90-Day Archive

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.
Football

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.
Softball

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.
Suburban Swim Club League

Marlins halt Seadogs' seven-year title streak

When Jeff Williams became coach of the Hilliard Marlins, he made what at the time could have been considered a brash statement.
Country Club Swim League

Kinsale, Jefferson defend division titles

Record-setting performances helped Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club and Jefferson Country Club repeat as champions in their respective divisions of the Country Club Swim League meet July 9 at Ohio State.
Baseball

Miller, Sitz join forces for OU

Once rivals, Westerville North High School graduate Jake Miller and Westerville Central graduate Connor Sitz helped lead the Ohio University baseball team to a banner season this spring.
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.
Swimming

Cannaday granted wish to meet Phelps

When Hailey Cannaday walked into the Columbus Aquatics Center on June 26, she thought she was there to pick up the Most Improved Swimmer trophy she had earned in 2014 but had yet to receive from Whetstone High School swimming and diving coach John DeRing.
Football

Top Gun provides opportunity

Dublin Jerome High School football player Matthew Preininger hopes to make a favorable impression when he participates in Football University's Top Gun Showcase for the third consecutive year.
Women's Soccer

Eagles FC gets first win, continues to progress

Eryn Weber has heard more than a few fans of the Columbus Eagles FC say that for as well as the second-year amateur women's soccer team has played so far this season, it should have won more than once in its first seven games.
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.
Cricket

Area kids delving into sport at Dublin camp

Like many young children, Vikram Srikonda has begun playing traditional sports like basketball and baseball. He plans on trying out for soccer in the fall.

Warhawks again win All-Sports trophy

Westerville Central High School athletics director Andy Ey takes pride in his programs' success.
Rowing

Bauer, Huddle win national titles

There are numerous parallels between the experiences Ashley Bauer and Jackie Huddle have had in rowing the last few years.
Football

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.
Commentary

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:
Girls Track & Field

South seeks larger state contingent

As Westerville South High School junior Chasatea Brown stood on the podium at the Division I state track and field meet June 6 at Ohio State, she and coach Jimmy Gaul already were looking ahead to next season.