90-Day Archive

Week 5

Talent abounds in OCC-Central

Central Crossing High School football coach Chris Harr isn't sure what wrinkles in terms of strategy he'll see from opponents in the future of the OCC-Central Division, but he knows he'll be tested.
Swimming

Eastmoor wins fourth straight SESL title

George Melikian and Tyler Mansfield both won three individual events to lead the Eastmoor Swordfish to their fourth consecutive Varsity Division title during the Suburban East Swim League championships July 21 at Gahanna Swim and Racquet Club.
Softball

Zuercher steps down as Hartley coach

After delivering her third child in April, Meghan Zuercher took less than a week off before returning to coach the Hartley High School softball team.
Golf

Worthington to play in PGA Championship

Wyatt Worthington II, a 2005 Groveport Madison High School graduate who lives in Reynoldsburg, is one of four graduates of the PGA Golf Management University program to earn a PGA Championship berth this year.
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.
Swimming

Kinsale, Jefferson earn CCSL titles

Just as it did last summer, everything fell into place for Kinsale and Jefferson in the Country Club Swim League meet July 12 at Ohio State.
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.
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:
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.
Swimming

Cottrell drops time at Olympic Trials

As far as her college coach is concerned, Andee Cottrell's improvement from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials to those held last week in Omaha, Nebraska, exemplifies the essence of the sport.
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.
Baseball

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.
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.
Football (Full story)

Division I playoff games moving to Friday

What many view as an almost sacred tradition will be a part of the postseason beginning this fall for central Ohio’s biggest high school football programs.
Reynoldsburg Roundup

Girls track team made strides

The Reynoldsburg High School girls track and field team seemed to get better as the season went on, particularly in events in which it featured underclassmen.
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.
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.
Reynoldsburg Roundup

Boys team places second at state

As the Reynoldsburg High School boys track and field team was being honored as the Division I state runner-up June 4 at Ohio State, the meet's official announcer noted the Raiders were receiving a trophy for the first time in program history.