90-Day Archive


Crunch time approaching for area football squads

With Ohio high school football now at the midpoint of the regular season, how each team's season ultimately will be defined is about to come into focus.
Hartley Roundup

Football team looks to end two-game skid

Even with mostly sophomores and juniors as key players on defense, St. Charles Preparatory School football coach Jeff Pharion has had reasons to smile about the unit this season.
Bexley Roundup

Heilman thriving as boys' leader

As captain of a young Bexley High School boys soccer team, senior Cole Heilman has been determined to help the Lions improve.
St. Charles Roundup

Golfers capture another CCL title

The St. Charles Preparatory School golf team is about to begin another trek in search of postseason success.
Hartley Roundup

Matuska key for volleyball team

When Hartley High School senior Bethany Matuska heads off to the Mount Union next year, she has a plan of majoring in special education and being a part of a volleyball team that has been ranked in the top 25 in the nation in Division III this fall.
Bexley Roundup

Truss makes most of his opportunity

Rico Truss of the Bexley High School football team knew it was an opportunity in which he had to excel.

Hartley, DeSales is 'rivalry built on respect'

Before the Hartley and DeSales high school football teams met in week nine last season, 27 years of not playing each other at the varsity level helped set up an emotional game for the two eventual playoff qualifiers.
St. Charles Roundup

Football team turns focus toward Eagles

After rebounding from its first loss of the season, the St. Charles Preparatory School football team tackles another running-based attack Friday, Sept. 18, when it plays host to Watterson in the CCL-Silver Division opener.
Bexley Roundup

Football team eyes Rams with urgency

When Bexley High School football coach John Smith looks at the schedule, he counts three opponents that he considers to be rivals -- Columbus Academy, Grandview and Whitehall.
CSG Roundup

Focused soccer squad hopes to solve struggles

Fifth-year Columbus School for Girls soccer coach Mindy Hammond is hoping her team can overcome its early-season struggles.
Hartley Roundup

Improved boys golf squad thinking big

The Hartley High School boys golf team has started to become exactly what senior Chris Williard always hoped it would.
Bexley Roundup

Girls soccer squad adds scoring punch

A year ago, the Bexley High School girls soccer team scored more than two goals in a game only twice and was shut out seven times.
St. Charles Roundup

Football team set for familiar foe in Eagles

The St. Charles Preparatory School football team will face a familiar opponent when it plays host to Big Walnut on Friday, Sept. 11.

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.