90-Day Archive

City League Notes

Cougars to get season started against Devils

The top two teams in the final computer ratings in Division IV, Region 13 last season will get the matchup they weren't able to have when the Beechcroft High School football team plays host to Marion-Franklin on Friday, Sept. 4.
DeSales Roundup

Cross country coach ecstatic about team

First-year DeSales High School cross country coach Ben McGinnis used to keep an eye on what the Stallions did during the fall, but it was more through second-hand information than being hands-on.
City Notes

Vikings, 76ers to battle in opener

Each of the past two seasons, the Independence and Northland high school football teams faced off in competitive openers.
DeSales Roundup

Football team set to face Gales

The competition to determine who would be the starting quarterback stretched deep into the preseason for the DeSales High School football team.
Football

Divisional assignments realigned by OHSAA

Two weeks before the first high school football games of the 2015 season, the Ohio High School Athletic Association finally got its postseason alignments in order.
DeSales Roundup

Boys team set for title defense

Minutes after the DeSales High School boys soccer team won the Division II state championship last season, coach Domenic Romanelli joked that he would have to shell out considerable money to update his team's uniforms.
Full Story

OHSAA reverses course on enrollment decision

The ruling by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Aug. 6 to eliminate community school students from the enrollment counts of member schools set up a temporary uncertainty for fall sports teams regarding which division they’ll compete in during the postseason.
Spotlight

Ross reflects on time as leader of OHSAA

Whether it's been regarding competitive balance, transfer rules, adding wheelchair events to the state track and field meet or dealing with concussions, Ohio High School Athletic Association commissioner Dan Ross never has been afraid of bucking the status quo.
DeSales Roundup

Top of lineup set for tennis squad

Two singles players and one doubles team have their names written in ink in the DeSales High School girls tennis team's regular lineup.
Week 6: Nos. 1-5

UA squad broke barrier, tops list

The 2000s were a groundbreaking era for high school football in central Ohio.
Football

Squads ready for preseason tests

During its preseason schedule, the Dublin Coffman High School football team will tune up for the coming season by facing a pair of teams that qualified for the playoffs last fall and another program that has been a postseason regular the last two-plus decades.
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: