teams in the area in Dublin Coffman, Hilliard Davidson, Olentangy and Hartley.” bemerine@thisweeknews.com

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Winning isn’t only thing worthy of celebration Some of central Ohio’s top high school athletes will be acknowledged over the coming weeks as they lead their teams to district championships and, in some cases, state titles in their respective winter sports. A pair of recent events involving area athletes serve as reminders that winning isn’t the only thing worth celebrating. Regardless of which team they were rooting for in a wrestling dual between Dublin Scioto and Westerville North on Feb. 7, most of those in attendance cheered as Irish senior Josh McDonald “won” an exhibition match at 132 pounds. Before the OCC-Cardinal Division dual, Scioto coach Aaron McKinney asked North coach David Grant if he had a wrestler who would let McDonald “win.” McDonald, who has Down syndrome, had “won” three previous varsity matches, but this was senior night for the Irish and the last time McDonald would wrestle. Grant believed freshman Alex Martin, with his oversized curly hair, had the kind of “flair” to help “put on a show.” Add in that Martin’s mother teaches special education and

it was clear to Grant that Martin also had the necessary sensitivity to help provide a memorable JARROD moment for McDonald. ULREY After “pinning” Martin, McDonald threw his hands into the air and began jumping in celebration, sparking an ovation from the crowd. The fact he was simply in this situation is perhaps the most inspiring part of the story. McDonald, according to his parents, Gene and Marie McDonald, lost all vital signs during birth and was born with two holes in his stomach and a damaged liver, among other medical problems. His parents weren’t able to touch him for the first month of his life. “We were told he was never going to walk,” Gene said. “You look at him now and he’s a handful.” The McDonalds have two other sons who wrestled for Scioto: Jordan, a 2009 graduate who was a Division I district qualifier as a senior, and Jonas. And so it only made sense to the family that Josh could wrestle. He wrestled with all

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his heart for four years, only competing in a few matches but being a regular at practice. According to Josh, winning on senior night was “awesome.” When Martin was presented the idea by Grant, his first response was: “You want me to lose?” Once Martin grasped the concept, Grant believes he helped show “there’s more to life than wrestling.” “(He’s) not any less of a person,” Martin said. “When you’re doing something for a

person who needs it, you feel like you’ve done something right.” On Feb. 12 during the Westland boys basketball team’s game against Franklin Heights, Cougars coach Todd Parker created a similar opportunity for senior Dustin McKinney, who has served as the team’s manager. Before the game, Parker explained to the officials that he’d like McKinney, who has cerebral palsy, to shoot a pair of free throws during the fourth quarter, if possible. When Westland senior J.J.

Smith was fouled in the fourth quarter, McKinney replaced him and attempted the free throws, missing both. “It was real positive for the school,” Parker said. “People get wrapped up in winning and losing, but the biggest thing is that it shows that this is bigger than the game.” In January, Owen Groesser, a 13-year-old with Down syndrome from Rochester Hills, Mich., made ESPN’s SportsCenter highlights after he made a pair of 3-pointers in a middle school game. Is there a risk that moments

like that or the ones involving McDonald and McKinney could become trivialized if they happen too often? Considering how much emotion is shown by the athletes and coaches and by those in attendance, these occasional situations are a welcome reminder that sports are about more than winning and losing.

Jarrod Ulrey is a ThisWeek sportswriter. Follow his blog, “On the Recruiting Trail,” for the latest in central Ohio high school recruiting news.


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Arts, eats and entertainment in central Ohio New Albany’s McCoy Center for the Arts turns pink, right along with the title character of the hit off-Broadway musical Pinkalicious, which plays Sunday, Feb. 24. Based on the popular children’s book, the one-hour musical features book and lyrics by the book’s authors, Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. Pinkalicious will be presented at 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $15$25. Visit mccoycenter.org.

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German Romantic composer Gustav Mahler was never satisfied with the middle ground. His work, regardless of voice or instrumentation, is massive, dramatic and emotive. Perhaps this is why his decision to set The Chinese Flute, a series of poems translated from Chinese to German, in a song cycle made perfect sense. The tone of the selected texts alternates between jubilant exclamations of life’s joys and morose resignation to their fleeting nature. Grout’s A History of Western Music calls Mahler’s Songs of the Earth “deservedly (his) bestknown work, one that epitomizes all the traits of his genius.” Music director Jean-Marie Zeitouni and the Columbus Symp h o ny O rchestra will be joined in a performance of the work by guest soloists Sasha Cooke and Anthony Dean Griffey. Tchaikovsky’s String Serenade is also on the program, to be offered at the Ohio Theatre Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23. Tickets are $25-$65. Visit columbussymphony.com.

The Beat has always worked hard to “get” anyThe McCoy Center for the Arts hosts the musical Pinkalicious Sunday, thing about which we might write. This is achieved to varyFeb. 24. and quirky folk-pop. Tickets are conductor this season before for- ing levels of success. Thus we $5. Visit columbusrumbacafe. mally assuming the title of music were torn over which of two dance-music shows to feature, director this summer. com. Tickets are $10-$49. Visit pro- and opted to throw in both. Raw and infused with a sense Willy Moon is both awkward of wanderlust, Memphis’ S t a r musicacolumbus.org. and a consummate showman all and Micey could be categorized at once, laying beats and loops also as folk-pop, but expect a over tunes whose foundations more bluesy and rockin’ sound are often reminiscent of classic when they play Woodlands Tavrock ‘n’ roll forms. We’re still erns Tuesday, Feb. 26. The band wrapping our brains around the is touring in support of its new tunes, but he puts on quite the EP, I Can’t Wait. show. Tickets are $10. Visit woodSee for yourself at the A&R landstavern.com. Bar Tuesday, Feb. 26. Tickets are $5. Visit promowestlive.com. Renowned Danish The music of Tiesto is much recorder virtuoso Michala more appealing to our ears, the Pe t r i joins ProMusica Chamber Dutch-born DJ spinning melody Orchestra for concerts Saturday, after sugar-coated melody. Of Feb. 23, at the Pontifical College course, his show is more suited Josephinum and Sunday, Feb. 24, to a dance hall, unless a pleasThere are two upcom- at the Southern Theatre. The programs will include ing-but-not overwhelming light ing shows for folks preshow and a guy standing behind disposed to eclectic, rootsy mod- music specifically tailored to the unique settings of each location. a bank of turntables and laptops ern pop-rock. is your idea of live concert heaven. Akron’s T h e S p e e d b u m p s Additionally, Petri will perform Tiesto comes to Nationwide take the Rumba Cafe stage Fri- on a variety of different styles of Danish recorder virtuoso Arena Thursday, Feb. 28. Tickday, Feb. 22. The outfit is a string recorder. David Danzmayr, the orches- Michala Petri will perform in ets start at $30; $40 for general trio of sorts, the members wieldadmission floor tickets. Visit ing upright bass, cello, guitar, tra’s music director-designate, concerts this weekend with nationwidearena.com. ukulele and more to create organic leads his last program as “guest” ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.

ZZ Ward

Singer tips her hat to early influences The hat. It’s a signature accessory for young bluesrock torch singer ZZ Ward. The Beat admits we were less than serious when we asked Ward when she was going to get a signature line of hats. She then informed us the line is up and running, and will be available at her shows. So we asked about a signature guitar (not yet), because, you know, you can make music without a hat but in her case, not her guitar. “Yeah, but a hat can give you a lot of inspiration to write a song,” she said with a laugh. She should know. She’s young still but has been writing songs for years. Growing up, she assimilated influences from her father, who played in a blues band, and brother, whose hip-hop CDs the younger Ward had to sneak around and listen to because her parents preferred she not be exposed to the language. “I knew their stories were different than mine, but I was drawn to the stories of struggle, of artists like Jay-Z or Nas,” Ward explained. “And I loved the beats.” It was her father who also encouraged her creativity. “I learned from my dad not to be limited, whether I’m writing with the guitar or piano or just with my voice. And to not have one process, but to work in any way and get your

ZZ Ward co-headlines a Monday, Feb. 25, show at The Basement with Delta Rae. Martin Harley opens. Tickets are $10/$12. Visit promowestlive.com.

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“He gave me a chance.” Eventually, her talents caught the eye of Evan Bogart of Bogart’s Boardwalk Entertainment Group. Ward relocated to Los Angeles and has been recording, writing and touring nonstop. “He really encouraged me to do my own thing, to not worry about whether something was going to be popular but whether it felt good to me,” Ward said. He said, ‘We’ll put it in front of the world and see if they like it.’ ” So far, so good. Tunes such as Put the Gun Down and the title track from her debut release, Til the Casket Drops, have garnered attention and airplay. Certainly, her good looks will help, but it’s her smoky blues delivery (sort of an American version of Adele) that most believe will propel Ward to the ‘next level.’ “It’s been a wild ride since the record came out (last fall),” Ward said. “There are still so many firsts, so many things that are new and happening for the first time. Having people sing along and meeting folks who tell me stories about my songs and how much they mean to them. It’s pretty amazing.”

inspiration from anywhere,” Ward told The Beat. She further honed her performing skills when, at age 16, she trekked to Eugene, Ore. (about an hour from her home “in the middle of nowhere”) to an underage club. “There were rappers performing and I went to the guy who ran the show and said For more from The Beat’s interview with I wanted to get involved, that he should have ZZ Wa rd, read the BeatBlog at ThisWeekme sing choruses and write rhymes for the NEWS.com and “Like” The Beat on Faceperformers,” she said. book at facebook.com/TWTheBeat.

Random notes “Shazzbot!” was an exclamation oft-uttered by Robin Williams on the ’80s sitcom Mork & Mindy. “We thought that would make a good name, especially for a kids’ band that travels a fictional universe in a space Winnebago,” Ian Hummel, mastermind of local children’s band The Shazzbots, told The Beat. The band started in 2008, the outgrowth of a songwriting experiment for Hummel in which he decided to sit down one day and see if he could write a song for children. About 10 songs into his experiment, he figured he was on to something. The Shazzbots will host a party and concert to mark the release of Blast Off!, the band’s second release, at the Gateway Film Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The Shazzbots host a once-a-month video shortsand-original songs gig at the Gateway, so the location was ideal, Hummel said. Visit theshazzbots.com for details, and read the BeatBlog at ThisWeekNEWS.com for more on The Shazzbots. In other “local artists making records” news: • Todd May, formerly of The Lilybandits and late of songstress Lydia Loveless’band, has released Rickenbacker Girls, a slate of satisfying alt-country hillbilly rock, on Peloton Records. Check out pelotonrecords.com/toddmay. • Hip-hop outfit Real Em In will host a CD release party for Occupy All Streets Feb. 29 at the Scarlet and Grey Cafe. Local and regional shows, festivals and airplay have scored the group a development deal with Big Noise. Visit realemin.com. And in other “kids’ fun stuff ” news: • Spend the afternoon with “Jungle George” as Albert-George Schram leads the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in “Jungle Music,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Capitol Theatre. Interactive and hands-on activities and more precede the concert, an hour-long musical safari. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Visit columbussymphony.com. • Disney on Ice returns with Treasure Trove Feb. 20-24 at Nationwide Arena. Indeed, the show is a treasure, as it includes music from the first Disney animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and the most recent and 50th Disney animated film, Tangled. It’s a melting pot revue of a show, and, in case you were wondering, all nine princesses will be on hand. Visit nationwidearena.com. And in one piece of news that (we’r e stretchi n g h e re ) c o m b i n e s b o t h o f t h e s e p revious “news” categories: • Ohio Wesleyan University assistant professor Jennifer Jolley was among the composers whose entries was selected to be a part of reimagined Bach Brandenburg Concertos. Chicago’s Baroque Band, a leading period-music ensemble, commissioned the pieces, and will perform six of the reimagined works alongside the originals in concerts this weekend in Chicago. Jolley described her “version” of the Brandenberg Concerto No. 5 as a mash-up between Bach’s work and Steve Reich’s Different Trains, with some musical bits of Mister Rogers’Neighborhood Trolley thrown in. (There’s your children’s angle.) She titled the piece Toy Trolley. A composer, teacher and blogger, Jolley is also co-founder of the New American Opera Workshops. Find out more at jenniferjolley.com.

Local children’s music rockers The Shazzbots will host a party to mark the release of their CD, Blast Off!, Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Gateway Film Center.


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Coming up To update a listing, email edi- Bailey at rbailey@arthritis.org or 614-876-8200. torial@thisweeknews.com. Bishop Ready High School, placement exams for incoming Events and freshmen, 8:45 a.m. to noon March 2, at the school, 707 Salprograms St. M a rga ret of Cor t o n a isbury Road. The school’s ScholC h u rch, 15th annual “Best Fish arship Exam for incoming freshFry Dinner in Town!” dinners men will be offered March 9, for Lent, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fri- and again March 23. The tests days through March 22, at 1600 are for current eighth-grade stuN. Hague Ave., Columbus. Din- dents who plan to attend Bishop ners include fried ocean perch Ready in the fall of 2013. For or baked cod, fries, baked potato, more information, call 614-276cole slaw, applesauce, rolls and 5263. Columbus Chapter of the homemade desserts. Cost is F o undation Fighting Blind$9.50 for adults, $9 for seniors and $4.50 for children ages 10 ness, Dining in the Dark, 6 p.m. and under. Free coffee is pro- March 2, at La Scala Italian vided; pop and Beer are avail- Bistro, 4199 W. Dublin able for a fee. Carryout dinners Granville Road, Dublin. This are available at the door. For infor- is a sensory awareness experimation, call the parish office at ence where guests participate dine in complete darkness. Cost 614-279-1690. A rthritis Foundation’s 37th is $35 per ticket. To purchase annual Crystal Ball, 6 p.m. Feb. tickets, contact Seth Porter at 23, at the Aladdin Shrine Cen- sethrporter@gmail.com. AARP Foundation Senior ter, 3850 Stelzer Road. The evening begins with cocktails Community Service Employand includes dinner, a silent auc- m e n t P rog ra m assists unemtion and dancing to music from ployed Franklin, Delaware and Next Exit. The event also will Licking county workers age 55 honor Thomas Best, co-med- and over with securing employical director of sports medicine ment. The program offers paid and professor of family medi- work experience, specialized cine at the Ohio State Univer- training, upgrading of skills and sity, and Howard Rutsky, presi- job-search assistance. Age, dent of Infinity Orthopedics. The income and residency requireCrystal Ball benefits the Arthri- ments apply. Call 614-258-7295 tis Foundation for research, edu- or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. cation and programs for better to 4 p.m. Monday through Friliving for those living with arthri- day. tis in the Great Lakes Region. Health For information about tickets or American Red Cross, blood sponsorship, contact Rochelle

donation, 2 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at Sunrise Academy, 5657 Scioto Darby Road, Hilliard. To schedule appointments call 1-800-7332767 or go to redcrossblood.org. Stress Management Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 13, at Meers Inc., 3246 W. Henderson Road. Topics include how to define stress, various levels of stress and ways to manage stress. To register, call 614-451-0176. Visit meersinc.com.

Classes, workshops A rt of Positive Pa renting, three-week parenting education class, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 26 through March 12, at Premier Sawmill Athletic Club, 3111 Hayden Road. Cost is $75 per person or $125 per couple. Class number is TP 13-10. To register, call 614-224-0222, ext. 103. Visit positiveparents.com.

Meetings I nventors Netwo rk meets to discuss the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. The meeting fee is $5 for non-members, $36 per year for members. Call 614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com. Northwest AMVETS Post No. 911, 7 p.m. meets the first Thursday of each month in the VFW Hall, 2436 Walcutt Road. Call 614-876-4817. H i l l i a rd Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the

month at the Joint Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway. O l d H i l l i a rd f e s t P l a n n i n g Committee meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at various locations in Old Hilliard. For meeting information, visit oldhilliardfest.org. Tri-Village Sertoma, noon Wednesdays at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. Potential new members welcome. Call 614-274-5900. Morning Business Netwo rk Exchange, 8 to 9 a.m. the second Friday of the month at Chick-fil-a of the Market at Hilliard, 1988 Hilliard Rome Road. Open to all current Hilliard Chamber of Commerce members. Call Libby Gierach at 614876-7666 or email info@hilliardchamber.org. R o t a r y C l u b o f H i l l i a rd , noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, at Heritage Golf Club, 3525 Heritage Club Drive. Visit hilliardrotary.org. Hilliard Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Hilliard Senior Center. R hy t h m R e e l e rs S q u a re Dance Club, 8 to 10:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month at Hilliard Presbyterian Church, 3600 Leap Road. Call Bill or Judy Podolski at 614-8890223. New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit newneigh-

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Support groups Alzheimer’s Caregiver Supp o rt G roup, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 9:30 a.m. on the third Friday of the month at the Hilliard Senior Center, 3810 Veterans Memorial Drive. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Call Dee Slee at 614529-4991 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. Divo rc e C a re Support G roup, a 13-week program that uses videos and group discussions to help work through the issues of divorce and begin the healing process, 6:30 p.m. Mondays through April 8 at Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Road, Westerville. Participants can join the group at any time. For information, call 614-

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lege Honors Program. award at an Alumni For the next 10 years, Awards Luncheon set he worked with the for March 2 at the FawCFAES Alumni Socicett Center for Tomorety as alumni coordirow on the campus of nator planning tailgate OSU. events, reunions and Miller earned his awards luncheons. bachelor’s, master’s • Telhio Credit and doctorate degrees Sandy Tkacz Union recently in agricultural education from Ohio State where he announced that Daniel Jurcich, also built a career spanning business lender, received the from his days as graduate asso- Lender of the Year award from ciate to his recent retirement the Ohio Statewide Developas CFAES alumni coordinator. ment Corp. Jurcich, a Hilliard resident, He also worked as a counselor for the College of Agri- was chosen as Lender of the culture and as an assistant pro- Year based on the two highest fessor in the Department of dollar amounts of SBA 504 Agricultural Education until loans that were approved being named assistant dean of through the OSDC. He has been academic affairs in 1981, a a business lender with Telhio position he held until his first Credit Union since 2011, where he is responsible for providing retirement in 2002. While an assistant dean, the outstanding member servMiller coordinated student ice Telhio Credit Union memactivities, tracked placement bers are accustomed to, while of graduates and oversaw stu- helping business members with dent recruitment, financial aid, all of their commercial real alumni programming, the Col- estate and equipment loans.

Local lawyer named partner Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease has named Hilliard resident Nicholas M.J. Ray a partner of the firm. Ray is a member of the probate and tax group in the Columbus office. His practice focuses on real property tax valuation disputes and

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Parks and recreation For more information on the programs listed here, call 614876-5200. The Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department is located at 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive. Youth camps Summer sessions of youth camps include: • Camp around the World – 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 17-21, ages 4 and 5. Participants will discover different cultures from around the world as they explore customs, crafts and games from Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, Thailand and South Africa. Activities include arts and crafts, games and educational sessions. Camper to staff ratio is 6-1. A snack is provided. Pick-up and drop off is at the Hilliard Community Center. Maximum of 30 students per week. Cost is $55, $60 school district residents and nonresidents. Activity number is 314509-01. • Kids just want to have fun! – 1 to 3:30 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2, ages 4 and 5. Activities include water play, sports and large group games, arts and crafts, games and educational sessions. Camper to staff ratio is 6-1. A snack is provided. Pick-up and drop off is at the Hilliard Community Center. Maximum num-

ber of 30 students per week. Cost is $55, $60 school district residents and nonresidents. Activity number is 314509-02. • Playcamp – 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 15-19, ages 3 to 5. This drop-off program will be held outdoors (weather permitting). The goals are to introduce independence, sharing and social interaction. Daily activities revolve around the theme “Under the Big Top” and include crafts, music, games, and swimming at the HFAC. Cost is $55, $60 school district residents and nonresidents. Activity number is 314508-01. Safety Town Police officers, firefighters and other public service workers will provide lessons for children ages 5 and 6 as part of Safety Town from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. June 1014 at Scioto Darby Elementary School. This program is cosponsored by the Norwich Township Fire Department, the Hilliard Police Department and the Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department. Children entering kindergarten and those who have completed kindergarten but have not attended Safety Town

to have a membership. Children who turn 3 before June 1 of the current season must have a membership or pay the daily admission fee at the pool entrance. A family is defined as two adults and children under the age of 21 who live in the same household. Both adults must provide verification of residency before memberships are active. As an additional benefit to pool members, each household has the option of adding up to two additional guests to their membership package. Add-on guests are not named and are “attached” to the primary household for which the mem-

can sign up. To be eligible, children must have been born between Oct. 1, 2006, and Sept. 30, 2008. Cost is $35. H i l l i a r d pools Both Hilliard pools will be open the weekends of May 1819 and May 25-27, Memorial Day. The pools re-open at 3 p.m. May 31 for the season. The fee for a pool membership is determined by the place of residence at the time the membership is purchased. Annual memberships are issued for the current season. Children 2 years of age and under as of June 1 are not required

bership is purchased. The primary household is responsible for the conduct of their guests while in the facility. If an addon pass is forgotten, the guest is required to pay the daily admission (the staff does not look up add-on passes for admission). Discounted pool memberships can be purchased until March 15. Gift certificates are available at the Recreation Department office.

charged at the Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive. B a by & K i d I t e m E x t ravaga n z a The department’s Baby & Kid Item Extravaganza will be held from 10 a.m. to noon March 9. More than 25 tables of gently used baby and kid clothing, toys and more will be offered. Admission is free.

Zumba classes Senior Center Garage Sale Zumba classes are offered Hilliard’s senior center will from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Mon- host a garage sale from 9 a.m. days and Wednesdays and 5:30 to 1 p.m. April 19 at 3810 Vetto 6:15 p.m. Sundays and erans Memorial Drive. Thursdays. A $3 drop in fee is Admission is free.

Ohio State’s Ross Heart Hospital

Heart Health

by the Numbers

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death among women in the United States, and stroke is number three.

Take the challenge for better heart health and get active. Visit go.osu.edu/series for wellness and fitness events.

Military notes Zachary D. Colegrove, son of Brenda and David Colegrove of Hilliard, received an Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’Training Corps) scholarship at Kent State University. Scholarships are awarded on a merit system in areas such as academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities and personal interviews.

Scholarship recipients are enrolled as members of the ROTC Corps of Cadets. Upon graduation from the host college and completion of the ROTC program, the student cadet receives a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the Army. All scholarship students incur a military service obligation of eight years. Colegrove is a 2012 Hilliard Darby High School graduate.

Business news with Telhio Credit Telhio Credit Union since 2011, Union has announced where he is responsithat Daniel Jurcich, ble for providing business lender, member service while received the Lender helping business of the Year award members with all of from the Ohio their commercial real Statewide Developestate and equipment ment Corporation. Daniel Jurcich loans. Jurcich was chosen He also serves as treasurer as Lender of the Year based on the two highest dollar and board member for Earthamounts of SBA 504 loans touch, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that were approved through organization dedicated to preserving land and promoting the OSDC. Jurcich, a Hilliard resident, healthy interaction between has been a business lender people and the natural world.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS BEARS Preschool admits students of any race, national and ethnic origin, sex, religion and ability to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethic origin, sex, religion or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and other school administered programs.

Heart attacks kill

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American women each year — five times more than breast cancer.

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women will develop heart disease (one in two for African-American Women).

risk doubles for a woman if someone in her immediate family had a stroke.

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A woman with is at least 3 times more likely to have a heart attack.

Matters of the Heart Tune into Matters of the Heart on Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m. on NBC4.

To make an appointment with an Ohio State cardiologist, please call 800-293-5123.

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The Susan Wainfor Advantage Group www.MemoriesBeginAtHome.com OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-4

6155 HERITAGE POINT

Stunning home sits serenely on the 6th hole of Heritage Golf Course. 1st Floor owners suite opens to beautiful 22x25 Florida Room. Kitchen w/42” cabinets, Corian counters, & stainless steel appliances, Mud room on 1st floor, sprinkler system, professionally finished epoxy garage floor. Agent related to Seller. $494,500 MLS#213002202

OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-4

NEW LISTING

7025 PERRY PLACE

Nestled in the back of Perry Place, this limestone accented 2 sty home is waiting for new owners. Built by CV Perry, this home has everything you would expect in a custom home. Updated kit w/cherry cabinetry, island w/granite. The home is appointed w/six panel doors, crown molding, wood windows, & so much more. 5 generous size bdrms, 3.5 baths, formal liv & din rms, an expanded fam rm w/fplc, home office w/built in cabs, 1st flr lndry, prof fin LL, 3 car side load gar & mature trees. $475,000

614-582-7355 • 614-850-4663

OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-4

1835 KEMPTON DRIVE

Welcome to this updated home! Remodeled kitchen with custom cabinetry that will make the cook smile. Honey hardwood flooring throughout with fresh stylish designer paint colors. The family room is a wonderful gathering spot opened to the kitchen & features a pretty brick fireplace. The bathrooms have been remodeled & the 4 bedrooms are all generous in size. Fenced rear yard is oversized. Come visit today and stay a lifetime. $349,900 MLS#213001913

COMING SOON

FRENCH COUNTRY CHATEAU

A brick driveway leads to this charming 4 BR, 4 full & 2 half BA home. A kit worthy of a discerning chef, rustic stone fplc & built in armoire highlight the great rm. Library, mud rm & bonus rm name just a few of the other stunning rooms. The fin LL includes a bar w/ beer tap, a temperature controlled wine cellar & an entertainment & workout rm. A golf course lot, this home is quietly situated on a pond where you will see some of the most breathtaking sunsets around. $925,900 NEW PRICE

NEW LISTING

BALLANTRAE BEAUTY

Custom Truberry built Split! Great room w/ soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling stone fireplace w/raised hearth. Dream kitchen w/stainless steel appliances including 6 burner gas stove. Huge pantry & large granite island. Owner suite & bath w/walk in closet on its own level. For the car lover 4+ car garage includes 3 car attached with opener & detached heated oversized boat garage. Private wooded lot! $499,000 MLS#212040728

NORTHAMPTON CHASE

This lovely brick home will speak to your heart from the moment you see it nestled off of Dublin Rd. The flr plan is open, warm & inviting. There are 4 bdrms, 4.5 baths & a 1st flr den overlooking the wooded bkyd. The kit provides plentiful cabinetry & a long island w/seating area. The fam rm is generous & open to the kit featuring a wall of windows across the rear of the home allowing you to see the changing seasons of the perennials & prof landscaping. The LL is prof finished. Lots more to discover so plan for a visit & stay for a lifetime! $469,900

2 STORY IN BALLANTRAE

Tastefully decorated w/inviting hdwd flrs, 6 panel doors w/white trim, & a pleasing color palette. The great rm is 2 stories w/a turned staircase, corner fplc & wall of windows overlooking the patio area. The kit has granite, island, glass front cabs, SS appls & little extras w/the cook in mind. The sunroom addition is a cheerful addition to your morning routine. The owner’s suite is on it’s own level & the 4 bdrms upstairs feature a Jack & Jill bath plus one rm w/a private bath. The LL is generous & is perfect for a rec rm, family rm or media rm. The possibilities are endless. $439,000 MLS#212010835

CRAMERS CROSSING

From the beautiful stone front to the wooded, private lot, this home has spared nothing. Stunning stone fireplace, wood floors, rich colors, granite throughout. Each detail is exceptional. First floor master, fully finished basement with workout room, beautiful built in bar & full bath & an outdoor patio that settles on perfection. $374,900 MLS#212037468

NORTHMOOR-CLINTONVELLE

HAYDEN FALLS 3 BEDROOM

Lovely one story brick condo on a wooded ravine setting with a babbling brook. Open kitchen with vaulted great room, fireplace, first floor utility room, Screened porch, deck, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths! Ready with fresh paint and sparkling clean. Asking $309,900 MLS#213002708

RIVER LANDINGS CONTEMPORARY

Soft contemporary beauty with soaring ceilings in the great room. Perfect for stylish entertaining! First floor owners suite with jetted tub. Loft with 2 bedrooms and full bath upstairs. Fenced yard with gazebo & patio. $299,900 MLS#213003121

SOLD

CARRINGTON WAY 2-STORY

Fabulous 4 BR 2-story with designer upgraded kitchen with granite counters & tray ceil. Large 1st floor den with French doors. Hardwood trim & 6-panel doors thru-out. Recently painted with soft palate of colors. Expansive owner suite with marble shower & whirlpool tub. $334,900 MLS#210032335

NEW PRICE

SOLD

Fabulous space in this stylishly updated home! Includes a finished third flr suite w/full bath & hdwd flrs. Beautiful kitchen w/cherry cabinetry, hdwd flrs, black granite & plentiful storage. Generous size living rm w/gas fplc, formal dining rm, & a powder rm on 1st flr which is so hard to find! Located near the river, bike pathways & shopping. A two car garage w/workshop, newer HVAC, a fenced yard & full bsmt make this a winning combination. $325,000 MLS#212037337

WEDGEWOOD BEAUTY

This home has beautiful hardwood flooring, formal living & dining rooms, vaulted family room, gorgeous granite kitchen with island & plentiful cabinetry. There is a first floor den, walk in pantry, and a walk out lower level that seems to go on forever and includes a full bath. You will love the two screened porches, the heavenly backyard with fire pit, mature trees and basketball hoop. $525,000 MLS#212029748

2 STORY IN RIVER LANDINGS

Duffy quality built home in River Landings. The family room is large and has great wall space for your electronics plus a beautiful fireplace & shelving. Vaulted owners suite and spa like bath make a wonderful retreat. The lower level is professionally finished with a half bath. The formal rooms are oversized. The kitchen has a center island with stainless steel appliances. A deck overlooks a nice size rear yard! $282,500 MLS#212007957

STRATFORD RANCH

Ranch has over 2200 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, island kitchen & attached 2 car garage. Finished basement with rec room & large workshop. This one is open and may be “the one”. Beautiful 104x280 lot with mature trees. What a great country feeling close to all amenities! Don’t miss this gem! $279,900 MLS#212039403

SOLD

TREMONT CLUB CONDO

Beautiful fresh new listing in Tremont Club! Like new, with two bedrooms on the first floor, full basement, loft was converted to 3rd bedroom with full bath up. Granite in the kitchen with all new appliances. This one is a keeper! Give us a call and we can schedule a visit to the clubhouse. This is in the 55 & over section. Come visit today and stay for a lifetime. $229,900 MLS#212035419

HAYDEN FALLS 2 BEDROOM

This ranch style condo has been updated w/ style! The kit has been opened up to the great rm providing the ability for the cook to join in the conversations & makes the unit more enjoyable, bright & light. You will love the granite kitchen w/all newer stainless steel appls. Newer carpeting, crisp white wdwk & newer doors make this a condo to call home! All brick units make this a very good value & keeps the condo association dues lower. $219,900 MLS#213000144

SPRINGCREST ESTATES

Westerville is home to this pristine cape w/a 1st flr owner’s suite & 2.5 baths. Great flr plan w/a sunny family rm addition. There are 2 nice size bdrms upstairs w/a full bath. The generous size light filled living rm has a stone fplc w/gas logs. Vaulted dining rm area is part of the great rm. Kit has plentiful cabs & a breakfast bar. Newer roof, furnace & A/C. Lives like a ranch, everything you need is on one flr including laundry! $219,900 MLS#213000090

DARBY GLEN 2 STORY

Well maintained home in Darby Glen, nothing to do but move in. Great kitchen for the cook SS appliances and open to family rm w/fireplace. 1st floor laundry room, 1/2 bath and living rm. Spacious BR’s up, vaulted master BR. Bay window in kitchen eating area with nice light. Enjoy relaxing on the nice deck overlooking nice landscaped yard. 12-course basement and white doors and trim $184,900 MLS#212016291

CHARMING CAPE COD

Adorable stone-front cozy cottage cape near Clintonville with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, nested on a beautiful deep lot. Boasting 2 bedrooms on 1st floor, newer roof, newer HVAC, remodeled kitchen & baths, 200 amp electric, & large 26’ deep car garage, all you have to do is move in! $184,000 MLS#212036095

NEW LISTING

ELGINFIELD 2 STORY

Oversized rooms throughout! This huge home features Family room, Dining room, Living room/ Den, large eat-in kitchen, and 4 big bedrooms including an owner’s suite with huge bathroom and twin walk-in closets. New roof, siding, hot water tank, and A/C unit. This well maintained and upgraded home also features a basement ready for your finishing touches, including a rough-in for a bathroom. $165,000 MLS#212026107

GREAT INVESTMENT

Low maintenance brick Multi-Family. Parcel split completed & filed. NEW ROOFS in 2012..2 brs,1 bath & 1 car garage each unit Hardwood floors & basement. Great location close to shopping, restaurants & bus line. $159,900 MLS#212021796

VILLAGE AT HEATHERSTONE

Brick condo near shopping, restaurants & more. Light infused great room with a fireplace & vaulted ceiling with fresh paint & new carpet. Lofted bedroom upstairs with half bath & walk-in closet. Two bedrooms on the 1st floor with two full baths. One of the few two car garages with extra storage space above the garage. There is a clubhouse with a swimming pool for residents & is close to the Dublin Recreation Center. $159,000 MLS#213000842

GALLOWAY RIDGE 2 STORY

Incredible value! Large living areas, kitchen, & eating area. Updated SS appliances & carpet make this home truly shine. Hardwood floors in kitchen. 4 large bedrooms, including owner’s suite with walk-in closet & private bathroom. Significant work has been put into the front & back yards with plants, large mulch beds & a huge patio. Owner is licensed agent in the state of Ohio. $147,500 MLS#213002090

SWEETWATER 2 STORY

Well maintained home in & move-in ready 3 BR 2 BA home located in Sweetwater sub. Updates include newer windows & dd slider drs in kit opening to the patio w/ outside speakers & spacious bkyd w/mature trees. Back corner of yd also has an attractive shed on concrete slab. Comfortable kit has ceramic flrs & beautiful custom pantry cab that provides an incredible amount of extra storage space to kit. Updated light fixtures & ceiling fans have been added to most rms. $139,900 MLS#212019042

SOLD

WESTCHESTER RANCH

Perfectly cared for ranch is tucked away nicely on a quiet cul-de-sac. hardwood floors welcome you as you step into this bright, cheerful home. Open kitchen with vaulted ceilings has new appliances and bay window, great room has brick fireplace and opens to the peaceful deck. First floor laundry and large basement. Ready to move in! $129,900 MLS#212018488

FOREST PARK EAST

Wonderfully renovated 4 BR home in the heart of Forest Park East is now move-in ready! Updates include new roof, gutters, ceramic tile flooring, ceramic tile shower surround, carpet, cabs, counter tops & much more! Walls have been removed & the kitchen now opens to the spacious living area, creating an inviting great rm w/a contemporary & trendy feel. The cozy family rm has a wood burning fplc for those chilly winter evenings. The bdrms are expansive & there’s plenty of space to stretch & grow! $115,000 MLS#212040509

LAKE DARBY ESTATES SPLIT

Renovation is complete & this home has a fresh new life! Improvements: nice front landscaping, new entry & interior doors, new windows, new carpet, ceramic flring, granite counter-top, sink & fixtures in kitchen, new tub & surround, fresh paint throughout & much more! Special touches include knotty pine walls & vltd ceiling in the cozy family room & a large 2 car garage. New beginnings await a happy new homeowner! $99,900 MLS#212031462

LEXINGTON 3 LEVEL SPLIT

3 Bedroom split with large, fenced yard. New carpet and new roof. Motivated seller and quick possession. $69,000 MLS#213000604

CHERRY CREEK VILLAS

Absolutely perfect condo, completely refurbished & so affordable! Glass tile backsplash with rich color cabinets provide an inviting upgraded kitchen. Ceramic tile, new sink/faucet & cabinets complete the newly renovated bath. Exposed brick wall provides a level of charm rarely seen & the wall of sliding glass doors provide ample sunlight into the family room. Backing to a thick layer of trees, this condo is one to see. $45,900 MLS#212036565


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