90-Day Archive


Briggs could challenge young Ready secondary

With two seniors and one junior among its starters, the secondary was an area of strength last season for the Ready High School football team's defense.
Westland Roundup

Girls runners embrace unity

Ninth-year Westland High School cross county coach Josh Barkeloo has sensed a recommitment for unity within his program this season, and that seniors Elizabeth Finley and Donna Mayhew and sophomore Kaela Ponce have been spearheading that effort for the girls team.
Ready Roundup

Rams' skill players pose threat for football squad

After the Ready High School football team began the Brian Cross era with a 27-17 win over Whitehall a year ago, the Rams will attempt to do the same thing under a new coach when the teams meet Friday, Aug. 28, at DeSales.
Westland Roundup

Football team to be tested by Hornets

When Westland High School football coach Kyle Goebbel helped form the 2015 schedule, he wanted to make sure his players would be tested in week 1.
Westland Roundup

Volleyball team led by former Cougar

Teri Goldammer has returned to her alma mater, Westland High School, as girls volleyball coach, looking to revitalize the program.
Ready Roundup

Girls soccer squad looks to 'surprise' opponents

Since his team won just six games in each of the past two seasons, coach Benjamin Au doesn't expect his Ready High School girls soccer team to be considered one of central Ohio's better squads by most opponents.
Week 6: Nos. 1-5

Upper Arlington squad broke barrier, tops list

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

Summer is popular time for college decisions

Over the summer, the Westerville North High School football team added to a makeover that began in 2013 when it snapped a 45-game losing streak.
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.
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.
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.

Bostic having 'great time' in pro game

In his professional football career and in life, Westland High School graduate Caleb Bostic believes he has found a formula for success.
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.