90-Day Archive

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.

Brotherly love set tone for Sawickis

Like many brothers, Mason and Brennen Sawicki have occasional battles.

Dublin Arctic wins NEW championship

A season after winning the North-East-West league championship by just 2.5 points, the Dublin Arctic swimming team ended up with a much more comfortable victory July 18 at Dublin Community Pool North.

Scioto ends New Albany's title run

Knowing what was at stake, New Albany Country Club and Scioto Country Club swimmers of all ages took turns crowding around a whiteboard on which results were posted as the Private Country Club Athletic League championships wound down July 11 at Ohio State.
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.

Kinsale, Jefferson earn CCSL titles

Just as it did last summer, everything fell into place for Kinsale and Jefferson in the Country Club Swim League meet July 12 at Ohio State.

Huesman enjoys 'steady' career at Dayton

Aaron Huesman relied on a strong work ethic during his prep and collegiate baseball careers.
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.

Jerome captures All-Sports Award

Dublin Jerome High School athletics director Ryan Walker pointed to a dedicated effort throughout the school year as a key to the Celtics winning their first Ralph Young All-Sports Award in the OCC-Cardinal Division.
Track & Field

Olatoye to throw on world stage

Sade Olatoye seemed to know exactly what she was doing when throwing the shot put and discus for the Dublin Coffman High School girls track and field team.
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.
U.S. Olympic Trials

Cottrell leads way for central Ohio swimmers

As far as her college coach is concerned, Andee Cottrell's improvement from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials to those held last week in Omaha, Nebraska, exemplifies the essence of the sport.

Hall joins Coastal Carolina for title celebration

As Adam Hall and his Coastal Carolina University baseball teammates celebrated the school's first national title, a few hundred miles away Hall's high school coach reflected on his former player's achievement.
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:
Girls Track & Field

Coffman's Steiner named Gatorade Ohio Athlete of Year

Abby Steiner, who recently completed her sophomore year at Dublin Coffman High School, has been named the Gatorade Ohio Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Synchronized Swimming

Central Ohio girls set to compete in Junior Olympics

The merger between two central Ohio synchronized swimming programs has proven successful, as 24 area girls will be competing in the Junior Olympics Championships from Friday, June 24, though July 2 in Long Island, New York.
Club Soccer

Area teams preparing 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.
Boys Golf

Sutherland named Coffman coach

Scott Sutherland is excited to apply the lessons he learned the last seven years as the Dublin Coffman High School girls golf varsity B coach to a new group of athletes this fall.
Girls Track & Field

Coffman expects future success

Dublin Coffman High School girls track and field coach Greg King expects his team's success to continue after finishing third in the Division I state meet the last two seasons.
Boys Track & Field

Jerome fulfilled its potential

Dublin Jerome High School boys track and field coach Dave Stroh can look back on his team's season with satisfaction.

Shamrocks select girls coach, seek boys coach

One of the soccer programs at Dublin Coffman High School has a new coach and the other is in need of one.
Memorial Tournament

McGirt picks up first PGA Tour win

The third consecutive playoff produced the third consecutive first-time winner at Muirfield Village Golf Course.
Track & Field

Steiner shines at state meet

Aside from a few battle scars, Abby Steiner was perfect.

Lacrosse Scioto boys enjoyed revival

When this year's seniors were freshmen, the Dublin Scioto High School boys lacrosse team went just 1-17 and had its fifth consecutive losing season.

Coffman names girls coach, looking for boys coach

One of the soccer programs at Dublin Coffman High School has a new coach and the other is in need of one.
Track & Field

Steiner shines at regional meet

Abby Steiner has had her appetizer and is ready for the main course.

'Rocks looking to take 'next step' in 2017

Dublin Coffman High School softball coach Scott Tillman is hoping his team's improved play in the second half of the season will carry over to next year.

'Rocks boys ousted by UA

Given that Upper Arlington has won 15 state championships, including four of the past five in Division I, Dublin Coffman High School boys lacrosse coach Mark Forsythe was expecting the Golden Bears to add to those totals this week.

Irish deliver winning season

Dublin Scioto High School baseball coach Ken Carpenter admits that his team's 7-6 loss to fourth-seeded Gahanna in a Division I district semifinal May 16 at Ohio Dominican University is going to sting for a while.
Boys Tennis

Celtics' season ends at district

A disappointing finish in the Division I district tournament didn't overshadow what the Dublin Jerome High School boys tennis team accomplished this season.

Coffman, Jerome boys reach regional semifinal

A rematch of one of the tightest games of the regular season for both the Dublin Coffman and Jerome high school boys lacrosse teams took place deep in the postseason.
Boys Volleyball

Scioto continues to improve, reaches 20 wins

Dublin Scioto High School boys volleyball coach Wayne Tsai believes his program continues to head in the right direction.
Track & Field

First-place finishers propel Jerome boys

Five first-place finishes helped power a contingent of Dublin Jerome High School boys track and field athletes into the Division I regional meet.
Boys Volleyball

Scioto defeats Eagles, reaches regional semi

The Dublin Scioto High School boys volleyball team moved closer to achieving another goal by opening the Division II East Region tournament with a win over Watterson on May 13 at St. Charles.
Boys Tennis

Jerome sends six to district

The Dublin Jerome High School boys tennis team is sending a large contingent to the Division I district tournament Thursday, May 19, at Hilliard Davidson and Saturday, May 21, at Upper Arlington.

Scioto can't hold late lead against Lions

Playing in its first Division I district tournament semifinal since 2009, the Dublin Scioto High School baseball team dropped a 7-6 decision to fourth-seeded Gahanna on May 16 at Ohio Dominican University.
Track & Field

Coffman's Steiner sets OCC marks

Abby Steiner seems fine juggling two sports.