90-Day Archive


'Cats, Braves to show off top talent

Some of the area's top college prospects will be on display when the Westerville South High School football team plays host to Olentangy on Friday, Aug. 28, in the opener for both teams.

Central getting set for Lions

The Gahanna Lincoln High School football team visits Westerville Central on Friday, Aug. 28, for a season opener featuring teams with postseason aspirations.
DeSales Roundup

Football team set to face Gales

The competition to determine who would be the starting quarterback stretched deep into the preseason for the DeSales High School football team.
Girls Volleyball

Warriors' new coach guiding young lineup

In numerous ways, the Westerville North High School girls volleyball team has a new look this season.

North coach wary of Red Devils' size

Westerville North High School football coach Rodger Elander welcomes the chance for his Warriors to open their season against perennial playoff contender Marion-Franklin.
Boys Soccer

Expectations high for reloading South

The Westerville South High School boys soccer team has high expectations in Aaron Linden's fifth season as coach.
Girls Soccer

Warhawks' Weimer glad to be back

Bobby Weimer brings a wealth of coaching and playing experience to his new position as Westerville Central High School girls soccer coach.
Girls Golf

North coach eager for season

As a member of the Riverside Stebbins High School boys golf team, Betsy Beaver learned lessons such as how to interact without the comfort of other girls around her.
Girls Tennis

Warhawks prepared for early challenge

If a season opener tells any team where it stands, the Westerville Central High School girls tennis team's match Thursday, Aug. 13, at Pickerington Central might give the Warhawks an idea of how they will look for two seasons.
Boys Golf

Top of lineup back to lead Wildcats

Even with his entire varsity lineup back, Westerville South High School boys golf coach K.C. Murphy isn't making grandiose predictions.
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.

Area 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.
Men's Basketball

Gibbs looks to run Davidson offense

Jack Gibbs has the keys to the offense for the Davidson (N.C.) College men's basketball team, and he's ready to enjoy the ride.
Track & Field

Melsop making mark as jumper

Aaron Melsop's ascension to All-American status might have started with some off-the-cuff trash talk.
Swimming & Diving

Morris named coach at Westerville North

Rich Morris has been named swimming and diving coach at Westerville North High School, replacing Suze Tonjes.
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.
North-East-West Swim League

Dublin Arctic edges Pacific for title

Moments after it was announced that the Dublin Arctic swimming team had won the North-East-West (NEW) league championship July 20 at Dublin Community Pool North, coach Katie Mathews used the word "shocked" to describe how she and her athletes felt about the title.

Father continues to inspire Daramy

Lining up at wide receiver or kick returner for the Westerville South High School football team, Abu Daramy often would think about his father, Abu-Bakarr Daramy.
Women's Golf

Hughes relies on short game to win County title

Emily Hughes is tuning up for the start of her collegiate golf career in the best way possible, not only competing in summer tournaments but winning.
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.

Gresh continues to excel with Bishops

Lilly Gresh began her freshman season at Westerville North High School determined to play college softball.
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.