90-Day Archive

Girls Basketball

New Albany’s Cobb surpasses 1,000 career points

Meche’la Cobb of the New Albany High School girls basketball team scored her 1,000th career point Feb. 2, helping the Eagles defeat host Big Walnut 55-34 in an OCC-Capital Division game.

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.

Smaller programs can be beneficial for recruits

Gahanna Lincoln High School defensive lineman Jonathon Cooper might have the highest profile among area seniors who have committed to Football Bowl Subdivision programs.
New Albany Roundup

Broullire leads girls team to OCC title

In an effort to make the most of her senior season, New Albany High School girls swimmer Blake Broullire added the 500-yard freestyle to her repertoire at the OCC-Capital Division meet Jan. 30 in the Eagles' home pool.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Swimming teams sweep MSL championships

Members of the Columbus Academy boys and girls swimming and diving teams proudly raised their trophies after defending their MSL titles Jan. 30 in their home pool.

Visitors should expect antics from home fans

The "Curtain of Distraction" sits under the basket on the west end of the Reynoldsburg High School gymnasium, waiting to help work magic for the Raiders.
New Albany Roundup

Coss focuses on being leader

Although his team ultimately lost, New Albany High School girls basketball coach Jeff Blunt recalled a Dec. 18 game against Olentangy as senior guard Caitlyn Coss' top on-court moment this season.
Boys Basketball

Play-by-Play Classic features strong field

Three of last year's four Division I district champions in high school boys basketball will be among those hitting the floor this weekend in the 14th annual Jared Sullinger Ohio Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic at Ohio Dominican.
New Albany Roundup

Mayle helps boys team in myriad ways

When he assesses his overall game, Toby Mayle of the New Albany High School boys basketball team is happiest that he has considerably improved on his 3-point shooting from a year ago.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Boys basketball squad overcoming injuries

Despite three key injuries and competing with a depleted roster, the Columbus Academy boys basketball team entered the week with a winning record and in contention to finish in the top half of the MSL-Ohio Division.

Area teams primed for prestigious tournaments

When the Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team's seniors were sophomores, they told then first-year coach Jamie Pearson about their dream of someday being invited to participate in the Flyin' to the Hoop Invitational.
New Albany Roundup

Hockey team rallies to beat Liberty

The New Albany High School hockey team trailed perennial power Olentangy Liberty 2-1 after two periods Jan. 3 at Chiller Easton, but coach Joe Kola, his players and even the person running the team's Twitter feed hardly felt like the Eagles were losing.

New Albany duo wins national title

New Albany High School freshmen Robert Cash and Joel Jose live practically within shouting distance of each other, and it didn't take long for them to realize that their friendship could extend to the tennis court with solid results.
Boys Tennis

New Albany freshmen capture USTA title

New Albany High School freshmen Robert Cash and Joel Jose returned to school this week as national champions.
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.

Boals on road to recovery after surgery

With the biggest challenge of her life to date in the rear-view mirror, Victoria Boals still is waiting for her body to work exactly as it should.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Bowling teams off to promising starts

Led by first-year coaches Ira Cross and Denny Hammond, the Columbus Academy boys and girls bowling teams have shown promise so far this season.
New Albany Roundup

London leading Eagles boys

Bryson London of the New Albany High School boys basketball team has wasted no time making up for his lost junior season.

Johnston, Dinsmore advance to World Cup

One central Ohio native is a step closer to her second Olympic appearance, and another drew closer to his first during the USA Diving Winter National Championships that concluded Dec. 20 in Indianapolis.

Area teams primed for holiday tournaments

There might not seem to be much of a downside to leaving the typically cold weather conditions of Ohio to play in a basketball tournament in Florida over the holiday break.
New Albany Roundup

Isabel playing key role for girls team

As the New Albany High School girls basketball team worked to improve on a 5-1 start, Brooke Isabel pondered what had gone right so far for the Eagles.

Area players getting ready for bowl games

Chris Frey understood the Michigan State football team had backed itself into a corner after a 39-38 loss Nov. 7 at struggling Nebraska.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Swim teams expecting strong seasons

Columbus Academy swimming and diving coach Craig Yakscoe entered the season confident that his boys and girls teams both had the potential to reach their goals.
New Albany Roundup

Boys bowlers pleased with start to year

For proof of how far the New Albany High School boys bowling team has come from its inaugural season last year, assistant coach Keith Kresina needed only to point to the Eagles' season-opening match Dec. 7.