90-Day Archive

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.

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.

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:
Legion Baseball

Young Post 283 hopes to shine

Just five players have returned this season for the Pickerington American Legion Post 283 baseball team.

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.

Licking County looks to tie All-Star series

The Licking County football team will be seeking to tie the series in the 34th-annual Licking County-Muskingum Valley All-Star Game.
Prep Notes

Granville, Newark Catholic win titles

What the Newark Catholic High School baseball team and the Granville softball team accomplished this spring is part of a trend that has been going on in their respective sports in recent seasons.
Track & Field

Warriors boys excel at state meet

The Watkins Memorial High School boys track and field team continued to add to its distinctions this season.
Track & Field

Hornets' Richardson takes 2nd at state

Licking Heights High School senior Curtis Richardson capped a stellar season in the Division I state track and field meet June 6 at Ohio State.

Watkins Memorial’s Day selected in MLB draft

Chandler Day, a 2015 Watkins Memorial High School graduate, was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 30th round of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft on June 10.
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.
Prep Notes

Green Wave reaches final

Since the state tournament was moved from Cooper Stadium to Huntington Park in 2009, no high school baseball team in any division has reached that level more regularly than Newark Catholic.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Boys track team sends 10 athletes to state

The Watkins Memorial High School boys track and field team exceeded the expectations of coach Marty Dahlman in the Division I regional meet.