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Scholar Athlete Of The Week Videos
2013 Scholar Athletes
Hamilton Township HS
Kristina Pickett has a GPA of 4.12 and she's ranked first in her class of 197 students! She lettered in both track and basketball and was named team captain and Mid-State League honorable mention in basketball. She's also participated on the volleyball and softball teams. In addition to sports, Kristina volunteers through the National Honor Society as a tutor and also at a local armory giving gifts to children during the holiday season.
Logan Elm HS
Trent Congrove has a GPA of 3.95. He is a three-sport athlete who has letteres an received Mid-State League honors in football, basketball and baseball. He is currently captain of the football team. Outside of sports, Trent has volunteered with the Special Olympics and taken part in the United Way Community Care Day. He's also a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and the National Council on Youth Leadership.
Newark Catholic High School
Anthony has a GPA of 3.74 and he lettered in football, wrestling and track. He won the Ironman Award for never missing a wrestling practice or meet and won Most Improved Sprinter his freshman year in track. In football, Anthony started on defense in the 2012 state championship game.
Off the field, he volunteers for the Special Olympics, Goodwill and his church.
He also umpires little league games and coaches at youth football camps.
Granville High School
Jennifer is captain of the varsity field hockey team and has a GPA of 4.2. She won a sportsmanship award in both Her freshman and sophomore years. Along with field hockey, she has also been on the track team.Jennifer is a member of National Honor Society, Spanish Club and Student Council, on which she is the senior class Vice President. Outside of school, she participates in Young Life and church.
Westerville Central High School
Trey is a multi-sport athlete who is heavily committed to community involvement. He is a two year varsity letter winner in football and three year varsity letter winner in hockey. Trey sits on the board of the Mason Woods Charitable Foundation and has served over 400 hours of community service. He currently holds a 4.4 GPA and plans to attend The University of Alabama next fall on an academic scholarship.
Westerville South High School
While McKenna is a two year varsity letter winner in tennis and a three year varsity letter winner in lacrosse, she excels just as much in the classroom with a 4.7056 grade point average. She is also a member of the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra, a leader in her high school youth group, and volunteers at her church's food pantry. McKenna is the only student in Westerville Schools history to be awarded a full International Baccalaureate diploma at the end of Junior year.
Dublin Jerome High School
Brady has a GPA of 3.8. He is captain of the golf team on which he is a four time varsity letter winner. Brady has made first team all OCC three times and is a two time division one state champion. Brady and his family purchase gifts for families in need through the Welcome Warehouse "Adopt a Family" program. He has also volunteered at New Life Church on Sunday mornings serving breakfast to the homeless.
Dublin Scioto High School
Spencer is a 2 year varsity baseball and 3 year varsity football letter winner for which he was named an all league honorable mention in his junior year. He is a member of the National Honor Society and link club. Spencer is also an Eagle Scout and works at a Dublin nursing home. His GPA is 4.32.
Beechcroft High School
Darius is a triathlete that excels in the classroom as well. He is a 3 year varsity football starter, 2 year varsity basketball starter, and has lettered 2 years in track. He currently holds a 3.1 GPA, is a member of the Alpha Esquires and volunteers in the community at the Hot Chocolate Run and at the Columbus Knight Raiders. Darius' options for college are Kentucky, Akron and Toledo.
Mifflin High School
Originally from Honduras, Meibeline is heavily involved in both sports and her community. She is a 4 sport athlete with a GPA of 3.4. Her community involvement includes being a member of National Honor Society, Soldier & Soldierette and a volunteer at Chase Leadership Academy.
Carl Smith, Jr.
Walnut Ridge High School
Carl W. Smith, Jr. is both a multi-sport athlete and great student in the classroom. During all four years of his high school career, he has held a 4.0 GPA, been ranked top of his class, and lettered on the golf, bowling, and tennis teams at Walnut Ridge. Carl is also a member of National Honor Society, Student Council and the marching/concert band. Outside the classroom, he is a part of his church's youth group and has volunteered at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Carl plans to attend The Ohio State University next fall.
Marion-Franklin High School
Cameron has a GPA of 3.5. He plays football for Marion Franklin and also volunteers at the food pantry. During the holidays he likes to spend most of his time helping local churches. He is currently enrolled at DeVry University and when he graduates from high school he will already have an Associate's Degree. He plans on continuing his education at The Ohio State University.
Bishop Ready High School
Kelly is a 4 year varsity football stater (2 year captain and 3rd team all-Ohio) as well as senior captain on the varsity basketball team. His involvement does not end with just spots. Kelly volunteers for Meals on Wheels, Run the Race, and Thanksgiving food drives. He has been Honor Roll student during his entire high school career, currently holding a 3.19 GPA.
Whitehall-Yearling High School
Dylan Rice is a 3 year letter winner in football and track & field. He is an exceptional student off the field with a 4.4 GPA and a member of the National Honor Society. Community involvement is also important to Dylan, as he takes part in the Whitehall community clean-up and assists with animal rescue and spay/neuter programs.
North Union High School
Hayden is not only a fantastic student athlete, but he is also an individual who cares about his school, community and classmates. Currently maintaining a 3.88 GPA, Hayden is a 3 sport letter winner in football, basketball and track. He is looked upon as a leader and is involved in many school activities such as student council.
Robert "Lee" Solomon
Lee Solomon is an outstanding student, athlete and person. During his high school years, Lee has shown leadership in the classroom, on the field and in the hallways. He currently holds a 3.58 GPA. Teachers, coaches and peers have enormous respect for Lee and others look to him as a guide, a leader and a moral compass. Lee was one of only four students chosen by the faculty to serve on the school Discipline and Honor Committee.
Hilliard Bradley High School
Zach is a dedicated young man who has had a positive impact on the people, the schools, and the Hilliard City School's community.Academically, Zach has earned a 4.27 cumulative GPA and a class rank of 10 during his academic career. He has challenged himself in the classroom, as he is currently taking four Advanced Placement courses.Outside of the classroom, Zach has had an equally successful career as a student athlete. He has been a member of our football and basketball programs at Hilliard Bradley. In addition, Zach has also been an active member in the student body, participating in different clubs and service projects.
Reynoldsburg High School
In addition to being the top basketball recruit from the Class of 2014, Alyssa is also one of top students in her class academically. She has a Grade point average of 4.4. She is a four year basketball player. Alyssa is 1st Team All-State, 1st Team all-district and 1st team all-conference OCC. In addition to basketball, she is an active member of her church, a member of the National Honor Society and the Leo Club.
Northland High School
Veronica is a multi-sport athlete and excellent student in the classroom. She has been the girls soccer captain for 3 years including MVP in 2012 and is now in her third year on the swimming team. Veronica is also a member of the Northland marching band and has a 4.0 GPA. Peers describe Veronica as a kind, passionate and gifted leader on and off the field.
Independence High School
Amadou is a highly motivated athlete who strives to be "above average." He is a 4 year varsity athlete participating in football, soccer and wresting, where he finished 7th in the city his junior year. As a member of three sports teams, Amadou maintains a 4.4 GPA. Off the field, Amadou participates in a reading program with elementary students with National Honor Society, helps clean the Ronald McDonald house, and uses his musical gifts singing and dancing at community gatherings and events. His teachers call him "magnetic" and say he always has a smile on his face.
|08/29||7:00PM||Northland at Independence||20-18|
|09/05||7:00PM||Reynoldsburg at Hilliard Bradley||33-21|
|09/12||7:00PM||North Union at Columbus Academy||30-24 (OT)|
|09/19||7:00PM||Bishop Ready at Whitehall||49 - 19|
|09/26||7:00PM||Walnut Ridge at Marion-Franklin||7 - 22|
|10/03||7:00PM||Beechcroft at Mifflin||20-21|
|10/10||7:00PM||Dublin Jerome at Dublin Scioto||20-42|
|10/17||7:00PM||Westerville Central at Westerville South||54-35|
|10/24||7:00PM||Newark Catholic at Granville||25-8|
|10/31||7:00PM||Hamilton Township at Logan Elm||24-21|
Voices of the Game
|Randy Rhinehart: In-Game Play-by-Play Announcer
With 25 years experience covering more than 15 different sports in central Ohio, from high school to professional level, it’s been said Rhinehart is the most versatile play-by-play man in the region.
|Jeff Logan: Color Commentary
Logan’s background on the field as an Ohio State player combined with his analyst experience at The Ohio State Football radio network makes him a natural fit.
|Mike Todd:Sideline Reporting
As The Columbus Blue Jacket’s In-Arena Host, Mike's always positive personality and industry experience will enable him to deliver meaningful stories and insights directly from coaches and players in-game.
PREVIEW: Hamilton Township vs. Logan Elm
Both teams have won 5 of their last 6, and while Logan Elm controls their own fate in their hunt for a playoff spot, Hamilton Township desperately needs a win and some help. The Rangers and Braves renew their rivalry with a chance to hoist the league crown and the coveted Thursday Night Lights championship trophy too. Who gets the treat and who gets tricked? Find out at 7 p.m. on Thursday Night Lights presented by Jet's Pizza on the CW Columbus!
RECAP: Newark Catholic vs. Granville
It's Hamilton Township at Logan Elm with a league title and playoff implications on the line at 7 p.m., on Thursday Night Lights presented by Jet's Pizza on the CW Columbus!
PREVIEW: Newark Catholic vs. Granville
RECAP: Westerville South vs. Westerville Central
Westerville Central is now the King of the 'Ville after running around, by, and over Westerville South 54-35 in week number 8 of Thursday Night Lights presented by Jet's Pizza on the CW Columbus. Running back Alex Fisher and quarterback Jared Drake led the way for the Warhawks rushing for 131 and 130 yards respectively. Fisher crossed the goalline 3 times, while running back Justin Head also scored 3 times on just 6 carries. Darien Miller was the game's leading ground gainer garnering 138 yards and 4 touchdowns for Westerville South to give him 20 on the season, while teammate Abu Daramy caught 12 passes for 228 yards and 1 score. Central is now 7-1 while South falls to 3-5. It's a showdown in the new Licking County League next week, when state runner-up Newark Catholic heads to Granville. Feel the heartbeat at 7pm on Thursday Night Lights presented by Jet's Pizza on the CW Columbus!
PREVIEW: Westerville Central vs. Westervill South
RECAP: Dublin Jerome vs. Dublin Scioto
PREVIEW: Dublin Jerome vs. Dublin Scioto
RECAP: Beechcroft vs. Mifflin
Thursday Night Lights: Marion-Franklin vs. Walnut Ridge
Thursday Night Lights Week Five Preview
So get ready for the final week of OXYwater Thursday Night Lights presented by Jet's Pizza! This weeks game is Amanda-Clearcreek High School at Logan Elm High School in Circleville.
The Amanda-Clearcreek Aces have a 1-5 record in the league, a 3-6 record overall with a 1-3 away record. Although they lost their last game visiting Bloom Carroll, they gave Fairfield Union a pretty good run for their money with a win! They are ranked 410 in the state but they are ready to bring the house down at Logan Elm.
The Logan Elm Braves have a 3-3 record in the league, a 5-4 record overall with a 2-3 away record. The Braves blew out their visitors at their last game with a 31-0 win against the Circleville Tigers. Ranked 284 in the state, the Braves aren't letting anyone win in their house!
Make sure you tune in this Thursday at 7 p.m. on The CW Columbus for all the live action. The game will be streaming live in HD, too, on CWColumbus.com!
Thursday Night Lights Week Four Preview
The Whitehall Rams have a 1-4 record in the league and a 2-6 record overall, with a 0-3 away record. Theyre ranked 502nd in the state. While these statistics dont look the most promising, the Rams dominated over Central Crossing and Lakewood. Although they lost, theyve also held their own against Grandview Heights and Heath.
The Columbus Academy Vikings have a 3-2 record in the league, a 4-4 record overall and are ranked 241st in the state. Last week they lost in a very close game against Licking Valley, but one week prior they devastated Bexley. While the Rams lost to Heath, the Vikings won against them 42-21.
With a good pep talk in the locker room and a little bit of OXYwater before the game, this could be a toss up. Be sure to watch the game this Thursday as it streams live in HD on the Columbus CW!
TNL moving to 10 PM for Vampire Diaries and Beauty and the Beast Premieres
Have no fear, high school football lovers! You can STILL WATCH the Hilliard Davidson at Olentangy Liberty game LIVE by tuning into one of these positions at 7 PM.
Online Live Stream
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Insight : 189
Broadcast : 6.2
Thursday Night Lights Week Three Preview
This week, Hilliard Davidson High School will take on Olentangy Liberty High School at Olentangy Liberty's stadium in Powell.
The Hilliard Davidson Wildcats are ranked 82nd in the state and have a 5-2 record. Last week, Hilliard Davidson crushed Upper Arlington with a score of 42-14. The Wildcats two losses were against Hilliard Darby (17-3) and Dublin Coffman (33-10).
Olentangy Liberty High School is ranked 110th, has a 6-1 record overall and is undefeated in the league. The Patriots one loss was to the aforementioned Olentangy High School, whose winning streak was ended by New Albany last week. Last week was a good one for Olentangy Liberty too, they devastated Westland with a final score of
As always, this game could go either way. The two teams are relatively closely ranked, and although Olentangy Liberty is ranked lower, it has a better record and has had consistently dominant wins. You cant ignore the fact that they're also undefeated in the league, although they have not played Dublin Coffman (Hilliard's one loss within the league) yet.
Tune in to the CW at 10 PM to see live coverage in HD!
Thursday Night Lights Round 2
Thursday, October 4, the New Albany Eagles will take on the Olentangy High School Braves (Lewis Center) at New Albany.
The undefeated Braves are ranked 49th in the state, and, so far, have devastated every team they have played, except Worthington Kilbourne in the first week.
New Albany will have a tough game, but a win is doable.
While the Eagles are ranked 109th in the state and have a 4-2 record, they are undefeated in the league. Their two losses were early in the season and very close calls: they lost 10-9 at Reynoldsburg and 23-20 against Westerville Central. After those very close losses, they have dominated over every opponent.
I fully believe that New Albany will put up a fight and could lead to Olentangy's first loss.
How will the game play out? Tune in to the CW on Thursday October 4 at 7 pm for live coverage of the game in high definition!
Thursday Night Lights: Marion Franklin vs. Walnut Ridge
Check out OXYwater Thursday Night Lights on September 27 at 7 p.m. EST as Marion Franklin takes on Walnut Ridge. Coverage will be live in high definition from Walnut Ridge.
So far the Marion Franklin Red Devils have had a fairly successful year with only one loss in week two to Pickerington Central. They are undefeated at home, but 1-1 away. Currently the Red Devils are ranked 62nd in the state of Ohio.
The Walnut Ridge Scots, ranked 297, are 2-2 with one loss at home, one loss away and two wins away. Numbers may not lie, but upsets are possible! If the mighty Scots fight to defend their home turf, we may witness a fantastic upset.
With a little heart, anything is possible in football.
Don't fret Vampire Diaries fans! The Vampire Diaries will be pushed to 10 p.m. EST, after the game.