90-Day Archive


Licking Valley wins LCL championship

The Licking Valley High School wrestling team won five weight classes en route to its fifth LCL championship in six seasons Feb. 6 at Newark Catholic.
Swimming & Diving

Granville, Watkins Memorial win LCL titles

The Granville and Watkins Memorial high school swimming and diving teams won titles in the inaugural LCL meet Feb. 6 at New Albany.

Competitive balance plan pushed back by OHSAA

In a way to limit potential pitfalls, the Ohio High School Athletic Association is putting the implementation of one of its biggest changes in recent years temporarily on hold.
Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

Basketball teams earn LCL titles

Two LCL-Cardinal Division championships will be added to the banners in the Johnstown-Monroe High School gym.
Northridge Roundup

Wins still elusive for girls basketball team

The Northridge High School girls basketball team continues to improve, but has not been able to reap the rewards.

Deer, Pankuch embrace challenge

One moment made it clear to Mike Pankuch. All of his efforts to start a bowling program at Northridge High School were worth it.
Northridge Roundup

Boys team snaps skid with half-court defense

Defense was the key to helping the Northridge High School boys basketball team snap a three-game losing streak.
Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

Wrestling squad finds benefit in team tourney

For the first time since 2013, the Johnstown-Monroe High School wrestling team competed in the Division II state team tournament, but it did not face an easy matchup in its opener.

Banning chants misses mark

Let's hope this isn't the future of high school sports.
Northridge Roundup

Bunstine enjoying final weeks of season

Josie Bunstine has been more relaxed in her senior season with the Northridge High School girls swimming and diving team.
Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

Backcourt play key for boys team

When watching the Johnstown-Monroe High School boys basketball team, it's easy to pick out two of its strengths.
Boys Basketball

Carter, Matoszkia lead Johnstown in win over Northridge

Post players Jason Carter and Kyle Matoszkia quickly seized control in the paint for the Johnstown-Monroe High School boys basketball team, combining for 31 points and 17 rebounds in the host Johnnies’ 73-48 win over Northridge on Jan. 16.

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.
Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

Crawford enjoys creating havoc on defense

Cheyenne Crawford enjoys making opponents feel uncomfortable.
Northridge Roundup

Breaking 50 means wins for boys team

Coach Brian Blume has seen the line in the sand -- or on the court -- for his Northridge High School boys basketball team.
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.
Northridge Roundup

Girls team hopes to 'shake off mistakes'

First-year coach Chad Scott watched as his young Northridge High School girls basketball team began to unravel, much like it had in earlier games.
Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

Wrestlers benefit from small roster

Being on a small roster has been paying off for the members of the Johnstown-Monroe High School wrestling team.

Area teams primed for holiday tournaments

There might not seem to be much of a downside to leaving the typically cold weather conditions of Ohio to play in a basketball tournament in Florida over the holiday break.
Local Roundup

Gymnastics duo debut for Vikings

Two athletes have been representing Northridge High School in central Ohio gymnastics meets.