• Track & Field

    Northridge's Olivia Carpenter works on her hurdling form during track and field practice recently. The sophomore missed qualifying for a Division II regional in the 100 hurdles by one place last season. The Vikings will compete at Columbus Academy with Madison Christian, Northside Christian and Ready on Tuesday, May 3.

    Vikings' Carpenter eyes hurdles with purpose

    Olivia Carpenter wears her battle scars proudly from running the hurdles for the Northridge High School girls track and field team.
  • Girls Rugby

    Marysville Knights girls rugby assistant coach Katrina Dague (center) describes a tackling technique to Karleigh Mahood as Hannah Fluharty looks on during a practice April 25 at Lewis Park in Marysville.

    Enthusiasm strong for 'cool sport'

    Despite a limited roster, the six-player Marysville Knights girls club rugby team isn't short on enthusiasm.
  • Track & Field

    Jacob Ross of Davidson competes in the 110-meter hurdles during the Dublin Invitational on April 16 at Dublin Coffman. Ross is looking to win his second consecutive Division I state title in the high jump this season.

    Ross jumping with precision

    Jacob Ross doesn't meet the eye test as a high-jumper.
  • Baseball

    Orange junior Tyler Brown (center) runs sprints with teammates Remington Steele (left) and Matt Poole following the Pioneers' 16-6 win over Delaware on April 20. Brown, an accomplished pitcher, had reconstructive elbow surgery last June and will only be a designated hitter for the Pioneers this season.

    Pioneers' Brown on road to recovery

    Tyler Brown delivered a pitch, much like he had since he was in youth league.

The Sports Doc: Little League coach fight is another reminder of need for responsible coaching

Last week, two Little League coaches in Florida got into an on-field brawl in plain view for everyone, leaving behind video is disturbing to watch.

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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.

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.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Rugby team puts support at forefront

One of the main goals that coach Dan Hayes and assistant Andrew Meade had when organizing a rugby team at Watkins Memorial High School this spring was to make sure the squad isn't a one-and-done program.
Marysville Roundup

Softball team looks to stay in OCC title contention

The Marysville High School softball team looks forward to this time of the season.
Big Walnut Roundup

Track squads intend to showcase talent at Elite 8

The Big Walnut High School track and field teams are less than two weeks away from competing in the OCC-Capital Division meet.
Westland Roundup

Baseball team seeking leaders

As his team prepared to bat in the top of the sixth inning April 26 at Centennial, Westland High School baseball coach Neil Bittel implored his players to rally and display some emotion.
Licking Heights Roundup

Girls track squad showing versatility

The Licking Heights High School girls track and field team has had its best success in sprints and middle-distance events so far this season.