90-Day Archive

Football

Comets set for opener with North

Last season's opener didn't prove to be a sign of things to come for the Pickerington North and Central Crossing high school football teams.
North Roundup

Girls soccer coaches stressing 'team play'

As if having eight returning starters wasn't enough to make the Pickerington High School North girls soccer team optimistic for this season, assistant coach Doug Peterson said another trait indicative of success has been noticed.
Central Roundup

Boys soccer team 'progressing'

Maybe the biggest things that make Pickerington High School Central boys soccer coach Brad Monhollen optimistic about this season are intangibles.
Football

Central set for 'brutal game' with Elder

The Pickerington High School Central football team holds the advantage experience-wise heading into its opener Saturday, Aug. 27, against Cincinnati Elder.
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.
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.
U.S. Senior Open Championship

Scioto Country Club boasts rich tradition

Muirfield Village Golf Club gets the annual notoriety with the Memorial Tournament, but when it comes to golf in central Ohio, nothing matches the history at Scioto Country Club.
North Roundup

Kane earns spot atop girls lineup

Caroline Kane's performance during tryouts last week was enough to secure the top spot on the Pickerington High School North girls golf team entering the season.
Central Roundup

Boys golf coach confident despite team's youth

It is emblematic of this year's Pickerington High School Central boys golf team that coach Chris Cores called junior Calen Kovaleski the team's "elder statesman."
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.
Swimming

Eastmoor wins fourth straight SESL title

George Melikian and Tyler Mansfield both won three individual events to lead the Eastmoor Swordfish to their fourth consecutive Varsity Division title during the Suburban East Swim League championships July 21 at Gahanna Swim and Racquet Club.
Tri-County Aquatics League

Kingfish win 12th straight title

The Chevington Woods Kingfish won 30 of 77 events during the 11-team Tri-County Aquatics League championships held July 21 and 22 at the Canal Winchester Municipal Pool to easily capture their 12th consecutive title.
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.
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.
Golf

Matta, Meyer raise money for Ronald McDonald House

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and men's basketball coach Thad Matta love promoting their programs while also raising money for a good cause.
Women's Basketball

Bryant's play helps elevate program

Jaila Bryant admitted her career as a Wheeling Jesuit University women's basketball player took on a storybook flavor.
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.
Spotlight

Bauers etches name in Central history

Steven Bauers' path toward earning 12 letters at Pickerington High School Central might have started well before his freshman year.
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.
Swimming

Mathews siblings relish opportunity

Jason Mathews emphasized dreaming big and maximizing every opportunity as he sought a berth in the 2016 Olympic Swimming Trials.
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:
Basketball

LeVert overcomes adversity to reach NBA

Pickerington High School Central graduate Caris LeVert is set for the next chapter of his basketball career.
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.