90-Day Archive


Liberty holds off Coffman to secure piece of league title

The Olentangy Liberty High School wrestling team’s clinching of at least a share of its second consecutive OCC-Central Division title came down to the final seconds Feb. 4 against visiting Dublin Coffman.
Girls Soccer

Adams resigns as Scioto coach

Citing family commitments, Chris Adams has stepped down as girls soccer coach at Dublin Scioto High School.

Coffman advances to state quarterfinal

The Dublin Coffman High School wrestling team earned its first regional title in the Division I state dual tournament by rallying to defeat Marysville 35-27 on Feb. 3.

Smaller programs can be beneficial for recruits

Gahanna Lincoln High School defensive lineman Jonathon Cooper might have the highest profile among area seniors who have committed to Football Bowl Subdivision programs.
Boys Basketball

Stavroff working way back from injury

Seve Stavroff heard a pair of pops and feared the worst.
Swimming & Diving

Scioto's MacLaughlin eyes trip to state

Delia MacLaughlin received her first taste of the postseason last year as a member of the Dublin Scioto High School girls swimming and diving team.

Celtics starting to find rhythm

Since losing to Dublin Coffman 6-1 on Jan. 13 -- a game coach Pat Murphy considered to be the low point of the season -- the Dublin Jerome High School hockey team has been gaining momentum as the postseason nears.
Boys Basketball

Scioto learns 'tough lesson' in close loss to Jerome

Coach Mike Moler had his Dublin Scioto High School boys basketball team in position to defeat host Jerome on Jan. 29.
Boys Basketball

Vargo out with injury; Stavroff returns

One Dublin high school boys basketball team got a starter back from injury and another lost a standout for the season last week.
Girls Basketball

'Rocks look to remain in league race

The Dublin Coffman High School girls basketball team entered the week looking to remain in the OCC-Central Division title chase.

Visitors should expect antics from home fans

The "Curtain of Distraction" sits under the basket on the west end of the Reynoldsburg High School gymnasium, waiting to help work magic for the Raiders.
Swimming & Diving

Jerome boys, girls win Dublin Classic

The Dublin Jerome High School boys and girls swimming teams will enter the OCC-Cardinal Division meet this weekend looking to ride the momentum of winning their third consecutive Dublin Classic titles.

Demas, Plaisir get win No. 100

Dublin Coffman High School wrestlers Dominick Demas and Willy Plaisir each posted his 100th career win during the Jeff Arndt Classic on Jan. 16 at Amanda-Clearcreek. But while they acknowledge reaching the milestone is special, both have a bigger goal in their sights.

'Rocks hoping to deck Cards

After turning in a dominating performance against Dublin Jerome on Jan. 13, the Dublin Coffman High School hockey team set its sights on chasing down St. Charles for the Capital Hockey Conference-Red Division title.
Swimming & Diving

Area teams preparing for Dublin Classic

The three Dublin high school swimming programs will compete and recognize their seniors during the Dublin Classic on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Dublin Community Recreation Center.

Coffman falls just short of McGee title

The Dublin Coffman High School gymnastics team was unable to repeat as champion in the McGee Invitational on Jan. 16.
Boys Basketball

'Tough' games await Celtics, Shamrocks

The Dublin Coffman and Jerome high school boys basketball teams will showcase their talents Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Jared Sullinger Ohio Scholastic Play By Play Classic at Ohio Dominican University.
Boys Basketball

Aptitude key part of game for Pothoven

Learning is important to Nick Pothoven.

Powell leads Coffman to runner-up finish in McGee Invitational

Grace Powell won the all-around title to help the Dublin Coffman High School gymnastics team place second in the 31st annual McGee Invitational on Jan. 16.
Girls Basketball

Jerome coach won’t return for third season

Second-year Dublin Jerome High School girls basketball coach Trey Fogg said he will not return next season, citing family commitments.

Coffman takes control early, beats Jerome

The Dublin Coffman High School hockey team scored three goals in the first four minutes on its way to a 6-1 win over Dublin Jerome on Jan. 13 at Chiller Dublin.

Area teams primed for prestigious tournaments

When the Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team's seniors were sophomores, they told then first-year coach Jamie Pearson about their dream of someday being invited to participate in the Flyin' to the Hoop Invitational.
Girls Basketball

Jerome seeks better results in OCC play

Dublin Jerome High School girls basketball coach Trey Fogg hopes his team can gain some momentum as it continues through the second round of OCC-Cardinal Division play and prepares for the Division I district tournament.

Scioto's Lumpkins secures 100th win

As a freshman, Dublin Scioto High School wrestler Ras Lumpkins had a goal of someday reaching 100 wins for his career.
Boys Basketball

Coffman rebounds to beat Start

The Dublin Coffman High School boys basketball team was handed its first loss of the season, but bounced back the next night.

Coffman, UA settle for 2-all tie

The Upper Arlington and Dublin Coffman high school hockey teams played an end-to-end chess match Jan. 10 at Chiller Dublin, with neither establishing many palpable advantages.
Boys Basketball

Coffman's Collins gets win No. 300

Coach Jamey Collins earned his 300th career win Jan. 5 when the Dublin Coffman High School boys basketball team defeated Olentangy Liberty 58-50 in OCC-Central Division play.

Recruits face decisions when coaches move on

Sometime on Feb. 3, Tyrece Speaight will sign a letter of intent to play football at Miami University.
Dispatch Scholar-Athletes

Program puts winners on route to success

The versatility that helped Molly Dengler and Eric Erb excel in high school athletics provided each with new adventures the last few years.
Girls Basketball

Son passes torch to dad — temporarily

When Dublin Coffman High School girls basketball coach Bryan Patton decided to take a leave of absence from the team this season, he didn't have far to look to find an interim replacement.
Boys Basketball

Injury bug again stings Celtics as Stavroff is out

The Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team played without one of its top players to start the season, and now its point guard, senior Seve Stavroff, could miss significant time with a knee injury.
Boys Basketball

Coffman’s Fuller scores 39, hits nine 3-pointers

Seth Fuller scored 39 points and tied a program record with nine 3-pointers, leading the Dublin Coffman High School boys basketball team past host Westland 88-52 on Dec. 22 in OCC-Central Division play.

Area teams primed for holiday tournaments

There might not seem to be much of a downside to leaving the typically cold weather conditions of Ohio to play in a basketball tournament in Florida over the holiday break.
Boys Basketball

Baich's return helps Celtics continue hot start

The Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team entered the week unbeaten as it tries to improve on the standard it set last season.
Boys Basketball

Versatile Fuller helping Shamrocks roll

Seth Fuller was there when the Dublin Coffman High School boys basketball team needed him most.
Girls Basketball

Scioto looks more sound to Music

Dublin Scioto High School girls basketball coach Jen Music entered her third season looking for continued progress.

Jerome hoping schedule pays off

Dublin Jerome High School wrestling coach Troy Smith is hoping an early-season challenging schedule will help his team prepare for the coming OCC-Cardinal Division matches and postseason.

Smock, Justice receive MLB honors

Hilliard Davidson High School girls lacrosse coach Chad Smock and Dublin Coffman senior outfielder Cameron Justice were honored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Major League Baseball Charities on Dec. 8 at Gotham Hall in New York City.
Girls Volleyball

Coffman’s Atherton earns Gatorade honor

Dublin Coffman High School senior Hunter Atherton recently was named the Gatorade Ohio Volleyball Player of the Year.

Area players getting ready for bowl games

Chris Frey understood the Michigan State football team had backed itself into a corner after a 39-38 loss Nov. 7 at struggling Nebraska.