90-Day Archive

Week 5: Nos. 6-10

Greatness doesn't hinge on title

Over the last 25 seasons, three central Ohio high school football teams in Division I, two in Division II, five in Division III, one in Division IV, two in Division V and one in Division VI attained their ultimate goal of winning a state championship.
Week 4: Nos. 11-15

Luck factors into playoff runs

When Scott Wetzel thinks back to what helped the Big Walnut High School football team capture the 2007 Division III state championship, he remembers having a group of hard workers who developed a special bond.
Football

Spielman camp mixes instruction, fun

Chase Ungerott said he didn't know who Chris Spielman was before participating in the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 14 and 15 at Dublin Coffman High School.
Week 3: Nos. 16-20

CCL teams enjoy lasting impact

Although the Watterson High School football program has struggled to a 15-25 mark over the last four seasons, it isn't far removed from when it rivaled any team throughout central Ohio in terms of success.
Running

Injured Schulze on road to recovery

Running 10 miles, that was a snap for Meghan Schulze. The freak accident that happened afterward almost was too much to bear for the 2012 Johnstown-Monroe High School graduate.
Week 2: Nos. 21-25

Pickerington schools make mark

Although it posted back-to-back perfect regular seasons in 1976 and '77 and also had unbeaten regular seasons in 1980 and '92, it wasn't until 1999 that the Pickerington High School football team made its first appearance in a state semifinal.
Football

Top Gun Showcase provides opportunity

Dublin Jerome High School football player Matthew Preininger hopes to make a favorable impression when he participates in Football University's Top Gun Showcase for the third consecutive year.
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.
Boys Golf

Carlisle eager to solve Torrey Pines

John Carlisle headed west again with a better idea of what to expect.
Women's Soccer

Eagles FC gets first win, continues to progress

Eryn Weber has heard more than a few fans of the Columbus Eagles FC say that for as well as the second-year amateur women's soccer team has played so far this season, it should have won more than once in its first seven games.
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.
Baseball

Smith finds groove at Bowling Green

Time away from the game may have helped Matt Smith excel for the Bowling Green State University baseball team.
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 the Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:

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.
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.
Football

All-star game has heavy local flavor

The 34th-annual Licking County-Muskingum Valley All-Star Football Game will have a heavy local flavor this season.

Northridge's new AD likes atmosphere

Having attended a small college, Justin Grieger is looking forward to becoming athletics director and associate principal at Northridge High School.
Track & Field

Johnnies' Mast places 15th in 800

Walking into Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the first time can be a bit daunting for an athlete, and it was no different for Grace Mast.
New Albany to Northridge

Grieger named Northridge AD

Justin Grieger will be named athletics director at Northridge High School, pending school board approval.
Licking County League

Expansion not part of coming changes

The Licking County League will have some changes in the coming year, but expansion won’t be one of them.