90-Day Archive

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.
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:
Synchronized Swimming

Central Ohio girls set to compete in Junior Olympics

The merger between two central Ohio synchronized swimming programs has proven successful, as 24 area girls will be competing in the Junior Olympics Championships from Friday, June 24, though July 2 in Long Island, New York.
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.
Cross Country

OHSAA approves postseason changes

When the Ohio High School Athletic Association began combining boys and girls enrollments to determine postseason divisions for cross country in 2013, one of the coaches who expressed disappointed in the decision was Watterson’s Matt McGowan.
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.
Whetstone Roundup

Girls team seeking more depth

The Whetstone High School girls track and field team is hoping to increase its participation numbers next year, as depth was a factor in finishing seventh in the City League meet this season.
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.
City League Notes

Linden's Floyd, Eastmoor relay capture state titles

The pressure of having the championship on the line brought the best out in both Linden-McKinley High School senior Jeffery Floyd and the Eastmoor Academy boys 1,600-meter relay in the Division II state track and field meet June 3 and 4 at Ohio State.
Watterson Roundup

Boys track team sees positives

All but three athletes are eligible to return next season for the Watterson High School boys track and field team.
Whetstone Roundup

Track squads cap season at regional meet

Whetstone High School girls track and field coach Jewelisa Blanks is convinced that sophomore Jamie Bossenbroek can be a Division I state qualifier next season in the 300-meter hurdles.
Wrestling

Watterson won’t field team in 2016-17

With low overall numbers expected in the program, Watterson High School won’t have a wrestling team next season, according to athletics director Doug Etgen.
City League Notes

Commitment to track pays off for Scots' Harrison

The final sports season of senior Malik Harrison's prep career has been an enjoyable one to watch for Walnut Ridge High School boys track and field coach Steve Ayers.

Whetstone track teams finish season at Division I regional

The season ended for the Whetstone High School boys and girls track and field teams on the first day of the Division I regional meet at Pickerington North.
Watterson Roundup

Baseball team falls at regional

On its way to the Division II state tournament last season, the Watterson High School baseball team went through the regional that featured teams from the Southwest District and eventually lost to Poland Seminary from the Northeast District in a state semifinal.
Hockey

Graham leaves UA to coach Watterson

The Watterson High School hockey team has a new coach, and he’s a familiar face to many central Ohio fans of the prep sport.
Watterson Roundup

Baseball team wins district title

During his first 14 postseason innings, junior Matt Dockman of the Watterson High School baseball team struck out 16 and gave up just eight hits and one earned run.
Whetstone Roundup

Baseball team continues City title streak

The Whetstone High School baseball team won its fifth consecutive City League championship by beating visiting Briggs 16-1 in five innings in the City final May 19.
City Notes

Athletes to test skill at regional

Some of the City League's top Division II boys track and field athletes will try to build on standout district performances when they compete in the regional meet Thursday, May 26, and Saturday, May 28, at Lexington.
Whetstone Roundup

City League title on line in baseball

The Whetstone High School baseball team will be seeking its fifth consecutive City League championship when it plays host to Briggs in the City final Thursday, May 19.
Watterson Roundup

Girls track team falls short of CCL title

After winning its first CCL championship in 13 years last season, the Watterson High School girls track and field team came up just short of capturing another title this spring.
City Notes

Vikings girls team captures track title

As has been the case in nearly half of the 40 City League high school girls track and field meets, it was Northland that ended up on top this season.
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.
Watterson Roundup

Baseball team set for postseason

Watterson High School baseball coach Scott Manahan has a word to describe the way the Division II district tournament bracket shook out at the seeding meeting May 1: Crazy.