Pontiac Grand Nat'ls @ National Trail Raceway ---------------------------------------------------------- Greg Anderson dominated Pro Stock racing... again.
Anderson won the event for the 3rd straight year. Meanwhile, the two locals in the event struggled. Delaware's Jeg Coughlin was edged out by 6-hundredths of a second in Rd. 1 of Final Eliminations. Newark's Larry Morgan made it one round further, but would succumb in the second round.
-Ken Griffey, Jr. hits career home run #499 in the 3rd inning, and hits one to the warning track in the 4th, but his Reds lose their 6th straight game. The Indians sweep Cinci, using 3 home runs, the last of which provided the winning runs, when Matt Lawton hit a 2-run shot.
Josh Agin was 1 hole away from an all-expenses-paid trip to Palm Beach Gardens in Florida.
But then, fate set in. Agin bogeyed his final hole, and would eventually finish second in the Optimist State Golf Championship in Middletown, OH. Still, the top three in the tournament from his age-group (12-13 yr. olds)qualify for the Optimist Junior Internationals starting in late July.
The University of Cincinnati decided not to follow Ohio State's one-and-done path with Jim O'Brien. Instead, the school has suspended basketball head coach Bob Huggins indefinitely.
Athletic Director Bob Goin wouldn't specify the time period for the suspension, but left open the possibility of Huggins' return by next season. The coach will still be paid, and will meet with school officials as to what to do next to get back on the court as soon as possible.
According to Draftcity.com, Day 3 of the Chicago pre-draft camp featured more Kevin Martin scouting, this time by the Bulls.
Chicago scouted 4 others during the workouts. The website says the Bulls didn't give the Zanesville grad a chance to show off his impressive athletic ability, but that Martin still showed overall smoothness, skill and size.
The Bulls have 2 picks in the 2nd round (31st and 38th overall)... and one in the first round, but at 3rd overall.
The Crooksville Ceramics must make their second major coaching change within two months.
Boys head basketball coach Keith Arnold has been hired as the new coach at Meadowbrook, Colts' athletic director Kelly Rine tells WHIZ. Rine says the move became official at a Rolling Hills school board meeting Thursday morning.
There is some disparity over what happened to former Meadowbrook basketball coach Dan Weekley. Rine says Weekley verbally resigned over the weekend. Weekley...
Kevin Martin may not officially be a part of the NBA's pre-draft camp in Chicago.
But the Zanesville native is in the Windy City and may be really pleased that he made the trip.
NBADRAFT.NET reports that Martin worked out Thursday afternoon for 8-10 teams at the Gold Coast Multiplex: Sonics, Spurs, Lakers, Heat, Nuggets and Mavericks included. Reports from several websites concluded that Martin impressed scouts with his athleticism and certainly helped his draft stock....
Reports differ on when the move will officially happen.
But the result is the same: Tim Couch's days with Cleveland are over.
Some reports say the Browns cut the former number on overall draft pick on Wednesday. Others cite an NFL source who says the release becomes official when Couch resolves his grievance against the Browns.
Couch became expendable once Cleveland signed former San Francisco quarterback Jeff Garcia this offseason.
How ironic that the one coach criticized for not going after the high-profile recruit gets fired for alleged recruiting violations.
Ohio State fired head basketball coach Jim O'Brien Tuesday. Buckeyes athletic director Andy Geiger says the action is the result of $6,000 allegedly given five years ago to former recruit Alex Radejovic by O'Brien.
"We consider these matters to be very severe," Geiger said. "I am troubled that a rule was admittedly violated and it took five...