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February 4, 2005 - 1:35am
5 years 6 weeks ago
First he was suspended.

Now, Mark Slater will not coach the rest of this season.

The Licking Valley boys basketball coach submitted his resignation Monday for personal reasons, Panthers' Athletics Director Randy Baughman told WHIZ Thursday.

Slater faces OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence) charges stemming from an incident January 28 on East Broad Street in Columbus. The 39-year-old was scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday (02/02) but it will be...
February 4, 2005 - 1:28am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Andy Kilgore's season might come full circle.

Even if he cannot rotate his thumb.

Kilgore has a doctor's appointment on Monday and there is a "high probability" that the junior center receives clearance to begin playing, Tri-Valley boys basketball coach Tim Shumaker said Thursday.

Kilgore tore ligaments around his thumb in a game against John Glenn December 21. He has been conditioning and can practice without contact, Shumaker says.

"He's itching to...
December 1, 2004 - 4:56pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Sheridan's Josh Barrera bore the brunt of being a Michigan Wolverines deep in Ohio State country.

Imagine the grief he will need to absorb now.

Barrera signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Ohio State. The southpaw's ERA of 0.38 in 2004 earned him first-team all-Ohio honors.

Barrera, who also considered Ohio University, made the decision in September but did not want it announced until after the football season. The Sheridan quarterback led the team to...
November 30, 2004 - 9:57am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Whether he was fired or resigned, Butch Davis is no longer the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

There are conflicting reports about what happened to Davis. ESPN.com reports Davis was fired Monday night. Browns president John Collins announced Tuesday that Davis resigned. Collins said last week that there would not be a coaching change during the season unless Davis resigned.

The Browns (3-8) have lost five consecutive games, including 58-48 to the Bengals Sunday....
November 28, 2004 - 4:13am
5 years 6 weeks ago
With or without Brandon Smith, the Raiders have full faith in their abilities to repeat as MVL champions. That doesn't mean Smith isn't on their minds. Howard Chen talks about the impact of the all-league big man.

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November 27, 2004 - 2:37am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Only two returning lettermen... all the team's size gone... a new head coach... all seem like formulas for disaster. Leave it up to the letterman to convince some of the football seniors to transfer over and help out. Still, the future is up in the air... as Howard Chen finds out.

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November 27, 2004 - 2:33am
5 years 6 weeks ago
West Muskingum looked at what opponents did last year and noticed a trend. Defenses were daring the Tornadoes to hit the outside shot. That inspired some changes for this season. Howard Chen checks out this year's West M basketball team.

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November 27, 2004 - 2:16am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Ohio State officials did not rule out recent claims from multiple players regarding Maurice Clarett's accusations of impropriety within the OSU football program.

But they did say, that if tutors wrote the players' papers, or if players received higher pay than deserved for their jobs... that since the school didn't set up or sanction these events, that no NCAA violation took place.

Still, Athletic Director Andy Geiger wants to meet with some of the recent Buckeyes who have...
November 26, 2004 - 1:07am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Maysville only had 2 wins last year, but the Panthers can look to some positives. Howard Chen points to a time in the year where the Panthers feel they are second to none.

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November 26, 2004 - 1:05am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Ken Stocker is about fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals. That only meant 5 wins last year at New Lex, but Stocker thinks that number is deceiving. Aaron Spragg has the reason why.

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