90-Day Archive

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.
Cricket

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.
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.

Pusateri hired as Bears' new AD

Tony Pusateri didn't give himself a chance to retire.
Football

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.
Commentary

Alder is latest in battle over logo

One doesn't have to journey far from Ohio State on a given Friday night in the fall to hear the Buckeyes' fight song being played by a high school band.
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:

UA graduate honored for academic success

Grant Jones knows who he is -- and isn't.
Boys Lacrosse

Awards bittersweet for Bears

The Upper Arlington High School boys lacrosse team got several awards June 6, but not the one it really wanted.