90-Day Archive

Upper Arlington Roundup

Football team set to take on Comets

The first time Upper Arlington High School football coach Joel Cutler watched film of this week's opponent, Mason, he felt like he was looking into a time portal.
Wellington Roundup

Young girls tennis team focused on improvement

Even though the Wellington School girls tennis team lost four of its first six matches, first-year coach David Drees said no one on his young team became discouraged.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Field hockey team is on radar

Coming off a season in which her team finished 13-4-1 overall, Upper Arlington High School field hockey coach Kelly Roderick hopes that success put the Golden Bears on the radar, both locally and statewide.
Football

Bears, Celtics set for opener

Last year, the Upper Arlington High School football team rolled to a 36-0 victory over Dublin Jerome in Joel Cutler's first game as head coach.
Wellington Roundup

Boys golf team out to maintain success at state

The Wellington School boys golf team is looking to continue its recent trend of success in the Division III state tournament this season.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Boys soccer team eyes strong start

Whether any momentum from the Upper Arlington High School boys soccer team's solid play during the final month of the 2014 season will carry over to this year might not be known for some time.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Girls golf team has bevy of experience

With all but one golfer returning from last year, Upper Arlington High School girls golf coach Kristi Ghidotti didn't encounter many surprises during tryouts.
Girls Tennis

UA's Jung not satisfied with last year's state title

Kyra Jung waited more than nine months for the sign commemorating the Division I girls tennis state doubles championship she won last year to be posted at the Upper Arlington High School tennis facility.
Week 6: Nos. 1-5

UA squad broke barrier, tops list

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

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.
Diving

Johnston fails to advance at World Championships

Upper Arlington High School graduate Abby Johnston finished 21st in individual 3-meter diving preliminaries July 31 at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
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.
Men's Lacrosse

Nolan contributes to Denver's title

Neither of the two local players on this year's University of Denver's men's lacrosse national championship team racked their brains trying to explain why the Pioneers finally earned their long-awaited title after losing in a semifinal three of the past four seasons.
Swimming & Diving

Reardon looks to pick up pace at Kenyon

Having earned six All-American honors during the first half of his college career, Ian Reardon still brings the same optimism and need to prove himself to all his competitions with the Kenyon College men's swimming and diving team.
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.
Private Country Club Athletic League

New Albany enjoys continued domination

It makes little difference to the New Albany Country Club swimming team whether it is competing in the Country Club Swim League, which it dominated the past five years, or the new Private Country Club Athletic League.
Greater Columbus Swim League

Stingrays cruise to another championship

The 55th season of the Greater Columbus Swim League ended in familiar fashion, with the Delaware Aquatic Racing Team winning its seventh consecutive overall title.
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.
Suburban Swim Club League

Marlins halt Seadogs' seven-year title streak

When Jeff Williams became coach of the Hilliard Marlins, he made what at the time could have been considered a brash statement.
Diving

Johnston aims to make final splash

One way or another, Abby Johnston says she has 13 months or less remaining in her diving career.
Rowing

Longtime boys coach steps down

Even after 30 years as a teacher at Upper Arlington High School and 22 as the Golden Bears’ boys rowing coach, Chris Swartz never lost enthusiasm for his jobs. But as he retired from teaching after this past school year, Swartz thought it only logical to step aside from coaching as well.
Swimming

Cannaday granted wish to meet Phelps

When Hailey Cannaday walked into the Columbus Aquatics Center on June 26, she thought she was there to pick up the Most Improved Swimmer trophy she had earned in 2014 but had yet to receive from Whetstone High School swimming and diving coach John DeRing.
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.
Football

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.