90-Day Archive

Football

Orange turns focus inward

Zebb Schroeder has his Olentangy Orange High School football players focused squarely on themselves.
Girls Golf

Newcomers making difference for Orange

The addition of three new players has changed the complexion of the Olentangy Orange High School girls golf team this fall.
Girls Cross Country

Liberty maintaining lofty aspirations

After its best state finish, the Olentangy Liberty High School girls cross country team wants more.
Boys Cross Country

Inexperienced Braves counting on three vets

Ken Whalen is excited about the prospects for his first season as coach of the Olentangy High School boys cross country team.
Football

Signature win on line for rivals

Deeb Haber is ready for the game that is like no other for the Olentangy High School football team.
Field Hockey

Hunter's leukemia battle inspires Liberty

The Olentangy Liberty High School field hockey team has had a lot of work to do during the offseason after losing nine players to graduation, including Miami University recruits Kendall Hunker and Madelyn Passerella.
Girls Volleyball

Duy striving to take Pioneers to next level

Olentangy Orange High School girls volleyball coach Katie Duy is hoping she can lead her team to an unprecedented amount of success, much like her experiences as a coach with other programs.
Football

Patriots, Pioneers to battle in opener

Senior quarterback Alex Lando hopes the Olentangy Liberty High School football team will be able to check off one of its preseason goals when it opens Friday, Aug. 28, at home against intra-district rival Orange.
Football

Olentangy, South boast top talents

Some of the area's top college prospects will be on display when the Westerville South High School football team plays host to Olentangy on Friday, Aug. 28, in the opener for both teams.
Girls Soccer

Olentangy expects to 'learn, improve and grow'

Fresh off reaching uncharted territory, the Olentangy High School girls soccer team isn't resting on its laurels.
Boys Soccer

Liberty hopes late start is beneficial

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys soccer team does not begin its season until Sept. 1, when it plays host to OCC-Central Division foe Central Crossing.
Boys Golf

Offseason practice key for Orange

Kris Miller has a green group of players in his second season as coach of the Olentangy Orange High School boys golf team, but the time spent on the course this summer could help the Pioneers compete like veterans.
Girls Golf

Liberty getting up to speed

The Olentangy Liberty High School girls golf team likely won't look the same by the time the postseason arrives as it did during the season's opening week.
Girls Tennis

Brdicka, Jones set to lead Olentangy

Senior Bri Brdicka and sophomore Kathleen Jones are expected to lead the Olentangy High School girls tennis team again this 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.
Baseball

Wallace relished all-star honor

Walking across the field at Great American Ball Park, Woody Wallace realized just how lucky he was to be living out one of his dreams.
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.
Women's Golf

Hughes relies on short game to win Franklin County title

Gahanna Lincoln High School graduate Emily Hughes is tuning up for the start of her collegiate golf career in the best way possible, not only competing in summer tournaments but winning.
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.
Football

Spielman camp mixes instruction, fun

Chase Ungerott said he didn't know who Chris Spielman was before participating in the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 14 and 15 at Dublin Coffman High School.
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.
Football

Schoen rushes into ODU record book

Brandon Schoen has had enough of injuries.
Country Club Swim League

Kinsale, Jefferson defend division titles

Record-setting performances helped Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club and Jefferson Country Club repeat as champions in their respective divisions of the Country Club Swim League meet July 9 at Ohio State.
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.
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.
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 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.
Swimming

Cannaday granted wish to meet Phelps

When Hailey Cannaday walked into the Columbus Aquatics Center on June 26, she thought she was there to pick up the Most Improved Swimmer trophy she had earned in 2014 but had yet to receive from Whetstone High School swimming and diving coach John DeRing.
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.
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.
Boys Cross Country

Whalen to lead Braves distance runners

Ken Whalen has been named boys cross country coach at Olentangy High School.
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.

Patriots again win All-Sports trophy

Olentangy Liberty High School's class of 2015 was dominant during an impressive four-year run in the OCC.
Wrestling

Tressler named Olentangy Orange coach

Scott Tressler has been named wrestling coach at Olentangy Orange High School.
Hockey

Pennington resigns as Orange coach

Tim Pennington, the only head coach in the history of the Olentangy Orange High School hockey team, has stepped down after seven seasons.
Football

Squads find value in soggy 7-on-7 tourney

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.