90-Day Archive


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.
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.

Divisions changing for many area squads

Since the last time the Ohio High School Athletic Association determined its football divisions based on the enrollment numbers of its member schools in May 2013, Marion-Franklin's boys enrollment dropped by 36 while Beechcroft's was unchanged.

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:
Girls Basketball

Williams eager to return to Eagles program

Once a volunteer coach in the program, Bob Williams has returned to Grove City Christian School to coach the girls basketball team.
Track & Field

Comets girls team set program mark

Central Crossing High School track and field coach Doug Boggs enjoyed most of his time at the Division I state meet, relishing the first time in the school's 13-year history that the Comets advanced multiple individuals to that level.
Track & Field

Seniors played key role for Grove City boys squad

Grove City High School track and field coach Jane Taylor thought she was watching history June 6, but only after she examined program record books was her hunch confirmed.
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.
2015 Memorial Tournament

Long-shot Lingmerth outlasts Rose in playoff

David Lingmerth is the winner of the 40th Memorial Tournament.
Track & Field

Greyhounds' Edah takes 4th at state

Koffi Edah of the Grove City High School boys track and field team hit a hurdle late in the Division I 300-meter hurdles state final June 6 at Ohio State, but he hardly cared.
Track & Field

Eagles' Galloway-Roberts finishes 9th at state

Grove City Christian School track and field coach Sonya Baker plans on using Tre Galloway-Roberts' success as motivation for other athletes.
Track & Field

Comets advance pair to state

The Central Crossing High School girls track and field team never advanced more than one individual athlete to the Division I state meet in any given season through its first 12 years of existence.
Track & Field

Eagles' Galloway-Roberts captures 100 at regional

After being hampered by a left hamstring injury last year during the regional meet, Grove City Christian School senior Tre Galloway-Roberts rededicated himself in preparation for the 2015 boys track and field season.
Ready Roundup

Relay provides building block

Although first-year Ready High School track and field coach Shannon Laseak is hoping to increase the numbers on both the boys and girls teams next season, there is a strong base of distance runners from the girls squad to build around.
Grove City Christian Roundup

Roberts hopes to secure berth in state track meet

Grove City Christian School senior Tre Roberts is looking for his first state berth in boys track and field.
Ready Roundup

Softball team falls short in bid for second upset

After upsetting its first opponent in the Division III district tournament, the Ready High School softball team tried to defeat another higher-seeded squad when it played fifth-seeded West Jefferson in a district semifinal May 20 at Pickerington Central.

Comets elevated play late in season

The Central Crossing High School baseball team played its best at the perfect time.