New Lexington High School
The football program, currently headed by Coach David Rupe, has historically played well. Reaching the playoffs seven times, the program won the 1970 state championship and reached the quarterfinals in 2006.
In 1989 the New Lexington boys' athletics team won the Muskingum Valley League Championship and included several individual league champions, one of whom qualified for state competition. The team had gone undefeated in the league throughout the season.
The following year's team also won the championship without being defeated. Two individuals and a relay team qualified for state competition.
- Mell G. Underwood, politician, judge
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