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.
Cricket

Area kids delving into sport at Dublin camp

Like many young children, Vikram Srikonda has begun playing traditional sports like basketball and baseball. He plans on trying out for soccer in the fall.
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.
Football

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.
Commentary

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:
Boys Track & Field

Rebuilt Wildcats avoided drop-off

This was supposed to be a rebuilding season for the Hilliard Davidson High School boys track and field team after losing four-time state qualifiers Dametrius Clark, Phillipie Motley and Damarcus Nelson to graduation.
Girls Track & Field

Darby pleased with progress

The Hilliard Darby High School girls track and field team fell short of its goal of qualifying individuals for the Division I state meet.
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

Ross earns high jump title at state

Jacob Ross of the Hilliard Davidson High School boys track and field team had extra motivation while competing in the high jump in the Division I state meet.
Boys Tennis

Thai upended in second round at state

Mitchell Thai was in his element at the Division I state tournament.
Softball

Bradley seniors set path for future

The Hilliard Bradley High School softball team will have to replace most of its starting infield next season.
State Champions -- Boys Volleyball

Panthers handle pressure, win title

The timing was right for the Hilliard Darby High School boys volleyball team.
Track & Field

Burdette leads Davidson at regional meet

Colin Burdette of the Hilliard Davidson High School boys track and field team initially worried that his running career was over after being diagnosed with a rare heart disorder known as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome a little over a year ago.
Boys Tennis

Thai reaches state tourney

Mitchell Thai will be the first member of the Hilliard Bradley High School boys tennis program to compete in the Division I state tournament.
Boys Volleyball

'Cats stop North in region final

The Hilliard Davidson High School boys volleyball team will be looking to win its second state championship in the Division I state tournament this weekend at Capital University.
Track & Field

Davidson girls team again wins district

Led by Lilly Saniel-Banrey, the Hilliard Davidson High School girls track and field team captured its fourth consecutive Division I district title.
Boys Lacrosse

Panthers set program record for victories

The Hilliard Darby High School boys lacrosse team set the program record for victories this season with a senior-laden roster.
Baseball

Panthers fall to Warriors in district final

The season ended too soon for the Hilliard Darby High School baseball team, according to coach Chris Fugitt.
Track & Field

'Cats boys again win OCC

The Hilliard Davidson High School boys track and field team is no longer loaded with experience in the sprinting events without 2014 graduates Dametrius Clark, Phillipie Motley and Damarcus Nelson.
Boys Tennis

Bradley's Thai places second at sectional

Mitchell Thai lost for just the second time as a varsity player, but the sophomore for the Hilliard Bradley High School boys tennis team advanced to the Division I district tournament.
Boys Volleyball

Davidson cruises into regional semifinal

The top seed in the Division I East Region tournament, the Hilliard Davidson High School boys volleyball team rolled past 17th-seeded Thomas Worthington 25-17, 25-7, 25-12 in a first-round match May 15 at home.
Softball

'Cats start slow, upset by Gales

The Hilliard Davidson High School softball team was unable to overcome a rough start in a 6-5 loss to 23rd-seeded Lancaster in the second round of the Division I district tournament May 13 at home.
Baseball

Hay pitches Panthers to district semifinal

Senior right-handed pitcher Brett Hay turned in a stellar performance to help send the Hilliard Darby High School baseball team to its third consecutive appearance in a Division I district semifinal.
Lacrosse

Darby boys retain Hilliard Cup

The Hilliard Darby High School boys lacrosse team won the Hilliard Cup for the second year in a row.
Softball

Bradley earns share of OCC title

The Hilliard Bradley High School softball team clinched a share of its second league championship by defeating Darby 7-2 in its league finale May 6.
Boys Volleyball

Wildcats upend Darby; teams share OCC title

Hilliard Davidson High School boys volleyball coach Rusty Herring sat his players down to watch an inspirational video May 4, a day before his team's crucial OCC-Ohio Division match against defending league champion Darby.
Baseball

Darby gains share of league title

It wasn't the way the Hilliard Darby High School baseball team wanted to win its first league title in seven years.
Boys Tennis

Codogni, Porter seeded for tournament

The Hilliard Davidson High School boys tennis team has two of the four seeds in singles in its home Division I sectional tournament.
Boys Lacrosse

Darby falls to Eagles in key OCC contest

The mistakes mounted for the Hilliard Darby High School boys lacrosse team during its OCC-Ohio Division game against New Albany on May 4, preventing the Panthers from clinching at least a share of their first league title.
Boys Volleyball

Darby chasing another OCC title

The Hilliard Darby and Davidson high school boys volleyball teams entered the final week of the regular season with their sights set on winning the OCC-Ohio Division championship.
Softball

Wildcats ready for time to practice

The Hilliard Davidson High School softball team will have some practice time before the start of the postseason to sharpen its skills.
Track & Field

Sports make difference in Wilson's life

John and Carmala Wilson were heartbroken 15 years ago when they learned that their son, Jabari, had a form of autism.
Girls Lacrosse

Jaguars to open tourney against Gahanna

The Hilliard Bradley High School girls lacrosse team hopes to return to early-season form as it enters the postseason.
Baseball

Panthers clinch share of league title

The Hilliard Darby High School baseball team clinched the OCC-Cardinal Division title and earned the fifth seed for the Division I district tournament.
Track & Field

Iosue, Toliver propel Panthers girls to title

The Hilliard Darby High School girls track and field team won the 14-team Central Ohio All-Star Invitational on May 1 at Hamilton Township.
Baseball

Wildcats look to get back to winning ways

The Hilliard Davidson High School baseball team entered the week wanting to get back on track.
Softball

Panthers match win total from last year

The Hilliard Darby High School softball team reached one of its goals when it defeated Dublin Jerome 11-8 in an OCC-Cardinal Division game April 24.