90-Day Archive

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.
Girls Swimming & Diving

Numbers down but Panthers talented

The Hilliard Darby High School girls swimming and diving team has just nine athletes, but five have district experience.
Boys Basketball

Jaguars struggle on defense in OCC opener

Coach Brett Norris wasn't happy with the defensive effort of his Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball team in its OCC-Cardinal Division opener.
Boys Swimming & Diving

'Cats return four state qualifiers

The Hilliard Davidson High School boys swimming and diving team has returned four of its five state qualifiers and has added new talent and depth.
Girls Basketball

Bradley ready to face Darby, Davidson

The Hilliard Bradley High School girls basketball team will face its sister schools in the coming days, as the Jaguars will travel to Davidson on Saturday, Dec. 12, before playing host to Darby on Tuesday, Dec. 15, in the first of two league matchups.
Boys Basketball

Darby returns starters to roster

The pains of last season might help bring success this winter for the Hilliard Darby High School boys basketball team.
Bowling

Bradley set to roll with experience

Between its boys and girls teams, seven of the Hilliard Bradley High School bowling program's top 10 competitors from last year are back this season, which begins Saturday, Dec. 5, with the Red and Blue Classic at HP Lanes.
Wrestling

Wildcats' DiSabato eyeing state meet

Gio DiSabato of the Hilliard Davidson High School wrestling team has his sights set on making a return trip to the Division I state tournament in March.