90-Day Archive


Area players shine for South in All-Star Classic victory

From a high school football talent perspective, central Ohio proved April 30 that its 2016 graduating class stacked up just fine compared to the rest of the state.

Jets select Lee in first round of draft

After not having any players from central Ohio selected in either of the last two NFL drafts, three were chosen during this year’s event held April 28-30 in Chicago.
Academy Roundup

Baseball squad 'driven' to win

The Columbus Academy baseball team used a combination of solid pitching and timely hitting to clinch at least a share of the MSL-Ohio Division title, with higher expectations to follow.
New Albany Roundup

Wickiser does more than skate by

Softball and hockey have been big parts of Kylie Wickiser's life for as long as she can remember, but the New Albany High School senior rarely stopped to consider how playing each sport has benefited her in the other.

Area players set for North-South All-Star Classic

Tyrece Speaight expects to run into some old friends this weekend.
New Albany Roundup

Midfielders spark boys lacrosse team

If nothing else is set in stone for the New Albany High School boys lacrosse team this season, two things are.
NFL Draft

Area players await ultimate opportunity

Since announcing Jan. 11 that he was making himself eligible for the NFL draft, Roger Lewis has endured everything from a strained hamstring to what seemed like an endless round of meetings to even some mostly sleepless nights.
New Albany Roundup

Tennis squad has team goals

Graeme Green is arguably the New Albany High School boys tennis team's most experienced returning player, but he doesn't really care.
New Albany Roundup

Starling earns 400th win as baseball coach

When Dave Starling got the itch to resume coaching high school baseball, it wasn't because history beckoned.
Track & Field

Boys to rely on strength of returnees

Perhaps New Albany High School boys track and field coach Crickett Anderson's only lament about this season is the Eagles won't be as deep as she wants in many events.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Girls lacrosse squad eyes another state run

The Columbus Academy girls lacrosse team has fond memories of last year's state title run.
New Albany Roundup

Seven starters back for softball squad

Most of the key players from the New Albany High School softball team's memorable 2015 season have returned.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Baseball team motivated to go beyond district

Having returned its top two pitchers along with other key players, the Columbus Academy baseball team is looking to get back to a Division III district final and advance even further.
New Albany Roundup

Girls lacrosse team eyes state berth

The three years since the New Albany High School girls lacrosse team's most recent state championship has been an eternity for senior attacker Liza Hernandez.

Central Crossing's Teacher named Super 12 captain

Kameron Teacher is not your typical heavyweight wrestler.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight winter sports season

With the winter season having concluded, it's time to announce our Athletes of the Year.
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Wildenhaus named New Albany AD

Richie Wildenhaus hasn’t been afraid to take chances throughout his adult life, including leaving his home state after an arm injury ended his college baseball career.
Boys Basketball

Northland's Towns named Super 12 captain

Last season, Northland High School boys basketball player Seth Towns shared Division I district Player of the Year honors with 2015 Newark graduate Jordan Dartis and was named ThisWeek Super 12 captain.

Area players getting set for college postseason

During his first college season a year ago, Elijah Macon played a role in helping the West Virginia University men's basketball team improve by eight wins and reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
New Albany Roundup

Swim teams enjoy banner year

As seasons go, New Albany High School swimming and diving coach Dave Wharton is hard-pressed to remember one more exciting than the one that ended Feb. 27 with junior diver Nikki Watters celebrating a Division I state championship at Branin Natatorium in Canton.
Track & Field

Area teams capture titles

The recent run of one central Ohio program continued while another area team reached new heights in the OATCCC indoor state track and field meet March 5 at the University of Akron.
Girls Basketball

New Albany's Cobb named Super 12 captain

New Albany High School girls basketball coach Jeff Blunt attributed Meche'la Cobb's outstanding senior season to one particular evolution in her game.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Pearson motivated for return to state

As a freshman at Gahanna last year, a broken left ankle cut short Josh Pearson's wrestling season but motivated him to return even stronger this winter.
New Albany Roundup

Boys team again falls in semifinal

The New Albany High School boys basketball team found itself a step or two too slow in transition several times against Dublin Jerome in a Division I district semifinal March 3.