The Columbus Sports Scene Blog

BLOG: Ohio Stadium Adds Excitement to OHSAA Football Championships

Nov 01

By Steve Wartenberg | The coach of the defending state football champion Bishop Hartley Hawks has some advice for any and all coaches whose teams advance to the state championship games on December 1 – 3 at Ohio Stadium.

“Bring binoculars,” joked Brad Burchfield, adding that if the Hawks reach the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Div. IV finals this year, the Hawks assistant coaches sitting way up in the press box atop the Shoe will be equipped with high-powered binoculars.

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BLOG: Olympians Thrill Crowd at Kellogg Tour of Gymnastics Champions

Oct 26

By Steve Wartenberg | They began arriving in droves well before the start of the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions: A small army of giddy girls, some wearing gymnastics leotards, several so excited they couldn’t contain themselves and just had to do cartwheels and handstands outside Nationwide Arena while their moms snapped photos.

Can you blame them?

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RELEASE: Columbus to Host 2017 USA Fencing January North American Cup

Oct 20

Relationship with USA Fencing Grows with New Event at Greater Columbus Convention Center

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BLOG: Cleveland Cavaliers Bring Championship Spirit to Ohio State

Oct 19

By Steve Wartenberg | Who’s the second-most popular member of the world-champion Cleveland Cavaliers?

Kyrie? Kevin? J.R. ?

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BLOG: Second Jesse Owens Jog Doubles Attendance and Raises Awareness for Health and Wellness

Oct 17

By Steve Wartenberg | “Hi, I’m Ritta from BGR Columbus.”

This is what Larritta Johnson of the Columbus Chapter of Black Girls RUN! says whenever she meets another BGR member at a race.

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BLOG: U.S. Soccer Looks to Continue Dos A Cero Magic at MAPFRE Stadium

Sep 28

By Steve Wartenberg | This may be hard to believe now, but back in 1999 the idea of building the country’s first soccer-specific stadium in Columbus was “a revolutionary concept,” said Andy Loughnane, Columbus Crew SC President of Business Operations.

And now?

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Release: Tickets On-Sale for 2016 Ohio High School Athletic Association State Football Championships at Ohio Stadium

Sep 22

All-Session Tickets for 2016 State Finals Go On-Sale Friday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m.

 

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Release: MAPFRE Stadium to Host United States Men’s National Team 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification Match Against Mexico on Friday, November 11

Sep 20

United States Men’s National Team to face Mexico to open CONCACAF Fifth Round qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, commonly known as the Hexagonal;

MAPFRE Stadium to host USMNT’s home Hexagonal match against Mexico for the fifth consecutive cycle

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BLOG: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Dominant in Win Over Thailand

Sep 16

By Steve Wartenberg | It was a night of firsts and lasts – and a barrage of goals – at MAPFRE Stadium, as the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) hosted Thailand on Thursday night in an international friendly.

This was the first time the two countries have faced off in a women’s soccer match, and Thailand may want to rethink a rematch after the U.S. won 9-0.

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BLOG: Team USA / Team Canada Rivalry Thrills Fans in Columbus

Sep 12

By Steve Wartenberg | How long does it take for the best U.S.-born hockey players to come together as Team USA?

16 minutes and 56 seconds.

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