90-Day Archive

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.

Early end to season 'unusual feeling' for 'Hounds

Grove City High School softball coach Ted Williams is not accustomed to his team's early exit from the postseason.
Track & Field

Comets' Manivanh eyes return to state meet

Taylor Manivanh of the Central Crossing High School girls track and field team took another step toward competing in her second consecutive Division I state meet by winning a long jump district championship for the second year in a row.
Boys Tennis

'Tough' sectional ends Greyhounds' season

Buzz saws ended the Grove City High School boys tennis team's season in a Division I sectional tournament May 14 at Pickerington Central.

'Hounds fail to solve Cruisers

The Grove City High School softball team saw its season come to an end May 13 with a 1-0 loss at Groveport in the second round of the Division I district tournament.
Track & Field

Grove City's Boll shows true value

In last year's OCC-Ohio Division track and field meet, Grove City High School coach Jane Taylor lamented the points lost because of an injury to sprinter Nate Boll.
Ready Roundup

Softball squad ousts Freddies from tourney

Despite entering the postseason eight games under .500, the Ready High School softball team was hoping a tough schedule prepared it for the Division III district tournament.
Grove City Christian Roundup

Roberts leads boys track team at MSL meet

The Grove City Christian School track and field teams entered the Division III district meet at Whitehall expecting senior Tre Roberts of the boys squad to have the best chance of advancing to regional.

Comets upset Grove City in tournament

The Central Crossing High School baseball team ended Grove City's season in dramatic fashion and earned a berth in a Division I district semifinal.

Grove City's Allmon proving invaluable

Being cut from the Grove City High School baseball team as a sophomore turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Trevor Allmon.
Boys Tennis

'Hounds triple victory total

The Grove City High School boys tennis team tripled its win total from a year ago before setting its sights on the postseason.
Ready Roundup

Tennis lifts McFarland after loss of father

Ryan McFarland could tell his father didn't initially understand what made him interested in joining the Ready High School boys tennis team four years ago. However, that didn't stop Dennis McFarland from coming out to matches and supporting his son throughout his prep career.