90-Day Archive

Watkins Memorial Roundup

Runners focusing on league success

The Watkins Memorial High School boys and girls cross country teams again are seeking to make a deep run into the postseason.
Licking Heights Roundup

Girls volleyball team hopes to ride momentum

The Licking Heights High School girls volleyball team is hoping to build on the momentum it gained during the second half of last season.
Licking Heights Roundup

Football team set on finishing drives

The Licking Heights High School football team will have a new perspective when it kicks off the season as host to Westland on Friday, Aug. 28.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Veteran football squad working to develop depth

Despite returning 26 letterwinners, including 24 seniors, the Watkins Memorial High School football team still has plenty to work on early this season.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Boys golf squad seeking LCL title

The Watkins Memorial High School boys golf team is on a mission this season.
Licking Heights Roundup

Limited boys golf team aims to show progress

The Licking Heights High School boys golf team will be a work in progress this season.
Football

Area squads ready for preseason tests

During its preseason schedule, the Dublin Coffman High School football team will tune up for the coming season by facing a pair of teams that qualified for the playoffs last fall and another program that has been a postseason regular the last two-plus decades.
Week 6: Nos. 1-5

Upper Arlington squad broke barrier, tops list

The 2000s were a groundbreaking era for high school football in central Ohio.
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.
Tri-County Aquatic League

Chevington Woods dominates championships

The Chevington Woods Kingfish finished first in 31 of 77 events during the 11-team Tri-County Aquatic League championships held July 23 and 24 at the Canal Winchester Municipal Pool.
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.

Weather hampers new turf project at Newark's White Field

The true summer weather that arrived last week was welcomed not only by sunbathers, but also by Newark High School.
Hockey

New Albany's Sherwood signs with Blue Jackets

Kole Sherwood was 3 years old when the Columbus Blue Jackets began play in the National Hockey League, and a year later he entered learn-to-skate classes at Chiller Easton.
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.
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.
Legion Baseball

Post 283 hopes to jell soon

With the regular season winding down, the Pickerington American Legion Post 283 baseball team will be seeking to put the pieces together before attempting to win its fifth consecutive district tournament title.
Club Soccer

Central Ohio squads fall short in regional

None of the seven central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup from June 20-24 in Fox Cities, Wis., captured a championship.
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.
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.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight spring sports 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: