90-Day Archive

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.
Football

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.
Football

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.
Football

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.
Baseball

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.
Football

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.
Week 4: Nos. 11-15

Luck factors into playoff runs

When Scott Wetzel thinks back to what helped the Big Walnut High School football team capture the 2007 Division III state championship, he remembers having a group of hard workers who developed a special bond.
Football

Spielman camp mixes instruction, fun

Chase Ungerott said he didn't know who Chris Spielman was before participating in the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 14 and 15 at Dublin Coffman High School.
Hockey

New Albany's Sherwood signs with Blue Jackets

Kole Sherwood was 3 years old when the Columbus Blue Jackets began play in the National Hockey League, and a year later he entered learn-to-skate classes at Chiller Easton.
Football

Schoen rushes into ODU record book

Brandon Schoen has had enough of injuries.
Country Club Swim League

Kinsale, Jefferson defend division titles

Record-setting performances helped Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club and Jefferson Country Club repeat as champions in their respective divisions of the Country Club Swim League meet July 9 at Ohio State.
Week 3: Nos. 16-20

CCL teams enjoy lasting impact

Although the Watterson High School football program has struggled to a 15-25 mark over the last four seasons, it isn't far removed from when it rivaled any team throughout central Ohio in terms of success.
Suburban Swim Club League

Marlins halt Seadogs' seven-year title streak

When Jeff Williams became coach of the Hilliard Marlins, he made what at the time could have been considered a brash statement.
Cricket

Area kids delving into sport at Dublin camp

Like many young children, Vikram Srikonda has begun playing traditional sports like basketball and baseball. He plans on trying out for soccer in the fall.
Week 2: Nos. 21-25

Pickerington schools make mark

Although it posted back-to-back perfect regular seasons in 1976 and '77 and also had unbeaten regular seasons in 1980 and '92, it wasn't until 1999 that the Pickerington High School football team made its first appearance in a state semifinal.
Swimming

Cannaday granted wish to meet Phelps

When Hailey Cannaday walked into the Columbus Aquatics Center on June 26, she thought she was there to pick up the Most Improved Swimmer trophy she had earned in 2014 but had yet to receive from Whetstone High School swimming and diving coach John DeRing.
Football

Top Gun Showcase provides opportunity

Dublin Jerome High School football player Matthew Preininger hopes to make a favorable impression when he participates in Football University's Top Gun Showcase for the third consecutive year.
Club Soccer

Central Ohio squads fall short in regional

None of the seven central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup from June 20-24 in Fox Cities, Wis., captured a championship.
Boys Cross Country

Whalen to lead Braves distance runners

Ken Whalen has been named boys cross country coach at Olentangy High School.
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.