90-Day Archive

Watterson Roundup

Volleyball team bonds on training trip to N.C.

The Watterson High School girls volleyball team improved its fitness level and sharpened its skills during a seven-day stay in Corolla, N.C. in July.
City League Notes

Cougars to get season started against Devils

The top two teams in the final computer ratings in Division IV, Region 13 last season will get the matchup they weren't able to have when the Beechcroft High School football team plays host to Marion-Franklin on Friday, Sept. 4.
Whetstone Roundup

Football squad remains optimistic

Despite losing its opener 52-13 to host Watkins Memorial on Aug. 28, the Whetstone High School football team has reasons to be hopeful about potential success this season, according to coach Don Poff.
Watterson Roundup

Eagles seek third straight opening win

The Watterson High School football team will be looking to begin a third consecutive season with a win over Walnut Ridge when it travels to face the Scots on Friday, Aug. 28.
Whetstone Roundup

Football team eager to battle Warriors

High school football coaches realize season openers rarely are picturesque.
City Notes

Vikings, 76ers to battle in opener

Each of the past two seasons, the Independence and Northland high school football teams faced off in competitive openers.
Watterson Roundup

CCL title top priority for girls soccer team

The Watterson High School girls soccer team has dominated the CCL during most of coach Alyx Portier's tenure, winning five league championships.
Whetstone Roundup

Girls squad has lofty expectations

The Whetstone High School girls soccer team seems to have all the pieces it needs to make a run at program history.
Watterson Roundup

Boys golfers set for move to D1

The Watterson High School boys golf team will compete in Division I this postseason this fall after placing second in the Division II state tournament last season.
Whetstone Roundup

Girls tennis team to face tougher schedule

The Whetstone High School girls tennis team has high expectations this season, having returned its entire postseason lineup from a year ago when it won its fifth consecutive City League championship.
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.
Football

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.
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.
Football

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.
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.
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.
Football

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.
Baseball

Manahan earns national honor

Watterson High School baseball coach Scott Manahan has put together an impressive resume over the past 30 years, leading his teams to a 568-247 record, 16 league titles, 11 district championships, four regional titles and one state championship.
Hockey

New Albany's Sherwood signs with Blue Jackets

Kole Sherwood was 3 years old when the Columbus Blue Jackets began play in the National Hockey League, and a year later he entered learn-to-skate classes at Chiller Easton.
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.
Football

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 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.

Etgen named AD for Eagles

Watterson High School principal Marian Hutson is confident in her recent selection of Doug Etgen as athletics director.
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.