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.

Wright-Tennyson earns top pro honor

Often times, gifts to young children are discarded after a few years without much of a second thought.
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.

Wilson overcomes string of injuries

Brad Wilson has sworn off playing basketball. The 2015 Northridge High School graduate never had a significant sports injury before tearing his right Achilles tendon while playing basketball in his senior season with the Vikings.
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.

Role becomes a snap for Grassman

Corbin Grassman has been a standout for the University at Buffalo football team, although his contributions normally don't make headlines.
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.
Club Soccer

Area teams primed 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.

Bullard bouncing back from surgery

Clayton Bullard had had enough of the pain.
Football (Full story)

Division I playoff games moving to Friday

What many view as an almost sacred tradition will be a part of the postseason beginning this fall for central Ohio’s biggest high school football programs.

Chatfield eyes all-star opportunity

Jonny Chatfield recently went from the hay field to the football field.
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.
Northridge Roundup

Carpenter plans to better state finish

It was her birthday, but Olivia Carpenter wasn't celebrating.
Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

Softball team enjoyed 'a lot of firsts' this season

Sitting at the postgame press conference, a smile crept across the face of Johnstown-Monroe High School softball coach Steve Smith.
Track & Field

Local athletes advance to state

The Johnstown-Monroe and Northridge high school track and field programs both ended droughts in the state meet June 3 and 4 at Ohio State.

Johnstown falls in state semi

The Johnstown-Monroe High School softball team finally ran out of rallies.

Johnnies rally to win first regional title

Although coach Steve Smith had seen it happen before, he wasn't sure his Johnstown-Monroe High School softball team could rally for another postseason title.

Stefanick's homer lifts Johnstown

Sydney Stefanick just wanted to start a rally, but she gave the Johnstown-Monroe High School softball team much more May 25 at Wright State.

Johnnies win first title at district

Maddi Lusk and Erin McConnell stood between the pitching circle and home plate, showing off the hardware that previously had eluded the Johnstown-Monroe High School softball team.