90-Day Archive

Boys Basketball

Central playing waiting game

Having been voted the 18th seed for the 44-team Division I district tournament, Pickerington High School Central boys basketball coach Eric Krueger had a few choices of spots he could pick during the draw Feb. 15.
Girls Basketball

North's losses provide lessons for postseason

As it nears the end of a 14-day stretch without games before its Division I district tournament opener, the Pickerington High School North girls basketball team hopes it has learned from some late-season disappointments.
Club Hockey

Newark captures Blue Jackets Cup title

The Newark club hockey team didn't win the Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League regular-season championship, but no other team from the league is rolling like the Generals.
Swimming & Diving

'Big drop' propels Tigers' Martin to state

Sidney Martin of the Pickerington High School Central girls swimming and diving team qualified for the Division I state meet in the 200-yard individual medley by dropping six seconds between sectional and district.
Girls Basketball

Central hopes to surprise in tournament

Pickerington High School Central girls basketball coach Johnathan Hedgepeth hopes his team might be underestimated entering the Division I district tournament.
Wrestling

Panthers top Tigers in OCC finale

While the Pickerington High School North wrestling team's margin of victory against Pickerington Central on Feb. 12 was close, neither coach thought the match contained many surprises.
Swimming & Diving

North boys set for district

The Pickerington High School North boys swimming and diving team will lead local representation in the Division I district meet Saturday, Feb. 21, at Ohio University, as five Panthers and all three relays qualified.
Boys Basketball

'Bulldog' Montes sparks Panthers through tenacity

Bryce Montes averages 10.5 points and eight rebounds for the Pickerington High School North boys basketball team, but it's the work that doesn't translate directly to the box score that coach Jason Bates admires most.
Boys Basketball

Pickerington Central's Watson out 3-5 weeks with broken thumb

While the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team still has the chance to affect the outcome of the OCC-Ohio Division race when it plays host to Gahanna on Feb. 20, the Tigers will do so at less than full strength.
Bowling

North wraps up COHSBC, OCC titles

The Pickerington High School North club bowling team's hopes for an unbeaten Central Ohio High School Bowling Conference-South Division season -- not to mention the division championship -- came down to a moment that was completely out of their control.
Girls Basketball

Johnson, Thomas cherish friendship

The first time Taylor Johnson and Emily Thomas faced off in a varsity girls basketball game, on Dec. 9, 2011, Thomas' Pickerington High School North team got the better of Johnson's Pickerington Central squad, 73-27.
Wrestling

Panthers, Tigers expecting 'tight dual'

The Pickerington High School Central wrestling team's dual against Grove City on Feb. 5 began a little after 6 p.m., and fans and competitors largely were out of the gym within 90 minutes on the heels of a 54-12 Tigers win.
Basketball

Central boys control tempo in victories

Pickerington High School Central boys basketball coach Eric Krueger knows his team plays its best when it is able to control the tempo and play a fast game.
Wrestling

Panthers remain in hunt for league title

The Pickerington High School North wrestling team still has the OCC-Ohio Division championship in its sights, but for now that is the only title for which the Panthers are aiming as a team.
Swimming & Diving

North boys win OCC-Ohio title

A handful of announcements in the final minutes of the OCC-Ohio Division swimming meet Jan. 31 at Thomas Worthington reminded competitors the pool would not be available for cool-downs.
Boys Basketball

Central bench players bring 'change of pace'

Pickerington High School Central boys basketball coach Eric Krueger guesses that in some other programs, some of his bench players might be full-time starters.
Girls Basketball

Panthers hope to upend Raiders

While the Pickerington High School North girls basketball team entered the week well back in the hunt to win the OCC-Ohio Division championship, the Panthers have a chance at another achievement Friday, Feb. 6, when they play host to Reynoldsburg.
Boys Basketball

Tigers need help in bid for OCC championship

The OCC-Ohio Division boys basketball championship was shared by three teams that each had three league losses a year ago, including Pickerington High School Central.
Girls Basketball

Jones, Wallace give Central inside edge

As the Pickerington High School Central girls basketball team seeks its first OCC-Ohio Division championship since 2008, coach Johnathan Hedgepeth reminds himself the Tigers are lucky in at least one respect.
Bowling

Glasco adds punch to Central boys team

Clayton Glasco wasn't looking for something to do between football and track seasons.
Basketball

Carter sees 'fight' from North boys

Tyrell Carter of the Pickerington High School North boys basketball team has a unique perspective on the Panthers' improvement from last season.
Swimming & Diving

Teams benefiting from new training program

Pickerington High School Central and North swimmers can't text or use social media during practice, but that doesn't mean they lose the ability to gain instant feedback.
Wrestling

Laney, Minnard to boost North

Shakur Laney of the Pickerington High School North wrestling team was more than a spectator during the Panthers' OCC-Ohio Division duals Jan. 8 at Groveport.
Basketball

North girls outlast Central

With six minutes to play in a two-point game Jan. 6, Pickerington High School North girls basketball coach Dave Butcher called a timeout.
Girls Basketball

Pickerington North's Matijasich tears ACL, done for season

Pickerington High School North guard Paige Matijasich will miss the rest of the season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament, according to coach Dave Butcher.
Basketball

Backcourt trio leading Tigers boys

The Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team has used a balanced offensive attack, not to mention the talents of several Division I recruits, to win OCC-Ohio Division and Division I district championships each of the past three years.
Girls Basketball

Panthers to face UA in DeSales tourney

After playing host to its holiday event, the Pickerington High School North girls basketball team will make a short trip to play in another.
Boys Basketball

Tigers amid tight pack in OCC-Ohio

The Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team is used to being among a tight pack at or near the top of the OCC-Ohio Division, and the beginning of league play this season is no different.
Wrestling

Central getting boost from lightweight duo

Pickerington High School Central wrestling coach Jason Allen expects his entire roster to contribute as the Tigers seek a third consecutive OCC-Ohio Division championship.