90-Day Archive

Wrestling

Central Crossing falls in team state tournament

Five forfeits were too much to overcome for the Central Crossing High School wrestling team.
Ready Roundup

Neff stepping up in post for girls basketball team

The Ready High School girls basketball team hasn't let its perceived limitations hinder it this season.
Girls Basketball

Grove City strives for 'emotional' play

The Grove City High School girls basketball team enters the Division I district tournament coming off one of its more impressive efforts of the season.
Football

Smaller programs can be beneficial for recruits

Gahanna Lincoln High School defensive lineman Jonathon Cooper might have the highest profile among area seniors who have committed to Football Bowl Subdivision programs.

Competitive balance plan pushed back by OHSAA

In a way to limit potential pitfalls, the Ohio High School Athletic Association is putting the implementation of one of its biggest changes in recent years temporarily on hold.
Swimming & Diving

'Hounds finish second in OCC

The Grove City High School boys swimming and diving team could have agonized over finishing just three points out of first in the OCC-Ohio Division meet Jan. 30 at Thomas Worthington.
Boys Basketball

Comets aiming for first district tourney win

When coach Neil Hohman took over the Central Crossing High School boys basketball program before this season, his goals included guiding the Comets to their first Division I district tournament win.
Wrestling

Grove City's Najdusak wins title at invitational

Marcus Najdusak won the 106-pound weight class for the Grove City High School wrestling team Jan. 30 in the Watkins Memorial Invitational.
Wrestling

Teacher's persistence pays off

As improbable as it may seem given his success with the Central Crossing High School wrestling team, Kameron Teacher nearly walked away from the sport as a freshman.
Wrestling

Freshman comes through for Comets

A freshman came up big for the Central Crossing High School wrestling team Jan. 27, helping the Comets advance in the Division I state team tournament.
Commentary

Visitors should expect antics from home fans

The "Curtain of Distraction" sits under the basket on the west end of the Reynoldsburg High School gymnasium, waiting to help work magic for the Raiders.
Girls Basketball

Comets stay positive in rough year

Central Crossing High School girls basketball coach Lewis Buzzard continues to see improvement as his team prepares for the Division I district tournament.
Ready Roundup

Inks hungry for wins on mat

All Hunter Inks needed was a little taste.
Swimming & Diving

Grove City boys look to defend OCC titles

The Grove City High School boys swimming and diving team will have four championships to defend when it participates in the OCC-Ohio Division meet Saturday, Jan. 30, at Thomas Worthington.
Boys Basketball

Play-by-Play Classic features strong field

Three of last year's four Division I district champions in high school boys basketball will be among those hitting the floor this weekend in the 14th annual Jared Sullinger Ohio Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic at Ohio Dominican.
Gymnastics

Comets strong on floor exercise

When McKenzie Swain thinks about it, she isn't surprised that the Central Crossing High School gymnastics team considers itself strongest on floor exercise.
Wrestling

Teacher, Mattox lead Comets at Oregon Clay

Heavyweight Kameron Teacher remained unbeaten, and the Central Crossing High School wrestling team continued to make a name for itself around the state.
Wrestling

New approach suits Najdusak

Marcus Najdusak spent too much time countering opponents in his first two seasons with the Grove City High School wrestling team.
Boys Basketball

'Hounds look to build momentum for tourney

As the Grove City High School boys basketball team began the second round of OCC-Ohio Division play, coach Greg Waits was optimistic the Greyhounds would bounce back from a disappointing first half and build momentum for the Division I district tournament.
Girls Basketball

Grove City 'gym rats' show dedication

After watching his team defeat Pickerington North 66-54 on Jan. 8, Grove City High School girls basketball coach Dale Corbett rewarded his players by giving them the next day off, with the option of attending a voluntary shoot-around in the morning.
Swimming & Diving

Youth has its upside for Comets

Central Crossing High School swimming and diving coach Robert Boggs' teams consistently have been young the past few years.
Ready Roundup

Summer carpool benefits bowlers

If the Ready High School boys bowling team advances to the Division II state tournament for the second consecutive season, it could point to a carpooling experiment as being among the reasons.
Dispatch Scholar-Athletes

Program puts winners on route to success

The versatility that helped Molly Dengler and Eric Erb excel in high school athletics provided each with new adventures the last few years.
Wrestling

Medina tournament challenges Central Crossing

Three champions were not enough.
Boys Basketball

Comets' Stephens to miss rest of year

It wasn't the ending Noah Stephens had expected.
Basketball

Area teams primed for holiday tournaments

There might not seem to be much of a downside to leaving the typically cold weather conditions of Ohio to play in a basketball tournament in Florida over the holiday break.
Girls Basketball

Comets trying to find positives

First-year Central Crossing High School girls basketball coach Lewis Buzzard has been trying to find positives amid his team's struggles.
Ready Roundup

Depth helping girls squad

Having several players with varsity experience has helped the Ready High School girls basketball team compensate for the loss of one of its all-time greats.
Swimming & Diving

Grove City boys win title in Braves Invitational

Kalvin Koethke won two individual events and was part of two winning relays to help the Grove City High School boys swimming and diving team win the six-team Braves Invitational on Dec. 14 at Columbus Aquatics Center.
Football

Area players getting ready for bowl games

Chris Frey understood the Michigan State football team had backed itself into a corner after a 39-38 loss Nov. 7 at struggling Nebraska.