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Past articles by Frank:

Nine Columbus-area boys wrestlers capture OHSAA state championships

Nine Columbus-area boys wrestlers won state championships Sunday at Value City Arena. → Read More

Olentangy Liberty captures central Ohio's first OHSAA hockey championship

Charlie Hughes scored four goals Sunday, leading Olentangy Liberty to the first OHSAA state championship for a central Ohio hockey program. → Read More

Ohio girls wrestlers relish debut at OHSAA state tournament, Value City Arena

Ohio girls wrestlers made history Friday, competing in the first state tournament sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. → Read More

Olentangy Liberty seeks to snap central Ohio deep freeze at OHSAA hockey tournament

Two wins away from becoming the first central Ohio hockey team to win the state title, Liberty faces Cleveland St. Ignatius in a semifinal Saturday. → Read More

Columbus Academy reunites basketball official, rescuers who saved his life during game

Richard Roll returned to Columbus Academy on Thursday to thank the people who gave him a second chance at life. → Read More

Big Walnut football to have new coach for 2023 season

Rob Page has resigned as Big Walnut football coach after three seasons, according to athletic director Brian Shelton. → Read More

'It's great to be home': Worthington's Albert recovering from luge accident

Renee Albert received the best birthday present she could have wished for — her daughter, injured in a luge accident in South Korea, is back home. → Read More

5 storylines entering first OHSAA-sanctioned girls wrestling state tournament

History will be made this week when the girls wrestling state tournament is held at Value City Arena for the first time. → Read More

Olentangy Orange, Africentric, Harvest Prep win OHSAA boys basketball regional semifinals

Olentangy Orange, Africentric and Harvest Prep won boys basketball regional semifinals Wednesday night. → Read More

5 state tournament storylines for central Ohio boys high school wrestling

DeSales, Dublin Coffman, Dublin Scioto, Hartley, Marysville, Olentangy Liberty and Watterson are among the teams with state title contenders. → Read More

'Fore'-year scholarships to Ohio State: Two Columbus-area caddies earn Chick Evans awards

St. Charles senior Sam Martin and Hilliard Davidson senior Ryder Wilson have earned Chick Evans caddie scholarships and will attend Ohio State. → Read More

5 regional tournament storylines for Columbus area boys high school basketball

Ten central Ohio boys basketball teams’ state championship hopes remain alive as the regional tournament begins Tuesday. → Read More

Harvest Prep, Africentric win OHSAA Division III boys basketball district titles

The Harvest Prep and Africentric boys basketball teams captured Division III district titles Thursday at Capital. → Read More

Marysville, Pickerington Central to meet for Division I girls basketball regional title

Marysville and Pickerington Central won Division I regional semifinals Tuesday night, advancing to Friday's regional final at Westerville North. → Read More

Olentangy rivals Liberty, Orange think big in OHSAA boys basketball postseason

The Liberty and Orange boys basketball teams are enjoying seasons to remember. If both win district titles, they'll meet in a regional semifinal. → Read More

5 regional tournament storylines for Columbus area girls high school basketball

Central Ohio girls basketball teams are now two wins from state. Here are five storylines for the regional tournament. → Read More

10 central Ohio gymnasts to watch in the district meet at Worthington Kilbourne

Which central Ohio gymnasts have the best chance of qualifying for state? Here are 10 to watch in the district meet Saturday at Worthington Kilbourne. → Read More

Ohio State women's swimming and diving wins fourth straight Big Ten championship

With CSG graduate Nyah Funderburke playing a key role, the Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team captured its fourth consecutive Big Ten title. → Read More

Ready boys basketball team ready to pursue OHSAA Division II state championship

Ranked first in the state in Division II and seeded first in the district tournament, Ready is primed to pursue its first state title since 1973. → Read More

Marysville's Leah Brown finds comfort on basketball court as father battles stage 4 cancer

As her father battles stage 4 colorectal cancer, Marysville senior Leah Brown has found solace playing the sport she loves. → Read More