90-Day Archive

Lacrosse

North boys building bonds

One of the characteristics of the Pickerington High School North boys lacrosse team that first-year coach Danny Gibson has been pleased with is the camaraderie he's seen among his players.
Softball

Central, North tune up for league competition

The Pickerington High School Central and North softball teams went 2-1 in out-of-town tournaments last weekend, their last prolonged stretches against non-OCC-Ohio Division competition during the regular season.
Track & Field

Family support helps boost Central's Glasco

Pickerington High School Central junior Clayton Glasco believes he could be primed for an exciting time athletically, and being able to share that with a loved one should only add to the fun.
Baseball

Barnabei delivers for Tigers

Michael Barnabei threw a seven-hitter and Brandon Henson's two-run double in the second inning helped the Pickerington High School Central baseball team hold off visiting Pickerington North 4-3 in an OCC-Ohio Division game April 21.
Track & Field

Central girls living up to season expectations

The Pickerington High School Central girls track and field team expected to have one of central Ohio's top sprint corps with the return of several experienced athletes.
Baseball

Tigers off to strong start in league play

Whether in a slugfest or by a walk-off balk, the Pickerington High School Central baseball team found ways to start OCC-Ohio Division play perfect.
Boys Basketball

Francis resigns coaching post

After a stroke and back surgery prevented him from coaching the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team for the second half of this past season, Jerry Francis stayed away, monitoring the Tigers' progress and keeping touch via calls, texts and the media.
Softball

Murphy comfortable in role for Panthers

By the time her career as a Pickerington High School North softball player ends, Hannah Murphy likely will have left everything on the field.
Boys Basketball

Francis resigns as Pickerington Central coach

The Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team played most of this past season without head coach Jerry Francis, and now the Tigers will go forward with someone else leading the program.
Boys Tennis

Central hopes experience pays dividends

Now in her 11th season as coach of the Pickerington High School Central boys tennis team, Kelli Rings isn't sure if she's ever had a situation like she has this year.
Boys Volleyball

North wants more after strong start

The Pickerington High School North boys volleyball team won five of its first seven matches, but the Panthers have left 11th-year coach Marci Truex -- and themselves -- wanting more.
Track & Field

North boys out to prove themselves

Even without one of the state's top competitors from the past two seasons, the Pickerington High School North boys track and field team isn't planning to take a step back after earning back-to-back state runner-up finishes.
Softball

Central seeks third straight district title

As a player, third-year Pickerington High School Central softball coach Carrie Eneix helped the Tigers to the Division I state championship in 1997 and a state runner-up finish in 1999.
Track & Field

Central girls building depth for postseason

With slightly lower overall numbers than past years, the Pickerington High School Central girls track and field team will spend the regular season focusing on building depth so it can contend for OCC-Ohio Division and other postseason championships.
Baseball

Panthers lacking varsity veterans

Speaking purely in terms of age, this season's Pickerington High School North baseball team is the second-most veteran in the program's 11-year history. The Panthers have 11 seniors, second only to the 2011 team that had 13 and tied with the 2006 squad.
Girls Lacrosse

Coach eager to lead North

Emily Reincheld is excited to make her debut as girls lacrosse coach at Pickerington High School North.
Boys Lacrosse

Central in 'transition' phase

First-year Pickerington High School Central boys lacrosse coach Matt Erdlitz prefers to use the phrase "in transition" to describe the state of his program, as opposed to rebuilding.
Club Hockey

PHA coach pleased with growth

Mark Mead saw positive signs from his players on the Pickerington Hockey Association club hockey team in his first season as coach.
Boys Basketball

Pickerington Central falls in regional semi

Leading by 12 points after the first quarter of a Division I regional semifinal March 13, the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team had every reason to think its press defense would continue to hold Upper Arlington at bay.
Girls Soccer

Pickerington Central hires new coach

Molly Cornwell recently was hired as Pickerington High School Central’s new girls soccer coach.
Boys Basketball

Groves will not return to coach Pickerington North

Pickerington High School North is looking for a full-time boys basketball coach.
Boys Basketball

Defense propels Pickerington Central to regional

The Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team spent the second Saturday of March doing the same thing it has done each of the previous two years -- cutting down the nets at the Fairgrounds Coliseum after winning a Division I district championship.
Girls Basketball

Panthers fall in district final

A 40-hour stretch that began with a milestone for the Pickerington High School North girls basketball team ended with another disappointing finish to the season.
Wrestling

Tigers' Yarger unable to set tempo at state

Aaron Yarger of the Pickerington High School Central wrestling team won 36 of his first 38 matches largely by forcing his style and tempo onto his opponents.
Bowling

Panthers' Nietz, Hoyle end season at district

Sophomore Quentin Nietz and freshman Chris Hoyle of the Pickerington High School North boys club bowling team placed 51st and 61st, respectively, in the Division I district tournament March 1 at Eastland Lanes.
Boys Basketball

Johnson proves pesky on defense for Central

Eric Johnson of the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team has no gaudy statistics.
Girls Basketball

Pickerington North coach Butcher wins 700th game

Dave Butcher is now 700-98 in 31 seasons as a high school girls basketball coach in Pickerington.
Bowling

Competitors for North, Central reach district

Three area bowlers will participate as individuals in the Division I district tournament Saturday, March 1, at Eastland Lanes.
Boys Basketball

Kern leads Tigers past West in district opener

Connor Kern's 27 points led a balanced scoring attack, and the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team held off visiting Columbus West 78-64 on Feb. 21 in a Division I district tournament first-round game.
Swimming & Diving

White, Martin reach podium for Panthers

Clay White didn't want the highlight of his final high school diving meet to be the warm-up.