90-Day Archive

Diving

Dinsmore misses cut at World Championships

New Albany High School graduate David Dinsmore finished 15th in the 10-meter diving semifinals at the FINA World Championships on Aug. 1 in Kazan, Russia, failing to advance to the finals.
Week 5: Nos. 6-10

Greatness doesn't hinge on title

Over the last 25 seasons, three central Ohio high school football teams in Division I, two in Division II, five in Division III, one in Division IV, two in Division V and one in Division VI attained their ultimate goal of winning a state championship.
Surburban East Swim League

Eastmoor secures varsity championship

The Eastmoor Swordfish set Suburban East Swim League meet records in five events en route to winning their third consecutive Varsity Division championship July 23 at Gahanna Swim and Racquet Club.
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.
Private Country Club Athletic League

New Albany enjoys continued domination

It makes little difference to the New Albany Country Club swimming team whether it is competing in the Country Club Swim League, which it dominated the past five years, or the new Private Country Club Athletic League.
Greater Columbus Swim League

Stingrays cruise to another championship

The 55th season of the Greater Columbus Swim League ended in familiar fashion, with the Delaware Aquatic Racing Team winning its seventh consecutive overall title.
Football

Spielman camp mixes instruction, fun

Chase Ungerott said he didn't know who Chris Spielman was before participating in the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 14 and 15 at Dublin Coffman High School.
Hockey

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.
Football

Bostic having 'great time' in pro game

In his professional football career and in life, Westland High School graduate Caleb Bostic believes he has found a formula for success.

Eagles hire four coaches for fall

Fourteen years removed from his first stint as New Albany High School boys golf coach, Andy Moore is embracing the challenge of moving from team-oriented sports back to one that spotlights individual achievements.
Hockey

New Albany’s Sherwood signs with Blue Jackets

Kole Sherwood’s head was spinning too much July 7 for him to appreciate the history he has made.
Football

Top Gun Showcase provides opportunity

Dublin Jerome High School football player Matthew Preininger hopes to make a favorable impression when he participates in Football University's Top Gun Showcase for the third consecutive year.
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.
Cricket

Area kids delving into sport at Dublin camp

Like many young children, Vikram Srikonda has begun playing traditional sports like basketball and baseball. He plans on trying out for soccer in the fall.
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.

Eagles again win All-Sports award

Watching his programs win the Ralph Young All-Sports Award always is gratifying for New Albany High School athletics director Kevin Reed for several reasons.
Football

Area teams compete in soggy 7-on-7 event

The Dublin Coffman High School football team wasn't able to defend its title in the 7-on-7 State Passing Championships on June 20, but coach Mark Crabtree was encouraged by the host Shamrocks' performance.
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:
Commentary

Alder is latest in battle over logo

One doesn't have to journey far from Ohio State on a given Friday night in the fall to hear the Buckeyes' fight song being played by a high school band.
Rowing

Bauer, Huddle win national titles

There are numerous parallels between the experiences Ashley Bauer and Jackie Huddle have had in rowing the last few years.
Track & Field

Tight-knit boys team reached potential at state

Before the season, Columbus Academy boys track and field coach Bob Kirk believed his team lacked depth but had potential.
Track & Field

Winters, relay set for national event

As special as he thought Karrington Winters' third Division I state championship in the 400 meters was, New Albany High School girls track and field coach Otis Winston won't rule out Winters outdoing herself again this weekend.
New Albany to Northridge

Grieger named Northridge AD

Justin Grieger will be named athletics director at Northridge High School, pending school board approval.