90-Day Archive

Licking Heights Roundup

Football squad to face Westland

The Licking Heights High School football team begins its quest to earn a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons when it travels Friday, Aug. 26, to play a determined Westland squad.
County Roundup

Newark hopes added depth pays dividends

Senior quarterback Kaleb Jarrett took note of what occurred during the offseason for the Newark High School football team.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Football team faces 'learning curve'

The roles will be reversed when a young Watkins Memorial High School football team travels to play senior-laden Whetstone in the season opener on Friday, Aug. 26.
Ironman 70.3 Ohio

Athletes ready to tackle Delaware triathlon

Len Iglar describes it as an addiction, or being similar to a cult.
Licking Heights Roundup

Boys golf team expects growing pains

The Licking Heights High School boys golf team will be seeking progression this season.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Tennis team excited by 'great depth'

With six returning letterwinners and an infusion of young talent, the Watkins Memorial High School girls tennis team is expecting to have a good season.
County Roundup

Green Wave golfers hungry

When Tracy Johnson became coach of the Newark Catholic High School girls golf program in 2013, he inherited a team that had finished just 13th in its sectional the season before as only one of its players broke 100.
Week 6

OCC-Ohio features star power

Whether it's been playoff appearances or players moving on to the next level, the high school football teams that have competed in the OCC-Ohio Division in recent years were part of what was perhaps central Ohio's deepest league.

Mount Rushmore series shows area talent runs deep

Considering it's just three weeks until DeSales plays host to Lancaster and Licking Valley plays at Newark Catholic on opening night Aug. 25, it's officially time to get excited about the coming high school football season.
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: