90-Day Archive

Tri-County Aquatics League

Kingfish win 12th straight title

The Chevington Woods Kingfish won 30 of 77 events during the 11-team Tri-County Aquatics League championships held July 21 and 22 at the Canal Winchester Municipal Pool to easily capture their 12th consecutive title.
Week 5

Talent abounds in OCC-Central

Central Crossing High School football coach Chris Harr isn't sure what wrinkles in terms of strategy he'll see from opponents in the future of the OCC-Central Division, but he knows he'll be tested.

Miller displays passion, gives back at ProCamp

Braxton Miller's passion for interacting with young athletes was evident July 13 and 14 at Worthington Kilbourne High School.
Week 4

OCC-Cardinal teams pack punch

The high school football programs that made up the OCC-Cardinal Division the last three seasons have attempted to find success over the years by carving their own identities.
Track & Field

Jordan earns USA Today honor

Andrew Jordan, a 2016 Watkins Memorial graduate, recently was named second-team All-USA for high school track and field distance runners by USA Today.
Week 3

OCC-Capital schools explored

When high school football teams begin league play this fall, one group that will be in for a big shakeup are the members of the OCC-Capital Division.

Day looks to turn page at Vanderbilt

Chandler Day is hoping that playing baseball in the Cape Cod League this summer will put him in position to have a bigger role with his Vanderbilt University team next season.
Week 2

Series continues with LCL, MSL

Well before the rebirth of the Licking County League and the expansion and realignment of the Mid-State League in 2013, small-school programs from the Central District were known for producing some of the state's best high school football talent.
Track & Field

'Blessed' Richardson aiming high

Curtis Richardson compares himself to a baby who is just beginning to walk.
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.
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 our Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:
Cross Country

OHSAA approves postseason changes

When the Ohio High School Athletic Association began combining boys and girls enrollments to determine postseason divisions for cross country in 2013, one of the coaches who expressed disappointed in the decision was Watterson’s Matt McGowan.
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.

Astros select Dawson in MLB draft

For as poised and joyous as Ronnie Dawson is while playing baseball, he was a little unnerved when he was the guest of honor at a party thrown by Ohio State teammate Nick Sergakis on June 9.

Licking County squad unites for all-star game

Even after the first day of practice, Jeff Severino could see the makings of team unity.

Morelli succeeds Rose as Watkins Memorial AD

Adam Rose has stepped down as athletics director at Watkins Memorial High School to become dean of students at Newark.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Jordan wins 3,200 to cap prep career

Andrew Jordan capped his track and field career at Watkins Memorial High School by winning the 3,200 meters in the Division I boys state meet held June 3 and 4 at Ohio State.
Prep Notes

Area athletes, teams capture state titles

Celebrations came in three sports for Licking County high school programs during the first weekend of June.
Licking Heights Roundup

Girls on track for success in future

Coach Zach Grubb thinks his Licking Heights High School girls track and field team set a path for more success next season.

Big inning lifts Lakewood to state title

For the second consecutive day, the Lakewood High School softball team fell behind early. Once again, the Lancers had an answer.