Watterson Roundup

Eagles seek third straight opening win

The Watterson High School football team will be looking to begin a third consecutive season with a win over Walnut Ridge when it travels to face the Scots on Friday, Aug. 28.
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.
Centennial Roundup

Football team ready to face Grandview

The Grandview Heights High School football team will face an inexperienced Centennial squad when the teams open Friday, Aug. 28, at Grandview.
Watterson Roundup

CCL title top priority for girls soccer team

The Watterson High School girls soccer team has dominated the CCL during most of coach Alyx Portier's ten-ure, winning five league championships.
Centennial Roundup

Boys soccer team expects better year

With five returning starters and a slew of talented sophomores leading the way, Centennial High School boys soccer coach Scott George is confident his team will improve on last season's 5-8-4 overall record.
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.
Centennial Roundup

Tennis team feeling optimistic

With seven letterwinners returning, Centennial High School girls tennis coach Barbara Stevenson can't help but feel optimistic about the 2015 season.
Week 6: Nos. 1-5

Upper Arlington squad broke barrier, tops list

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

Area 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.
Football

Summer is popular time for college decisions

Over the summer, the Westerville North High School football team added to a makeover that began in 2013 when it snapped a 45-game losing streak.
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.
Baseball

Manahan earns national honor

Watterson High School baseball coach Scott Manahan has put together an impressive resume over the past 30 years, leading his teams to a 568-247 record, 16 league titles, 11 district championships, four regional titles and one state championship.
Suburban Swim Club League

Marlins halt Seadogs' seven-year title streak

When Jeff Williams became coach of the Hilliard Marlins, he made what at the time could have been considered a brash statement.
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.
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.
Women's Soccer

Eagles FC gets first win, continues to progress

Eryn Weber has heard more than a few fans of the Columbus Eagles FC say that for as well as the second-year amateur women's soccer team has played so far this season, it should have won more than once in its first seven games.
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.