90-Day Archive

Competitive balance plan pushed back by OHSAA

In a way to limit potential pitfalls, the Ohio High School Athletic Association is putting the implementation of one of its biggest changes in recent years temporarily on hold.
Whetstone Roundup

Waitkus continues to lead girls bowlers

The Whetstone High School girls bowling team was seeking to repeat as champion of the Central Ohio High School Bowling Conference-Central Division when it closed the regular season Feb. 1 against DeSales.
Watterson Roundup

Girls squad focused on outright title

A stumble in league action hasn't changed the Watterson High School girls basketball team's focus.
City Notes

Vikings, Nubians to meet for title

For the second time in Bill Spencer's three seasons as coach, the Northland High School girls basketball team will meet Africentric for the City League championship.
Commentary

Visitors should expect antics from home fans

The "Curtain of Distraction" sits under the basket on the west end of the Reynoldsburg High School gymnasium, waiting to help work magic for the Raiders.
City Notes

DuBose building Tigers' program

Francwau DuBose believes he knows a good opportunity when he sees one.
Watterson Roundup

Gilles steps up to boost boys team

For the rest of the season, Watterson High School boys basketball coach Vince Lombardo expects opponents to make it as difficult as possible for his team to get the ball inside to senior post players Nate Boone and Michael Schweitzer.
Whetstone Roundup

Lee lifts boys squad past International

Tommie Lee scored 25 points to help lead the Whetstone High School boys basketball team to a 66-52 win over Columbus International on Jan. 22.
Commentary

WIAA misses mark on banning chants from fans

Let's hope this isn't the future of high school sports.
Boys Basketball

Play-by-Play Classic features strong field

Three of last year's four Division I district champions in high school boys basketball will be among those hitting the floor this weekend in the 14th annual Jared Sullinger Ohio Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic at Ohio Dominican.
Watterson Roundup

Mental edge brings out best in Horan

In addition to competing for the LaSalle University women's swimming and diving team next year, Watterson High School senior Carrie Horan also is looking forward to being a part of what she has heard is a well-respected psychology program.
Whetstone Roundup

Girls bowlers look to stay on path to title

The Whetstone High School girls bowling team defeated Northland 2,088-1,769 in a key league match Jan. 14 to remain in a first-place tie with DeSales atop the standings.
City League Notes

Tough schedule helping Africentric girls squad

While putting together his team's schedule, Africentric Early College girls basketball coach Will McKinney attempted to bolster it with as many strong non-league opponents as possible.
Commentary

Recruits face decisions when coaches move on

Sometime on Feb. 3, Tyrece Speaight will sign a letter of intent to play football at Miami University.
Basketball

Area teams primed for prestigious tournaments

When the Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team's seniors were sophomores, they told then first-year coach Jamie Pearson about their dream of someday being invited to participate in the Flyin' to the Hoop Invitational.
Whetstone Roundup

Swimmers earn trip to Canton

The annual pilgrimage to the Northeast Classic at Branin Natatorium in Canton always is a special trip for qualifying members of the Whetstone High School girls and boys swimming and diving teams.
Watterson Roundup

Wrestling now is main focus for Kring

Coming off a strong season for the Watterson High School wrestling team last winter, Ben Kring had to make a decision.
Dispatch Scholar-Athletes

Program puts winners on route to success

The versatility that helped Molly Dengler and Eric Erb excel in high school athletics provided each with new adventures the last few years.
Watterson Roundup

Boone takes different path to success

Football seemingly runs in his family's blood, but that hasn't kept Watterson High School senior Nate Boone from walking a different path.
Whetstone Roundup

Wrestling team expects to add to lineup

The Whetstone High School wrestling team is hoping to be at full strength by the middle of the month.
City Notes

Tests await Scots boys basketball team

The two-time defending City League-South Division champion Walnut Ridge High School boys basketball team closes the first round of league play against a pair of teams attempting to establish themselves as league title contenders.
Boys Basketball

Watterson's Lombardo earns win No. 400

Coach Vince Lombardo earned his 400th career victory with the Watterson High School boys basketball team’s 44-42 win over Bexley on Dec. 29.
Basketball

Area teams primed for holiday tournaments

There might not seem to be much of a downside to leaving the typically cold weather conditions of Ohio to play in a basketball tournament in Florida over the holiday break.
Whetstone Roundup

Swim teams are gaining experience

While the Whetstone High School swimming and diving teams have yet to have their full rosters available, that has allowed many of their younger athletes to gain experience.