90-Day Archive


Bears, Celtics set for opener

Last year, the Upper Arlington High School football team rolled to a 36-0 victory over Dublin Jerome in Joel Cutler's first game as head coach.
Field Hockey

Irish determined to get first win since 2012

In an effort to earn its first victory since 2012, the Dublin Scioto High School field hockey team has continued to focus on improving its fitness.
Girls Volleyball

'Rocks add quickness to potent lineup

The Dublin Coffman High School girls volleyball team consistently has had plenty of tall, hard-hitting players while winning league and district titles each of the past eight seasons.

Coffman is focused on strong start

Gunnar Hoak and the Dublin Coffman High School football team want to prove a point.

Irish look to keep upper hand against Wolves

The Dublin Scioto and Worthington Kilbourne high school football teams are neighbors who get together once a year and sometimes twice.

Divisional assignments realigned by OHSAA

Two weeks before the first high school football games of the 2015 season, the Ohio High School Athletic Association finally got its postseason alignments in order.
Girls Soccer

Schmitt preparing to take over Irish

Dublin Scioto High School girls soccer coach Chris Adams felt it was time for a change.
Boys Soccer

'Special' season could be in store for Celtics

With a roster featuring several college prospects, Dublin Jerome High School boys soccer coach Nate Maust believes his 12th season leading the program could be special.
Girls Tennis

Veteran Jerome expecting more titles

The Dublin Jerome High School girls tennis team is coming off a nearly perfect season in which it captured its 11th consecutive league title and beat Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 3-0 in the Division I Ohio Tennis Coaches Association state final to finish 24-0 overall.
Boys Golf

Scioto setting sights on district berth

Dublin Scioto High School boys golf coach Todd Hardesty said it would have been easy for his players to rest on their laurels after his team qualified for the Division I district tournament for the first time since 2009 last fall.
Girls Golf

Celtics show no signs of letting up

Throughout its run to the last four Division I state championships, the Dublin Jerome High School girls golf team never had more than two seniors among its five regulars.

Stamets traded to Indians' system

Eric Stamets will get the chance to play for the Major League Baseball team he followed growing up.
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.

Area squads ready for preseason tests

During its preseason schedule, the Dublin Coffman High School football team will tune up for the coming season by facing a pair of teams that qualified for the playoffs last fall and another program that has been a postseason regular the last two-plus decades.
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 University of Denver's 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.