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DeSales Roundup

Li again falls to her foil in final By DAVE PURPURA THISWEEKSPORTS.COM

Hilliard Darby in 18:07.94 after not winning a race during the regular season. The top five teams and top 20 individuals in districts 1 and 2, and top six teams and top 24 individuals in district 3, advanced to regional. Westerville South’s Greg Smith and Westerville Central’s Dana Roberts qualified as individuals. Smith was

My Linh Li of the DeSales High School girls tennis team could have left the Division II state tournament Oct. 20 at Elysium Tennis Center in Plain City dejected. The senior’s 6-0, 6-2 loss in the singles championship match to Hartley’s Rachael Morales was her fourth in five matches this season against her CCL rival. But the legacy Li leaves – three top-three state finishes in singles in as many state appearances – left her and coach Anthony Tienprasid smiling. “I can leave here knowing I gave it my all,” Li said. “Rachael is just a great player. I don’t think she missed anything. Her passing shots were just awesome, and she made me hit so many extra balls with the way she moved the ball around the court.” Morales had only seven unforced errors, three of which were double faults. “It’s tough to think about how it ended, but as far as what (Li) did here – finishing first in doubles (in 2009 with her sister, Kim My Li), third in singles (in 2011) and now second, you can’t ask for much more,” Tienprasid said. Li, who is unsure if she will play in college, defeated Isabel Quinones of Rocky River 60, 6-1 in the first round at state, beat Haley Thoresen of Cincinnati Wyoming 6-3, 62 in the second round and upset defending state champion Rachel Nelson of

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At arm’s length South’s Noah Prentiss tries to fend off Central defender Denny Eng during their game on Oct. 12. For previews of the Central, North and South regular-season finales, see page C7. CHRIS PARKER/THISWEEKSPORTS

Cross Country

North boys capture district title By DAVE PURPURA THISWEEKSPORTS.COM

Kent Ford of the Westerville North High School boys cross country team won the Division I, district 1 meet in 16 minutes, 55.71 seconds and teammate Jacob Dumford was .27 seconds behind in second place as the Warriors scored 45 points and captured the team title Oct. 20 at Watkins Memorial.

Evan Larrick was 13th (17:29.43) for North, followed by Matt Parkhurst (14th, 17:30.1), Nicholas Chatel (15th, 17:31.54), Phillip Horn (19th, 17:40.09) and Trevor Dilley (43rd, 18:21.71) as the Warriors edged runner-up Pickerington North by three points in the 13-team race. Led by Heather Sandvik’s second consecutive victory (19:10.04), North’s girls scored 98 points to finish third behind champion Hilliard Davidson

(35) in the 14-team district 1 meet and secure a berth in the regional Saturday, Oct. 27, at Pickerington North. Haley Sandvik was eighth for the Warriors in 20:01.2, followed by Heidi Engelhardt (19th, 20:41.56), Jocelyn Sharpe (33rd, 21:29.95), Mary Swatzell (37th, 21:38.47), Sarah Koch (43rd, 21:50.02) and Anna Kocak (51st, 22:29.64). Heather Sandvik also won the OCCCardinal Division meet Oct. 13 at


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Playoffs bring exciting possibilities It’s that time of year again. The temperature has dropped, the leaves have changed colors and high school football fanatics are getting set for the postseason. The regular season concludes Saturday, Oct. 27, and the next day the playoff berths and first-round matchups will be announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The OCC-Cardinal Division and OCC-Ohio each has a chance to be represented by as many as three teams in the Division I, Region 3 playoffs. In the OCC-Cardinal, Hilliard Darby (9-0) was first in the computer ratings through eight games and Dublin Scioto (7-2) and Westerville South (72) were fifth and sixth, respectively, as the top eight teams in each region qualify for the play-

offs. All three teams w e r e expected to remain in their respective spots when the BRAD week nine results were EMERINE calculated. In the OCC-Ohio, Pickerington North (9-0) and Pickerington Central (6-2) were expected to be third and eighth, respectively, in the region entering week 10, with Reynoldsburg (6-3) ninth and Gahanna (7-2) 10th. Central plays host to Gahanna on Friday, Oct. 26, in a game with league and playoff implications on the line, as the winner clinches at least a tie for second in the OCC-Ohio

and a playoff berth. Also in Region 3, Dublin Coffman (9-0) was expected to remain in the No. 2 spot in the ratings entering week 10, with Olentangy (8-1) and Hilliard Davidson (7-2) expected to be fourth and seventh, respectively. Also still alive for a playoff berth is Westerville Central (63), which was expected to be 11th in the region entering its finale at home against Dublin Jerome (4-5) on Friday, Oct. 26. The Warhawks must win and have South or Davidson lose if they are to reach the postseason for the second year in a row. Reynoldsburg actually has longer odds of advancing to the postseason, as the Raiders must win Friday, Oct. 26, at Groveport (1-8) and have Davidson, South and Westerville Central lose to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001. Last season in the playoffs, Pickerington Central beat Coffman 55-14, Gahanna 41-10, Davidson 24-0 and Cincinnati St. Xavier 14-7 before losing 34-13 to Cleveland St. Ignatius in the state championship game. In other Region 3 games a year ago, Gahanna beat Westerville Central 38-21 and Davidson beat Olentangy Orange 22-0 and Upper Arlington 15-6.

Hornets clinch playoff berth in Division II

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Franklin (8-1) and New Albany (7-2), with Beechcroft (7-1), Canal Winchester (7-2) and New Carlisle Tecumseh (7-2) rounding out the top eight. “If we could win this week on senior night, clinch an outright league championship and earn a first-round home game, that would make this such a special season for our program, these kids and this community,” Licking Heights coach Darren Waters said. “We’ve been trying to limit the hoopla around here as much as possible, but I don’t think we can do it any longer. Everyone knows what this week means, every player knows what’s at stake.” Expected to be sitting ninth through 13th in Region 7 heading into week 10 with a chance to reach the postseason are Walnut Ridge (6-3), Hamilton Township (7-2), Mifflin (7-2), Mount Vernon (5-4) and Brookhaven (6-3).

Other area teams in playoff picture Watterson (6-3) was expected to be sixth in Division III, Region 10 entering week 10 and would clinch a playoff berth with a win over Jonathan Alder (4-4) on Friday, Oct. 26. Eastmoor Academy (5-4), DeSales (5-4) and Independence (6-3) were expected to be eighth, 10th and 11th, respectively, in the same region with each of the three needing to win its finale and get help from other teams. Other area teams that have clinched a playoff spot or are in contention for a postseason berth include Granville (8-1) in Division III, Region 11; Hartley (9-0) and Ready (7-1) in Division IV, Region 14; Johnstown (7-2) in Division IV, Region 15; Columbus Academy (5-4) and Grandview (54) in Division V, Region 19 and Newark Catholic (7-2) and Grove City Christian (5-4) in Division VI, Region 23.

In Division II, Region 7, there is a special story taking shape. A year after finishing 5-5, Licking Heights is 9-0 and has clinched its first playoff berth since 2007 and its third overall. The Hornets can close a perfect regular season and capture the outright MSL-Cardinal championship with a win over visiting Fisher Catholic on Friday, Oct. 26. Licking Heights was expected to be fifth in the computer ratings entering week 10 behind Zanesville (8-1), Dresden Tri-Valley (9-0), Marion- bemerine@thisweeknews.com

Sports briefs the money to help offset Vote could win pay-to-participate fees. grant for school The Ohio High School Mintonette Sports Athletic Association and McDonald’s of Central holding tryouts Ohio have joined forces for the Chris Spielman High School Team Challenge. Area students and community members are encouraged to visit highschoolteamchallenge.com and vote for their school through Nov. 23. Schools are grouped into two brackets based on enrollment, and the two schools that get the most votes will each receive a $10,000 grant. According to the website, the schools will use

Mintonette Sports, a member of the Ohio Valley Region of USA Volleyball, will be holding tryouts for its 14U (6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26), 13U (6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27), 12U (9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 28), 15U (9 a.m. to noon Nov. 11) and 16-17U (6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12) teams. Mintonette Sports is located at 7750 Green Meadows Drive in Lewis Center. For more information, visit mintonettesports.com.


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SOCCER THURSDAY Performances of the Week

Austin Foor

Macie Kill

BOYS – Big Walnut senior forward Austin Foor, who scored five goals in the seventh-seeded Golden

Eagles’ 6-1 win over sixthseeded Hamilton Township in the second round of the Division II district tournament Oct. 18 GIRLS – Hilliard Bradley freshman forward Macie Kill, who scored the winning goal in a 2-1 double-overtime upset of seventh-seeded Dublin Scioto in the second round of the Division I district tournament Oct. 18

Final State Polls BOYS

GIRLS

DIVISION I 1. Cleveland St. Ignatius (13-03) 99 points 2. Olentangy Liberty (15-1) 89 3. Twinsburg (13-0-3) 68 4.West Chester Lakota West (131-2) 66 5. Centerville (12-2-1) 60 6. Gahanna (12-1-3) 44 7. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (14-0-2) 41 8. Beavercreek (12-1-3) 27 9. Austintown Fitch (16-0) 20 10. Mason (13-2-1) 18

DIVISION I 1. Perrysburg (16-0) 100 2. Dublin Coffman (13-0-3) 84 3. Strongsville (15-1) 79 4. Beavercreek (14-1-1) 68 5. Pickerington North (14-0-2) 56 6. Solon (14-2) 50 7. Centerville (14-2) 40 8. Dublin Jerome (12-1-3) 30 9. Medina (9-5-2) 21 10. (tie) Warren Howland (14-2) 11; Rocky River Magnificat (122-1) 11

DIVISION II 1. Richfield Revere (15-0-1) 99 2. Dayton Carroll (12-0-4) 91 3. Akron Hoban (12-1-2) 77 4. Bellbrook (16-0) 73 5. Hunting Valley University School (11-4-1) 54 6. Cortland Lakeview (15-1) 45 7. Ottawa-Glandorf (15-1) 35 8. Cleveland Cuyahoga Valley Christian (9-6) 28 9. Bay Village Bay (9-4-3) 22 10. (tie) Port Clinton (15-1) 11; Cincinnati Indian Hill (10-5-1) 11

DIVISION II 1. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (14-0-2) 100 2. Bay Village Bay (14-1-1) 90 3. Cincinnati McNicholas (12-12) 76 4. Rocky River (14-2) 58 5. Kettering Alter (10-5-1) 51 6. Cincinnati Indian Hill (12-3-1) 43 7. Maumee (11-2-3) 40 8. Parma Heights Holy Name (122-2) 30 9. Bellevue Clear Fork (14-2) 20 10. Granville (12-2-2) 16

DIVISION III 1. Hudson Western Reserve Academy (14-0-2) 100 2. Cincinnati Madeira (15-0-1) 88 3. Cincinnati Summit Country Day (13-2-1) 71 4. Worthington Christian (8-53) 64 5. Gates Mills Hawken (11-1-4) 62 6. Mansfield Christian (15-1) 48 7. Cincinnati Country Day (13-12) 32 8. Columbus Academy (11-23) 29 9. Springfield Catholic Central (13-2-1) 24 10. Archbold (16-0) 13

DIVISION III 1. Middletown Fenwick (12-1-3) 100 2. Cincinnati Summit Country Day (13-1-2) 88 3. Hudson Western Reserve Academy (14-1-1) 81 4. Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (12-2-2) 64 5. Cincinnati Madeira (12-2-2) 50 6. Ready (12-2-2) 47 7. Ontario (12-3-1) 45 8. Kalida (15-0-1) 23 9. Coshocton (15-1) 21 10. (tie) Grandview (12-2-2) 7; Sidney Lehman Catholic (14-2) 7; Chillicothe Zane Trace (12-3-1) 7 Note: Area teams in bold

Spotlight

North boys rally for tourney win By FRANK DiRENNA THISWEEKSPORTS.COM

Despite falling behind Mount Vernon 2-0 midway through the first half, Westerville North High School boys soccer coach Mark Price never lost confidence in his team. The Warriors affirmed their coach’s faith by rallying for a 3-2 win in the second round of the Division I district tournament Oct. 20 at Westerville Central. The game was moved to Central because of a band competition at North. Freshman Mark Just’s goal with 2 minutes, 1 second left was the winner and lifted the seventh-seeded Warriors into a semifinal against Reynoldsburg on Oct. 24 at home. North, which was 10-5-2 before playing Reynoldsburg, had a first-round bye. “I have a bunch of seniors on this team that lead us and never give up,” Price said. “It would be easy to give up when you’re down 2-0 in the tournament and we brought it all the way back. Some teams it could just feel like they’re going to be ready for that season to be over, but these guys want to keep playing. We had a rough first half, but it was never in doubt. I knew we were going to get it back. It was just a matter of time.” Cameron McMahon scored twice for 33rd-seeded Mount Vernon, which finished 5-10-3. North began its rally when Jacob Pulliam scored off an assist from Just with 29:27 remaining. North tied it at 2 on Dom Charnier’s goal with 5:46 left. Just, who was promoted to varsity in mid-October, then came through with what he called the biggest goal of his career. “I went down the field and the goalie dropped it and I kicked it right back and scored,” Just said. Sophomore goalkeeper Tristan Doone made two saves. The North-Reynoldsburg winner will play sixth-seeded Olentangy Orange or 12thseeded Westerville South in a

North’s Ross Pfeil (left) collides with Zach Zebula of St. Charles as they battle for the ball during a game earlier this season. The Warriors played Reynoldsburg in a Division I district semifinal on Oct. 24. PAUL VERNON/THISWEEKSPORTS

district final at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at a site to be determined. North and South tied at 0 in an OCC-Cardinal Division game Oct. 9, and the Warriors lost to Reynoldsburg 3-1 on Aug. 21. The winner will play Olentangy Liberty, Lancaster, Pickerington North or Thomas Worthington in a regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.

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Final Super 7 Polls BOYS 1. Olentangy Liberty (15-1) 2. Gahanna (12-1-3) 3. Hilliard Darby (13-1-2) 4. Pickerington Central (10-3-3) 5. Dublin Coffman (11-4-1) 6. Olentangy Orange (10-4-2) 7. Bexley (9-3-4) Honorable mention: Columbus Academy (11-2-3), Grandview (131-2), Watterson (9-4-3), Westerville Central (9-5-2) and Worthington Christian (8-5-3)

GIRLS 1. Dublin Coffman (12-0-4) 2. Pickerington North (14-0-2) 3. Dublin Jerome (12-1-3) 4. Hilliard Davidson (14-2) 5. Dublin Scioto (10-2-4) 6. Watterson (10-5) 7. New Albany (10-4-2) Honorable mention: Grandview (12-2-2), Hartley (9-2-5), Marysville (9-3-4), Ready (12-2-2) and Westerville Central (9-3-4) Note: Records through regular season


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10th (17:26.21) in district 1, and Roberts finished 14th (20:23.46) in district 1. The Warhawks and Wildcats boys and girls did not advance as teams. Central’s boys scored 207 points and finished seventh in the 18-team district 3 meet. Dustin Edens was 27th for the Warhawks (17:34.31), followed by Craig Martin (31st, 17:50.76), Brandon Shaw (42nd, 18:16.25), Bernie Skubak (44th, 18:17.65), Conor Hollern (63rd, 19:59.61), Joel Schmelzer (64th, 20:00.98) and Luke McMenemy (75th, 20:45.28). The Warhawks girls were seventh (177) in district 1. Runners behind Roberts were Natalie Pinney (32nd, 21:29.04), Macy Leach (39th, 21:47.32), Meagan Jahn (45th, 21:53.3), Gracie Boden (47th, 22:14.27), Lauren Barry (66th, 22:56.36) and Allison Henson (71st, 23:10.28). Nick Vermaaten was 24th (17:52.77) as South’s boys scored 185 points and were seventh in district 1. Other Wildcats runners were Derek Wei (49th, 18:33.77), Tyler Whitney (50th, 18:38.03), Jake Yavorsky (52nd, 18:42.42), Reed Watkins (57th, 18:47.35) and Grant Gwin (69th, 19:09.89). Lauren Frank’s 40th-place finish led South’s girls to 299 points and a 12th-place fin-

31, at a site to be determined.

Central gets by Bradley in opener

North’s Heather Sandvik nears the finish line during the Division I, district 1 meet Oct. 20 at Watkins Memorial. Sandvik won the race to advance to the regional meet on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Pickerington North. JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKSPORTS

ish in district 1. The Wildcats’ other runners were Jenna Fudale (59th, 22:48.6), Jada Smoot (67th, 22:59.72), Victoria Husain (68th, 23:01.5), Taylor Moore (69th, 23:03.12), Alexandra Whaley (79th, 23:32.12) and Caryn

Snide (92nd, 26:02.2). From the regional, the top four teams and top 16 individuals advance to the state meet Nov. 3 at National Trail Raceway. dpurpura@thisweeknews.com

Central advanced to a Division I district semifinal by defeating Hilliard Bradley 3-1 on Oct. 20 at home. The Warhawks also defeated the Jaguars 4-0 in an OCC-Cardinal game Sept. 11 at home. Fifth-seeded Westerville Central was 10-5-2 before playing eighth-seeded Pickerington Central in a semifinal Oct. 24. The Warhawks had a first-round bye. The winner will play fourthseeded Dublin Coffman or ninthseeded St. Charles in a district final at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at South. Westerville Central defeated St. Charles 1-0 on Aug. 21 and lost to Coffman 1-0 on Aug. 23. The district champion will play Canal Winchester, Gahanna, Hilliard Darby or Olentangy in a regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at a site to be determined. Against Bradley, Gabe Whitaker opened the scoring and Hunter Robertson and Sam Sharifi scored second-half goals to push Central’s lead to 3-0. Griffen Gordon had five saves. “Our guys came out kind of flat in the first half and we challenged them at halftime to pick it up,” coach Dave Pence said. “We were losing midfield and

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At a glance

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Central, North and South girls soccer teams: CENTRAL Oct. 18 – Defeated Pickerington Central 2-1 in second round of Division I district tournament.The sixth-seeded Warhawks had a first-round bye. Oct. 23 – Played 11th-seeded New Albany in district semifinal. Winner plays second-seeded Pickerington North or Westerville South in district final, 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Gahanna.Winner plays Dublin Coffman, Hilliard Bradley, Olentangy Orange or Watkins Memorial in regional semifinal, 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Dublin Jerome. Of note: The Warhawks were 10-3-

our guys in the middle, Abdi (Mohamed), Mike (Reed), Curtis (Baker) and Hunter, picked it up in the second half and did a fantastic job.”

South advances with win over Grove City

4 before Oct. 23. NORTH Oct. 16 – Def. Upper Arlington 1-0 in first round of Division I district tournament Oct. 18 – Lost to Olentangy 2-1 in second round Of note: The Warriors finished 5-11-2. SOUTH Oct. 18 – Def.Whetstone 4-1 in second round of Division I district tournament. South had a first-round bye. Oct. 23 – Played second-seeded Pickerington North in district semifinal. Winner plays New Albany or Westerville Central in district final, 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Gahanna.Winner plays Coffman, Bradley, Orange or Watkins Memorial in regional semifinal, 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Jerome. Of note: The Wildcats were 6-8-3 before Oct. 23.

regional semifinal Wednesday, Oct. 31. Against Grove City, Luke Morais scored two goals and Mohamed Banow scored one. Matt Doolittle had two saves. “It was the best game our program has had in the two years I have been here,” coach Aaron Linden said. “We are healthy and feel that we are very dangerous. We are not just putting our sights on the district championship, but we have dreams and goals of going much further. We don’t want the season to end and we will fight all the way to make sure it keeps going. These boys are a family and play for each other. I’m so proud to just be a part of it.”

South earned a spot in a Division I district semifinal with a 3-0 win over Grove City in the second round Oct. 20 at home. The Wildcats, who had a firstround bye, were 7-3-7 before playing Orange on Oct. 24. The winner will play North or Reynoldsburg in a district final Saturday, Oct. 27. South lost to Reynoldsburg 2-0 on Oct. 4. The district champion will play Liberty, Lancaster, Pickerington North or Thomas in a fdirenna@thisweeknews.com

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Sports briefs 3 (hitting and bunting) and GCSTO holding Dec. 1 (defense and tryouts, camps baserunning) for girls in The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio is holding a second round of tryouts for this season’s team. Athletes ages 6 to 14 are eligible to participate in a twoweek trial. There are about 15 open spots. Also, GCSTO is offering camps for the four competitive strokes and another for starts, turns and finishes. Camps are offered in twoand four-hours sessions. For more information on the tryouts and camps, contact coach Steve Nye at (614) 478-5445 or stevenye@sbcglobal.net, or visit gcsto.com.

Recruiting day set for Rio Grande The University of Rio Grande athletics department will play host Sunday, Oct. 28, to a recruiting day, during which information on admissions, financial aid, housing and eligibility will be available. Rio Grande, a member of the NAIA Division I Mid-South Conference, offers teams in women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, baseball, softball and cheerleading. For more information, visit www.rioredstorm.com and click on the “Athletic Recruiting Day” link, or call the athletics department at (740) 245-7293.

OWU to hold softball clinics The Ohio Wesleyan University softball program will play host to clinics on Nov.

grades 5-12. Registration is limited to 50 participants per clinic. For more information and a registration form, visit bishops.owu.edu or call coach Cassie Cunningham at (740) 368-3737.

Tickets on sale for football finals The OHSAA is selling tickets for the six football state championship games that will be played Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon and Fawcett Stadium in Canton. Tickets can be purchased at ohsaafootball.com. Fans also can select their seat locations and purchase parking passes through the website. On Nov. 30, the finals for Division VI (11 a.m. Massillon), Division IV (3 p.m. Canton) and Division II (7 p.m. Massillon) will be played. The Dec. 1 schedule includes the finals for Division III (11 a.m. Canton), Division V (3 p.m. Massillon) and Division I (7 p.m. Canton).

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Central to play in district semifinal The Westerville Central High School girls volleyball team opened the Division I district tournament Oct. 18 with a 25-12, 25-11, 25-9 victory over Briggs in a secondround match. The third-seeded Warhawks are 21-2 and will play 11thseeded Grove City in a district semifinal at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Big Walnut. Grove City beat Dublin Scioto 25-17, 30-28, 25-15 to set up

the matchup. Central, which has won 18 in a row, still is attempting to win its first district championship. The Warhawks would advance to their second district final in three seasons with a win over Grove City. The winner of CentralGrove City will play sixthseeded Gahanna or 14thseeded Chillicothe in a district final at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Big Walnut.

The district champion will play Worthington Kilbourne, Pickerington North, Olentangy Liberty or Newark in a regional semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Hilliard Davidson. The regional final is 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at Davidson.

22, 25-20, 28-26 on Oct. 17 in the second round of the Division I district tournament to finish 9-12. The Warriors opened the postseason with a 25-19, 2512, 25-16 win over Logan on Oct. 15. South lost its district tournament opener 25-14, 25-10, Seasons end for 20-25, 25-17 on Oct. 15 at North, South Hilliard Darby. The Wildcats North lost to seventh- finished 8-14. –Jarrod Ulrey seeded Olentangy 11-25, 25-

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Blendon runners bring home medals The Blendon Middle School cross country teams brought home trophies from the Pickerington Invitational. The girls open reserve team of Mia Logue, Noelle Jackson, Mikayla Remington, Trinity Trimble and Emily Bueter finished second of 18 teams. Winning medals out of 252 runners were Logue (sixth), Jackson (12th), Remington (20th) and Trimble (23rd). The boys open team of Austin Ebbrecht, Nathan Ware, Josh Houston, Noah Hull and Alex Baumann was fourth of 20 teams. Winning medals out of 274 runners were Ebbrecht (12th) and Ware (26th). Kiarash Ahmadpour finished in 12:06 to place 34th and earn the only varsity medal for the Bulldogs. The cross country teams defeated Gahanna West and Walnut Springs but

lost to Genoa in recent action. Ahmadpour sprinted to a first-place finish out of 65 runners for the boys (7-5) and Mika Logue placed seventh for the girls (8-4). The eighth-grade volleyball team (56) defeated Big Walnut in three games. The Bulldogs won the second game behind 11 consecutive service points from Michelle Brumfield and strong back-row play by Bethani Blake, Sam Wood, Mia Harlan and Vicki Brumfield. In the deciding game, Blendon rallied from an 11-5 deficit led by Annie McCrate, Laurryn Collett, Meagan Savarise, Rebecca Evans and the Brumfields. The golf team (10-13) ended its season by defeating Walnut Springs and Heritage but losing to Genoa. Troy Taylor (37) was medalist and Malik Sammons finished third (44), followed by Gavin Perkins

(55), Lexton Bunting (59) and Aiden Tansey (71). The eighth-grade football team improved to 5-0-1 with a 20-18 victory over Genoa. Marcus Williamson scored on a 63-yard interception return and on runs of 3 and 7 yards. Josh Grant had a two-point conversion. Standouts on defense included Drew Wilson, Ja’Waun Edwards, Dominique Williams, Shauon Rogers, Mason Hay, Anthony Mills and Dominique Long. The seventh-grade football team lost to Genoa 6-0. Shawn Smith rushed for 88 yards. The defense was led by Bodi Bien with 10 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. Smith had eight tackles, Devin Kellar had six and Zack Whaley and George Lee each had five. Mawxell Barber had an interception.

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Sports briefs outs and resources on topWarcats open ics relating to women’s with three wins needs as athletes. The Westerville Warcats club hockey team opened its season with three consecutive victories, defeating PRPC 6-1, Kent 12-1 and North Royalton 6-0. Leading the way was Vincent Murdock of Westerville South High School with f ive goals, while Jacob English and Chris Spies of Westerville Central both scored three goals. The Warcats played Oct. 19-21 in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Cup Tournament in Cleveland.

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The following schools are seeking coaches: Bexley – Assistant wrestling, middle school wrestling. Email letter of interest and résumé to Ed Cruz at coachedcruz@yahoo.com. Dublin Jerome – Boys track, assistant track (shot/discus). Email résumé to athletics director Ryan Walker at walker_ryan@dublinschools.net by Friday, Oct. 26. •To add to this list, contact ThisWeek at (740) 8886069 or sports@thisweeknews.com.

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•Last week: Central fell behind OCCCardinal leader Darby 17-0 by halftime and could not recover against the unbeaten Panthers. Drake scored his team’s only touchdown on a 3yard run in the third quarter. Jerome took playoff contender Westerville South to overtime as Wilson rushed for 424 yards and touchdowns of 56 and 55 yards on 59 carries. Noah Prentiss caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Nick Renzetti and Torrodd Carter caught the twopoint conversion pass for the winning points. NORTH at SOUTH •When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 •Last meeting: 2011, South 42-14 •Top Warriors: Shane Coulter (OL/DE), Chris Meyer (WR/DB), Nick Perrotti (WR/LB), Peter Sandvik (OL/DE),Austin Smales (QB),Andy Struttman (RB) and Jonathan Taylor (RB) •Top Wildcats: Marcus Ball (WR/DB), Timmy Bates (DB), Jalen Bell (WR/DB), Myles Collier (DB), Darien Miller (RB/LB), Noah Prentiss (RB) and Nick Renzetti (QB) •North (0-9 overall, 0-6 OCC-Cardinal) to date: Lost to Franklin Heights 21-14; lost to Grove City 41-7; lost to Reynoldsburg 55-0; lost to Hilliard Darby 45-7; lost to Dublin Scioto 4514; lost to Dublin Jerome 62-14; lost to Westerville Central 35-14; lost to Hilliard Bradley 41-14; lost to Worthington Kilbourne 26-6 •South (7-2 overall, 4-2 OCC-Cardinal) to date: Defeated Groveport 55-14; def. Clayton Northmont 4821; def. Grove City 42-20; def. Kilbourne 28-7; def. Bradley 28-16; lost to Scioto 42-35; lost to Darby 28-14; def. Westerville Central 50-28; def. Jerome 21-20 (OT) •What to expect: The contest appears to be a mismatch, as South is averaging 35.7 points per game and North is allowing 41.2. Renzetti is among the area’s pass-

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COSA Club clinches Fall Ball win The COSA Club Ohio U14 boys soccer team won its division of the 2012 Fall Ball Classic Tournament held in Cincinnati. Team members are (first row, from left) Campbell Allen, Brendan Fulton, Beck Barr, Tyler Milliren, Jake Champ, Noah Lambert, Sammy Mansour, Bradley Annis; (second row) Drew Lowis, Nick Neville, Isaac Bumgarner, Anthony D’Andrea, Chris Harris, Tyler Lubin and Jack Funderburg. Not pictured is Jake Garrison.

Watterson starts athletics hall of fame Watterson High School is creating an athletics hall of fame, with the first class to be revealed in May and honored at a home football game next fall. The hall will be open to athletes who have been graduates for at least seven years and coaches, administrators and supporters who provided at least five years of service. The athletes will have had to letter in at least one

sport for two years or two or more sports for one year, in addition to making a significant contribution to Watterson in athletics. A nomination form is available at bishopwatterson.com. Nominations will be accepted until Dec. 1. Nominees will be chosen by a committee comprised of school administrators and members of the Watterson community.

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Boys runners, Seiffert advance to regional Ian Howard placed 10th in 17 minutes, 53.59 seconds to lead the boys cross country team to a fourth-place finish in the 12-team Division II, district 1 meet Oct. 20 at Watkins Memorial and a berth in the regional meet Saturday, Oct. 27, at Pickerington North. Also competing for the Stallions were Dylan Griffin (22nd, 18:34.49). Creighton Barrett (26th, 18:42.41), Thomas Gorman (31st, 19:03.69), Anthony Hayes (37th, 19:20.11), Jake Eubanks (73rd, 22:11.76) and Jacob Cudnik (76th, 22:47.22). DeSales scored 126 points to finish behind Granville (16), Whitehall (91) and Bexley (93), as the top four teams and top 16 individuals advanced to regional. “I told the guys before the race we had an opportunity to do something today,” said Howard, a junior. “I told them we were in a position to make it, but let’s go out there and get it. They all performed beautifully.” The girls team scored 193 points and placed sixth in the 15-team Division I, district 2 meet, finishing 82 points behind the final regional qualifier, fifth-place Olentangy Liberty (111). Also qualifying for regional were Dublin Coffman (31), Hilliard Bradley (86), Gahanna (95) and Pickerington North (106).

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Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the DeSales boys soccer, girls soccer and girls volleyball teams: BOYS SOCCER Oct. 18 – Defeated Mifflin 9-0 in second round of Division II district tournament Oct. 23 – Played Heath in district semifinal. Winner plays top-seeded Bexley or 11th-seeded Hartley in district final at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Westerville North. District champion plays Circleville, Fairfield Union, Vincent Warren Local or Waverly in regional semifinal Oct. 31. The regional final is Nov. 3. The Stallions are seeded fourth and has a first-round bye. Of note: The Stallions were 7-6-4 before Oct. 23. GIRLS SOCCER Oct. 17 – Def. Columbus East 130 in first round of Division II district tournament Oct. 20 – Def. Jonathan Alder 2-1 in second round Oct. 24 – Played Hartley in district

Freshman Michelle Seiffert led the Stallions, placing 12th in 20:29.3 to qualify for regional as the top 20 individuals advanced. Also competing were Kristin Faulkner (26th, 21:13.44), Andrea Coffey (30th, 21:20.18), Jenna Melvin (59th, 23:02.02), Kara Hoying (66th, 23:35.75), Eliza Cargin (80th, 24:28.62) and Bailey Cadena (81st,

semifinal. Winner plays top-seeded Granville or eighth-seeded Buckeye Valley in district final at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at Gahanna. District champion plays Chillicothe Unioto, Circleville Logan Elm, Hillsboro or Vincent Warren Local in regional semifinal Oct. 30. The regional final is Nov. 3. The Stallions are seeded second. Of note: The Stallions were 10-71 before Oct. 24. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Oct. 16 – Def. Mifflin 25-2, 25-6, 25-4 in first round of Division II district tournament Oct. 18 – Def. Sparta Highland 25-20, 25-21, 25-9 in second round Oct. 23 – Played Buckeye Valley in district semifinal. Winner plays second-seeded Hartley or eighthseeded Licking Heights in district final at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Worthington Christian Middle School. District champion plays Athens, Fairfield Union, Thornville Sheridan or Waverly in regional semifinal Oct. 31 at Zanesville. The regional final is Nov. 3. The Stallions are the top seed. Of note: The Stallions were 22-2 before Oct. 23.

24:32.75). The top four teams and top 16 individuals in each regional race qualify for the state meet Nov. 3 at National Trail Raceway. “We had a freshman come out of nowhere this season,” coach Bob Lennon said of Seiffert. “We have some new kids making big contributions.

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