90-Day Archive

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.
Track & Field

Johnnies' Annis, Mast reach regional

The Johnstown-Monroe High School track and field program had two individuals and one relay qualify for the Division II regional meet May 26 and 28 at Lexington.
Northridge Roundup

Bunstine, Webb bound for regional

Josie Bunstine was posed with an unexpected but welcome problem.
Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

Softball team beats Heath to reach district final

The little things had been paying off in the win column as the Johnstown-Monroe High School softball team aimed for the program's first district championship.

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.
Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

Baseball squad falls to DeSales

Coach Justin Richards had his Johnstown-Monroe High School baseball team playing its best entering the postseason, but it fell short against red-hot DeSales.
Northridge Roundup

Baseball team eliminated by Academy

Payton Miller was in a rhythm for the Northridge High School baseball team.

Johnstown’s Denney tosses no-hitter

Marques Denney threw a five-inning no-hitter as the host Johnstown-Monroe High School baseball team defeated 24th-seeded Marion-Franklin 15-0 on May 10 in the first round of the Division II district tournament.