90-Day Archive

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.

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.

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.

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:

LeVert overcomes adversity to reach NBA

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

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.
Cross Country

OHSAA approves postseason changes

When the Ohio High School Athletic Association began combining boys and girls enrollments to determine postseason divisions for cross country in 2013, one of the coaches who expressed disappointed in the decision was Watterson’s Matt McGowan.
Track & Field

Tolliver could be key for Panthers

Things have begun to heat up for Pickerington High School North junior Jayvonta Tolliver.

North showed fight in title run

The Pickerington High School North baseball team's motto throughout its run to the Division I state championship was "why not us?"
State Track Notes

Jerome twins reach podium with heavy hearts

Dublin Jerome High School senior twin distance runners Brad and Carly Davis ran in their first state track and field meet with more on their minds than reaching the Division I awards podium.
Memorial Tournament

McGirt picks up first PGA Tour win

The third consecutive playoff produced the third consecutive first-time winner at Muirfield Village Golf Course.
Track & Field

Central boys' 1,600 relay wins state title

The Pickerington High School Central boys track and field team seemed to have an endless number of talented 400-meter runners at times this season.

Bruised Grubb delivers in victory over La Salle

As if the Pickerington High School North baseball team's postseason run wasn't full of edgy, even improbable, moments, pitcher Justin Grubb piled up stories he can tell for years.

Panthers reach state tournament

Tim Thomas repeatedly fielded the question as his Pickerington High School North baseball team drew closer to its first Division I state tournament berth since 2009.

Central girls squad 'set many records'

In its sixth season, the Pickerington High School Central girls lacrosse team set the program record for wins while finishing 16-3 overall.
Boys Volleyball

Panthers celebrate season full of firsts

The Pickerington High School North boys volleyball team will think about building on this historic season later.
Track & Field

Central boys cruise to regional championship

The Pickerington High School Central boys track and field team scored the most points of the four Division I regional champions.

Panthers edge Warhawks to capture district title

Pickerington High School North baseball coach Tim Thomas preached a "whatever it takes" attitude as his team won its third consecutive Division I district championship.
Boys Volleyball

North clinches first state tourney berth

Sweat dripped down the faces of several Pickerington High School North boys volleyball players after clinching their team's first Division I state tournament berth.
Boys Tennis

Panthers value opportunity to play at district

The Pickerington High School North boys tennis team's season ended in the Division I district tournament, but the Panthers and coach Brian Hoff didn't hang their heads as they entered the offseason.

Central girls fall to New Albany

For the first time in program history, the Pickerington High School Central girls lacrosse team won two tournament games.