90-Day Archive

Bowling

North boys showing promise

Pickerington High School North club bowling coach Mike Rossi looked at the score sheet from the Panthers' match against Pickerington Central on Dec. 1 with some awe.
Basketball

Boys, girls squads comprise holiday tournament

Holiday basketball isn't gone in Pickerington -- it's just taking on a new look.
Wrestling

Experience boosting Panthers

Asked if this season's Pickerington High School North wrestling team was among the most experienced in the program's 12-year history, coach Brad Harris admitted he'd put it right up there.
Boys Swimming & Diving

'Insane' depth key for North

Pickerington High School North boys swimming and diving coach Justin Dortch wondered during a recent practice how the loss of four of the Panthers' five Division I state qualifiers would affect his team.
Girls Swimming & Diving

Central sees positive results from club work

As far as second-year Pickerington High School Central girls swimming and diving coach Justin Dortch is concerned, the best thing he can say for his swimmers is he sees many of them throughout the year.
Basketball

Central girls to oppose Reynoldsburg in early test

Last season, the Pickerington High School Central girls basketball team snapped Reynoldsburg's 54-game OCC-Ohio Division winning streak with a four-point overtime victory.
Basketball

Central boys team thinking defense first

The Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team has three starting guards well over 6 feet tall, but that's not all that encourages first-year coach Eric Krueger.
Girls Basketball

Tigers plan to maximize versatility

The Pickerington High School Central girls basketball team seems to have a good idea of what it will be this year, but the Tigers hope no one else can figure them out.

Panthers’ Gray to run for Buckeyes

Pickerington High School North senior Nick Gray will compete in men’s track and field for Ohio State.

Tigers’ Duncan to play college women’s golf

Pickerington High School Central senior Emma Duncan has signed to play women’s golf at Saint Leo University in Florida.

North duo to compete in men’s cross country

Pickerington High School North seniors Ryan Kronk and Zach Zimmerman each will compete in men’s cross country collegiately.

Dankowski, Hess to play college lacrosse

Pickerington High School North seniors Sarah Dankowski and Spencer Hess each signed to compete in college women’s lacrosse.
Football

Central seniors proved worthy

Following the fourth perfect regular season in coach Jay Sharrett's 12 years, the Pickerington High School Central football team saw its season end for the second year in a row in the second round of the Division I, Region 2 playoffs.

Giddings, Green to play in college

Pickerington High School North seniors Logan Giddings and Brendan Green signed Nov. 13 to play baseball at Bowling Green and Siena Heights, respectively.

Minnard to wrestle for Ashland

Pickerington High School North senior Chandler Minnard signed Nov. 13 to wrestle at Ashland University.

Brancifort to play at Kent State

Pickerington High School Central senior Hunter Brancifort signed Nov. 12 to play softball at Kent State.

Johnson to play women’s basketball

Pickerington High School Central senior Taylor Johnson signed Nov. 12 to play women’s basketball at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C.

White to compete at South Carolina

Pickerington High School Central senior Bridgett White signed Nov. 12 to compete on the equestrian team at the University of South Carolina.

Thomas to play women’s basketball

Pickerington High School North senior Emily Thomas signed Nov. 12 to play women’s basketball at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Football

Central to battle mighty Moeller

The Pickerington High School Central football team has played enough Cincinnati schools during its current nine-year run of making the playoffs that it isn't expecting to be surprised by the size and depth of its next opponent.
Football

Panthers believe they can rebound

Of the six games the Pickerington High School North football team lost this season, three were by three points or fewer and another came in overtime.
Football

Panthers gain redemption against Dawgs

Its Division I, Region 2 playoff hopes ended when it lost to Gahanna 27-24 on Oct. 24, but the Pickerington High School North football team had little trouble finding a reason to stay focused for its season finale Oct. 31 against Grove City.
Football

Tigers to battle familiar foe in playoff opener

Of the 11 playoff appearances the Pickerington High School Central football team has made during coach Jay Sharrett's 12-year tenure, it has met an opponent in the postseason that it also had played during the regular season six times.
Cross Country

Zimmerman pleased with all-state honors

Pickerington High School North senior Zach Zimmerman believed he was ready for whatever might happen during the Division I state cross country meet Nov. 1 at National Trail Raceway.
Girls Volleyball

North falls to Wildcats in district semifinal

Pickerington High School North girls volleyball coach April Boudreau teared up slightly when asked to assess her team's season.
Soccer

Mistakes cost North girls in loss to Braves

A 4-1 loss to Olentangy in a Division I district final Oct. 25 at Westerville South stumped Pickerington High School North girls soccer coach Greg Van Kannel and pretty much everyone else on the Panthers' bench.
Football

North to face Dawgs in finale

The Pickerington High School North football team hopes it doesn't fall prey to one of the trends hovering over it when it closes the season Friday, Oct. 31, at Grove City.
Cross Country

Panthers' Zimmerman heading back to state

Pickerington High School North senior Zach Zimmerman is hoping for good health when he makes his second appearance in the Division I state boys cross country meet Saturday, Nov. 1, at National Trail Raceway.
Football

Central, Gahanna to vie for OCC title

The last time the Pickerington High School Central football team fell short of winning at least a share of a league championship, it competed in an OCC-Cardinal Division that included a Chillicothe team that no longer competes in the OCC and three other programs that currently are in different OCC leagues than the Tigers.
Girls Volleyball

North opens tourney by sweeping Hornets

Elane Shumway had match highs of 12 kills and three blocks, and the Pickerington High School North girls volleyball team swept visiting Licking Heights 25-8, 25-13, 25-7 in a Division I district tournament second-round match Oct. 15.