90-Day Archive

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.
North-East-West Swim League

Dublin Arctic edges Pacific for title

Moments after it was announced that the Dublin Arctic swimming team had won the North-East-West (NEW) league championship July 20 at Dublin Community Pool North, coach Katie Mathews used the word "shocked" to describe how she and her athletes felt about the title.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Club Soccer

Central Ohio squads fall short in regional

None of the seven central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup from June 20-24 in Fox Cities, Wis., captured a championship.
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.
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.
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:
Football

Divisions changing for many area squads

Since the last time the Ohio High School Athletic Association determined its football divisions based on the enrollment numbers of its member schools in May 2013, Marion-Franklin's boys enrollment dropped by 36 while Beechcroft's was unchanged.
Club Soccer

Area teams primed for Midwest Regional Cup

None of the 14 central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup the past two seasons brought home a championship.
City League Notes

Eastmoor's Carter shines at state meet

The Division II state meet was filled with excitement for the Eastmoor Academy boys and girls track and field teams June 5 and 6 at Ohio State.
DeSales Roundup

Darby win lifted volleyball team

During and after the Division II state tournament, DeSales High School boys volleyball coach Andy Feltz said his team didn't fully hit its stride until late in the regular season.
Track & Field

Eastmoor, East boys squads shine at regional

The end of the Division II regional meet May 30 at Lexington helped provide some big memories for the Eastmoor Academy and Columbus East high school boys track and field teams.
DeSales Roundup

Volleyball team falls in state final

Having had about 15 minutes to reflect on his team's 26-24, 20-25, 20-25, 29-27, 15-12 loss to Kettering Alter in the Division II state final May 31 at Capital University, DeSales High School boys volleyball coach Andy Feltz rued one statistic in particular.
Local Roundup

Ross provides boost for Northland girls track team

The loss of senior Armani Skipper to a knee injury in mid-April put a wrench into some of the Northland High School girls track and field team's postseason plans.
DeSales Roundup

Mom's prodding helps Mullins excel

Miss Mullins admits she is not afraid to ride her son, Derrius Mullins, when she thinks the sophomore needs some extra prodding as a thrower for the DeSales High School boys track and field team.
City League Notes

Eastmoor track teams win league championships

The Eastmoor Academy boys and girls track and field teams left the City League meet May 13 at Mifflin with similar impressions of their championship performances.
DeSales Roundup

Offense leading baseball team

A balanced offensive approach helped the DeSales High School baseball team reach a Division II district semifinal, as the Stallions boasted six hitters with batting averages between .317 and .385 through 26 games.
City League Notes

Linden's Floyd seeks to soar high in postseason

Not even the fact he was new to the sport slowed down Linden-McKinley High School boys track and field standout Jeffery Floyd last season.