90-Day Archive


Lee, Perry, Vannett selected in NFL draft

After not having any players from central Ohio selected in either of the last two NFL drafts, three were chosen during this year’s event held April 28-30 in Chicago.

Recruiting standard undergoing review

Matt Triplet and Jack DeSantis had what in other sports could be considered a curious exchange the first time they met.

Area players shine in All-Star Classic victory

From a high school football talent perspective, central Ohio proved April 30 that its 2016 graduating class stacked up just fine compared to the rest of the state.
Boys Volleyball

Cards show positive signs

The Thomas Worthington High School boys volleyball team missed an opportunity to win its first OCC-Ohio Division match of the season and extend its winning streak to four matches.

Kilbourne beats Falcons to snap five-game skid

The Worthington Kilbourne High School softball team snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Franklin Height 9-4 in an OCC-Capital Division game April 27, but could not build on the momentum.
Track & Field

Anaraodo not defined by first name

Ndidiamaka Anaraodo has lived up to her name with a comeback from a shoulder injury.
Worthington Christian Roundup

Duo sparking softball team's turnaround

Even if it means enduring a few bumps and bruises, the Worthington Christian High School softball team has been embracing the big picture this spring.
Boys Tennis

Cardinals' Chia, Waibl prep for doubles play

Heading into the final weeks of the regular season, Thomas Worthington High School boys tennis coach Bernie Sleshi is looking for opportunities to pair seniors Chris Chia and Brian Waibl at first doubles to prepare them for the postseason.
Boys Lacrosse

Wolves looking to finish shots

After his team had its four-game winning streak snapped with a 9-7 loss to Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice on April 17, Worthington Kilbourne High School boys lacrosse coach Drew May was anticipating a better effort from his players three days later in a 13-3 loss to Olentangy Liberty.
Track & Field

Nash ready to display state talent

Christina Nash is ready to be turned loose.

Thomas' win over Wolves makes 'statement'

Thomas Worthington High School baseball coach Anthony Leahy believes his team made a "statement" with its 4-0 win over host Kilbourne on April 23.
NFL Draft

Area players await ultimate opportunity

Since announcing Jan. 11 that he was making himself eligible for the NFL draft, Roger Lewis has endured everything from a strained hamstring to what seemed like an endless round of meetings to even some mostly sleepless nights.
Track & Field

Distance runners pace Thomas boys

The 4,000-meter distance medley relay led the way for the Thomas Worthington High School boys track and field team in the Dublin Invitational on April 16 at Dublin Coffman.

Thomas girls improve offense

The Thomas Worthington High School girls lacrosse team already has surpassed last season's win total.

Return of Boue should boost Cards

The Thomas Worthington High School softball team is hoping to be bolstered by the return of senior pitcher Sarah Boue.
Boys Volleyball

Cards working to improve passing

Despite his team's start, Thomas Worthington High School boys volleyball coach Scott Ebright remains optimistic.
Worthington Christian Roundup

Baseball coach encouraged by start

During its first six games, the Worthington Christian High School baseball team averaged 8.5 runs and got encouraging performances from its top two pitchers.

Wolves getting strong pitching, solid hitting

The Worthington Kilbourne High School baseball team entered the week without a blemish on its record.
Boys Tennis

Kilbourne roster has 'ton of experience'

Having returned six letterwinners, the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys tennis team is expecting to win its share of matches this spring.
Boys Track & Field

Added depth to help Wolves

For the second consecutive season, the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys track and field team has a new coach.
Girls Track & Field

Thomas coach sees reasons for optimism

Coach Andy Cox has a mix of veterans and newcomers in his third season leading the Thomas Worthington High School girls track and field program.
Boys Lacrosse

Cardinals starting 'new era' under Lichtfuss

The Thomas Worthington High School boys lacrosse team is hoping a renewed energy will help it get back on path after a two-year detour.
Girls Lacrosse

Kilbourne breaking in new players

The Worthington Kilbourne High School girls lacrosse team has some retooling to do this season, as it returns just four starters from a year ago when it finished 14-5 overall and fell one win shy of making its third consecutive state appearance.

Wolves not lacking talent

The Worthington Kilbourne High School baseball team went 16-10 overall and just missed winning a league title last year.

Thomas coach 'very excited' about season

If the Thomas Worthington High School softball team can avoid injuries, it could have a much better season than it did a year ago.

Central Crossing's Teacher named Super 12 captain

Kameron Teacher is not your typical heavyweight wrestler.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight winter sports season

With the winter season having concluded, it's time to announce our Athletes of the Year.
Boys Basketball

Northland's Towns named Super 12 captain

Last season, Northland High School boys basketball player Seth Towns shared Division I district Player of the Year honors with 2015 Newark graduate Jordan Dartis and was named ThisWeek Super 12 captain.

Area players getting set for college postseason

During his first college season a year ago, Elijah Macon played a role in helping the West Virginia University men's basketball team improve by eight wins and reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Girls Basketball

New Albany's Cobb named Super 12 captain

New Albany High School girls basketball coach Jeff Blunt attributed Meche'la Cobb's outstanding senior season to one particular evolution in her game.
Track & Field

Area teams capture titles

The recent run of one central Ohio program continued while another area team reached new heights in the OATCCC indoor state track and field meet March 5 at the University of Akron.

State provides motivation for Wolves' Lange

Worthington Kilbourne High School junior gymnast Bethany Lange won't be lacking motivation as she heads into the offseason.
Boys Basketball

Thomas falls to South in tourney

The Thomas Worthington High School boys basketball team saw its turnaround season come to an end with a 70-35 loss to second-seeded Westerville South in a Division I district semifinal March 2 at Olentangy Orange.
Worthington Christian Roundup

Boys basketball squad excited for next season

Jay Joseph has no doubts about how motivated he and his teammates on the Worthington Christian High School boys basketball program will be heading into the offseason.

Jones finishes fifth at state

It wasn't the ending that A.J. Jones was seeking, but the Thomas Worthington High School senior wrestler is proud to have finished his prep career as a two-time Division I state placer.
Girls Basketball

Wolves fall to Raiders at horn

According to coach Jim Strode, the Worthington Kilbourne High School girls basketball team played its best game of the season against Reynoldsburg in a Division I district semifinal Feb. 25.
Swimming & Diving

Cardinals' Holub places sixth at state in 200 IM

Thomas Worthington High School freshman Maddie Holub placed sixth in the 200-yard individual medley in the Division I state swimming and diving meet that concluded Feb. 27 at Branin Natatorium in Canton.

Thomas' Jones heading back to state

A.J. Jones has been driven and focused all season on returning to the Division I state wrestling tournament and improving on last season's sixth-place finish.

Wolves' Lange reaches state

Bethany Lange will represent the Worthington Kilbourne High School gymnastics team in the individual state meet Saturday, March 5, at Hilliard Bradley.
Boys Basketball

Cardinals advance to district semi

The Thomas Worthington High School boys basketball team played second-seeded Westerville South on March 2 with a berth in a Division I district final on the line.