90-Day Archive


Area players set for North-South All-Star Classic

Tyrece Speaight expects to run into some old friends this weekend.
Track & Field

Orange girls running strong

Ally Guagenti spent most of her winter swimming for Olentangy Orange High School, so she missed much of the girls track and field team's offseason work.
Boys Tennis

Braves getting ready for postseason play

Olentangy High School boys tennis coach Jeff Luxenburger hopes a challenging regular-season schedule will have his team ready for the postseason.

Pioneers' Brown on road to recovery

Tyler Brown delivered a pitch, much like he had since he was in youth league.

Arch City club program continuing to progress

Things have begun to take off for the Arch City high school club rowing program.
Boys Lacrosse

Wiseman steps up game for Patriots

Johnny Wiseman was a bit intimidated the first time he walked onto the field last season with the Olentangy Liberty High School boys lacrosse team.

Liberty, Olentangy inch closer to league titles

The Olentangy and Liberty high school baseball teams entered the week holding leads in their respective leagues.
Football (Full story)

Division I going back to four-region playoff setup

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has created another opportunity to honor some of its biggest and best football programs throughout the state, and it might save its member schools money along the way.
Boys Volleyball

Patriots hope system changes provide spark

Given that his team returned only two starters, Olentangy Liberty High School boys volleyball coach Dave Hale expected some highs and lows to start the season.
Girls Lacrosse

Improved defense key in Pioneers' success

The Olentangy Orange High School girls lacrosse team had won five of its previous six games heading into an April 19 contest against Pickerington Central.

Orange battling to stay in race for league title

As it looks to stay in the OCC-Capital Division race, the Olentangy Orange High School softball team has shown grit.

Harlequins see bright future

Rugby might be the next up-and-coming sport in the burgeoning Olentangy Local School District.
Boys Basketball

Kelly steps down as Braves coach

Chris Kelly was ready for a reboot, so he recently resigned after 13 seasons leading the Olentangy High School boys basketball program.
Boys Lacrosse

Pioneers battle Braves in first loss of season

The Olentangy Orange High School boys lacrosse team suffered its first loss April 9, but coach Will Mathes likes the way the Pioneers have been playing.

Catcher Monastra taking control for Braves

Nate Monastra tries to have all the answers.
Boys Track & Field

Braves feature 'strong' leaders, added depth

The amount of veteran leadership on which Olentangy High School boys track and field coach Brad Komenda will rely this season lies in contrast to the number of experienced seniors on his roster.
Girls Track & Field

Patriots primed for more success

The Olentangy Liberty High School girls track and field team has work to do to build on last year's historic season, but coach James Dingus can't think of a better group to give it a shot.
Boys Tennis

Pioneers eager to make push in OCC

Olentangy Orange High School boys tennis coach Matt Rutherford is confident his team again will contend in the OCC-Capital Division and also make strong bids to qualify players for the Division I district tournament.

Freshman-laden Patriots face learning curve

Bob Lee has been coaching high school sports for more than 40 years, including 16 as a varsity head softball coach.

Galena’s Raines ties for second in national event

Mia Raines made the most of her opportunity to compete at one of the world’s most famous golf courses April 3.

Patriots maintain high expectations

Coach Ty Brenning has new faces but the same outlook for the Olentangy Liberty High School baseball team.
Boys Lacrosse

Pioneers hoping for bounce-back season

The Olentangy Orange High School boys lacrosse team hopes an even-numbered year again will bring success.
Boys Volleyball

Olentangy set to tackle challenges

In more ways than one, the Olentangy High School boys volleyball team is entering uncharted territory.
Girls Lacrosse

Orange looking to build off 2015

The Olentangy Orange High School girls lacrosse team is seeking to build on last season's success for second-year coach Megan Noone.

Liberty’s Stanley throws no-hitter

Preston Stanley threw a five-inning no-hitter as the Olentangy Liberty High School baseball team defeated Cartersville (Ga.) Excel Christian 10-0 on March 28 in the Perfect Game Spring Swing in Emerson, Ga.

Central Crossing's Teacher named Super 12 captain

Kameron Teacher is not your typical heavyweight wrestler.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight winter sports season

With the winter season having concluded, it's time to announce our Athletes of the Year.
Boys Basketball

Northland's Towns named Super 12 captain

Last season, Northland High School boys basketball player Seth Towns shared Division I district Player of the Year honors with 2015 Newark graduate Jordan Dartis and was named ThisWeek Super 12 captain.

Patriots expect to return loaded lineup

In the Division I state tournament March 3-5 at Ohio State, the Olentangy Liberty High School wrestling team scored a Central District record 95 points while finishing third.
Girls Basketball

New Albany's Cobb named Super 12 captain

New Albany High School girls basketball coach Jeff Blunt attributed Meche'la Cobb's outstanding senior season to one particular evolution in her game.
Swimming & Diving

Cheethams provide incentive for Pioneers

The Olentangy Orange High School swimming and diving program's season ended on a high note when freshman divers Lauren and Luke Cheetham represented the Pioneers in the Division I state meet.

Olentangy's Morgan masters vault at state meet

Olentangy High School senior Emma Morgan competed in her third individual state gymnastics meet March 5 at Hilliard Bradley, but according to her coach, Morgan had yet to master one event -- the vault.
Boys Basketball

Senior leaders made difference for Braves

Coach Chris Kelly decided to keep his senior class intact, a move that paid dividends for his Olentangy High School boys basketball team in its postseason opener.

Liberty's Lawson wins third title

The journey to capturing his third state championship was not without obstacles for Olentangy Liberty High School junior wrestler Kyle Lawson.

Patriots boys fall 80 pins shy of state berth

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys bowling team fell 80 pins short of qualifying for the Division I state tournament.
Girls Basketball

Olentangy comes up short in district final

A slow start in a Division I district final ended up being too much for the Olentangy High School girls basketball team to recover from Feb. 27 at Ohio Dominican.

Morgan leads Braves to first team state meet

Emma Morgan of the Olentangy High School gymnastics team is returning to state for the third time, and for the first time, her team will join her.
Swimming & Diving

Thatcher repeats as state champ

Already the prohibitive favorite to repeat as Division I state diving champion, Olentangy Liberty High School's Cameron Thatcher still was chasing someone during the final Feb. 25 at Branin Natatorium in Canton.

Patriots win district, send eight to state

The Olentangy Liberty High School wrestling team should be in the mix to earn multiple pieces of hardware in the Division I state tournament Thursday, March 3, through Saturday, March 5, at Ohio State.

Orange seniors grew under first-year coach

Tim Chugh saw a changing of the guard in his first season as coach of the Olentangy Orange High School hockey team.