90-Day Archive


Mattox moves from Central Crossing to Olentangy Liberty

State champion wrestler Jaden Mattox will have a change of scenery for his junior season.

Vikings wary of retooled Eagles

Columbus Academy football coach Robin Miller had a simple message for his team as it prepared for its opener Friday, Aug. 26, at Grove City Christian.

Dawgs, 'Cats ready to battle

For Hilliard Davidson High School football coach Brian White, playing time for his relatively inexperienced team will be the best gauge for checking its early season progress.

Comets set for opener with North

Last season's opener didn't prove to be a sign of things to come for the Pickerington North and Central Crossing high school football teams.
Central Crossing Roundup

Experienced lineup should benefit boys soccer team

Ten seniors give the Central Crossing High School boys soccer team much-needed experience.
Grove City Roundup

Girls soccer team aims for high goals

The Grove City High School girls soccer team entered the season looking to reach at least a Division I district final.
Ready Roundup

Football squad to open with Whitehall

Although the programs have had roughly the same record the last two seasons, the Ready High School football team has continued to have Whitehall's number.
Ironman 70.3 Ohio

Athletes ready to tackle Delaware triathlon

Len Iglar describes it as an addiction, or being similar to a cult.

Delaware geared up for Ironman's throngs

Athletes will need a mix of determination, training and toughness to overcome the biking, running and swimming courses at the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Ohio triathlon in Delaware.
Ironman 70.3 Ohio

Competitors motivated to test their mettle

Living in an enviable locale and closing in on a promotion in the Air Force, Beau Burkley didn't welcome his 40-pound weight loss.
Central Crossing Roundup

Davern to set pace for boys golf team

The Central Crossing High School boys golf team enjoyed its best season last fall, but duplicating that success may be difficult because most of the varsity lineup graduated.
Grove City Roundup

Witteman: Girls tennis team 'making progress'

Grove City High School girls tennis coach Dan Witteman has been pleased with his team's preparation and the turnout for his 28th season.

Mind over matter?

Athletes and fitness enthusiasts have forever looked for that little extra -- and mostly legal -- edge.

Mount Rushmore series shows area talent runs deep

Considering it's just three weeks until DeSales plays host to Lancaster and Licking Valley plays at Newark Catholic on opening night Aug. 25, it's officially time to get excited about the coming high school football season.
Week 6

OCC-Ohio features star power

Whether it's been playoff appearances or players moving on to the next level, the high school football teams that have competed in the OCC-Ohio Division in recent years were part of what was perhaps central Ohio's deepest league.

Mayers feels like he belongs

As Mike Mayers took the mound for his Major League Baseball debut July 24 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, he was fulfilling a dream that began while growing up in Grove City.
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.