90-Day Archive

Wrestling

Mattox moves from Central Crossing to Olentangy Liberty

State champion wrestler Jaden Mattox will have a change of scenery for his junior season.
Football

Pioneers, Wolves ready for rematch

Vince Trombetti has been here before.
Football

Braves expects test in opener

The Hilliard Darby High School football team might not have done itself any favors with its early schedule.
Orange Roundup

Freshmen look to boost talented girls tennis team

Coach Susan Storrer has a young group in her first season leading the Olentangy Orange High School girls tennis team, but those players aren't short on talent.
Olentangy Roundup

Girls soccer squad features deep roster

Three years ago, Megan Kirsten reflected on her first season as Olentangy High School girls soccer coach and the lessons learned.
Football

Patriots will hit road to start season

Forced to find a new opening opponent after Olentangy Orange, the team it has played to begin each of the past four seasons, became a league opponent, the Olentangy Liberty High School football team decided to go out of town to open this season.
Ironman 70.3 Ohio

Athletes ready to tackle Delaware triathlon

Len Iglar describes it as an addiction, or being similar to a cult.

Delaware geared up for Ironman's throngs

Athletes will need a mix of determination, training and toughness to overcome the biking, running and swimming courses at the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Ohio triathlon in Delaware.
Liberty Roundup

Girls soccer team chasing state title

Phrases like "unfinished business" have been the theme throughout the locker room since the end of last season for the Olentangy Liberty High School girls soccer team.
Ironman 70.3 Ohio

Competitors motivated to test their mettle

Living in an enviable locale and closing in on a promotion in the Air Force, Beau Burkley didn't welcome his 40-pound weight loss.
Women's Golf (Full Story)

Linnenbom edges Dean for Franklin County title

Jamie Linnenbom can relate to Riley Dean’s first experience playing in the Franklin County Women’s Golf Tournament.
Liberty Roundup

First-year coach impressed with girls tennis team

It hasn't taken long for Will Thieman to feel at home in the Powell community.
Olentangy Roundup

Expectations high for girls golf team

Olentangy High School girls golf coach John Feasel isn't tiptoeing around expectations for this year's team.
Orange Roundup

Fraley hopes to see boys golf squad blossom

First-year coach Andrew Fraley will have a chance to watch his players on the Olentangy Orange High School boys golf team grow into varsity success.
Wrestling

Athletes' path to Rio runs through Columbus

For a pair of United States wrestlers, the road to the Summer Olympics went through the Ohio Regional Training Center in Columbus.
Week 6

OCC-Ohio features star power

Whether it's been playoff appearances or players moving on to the next level, the high school football teams that have competed in the OCC-Ohio Division in recent years were part of what was perhaps central Ohio's deepest league.
Commentary

Mount Rushmore series shows area talent runs deep

Considering it's just three weeks until DeSales plays host to Lancaster and Licking Valley plays at Newark Catholic on opening night Aug. 25, it's officially time to get excited about the coming high school football season.
Week 5

Talent abounds in OCC-Central

Central Crossing High School football coach Chris Harr isn't sure what wrinkles in terms of strategy he'll see from opponents in the future of the OCC-Central Division, but he knows he'll be tested.

Mind over matter?

Athletes and fitness enthusiasts have forever looked for that little extra -- and mostly legal -- edge.
Week 4

OCC-Cardinal teams pack punch

The high school football programs that made up the OCC-Cardinal Division the last three seasons have attempted to find success over the years by carving their own identities.
Swimming

Kinsale, Jefferson earn CCSL titles

Just as it did last summer, everything fell into place for Kinsale and Jefferson in the Country Club Swim League meet July 12 at Ohio State.
Swimming & Diving

Hilliard repeats as SSCL champion

The Hilliard Marlins built a huge lead halfway through the Suburban Swim Club League meet July 12 at Annehurst Pool in Westerville and made it stand despite a furious charge from Swim and Racquet Club.
Women's Soccer

Eagles FC shows steady growth in third season

Columbus Eagles FC players practice several nights a week and play games most weekends from Memorial Day to the middle of July, but some members of the third-year amateur women's soccer team are starting to find out they don't necessarily go off the clock.
Week 3

OCC-Capital schools explored

When high school football teams begin league play this fall, one group that will be in for a big shakeup are the members of the OCC-Capital Division.
Week 2

Series continues with LCL, MSL

Well before the rebirth of the Licking County League and the expansion and realignment of the Mid-State League in 2013, small-school programs from the Central District were known for producing some of the state's best high school football talent.
Club Soccer

Ohio Premier boys win U16, U18 regional titles

The Ohio Premier club soccer program never had won a regional championship before June 29.
Week 1: CCL and City League

Series names each school's best

Over the past two-plus decades, central Ohio high school football has made its mark in just about every way imaginable.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight spring season

Now that the school year is over and summer is upon us, it's time to announce our Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:
Baseball

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.