90-Day Archive

Wrestling

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.
Licking Heights Roundup

Girls squad preparing for tourney

The Licking Heights High School girls basketball team plans to use its regular-season finale Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Westerville Central as a dress rehearsal for the postseason.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Short-handed wrestlers fall to Delaware

With five starters missing from the lineup because of injury, Watkins Memorial High School wrestling coach Mark Kurth told his team not to stare at the scoreboard during its dual against Delaware in a Region 5 semifinal of the Division I state team tournament Feb. 3 at Lancaster.
Commentary

Banning chants misses mark

Let's hope this isn't the future of high school sports.
Boys Basketball

Green Wave's Hogue passes 1,000-point mark

Newark Catholic High School senior boys basketball player Max Hogue surpassed 1,000 career points during his team's 67-66 loss to Watkins Memorial on Jan. 22.

Watkins Memorial Roundup Wrestlers advance on May's pin

The Watkins Memorial High School wrestling team displayed its depth and resolve in surviving in the early rounds of the Division I team state duals Jan. 27.
Licking Heights Roundup

Girls basketball squad seeks momentum

The Licking Heights High School girls basketball team was looking to regain its momentum when it played Licking Valley on Jan. 29.
Boys Basketball

Green Wave’s Hogue passes 1,000-point mark

Newark Catholic High School senior boys basketball player Max Hogue surpassed 1,000 career points during his team’s 67-66 loss to Watkins Memorial on Jan. 22.
Wrestling

Watkins Memorial reaches regional semifinal

The Watkins Memorial High School wrestling team overcame some adversity Jan. 27 to advance to a Division I, Region 5 semifinal in the team state tournament.
Commentary

Banning chants misses mark

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

Girls team hopes to learn from setback

The Licking Heights High School girls basketball team was unable to remain in a first-place tie with Lakewood atop the LCL-Buckeye Division standings for more than a handful of days, as the Hornets were upset by host Granville 48-44 on Jan. 20.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Miles' play sparking boys squad

The Watkins Memorial High School boys basketball team found itself in an unusual position after beating Granville 64-53 on Jan. 16 -- in first place in its league.
Commentary

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.
Prep Notes

Smith earns 100th career win with Green Wave

A relatively slow start hasn't taken away from the big-picture perspective of Newark Catholic High School girls basketball coach Rob Smith.
Licking Heights Roundup

Boys squad set to 'get things rolling'

The Licking Heights High School boys basketball team appears to be gaining some momentum.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Fulwider continuing to improve for wrestling team

Alec Fulwider has been among the top performers for the Watkins Memorial High School wrestling team thus far.
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.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Boys squad snaps skid to Hornets

The Watkins Memorial High School boys basketball team hoped to gain momentum from beating its rival for the first time in 13 meetings.