MT. GILEAD — Mallory Graham of Mt. Gilead took home top honors in the 16-18 year old division, carding a 75 in the Heart of Ohio Junior Golf Association tournament held at Pine Lakes Golf Course Tuesday, June 26. The tournament was sponsored by W. E. Lott Company of Bucyrus.
It was billed as an epic match-up.
GRANDVIEW — It was Homecoming at Grandview Heights High School on Friday, but it was London who was celebrating as the Red Raiders trounced the host Bobcats 42-0.
WALDO — A perfect weather day prevailed for junior golfers at the second Heart of Ohio Junior Golf Association (HOJGA) tournament held at Kings Mill’s par-70 golf course Thursday, June 14. The tournament was sponsored by Sims Bros. Recycling and American Legion No. 584 of Marion.
The Triple Threat Basketball Camp took place June 25-28 at Fairhaven School.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, cross country teams from across the state to participate in the Annual Erin L. Nance Distance Classic, to be held at London Country Club. Since 1998, the event has been held in memory of a LHS cross country runner who died in a car accident her senior year. Her father Terry and mother Connie – and a number of dedicated volunteers – work hard to make it the marquee event of its kind in Ohio. Prior to 1998 (and since it began in 1974) it was known as the London Invitational.
On Sunday, Nov. 25, London High School senior Lily Marriott signed her official letter of intent to play softball for Muskingum University, beginning with the 2019-2020 season. Marriott was recognized along with the other athletes that play for the Bo Jackson Elite Sports organization in Hilliard. There are 21 players in the 2019 graduating class representing the Bo Jackson Elite Sports facility that have committed to play baseball or softball at various Division I, II and III schools across Ohio and the region. Marriott is the first and only softball player representing Bo Jackson to commit to play softball when she signed with Muskingum, a Division III school in New Concord, Ohio. Bo Jackson Elite Sports is entering the second season for softball. Marriott (front) is surrounded by her family (back, left) mother Kat, father Scott, and brother Luke.
It was a tale of two halves on the gridiron Friday night.
Two London High School athletes are taking their careers forward.
WESTERVILLE — A 1965 London High School graduate recently competed in the Ohio Senior Olympics State Games at the Westerville Senior Center Saturday, June 30. The 3-on-3 basketball team, MFRC (Marion-Franklin Rec Center), finished third in its 70-74 age group, thereby qualifying it for the National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June 2019. Team members were London High School grad John O’Connell a current resident of Grandview, Bob Marvin of Gahanna, Gary Byas of Sunbury and Larry Miller of Cambridge. All four players plan on playing in 2019.