90-Day Archive

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.
Swimming & Diving

Hilliard repeats as SSCL champion

The Hilliard Marlins built a huge lead halfway through the Suburban Swim Club League meet July 12 at Annehurst Pool in Westerville and made it stand despite a furious charge from Swim and Racquet Club.
Girls Soccer

Bradley names new coaches

Hilliard Bradley High School has named a new girls soccer coach and an assistant to replace two coaches who recently resigned.
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.
Football

Kohl, Williams excel at Ohio Dominican

Cameron Kohl and Zack Williams have been inseparable since the seventh grade, playing football at Hilliard Heritage Middle School before starring at Darby High School.
Girls Soccer

Bradley coach, assistant resign

Hilliard Bradley High School girls soccer coach Cheri Shields and assistant coach Brian Baker have resigned, Hilliard City Schools spokeswoman Stacie Raterman said.
Club Soccer

Ohio Premier boys win U16, U18 regional titles

The Ohio Premier club soccer program never had won a regional championship before June 29.
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.
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:
Synchronized Swimming

Central Ohio girls set to compete in Junior Olympics

The merger between two central Ohio synchronized swimming programs has proven successful, as 24 area girls will be competing in the Junior Olympics Championships from Friday, June 24, though July 2 in Long Island, New York.
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.
Cross Country

OHSAA approves postseason changes

When the Ohio High School Athletic Association began combining boys and girls enrollments to determine postseason divisions for cross country in 2013, one of the coaches who expressed disappointed in the decision was Watterson’s Matt McGowan.
Golf

Tracy plays four rounds in U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. -- Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy strolled onto the Oakmont Country Club practice green, which is attached to the rear of the ninth green, on June 17. He paused to watch Ethan Tracy attempt a birdie putt.
Boys Track & Field

Panthers looking to learn from Riddle's success

When fourth-year Hilliard Darby High School boys track and field coach Matt Fox looks back at the season, two things stick out.
Girls Track & Field

Coach got most out of young 'Cats

Hilliard Davidson High School girls track and field coach Matt Beatty was able to get the most out of his team this season.
State Track Notes

Jerome twins reach podium with heavy hearts

Dublin Jerome High School senior twin distance runners Brad and Carly Davis ran in their first state track and field meet with more on their minds than reaching the Division I awards podium.
Track & Field

Johnson wins 3,200 state title

India Johnson had no idea she was pulling away from the competition.
Boys Volleyball

Darby falls to Moeller in state semi

The Hilliard Darby High School boys volleyball team fell short in its bid to repeat as Division I state champion.
Track & Field

Wildcats' Ross aiming for another title

Jacob Ross is healthy again and ready to defend his title in the high jump.
Boys Tennis

Thai shows grit at state

After cool spring weather, things heated up for Mitchell Thai in his second trip to the Division I boys tennis state tournament.
Lacrosse

Bradley boys conclude season with new coach

The Hilliard Bradley High School boys lacrosse team finished the season under a new coach after Andrew Buck was suspended.
Track & Field

'Cats boys finish second at district

Depth helped lead the Hilliard Davidson High School boys track and field team to a runner-up finish in the Division I, district 3 meet.
Boys Tennis

Bradley's Thai wins district singles title

Mitchell Thai won the first district title for the Hilliard Bradley High School boys tennis team and reached the Division I state tournament for the second consecutive season.
Softball

Davidson enjoyed 'phenomenal' season

The Hilliard Davidson High School softball team had a season to remember.
Baseball

Darby falls in district final

Hilliard Darby High School baseball coach Chris Fugitt summed up the fate of his team simply.
Boys Volleyball

Darby returns to state tourney

The Hilliard Darby High School boys volleyball team enters the Division I state tournament this weekend as the defending state champion.
Boys Lacrosse

Bradley coach suspended late in season

The Hilliard Bradley High School boys lacrosse team finished the season under a new coach after Andrew Buck was suspended.
Boys Tennis

Davidson sending trio to district

The Hilliard Davidson High School boys tennis team will have three representatives in the Division I district tournament Thursday, May 19, at home and Saturday, May 21, at Upper Arlington.
Baseball

Top-seeded Panthers 'finding ways to win'

Hilliard Darby High School baseball coach Chris Fugitt hopes his team can pass another test.
Boys Volleyball

Jaguars top Warhawks in tourney opener

The Hilliard Bradley High School boys volleyball team played second-seeded Pickerington North in a Division I East Region semifinal May 17, with the winner advancing to a regional final.
Softball

Wildcats upset by Cruisers in district semi

The Hilliard Davidson High School softball team hit three home runs and made several good plays in the outfield in a Division I district semifinal against 14th-seeded Groveport on May 16 at Olentangy.
Track & Field

Darby sweeps league titles

Two droughts ended for the Hilliard Darby High School track and field teams in the OCC- Cardinal Division meet held May 12 and 14 at Davidson.
Commentary

Coaches inspire sons to follow in their footsteps

It's easy to underestimate how much of an impact a coach can have until he or she is not doing it anymore.
Track & Field

Darby's Thayer finds success in throws

Hilliard Darby High School senior Zach Thayer wanted to be a football player, but that option was knocked away.
Softball

Panthers cruise in first tourney win since 2009

The Hilliard Darby High School softball team broke out in a big way in the first round of the Division I district tournament.
Baseball

Wildcats roll in tourney opener

Nick Summers came through on the mound and at the plate for the host Hilliard Davidson High School baseball team in its Division I district tournament opener.
Boys Volleyball

Panthers add to OCC title streak

The Hilliard Darby High School boys volleyball team ran its streak of league championships to 17 by finishing 10-0 in the OCC-Ohio Division.
Boys Lacrosse

Jaguars looking to generate momentum

Coach Andrew Buck is waiting for his Hilliard Bradley High School boys lacrosse team to put together a complete game.