90-Day Archive


Ball to transfer to Akron, per reports

According to multiple reports, including from the Akron Beacon Journal, 2012 DeSales High School graduate and football standout Warren Ball will transfer from Ohio State to Akron for his final college season.
City League Notes

Northland to face Walnut Ridge in boys title game

Walnut Ridge High School boys basketball coach Brian Shininger expects Northland's Seth Towns to get his share of the points during the City League championship game Saturday, Feb. 13, at Columbus East.
DeSales Roundup

Balanced lineup key for girls bowlers

More often than not this season, Haley Strohacker has led the DeSales High School girls bowling team in scoring as it won the CCL championship and fell about 200 pins short of winning the Central Ohio High School Bowling Conference-Central Division title.

Competitive balance plan pushed back by OHSAA

In a way to limit potential pitfalls, the Ohio High School Athletic Association is putting the implementation of one of its biggest changes in recent years temporarily on hold.
City Notes

Vikings, Nubians to meet for title

For the second time in Bill Spencer's three seasons as coach, the Northland High School girls basketball team will meet Africentric for the City League championship.
DeSales Roundup

Girls team needs win, help in CCL race

The DeSales High School girls basketball team found out Feb. 3 how much seven wins in its previous eight games -- one of which knocked Watterson from its undefeated perch atop the CCL -- meant as far as a league championship is concerned when it visited Hartley in its league finale.
Boys Basketball

DeSales loses key player in Snyder

The player DeSales High School boys basketball coach Joe Bills recently called his best defender has left the program.
City Notes

DuBose building Tigers' program

Francwau DuBose believes he knows a good opportunity when he sees one.
DeSales Roundup

Gymnasts take plunge into diving

Sera Kitchen had a lot to get used to the first time she launched herself off a diving board.
Boys Basketball

Play-by-Play Classic features strong field

Three of last year's four Division I district champions in high school boys basketball will be among those hitting the floor this weekend in the 14th annual Jared Sullinger Ohio Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic at Ohio Dominican.
City League Notes

Tough schedule helping Africentric girls squad

While putting together his team's schedule, Africentric Early College girls basketball coach Will McKinney attempted to bolster it with as many strong non-league opponents as possible.
DeSales Roundup

Defense source of pride for boys

Joe Bills has preached the intricacies of defense since the day he was hired as DeSales High School boys basketball coach in June 2013, and it seems the lessons finally are sinking in.

Recruits face decisions when coaches move on

Sometime on Feb. 3, Tyrece Speaight will sign a letter of intent to play football at Miami University.

Area teams primed for prestigious tournaments

When the Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team's seniors were sophomores, they told then first-year coach Jamie Pearson about their dream of someday being invited to participate in the Flyin' to the Hoop Invitational.
Local Roundup

Hard-working Towns driven to succeed

Although the whispers that Northland High School senior Seth Towns heard over the years might have been far from the truth, he took them personally.
DeSales Roundup

Girls squad striving for consistent play

Brian Cromwell wears two hats at DeSales High School.
Girls Soccer

Gantz ready for encore as DeSales coach

After 12 years, Sarah Gantz is back for another go-round with the DeSales High School girls soccer team.
Dispatch Scholar-Athletes

Program puts winners on route to success

The versatility that helped Molly Dengler and Eric Erb excel in high school athletics provided each with new adventures the last few years.
City Notes

Tests await Scots boys basketball team

The two-time defending City League-South Division champion Walnut Ridge High School boys basketball team closes the first round of league play against a pair of teams attempting to establish themselves as league title contenders.
DeSales Roundup

Playing smart key for hockey team

As anchor of the DeSales High School hockey team's second line, Sam Gray is a key player in the Stallions' balanced offense.

Jacoby named St. Charles coach

Bob Jacoby, who led DeSales to state championships in 1997 and 1998, was named coach of the St. Charles Preparatory School football team on Dec. 28.
Local Roundup

Vikings are more than just Towns

Teams facing the Northland High School boys basketball team this season probably feel as though they have enough to worry about this season with the return of 2015 Division I district co-Player of the Year Seth Towns.
Women's Volleyball

Area players help Wheeling Jesuit win title

No stranger to the Division II national tournament, the Wheeling Jesuit University women's volleyball team was fed up with falling short.
DeSales Roundup

Boys using balance to gain success

Perhaps the most important evidence that DeSales High School boys basketball coach Joe Bills has a bevy of talent at his disposal this season is that through five games, he had rotated eight players into his starting lineup.