90-Day Archive

Week 1: CCL and City League

Series names each school's best

Over the past two-plus decades, central Ohio high school football has made its mark in just about every way imaginable.
Club Soccer

Area teams primed for Midwest Regional Cup

The 216 club soccer teams competing in the Midwest Regional Cup have so little room for error that even a tie in pool play can end the chances of playing for a championship.
Cross Country

OHSAA approves postseason changes

When the Ohio High School Athletic Association began combining boys and girls enrollments to determine postseason divisions for cross country in 2013, one of the coaches who expressed disappointed in the decision was Watterson’s Matt McGowan.
Track & Field

Stallions' Ervin to run in Australia

James Ervin always took to heart one particular piece of advice his mother gave him as a youth, not knowing if it would ever come in handy.
Boys Basketball (Full story)

Longtime coach Burgert dies

From 2000-08, many of the Central District’s top high school boys basketball teams often had to contend with Beechcroft for postseason trophies.
DeSales Roundup

Girls lacrosse team relishes first title

Trying to find the right words to describe his happiness June 4, DeSales High School girls lacrosse coach Joe Finotti emphasized his pride in the program as it celebrated its first state championship.
Memorial Tournament

McGirt picks up first PGA Tour win

The third consecutive playoff produced the third consecutive first-time winner at Muirfield Village Golf Course.
City League Notes

Linden's Floyd, Eastmoor relay capture state titles

The pressure of having the championship on the line brought the best out in both Linden-McKinley High School senior Jeffery Floyd and the Eastmoor Academy boys 1,600-meter relay in the Division II state track and field meet June 3 and 4 at Ohio State.
DeSales Roundup

Girls win Division II title in lacrosse

DeSales High School girls lacrosse coach Joe Finotti swore a 7-6 loss to Chagrin Falls on April 30 was the farthest thing from his mind as his team prepared for a rematch with the Tigers in the Division II state final June 4 at Worthington Kilbourne.
Baseball

DeSales routed by Badin in regional final

The DeSales High School baseball team’s run toward its first Division II state tournament berth since 2012 ended resoundingly May 28.
City League Notes

Commitment to track pays off for Scots' Harrison

The final sports season of senior Malik Harrison's prep career has been an enjoyable one to watch for Walnut Ridge High School boys track and field coach Steve Ayers.
DeSales Roundup

Girls lacrosse team reaches state

After creeping one round further in the postseason every season for the past four years, the DeSales High School girls lacrosse team is ready to toss that steady progression out the window and catapult to its ultimate goal.
City Notes

Athletes to test skill at regional

Some of the City League's top Division II boys track and field athletes will try to build on standout district performances when they compete in the regional meet Thursday, May 26, and Saturday, May 28, at Lexington.
DeSales Roundup

Baseball team wins district title

Batting practice hasn't been orthodox lately for Justin Antoncic, or so his DeSales High School baseball teammates thought.
City Notes

Vikings girls team captures track title

As has been the case in nearly half of the 40 City League high school girls track and field meets, it was Northland that ended up on top this season.
DeSales Roundup

Underclassmen sparking boys lacrosse squad

The DeSales High School boys lacrosse team's underclassmen couldn't be accused of simply falling in line when they joined the varsity ranks.
Girls Tennis

Tienprasid resigns as DeSales coach

Anthony Tienprasid was excited to return to his alma mater five years ago when he was hired as DeSales High School girls tennis coach.
Commentary

Coaches inspire sons to follow in their footsteps

It's easy to underestimate how much of an impact a coach can have until he or she is not doing it anymore.
City League Notes

Price wins singles title for West boys tennis squad

Despite losing five starters from a year ago to graduation, Columbus West High School boys tennis coach Bruce Duffner didn't expect his team to take a big step back this season.
DeSales Roundup

Volleyball team relies on Hopson

Trent Hopson knew he would be needed more than ever this season for the DeSales High School boys volleyball team.
Football

Area players shine 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.
Local Roundup

Rahmaan drops time in hurdles

Beechcroft High School senior Rodell Rahmaan said he was given the option of playing wide receiver or outside linebacker for the Urbana University football team next season after being one of the City League's best players at both positions for the Cougars last fall.
DeSales Roundup

Top of batting order leading baseball team

DeSales High School baseball coach Tom Neubert has no doubt his team's offense can hold up its end of the bargain as the Stallions seek their first Division II district championship since 2012.
Football

Area players set for North-South All-Star Classic

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