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.
Golf

Worthington to play in PGA Championship

Wyatt Worthington II, a 2005 Groveport Madison High School graduate who lives in Reynoldsburg, is one of four graduates of the PGA Golf Management University program to earn a PGA Championship berth this year.
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.
Football

Miller displays passion, gives back at ProCamp

Braxton Miller's passion for interacting with young athletes was evident July 13 and 14 at Worthington Kilbourne High School.
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.
Club Soccer

Ohio Premier boys win U16, U18 regional titles

The Ohio Premier club soccer program never had won a regional championship before June 29.
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.
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 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.
Golf

Petty qualifies for U.S. Women's Open

Kasey Petty went from heartbreak to absolute joy in less than a week, as one door in the 2012 Groveport Madison High School graduate's life closed and another opened.
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.
Groveport Madison Roundup

Future appears bright for boys track team

The Groveport Madison High School boys track and field team has positioned itself for future success, according to coach Jason Brooks.

Durbin prepping for role as AD

Jack Purtell wasn't all that surprised when his longtime friend told him he was interested in becoming the athletics director/coordinator of student activities at Canal Winchester High School.
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.
State Track Notes

Jerome twins reach podium with heavy hearts

Dublin Jerome High School senior twin distance runners Brad and Carly Davis ran in their first state track and field meet with more on their minds than reaching the Division I awards podium.
Canal Winchester Roundup

Feagin takes fourth in 400 at state meet

A 96-minute weather delay as the Division I state track and field meet wound down June 4 at Ohio State was enough of an inconvenience to the thousands of fans in attendance, as the stands at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium had to be cleared.
Groveport Madison Roundup

Track teams conclude season at regional meet

The Groveport Madison High School track and field program was represented in three Division I regional events and just missed scoring in all three.
Commentary

Coaches inspire sons to follow in their footsteps

It's easy to underestimate how much of an impact a coach can have until he or she is not doing it anymore.
Canal Winchester Roundup

Feagin advances to state meet

Lonzell Feagin couldn't have set the bar much higher for himself than he did the past few weeks.
Track & Field

Cruisers represented by six athletes at regional meet

Freshman Tyler Hannah was the Groveport Madison High School track and field teams' last hope to be represented in the Division I state meet Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, at Ohio State.
Canal Winchester Roundup

Jones, Feagin lead boys track team at district

Danny Jones was confident that he would throw his personal-best in the discus when he needed it most.
Groveport Madison Roundup

Softball team raising expectations

Despite losing to seventh-seeded Marysville 10-5 in a Division I district final May 20 at Pickerington Central, the Groveport Madison High School softball team exceeded expectations this season.
Canal Winchester Roundup

Blum seeks strong finish in girls track

Julia Blum was all too aware as she competed in the OCC-Cardinal Division track and field meet last weekend that she had entered the final month of her career.