90-Day Archive

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.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight spring sports season

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

Patriots' season was 'pretty special'

Watching two of his runners finish second and third in the 3,200 meters in the Division I state track and field meet June 6 at Ohio State seemed like a fitting end to the year for Olentangy Liberty High School girls coach James Dingus.
Boys Track & Field

Optimism in abundance for Braves

The Olentangy High School boys track and field team lost its only Division I state qualifier to graduation, but that didn't temper coach Brad Komenda's excitement as he reflected on this past season and glanced ahead at 2016.
State Cup Soccer

Area boys teams continue success

Central Ohio boys club soccer teams have continued their run of success in the Ohio South State Cup tournament, winning championships in multiple age brackets for the 15th consecutive year.

Lacrosse sanctioned by OHSAA for 2016-17

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced June 4 that it will sponsor boys and girls lacrosse beginning with the 2016-17 school year.
Track & Field

Bower, Wiles take 2nd, 3rd in 3,200

Emma Bower and Claire Wiles of the Olentangy Liberty High School girls track and field team particularly valued two pieces of advice entering the 3,200 meters in the Division I state meet June 6 at Ohio State.
Boys Lacrosse

St. Xavier ends Patriots' run in state semifinal

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys lacrosse team had gone further in the postseason and had more wins than any other squad in program history, but the sting was still there.
Softball

Liberty errors prove costly in regional semifinal

During its first 25 games, the Olentangy Liberty High School softball team gave up more than three runs only four times and never gave up more than seven when senior pitcher Kristen Adkins was in the circle.
Baseball

Patriots lose to Warhawks, fall short of state tourney

Ty Brenning and the Olentangy Liberty High School baseball team were stopped for a second consecutive season before reaching Huntington Park.
Boys Lacrosse

Liberty rolls past 'Rocks, wins region

It had been a long day for the Olentangy Liberty High School boys lacrosse team, but the wait was worthwhile.
Boys Tennis

Coach proud of Braves' Brdicka, Miller

Freshman Stu Brdicka and senior Kevin Miller weren't very competitive as a doubles team in the Division I state tournament.
Track & Field

Bower captures 3,200 at regional

Emma Bower of the Olentangy Liberty High School girls track and field team wasn't expecting a Division I regional championship in the 3,200 meters.
Baseball

Patriots' rally falls short in regional final

The Olentangy Liberty High School baseball team was unsuccessful in its attempted comeback against Westerville Central in a regional final May 29 at Dublin Coffman.
Baseball

Liberty advances to regional

A.J. Kullman and Nick Parr were there last season when the Olentangy Liberty High School baseball team won a Division I district championship.
Girls Lacrosse

Braves fall just short of return to state tourney

The Olentangy High School girls lacrosse team came up short in its bid to return to the Division I state tournament.
Track & Field

Williams leads Olentangy boys at district

Jarren Williams of the Olentangy High School boys track and field team won the Division I, district 2 championship in the 100 meters and helped the 400 relay to a title, leading seven Braves individuals and two relays to the regional from the district meet that concluded May 23 at Hilliard Darby.
Softball

Patriots rout Pacers to win district title

The Olentangy Liberty High School softball team won its first Division I district title in dramatic fashion last year, scoring an unearned run in the seventh inning to beat Delaware 2-1.
Boys Volleyball

Liberty ousted by Gahanna in regional semi

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys volleyball team played well early in its Division I East Region semifinal against Gahanna.
Boys Tennis

Braves doubles team set for state

Freshman Stu Brdicka and senior Kevin Miller of the Olentangy High School boys tennis team qualified for the Division I state tournament for the first time and will compete in doubles Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, at Ohio State.
Boys Lacrosse

Patriots roll past Cardinals in tournament

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys lacrosse team had outscored its opponents 46-8 in its previous three contested games entering a Division I Central Region semifinal May 27 against fourth-seeded Dublin Jerome.
Track & Field

Liberty duo encourages each other

Hailey Pickelheimer of the Olentangy Liberty High School girls track and field team sees some of herself in teammate Kelsey Mockler.
Boys Tennis

Orange sending four to district

Four members of the Olentangy Orange High School boys tennis team qualified for the Division I district tournament Friday, May 22, at Hilliard Davidson and Saturday, May 23, at Upper Arlington.
Boys Volleyball

Braves upset Scioto in tourney opener

Making its debut in the Division I East Region tournament, the seventh-seeded Olentangy High School boys volleyball team upset fourth-seeded Dublin Scioto 22-25, 29-27, 25-15, 27-25 in the first round May 16 at home.
Softball

Olentangy rallies past Warriors in tournament

The Olentangy High School softball team rallied to win at Westerville North 15-10 in the second round of the Division I district tournament May 13, setting up a semifinal showdown against Liberty.
Girls Lacrosse

Braves playing for return trip to state tournament

The Olentangy High School girls lacrosse team is one win away from returning to the Division I state tournament.
Baseball

Patriots' Parr throws second perfect game

Perfection is becoming a trend for Nick Parr.
Baseball

Braves, Patriots capture league championships

The Olentangy and Liberty high school baseball teams had similar journeys to league titles and may be on a collision course to another Division I district final.
Boys Tennis

Pioneers get first sweep of Patriots, Braves

The Olentangy Orange High School boys tennis team achieved a first May 5, earning community bragging rights by defeating Liberty 4-1.
Boys Volleyball

Liberty captures OCC championship outright

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys volleyball team beat Dublin Jerome 25-14, 25-13, 25-20 on May 7 to capture its second consecutive OCC-Cardinal Division title outright.
Boys Lacrosse

Olentangy out to finish with winning record

The Olentangy High School boys lacrosse team entered the week looking to get back on track after losing five consecutive games.
Boys Lacrosse

Veteran trio sets course for Liberty

There's no mistaking the physical differences between Jackson Druckenbroad, Drew Gouhin and Jake Worrell.
Track & Field

Orange boys squad evolving

The result of the 1,600-meter relay did not affect the Olentangy Orange High School boys track and field team's finish in the Olentangy Invitational on May 1, but coach Adam Walters still beamed with pride regarding the race's final lap.
Boys Volleyball

Patriots clinch share of OCC-Cardinal title

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys volleyball team struggled with mistakes in a key OCC-Cardinal Division match April 30 at Westerville North, making a total of 55 errors, including 17 service errors.