90-Day Archive

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

Kinsale, Jefferson earn CCSL titles

Just as it did last summer, everything fell into place for Kinsale and Jefferson in the Country Club Swim League meet July 12 at Ohio State.
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.
Swimming

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.
Track & Field

Flying J's camp helps athletes find their way

According to Westerville South High School graduate Leah Coleman, the Flying J's track camp helped her develop a solid work ethic and mindset for the sport, leading to success at the prep level.
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.
U.S. Olympic Trials

Cottrell leads way for central Ohio swimmers

As far as her college coach is concerned, Andee Cottrell's improvement from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials to those held last week in Omaha, Nebraska, exemplifies the essence of the sport.
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.
Club Soccer

Ohio Premier boys win U16, U18 regional titles

The Ohio Premier club soccer program never had won a regional championship before June 29.

Elifritz: Role as North AD is 'dream come true'

Wes Elifritz is fulfilling a dream.

Elifritz replaces Saunders as Westerville North AD

Wes Elifritz is the new athletics director at Westerville North High School.
Week 1: CCL and City League

Series names each school's best

Over the past two-plus decades, central Ohio high school football has made its mark in just about every way imaginable.
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 our Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:
Synchronized Swimming

Central Ohio girls set to compete in Junior Olympics

The merger between two central Ohio synchronized swimming programs has proven successful, as 24 area girls will be competing in the Junior Olympics Championships from Friday, June 24, though July 2 in Long Island, New York.
Track & Field

Stallions' Ervin to run in Australia

James Ervin always took to heart one particular piece of advice his mother gave him as a youth, not knowing if it would ever come in handy.
Club Soccer

Area teams primed for Midwest Regional Cup

The 216 club soccer teams competing in the Midwest Regional Cup have so little room for error that even a tie in pool play can end the chances of playing for a championship.
Cross Country

OHSAA approves postseason changes

When the Ohio High School Athletic Association began combining boys and girls enrollments to determine postseason divisions for cross country in 2013, one of the coaches who expressed disappointed in the decision was Watterson’s Matt McGowan.
Football (Full story)

Division I playoff games moving to Friday

What many view as an almost sacred tradition will be a part of the postseason beginning this fall for central Ohio’s biggest high school football programs.
Girls Track & Field

Warhawks expect big things in '17

It was a record-setting season for the Westerville Central High School girls track and field team, and with several key athletes eligible to return, coach Ryan Borland expects similar success in the future.
Boys Track & Field

Warriors hope to rebound next season

After losing several key athletes to graduation in 2015, Westerville North High School boys track and field coach Johnny Jackson expected a rebuilding year this spring.

Westerville rowers compete at nationals

The Westerville high school club rowing team had two boats compete at USRowing Youth Nationals, and one made it out of its opening heat.
DeSales Roundup

Girls win Division II title in lacrosse

DeSales High School girls lacrosse coach Joe Finotti swore a 7-6 loss to Chagrin Falls on April 30 was the farthest thing from his mind as his team prepared for a rematch with the Tigers in the Division II state final June 4 at Worthington Kilbourne.
Memorial Tournament

McGirt picks up first PGA Tour win

The third consecutive playoff produced the third consecutive first-time winner at Muirfield Village Golf Course.