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Wrestling Plagued With Injuries

Our wrestling team has been fighting injuries all season, unable to field a full team in its first few meets. This resulted in losses on December 10 against Olentangy and North Union and another loss against Gahanna, Walnut Ridge, and Big Walnut on December 19. The team is more optimistic about its performance against Cardington


Academy falls to Harvest Prep in Fourth Quarter Nailbiter

Sam Huyghe ’21 mosses a Harvest Prep defender. Academy hosted Harvest Prep for round 3 of playoffs on Saturday, October 25. The Warriors were looking for revenge after Academy snapped their 38 game winning streak and handed them their only loss earlier in the season.    The game started off slowly as neither team put


Vikings Beat Redskins 45 – 21 in First Home Playoff in 17 Years

Quarterback Brady Hess ’21 weaves past defenders for a touchdown. (Josh Tu’21) The 4th seeded Columbus Academy Vikings hosted the 13th seeded Coshocton Redskins on Saturday, October 17th, in Round 2 of the State Playoffs. This was Academy’s first home playoff game in 17 years, the last one from Academy’s State Title run in 2003. Academy


Vikings Rout Liberty Union 41 – 15 to Claim MSL Title

Drake Bellisari’23 breaks free of tacklers for a first down. Sophomore Gyvnn Mendenhall topples Lion’s running back for a huge stop. Mendenhall celebrates after toppling Liberty Union’s running back. (Josh Tu’21/Media) Our Academy football team ended the #1 ranked Liberty Union Lions’ undefeated season in convincing fashion on Friday, September 25, winning the MSL title in


Football Rolls Over Bexley 4th Year in a Row

Linebacker Chris Sugar’21 wraps up Bexley quarterback for a first-quarter sack. (Josh Tu/Co-editor) The Vikings Football team beat rival Bexley 31-7 on Thursday, September 16th, blowing out the Lions for the fourth year in a row and keeping the Mayor’s Cup. Offensively, Academy took full advantage of the Lion’s soft secondary, with wideouts Durell Moultrie

Photo: Paul Hansen'19. Edited by Josh Tu'21

The Academy Life Welcomes You to our Community

The Academy Life welcomes all members of our Academy community back to school after these past few trying months. We have been so inspired by how our Viking family has responded to new health protocols and the transition to both virtual and hybrid learning.  From our faculty’s enduring efforts to ensure a safe, comfortable learning


Gyvnn Mendenhall Takes Second at Districts

Sophomore Gyvnn Mendenhall showed out at wrestling districts this Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, taking second place in the 195 lb. weight class. Coming into the tournament with an impressive record of 38-4, Mendenhall pinned Chesapeake High School junior Hector Martinez in just two and a half minutes in the first round on



Gyvnn Mendenhall/’22 heads to districts. (Henry Rubey’22/Media) The CA wrestling team traveled to Ridgedale to compete in the sectional tournament on Friday, February 28, and Saturday, February 29. The two-day competition combined two previously separate tournaments (Ridgedale and Madison Plains), making it what Coach Bucky called a “meat grinder” of an event. Sophomore Gyvnn Mendenhall


Wrestling Prepares for Sectionals

(Sarah Neltner’20/Media) The wrestling team continues to be plagued by injuries and fell to Whetstone and New Albany on Wednesday, February 19. With an overall record of 6-8, the team is now focused on preparing for Sectionals on Friday, February 28, and Saturday, February 29, at Ridgedale.