Both Columbus tennis squads walked away with 3-2 match victories, with the girls winning after a four-hour fight. The Blue Devils took down Blessed Trinity, while the Lady Blue Devils outlasted Marist.
Spencer wrestler Elijah McNickels, who has been selected as one of the All-Bi-City Wrestlers of the Year alongside Central’s Tony Morales, saw his dream of a junior season end one match before he planned thanks to a state semifinals loss to Calhoun’s Jacob Callahan.
Central wrestler Tony Morales, who joins Elijah McNickels as the All-Bi-City Wrestlers of the Year, won the state championship at the 152-pound weight division to cap off what was a tumultuous junior season.
Smiths Station head coach Tommy Sanders has been named All-Bi-City Wrestling Coach of the Year after the Panthers captured the region title and won three of their biggest tournaments: the Swede Umbach Invitational at Auburn, its own tournament and the City Wrestling Championships.
Longtime Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is in the midst of a tour promoting his new autobiography, “Ballplayer,” a book he wrote with Carroll Rogers Walton. Despite already visiting several cities around the country to hype his first go at being an author, the eight-time All-Star was taken aback by the crowd at Columbus’ Barnes & Noble Saturday.
Calvary Christian won GICAA’s Region DI South this season, marking the fourth consecutive year the Knights have taken the region title. The Knights have an unblemished 6-0 mark in region play along with its 21-6 overall record.
Starting Thursday, the great eye will be trained on all things Philadelphia for the seven rounds of the NFL draft, which is apparently a great thing for the city unless you intend to drive a motor vehicle anywhere in the tri-state area between now and Sunday.