90-Day Archive

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.

Summer is popular time for college decisions

Over the summer, the Westerville North High School football team added to a makeover that began in 2013 when it snapped a 45-game losing streak.
North-East-West Swim League

Dublin Arctic edges Pacific for title

Moments after it was announced that the Dublin Arctic swimming team had won the North-East-West (NEW) league championship July 20 at Dublin Community Pool North, coach Katie Mathews used the word "shocked" to describe how she and her athletes felt about the title.
Men's Lacrosse

Nolan contributes to Denver's title

Neither of the two local players on this year's Denver University men's lacrosse national championship team racked their brains trying to explain why the Pioneers finally earned their long-awaited title after losing in a semifinal three of the past four seasons.
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.
Private Country Club Athletic League

New Albany enjoys continued domination

It makes little difference to the New Albany Country Club swimming team whether it is competing in the Country Club Swim League, which it dominated the past five years, or the new Private Country Club Athletic League.

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.

Bons embarks on mission for faith

Zach Bons is following his faith.
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.
Country Club Swim League

Kinsale, Jefferson defend division titles

Record-setting performances helped Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club and Jefferson Country Club repeat as champions in their respective divisions of the Country Club Swim League meet July 9 at Ohio State.

Karamol named new AD for DYA

After Jeff Karamol and his family moved to Dublin in 1998, he ran for a volunteer position on the Dublin Youth Athletics board but failed to get elected.

Cannaday granted wish to meet Phelps

When Hailey Cannaday walked into the Columbus Aquatics Center on June 26, she thought she was there to pick up the Most Improved Swimmer trophy she had earned in 2014 but had yet to receive from Whetstone High School swimming and diving coach John DeRing.
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.
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 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.

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.
Club Soccer

Central Ohio squads fall short in regional

None of the seven central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup from June 20-24 in Fox Cities, Wis., captured a championship.

Sheldon named AD at Coffman

Duane Sheldon believes his wealth of coaching and administrative experience will help in his new assignment as athletics director at Dublin Coffman High School.

Stephen resigns as Jerome boys coach

Tyler Stephen has stepped down as the boys tennis coach at Dublin Jerome High School to become head coach of the men’s team at his alma mater, Otterbein University.

'Rocks compete in rainy 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:
Boys soccer

Neiderman named Coffman coach

The Dublin Coffman High School boys soccer team will have a familiar face as its leader this fall.
Girls Track & Field

Coffman set to return six state qualifiers

Coach Greg King is excited about what lies ahead for the Dublin Coffman High School girls track and field team.
Boys Track & Field

Jerome optimistic for next season

Coach Dave Stroh likes the prospects of the athletes expected to return for the Dublin Jerome High School boys track and field team.
State Cup Soccer

Area boys teams continue run of success

Central Ohio boys club soccer teams have continued their run of success in the Ohio South State Cup tournament, winning championships in multiple age brackets for the 15th consecutive year.

Lacrosse sanctioned by OHSAA for 2016-17

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced June 4 that it will sponsor boys and girls lacrosse beginning with the 2016-17 school year.
Track & Field

Olatoye, Steiner capture state titles

The Dublin Coffman High School girls track and field team had to be almost perfect if it had any chance of winning the team title in the Division I state meet held June 5 and 6 at Ohio State.
2015 Memorial Tournament

Long-shot Lingmerth outlasts Rose in playoff

David Lingmerth is the winner of the 40th Memorial Tournament.
Boys Tennis

Yoshino loses in second round

Bryan Yoshino of the Dublin Coffman High School boys tennis team initially was very disappointed about losing in the second round of the Division I state tournament held May 29 and 30 at Ohio State.

'Rocks posted first winning mark since '08

Dublin Coffman High School softball coach Scott Tillman believes his program is heading in the right direction.
Boys Lacrosse

Coffman falls in regional final

The Dublin Coffman High School boys lacrosse team considered its 4-15 record last season to be an aberration.
Track & Field

Olatoye, Steiner lead Coffman at regional

Sade Olatoye is tired, but still performing at her best.
40 Ways to Define the Memorial

List offers unique look at 'Jack's tournament'

Tiger Woods has Chris Solomon's autograph.
Memorial Tournament Notes

Nicklaus inspired Faldo to reach success

Nick Faldo first crossed paths with Jack Nicklaus in 1973.
PGA Tour Notebook

Caddies seeking payment for promotional look

Caddies at the Memorial Tournament experience a different kind of week in central Ohio.

Constant tweaks help make event special

The Memorial Tournament has entered its fourth decade, as 2015 marks the 40th playing of what is affectionately known as "Jack's tournament."
Past Tournaments

Playoff win puts Matsuyama on winner's list

Since 1976, the Memorial Tournament has been one of the premier sporting events in central Ohio's yearly calendar and one of the more popular events on the PGA Tour for pros and fans alike. Here is a summary of previous 39 Memorial tournaments.