Archive for Central Ohio Feature
Nov
26

Lakewood St. Ed’s Slows UA Offense In 16-10 Final

An unbeaten season that ends shy of a state championship never ends painlessly, and such was the case with Upper Arlington after its 16-10 loss to Lakewood St. Edward, with Henry Rappolt (67) consoling Jake Badgeley (66) when the Golden Bears ran out of time.

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Nov
20

UA Ends Pick Central’s Regional Streak In 3OT Thriller

The heartbreak of falling just short in triple overtime is evident in the pain of Pickerington Central’s Kobe Asamoah after Upper Arlington gained a 21-14 victory in the Division I Region 3 finals (PressPros Feature Photo by Brian Bayless).

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Nov
20

Defense Powers Springfield To 27-0 Shutout Of Marysville

Te’Sean Smoot passed for 363 yards and two TDs and also ran for two scores as Springfield rolled to its third consecutive Division I regional title. Springfield’s Anthony Brown (7) hauls in a reception while Marysville’s Cameron Jones (4) pursues. (pictured). Steve Blackledge writes for Saturday Press Pros.

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Nov
13

Magnificat Turns Tables On Liberty in Division I Title Match

Despite some great moments, like this one Abbey Queen and Gabby Moulton (33) celebrated, Olentangy Liberty came up short of winning its first state championship with a four-set loss in the Division I girls state volleyball title match (PressPros Feature Photos by Sonny Fulks).

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Nov
13

Central Gains Revenge On North In Battle Of Pickerington

Led by its dominant defense, Pickerington Central whipped Pickerington North, 27-7, advancing to a sixth straight regional title game. Steve Blackledge writes for Saturday Press Pros.

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Nov
13

Monnin’s Midas Touch Powers UA Past New Albany

New Albany had a plan to stop Upper Arlington’s Carson Gresock (33), but the Eagles didn’t count on QB Simon Monnin (14) torching their defense for five touchdown passes (PressPros Feature Photos by Keith Harney).

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Nov
11

OCC Showdowns: UA-New Albany, Battle of Pick Town

You can’t go wrong living in either Upper Arlington or New Albany, but only one will survive their regional semifinal matchup of unbeatens as Week Three of the Playoffs distills the field from 16 in each Division down to eight.

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Nov
11

Olentangy Liberty Sails Into Division I Volleyball Final

Some anxious moments intruded on Olentangy Liberty’s intended getaway, but each time the Patriots were threatened in Friday’s Division I semifinals, they found a way to break free in search of a state title.

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Nov
6

Undefeated Eagles’ Backfield Trio Wears Down Darby

New Albany is set for a regional semifinal showdowm with Upper Arlington thanks to the dominance of its running game, led by QB Brock Kidwell (7) and fullback Jadyn Garnes (PressPros Feature Photos by Brian Bayless).

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Nov
6

UA Defense Stifles Reynoldsburg In Rematch

Asher Hamilton and the Upper Arlington defense pointed the way to the regionals, where the Golden Bears will face unbeaten New Albany after eliminating Reynoldsburg. (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg).

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Nov
4

Coffman, Troy Christian Among Playoff Upset Winners

There were many lopsided mismatches that the masses feared in Week One of the state football playoffs, but a noteworthy number of upsets mitigated the ugliness and set some teams up for future success.

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Oct
30

Reynoldsburg Starts Fast On Post-Season Revenge Tour

In a season marred by near misses, Reynoldsburg developed a healthy case of revenge for someone and made Hilliard Davidson the first, and maybe not the last, to pay for past frustrations.

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Oct
30

Everhart Runs Wild, Leads Jerome Over Liberty, 21-7

Dublin Jerome used some big plays in the passing game, including this one to David Adolph, and elusive tailback Preston Everhart to oust Olentangy Liberty (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg).

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Oct
28

Week 11, Central Ohio…The March to Canton Begins

Mismatches abound, or appear to, as the state playoffs begin with some pairings that suggest competition may not be as robust as the size of the pack chasing a title in each region (PressPros Feature Photos by Brian Bayless).

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Oct
23

Monnin Tosses Four TDs, UA Completes 10-0 Season

Upper Arlington thumped rival Hilliard Davidson 42-14 to win the OCC Central Division title and secure the tradition-laden program’s first perfect slate since 2000, when the Golden Bears captured the Division I state championship. Steve Blackledge writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
23

Mechanicsburg Pounds Out A Win And Rubs It In

Two proud small towns with storied football traditions and a lot on the line in a season finale brought the pot to a boil Friday night before things thankfully simmered down and a rivalry gathered more animus for the future.

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Oct
21

Week 10…Central Ohio: Unbeatens Seek Perfection

Whatever happens from here forward, no one can take away the prestige of an unbeaten regular season. That’s in range for four Ohio Capital Conference teams, along with the division titles that would accompany the accomplishment.

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Oct
16

Marysville Sends Early Message: No Rally Tonight, Berlin

Marysville broke on top and stayed in control to thwart Olentangy Berlin’s comeback prowess and claim control of the OCC Cardinal. 

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Oct
16

New Albany Stuns Pick North On Late Touchdown

New Albany’s Brock Kidwell channeled his inner Elway to bring New Albany back and deliver a thrilling victory (Press Pros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg)

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Oct
14

Week 9: Central Ohio…Unbeatens Chase OCC Titles

It’s time for the cream to rise to — or remain — on top as Week 9 in the OCC sets up first-place showdowns in three divisions (PressPros Feature Photos by Brian Blankenship).

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