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  • High School Diving | Gahanna's Vieta leads strong showings by locals
    CANTON — Maycey Vieta of Gahanna tried to drive away the pressure by dancing and singing, with and without earbuds, while Lauren Cheetham of Olentangy Orange was so happy to be on deck for the Division I state diving meet that nothing else entered her mind.There was a possible distraction in the final 30 minutes with […]
  • Going to School: West's Phillip Thompson
    Phillip ThompsonWestAge: 18Class: SeniorGrade-point average: 3.25Sports: Football and wrestlingCollege interests: Has been accepted by nine schools, including Youngstown State and Otterbein, and is waiting to hear from Ohio State. His goal is to major in biology and become a veterinarian […]
  • High school diving: Central Ohioans earn four podium spots in Division I girls meet
    CANTON — Central Ohio divers claimed four of the eight spots on the podium on Thursday in the Division I state diving meet at Branin Natatorium.Maycey Vieta of Gahanna finished second with 466.30 points, Lauren Cheetham of Olentangy Orange was third with 462.45 and Upper Arlington’s Holly Darling and Julia Fidanza placed seventh and eighth, […]
  • Boys diving | Columbus Academy duo low-key on way to high finishes
    CANTON — There are few places in high school athletics where a student feels more alone than on the 1-meter diving board, and Jordan Skilken and Esther Lawrence of Columbus Academy had to perform off that acrylic and fiberglass plank 11 times on Wednesday.So why were Skilken and Lawrence smiling and making small talk with fellow […]
  • High school diving: Academy girls place second and fourth in state meet
    CANTON — There are few places in high school athletics where a student feels more alone than on the 1-meter diving board, and Jordan Skilken and Esther Lawrence of Columbus Academy had to perform off that acrylic and fiberglass plank 11 times on Wednesday.So why were Skilken and Lawrence smiling and making small talk with […]
  • High School Swimming | Elliott, Kuriger display dogged determination
    There are banners in the Upper Arlington natatorium of senior girls swimmers gripping their goggles with intensity and wearing expressions as if they are ready to take on all comers."We wanted to look serious," Dakota Elliott said.In this case, pictures don’t lie. Coach Dan Peterkoski said the tough girl inside Elliott does come out before […]
  • Final area statistics | Boys basketball
    ScoringPLAYER, TEAM G PTS  […]
  • Final area coaches poll | Boys basketball
    BOYS BASKETBALLFinal Dispatch-coaches pollDivision I1. Upper Arlington (6 first-place votes) 20-1, 124 points; 2. Pickerington North, 18-4 and Hilliard Bradley, 20-1, 106; 4. Westerville North, 18-4, 80; 5. Newark, 19-3, 48; 6. Dublin Coffman, 16-6 and Pickerington Central, 13-8, 34; 8. Reynoldsburg, 15-7, 20. Division II1. Beechcroft (6) 20-1, 84; 2. Eastmoor Academy, 17-5, 72; 3. […]
  • High school boys basketball: Beechcroft 71, Eastmoor 66: Cougars win City League title
    Usually the third or fourth wheel on Beechcroft’s Cadillac of a basketball team, Teon Jennings came through when the Cougars came out flat.Jennings scored 17 of his game-high 24 points in a dizzying 30-10 second-quarter explosion, and Beechcroft held on to defeat Eastmoor Academy 71-66 in the 119th City League championship game Saturday at Africentric."I’m […]
  • Boys basketball | Late 3 by Sass lifts UA to victory
    Sam Sass hit a three-pointer with 12 seconds remaining as Upper Arlington, for the second time this season, survived a thriller against Dublin Coffman, this time 44-42 for the Ohio Capital Conference Central Division title on Friday night.With the Golden Bears (20-1, 10-0) trailing 42-38 at the two-minute mark, Dane Goodwin, who beat Coffman with […]