Pickerington Central boys volleyball crew reaches new heights

Probably the greatest seasons in Pickerington Central boys volleyball historical past, in addition to the 10-year tenure of coach Luke Rininger, got here to an finish Might 25 with a 20-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15 -7 loss to sixth-seeded Dublin Jerome in a Division I East Area semifinal at Thomas Worthington.

The Tigers, who had been seeded fourth of 21 groups, completed 20-6 general. They went 14-0 within the OCC-Ohio Division to win this system’s first league championship by two matches forward of New Albany.

Even with these accomplishments, Rininger mentioned Central thrived off being perceived as an underdog.

“I believe lots of people did not even suppose we needs to be right here and the truth that we had been capable of virtually show them improper in a way by successful the primary two (video games in opposition to Jerome). … It is arduous to lose, however we misplaced to a extremely good crew,” mentioned Rininger, who was 113-115 at Central however 87-61 over the previous six seasons with earlier regional semifinal appearances in 2017 and 2019. He’s stepping down due to well being points.

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