90-Day Archive

Football

Smaller programs can be beneficial for recruits

Gahanna Lincoln High School defensive lineman Jonathon Cooper might have the highest profile among area seniors who have committed to Football Bowl Subdivision programs.
Worthington Christian Roundup

Boys bowlers capture MSL championship

Coach Dave Krebs has used words such as "amazing" and "awesome" to describe what the Worthington Christian High School bowling season has been like this winter.
Gymnastics

Wolves remain work in progress

With more than a week to prepare for its league meet, the Worthington Kilbourne High School gymnastics team is concentrating on its balance beam and uneven bars routines, according to coach Cindy Fushimi.
Wrestling

Wolves top Cards, fall to 'Rocks in state duals

The Worthington Kilbourne High School wrestling team defeated Thomas 42-21 in the second round of the Division I, Region 6-A team state tournament on Jan. 27, but fell to top-seeded and host Dublin Coffman 69-9 in the third round later that day.
Swimming & Diving

Holub paces Cards in OCC meet

Freshman Maddie Holub led the Thomas Worthington High School girls swimming and diving team to a third-place finish in the OCC-Central Division meet Jan. 30 at Upper Arlington.
Commentary

Visitors should expect antics from home fans

The "Curtain of Distraction" sits under the basket on the west end of the Reynoldsburg High School gymnasium, waiting to help work magic for the Raiders.
Boys Basketball

Cards snap losing streak

The Thomas Worthington High School boys basketball team rebounded from some adversity to post consecutive victories last weekend.
Girls Basketball

Kilbourne needs help in league title chase

The Worthington Kilbourne High School girls basketball team had lost three of its previous five games entering a league contest against Big Walnut on Jan. 26.
Wrestling

Osborn wins Comet Classic title

The Worthington Kilbourne High School wrestling team took some momentum into its opening match in the Division I team state tournament Jan. 27.
Commentary

WIAA misses mark on banning chants from fans

Let's hope this isn't the future of high school sports.
Boys Basketball

Play-by-Play Classic features strong field

Three of last year's four Division I district champions in high school boys basketball will be among those hitting the floor this weekend in the 14th annual Jared Sullinger Ohio Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic at Ohio Dominican.
Bowling

Wolves boys roll to first OCC win

The Worthington Kilbourne High School boys bowling team had its highest pinfall of the season Jan. 12 against Westerville North.
Gymnastics

Ludwig sets example for young Cards

Thomas Worthington High School senior Liesl Ludwig already has determined that the best fit for her as a college major likely will be in nursing because of her desire to help people.
Hockey

Cards encouraged by strong play in tourney

A chance to get out of town paid off for the Thomas Worthington High School hockey team.
Swimming & Diving

Holub, Taylor pacing Thomas girls team

Freshman Maddie Holub and sophomore Becca Taylor had strong showings to lead the Thomas Worthington High School girls swimming and diving team in the Northeast Classic on Jan. 16 at Branin Natatorium in Canton.
Girls Basketball

Worthington Christian’s Rettstatt reaches 1,000-point milestone

Worthington Christian High School girls basketball player Bridgette Rettstatt surpassed 1,000 career points during her team’s 54-39 victory over Grandview on Jan. 15.
Worthington Christian Roundup

Turner stepping up for boys basketball team

Jayden Turner scored 13 second-quarter points and finished with 24 in the Worthington Christian High School boys basketball team's 60-36 victory over Linden-McKinley on Dec. 30 in the championship game of its home holiday tournament.
Girls Basketball

Cards need OT to topple Kilbourne

The day after having a six-game winning streak snapped, the Thomas Worthington High School girls basketball team bounced back to beat host Kilbourne 48-44 in overtime.
Wrestling

Wolves win title at Scioto tourney

The Worthington Kilbourne High School wrestling team bounced back from a rough start in OCC-Capital Division competition by winning the 10-team Kevin Cleveland Invitational on Jan. 9 at Dublin Scioto.
Boys Basketball

Thomas bounces back to beat Wolves

The Thomas Worthington High School boys basketball team surrendered the winning shot on a layup with two seconds left in a 43-41 loss at Olentangy Liberty on Jan. 8.
Dispatch Scholar-Athletes

Program puts winners on route to success

The versatility that helped Molly Dengler and Eric Erb excel in high school athletics provided each with new adventures the last few years.
Boys Basketball

Cardinals are proving resilient

The Thomas Worthington High School boys basketball team showed resilience while pushing its records to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the OCC-Central Division before playing Hilliard Davidson on Jan. 5.
Girls Basketball

Cards starting to come together

The Thomas Worthington High School girls basketball team entered the week having reeled off five consecutive victories.
Diving

Johnston, Dinsmore advance to World Cup

One central Ohio native is a step closer to her second Olympic appearance, and another drew closer to his first during the USA Diving Winter National Championships that concluded Dec. 20 in Indianapolis.
Basketball

Area teams primed for holiday tournaments

There might not seem to be much of a downside to leaving the typically cold weather conditions of Ohio to play in a basketball tournament in Florida over the holiday break.
Girls Basketball

Wolves' Wilhelm sets mark for blocks

Hailee Wilhelm wrote her name in the Worthington Kilbourne High School girls basketball team's record book.
Boys Basketball

Kilbourne happy with progress

The Worthington Kilbourne High School boys basketball team still is trying to catch up after an extended football season, but coach Tom Souder can see the Wolves rounding into shape and remains excited about the possibilities of a strong season.
Hockey

Break will allow Cards to focus on fundamentals

The holiday break will give the Thomas Worthington High School hockey team a chance to get back to fundamentals.
Football

Worthington Christian’s Patrick selected for national combine

Worthington Christian High School junior Emerson Patrick has been invited to attend the U.S. Army National Combine on Jan. 7 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Football

Area players getting ready for bowl games

Chris Frey understood the Michigan State football team had backed itself into a corner after a 39-38 loss Nov. 7 at struggling Nebraska.
Wrestling

Wolves place third at home event

The Worthington Kilbourne High School wrestling team finished third in its annual Wolfpack Classic on Dec. 12.
Bowling

Wolves boys have veteran look

Susan Bond has an experienced group of athletes in her first season as coach of the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys bowling program.
Boys Basketball

Cards slowed by struggles on offense

The Thomas Worthington High School boys basketball team is seeking to be more consistent on the offensive end of the court.
Boys Swimming & Diving

District qualifers to lead Wolves

The Worthington Kilbourne High School boys swimming and diving team lost its only Division I state qualifier from a year ago to graduation, but has returned four district qualifiers, including three who competed in an individual event.
Girls Basketball

Wolves open league play with two victories

The Worthington Kilbourne High School girls basketball team might have found its stride.
Commentary

Hartley football squad follows winning formula

The concepts that have kept the Hartley High School football team at the top of its game for more than half a decade have a grocery-store checklist feel to them.
Girls Swimming & Diving

Young Cardinals look to grow

The youth movement continues for the Thomas Worthington High School girls swimming and diving team this season.
Gymnastics

Low numbers force Kilbourne to alter goals

Coming off a season in which it won its sixth consecutive league championship and was district runner-up, the Worthington Kilbourne High School gymnastics team has what 24th-year coach Cindy Fushimi considers a "really different focus" than in some past seasons.
Hockey

Cards drop three to open league play

The Thomas Worthington High School hockey team started its Capital Hockey Conference schedule by losing its first three games.
Commentary

Area features plethora of standout basketball talent

Of the four central Ohio high school boys basketball teams that won Division I district championships a year ago, three have returned experienced casts headlined by players who made either first- or second-team all-district.