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.

Spielman camp mixes instruction, fun

Chase Ungerott said he didn't know who Chris Spielman was before participating in the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 14 and 15 at Dublin Coffman High School.
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.

Moling finishes 16th in qualifier

Drew Moling of Canal Winchester finished 16th in the all-around at the USA Gymnastics men’s national qualifier that concluded July 19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Bostic having 'great time' in pro game

In his professional football career and in life, Westland High School graduate Caleb Bostic believes he has found a formula for success.
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.

Moling aims for national team berth

Drew Moling fulfilled a longtime goal in the spring when he earned all-American honors for the Ohio State men's gymnastics team.

Pro career wasn't on Johnson's radar

Groveport Madison High School product Emma Johnson admitted she initially was perplexed when Kent State softball coach Karen Linder asked her this spring if she would be interested in continuing her pitching career professionally.
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.

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.

Alder is latest in battle over logo

One doesn't have to journey far from Ohio State on a given Friday night in the fall to hear the Buckeyes' fight song being played by a high school band.
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:

Indians add three coaches

Canal Winchester High School athletics director Ken Riggs said he feels good about his latest coaching hires: Kevin Barhorst in boys golf, Jordan Cramer in wrestling and Dana Stearns in girls volleyball.
Canal Winchester Roundup

Boys track team at best at district

The Canal Winchester High School boys track and field team fared better in its league and Division I postseason meets this season as compared to last year.

Indians coach Bartos resigns

Jay Bartos has stepped down as coach of the Canal Winchester High School baseball team.
Track & Field

Madison Christian's Souzis places 11th in 800 at state

Anna Souzis made her third appearance in the Division III state track and field meet this season, but the experience never ceases to be special for the Madison Christian School senior.
Track & Field

Tamasovich ties for 5th at state

When Megan Tamasovich of the Canal Winchester High School girls track and field team woke up the day she was to compete in the high jump in the Division I state meet, her back and hips were sore.
Groveport Roundup

Johnson fails to reach state

Imani Johnson represented the Groveport Madison High School girls track and field team in the Division I regional meet May 27 and 29 at Pickerington North.
Canal Winchester Roundup

Tamasovich earns state berth

Megan Tamasovich of the Canal Winchester High School girls track and field team has plenty of extra motivation heading into the Division I state meet Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, at Ohio State.
Canal Winchester Roundup

Injuries, juggling lineup hindered baseball team

The Canal Winchester High School baseball team was hampered by injuries this spring.
Groveport Madison Roundup

Softball team falls to Eagles in semifinal

The Groveport Madison High School softball team lost to sixth-seeded New Albany 5-1 in a Division I district semifinal May 18 at Pickerington Central.
Canal Winchester Roundup

Lack of depth hurts girls at league meet

The Canal Winchester High School girls track and field team had someone reach the final in all but one of the 17 events in the OCC-Cardinal Division meet.
Groveport Madison Roundup

Softball team makes most of home tourney game

After failing to reach a Division I district semifinal for the first time in six seasons a year ago, the Groveport Madison High School softball team began what it hopes is another streak when it defeated 17th-seeded Grove City 1-0 in the second round May 13 at home.