90-Day Archive

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.

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.

Cooper does it all in first year for Bobcats

Mikayla Cooper knew she would have an opportunity to play as a freshman on the Ohio University softball team.
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.
Greater Columbus Swim League

Stingrays dominate, win another title

The 55th season of the Greater Columbus Swim League ended in familiar fashion, with the Delaware Aquatic Racing Team winning its seventh consecutive overall title.

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.
Women's Soccer

Eagles FC gets first win, continues to progress

Eryn Weber has heard more than a few fans of the Columbus Eagles FC say that for as well as the second-year amateur women's soccer team has played so far this season, it should have won more than once in its first seven games.
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.

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 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.
Boys Golf

Accident doesn't diminsh Godfrey's focus

The path of Grant Godfrey's golf career took an unexpected turn last winter.

Area teams compete in soggy 7-on-7 event

The Dublin Coffman High School football team wasn't able to defend its title in the 7-on-7 State Passing Championships on June 20, but coach Mark Crabtree was encouraged by the host Shamrocks' performance.

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:

Divisions changing for many area squads

Since the last time the Ohio High School Athletic Association determined its football divisions based on the enrollment numbers of its member schools in May 2013, Marion-Franklin's boys enrollment dropped by 36 while Beechcroft's was unchanged.
Club Soccer

Area teams primed for Midwest Regional Cup

None of the 14 central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup the past two seasons brought home a championship.
Big Walnut Roundup

Baseball team enjoyed greatest postseason run

The Big Walnut High School baseball team went through its fair share of lows this season, but it also experienced its greatest postseason run in program history.
Track & Field

Tucky places 6th in 200 at state

Ethan Tucky reached the awards podium in the 200 meters in the Division I state track and field meet June 6 at Ohio State.
Delaware Hayes Roundup

Tucky is only Pacer to advance to state track meet

Ethan Tucky was the lone representative for the Delaware Hayes High School boys track and field team in the Division I state meet June 5 and 6 at Ohio State.
Big Walnut Roundup

Baseball team falls in state semifinal

Just when it appeared the Big Walnut High School baseball team was headed for a big inning in its Division II state semifinal against Defiance, it wasn't.

Golden Eagles to face Defiance in state semifinal

The Big Walnut High School baseball team is heading to the state tournament for the first time after defeating Steubenville in a Division II game at Gant Stadium in Zanesville.
Delaware Hayes Roundup

Boys lacrosse squad falls in regional

For the second year in a row, the Delaware Hayes High School boys lacrosse team came up short against Toledo St. Francis in a Division II Central/Northwest Region semifinal.
Big Walnut Roundup

Baseball team reaches regional final

Tommy Fleser and Austin Becker combined to pitch a three-hitter and Chad Little drove in the only run to lead the Big Walnut High School baseball team to a 1-0, eight-inning win over Pomeroy Meigs in a Division II regional semifinal May 28 at Gant Stadium in Zanesville.
Delaware Christian Roundup

Softball team must replace middle defense

The Delaware Christian School softball team will need to replace the middle of its defense next year, as shortstop Emily Cornelius, second baseman Natalie Plotner and center fielder Rachel Kirkham are among the Eagles' four seniors.