90-Day Archive


Hartley to face defending state champ

Hartley High School football coach Brad Burchfield knew his team would be getting a stiff test in week 2 of the 2015 regular season when, in spring 2014, he contracted to play Toledo Central Catholic.
St. Charles Roundup

Football team snaps streak in season openers

For the first time since 2010, the St. Charles Preparatory School football team could celebrate after its opener.
Bexley Roundup

Football squad to face Bloom-Carroll

When the Bexley High School football team began preparing its non-league schedule for 2015, coach John Smith wanted to ensure the Lions would face a formidable opponent.
Hartley Roundup

Football team looks to rumble past Thunder

When Hartley High School football coach Brad Burchfield found out in late July that his team's opening-week game might end up falling through, he was determined not to settle for a bye.
Bexley Roundup

Field hockey team has plenty of depth

The roster for the Bexley High School field hockey team hasn't been this deep in years.
St. Charles Roundup

Football squad eager to open against Bulldogs

Coach Jeff Pharion has led his St. Charles Preparatory School football team through the rigors of the preseason, and now he's ready to see if the Cardinals can bounce back from last year's 3-7 finish.
Hartley Roundup

Boys soccer team hopes depth pays dividends

The Hartley High School boys soccer team entered the offseason believing good things could be ahead because of the amount of experience it was planning to return.
Bexley Roundup

Boys soccer team aspires to reload

With a 4-0 loss to eventual Division II state champion DeSales in a district final a year ago, the Bexley High School boys soccer team watched its string of three consecutive district championships come to a close.
St. Charles Roundup

Golfers striving to reach potential

Coach Brian Unk knows a repeat performance might be difficult for the St. Charles Preparatory School golf team, but he believes the Cardinals have the talent to strive for those lofty goals.
CSG Roundup

Healthy Madison to lead tennis squad

There was a fairly clear pecking order within the Columbus School for Girls tennis team's lineup last season.
Bexley Roundup

Boys golfers have plenty of experience

Jimmy Ryan has been around a number of memorable teams as a golf, track and field, cross country and baseball coach over the past 40-plus years.
Week 6: Nos. 1-5

Upper Arlington squad broke barrier, tops list

The 2000s were a groundbreaking era for high school football in central Ohio.

Area squads ready for preseason tests

During its preseason schedule, the Dublin Coffman High School football team will tune up for the coming season by facing a pair of teams that qualified for the playoffs last fall and another program that has been a postseason regular the last two-plus decades.
Week 5: Nos. 6-10

Greatness doesn't hinge on title

Over the last 25 seasons, three central Ohio high school football teams in Division I, two in Division II, five in Division III, one in Division IV, two in Division V and one in Division VI attained their ultimate goal of winning a state championship.
Tri-County Aquatics League

Chevington Woods shines at championships

The Chevington Woods Kingfish finished first in 31 of 77 events during the 11-team Tri-County Aquatic League championships held July 23 and 24 at the Canal Winchester Municipal Pool.

New Albany's Sherwood signs with Blue Jackets

Kole Sherwood was 3 years old when the Columbus Blue Jackets began play in the National Hockey League, and a year later he entered learn-to-skate classes at Chiller Easton.
Women's Golf

Hughes relies on short game to win Franklin County title

Gahanna Lincoln High School graduate Emily Hughes is tuning up for the start of her collegiate golf career in the best way possible, not only competing in summer tournaments but winning.
Week 4: Nos. 11-15

Luck factors into playoff runs

When Scott Wetzel thinks back to what helped the Big Walnut High School football team capture the 2007 Division III state championship, he remembers having a group of hard workers who developed a special bond.
Week 3: Nos. 16-20

CCL teams enjoy lasting impact

Although the Watterson High School football program has struggled to a 15-25 mark over the last four seasons, it isn't far removed from when it rivaled any team throughout central Ohio in terms of success.
Country Club Swim League

Kinsale, Jefferson defend division titles

Record-setting performances helped Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club and Jefferson Country Club repeat as champions in their respective divisions of the Country Club Swim League meet July 9 at Ohio State.

Top Gun Showcase provides opportunity

Dublin Jerome High School football player Matthew Preininger hopes to make a favorable impression when he participates in Football University's Top Gun Showcase for the third consecutive year.
Week 2: Nos. 21-25

Pickerington schools make mark

Although it posted back-to-back perfect regular seasons in 1976 and '77 and also had unbeaten regular seasons in 1980 and '92, it wasn't until 1999 that the Pickerington High School football team made its first appearance in a state semifinal.
Week 1: Honorable Mention

Series honors top football teams

The numbers show that Central District high school football programs captured 13 championships during the first 18 years of the state playoffs, from 1972-89.

Area kids delving into sport at Dublin camp

Like many young children, Vikram Srikonda has begun playing traditional sports like basketball and baseball. He plans on trying out for soccer in the fall.
Club Soccer

Central Ohio squads fall short in regional

None of the seven central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup from June 20-24 in Fox Cities, Wis., captured a championship.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight spring sports season

Now that the school year is over and summer is upon us, it's time to announce the Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:
Track & Field

Wright named St. Charles coach

Having resigned as track and field coach at Whitehall following the season, it didn't take Zach Wright long to find a new job.
Bexley Roundup

Young girls track team excelled

With a roster flush with sophomores and freshmen, the Bexley High School girls track and field team produced the results of a more experienced group.
Hartley Roundup

Hart leaps to state title

Hartley High School boys track and field coach Reggie Osborne used one word to describe the performance of senior Cameron Hart in the Division II state meet June 5 at Ohio State: Perfect.
Bexley Roundup

Halliday runs with state's elite

For a first-time competitor in the state track and field meet, the unknown often can be as challenging as an opponent.