90-Day Archive


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.

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.

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:

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.

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.
New Albany Roundup

Focus key for softball squad

New Albany High School softball coach Patrick Finn lauded his team's focused, measured approach all season, but admitted he adjusted his philosophy before the Eagles won their first district championship since 1986.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Baker leads boys track team to third-place finish

Logan Baker entered the Division III state track and field meet hoping to maintain Columbus Academy's strong tradition in the sport.
Track & Field

Winters wins third title in 400

Karrington Winters doesn't know exactly where she heard the criticism, but she heard it.
New Albany Roundup

Winters leads girls track team to state

When his team wasn't scoring many points at midseason, thanks in part to lower turnout affected by $625 pay-to-participate fees, New Albany High School girls track and field coach Otis Winston remained steadfastly confident in the Eagles.
New Albany Roundup

Softball team advances to final

After the New Albany High School softball team defeated Groveport 5-1 in a Division I district semifinal May 19 at Pickerington Central, no one was immediately sure of the last time the Eagles won a district championship.
New Albany Roundup

Winters cruises at OCC-Capital meet

Karrington Winters of the New Albany High School girls track and field team is confident she has fully recovered from a left hamstring injury that cost her the chance to win four consecutive Division I state championships in the 400 meters.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Girls finish fourth, boys fifth at MSL track meet

The Columbus Academy boys and girls track and field teams began their pursuit of Division III state berths by competing in the district meet this week at Whitehall.
New Albany Roundup

Boys lacrosse team back on track

New Albany High School boys lacrosse coach Chris Brown is not 100 percent sure whether complacency caught up to the Eagles after a 5-1 start that included a 12-6 win at Dublin Jerome, the Division I state runner-up each of the past three years.

New Albany beaten in record marathon

Only on the New Albany High School baseball team's second of three bus rides home from Big Walnut in recent days did coach Justin Grieger begin to appreciate what was happening.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Boys tennis squad gearing for sectional

The Columbus Academy boys tennis team is hoping to carry the momentum of winning another MSL-Ohio Division title into the postseason.
New Albany Roundup

Team works overtime to stay in race

Right in the middle of a logjam atop the OCC-Capital Division entering the final week of the regular season, the New Albany High School baseball team will stay on the field as long as possible to earn its first league championship since 2011.
New Albany Roundup

Girls team keeps foes guessing

With the back portion of his team's regular-season schedule arguably the toughest, New Albany High School girls lacrosse coach Dave Ferguson hopes some defensive tweaks set the tone for a strong finish and provide momentum for the postseason.