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COLUMBUS CITY LEAGUE BOYS BASKETBALL: Reynoldsburg beats Eastmoor Academy

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The Eastmoor Academy Warriors took a break from Columbus City League action to play the Reynoldsburg Raiders.

The Warriors ran into a buzzsaw as the host Raiders won 54-35.

Wendell Davis led Reynoldsburg of the Ohio Capital Conference with 20 points in improving to 12-1 on the season.

Eastmoor Academy drops to 7-5 on the season.

John Draper led the Warriors in points with 12.

The first quarter was close at 11-10 with the Raiders leading. In the second quarter, the Warriors only managed 7 points as Reynoldsburg led at halftime, 30-17. Eastmoor never recovered after halftime.



COLUMBUS CITY LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Marion-Franklin loses at Pickerington Central



The best game in Columbus for Division II schools was City League South Division member Marion-Franklin visiting the Pickerington Central Tigers of the Ohio Capital Conference.

There’s talent on both team’s with Jaron Dukes and Corry Benson for the Red Devils.

Pickerington Central High School (file photo)

Taco Charlton and Greg Basalyga for the Tigers.

Central’s head coach Jay Sharrett graduated the largest senior class in school history last year after the team earned a Division 1 State title game berth.

Before a standing room only crowd, Central  beat the Red Devils, 45-24.

Both teams are 1-1 to start 2012.

Marion-Franklin, who has made the OHSAA playoffs eight straight years, could not stop turning the ball over with three turnovers.

The Red Devils had a tough time stopping Tigers WR Charlton who is 6’6.

Joe Alverson was the big, playmaker for the Red Devils. He caught a 10-yard TD pass; a 2-point conversion and on a 62-yead drivers.


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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Brookhaven wins at Westerville South


Game report from Ivan Irwick


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Columbus City League North Division team, the Brookhaven Bearcats traveled to Westerville to play the South Wildcats of the Ohio Capital Conference and pulled off an upset, 64-47.

The Bearcats, who improve to 7-4, closed the first quarter with a 13-2 run and led 22-9.

Leading Brookhaven in the non-league contest were Kevin Greenhow who scored 18 points and Randal Clarkson with 17.

South, which drops to 10-3 on the season, had to scramble all night to get back in the game and could not stop Brookhaven. They were led on the scoreboard by Marcus Ball with 20 points.

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT FEATURE: Daxton Cates, Westerville South High School RB


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The Westerville South High School Wildcats always have a top-notch running back. Several years ago, there was Ki-jana Carter. Last year there was Jayshon Jackson, who broke all of Carter’s rushing records.

Jackson made tackles miss and grab air as he ran behind the offensive line. During the past two seasons, Jackson carried the ball 700 + times and surpassed 2,000-yards twice.

Westerville South High School

Jackson was only 5’8, 180-pounds but in 2010, he rushed for 2,583 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Jackson is playing this season at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan.

After last season, Westerville South fans wondered who would fill the shoes of Jackson running the football. They probably forgot that there was a very capable back-up waiting in the wings named Daxton Cates.

Cates was very solid in 2010, rushing for 512 yards and 8 touchdowns on 92 carries.

South head football coach Rocky Pentello said all along that Cates was more than capable of being the next big-time running back for the Wildcats. And he has.

Cates is bigger than Jackson, at 5-feet-10, 215-pounds. He can run around and over tacklers on the field.

Westerville South Junior Varsity in action

Cates has picked up where Jackson left off. In Week 1 of the 2011 season against Groveport in a 47-18 win, the senior rushed for 229 yards on 17 carries and 2 touchdowns.

In week 2, a 27-14 loss at Dublin Coffman, Cates improved to 236 yards on 30 carries, an 88-yard TD run. He had 216 yards in the first half.

Week 3 at Grove City in a 41-34 loss, Cates carried the ball 31 times, gaining 217 yards with 2 TD’s.

In week 4 at the newest high school in town, Westerville Central, the Wildcats won 28-22 and Cates led the way with 158 yards rushing. He was on a pace to gain 1,000-yards by week 6 of the season.

The Wildcats running attack is in good hands once again!

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Westerville South is in one of the top conferences in the state of Ohio, the Ohio Capital Conference, Cardinal Division. The division has Dublin Jerome, Dublin Scioto, Marysville, Olentangy, Olentangy Liberty, Westerville Central and Westerville North. The Wildcats are the kingpins of the division winning the title in 2010 with a 9-3 record overall and a playoff berth. They were 6-1 in their league.

From all of the recruiting reports, Cates is receiving interest from Ohio University, Wisconsin, Akron, Saginaw Valley State, Bowling Green and Ohio State’s name has been mentioned as well.

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The name Cates is familiar around Westerville. His cousin, Wes Cates, was a standout running back at Westerville North and is a Hall of Famer at California University of Pennsylvania where he compiled 5,647 total yards.

We’d like to thank Westerville South head football coach Rocky Pentello for allowing us to watch practice, to take photos and talk to Daxton Cates.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: OCC picks Canal Winchester to replace Watkins Memorial


Canal Winchester High School (file photo)

Ohio Capital Conference commissioner Dave Cecutti announced this past week that Canal Winchester has emerged as the top choice out of 11 applicants to join his league.

Canal Winchester High School will be recommended to become the 32nd member of the OCC, replacing Watkins Memorial when it joins the Licking County League when it enjoys a rebirth in the 2013-14 season.

The principals of the OCC schools are expected to unanimously approve the the new member during their September 19 meeting.

With Canal Winchester joining, the OCC will be able to maintain its four eight-team divisions. The OCC will realign in 2012-13.

Canal Winchester is not the only team leaving the Mid-State League. There are six schools leaving to join the Licking County League. The league will drop from 24 teams to 18.

Canal Winchester has been a member of the MSL since 1966, but played football as early as 1958.

The OCC was formed in 1966 with only five schools but it is currently the largest high school conference in the United States.


Info compiled from staff, Ohio Capital Conference, Radio & TV news

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