90-Day Archive


Cardinals, Golden Bears set for opening test

Historical nuggets aside, the St. Charles Preparatory School and Upper Arlington High School football teams are embracing their season-opening meeting Friday, Aug. 26, for different reasons.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Girls volleyball coach optimistic about season

Upper Arlington High School girls volleyball coach Chris Van Arsdale knows his team is ahead of where it was a year ago at this time, if for no other reason than much of last year's lineup is back -- and so is he for his second season.
Boys Lacrosse

Olson succeeding Wolford as UA coach

One of Ted Wolford’s former players is taking on the challenge of succeeding him as Upper Arlington High School boys lacrosse coach.
Ironman 70.3 Ohio

Athletes ready to tackle Delaware triathlon

Len Iglar describes it as an addiction, or being similar to a cult.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Girls squad embracing expectations

Claire Mitchell of the Upper Arlington High School girls soccer team is the first to admit that last year the Golden Bears followed unorthodox means to a better end than they could have hoped for.
Wellington Roundup

Hinze returns home to coach girls tennis team

Rebecca Hinze's career path could have ended up much different because of her father's connection to a hall of famer.
U.S. Senior Open Championship

Scioto Country Club boasts rich tradition

Muirfield Village Golf Club gets the annual notoriety with the Memorial Tournament, but when it comes to golf in central Ohio, nothing matches the history at Scioto Country Club.
Ironman 70.3 Ohio

Competitors motivated to test their mettle

Living in an enviable locale and closing in on a promotion in the Air Force, Beau Burkley didn't welcome his 40-pound weight loss.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Young talent shows promise for girls golfers

Upper Arlington High School girls golf coach Kristi Ghidotti didn't want to use the word "surprise" to describe having three underclassmen in her top five to start the season.

Site of UA-St. Charles game switched

Ongoing bleacher construction at St. Charles Preparatory School means the Cardinals football team will have to wait an extra month to play its home opener.

Athletes' path to Rio runs through Columbus

For a pair of United States wrestlers, the road to the Summer Olympics went through the Ohio Regional Training Center in Columbus.
Week 6

OCC-Ohio features star power

Whether it's been playoff appearances or players moving on to the next level, the high school football teams that have competed in the OCC-Ohio Division in recent years were part of what was perhaps central Ohio's deepest league.

Mount Rushmore series shows area talent runs deep

Considering it's just three weeks until DeSales plays host to Lancaster and Licking Valley plays at Newark Catholic on opening night Aug. 25, it's officially time to get excited about the coming high school football season.
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.

Pusateri: Beard named UA coach

The Upper Arlington High School hockey team’s expected new coach has an even better resume than the longtime leader he will replace.

Weiland picked for U.S. roster

Upper Arlington High School graduate Andy Weiland has been named to U.S. Rowing’s 84-athlete roster for the coming World Rowing Senior, Under 23 and Junior Championships.
Full story

Longtime UA boys lacrosse coach Wolford steps down

During his 25 seasons as Upper Arlington High School boys lacrosse coach, Ted Wolford's teams played in 23 state championship games and won nearly nine of every 10 games they played.
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 & Diving

Hilliard repeats as SSCL champion

The Hilliard Marlins built a huge lead halfway through the Suburban Swim Club League meet July 12 at Annehurst Pool in Westerville and made it stand despite a furious charge from Swim and Racquet Club.

Scioto ends New Albany's title run

Knowing what was at stake, New Albany Country Club and Scioto Country Club swimmers of all ages took turns crowding around a whiteboard on which results were posted as the Private Country Club Athletic League championships wound down July 11 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.

Haxton to compete in Paralympics

Seven years ago, Blake Haxton could not even be sure he'd live to see another day.
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.