90-Day Archive

Big Walnut Roundup

Improvement key as football squad eyes Wolves

Big Walnut High School football coach Joe Weaver will be looking for something specific as his team prepares to take on a very familiar opponent in week 2.
Delaware Hayes Roundup

Football team turns focus to Monarchs

The Delaware Hayes High School football team snapped a long losing streak in its series with Marysville last season, beating the Monarchs 21-7.
Ironman 70.3 Ohio

Dublin native Vulanich wins Delaware triathlon

A resident of San Francisco for six years, Mike Vulanich had what he considers one of his greatest experiences in sports when he cheered on the Cleveland Cavaliers as they beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 to win the NBA championship June 19 in Oracle Arena.
Big Walnut Roundup

Football team seeks fresh beginning

After finishing 2-8 a year ago, the Big Walnut High School football team is looking for a fresh start and hopes to even its four-year series against Mansfield Senior when it plays host to the Tygers on Friday, Aug. 26, to open the season.
Delaware Hayes Roundup

Veteran football squad to open with Buckeye Valley

The Delaware Hayes High School football team will be seeking its fifth consecutive win and eighth in the last nine meetings against Buckeye Valley when it travels across town on Friday, Aug. 26, to kick off the season.
Ironman 70.3 Ohio

Athletes ready to tackle Delaware triathlon

Len Iglar describes it as an addiction, or being similar to a cult.
Delaware Hayes Roundup

Boys golf squad counting on Kelly

Senior David Kelly has taken over the top spot for the Delaware Hayes High School boys golf team after two-time Division I state qualifier Grant Godfrey graduated last spring.
Big Walnut Roundup

Nelson eager to develop first-year girls golf team

Audrey Nelson first touched a golf club when she was 5 years old. That passion put her on a path to excite and teach others about the sport.
Week 6

OCC-Ohio features star power

Whether it's been playoff appearances or players moving on to the next level, the high school football teams that have competed in the OCC-Ohio Division in recent years were part of what was perhaps central Ohio's deepest league.
Commentary

Mount Rushmore series shows area talent runs deep

Considering it's just three weeks until DeSales plays host to Lancaster and Licking Valley plays at Newark Catholic on opening night Aug. 25, it's officially time to get excited about the coming high school football season.
Week 5

Talent abounds in OCC-Central

Central Crossing High School football coach Chris Harr isn't sure what wrinkles in terms of strategy he'll see from opponents in the future of the OCC-Central Division, but he knows he'll be tested.
Week 4

OCC-Cardinal teams pack punch

The high school football programs that made up the OCC-Cardinal Division the last three seasons have attempted to find success over the years by carving their own identities.
Swimming & Diving

Stingrays maintain GCLS supremacy

The Delaware Aquatic Racing Team won its eighth consecutive overall title during the Greater Columbus Swim League championship finals held July 18 and 19 at Highlands Park Aquatic Center in Westerville.
Women's Soccer

Eagles FC shows steady growth in third season

Columbus Eagles FC players practice several nights a week and play games most weekends from Memorial Day to the middle of July, but some members of the third-year amateur women's soccer team are starting to find out they don't necessarily go off the clock.
Week 3

OCC-Capital schools explored

When high school football teams begin league play this fall, one group that will be in for a big shakeup are the members of the OCC-Capital Division.
Week 2

Series continues with LCL, MSL

Well before the rebirth of the Licking County League and the expansion and realignment of the Mid-State League in 2013, small-school programs from the Central District were known for producing some of the state's best high school football talent.
Track & Field

Richards finds niche in 800 meters

She left high school as an accomplished sprinter as well as a strong cross country runner. However, 2014 Delaware Hayes graduate Emily Richards' run in college has taken a different course at Ohio Northern.
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:
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.
Baseball

Bosiokovic drafted by Rockies

Jacob Bosiokovic has taken his game to a new level.
Big Walnut Roundup

Jindra, girls track team exceeded expectations

The Big Walnut High School girls track and field team exceeded the expectations of coach Joe Evener this season, and it started with senior Ellie Jindra.