90-Day Archive

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.

Divisions changing for many area squads

Since the last time the Ohio High School Athletic Association determined its football divisions based on the enrollment numbers of its member schools in May 2013, Marion-Franklin's boys enrollment dropped by 36 while Beechcroft's was unchanged.

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 sports 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:
Club Soccer

Area teams primed for Midwest Regional Cup

None of the 14 central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup the past two seasons brought home a championship.
Track & Field

Greyhounds' Edah takes 4th at state

Koffi Edah of the Grove City High School boys track and field team hit a hurdle late in the Division I 300-meter hurdles state final June 6 at Ohio State, but he hardly cared.
City League Notes

Eastmoor's Carter shines at state meet

The Division II state meet was filled with excitement for the Eastmoor Academy boys and girls track and field teams June 5 and 6 at Ohio State.
Westland Roundup

George named to replace Burke as AD

Mike George is looking to continue the tradition that Greg Burke has established as athletics director at Westland High School.
Ready Roundup

Relay provides building block

Although first-year Ready High School track and field coach Shannon Laseak is hoping to increase the numbers on both the boys and girls teams next season, there is a strong base of distance runners from the girls squad to build around.
Track & Field

Suazo focusing on next season

After failing to qualify for the Division I state meet in the 110-meter hurdles, Ivan Suazo of the Westland High School boys track and field team quickly focused his attention on next season.
Ready Roundup

Girls' 3,200 relay runs season best at district

Things went according to plan for the Ready High School girls track and field team's 3,200-meter relay in the Division II district meet at Westerville South.
Westland Roundup

Suazo lives dream with regional berth

The dream season for Ivan Suazo of the Westland High School boys track and field team continued in the Division I, district 1 meet that concluded May 23 at Hilliard Darby.
Westland Roundup

Suazo shines at league meet

Westland High School track and field coach Tim Eckard was not surprised that Ivan Suazo won the 110-meter hurdles in the OCC-Central Division meet held May 14 and 16 at Hilliard Davidson.
Ready Roundup

Softball team falls in semis

After upsetting its first opponent in the Division III district tournament, the Ready High School softball team tried to defeat another higher-seeded squad when it played fifth-seeded West Jefferson in a district semifinal May 20 at Pickerington Central.