90-Day Archive

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.
DeSales Roundup

Boys team splits tough stretch

Before the season began, DeSales High School boys lacrosse coach Matt Triplet expected a four-game stretch in early May against Catholic school rivals Cincinnati Moeller, St. Charles, Toledo St. Francis and Watterson might be the most challenging part of the schedule.
DeSales Roundup

Boys volleyball team clinches share of CCL

Lucas Agin swooped into the middle of the court, dived for a dig and sent the volleyball over the net into unguarded territory, sealing the DeSales High School boys volleyball team's 25-15, 25-12, 25-22 win at Watterson on April 29.
Softball

Butler adapts to help lead Vikings

Lennette Butler didn't ignore the ball-strike count or lose her concentration when she remained at the plate unaware that she'd been called out on strikes against Linden-McKinley earlier this season.
Local Roundup

Cougars tennis team hits stride

The Beechcroft High School boys tennis team is peaking as the postseason approaches.
City Notes

Northland restarts volleyball program

Kul Adhikari is part of a trailblazing effort this spring at Northland High School.
DeSales Roundup

Softball team answers challenges

The sixth inning of the DeSales High School softball team's 8-7 win at Hartley on April 20 had a little bit of everything coach Julie Barber is looking for.
City League Notes

Eastmoor boys track team eyeing postseason

With three seniors on its 1,600-meter relay a year ago, the Eastmoor Academy boys track and field team advanced to state in the event for the second time in three seasons.
DeSales Roundup

Nebraska scores with approach

Cayman Nebraska swears she always has been more comfortable operating behind the scenes for the DeSales High School girls lacrosse team rather than as the center of attention.