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

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.
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.

Thomas names three new coaches

The team approach employed by the Thomas Worthington High School baseball program led to a change at the top.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Baseball

Area players taken in MLB draft

Ronnie Dawson, a 2013 Licking Heights High School graduate and a junior at Ohio State, was selected by the Houston Astros in the second round of the MLB draft June 9.
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.
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.
Track & Field

Timing off for Thomas boys relay

Thomas Worthington High School boys track and field coach Bill Darling said his team's 3,200-meter relay was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Track & Field

Anaraodo led way for Kilbourne girls

Worthington Kilbourne High School girls track and field coach Chip Seely had a young team, but also had a state qualifier for the first time in two years.
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.
Boys Lacrosse

Kilbourne captures title in Division II

The Worthington Kilbourne High School boys lacrosse team's record was never above .500 during the regular season.
Track & Field

Napoleon leads Thomas girls at state meet

Gia Napoleon reached the awards podium at the Division I girls state track and field meet held June 3 and 4 at Ohio State twice in less than an hour.
Worthington Christian Roundup

Rettstatt places third in high jump at state meet

Bridgette Rettstatt isn't taking it easy this summer.
Baseball

Cardinals enjoyed turnaround season

The Thomas Worthington High School baseball team had a turnaround season.
Worthington Christian Roundup

Jackson leads boys track team at regional

The Division II regional track and field meet will be one that Worthington Christian High School sophomore Jordan Jackson won't forget any time soon.
Track & Field

Gaiters bounces back at regional

Jazzlynn Gaiters was able to channel her frustration in a productive way.
Lacrosse

Wolves top DeSales to win region

The Worthington Kilbourne High School boys lacrosse team advanced to the state tournament for the first time in five years.
Boys Tennis

Wolves' season ends at district

The Worthington Kilbourne High School boys tennis team will need to fill six spots in its postseason lineup next season.
Lacrosse

Cardinals girls set to face Bears

A berth in the state tournament will be on the line when the Thomas Worthington High School girls lacrosse team plays in a Division I South/Central Region final Thursday, May 26, at defending state champion Upper Arlington.
Track & Field

Jha leads Thomas boys at district meet

Arjun Jha won the 1,600 meters to lead the Thomas Worthington High School boys track and field team in the Division I, district 1 meet, which concluded May 21 at Hilliard Darby.
Worthington Christian Roundup

Hemmingsen leads girls at district

Four individuals and two relays for the Worthington Christian High School girls track and field team qualified for the Division III regional meet, which began May 25 and concludes Friday, May 27, at Fairfield Union.
Boys Tennis

Cardinals, Wolves team up in practice

Members of the Worthington Kilbourne and Thomas Worthington high school boys tennis teams have been friends and competitors for years.
Baseball

Wolves struggle at plate in loss

The Worthington Kilbourne High School baseball team struggled to get timely hits in its 3-2 loss to ninth-seeded Pickerington Central in a Division I district semifinal May 16 at Grove City.
Boys Volleyball

Thomas falls in opening round of postseason

The Thomas Worthington High School boys volleyball team was seeded 14th of 17 teams in the Division I East Region tournament and lost at third-seeded Westerville South 25-13, 25-5, 25-11 in the first round May 14 to finish 7-18 overall.
Worthington Christian Roundup

Doubles team advances to district tournament

After not having any Division II district qualifiers a year ago, the Worthington Christian High School boys tennis team's top two players moved on to that level this season.
Softball

Cardinals' season ends with second-round loss

The Thomas Worthington High School softball team lost to eighth-seeded Mount Vernon 11-0 in five innings in the second round of the Division I district tournament May 12 to finish 9-18 overall.
Track & Field

Young duo lead Cards in OCC meet

Two underclassmen helped lead the Thomas Worthington High School track and field teams in the OCC-Central Division meet.
Baseball

Thomas’ Kiehl sets strikeout mark

Sophomore Spencer Kiehl set a single-season record for strikeouts for the Thomas Worthington High School baseball team during a 9-0 win over Newark on May 11 in the second round of the Division I district tournament.
Commentary

Coaches inspire sons to follow in their footsteps

It's easy to underestimate how much of an impact a coach can have until he or she is not doing it anymore.
Baseball

Pitching depth key for Thomas

The Thomas Worthington High School baseball team tuned up for the Division I district tournament by beating Hilliard Darby 6-2 on May 7.
Lacrosse

Schedule testing Wolves boys

The Worthington Kilbourne High School boys lacrosse team has had trouble putting together a lengthy winning streak this season, but part of that could be because of its strength of schedule.
Softball

Cardinals win tournament opener

The Thomas Worthington High School softball team defeated 31st-seeded and host Canal Winchester 7-5 in nine innings in the first round of the Division I district tournament May 9.