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.

Mayers makes major league debut

Although it wasn’t the performance they had hoped to witness, a strong contingent from Grove City was proud to be a part of an important night July 24 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
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.

Miller displays passion, gives back at ProCamp

Braxton Miller's passion for interacting with young athletes was evident July 13 and 14 at Worthington Kilbourne High School.

Ohio Surge makes strong impression

As the leader of the Grove City High School baseball program, coach Ryan Alexander not only closely monitors his current Greyhounds, but he also keeps tabs on potential future players.
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.
Boys Soccer

Milam to coach Eagles

Dan Milam has been named boys soccer coach at Grove City Christian School.
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.

Dorsey sisters follow mom's path to OU

Central Crossing High School graduates Savannah Jo Dorsey and Michaela Dorsey have been reunited on the softball field playing for Ohio University while following in their mother's footsteps.
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:

Astros select Dawson in MLB draft

For as poised and joyous as Ronnie Dawson is while playing baseball, he was a little unnerved when he was the guest of honor at a party thrown by Ohio State teammate Nick Sergakis on June 9.
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.
Football (Full story)

Division I playoff games moving to Friday

What many view as an almost sacred tradition will be a part of the postseason beginning this fall for central Ohio’s biggest high school football programs.
Grove City Christian Roundup

Track program on positive path

Third-year Grove City Christian School track and field coach Sonya Baker has the program heading in a positive direction.
MLB Draft Roundup

Bosiokovic, Dawson, Kent, Sergakis, Sexton selected

Ronnie Dawson, a 2013 Licking Heights High School graduate and a junior at Ohio State, was selected by the Houston Astros in the second round of the MLB draft June 9.

Ready AD leaving for UA

Michael Rossetti is making a career move.
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.
Grove City Christian Roundup

Manns exceeds goal in state 100 hurdles

Only a freshman, Grove City Christian School's Calista Manns didn't seem fazed by competing in the Division III state track and field meet.
Track & Field

Comets' Manivanh wins long jump title

Taylor Manivanh of the Central Crossing High School girls track and field team picked her spots during the final two weeks of her prep career.
Ready Roundup

Whitt conquers nerves, places 6th in 400 at state

Once she got her footing, things came together nicely for Lauren Whitt.
Track & Field

Comets' jumper returning to state

Taylor Manivanh remembered last year all too well and set out to make up for that misfortune right away in the Division I regional track and field meet May 27 at Pickerington North.

'Hounds fine-tuning skills for next season

A day after his team lost to Worthington Kilbourne in the second round of the Division I district tournament, Grove City High School baseball coach Ryan Alexander said his expected returning players already were getting a jump on next season.

Comets fall shy in regional semi

Central Crossing High School softball coach Rona Dorsey made sure to console each senior following her team's loss to Teays Valley in a Division I regional semifinal May 25 at Ohio State.
Ready Roundup

Usner, Whitt reach state in track

Despite not competing in boys high school track and field until this spring, Ready senior Kyle Usner began the season with a goal of making it to state in a throwing event.
Track & Field

Comets girls reach regional

A pole vault championship for Julia Swallows and four runner-up finishes led the Central Crossing High School girls track and field team in the Division I, district 2 meet that concluded May 21 at Hilliard Darby.

Comets cruise to district title

When Central Crossing High School softball coach Rona Dorsey reflects on her seniors, she usually becomes emotional.
Ready Roundup

Track squads make leap at district meet

The Ready High School boys and girls track and field teams each took big steps forward at district compared to a year ago.