90-Day Archive

Week 5

Talent abounds in OCC-Central

Central Crossing High School football coach Chris Harr isn't sure what wrinkles in terms of strategy he'll see from opponents in the future of the OCC-Central Division, but he knows he'll be tested.
Swimming

Kingfish win 12th straight TCAL title

The Chevington Woods Kingfish won 30 of 77 events during the 11-team Tri-County Aquatics League championships held July 21 and 22 at the Canal Winchester Municipal Pool to easily capture their 12th consecutive title.
Softball

Zuercher steps down as Hartley coach

After delivering her third child in April, Meghan Zuercher took less than a week off before returning to coach the Hartley High School softball team.
Week 4

OCC-Cardinal teams pack punch

The high school football programs that made up the OCC-Cardinal Division the last three seasons have attempted to find success over the years by carving their own identities.
Swimming

Kinsale, Jefferson earn CCSL titles

Just as it did last summer, everything fell into place for Kinsale and Jefferson in the Country Club Swim League meet July 12 at Ohio State.
Women's Soccer

Eagles FC shows steady growth in third season

Columbus Eagles FC players practice several nights a week and play games most weekends from Memorial Day to the middle of July, but some members of the third-year amateur women's soccer team are starting to find out they don't necessarily go off the clock.
Week 3

OCC-Capital schools explored

When high school football teams begin league play this fall, one group that will be in for a big shakeup are the members of the OCC-Capital Division.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight spring season

Now that the school year is over and summer is upon us, it's time to announce our Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:
Week 2

Series continues with LCL, MSL

Well before the rebirth of the Licking County League and the expansion and realignment of the Mid-State League in 2013, small-school programs from the Central District were known for producing some of the state's best high school football talent.
Week 1: CCL and City League

Series names each school's best

Over the past two-plus decades, central Ohio high school football has made its mark in just about every way imaginable.
Club Soccer

Area teams primed for Midwest Regional Cup

The 216 club soccer teams competing in the Midwest Regional Cup have so little room for error that even a tie in pool play can end the chances of playing for a championship.
Cross Country

OHSAA approves postseason changes

When the Ohio High School Athletic Association began combining boys and girls enrollments to determine postseason divisions for cross country in 2013, one of the coaches who expressed disappointed in the decision was Watterson’s Matt McGowan.
Football (Full story)

Division I playoff games moving to Friday

What many view as an almost sacred tradition will be a part of the postseason beginning this fall for central Ohio’s biggest high school football programs.
Bexley Roundup

Fagin ready to chase state goal

Sometimes a young athlete doesn't recognize the significance of an accomplishment. Or sometimes he or she doesn't realize the best might be yet to come.
Memorial Tournament

McGirt picks up first PGA Tour win

The third consecutive playoff produced the third consecutive first-time winner at Muirfield Village Golf Course.
Hartley Roundup

Girls relay perseveres, finishes third at state

The Hartley High School girls track and field team's 400-meter relay saved its best for the last weekend of the season.
CSG Roundup

1,600 relay captures state championship

Columbus School for Girls seniors Isabella Pesavento and Eleanor Smith finally were able to stand atop the podium at the state track and field meet.
Bexley Roundup

Training pays dividends for relay

The 3,200-meter relay for the Bexley High School boys track and field team underwent plenty of change before earning a spot in the Division II state meet.
St. Charles Roundup

Season pleases tennis coach

The St. Charles Preparatory School tennis team had players compete in the Division I state tournament for the first time since 2011, which pleased first-year coach Max Quinton.
Hartley Roundup

Lopez leads girls track team at regional meet

Gana Lopez barely has enough fingers on one hand to count how many parts of her body have felt banged up this season.
St. Charles Roundup

Lacrosse coach proud of team's progress

Coach Mark Berndt was impressed with how far his St. Charles Preparatory School lacrosse team had come.
CSG Roundup

Relay fails to advance to state

The Columbus School for Girls track and field team did not have any Division II state qualifiers on the first day of the regional meet, but coach Jen Bunker was pleased with the performances of her athletes.
Bexley Roundup

Boys lacrosse team improving

In measuring progress, Bexley High School boys lacrosse coach Ben Morhac can point to improvement in the team's record following his second season.

Goldberger named Bexley athletics director

Eli Goldberger is coming home to take over the Bexley High School athletics department.
Hartley Roundup

Sprinters start postseason strong

The sprint corps of the Hartley High School girls track and field team got out to a strong postseason start.
St. Charles Roundup

State up next for three tennis players

Sam Sullivan is making his first trip as a player to the Division I state tennis tournament, but the St. Charles Preparatory School senior is familiar with the courts at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.
Bexley Roundup

Saar, Nudelman qualify for state

The road to the Division II state tournament has been anything but typical for a pair of Bexley High School boys tennis players.
CSG Roundup

Track squad captures district championship

A move to Division II has not slowed the Columbus School for Girls track and field team.
Hartley Roundup

Bender qualifies for district tennis tourney

Sophomore Collin Bender will represent the Hartley High School boys tennis team in the Division II district tournament.
CSG Roundup

Track squad captures CCL title

Fueled by a fast start, the Columbus School for Girls track and field team won its second CCL championship in three seasons.