90-Day Archive


Changing divisions can present new challenges

With nine starters returning, DeSales High School girls soccer coach Matt d'Auteuil and his team began practice in early August hoping for a good chance at a second consecutive Division II district championship.
Delaware Hayes Roundup

Football team working to improve

The Delaware Hayes High School football team will be out to exact revenge when it plays host to Westland on Friday, Sept. 11.
Big Walnut Roundup

Eagles set to battle Cards

The Big Walnut High School football team will travel to St. Charles on Friday, Sept. 11, for the third meeting between the programs in as many seasons.
Delaware Hayes Roundup

Regional qualifiers to lead cross country teams

The Delaware Hayes High School boys and girls cross country teams both have returned a Division I regional qualifier from last season.
Big Walnut Roundup

Volleyball squad eyes state berth

Now in his 26th season, Big Walnut High School girls volleyball coach Ron Lehman is accustomed to setting high goals for his team -- and for good reason.
Big Walnut Roundup

Eagles seeking strong start

Having ended last season on a four-game winning streak, the Big Walnut High School football team will be looking to pick up where it left off when it opens Friday, Aug. 28, at Mansfield Senior.
Delaware Hayes Roundup

Football team is expecting 'better things'

The Delaware Hayes High School football team is eager to kick off the season on its new synthetic turf field Friday, Aug. 28, against Buckeye Valley.
Delaware Christian Roundup

Veteran boys soccer team has confidence

The Delaware Christian School boys soccer team has returned seven starters from last season when it finished 10-6-3 overall, giving sixth-year coach Levi Witt confidence the Eagles will have another strong season.
Delaware Hayes Roundup

Boys golf squad inspired by Olson

The Delaware Hayes High School boys golf team is under the guidance of first-year coach Jeff Olson after Mike Nesselroad stepped down following 22 seasons.
Big Walnut Roundup

Consistent boys golf team is bigger, stronger

Big Walnut High School boys golf coach Chuck Workman likes what he has seen from his team in the early stages of the season.
Week 6: Nos. 1-5

Upper Arlington squad broke barrier, tops list

The 2000s were a groundbreaking era for high school football in central Ohio.
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.
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.