90-Day Archive


Panthers set to close out OCC-Ohio action

The Pickerington High School North wrestling team will refocus on the remainder of its OCC-Ohio Division schedule after losing its opening match in the Division I team state tournament.
Girls Basketball

Tigers earn league title, No. 1 seed

Big news came in bunches for the Pickerington High School Central girls basketball team entering this week, and the Tigers stood to make more with a win Feb. 2 at home over Newark.
Swimming & Diving

North boys win league championship

Jan. 30 was a special day for the Pickerington High School North swimming and diving teams.
Boys Basketball

North's Montes raising game

Zach Montes' performance has been a key for the Pickerington High School North boys basketball team all season, but even the 6-foot-3 senior guard admits the past few weeks have been above and beyond his own expectations.
Boys Basketball

Central’s Tate eclipses 1,000-point mark

For at least a few games, Jalen Tate is being leaned on a little more than usual to lead the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team.

North boys edge Groveport in battle of unbeatens

The Pickerington North and Groveport Madison high school boys bowling teams split the two games of their match Jan. 29 at Eastland Lanes, but the Panthers edged the Cruisers 2,432-2,386 in the showdown of unbeaten teams.

Visitors should expect antics from home fans

The "Curtain of Distraction" sits under the basket on the west end of the Reynoldsburg High School gymnasium, waiting to help work magic for the Raiders.
Girls Basketball

Bradley glad to be leader for Panthers

Two months before the season, Danielle Bradley of the Pickerington High School North girls basketball team committed to Quinnipiac University, where she plans to play with former Panthers standout Brittany Johnson.
Boys Basketball

Tigers not content despite win over South

Perhaps the biggest compliment Pickerington High School Central boys basketball coach Eric Krueger could pay his team after it upset last year's Division I state runner-up was succinct.
Girls Basketball

North’s Matijasich suffers another ACL tear

Pickerington High School North girls basketball coach Dave Butcher did not envision an 8-9 record for his team through 17 games, but this also is not exactly the team he envisioned.

Young Prowlers continue to build

The Prowler Hockey Association club team continues to struggle.
Boys Basketball

Play-by-Play Classic features strong field

Three of last year's four Division I district champions in high school boys basketball will be among those hitting the floor this weekend in the 14th annual Jared Sullinger Ohio Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic at Ohio Dominican.

Tigers value their 'paint protector'

In his first action for the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team this season, Sterling Manley had 10 points and seven rebounds in an 85-41 win at Zanesville on Dec. 15.

North boys motivated to improve every match

The Pickerington High School North boys bowling team entered this week close to matching its 11-0 start of a year ago -- not that that's on the Panthers' minds.

Panthers preparing for busy schedule

The Pickerington High School North wrestling team had last weekend off from competition, but the next few weeks will be as busy as any stretch thus far this season.

Area teams primed for prestigious tournaments

When the Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team's seniors were sophomores, they told then first-year coach Jamie Pearson about their dream of someday being invited to participate in the Flyin' to the Hoop Invitational.
Girls Basketball

Tigers grow from Missouri trip

When Pickerington High School Central girls basketball coach Johnathan Hedgepeth recalls his team's recent four-day trip to the Pink and White Lady Classic in Springfield, Mo., the first thing that jumps to mind isn't that the Tigers went 2-2 in the event after a 7-0 start.
Swimming & Diving

Central girls showing depth

If Pickerington High School Central swimming and diving coach Justin Dortch ever sees the need to convert someone into a fan of his sport, he thinks a meet like the Tigers' Jan. 5 dual against Lancaster would do the trick.
Boys Basketball

Losses deepen North's resolve

Pickerington High School North boys basketball coach Jason Bates rattled off some disappointing statistics to his team after a 57-48 loss at Gahanna on Jan. 5 ended the Panthers' hopes of an undefeated OCC-Ohio Division championship.

Association proposes varsity status for lacrosse

The Pickerington Lacrosse Association made an official proposal to the Pickerington Local School District on Jan. 11 to make boys and girls lacrosse official varsity sports at Central and North high schools.

Recruits face decisions when coaches move on

Sometime on Feb. 3, Tyrece Speaight will sign a letter of intent to play football at Miami University.
Dispatch Scholar-Athletes

Program puts winners on route to success

The versatility that helped Molly Dengler and Eric Erb excel in high school athletics provided each with new adventures the last few years.

Central strives to 'score first'

Pickerington High School Central wrestling coach Jason Allen always preaches starting fast, and through film study, he's found one statistic that supports his plea.

Area teams primed for holiday tournaments

There might not seem to be much of a downside to leaving the typically cold weather conditions of Ohio to play in a basketball tournament in Florida over the holiday break.
Boys Basketball

Manley, Tate return to lineup for Central

The Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team worked its way through a stretch without two of its best players, both of whom returned with a flourish last week.
Girls Basketball

Coach hopes Sawyer can spark North

The Pickerington High School North girls basketball team isn't perfect, but it entered Christmas week with the best health it's enjoyed so far this season.

Area players getting ready for bowl games

Chris Frey understood the Michigan State football team had backed itself into a corner after a 39-38 loss Nov. 7 at struggling Nebraska.
Girls Basketball

Tigers decisively handle Panthers

This season's first meeting between the Pickerington high school Central and North girls basketball teams probably won't soon be forgotten by anyone who participated or watched, and not because of any dramatic ending.

Hill leading way for Central girls squad

Considering the Pickerington High School Central girls bowling team returned four of its top five bowlers from a year ago, little about its fast start surprises third-year coach Jason Roach.
Boys Basketball

North ends Central's dominance

When the buzzer sounded to end a frenetic OCC-Ohio Division game Dec. 8, Pickerington High School North boys basketball players mobbed each other as they celebrated something no one on the team had achieved at the varsity level.