90-Day Archive


Area players taken in MLB draft

Ronnie Dawson, a 2013 Licking Heights High School graduate and a junior at Ohio State, was selected by the Houston Astros in the second round of the MLB draft June 9.
Synchronized Swimming

Central Ohio girls set to compete in Junior Olympics

The merger between two central Ohio synchronized swimming programs has proven successful, as 24 area girls will be competing in the Junior Olympics Championships from Friday, June 24, though July 2 in Long Island, New York.
Club Soccer

Area teams preparing for Midwest Regional Cup

The 216 club soccer teams competing in the Midwest Regional Cup have so little room for error that even a tie in pool play can end the chances of playing for a championship.
Cross Country

OHSAA approves postseason changes

When the Ohio High School Athletic Association began combining boys and girls enrollments to determine postseason divisions for cross country in 2013, one of the coaches who expressed disappointed in the decision was Watterson’s Matt McGowan.

Olentangy captures All-Sports Award

Twice in recent years, Olentangy High School teams and their fans had to watch the OCC-Capital Division's Ralph Young All-Sports Award be presented to New Albany during a contest between the two schools.

Liberty wins fifth consecutive All-Sports Award

The "Liberty Way" has come to be a formula for success.
Football (Full story)

Division I playoff games moving to Friday

What many view as an almost sacred tradition will be a part of the postseason beginning this fall for central Ohio’s biggest high school football programs.
Boys Track & Field

Optimism runs high for Braves

If Olentangy High School boys track and field coach Brad Komenda could push next season up to the fall instead of waiting until spring, he'd make the move in a snap.
Girls Track & Field

Balance sparked Pioneers' success

The Olentangy Orange High School girls track and field team ended its season June 4 with junior Anna Watson atop the podium as Division I state pole vault champion.
Girls Tennis

Thieman taking over Patriots program

Will Thieman has been named girls tennis coach at Olentangy Liberty High School.
State Track Notes

Jerome twins reach podium with heavy hearts

Dublin Jerome High School senior twin distance runners Brad and Carly Davis ran in their first state track and field meet with more on their minds than reaching the Division I awards podium.
Memorial Tournament

McGirt picks up first PGA Tour win

The third consecutive playoff produced the third consecutive first-time winner at Muirfield Village Golf Course.
Track & Field

Medrano makes history for Village Academy

Tessa Medrano thought the day would never come.
Track & Field

Pioneers' Watson wins pole vault title

Anna Watson flew right past her personal best and her expectations to win the loftiest of championships for a high school track and field athlete.
Track & Field

Jones, Cook reach state in pole vault

Ryan Jones of the Olentangy Liberty High School boys track and field team hopes any inconsistencies in the pole vault stay away for at least another week.
Boys Lacrosse

Patriots fall just short in regional title game

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys lacrosse team was one quarter away from reaching its second consecutive Division I state semifinal.

Braves fall in regional semi

Ryan Lucas still managed to have a smile on his face, but the pain was evident.
Boys Tennis

State qualifiers planning to put in work

The Olentangy Orange High School doubles team of junior Jonathan Zhuravel and sophomore Jordan Phelps reached the pinnacle event of the boys tennis season.
Girls Lacrosse

Olentangy comes up shy of state tourney

The Olentangy High School girls lacrosse team put together the pieces for a strong postseason run.

Braves beat top seed in district final

Two years ago, it was different for Christian McFarland.
Boys Lacrosse

Braves, Patriots, Pioneers advance to regional semis

The Division I Northwest Region semifinals in boys lacrosse had a distinctly local flavor.
Boys Volleyball

Olentangy thrilled with season

Olentangy High School boys volleyball players jumped and yelled for joy as they received a trophy to end their season.
Track & Field

Liberty sweeps district titles

The Olentangy Liberty High School track and field program made history May 21 when both the boys and girls teams won Division I district championships for the first time.
Girls Lacrosse

Braves to battle Jackson for trip to state

The Olentangy High School girls lacrosse team has one last hurdle to clear in order to advance to the Division I state tournament.
Boys Tennis

Orange's Zhuravel, Phelps reach state

After falling short of earning a Division I state berth in doubles last year, junior Jonathan Zhuravel and sophomore Jordan Phelps of the Olentangy Orange High School boys tennis team entered this season determined to qualify for state.

Patriots fall to Comets in bid for district title

After giving up five runs in the second inning of a Division I district final May 23 against Central Crossing, the Olentangy Liberty High School softball team showed its ability to battle back during the next inning.
Track & Field

Collins leads Liberty boys in OCC meet

Having set the Liberty Middle School record in the 200 meters as an eighth-grader, Trevor Collins couldn't blame anyone for thinking he would have a solid track and field career at the high school level.
Boys Tennis

Braves' Brdicka seeking return to state

Olentangy High School sophomore boys tennis player Stu Brdicka is looking for a return trip to the Division I state tournament.
Boys Volleyball

Braves shake off slow start to defeat Patriots

The only meeting of the season between the Olentangy and Liberty high school boys volleyball teams had the look of an upset after the first two games.

Patriots upset Pacers in semi

Despite entering the postseason six games under .500, the Olentangy Liberty High School softball team beat a pair of higher-seeded teams.

OCC-Capital proving worth in tournament

The OCC-Capital Division has flexed its muscles during the baseball postseason.

Top-ranked Delaware upset by Liberty

A strong start, along with two big plays in the seventh inning, helped the Olentangy Liberty High School softball team upset the state’s No. 1-ranked team in a Division I district semifinal May 16 at Olentangy.

Coaches inspire sons to follow in their footsteps

It's easy to underestimate how much of an impact a coach can have until he or she is not doing it anymore.
Girls Lacrosse

Liberty making progress as tourney approaches

After opening 1-3 for first-year coach Nicole Stines, the Olentangy Liberty High School girls lacrosse team lost just once in its next nine contests.
Boys Lacrosse

Pioneers capitalizing in close-game situations

Coach Will Mathes was pleased with the play of his Olentangy Orange High School boys lacrosse team despite it missing out on the program's second league championship.
Track & Field

Braves' Szerencsits having fun in pole vault

Siobhan Szerencsits knows she was tied for third in the girls pole vault in last week's area track and field honor roll, and she knows she is within two inches of the Olentangy High School record in that event.

Patriots pile on another league title

Hard work and determination culminated in 30 seconds of jubilation for the Olentangy Liberty High School baseball team.

Orange coach Leary to start ‘new chapter’

The only coach in the history of the Olentangy Orange High School softball program is retiring.
Boys Basketball (Full story)

Feasel to change coaching jobs at Olentangy

Olentangy High School girls basketball coach John Feasel will take over the Braves' boys basketball program, pending school board approval.

Chargers select Perry in fourth round of NFL draft

After not having any players from central Ohio selected in either of the last two NFL drafts, three were chosen during this year’s event held April 28-30 in Chicago.