90-Day Archive

Hartley Roundup

Boys soccer coach excited about team's potential

Considering his team has a GPA above 3.0, ninth-year Hartley High School boys soccer coach Chris Kowalski is excited about what his team can bring to the field every game from a mental perspective.
Bexley Roundup

Football team to face Bulldogs

Coach John Smith wasn't pleased with the outcome the last time his Bexley High School football team played Bloom-Carroll.
Football

Cards lose star in opener

First-year St. Charles Preparatory School football coach Bob Jacoby is looking for answers.
Hartley Roundup

Football team to face Central Catholic

Last year, after falling to the Hartley High School football team 20-16 to drop to 0-2, Toledo Central Catholic didn't lose again until the final week of the season.
Bexley Roundup

Young field hockey team has talent

Kara Whitlatch has a young but talented group in her 14th season leading the Bexley High School field hockey program.
Football

Cardinals, Golden Bears set for opening test

Historical nuggets aside, the St. Charles Preparatory School and Upper Arlington High School football teams are embracing their season-opening meeting Friday, Aug. 26, for different reasons.
Football

Bexley to open with Harvest Prep

Entering his 10th season, Bexley High School football coach John Smith is looking for some answers.
Ironman 70.3 Ohio

Athletes ready to tackle Delaware triathlon

Len Iglar describes it as an addiction, or being similar to a cult.

Delaware geared up for Ironman's throngs

Athletes will need a mix of determination, training and toughness to overcome the biking, running and swimming courses at the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Ohio triathlon in Delaware.
St. Charles Roundup

Golf squad loaded with experience

Coach Brian Unk has witnessed firsthand the depth of his St. Charles Preparatory School golf team.
Hartley Roundup

Boys golfers find focus

Perhaps the biggest theme regarding how the Hartley High School boys golf team is approaching the 2016 season comes from a painful moment last year.
U.S. Senior Open Championship

Scioto Country Club boasts rich tradition

Muirfield Village Golf Club gets the annual notoriety with the Memorial Tournament, but when it comes to golf in central Ohio, nothing matches the history at Scioto Country Club.
Bexley Roundup

Boys golf team off to fast start

The Bexley High School boys golf team has picked up where it left off last fall.
Week 6

OCC-Ohio features star power

Whether it's been playoff appearances or players moving on to the next level, the high school football teams that have competed in the OCC-Ohio Division in recent years were part of what was perhaps central Ohio's deepest league.
Commentary

Mount Rushmore series shows area talent runs deep

Considering it's just three weeks until DeSales plays host to Lancaster and Licking Valley plays at Newark Catholic on opening night Aug. 25, it's officially time to get excited about the coming high school football season.
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.