90-Day Archive

Cross Country

Girls trio pacing perfect Liberty

Three runners have been leading the pack for the unbeaten Olentangy Liberty High School girls cross country team.

Skuratowicz exuding passion for Pioneers

Blake Skuratowicz is easy to find on the football field. He's the one knocking down opponents with a force that begs to be noticed.

Patriots expect physical game against Monarchs

Another road trip for the Olentangy Liberty High School football team presents another opportunity to take a step forward following its only loss two weeks ago.

O'Neal fills many roles

During the season that began a new era of Olentangy High School football, Seth O'Neal watched from the stands as part of the student section known as "The Wigwam."
Girls Volleyball

Pioneers aim for league championship

On its surface, the Olentangy Orange High School girls volleyball team's visit to Olentangy on Sept. 29 was a showdown for at least a share of OCC-Capital Division supremacy.

Patriots set to battle Bears

After two lopsided victories the past two weeks, the Upper Arlington High School football team begins perhaps the most challenging part of its schedule Friday, Sept. 25, when it plays host to Olentangy Liberty in a meeting of two expected OCC-Central Division title contenders.

Orange boys looking for productive second half

Olentangy Orange High School boys soccer coach Scott Bryant spent most of the season's first three weeks waiting for the figurative dam to burst, in a good way.

Braves, Pioneers to square off

Coach Mark Solis said his Olentangy High School football team fell into a trap earlier in the season and he doesn't want to see the Braves make the same mistake twice.
Boys Golf

Patriots outlast Bears for OCC-Central title

After coming within striking distance last season, the Olentangy Liberty High School boys golf team won the OCC-Central Division title.

Pioneers, New Albany ready for OCC play

After challenging non-league schedules, the New Albany and Olentangy Orange high school football teams are ready to begin OCC-Capital Division play.

Liberty expects test from Central Crossing

The OCC-Central Division is expected to be an open race, with the Central Crossing and Olentangy Liberty high school football teams looking to be in the mix.
Girls Tennis

Patriots celebrate first league title

The Olentangy Liberty High School girls tennis team captured its first league championship when it beat Hilliard Davidson 5-0 on Sept. 8 to finish 7-0 in the OCC-Central Division.

Win over Panthers could define Braves' season

In the wake of their 24-22 win at Pickerington North on Sept. 11, Olentangy High School football players wasted no time emphasizing the importance of the victory.
Field Hockey

Patriots performing at high level in 6-0 start

The Olentangy Liberty High School field hockey team has been dominant through its first six games, outscoring its opponents 50-0.

Braves look to bounce back against Panthers

The Olentangy and Pickerington North high school football teams will meet for the first time Friday, Sept. 11, at North as somewhat kindred spirits.

Patriots showcasing top squads with Classic

Olentangy Liberty High School is approximately 20 miles from Mapfre Stadium, site of the boys and girls state soccer championship games.

Liberty ends skid against Olentangy

Olentangy Liberty High School students chanted "storm the field, storm the field" after the Patriots football team defeated host Olentangy 24-21 on Sept. 4, breaking a five-year losing streak against its intra-district rival.

Pioneers face tough test in Snell, Warhawks

Blake Skuratowicz knows what lies ahead for the Olentangy Orange High School football team.
Boys Golf

Varanelli, Wright lead Braves in OCC action

The Olentangy High School boys golf team is second in the OCC-Capital Division after three rounds of the league tournament, thanks to the play of Garrett Varanelli and Ryan Wright.

Liberty expects battle from winless Jerome

Olentangy Liberty High School football coach Steve Hale knows his team will face a motivated Dublin Jerome squad Friday, Sept. 11, at home.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.