90-Day Archive

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.
Hockey

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.
Football

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.
Cricket

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.
CSG Roundup

Relays reach podium at state track meet

The 400- and 1,600-meter relays for the Columbus School for Girls track and field team far exceeded expectations in the Division III state meet.
Boys Basketball

Phillips named coach at Bexley

After more than a decade, the Bexley High School boys basketball team will be under new leadership.
Track & Field

Simms steps down as CSG coach

Elon Simms has stepped down after three seasons as coach of the Columbus School for Girls track and field team.
Hartley Roundup

Lopez advances to state in three events

The Hartley High School track and field program will be taking a trio of talented young runners and a pair of seasoned veterans to state.
Bexley Roundup

Halliday set to run in state meet

Spencer Halliday of the Bexley High School girls track and field team is hoping to save the best for last when she competes in the Division II state meet.
St. Charles Roundup

Bryan comes up shy of state

Emmett Bryan came up short in his bid to qualify for the Division I state meet for the St. Charles Preparatory School track and field team.
Track & Field

CSG'S Babatunde shines at regional

Imani Babatunde of the Columbus School for Girls track and field team will compete in four events in the Division III state meet Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, at Ohio State.
Hartley Roundup

Baseball squad falls shy of state

For the first time since 2010, the Hartley High School baseball team advanced to a district final.
Bexley Roundup

Baseball team falls to Eagles in district semi

Even with a two-run lead in the first inning of a Division II district semifinal, Bexley High School baseball coach Ray Noe couldn't help but wonder, what if?
St. Charles Roundup

Tennis team drops OTCA district semifinal to Eagles

After being ousted from the OTCA team tournament, coach Linda Myers still had high expectations for the St. Charles Preparatory School tennis team entering the Division I district tournament.
Hartley Roundup

Softball squad beats Barons in tournament

The Hartley High School softball team was seeded third for the Division II district tournament, but count junior infielder Justine Morrison as someone who believes her squad isn't respected by everyone in the district.
St. Charles Roundup

Track squad defends CCL title

Balance helped the St. Charles Preparatory School track and field team win its third consecutive CCL championship.
Bexley Roundup

Girls team second in MSL meet

Fresh off a second-place finish in the MSL-Ohio Division meet, the Bexley High School girls track and field team entered the Division II district meet expecting to be challenged by a number of opponents with strong sprinters.