MOUNT VERNON — “The Hive” may be local basketball’s version of the St. James Infirmary lately, but the ailing Mount Vernon High School girls basketball team got just what the doctor ordered on Friday. The Yellow Jackets took apart Franklin Heights, 62-30, in Ohio Capital Conference action in a game where they could rest a few players and let some fresh faces have some minutes.
GROVEPORT -- Playing a fourth game in eight days, Newark coach Jeff Quackenbush did not have to worry about tired legs on Friday.
In fact, he had very little to worry about in the Wildcats' most complete effort in two weeks.
Visiting Newark raced out to an early lead on the strength of numerous transition layups and a late run buried Groveport in a 74-41 Ohio Capital Conference-Ohio Division rout.
The Hilliard Bradley girls basketball team has more than held its own inside the Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division this winter.
The Lady Jaguars (8-6, 5-4) are in the middle of the pack and three games out of first with five games to play.
The Upper Arlington High School boys basketball team isn't focusing on the fact that it's off to its best start in more than 60 years.
The Golden Bears are 12-0 overall and 9-0 in the OCC-Central Division after a 53-50 win over Worthington Kilbourne last Tuesday. The last time UA won its first 12 games was the 1946-47 season, when it won its first 22 games.
The Big Walnut High School wrestling team is starting to get healthy and with the start of the postseason three weeks away, the timing couldn't be much better.
"I think we'll get just about everyone back (by the Division II sectional tournament Feb. 20), which is good because Division II is probably tougher than it's been in five or six years," coach Luke Moore said.
Bradley Nettles is always talking on the basketball court.
The senior on the Westerville North High School boys basketball team isn't getting inside a player's head as much as he's talking about the weather, what's happening at school or just about anything that pops into his head. Nettles is out there having fun, which has been especially easy this season with the Warriors going 12-2 overall and 7-2 in the OCC-Cardinal Division.
Hampered by a nagging injury, Tara Tantari decided to walk away from club gymnastics last August after devoting countless hours to the sport the previous 14 years.
The Olentangy High School senior's intention was to focus solely on academics and varsity cheerleading for the Braves' football and boys basketball games. But after just a couple weeks away from gymnastics, Tantari began to sorely miss the sport that she had participated in since she was 3 years old.
A year ago, the Olentangy Liberty and Dublin Coffman High School hockey teams established themselves as the class of the Capital Hockey Conference.
One month into the 2009-10 season, few players and coaches around the league doubted Coffman would be back in the thick of the race for the league title. After all, the Shamrocks won three of the past five league titles and showed no signs of weakness.
The Golden Eagle keglers made history Tuesday afternoon.
Dave Dixon’s Big Walnut girls, on the strength a 290-pin, 1,724-1,434 victory over Hilliard Bradley at Ten Pin Alley, clinched the inagural Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division championship as well as Central Ohio White Division title.