90-Day Archive


Noe named coach at Pickerington Central

Judging from turnout at the Pickerington High School Central baseball team’s voluntary summer practice July 27, new coach Ray Noe is confident the Tigers have the same desire to return to elite status as he does.
Week 5: Nos. 6-10

Greatness doesn't hinge on title

Over the last 25 seasons, three central Ohio high school football teams in Division I, two in Division II, five in Division III, one in Division IV, two in Division V and one in Division VI attained their ultimate goal of winning a state championship.
Tri-County Aquatics League

Chevington Woods shines at championships

The Chevington Woods Kingfish finished first in 31 of 77 events during the 11-team Tri-County Aquatic League championships held July 23 and 24 at the Canal Winchester Municipal Pool.
Legion Baseball

Post 283 fails in bid to reach state tourney

The American Legion baseball season ended sooner than Pickerington Post 283 expected, as the team was unable to reach the state tournament for the first time in five seasons.
Women's Golf

Hughes relies on short game to win Franklin County title

Gahanna Lincoln High School graduate Emily Hughes is tuning up for the start of her collegiate golf career in the best way possible, not only competing in summer tournaments but winning.
Week 4: Nos. 11-15

Luck factors into playoff runs

When Scott Wetzel thinks back to what helped the Big Walnut High School football team capture the 2007 Division III state championship, he remembers having a group of hard workers who developed a special bond.

Spielman camp mixes learning, fun

Chase Ungerott said he didn't know who Chris Spielman was before participating in the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 14 and 15 at Dublin Coffman High School.

New Albany's Sherwood signs with Blue Jackets

Kole Sherwood was 3 years old when the Columbus Blue Jackets began play in the National Hockey League, and a year later he entered learn-to-skate classes at Chiller Easton.

Area players chasing dream

Three area high school graduates are pursuing their ultimate dream while playing for the Southern Ohio Copperheads baseball team this summer.

Stars aligned for Central's title run

Minutes after the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team won the Division I state championship on March 24, 2012, coach Jerry Francis referred to sophomore standouts Javon Bess, Connor Kern and Jae'Sean Tate as his "babies."
Week 3: Nos. 16-20

CCL teams enjoy lasting impact

Although the Watterson High School football program has struggled to a 15-25 mark over the last four seasons, it isn't far removed from when it rivaled any team throughout central Ohio in terms of success.
Week 2: Nos. 21-25

Pickerington schools make mark

Although it posted back-to-back perfect regular seasons in 1976 and '77 and also had unbeaten regular seasons in 1980 and '92, it wasn't until 1999 that the Pickerington High School football team made its first appearance in a state semifinal.

Top Gun Showcase provides opportunity

Dublin Jerome High School football player Matthew Preininger hopes to make a favorable impression when he participates in Football University's Top Gun Showcase for the third consecutive year.

Area kids delving into sport at Dublin camp

Like many young children, Vikram Srikonda has begun playing traditional sports like basketball and baseball. He plans on trying out for soccer in the fall.
Legion Baseball

Post 283 hopes to jell soon

With the regular season winding down, the Pickerington American Legion Post 283 baseball team will be seeking to put the pieces together before attempting to win its fifth consecutive district tournament title.
Women's Soccer

Eagles FC gets first win, continues to progress

Eryn Weber has heard more than a few fans of the Columbus Eagles FC say that for as well as the second-year amateur women's soccer team has played so far this season, it should have won more than once in its first seven games.
Week 1: Honorable Mention

Series honors top football teams

The numbers show that Central District high school football programs captured 13 championships during the first 18 years of the state playoffs, from 1972-89.
Club Soccer

Central Ohio squads fall short in regional

None of the seven central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup from June 20-24 in Fox Cities, Wis., captured a championship.

Squads find value in soggy 7-on-7

The Dublin Coffman High School football team wasn't able to defend its title in the 7-on-7 State Passing Championships on June 20, but coach Mark Crabtree was encouraged by the host Shamrocks' performance.
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 the Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:
Legion Baseball

Young Post 283 hopes to shine

Just five players have returned this season for the Pickerington American Legion Post 283 baseball team.

Takos resigns as Pickerington Central coach

Pickerington High School Central is seeking a baseball coach, as Andy Takos recently stepped down after three seasons.
Track & Field

North boys were driven by seniors

Since Nick Gray proved to be the state's best sprinter this season, much of what the Pickerington High School North boys track and field team accomplished started with the senior who will continue his career at Ohio State.
Track & Field

Injuries hindered Central girls

With few returning athletes after it earned a Division I state runner-up finish a year ago, the Pickerington High School Central girls track and field team spent this season competing through pain and gaining experience.
Pickerington Coaches

Kuhner taking over North wrestling team

One of the greatest wrestlers in Pickerington history will succeed another as coach at Pickerington High School North.

Lacrosse sanctioned by OHSAA for 2016-17

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced June 4 that it will sponsor boys and girls lacrosse beginning with the 2016-17 school year.
2015 Memorial Tournament

Long-shot Lingmerth outlasts Rose in playoff

David Lingmerth is the winner of the 40th Memorial Tournament.
Hartley Roundup

Hart leaps to 'perfect' state championship

Hartley High School boys track and field coach Reggie Osborne used one word to describe the performance of senior Cameron Hart in the Division II state meet June 5 at Ohio State: Perfect.
Track & Field

Central's Glasco wins state title in shot put

A strong start lifted Pickerington High School Central senior Clayton Glasco into the finals of the shot put in the Division I state track and field meet June 6 at Ohio State.
Track & Field

Gray leads North boys to team title

The Pickerington High School North boys track and field team was expecting a big performance June 5 and 6 from senior Nick Gray considering he was back in the Division I state meet in the same four events in which he reached the podium a year ago.