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Principal axed, board member quits By MICHAEL J. MAURER ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Acting quickly on a board request made in June to reduce administrators by one position, the Northridge Local School District Board of Education voted 3-1 July 7 to eliminate one of four principal positions. The district, which is consolidated on a single campus, operates a primary school, an intermediate school, a middle school and a high school. High school principal Jim Hall was terminated and

the principals were reorganized into one principal each for grades K-3, 4-5 and 612. Superintendent John Shepard said the high school had been served by three administrators and will now be served by two, including assistant principals. Hall, who was granted a three-year contract in 2009, had been acting as principal for grades 9-12. He has been with the district for six years. Board member Troy Willeke, who was not present at the June meeting, argued vehemently against the action, threaten-

ing to resign as a board member and ultimately doing so. Board member Jayma Bammerlin, who made the original motion to reduce positions, was absent. Board members Mark Dann, Lee Hatfield and Jeff Schrock voted in favor. Hall told ThisWeek July 8 that he learned his position was being reduced the day after last month’s board meeting. “It’s a sad way to end my career at Northridge, but that’s what they decided on,” he said. “I’m going to miss the students and the community members that I’ve developed relationships with.”

He said he has applied with other districts. In June, the board had asked Superintendent John Shepard and treasurer Jim Hudson to reduce administrative positions by one, explicitly giving the decision about which position to eliminate to the administration. About 20 teachers attended Thursday’s meeting in support of Hall and in opposition to the cut. Melinda Sherbs, president of the Northridge Education Association, read a letter objecting to the board action.

“Potential movements in administration will be yet another major destabilizing event,” Sherbs said. “Administrators set the vision for a school building and establish the tone for the students and staff.” Willeke asked Shepard whether he agreed with the recommendation that he had made at the board’s direction. “I also work with the board, and I understand they have decisions they have to make,” Shepard said. “My job is to do See BOARD, page A2

Dog-breeding business can legally stay open By JENNA GANT ThisWeek Community Newspapers

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Allison Douglass (right) cheers for Blaire Warner after she was announced as the winner of the annual Miss Johnstown Pageant on July 5 at Johnstown High School. Douglass was named Miss Congeniality. First runner-up was Kaitlyn Sapp and second runner-up was Courtney Rose.

Blaire Warner crowned Miss Johnstown By JENNA GANT ThisWeek Community Newspapers

High school junior Blaire Warner was crowned 2011 Miss Johnstown July 5. The 16-year-old daughter of Brian and Beth Warner, she tapped her way into the crowd’s heart with “Girl for Rhythm.” “She’s a great tap dancer and showed her personality through her dancing,” pageant director Christy Bailey said. Bailey said winning the Miss Johnstown title meant a lot to Warner. “It’s a special honor for her because her sister (Brianna) was also a former Miss Johnstown (2008) and her mom was also a former Miss Johnstown (1985) so it’s an extra special meaning for her and her family,” Bailey said. Four teens competed in the Miss Johnstown Pageant held at the Performing Arts Center.

First runner-up Kaitlyn Sapp, daughter of Marty and Ben Sapp and a 2011 high school graduate, sang an Italian piece called “Time to Say Goodbye” for her talent portion. Sophomore Courtney Rose, daughter of Rodney and Emmie Miller, was second runner-up. Rose performed her own choreographed flag routine to Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun.” Sophomore Allison Douglass, daughter of Candy and Robert Harris, was named Miss Congeniality. Douglass recited a self-composed poem titled “We Will Meet Each Other Again Someday” for her talent. Previous Miss Johnstown winners 2010 Queen Katelyn Mansell and 2005 Queen Melody Rings as well as 2011 Miss Firecracker Makayla Fain also provided entertainment during the event.

Bailey said Rings and her father, Jeff Rings, helped coordinate the pageant. The Miss Johnstown pageant is a longstanding tradition in the community and one she’s “very proud is still around… “There’s not a lot of traditions left,” she said, “and this is one that girls who grew up in Johnstown look forward to.” Bailey said the girls were judged on daywear, talent and evening wear. “The ultimate goal for the judging is to find one girl with dignity, poise, charm, intellect and talent with the ability to represent an ideal American girl and our community,” Bailey said. Warner will represent Johnstown by participating in the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival later in the fall. The Johnstown Firemen’s Association and other local businesses sponsored the Miss Johnstown pageant.

Johnstown village manager Jim Lenner said Very Best Doodles owners Jackie and Angela Dismuke are legally allowed to keep their business up and running after complaints from a neighbor. The Dismukes breed and sell labradoodles out of their home. Their neighbor, Elizabeth Schwartz, on June 13 asked village officials what could be done to regulate the business. She complained about an occasional smell of dog urine and ammonia and and of nighttime barking allegedly coming from the Dismukes’ home. Both homes are located in Johnstown’s commercial district. Lenner said he spoke with village attorney David Wigginton this week about the problem and that nothing currently could be done about the situation. In 2009, Lenner said, the village sent the Dismukes a violation letter stating they couldn’t have their business at its current location. The Dismukes appealed, and the village’s planning and zoning commission ruled that the Dismukes could keep their business open. “The business was more or less approved in 2009,” he said, “but the property hadn’t been brought up to standard based on the zoning ordinance.” Lenner said he would send a letter to the Dismukes by July 15 stating what codes need to be met. He said the letter would set a precedent so any business that opens in the village’s commercial district would know the rules. Based on current ordinances,

A closer look The Dismules’ neighbor, Elizabeth Schwartz, on June 13 asked village officials what could be done to regulate the business. She complained about an occasional smell of dog urine and ammonia and and of nighttime barking allegedly coming from the Dismukes’ home.

Lenner said, the Dismukes would need to add signage to their property as well as an asphalt or concrete parking lot. Right now, the parking lot is gravel. “She (Dismuke) will have an opportunity to bring her property up to code or to seek a variance to not have to do that in front of the planning and zoning commission,” Lenner said. He said the Dismukes have already applied for a signage permit. Lenner told Schwartz during council’s July 5 meeting that the Dismukes’ business is within the law. Schwartz asked council how she could “go about getting a new ordinance drawn” that would restrict the number of animals one could keep in the village. Lenner said she could make her request to the safety and service committee at its meeting July 11. He said he couldn’t guarantee that a new ordinance would result from her request, nor whether it would pertain to the Dismukes if a new law were enacted. Council member Sharon HenSee BUSINESS, page A2

Treasurer gets new contract, but no pay increase By MICHAEL J. MAURER ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The Northridge Board of Education approved a three-year contract with treasurer Jim Hudson July 7, keeping Hudson’s base salary at $63,000 annually. The vote came following an executive session to negotiate contract terms. “I couldn’t ask for a raise when we’re not giving our teachers raises,” Hudson said. “It’s only fair and ethical that we keep that consistent.” According to data collected by the district during its recent income tax campaign, the district

treasurer’s salary is $26,152 below the county average of more than $99,000. Superintendent John Shepard earns $105,000 annually, which is $10,774 below the Licking County average. Hudson’s contract continues to include board payment of both retirement and health insurance, so that Hudson is not required to contribute to those costs. Such payments are called “pick ups” and are common in administrative contracts. “I would say that is consistent with 90 percent of treasurers and school superintendents,” Hudson said. Hudson said issues being discussed by district treasurers in the county include the implications

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of a current revaluation of property values by the county auditor. Although property values are falling, on average, school district income is not likely to be affected because of H.B. 920, which keeps the dollar amount of property tax levies at a constant value. As values increase, millage rates are decreased to keep collections at the same value. Conversely, as property values fall, the effect works in the opposite direction, increasing millage rates to keep the dollar amount collected at a fixed level. “We’ve met with the county auditor to keep up with the appraisals,” Hudson said. “That and the changes in the (agricultural property tax values)

are the biggest issues.” In other business following theexecutive session, the board approved extended day payments to the high school guidance counselor and to the district athletics director to prepare for the upcoming fall sports season. Hudson said the athletics director payments will be made from a dedicated athletic fund from pay-to-participate fees, concession income and private contributions. Hudson said the board would probably meet twice more in July to prepare an expected November ballot issue that would be a combination of income tax paired with a decrease in property taxes.

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Continued from page A1 the best I can do in a bad situation and I plan to do that. I’ve been dealt lots of bad hands and we’ve come out on top, and I’m proud and I say thank you to my staff.” Willeke twice threatened to resign if the board approved the reduction. “I think it is the biggest mistake to make a decision based solely Looking for Answers? on money and not on what the imYOU COULD FIND THEM AT OUR CHURCH! pact is to our children,” Willeke Center Church Village said. 13699 Center Village Road Center Village Ohio 43021 “If this goes through, I will have to seriously consider my position as a school board member, because I will not be tied to a board FAITH FELLOWSHIP that looks solely at the money and KidsZone Activities 10:30am not to the oath that we took to proWorship Celebration 10:30am vide a quality education to our stu- Northridge High School Auditorium 6066 Johnstown-Utica Rd, dents.” Johnstown. BIBLE Believing ConAfter discussion, Willeke re- temporary Worship, Care Groups, stated his intention to resign, ar- Children’s Ministries. Come as you Faith offices: (740) 967-0148 guing that the recommendation to are!24 S. Main St., Johnstown reduce administrators was not an actual recommendation of the suDan McLaughlin, Lead Pastor perintendent but was rather imposed by the board. “If this passes, effective immediately, which I implore you not to do, you can effectively accept Advertising Information it as my resignation,” Willeke said. The Worship Directory is your “I cannot be a part of a board that weekly listing for religious events in your community. Weekly prices vary will not accept the recommenda- by the amount of space occupied and the number of areas in which tions of the superintendent.” it appears. Immediately upon the vote, We welcome information about your Willeke left the room, along with services, special holy days, informative or inspirational programs. most of the staff who had attendFor more information or to place ed in support of Hall. your worship directory listing please call 740-888-5003 or email

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8103 Nicholas Lane a week ago. Also, it was announced the Ohio Department of Transportation will close state Route 605 west of Johnstown, on the Franklin and Delaware county line between Walnut Street and Bevelhymer Road, for 45 days starting July 18. ODOT said the closure is necessary to replace a bridge and is detouring drivers through U.S. 62 and state Route 37. This will further delay Johnstown motorists as the U.S. 62 and state Route 37 safety improvement project begins July 11.

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Dawes Aboretum news Dawes to offer summer concerts Dawes Arboretum’s summer music series has returned. With the exception of Bluegrass, Barbeque and Boom! all programs are free. Audience members are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs. The concert schedule follows: • From 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, the musical duo Gemini will perform folk, blues and country in Dawes’All Seasons Garden. • From 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, Rockin’ in the Treetops will play 1960s British rock. The education department will have lots of activities going on before the music, as well as a professional face painter. The gates open at 5 p.m.; the show

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cheerfully explain what they’re doing without being patronizing about it. They apologize for cold rooms MARGO and/or cold BARTLETT hands. The woman who did my mammogram just this morning told a story about learning to use ever-changing radiology equipment that was flat-out hilarious. (Oh, all right, I’ll tell it: The new equipment’s on/off switch was precisely where a light had been on the old machine. And although she tried to remember, she kept trying to turn on the light by hitting the switch on the underside of the platform … and shutting down the entire unit, which would then need several minutes to reboot.) It’s rare to hear myself barking with laughter in the middle of a mammogram, but I did today. I almost told my own story, of driving a new car whose headlights were precisely where the old car’s windshield wipers had been. So on a dark, rainy night, a night when I was driving my two daughters and several other women to southern Ohio for my younger daughter’s bachelorette party weekend in the woods, I continuously tried to adjust the windshield wipers by turning off the headlights. But don’t worry! They wouldn’t be off for more than half a sec-

ond, because everyone else in the car would set off an alarm the instant the road ahead plunged into darkness. “Sorry! Sorry!” I’d say, trying not to sound like a nitwit when it was obvious that I was one. I could just imagine my new best friend, the radiologist, saying “Sorry! Sorry!” as the digital mammography unit sank into a horrifying silence. For the third time. In fact, after all these weeks of running in and out of the hospital as if I were delivering babies in there, I have just one tiny … not a complaint, really. It was more the kind of thing some people take pictures of to send to their friends. I never think of that in time, so I’ll have to describe it instead: In the hospital’s long, wide entrance hallway, which is covered in beautiful wood, or maybe in beautiful not-wood, was one of those square utilitarian mats. The mat wasn’t near a threshold, or near a wet spot or near anything, really. It seemed to be in the middle of nowhere. On the mat was a squat plastic sign. “Trip hazard,” the sign said. I looked at the mat, and I looked at the sign. If the mat was a trip hazard, why not just pick it up? That’s what I wondered. I didn’t know the answer. But I suppose that’s because, for all the time I’ve been spending at the hospital, I’m not really a doctor.


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AJGA’s Columbus Junior returns to Scarlet By BRAD EMERINE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The eighth Columbus Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament will be held Tuesday, July 12, through Thursday, July 14, at the Ohio State Golf Club Scarlet Course. It is the third time that the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) event will be played on the Scarlet Course after stops in 2004 and 2009. The Columbus Junior has been held at four venues, also including Dornoch Golf Club (2005-06), Tartan Fields

(2008) and the County Club at Muirfield Village (2007, 2010). Last year, Nicholas Grubnich of Crown Point, Ind., shot a 6-under-par 210 and survived five playoff holes to win the boys division and Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., posted an 11-under 205 to cruise to a 12-stroke victory in the girls division. Neither player will be in the field this season. There are 18 central Ohio players scheduled to take part in the 84-player field, which features top junior players (ages 12-18) from 16 states, Canada and Colombia.

Area players on the boys side are Garrett Brickley (Pickerington), Alex Carpenter (Westerville), Thomas Dunne (Dublin), Joo-Young Lee (Hilliard), Matthew Moosavian (Westerville), Mert Selamet (Dublin), David Shepherd (Dublin), Blake Stewart (Dublin), Drew Thompson (Pickerington) and Nate Yankovich (Blacklick). Dunne (Dublin Coffman), Carpenter (St. Charles), Lee (Hilliard Darby), Thompson (Pickerington North) and Yankovich (St. Charles) all competed in the event last season. Carpenter was one of three others

who joined Grubnich in the playoff after all four finished with 210s. Dunne (215) tied for 15th, Lee (219) tied for 33rd, Thompson (221) was 37th and Yankovich (222) tied for 38th. “My goal is to finish in the top five,” said Thompson, a 2011 graduate who will play for Guilford College (Greensboro, N.C.), which is a highly ranked NCAA Division III program. “It will be my sixth AJGA event this season, it’s on a fun course and I’ve been playing pretty well.” Yankovich, who will be a senior in the fall, is familiar with the Scarlet

Course after playing in the state tournament with the Cardinals the past two seasons. St. Charles won the title both seasons and Yankovich tied for second (75) in the tournament in 2009, when rain canceled the second round. Last season he tied for 10th (155) and teammate Michael Ricaurte (144) was medalist. Carpenter (159) tied for 18th as St. Charles won by 11 strokes. “I’ve played that course several times, but I don’t have a (score) in mind because it depends on how it’s See GOLF, page A6


Strong mindset key for athletes Ask any athlete, at any level, about the importance of the mental side of sports and he or she will say that believing in oneself is critical to success. This week, the central Ohio high school student-athletes in my summer series talk about how self-conLARRY fidence imLARSON pacts their performance. Morgan Ransom, Columbus Academy, golf: “Confidence is one of the most vital things to have when playing a sport. If you don’t believe in yourself then you will never reach your full potential.” Jake Blankenship, Gahanna, pole vault: “If you don’t believe in yourself, your body will do what your mind thinks, so you won’t progress. Just like my coach says, ‘Your body is stupid and it is up to your mind.’” Faith Washington, Reynoldsburg, track: “I was told, ‘If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,’ and it seems to be that every time I thought that way, it happened.” Mary Wells, Westerville Central, bowling: “You absolutely have to be confident in yourself and in your ability to perform under pressure.” Michela Paradiso, Upper Arlington, soccer and basketball: “I think it is important to believe in yourself and have confidence, but never be cocky and arrogant. Teammates are the most important part in sports and without each and every teammate I would have never achieved anything.” Jimmy Gammill, New Albany, football: “If you don’t think you can do it, you won’t be able to do it. If you don’t believe in your abilities, nobody else will either. You shouldn’t rely on others to build that confidence. It has to be you believing in yourself.” Napoleon Bell, Hartley football and wrestling: “One can only perform to their own expectations. If they expect highly of themselves and know they can perform highly then they will perform highly.” Austin Cuervo, St. Charles, golf: “Self-confidence gives me comfort and makes me achieve what I want to achieve. I believe in what I do and know I can do it, which is why I trust my game and just go out and compete.” Chase Delande, Hilliard Davidson, football and wrestling: “Self-confidence is huge when it is time to perform. If you don’t have any self-confidence then you’re out of luck and you are going to have a lot of trouble trying to do what you want to do.” Next week, the student-athletes will tell you about the qualities they like best in a coach. I’ll see you at a game. Larry Larson is a former athletics director at Grandview High School. He can be heard as “Mr. High School Sports” on WTVN 610 AM.

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Mike Dudgeon retired in June after teaching and coaching at Northridge High School since fall 1976. Dudgeon, who graduated from the school in 1972, had become “the face of Northridge to a lot of people,” athletics director Wayne Howard said.

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To many, Mike Dudgeon was synonymous with Northridge High School. Dudgeon graduated from Northridge in 1972, attended Ohio State for four years and returned in fall 1976 to teach math and coach. Athletics director Wayne Howard said Dudgeon, who retired in June, was an institution. “Anywhere I go as an athletic director, people come up and ask me if I’m from Northridge and if Mike Dudgeon was still there,” Howard said. “Then they would tell me a story from the 70s, 80s or 90s about how they knew him and he was a great guy. In many respects he really has become the face of Northridge to a lot of people.” Dudgeon led the cross country pro-

gram for 32 years and the track and field program for 26 seasons. He also had been the quiz team adviser since 1976 and even coached girls volleyball in fall 1988. “That was a busy time,” said Dudgeon, who also coached cross country the same season. “I think the girls on our volleyball team ran more than they ever had before and I think our cross country runners played more volleyball than they ever did before, but everyone seemed to have fun with it and it all worked out.” Before becoming the track head coach, Dudgeon coached with Ed Zeigler, whom he called his mentor. “We didn’t have cross country when I (attended) Northridge. They started it the year after I graduated,” said Dudgeon, who ran track and was on the quiz team as a student. “(Former Johnstown-

Monroe coach) Vic Thompson was one of our first good runners. He was four years behind me.” In 2004, the Vikings had two relays place in the Division III state track meet. Three 2004 graduates, Jay Potter, Britan Tolliver and Ryan Whitmer, joined 2005 graduate Freddie Biehl to finish second in the 400-meter relay (43.46 seconds) and third in the 800 relay (1:30.68). “Coach Dudgeon is super laid back, but I’ve seen him get mad a few times,” Potter said. “He’s not fiery, but he was always there to support you. He didn’t care how you finished as long as you did your best and tried to help the team out. With coach Dudgeon, everyone participated. ... Everyone played their own role on the team.” Biehl said Dudgeon’s caring nature left an indelible mark on his athletes.

“Coach Dudgeon was definitely a pretty good coach, but the one thing that made him great was that he cared so much about his students on and off the track,” Biehl said. “He cared about every single kid that he coached and he taught. “He joked a lot, but he knew when it was time to become serious. And he was probably the smartest guy in the school. You could ask him anything — it didn’t have to be about math — and he would probably know the answer. He is just so full of knowledge.” That knowledge also was critical to Rebecca Brechbill, who has coached girls track the past nine seasons and had been his assistant in cross country over the same period. “When I came here nine years ago, See DUDGEON, page A6

Top Individual Performances: Nos. 6-10

Area athletes’ dominance remembered From staff reports Whether they set a state record, put together a stellar performance or accomplished a feat that hasn’t stopped wowing us, central Ohio athletes have created indelible memories for followers of high school sports. After chronicling “20 Years of Upsets” in 2009 and the “Most Dominating Teams” last summer, for our third annual summer series we set out to find the “Top Individual Performances” of the ThisWeek Community Newspapers era that began 22 years ago. Discussions were held among the staff at ThisWeek, as well as with our colleague Steve Blackledge from The Columbus Dispatch, and we arrived at a top 10 along with 10 honorable mentions. Beginning July 14, we will run a retrospective article on each of the top five performances, with one story running each week until we finish on Aug. 11 with what we consider the top individual performance. So what makes one performance stand higher than another? One key factor in the rankings dealt with the stage on which it occurred. Performances that hap-

because she broke the state record in the girls 100 meters and also added a title in the 200 in the 2000 state meet. Without further ado, below are Nos. 10-6 of the top individual performances of the past 22 years, with an honorable mention list in the accompanying box: Maurice Hall, Brookhaven football (Oct. 27, 2000) — During a season in which he rushed for 3,057 yards to rank fifth on Ohio’s all-time list, Hall’s most memorable individual performance came during the final week of the regular season. The Bearcats beat Briggs 7516 to earn the City League-Red Division title and a Division II playoff berth as the senior and future Ohio State running back rushed for 411 yards and eight touchdowns on 19 carries. He had six first-half touchdowns and added scoring runs of 57 and 71 yards in the second half. LaToya Turner, Pickerington girls basketball (March 19, 1999) — The 6-foot-4 senior helped the Tigers advance to the Division I state final and exact revenge for a painful defeat with


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Maurice Hall (22), a 2001 Brookhaven graduate, had a game for the ages when he rushed for 411 yards and eight touchdowns on 19 carries in a 75-16 victory over Briggs in a City League-Red Division game on Oct. 27, 2000.

pened late in the postseason against tough opposition were given extra credit. B.J. Mullens of Canal Winchester scored 62 points during a 2008 regular-season game, but Charles Johnson ranks ahead of

that for his 57-point game that helped Watkins Memorial upset a state-ranked team in the 1995 Division II district tournament. Also considered was whether the athlete performed spectacularly in more than one aspect dur-

ing the game or meet in question. For example, Gahanna’s Jake Blankenship set a state-meet record when he won the Division I boys pole vault championship last month, but Brookhaven’s Khalilah Carpenter ranks higher


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Continued from page A5 her 29-point performance in a 51-35 win over Wadsworth. They had lost to the Grizzlies in a 1997 state semifinal. The Ohio State recruit made 12 of 14 shots from the floor and was 5-for-6 from the freethrow line while adding five rebounds, four steals and two assists. The Tigers beat Mason 4630 the next day to earn their sixth state title. Darcy Fishback, Upper Arlington girls swimming (Feb. 27-28, 2009) — The 2009 Division I state meet in Canton was full of memories for this senior as she led the Golden Bears to their fifth consecutive team championship. During preliminaries Feb. 27, Fishback broke the state record in the 100-yard butterfly when she finished in 53.38 seconds. She won her fourth state title in the event the next day in 54.17 seconds. Fishback also swam on two state-record relays, the 200 medley (1:43.59) and the 200 freestyle (1:34.24). Charles Johnson, Watkins Memorial boys basketball (Feb. 24, 1995) — There have been few more surprising performances than what this 5-8 senior guard accomplished in leading the Warriors to a 93-87 overtime upset of second-seeded and stateranked London in the second round of the Division II district tournament. Watkins Memorial was just 119 entering the matchup but got 57 points from Johnson, who made 19 of 34 from floor, including eight 3-pointers, and was



JAKE BLANKENSHIP, Gahanna boys track and field (June 4, 2011) — The junior cleared 17 feet in the pole vault to capture the Division I state championship. That set the state-meet record in the event and helped him win a yearlong battle with Olentangy Liberty twin brothers Joey and Chris Uhle, who took second and third, respectively. TROY BOWERS, Westerville South wrestling (March 4-6, 1999) — A broken hand sidelined him for a month of the regular season, but Bowers went on to pin three of his four opponents at state and win the Division I title at heavyweight. In the final, Bowers pinned future NFL player Alex Stepanovich of Berea in 1:03. CLAIRE DURKIN, Worthington Kilbourne girls cross country (Nov. 3, 2007) — Durkin completed a stellar prep career by winning the state championship in 17:10.5. The time set the state-meet record in Division I. MINDY HAMMOND, DeSales girls soccer (Nov. 5, 1997) — During a state semifinal against defending champion Chagrin Falls, the senior goalkeeper made a diving save to preserve a one-goal lead with 17:38 remaining. Three minutes later, she scored on a penalty kick to seal what would become a 3-0 win. JACK RAFFERTY, Dublin Coffman football (Oct. 31, 2003) — The senior quarterback who would become the district’s Player of the Year in Division I and the ThisWeek Super 25 captain threw for 152 yards and rushed for a school-record 285 yards with four touchdowns as the Shamrocks beat Marion

11-for-15 from the free-throw line. His point total broke the alldivisions district tournament scoring mark. Johnson added eight rebounds, six steals and five assists. Khalilah Carpenter, Brookhaven girls track and field (June 2-3, 2000) — At the 2000 Division I state meet in Dayton Welcome Stadium, the junior broke the meet and state records in the 100 meters with a time of 11.59 sec-


Harding 31-22 in their playoff opener. KRISTA KEIR, Westerville South girls track and field (June 6-7, 1997) — Two weeks after setting the state record in the discus (176-5), Keir threw 166-10 on June 6 to break the state-meet record. The next day, she threw 50-4 3/4 in the shot put to capture another title. WENDY LYONS, Westerville South girls tennis (Oct. 19-20, 1990) — Lyons capped a career in which she went 126-6 by losing just one set in the 1990 Division I state tournament. Her 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over Centerville’s Melissa Zimpfer in the final gave her a 41-0 record for the season. B.J. MULLENS, Canal Winchester boys basketball (Jan. 21, 2008) — At the Flyin’ to the Hoop Classic in Fairborn, the senior and future Ohio State and NBA player had 62 points, 24 rebounds and three blocked shots to lead the Indians to a 79-69 win over New York (N.Y.) Our Savior New American. AUSTIN STAAB, Westerville Central boys swimming (Feb. 23-24, 2007) — In his final prep meet, Staab tied the national record and won the 100 butterfly in 47.1 on Feb. 23. The next day, the Stanford recruit clocked a time of 43.93 to win the 100 freestyle. ESTABAN WEAVER, Hartley boys basketball (March 18, 1995) — The Hawks advanced to a Division III state semifinal with a 72-68 victory over Germantown Valley View, led by the play of Weaver. He scored 36 points and teamed with Matt Lowery on two key defensive stops down the stretch.

onds on June 2. That time eclipsed her 1998 meet record of 11.74 and broke the all-time mark of 11.63 set in 1993 by Dayton Dunbar’s Danielle Twitty. The next day, she won the 100 in 11.71 and captured the 200 title in 23.69, a time that lowered the state mark she already held. Carpenter also helped Brookhaven’s 400 relay to a seventh-place finish.

DUDGEON we didn’t know anyone from the area and Mike and his wife, Joan, helped us acclimate to the area,� said Brechbill, who also helped Dudgeon with the quiz team. “He not only helped me as a coach, but he was also a father figure for me and my husband. “And he is loved by everyone, especially the students. We had an awards ceremony this spring and he was named Teacher of the Year. When that was announced there was a roar throughout the gym. The kids really think the world of him.� “I gave Becca a couple of pointers, but that’s about it,� Dudgeon said. “I maybe knew more about (the) quiz team, but she was on top of things in track and field. She helped with the practice schedule and helped me with some organization that I didn’t have. She helped me out a lot more than I helped her.� Derek Hull, a 2009 graduate, was a standout performer in track for Dudgeon. “I would have to say that his greatest tool that he used was to make (participating) fun,� Hull said. “I loved track because he made it fun. I don’t think track would have been the same with a super-intense, in-your-face coach.� After college Dudgeon almost took a job with North Fork schools, but he opted to return to his roots at Northridge. “I ran into my math teacher at Northridge,

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Continued from page A5 playing then,� said Yankovich, who has made college visits to Miami University, Michigan State, Illinois and Purdue. “It’s the closest AJGA event, but I want to go in there like I do every tournament — all business. I want to focus on my game, play my best and have fun doing it.� In the girls field, area competitors include Sierra Everson (Gahanna), Tess Fraser (Marysville), Lauren Grogan (Columbus), Erin Harper (Dublin), Natalie Irwin (Columbus), Julie Lechner (Powell), Morgan Ransom (Columbus) and Gina Son (Westerville). Ransom (Columbus Academy), Fraser, Grogan (Watterson) and Lechner (Olentangy Liberty) competed in the event last season. Ransom (227) was fifth, Grogan (229) tied for seventh, Lechner (240) was 18th and Fraser (243) was 19th. Ransom, a senior, was the Division II state champion (140) last season on OSU’s Gray Course after finishing runner-up as a sophomore and

freshman. Grogan finished third (151) in the Division I state tournament as Watterson was eighth. Fraser (160) tied for 18th overall as an individual qualifier. “I didn’t play to my ability (in the Columbus Junior) last season,� said Fraser, a senior who won the Tanglewood Junior on the Future Collegians World Tour with a 157 on March 19-20. “Competing in the AJGA is a little stressful, Paid Advertising but it is opening my eyes some. I hope to make a name for myself and I’m getting contacts, but I haven’t really heard seriously from any colleges yet. “I hope to finish in the top five in Columbus and I’m working hard trying to hit greens in Sports Shorts Policy regulation. I’m hitting fairways, but I need to Sports Shorts are a one-of-a-kind get to the green to give myself more birdie op- guide to area sports-related events. portunities.� Whether it’s a clinic, camp, league signups or other function, Sports Shorts is a great way to get the word out!

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Sports briefs Diebler, Lighty to help direct camp Former Ohio State basketball players Jon Diebler and David Lighty will help direct the fourth annual Buckeye Stars Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to noon July 27-29 at Worthington Kilbourne High School. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 18. For more information and registration, visit or call (888) 3892267.

Schools announce coaching vacancies The following schools are seeking coaches: Dublin Scioto — Girls lacrosse. Contact athletics director Kip Witchey at (614) 717-2468. Hilliard Darby — Junior varsity girls soccer. Send rÊsumÊ to athletics director Chad Schulte at Hilliard Davidson — Assistant junior varsity softball. Send letter of interest and rÊsumÊ to head coach Angelo Forte at Olentangy Liberty — Assistant girls basketball, junior varsity girls tennis, junior varsity volleyball. Send letter of interest and rÊsumÊ by July 31

to Tom Gerhardt, athletics director, Liberty High School, 3584 Home Road, Powell 43065, or email Ready — Softball. Send letter of interest and rÊsumÊ by July 15 to athletics director Ralph Locke at Westerville South — Assistant girls cross country. Contact athletics director Scott Dorne at •To add to this list, contact ThisWeek at (740) 888-6069 or

Classes set for volleyball officials Classes are being offered to those interested in becoming a high school volleyball referee. The classes, with instructors Steve and Barb Strome, are scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays from July 18 through Aug. 15 at Westerville North High School. For more information, call (614) 901-8495 or email

Crew to hold charity run The Columbus Crew’s fifth annual 5K race and 1-mile family fun walk are scheduled for

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GCSTO offers lessons, training The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio (GCSTO) is offering swimming lessons, competitive stroke analysis camps and teen fitness programming at various locations around Columbus. For more information on the stroke analysis camps, contact GCSTO coach Steve Nye at (614) 478-5445 or For more information on lessons and teen fitness, contact GCSTO instructor Erin Harris at (614) 582-2597 or More information also is available at

Walden Wren, and he told me that he was retiring and that I should apply for the position,� Dudgeon said. “I had already interviewed at Utica to teach business and on the exact same day both called me with job offers. I chose math over business and went to Northridge.� A lot has changed in high school sports since Dudgeon started coaching. “The biggest difference from when I started is there (now) are a lot more opportunities and activities available to the kids,� Dudgeon said. “When I started, there were no softball or soccer teams. I’m not against those sports. They give kids more opportunity to excel. “When I started, cinder tracks were the norm and now most have all-weather tracks. The shoes and clothing are also so much better.� Brechbill said the district now has a void that will be difficult to fill. “Mike truly is irreplaceable,� Brechbill said. “The commitment and love he has for the school is amazing.� Biehl doesn’t see Dudgeon being away for long. “I know things are up in the air for athletics (because of the failed levy in May), but coach Dudgeon will be around (Northridge) in some respect,� Biehl said. “I don’t think he will be able to stay away from there.�

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House approves Garlandsponsored anti-texting bill By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Once again, a bill prohibiting texting while driving will go before the Ohio Senate for approval. The Ohio House passed the measure, House Bill 99, by a vote of 88-10 last week. The legislation was co-sponsored by Rep. Nancy Garland (DNew Albany) and Rep. Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont). “This is about saving lives,” Garland said. H.B. 99 would ban entering or reading text messages on any device, including cellphones, personal digital assistants and laptop computers, while driving. It also would require driver-education courses to include instruction about the dangers of texting while driving. Drivers would be permitted to text only if their vehicles were not moving and were pulled off the road. The bill stipulates that texting-

while-driving violations would be considered minor misdemeanors, with possible fines up to $150. Nancy Garland said Garland she introduced similar legislation last year, which the House also approved. However, the bill died in the Senate. “We’re hopeful we can get this bill introduced in the Senate this year,” she said. Garland said the idea for the bill came from one of her constituents in Gahanna, Sharon Montgomery. Montgomery’s husband died after complications from an accident caused by a driver who was using a cellphone. Montgomery has spoken regularly at various government meetings in effort to get municipalities to pass texting-while-driving bans. “My role stays the same,”

Montgomery said. “I’ll still be talking to anybody and everybody to try and convince them we need this.” Garland said it would be difficult to ban cellphone usage entirely in vehicles, but she called regulating texting “a step in the right direction.” H.B. 99 would exclude emergency personnel and public-safety forces; people using navigation devices; people receiving messages through radio air waves; and people receiving safety information, weather alerts or other “data used primarily by the motor vehicle;” people “reading, selecting, or entering a name or telephone number in an electronic wireless communications device for the purpose of making or receiving a telephone call;” people using a device that does not work manually; and people “operating a commercial truck while using a mobile data terminal that transmits and receives data.”

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