90-Day Archive


Central aiming for state meet

With four of his nine Division I district qualifiers from last season having returned, this season's tasks are clear for seventh-year Pickerington High School Central wrestling coach Jason Allen.

Panthers seek winning season

In his first year as Pickerington High School North boys basketball coach, Jason Bates implored his team to "take the stairs," a motivational phrase he shared with the Panthers throughout an 8-16 season.

Prowlers adjusting to system, physical play

The Prowler Hockey Association club team has struggled in the early part of the season.
Girls Basketball

Tigers playing with urgency, determination

The Pickerington High School Central girls basketball team opened Nov. 21 with a 59-43 home win over Upper Arlington, eight months and 16 days after last season ended with a second consecutive district semifinal loss.

Olentangy's Haber named Super 25 captain

It might sound surprising to hear from a quarterback who is closing in on 7,000 career passing yards, but Olentangy High School's Deeb Haber long considered college baseball his future rather than football.
Athletes of the Year

Honorees highlight 2015 fall season

As the fall season winds down, it's time to announce our Athletes of the Year.
Super 12 Boys Soccer Team

Jerome's Black named captain

Dublin Jerome High School senior Ian Black started his prep career playing freshman football and club soccer.
Girls Soccer

North falls shy in regional semi

Pickerington High School North girls soccer coach Greg Van Kannel wasn't sure if he could fully explain a 1-0 loss to Olentangy in a Division I regional semifinal Nov. 3 at Gahanna until after he watched the game film.

Panthers' returning talent excites Phillips

When its starting quarterback got hurt during a 37-23 win over Central Crossing on Aug. 27 to open the season, the Pickerington High School North football team turned to a freshman for the remainder of the season.

Central maintains high standard

Even with numerous juniors and sophomores and one freshman taking on key roles this fall, the Pickerington High School Central football team never wavered from a long-held philosophy.
Cross Country

Boys salute Tigers' past

Competing as individuals in the Division I state meet Nov. 7, Pickerington High School Central boys cross country runners Matt Scrape and Jack Jaynes had the option of wearing whatever school jersey they wanted.
Super 12 Girls Soccer Team

Skillful Rees keys Bobcats' success

Haley Rees doesn't look like a bruiser, but the senior forward for the Grandview Heights High School girls soccer team holds her own on the field.
Cross Country

Tigers' Scrape, Jaynes qualify for state meet

The Division I regional meet Oct. 31 at Pickerington North was emotion-filled for the Pickerington High School Central cross country program.
Girls Volleyball

Central falls short of district championship

Some Pickerington High School Central girls volleyball players had tears in their eyes as they watched Dublin Coffman raise a Division I district championship trophy Oct. 31 at Whitehall.

North girls win district title

The Pickerington High School North girls soccer team watched a two-goal lead evaporate in just more than five minutes late in its Division I district final against seventh-seeded Hilliard Darby on Oct. 31 at Westerville North.

Bears to face Tigers in playoffs

Football fans who concentrate on the moment might not realize it, but the postseason pedigrees of the high school football teams for Pickerington Central and Upper Arlington have more similarities than differences.

North beats Dawgs, secures .500 season

The Pickerington High School North football team took down one of its biggest nemeses to secure a .500 season.

Panthers, Dawgs hope to end on positive note

For the Pickerington North and Grove City high school football teams, one will end its season on a positive note Friday, Oct. 30, at North.
Girls Volleyball

Disciplined practice regimen aiding Tigers

Pickerington High School Central girls volleyball players enter practices knowing the schedule doesn't allow for goofing off or slacking.

North boys, girls teams reach district semifinals

One Pickerington High School North soccer team drew closer to yet another Division I district championship, and the other moved closer to its first.
Cross Country

Central boys, girls squads advance to regional

The Pickerington High School Central boys and girls cross country teams each enter the Division I regional meet Saturday, Oct. 31, at Pickerington North coming off district runner-up finishes.

Central to face Gahanna for league championship

For the second consecutive season, there likely won't be a bigger matchup involving OCC-Ohio Division programs than when the Pickerington Central and Gahanna Lincoln high school football teams meet.
Girls Golf

Davis caps prep career at state

Competing in the Division I state girls golf tournament Oct. 23 and 24 on Ohio State's Gray Course was a worthwhile cap to her prep career for Pickerington High School North senior Lavonca Davis.
Boys golf

Jerome, Liberty qualify for state tournament

The Dublin Jerome High School boys golf team is returning to the Division I state tournament after making statements in the first two rounds of the postseason.

Surging Tigers look to stay grounded

The Pickerington High School Central football team has its running game in gear as it heads into the final two weeks of the regular season.
Cross Country

Central boys, girls capture league titles

It took a little digging, but it was clear to Pickerington High School Central boys cross country coach Andy Fischer shortly after the OCC-Ohio Division championships were held Oct. 17 that something that hadn't happened for a long time had occurred.
Girls Golf

Oliphant continues to inspire North's Davis

Lavonca Davis of the Pickerington High School North girls golf team has been playing with a purpose beyond just herself all season.

Plenty at stake for 4-4 Panthers

Even as the weather begins to turn colder and November approaches, there figures to be plenty of heat between the Pickerington High School North football team and host Gahanna on Friday, Oct. 23.

Panthers girls regain league championship

The Pickerington High School North girls soccer team did not get a perfect OCC-Ohio Division season, but the consolation prize for the Panthers is yet another league championship.

Central Crossing boys win first sectional title

The Central Crossing High School boys golf team overcame adversity Oct. 6 to win its first sectional title.