90-Day Archive

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.
Football

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.
Commentary

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:
Football

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.
Baseball

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.
Delaware Hayes Roundup

Softball team advances to district title game

The Delaware Hayes High School softball team headed into its matchup with third-seeded Olentangy Liberty in a Division I district final May 22 with its sights set on winning its second district championship.
Big Walnut Roundup

Eagles win first district title since 1974

Led by the right arm of freshman pitcher Austin Becker, the Big Walnut High School baseball team captured its first district championship in 41 years.
Boys Basketball

Bartlett named Big Walnut coach

Brett Bartlett has been named coach of the Big Walnut High School boys basketball team, replacing Eric Myers.
Football

Cooper, Tucky nominated for U.S. Army football game

Gahanna Lincoln’s Jonathan Cooper and Delaware Hayes’ Ethan Tucky have been nominated to play in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Delaware Hayes Roundup

Softball team advances to district semi

The Delaware Hayes High School softball team rolled into a Division I district semifinal by beating 45th-seeded Mifflin 11-0 in five innings in the second round May 13.
Big Walnut Roundup

Baseball squad comes up Aces

The Big Walnut High School baseball team has reached a Division II district semifinal for the fifth consecutive season.
Delaware Christian Roundup

Softball squad falls shy against Rockets

The Delaware Christian School softball team's postseason run came to an end with a 5-2 loss to second-seeded Berne Union in the second round of the Division IV district tournament May 14.
Big Walnut Roundup

Tennis team eyes district berths

The Big Walnut High School boys tennis team hasn't been represented in the Division I district tournament in three years.
Delaware Christian Roundup

Softball team to see familiar foe in tourney

The Delaware Christian School softball team was hoping its success against Tree of Life in the regular season carried over to the postseason.