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.
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.
Softball

Cash enjoys strong freshman season

If Manda Cash's next three seasons on the University of Dayton softball team are on par with her first, she could own several of the school's pitching records by the time she graduates.
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.
Baseball

Area trio pursue dream with Copperheads

Three area high school graduates are pursuing their ultimate dream while playing for the Southern Ohio Copperheads baseball team this summer.
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.
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.
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.
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 Showcase 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.
Club Soccer

Central Ohio squads fall short in regional

None of the seven central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup from June 20-24 in Fox Cities, Wis., captured a championship.
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:
Men's Tennis

Metka finishes stellar career at OSU

Kevin Metka made the most of an opportunity by making his mark on the Ohio State men's tennis program.
Track & Field

Cardinals girls lining up bright future

After its performance in the Division I state meet, Thomas Worthington High School girls track and field coach Andy Cox is excited about the team's future.
Track & Field

Kilbourne boys coach eyes success next season

Coach Tina Husted knew her first season leading the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys track and field team would be a challenge.
State Cup Soccer

Area boys teams continue run of success

Central Ohio boys club soccer teams have continued their run of success in the Ohio South State Cup tournament, winning championships in multiple age brackets for the 15th consecutive year.

Lacrosse sanctioned by OHSAA for 2016-17

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced June 4 that it will sponsor boys and girls lacrosse beginning with the 2016-17 school year.
Track & Field

Gaiters sets mark in finishing third

Andy Cox could only smile with pride and shake his head.
Girls Lacrosse

Coach pleased with Kilbourne's attitude

Worthington Kilbourne High School girls lacrosse coach Doug Troutner still considers the season to be a success even though his team wasn't able to defend its Division II state championship or continue its streak of regional titles.
Track & Field

Rettstatt, 800 relay finish fourth at state

A year ago, the Worthington Christian High School girls track and field team was represented in the Division III state meet by a relay and individuals in two events but did not reach the awards podium.
Track & Field

Warriors boys advance two relays to state

If either of the Worthington Christian High School boys track and field team's relays makes the podium in the Division III state meet, it won't be the first time the program has overcome the odds this season.
Boys Lacrosse

Kilbourne falls to Coffman in semifinal

The Worthington Kilbourne High School boys lacrosse team was confident heading into its home matchup with Dublin Coffman in a Division I Central Region semifinal May 27, as it had beaten the Shamrocks 9-4 on April 9.
Track & Field

Gaiters places second at regional

Freshman Jazzlynn Gaiters of the Thomas Worthington High School girls track and field team is well aware of who she will have to keep up with in the 400 meters at the Division I state meet.
Track & Field

Relays propel Thomas girls

Four relays were among the Division I regional qualifiers for the Thomas Worthington High School girls track and field team.
Boys Volleyball

Wolves pleased with progress

The Worthington Kilbourne High School boys volleyball team began the season with just two players who had previous varsity experience.
Baseball

Boulware resigns as Kilbourne coach

The Worthington Kilbourne High School baseball team surpassed preseason expectations by competing for a league championship.
Worthington Christian Roundup

Track teams overcome obstacles at district

Members of the Worthington Christian High School track and field program needed to have a short memory during the Division III district meet that concluded May 23 at Whitehall.
Boys Tennis

Gupta again finishes shy of state berth

For the second season in a row, Rohan Gupta of the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys tennis team just missed qualifying for the Division I state tournament.
Lacrosse

Wolves boys reach regional semi

The Worthington Kilbourne High School boys lacrosse team opened the Division I Central Region tournament with an 11-0 win over 17th-seeded Olentangy Orange in a second-round game May 23.
Baseball

Boulware steps down as Kilbourne coach

Jeff Boulware has stepped down as coach of the Worthington Kilbourne High School baseball team.
Boys Tennis

Wolves' Gupta eyeing state

After falling one match short of qualifying for the Division I state tournament last season, Rohan Gupta of the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys tennis team earned one final chance to accomplish that feat.
Baseball

Kilbourne falls to Gahanna in semifinal

The Worthington Kilbourne High School baseball team did a lot of good things against ninth-seeded Gahanna in a Division I district semifinal May 18 at New Albany.