The Guernsey County prosecutors office says a common pleas judge found Steve Warden guilty on three counts of sexual battery. Warden, a former head football coach at Meadowbrook and an assistant at Shenandoah earlier this year, pleaded no contest. He faces 1 to 5 years in prison for each count of sexual battery. Sentencing is scheduled for November 21st.
The prosecutors office says the three separate incidents involve the same girl from the Rolling Hills school district.
OAC Men's Soccer ----------------- Muskingum's Zach Zealer is the co-recipient. The freshman scored four goals in a game last week. He became only the fourth Muskie ever to tally four goals in a single game.
MAC Football ------------- Ohio's Dennis Chukwuemeka takes the East Division defensive player of the week award. The junior LB registered 11 tackles and a sack in OU's loss at Northern Illinois Saturday. Chukwuemeka won the league honor earlier this...
The Blue Jackets signed 18-year-old Dan Fritsche to a multi-year contract Monday. Terms not disclosed. Columbus selected Fritsche, a center, in the second round of June's Entry Draft. Fritsche played junior hockey in Canada last year. He's a Parma, Ohio native and the first Ohio-born player to be drafted by the Blue Jackets.
Bengals RB Corey Dillon probably won't play against Buffalo this weekend, Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis said Monday. Dillon, suffering from a strained groin, only gained 20 yards against the Browns Sunday and didn't play in the second half.
Michael Waltrip preceded his trip to the Y-City with a victory. Waltrip won Sunday's EA Sports 500 at Talladega. The Nascar driver will be in Zanesville Tuesday for Night out with Nascar, an event partly sponsored by the WHIZ media group.
Tickets ($40) are available at any Domino's Pizza and City Tire location in Muskingum County. The event runs from 5:30 until 8 at Eaglesticks Golf Club in Zanesville.
Zanesville native Jay Payton blasted a three-run HR Sunday as Colorado beat San Diego 10-8. Payton finished 2003 with career highs in HR (28) and RBI (89). The Rockies outfielder ended the year with a .302 BA.