90-Day Archive

Cross Country

'Hounds focusing on science of running

Expecting that this season could be among the most successful in Grove City High School cross country history, coach Joe Dollins has taken his usually analytical approach to the next level.

Dawgs prep for athletic Scots

The Grove City High School football team will look to bounce back from a week 1 loss when it plays host to Walnut Ridge on Friday, Sept. 4.
Ready Roundup

Football squad aware of Briggs' passing potential

With two seniors and one junior among its starters, the secondary was an area of strength last season for the Ready High School football team's defense.
Grove City Christian Roundup

Football team to face similar foe in Africentric

Grove City Christian School football coach Andrew McCampbell and Africentric coach Mark Treece believe their teams are in similar situations.

Comets see themselves in Warriors

Central Crossing High School football coach Chris Harr understands the plight of Westerville North.
Girls Golf

Grove City improves in OCC-Capital competition

The Grove City High School girls golf team will compete in the fourth and final round of the OCC-Capital Division tournament Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Royal American.
Ready Roundup

Rams' skill players pose threat for squad

After the Ready High School football team began the Brian Cross era with a 27-17 win over Whitehall a year ago, the Rams will attempt to do the same thing under a new coach when the teams meet Friday, Aug. 28, at DeSales.

Comets set to face Panthers in opener

The Central Crossing High School football team will play host to Pickerington North at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in the area's first game to kick off the season.
Grove City Christian Roundup

Football team set to face new-look Vikings

The Grove City Christian School football team visits Columbus Academy on Friday, Aug. 28, with both squads looking for strong starts.

Dawgs, 'Cats to meet in opener

Grove City High School football coach Mike Lanza and Hilliard Davidson coach Brian White have varying strategies as they prepare their teams for the opener Friday, Aug. 28, at Davidson.
Girls Volleyball

Greyhounds look to forge new identity

The Grove City High School girls volleyball team is building a new identity after the graduation of four key players who helped the Greyhounds set a season record for wins and capture their second consecutive league and Division I district titles.
Ready Roundup

Girls soccer team looks to surprise opponents

Since his team won just six games in each of the past two seasons, coach Benjamin Au doesn't expect his Ready High School girls soccer team to be considered one of central Ohio's better squads by most opponents.
Girls Soccer

Comets aiming to reach 'next level'

Amy Williams has watched the progress that a talented junior class has made for the Central Crossing High School girls soccer team.
Boys Soccer

Greyhounds counting on seniors to set course

Bryan Mulvany is excited about the prospects of his Grove City High School boys soccer team, which features a strong senior class and nine returning starters.
Girls Tennis

Comets have abundance of options for lineup

Coach Neil Hohman believes the roster of the Central Crossing High School girls tennis team gives him an abundance of options.

Greyhounds boys driven to succeed

Grove City High School boys golf coach Eric Joreski said his players worked tirelessly during the offseason after the Greyhounds failed to finish in the top half of the OCC-Ohio Division or qualify for the Division I district tournament last year.
Week 6: Nos. 1-5

UA squad broke barrier, tops list

The 2000s were a groundbreaking era for high school football in central Ohio.

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.

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.
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.
Women's Golf

Hughes relies on short game to win Franklin County title

Gahanna Lincoln High School graduate Emily Hughes is tuning up for the start of her collegiate golf career in the best way possible, not only competing in summer tournaments but winning.
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.

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.

Wimer adapts for college success

Josh Wimer had wrestling down to a formula, but that changed when he started competing for the University of Findlay.
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.

Bostic having 'great time' in pro game

In his professional football career and in life, Westland High School graduate Caleb Bostic believes he has found a formula for success.

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.
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.
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.