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Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Talks Sports in Columbus for 2017 and Beyond

Feb 23

By Steve Wartenberg | Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther grew up on fields, diamonds and courts. “If you wanted to find me during the course of the year, go to the fields at the Park of Roses,” said Ginther, who grew up in the Clintonville section of the city. He played football, basketball, volleyball and baseball at Whetstone High, and football at Earlham College.

So, it’s no surprise Ginther is a sports fan, as well as a fan of how sports have helped build Columbus’s national/international reputation and have contributed to the city’s quality of life and impressive economic growth. The Greater Columbus Sports Commission (GCSC) had a chance to sit down with the Mayor recently and talk about, well, sports of course. We didn’t even have to ask a question; Ginther got going…

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#SportsinCbus: What’s Next for 2017?

Feb 02

By Steve Wartenberg | One of the great things about sports is there’s always next season.

Well, next season – the 2017 every-conceivable-sports season in Columbus – is upon us. And, what a year this year will be, with many of the biggest individual stars, teams and events coming to the Midwest’s sports super city.

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BLOG: Thrilling Games Highlight Third OHSAA State Football Championships at Ohio Stadium

Dec 05

By Steve Wartenberg | Bishop Hartley’s Cody Kirkbride knows what to do when it’s the final few seconds of the Div. IV state championship football game and the outcome is on the line: Grab the football and be a hero.

In the title tilt a year ago, Kirkbride’s last-second interception sealed the Hawks’ 31-28 win over Steubenville.

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RELEASE: Columbus to Host American Volleyball Coaches Association Under Armour High School All-America Match December 16

Dec 01

Nationwide Arena to Host Showcase of Top High School Girls’ Volleyball Players in U.S.

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RELEASE: Columbus to Host Nation’s Best Divers at USA Diving Winter National Championships at Ohio State December 15-21

Nov 30

Six members of 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, several divers with Columbus ties among those planning to compete

COLUMBUS (November 30, 2016) – More than 125 of the nation’s top divers, including six Olympians and several divers with ties to Columbus are among more than 125 divers registered to compete at the 2016 USA Diving Winter National Championships, set for December 15-21 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the Ohio State University campus.

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RELEASE: Five Central Ohio Teams to Compete in Ohio High School Football Semifinals This Weekend

Nov 22

Schedule Announced and Single-Game Tickets for 2016 State Finals Now On-Sale

COLUMBUS (November 22, 2016) –The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday the schedule for the football state championship games December 1, 2 and 3 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. Five Central Ohio teams remain in contention to play for a championship in The ‘Shoe next weekend with semifinal matchups this weekend including: Division I – Powell Olentangy Liberty and Pickerington Central, Division III – Columbus St. Francis DeSales, Division IV – Columbus Bishop Hartley and Division VII – Canal Winchester Harvest Preparatory.

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RELEASE: Columbus to Host 2017 USA Fencing January North American Cup

Oct 20

Relationship with USA Fencing Grows with New Event at Greater Columbus Convention Center

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BLOG: Cleveland Cavaliers Bring Championship Spirit to Ohio State

Oct 19

By Steve Wartenberg | Who’s the second-most popular member of the world-champion Cleveland Cavaliers?

Kyrie? Kevin? J.R. ?

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BLOG: Second Jesse Owens Jog Doubles Attendance and Raises Awareness for Health and Wellness

Oct 17

By Steve Wartenberg | “Hi, I’m Ritta from BGR Columbus.”

This is what Larritta Johnson of the Columbus Chapter of Black Girls RUN! says whenever she meets another BGR member at a race.

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BLOG: U.S. Soccer Looks to Continue Dos A Cero Magic at MAPFRE Stadium

Sep 28

By Steve Wartenberg | This may be hard to believe now, but back in 1999 the idea of building the country’s first soccer-specific stadium in Columbus was “a revolutionary concept,” said Andy Loughnane, Columbus Crew SC President of Business Operations.

And now?

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