90-Day Archive

Baseball

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.
Football

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.
Softball

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.
Baseball

Newark Catholic holds on to win state title

Of the nine state championship games the Newark Catholic High School baseball team has won, none might have been as challenging as this year’s.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Jordan, Melson win regional titles

Andrew Jordan won a pair of Division I regional titles and Desmond Melson won another for the Watkins Memorial High School boys track and field team.
Prep Notes

Lancers softball team rolls to state

Featuring three players who batted better than .500, the Lakewood High School softball team scored in double figures 12 times while posting a perfect record during the regular season.
Licking Heights Roundup

Track season ends at regional

Junior Chan'lier Myers competed in three regional events for the Licking Heights High School girls track and field team, but did not advance to state.
Track & Field

Pair of Hornets reach regional

The track and field season ended for the Licking Heights High School boys team when senior Jaylen Stokes was unable to advance from the Division I regional to the state meet, which is Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, at Ohio State.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Track squads excel at district

The Watkins Memorial High School boys track and field team was looking to capture a Division I regional title last week.
Prep Notes

Blue Aces, Lancers win district softball titles

Winning Division II district championships May 23 at Pickerington Central had a been-there-done-that feel to it for both the Granville and Lakewood high school softball teams.
Prep Notes

Panthers lose to DeSales in final

Despite having a below-.500 record during the regular season, the Licking Valley High School baseball team made it to a second consecutive Division II district championship game.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Softball team stepping up to challenges

The Watkins Memorial High School softball team has shown a flare for the dramatic during the postseason.
Licking Heights Roundup

Baseball team losing nine seniors, coach

The Licking Heights High School baseball team will need to replace nine seniors and its coach following a season in which it finished 13-11 overall.
Prep Notes

Lancers getting ready for Bulldogs

During a perfect regular season, the Lakewood High School softball team won all but three games by at least four runs.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Softball team advances to district semi

The wait was worth it for the Watkins Memorial High School softball team.
Licking Heights Roundup

Boyer stepping down as baseball coach

The Licking Heights High School baseball team played its final game under longtime coach Jeff Boyer on May 13 when the Hornets faced visiting Whetstone.