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the passion of the game, the ecstasy of the win, and the agony of the defeat

55598-jon The Licking Heights Hornets warm-up on the field prior to Friday night's loss at West Jefferson High School. Both teams were undefeated going into this last game of the regular season.
The Competition Janelle Ruen jumps to block against Jenn Snyder as the AVP Tour players scrimmage at Cal State Long Beach's sand volleyball courts.
The Competition Swimmers warm up prior to Saturday afternoon's Bexley Invitational swim meet, January 12, at St. Charles Preparatory School's natatorium.
The Competition Akron Buchtel's Kachay Hullum, left, celebrates with 4-by-400 teammates Chelsea James (center) and Samantha Lockhart (right) after crossing the finish line in first place during the Division 2 4x400 relay at Saturday's OHSAA State Track & Field Championships in Columbus.
The Competition Hands: basketball scrimmage, Cal State Fullerton.
0306me57342-jon A competitor at the Arnold Classic watched the backstage feed while awaiting to make an appearance on stage during the final round of the bodybuilding competition.
The Competition Football warmups: Dublin Coffman High School. Dublin, OH.
The Competition UC Davis' Hannah Ures dives from the 3-meter board during the Saturday's Big West Aquatics Shootout, November 4, at UC Irvine's Lincoln Aquatics Center.
0224ls57243-3945jon Madison Christian's Nathan Burdette (#33, blue) gets inside of Newark Catholic's Jonathon Casby as he drives to the basket during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's 74-29 tournament loss to the Green Wave, February 20, at Dublin Scioto High School.
The Competition Senior John Dotson rests on the mat during afternoon practice. Production still from "Wrestle Out" - a documentary about the Grundy High School Wrestling Team. Grundy, VA.
0127ls56891-7603jon Watkins Memorial's Ross Fenner (black, right) wrestles Olentangy Liberty's Nick Kaczkowski (blue, left) in the 119-pound matchup of Thursday night's dual meet at Liberty High School.
0207be56947-0090jon St. Charles goalie Kyle Ray (#40, red) dives to save a shot by Upper Arlington's Michael Spellacy (#87, yellow) during the second period of Friday night's 2-1 win over Upper Arlington at the Dispatch Ice Haus.
The Competition Northland's Cynthia Lemon (#33, green) drives to the basket around Brookhaven's Khalila Hardin (#54, white) during the second half of Northland's Tuesday night win at Brookhaven, January 15, 2008.
The Competition Bishop Hartley's Teresa Trucco (#4) sets the ball as teammate Addie Zavatsky (#8) comes up a bit late during Saturday's Division II Regional Final win over Bexley, November 3, 2007.
spa_jdmco_run.jpg Logan Rasor is caught in a run-down between Sidney catcher Jude DeLoy and third-baseman Joe Engle (not pictured) during Tuesday evening's 7-4 win over Piqua.
0306me57342-2491jon Kai Greene pumps himself up with music and food before preparing to compete in the final round of the Arnold Classic bodybuilding competition.
The Competition Columbia Station's Alexa Dorricott (left to right), Dalton's Chelsea Detwiler and East Canton's Heather Krivos are reflected in a puddle as they wait for competition to resume after a rain delay, Saturday, during the Division 3 pole vault finals at the OHSAA State Track & Field Championships in Columbus.
The Competition The Pickerington Central Tigers take to the field for pre-game warmups. Pickerington, OH.
The Competition Milton-Union's Tyler Fosnight, as seen through the backstop fence, throws a 54 foot shot during the first flight of Saturday's Region 8 Tournament at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.
The Competition Hilliard Darby's Jeremy Ball (#5, black) lands on the back of Gahanna Lincoln's Stevie Taylor (#22, white) as he wins the rebound during the second half of Friday night's game at Gahanna.
The Competition Lockers. Still from "Wrestle Out". Grundy, VA.
The Competition George Washington Colonials fans rush the court after the Colonials win an overtime thriller against Charlotte to close their 2005-06 undefeated-in-conference season.
The Competition Fenway Park, October 2005.