90-Day Archive

Hartley Roundup

Hawks to rumble past Thunder

When Hartley High School football coach Brad Burchfield found out in late July that his team's opening-week game might end up falling through, he was determined not to settle for a bye.

Raiders, Eagles set for battle

It will be a tall task for the fourth installment of the season-opening series between the New Albany and Reynoldsburg high school football teams to top the third.
Reynoldsburg Roundup

Volleyball team out to alter image

Senior Kennedy Hawkins knows many opponents don't have a high opinion of the Reynoldsburg High School girls volleyball team based on some of its struggles in recent seasons.
Reynoldsburg Roundup

Boys soccer team plans to rebound

A last-place league finish and four-win season isn't indicative of what the Reynoldsburg High School boys soccer team is planning to produce this fall.
Hartley Roundup

Boys soccer squad expects depth to pay off

The Hartley High School boys soccer team entered the offseason believing good things could be ahead because of the amount of experience it was planning to return.
Reynoldsburg Roundup

Tennis team sees spike in numbers

After it had only four players out for tryouts to begin last season, the Reynoldsburg High School girls tennis team pushed back its opening match by a week before eventually finding three other players to fill out a lineup.
Boys Golf

Trio of juniors expected to lead way for Raiders

With a senior leading the way and a talented freshman contributing, the Reynoldsburg High School boys golf team found itself battling for the OCC-Ohio Division championship a year ago after winning just four league matches in 2013.
Week 6: Nos. 1-5

UA squad broke barrier, tops list

The 2000s were a groundbreaking era for high school football in central Ohio.

Squads ready for preseason tests

During its preseason schedule, the Dublin Coffman High School football team will tune up for the coming season by facing a pair of teams that qualified for the playoffs last fall and another program that has been a postseason regular the last two-plus decades.
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.
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 instruction, 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.
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.
Country Club Swim League

Kinsale, Jefferson defend division titles

Record-setting performances helped Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club and Jefferson Country Club repeat as champions in their respective divisions of the Country Club Swim League meet July 9 at Ohio State.
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 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.
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

Area 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.