90-Day Archive

Signing Day

Big Ten football entices central Ohio recruits

Of the nearly 100 central Ohio high school seniors who have committed to play college football, just 18 have signed letters of intent to compete for a Power Five conference program.
Olympic Marathon Trials

Area trio to compete in Los Angeles

Laura Kaulen didn't know it at the time, but she began laying the foundation for her trip to the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials more than 20 years ago.
Boys Basketball

Davidson's Huber rounding into form

Max Huber is beginning to see the bigger picture.
Boys Basketball

Bradley, Darby meet to close regular season

The Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball team will be looking to sweep the season series with Darby when it plays host to the Panthers on Friday, Feb. 12, in an OCC-Cardinal Division game.
Girls Basketball

Jaguars focus on district tourney

The Hilliard Bradley High School girls basketball team will begin its quest for a second consecutive Division I district championship when it plays host to Westerville Central in the first round Saturday, Feb. 13.
Bowling

Balance proves key for improving Darby girls

The Hilliard Darby High School girls bowling team's steady progression of the past few years earned the Panthers a winning record, and now they hope they can carry the momentum across a two-week break into the postseason.
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.
Girls Basketball

Jaguars win second league title

The Hilliard Bradley High School girls basketball team clinched at least a share of the OCC-Cardinal Division title by beating Canal Winchester 29-19 on Jan. 29.
Swimming & Diving

Serafy, Waldron pace 'Cats in OCC meet

Seniors Keith Serafy and Alex Waldron helped lead the Hilliard Davidson High School boys swimming and diving team to a third-place finish in the OCC-Central Division meet Jan. 30 at Upper Arlington.
Boys Basketball

Darby's DeLeon steps up game

Jose DeLeon has made improvements at both ends of the court for the Hilliard Darby High School boys basketball team.
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.
Boys Basketball

Huber keys Wildcats' 3-game winning streak

Max Huber helped lead the Hilliard Davidson High School boys basketball team to a three-game winning streak.
Wrestling

Wildcats working to build confidence

The Hilliard Davidson High School wrestling team is hoping the momentum it gained from winning the Hamilton Township Classic on Jan. 23 will carry over to the Rieman Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Delaware.
Boys Basketball

Jaguars' shooters giving defenses fits

Through the eyes of an opposing coach, the perimeter attack of the Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball team can be daunting.
Girls Basketball

Bradley hangs hat on defense

Hilliard Bradley High School girls basketball coach Kathy Lindsey relishes strong defensive play, and defense has been the staple for her team again this season.
Hockey

Hilliard looking to make postseason run

Regardless of how its regular season goes, the Hilliard club hockey team always seems to be one of the final teams standing in the postseason.
Boys basketball

Bradley’s Glenn scores 1,000th career point

Brandon Glenn became the first player in program history to score 1,000 career points for the Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball team.
Gymnastics

Jaguars on course for 'great' year

The Hilliard Bradley High School gymnastics team reached the midway point of its league dual schedule Jan. 20 when it competed against Central Crossing and Franklin Heights.
Commentary

WIAA misses mark on banning chants from fans

Let's hope this isn't the future of high school sports.
Swimming & Diving

Waldron, Davidson boys posting top times

The Hilliard Davidson High School boys swimming and diving team is ranked among the state's top times in three events.
Bowling

Wourms devises plan for success

Christopher Wourms agrees that he is an analytical sort of bowler.
Girls Basketball

Bradley stays perfect in OCC

The Hilliard Bradley High School girls basketball team opened the second tour through the OCC-Cardinal Division the same way it wrapped up the first -- with a victory.
Boys Basketball

Patience paying off for Darby's Wheeler

Isaiah Wheeler isn't afraid to sweat.
Wrestling

Jaguars to face North in key match

Early control of the OCC-Cardinal Division will be on the line when the Hilliard Bradley High School wrestling team visits defending league champion Westerville North on Thursday, Jan. 14.
Boys Basketball

Jaguars prepping for rematch with Celtics

The Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball team looks to remain in the hunt for the OCC-Cardinal Division title as it begins the second round of its league schedule.
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.
Commentary

Recruits face decisions when coaches move on

Sometime on Feb. 3, Tyrece Speaight will sign a letter of intent to play football at Miami University.
Boys Basketball

Norris pleased with Jaguars' recent play

Coach Brett Norris liked the execution displayed by his Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball team as it entered the new year.
Girls Basketball

Darby earns pair of wins over break

The Hilliard Darby High School girls basketball team went 2-1 during the holiday break and was hoping to build on the momentum this week.
Hockey

Wildcats embrace underdog status

If there's one role Gage Akers embraces as a senior forward for the Hilliard club hockey team, it's helping kill off a penalty.
Women's Volleyball

Area players help Wheeling Jesuit win title

No stranger to the Division II national tournament, the Wheeling Jesuit University women's volleyball team was fed up with falling short.
Girls Basketball

Allocco sets winning path for Jaguars

Carly Allocco is a big reason why the Hilliard Bradley High School girls basketball team is off to a strong start this season.
Wrestling

Darby earns title at Xenia

After losing at Delaware 64-12 on Dec. 16, Hilliard Darby High School wrestling coach Brendan Moody held a team meeting the following day to study film and refocus his athletes' mindsets.

Smock, Justice receive MLB honors

Hilliard Davidson High School girls lacrosse coach Chad Smock and Dublin Coffman senior outfielder Cameron Justice were honored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Major League Baseball Charities on Dec. 8 at Gotham Hall in New York City.
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.
Gymnastics

Coach likes Jaguars' skill, depth

The Hilliard Bradley High School gymnastics team lost one of the area's top performers from a year ago in 2015 graduate Ally Duckworth, but it has plenty of depth, according to coach Carol Eskay, who oversees all three Hilliard programs.
Boys Basketball

'Cats trying to overcome injuries, late start

Injuries and a late start to the season have taken a toll on the Hilliard Davidson High School boys basketball team thus far.
Boys Soccer

Jaguars to replace Billman as coach

Hilliard Bradley High School athletics director Eric Ryan has announced that Pat Billman will not return next season as boys soccer coach.