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Swope Takes over as Junior Pioneers Head Coach

by Patrick Chiesa on August 27, 2016

ZANESVILLE – Coming off the first AAABA championship in franchise history, the Zanesville Junior Pioneers found themselves in a pickle. Dave Balo vacated the head coaching position to spend more time with his family, leaving the team in search of a replacement. But Muskingum Valley Old Timers President Pat Bollinger selected a familiar face to… Continue Reading

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Bishops Rout Irish in Season opener

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ZANESVILLE – The Rosecrans Bishops raced out to a 27-0 lead to blow out Fisher Catholic in the season opener, 40-13. Running back Travis Johnston scored four touchdowns and rushed for 235 yards on 26 carries. Quarterback Jack Nash connected with receiver Aaron Gehlken for a pair of touchdowns. Rosecrans accumulated 412 yards of total… Continue Reading

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Lady Devils Blank Newark; Bishops Tie Hawks

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ZANESVILLE – Destiny Johnson netted a hat trick for the Zanesville Lady Devils in their decisive win over Newark. Zanesville led 2-0 at halftime before pouring on five goals in the second half. The Rosecrans Bishops tied with Horizon Science Academy. Kaid Brown drew first blood for the Bishops in the first half, but the… Continue Reading

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Finks Friday Night Blitz Ep. 1

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Week 1 High School Football Scores Zanesville 0 Newark 41 West Muskingum 7 Philo 44 Marion- Franklin 7 Tri-Valley 27 Granville 23 Sheridan 35 New Lexington 6 Fairfield Union 10 Meadowbrook 47 John Glenn 40 Marietta 51 Morgan 48 Liberty Union 53 Caldwell 6 Ridgewood 21 Buckeye Trail 0 Heath 63 River View 0 Fairless… Continue Reading

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Longtime Blue Devils Supporter Passes Away

by Lindsay Jobst on August 26, 2016

The community is mourning the loss of longtime basketball statistician for Zanesville High School, Dave Schaeffer. The Zanesville High School alum and longtime supporter of the Blue Devils was involved with Zanesville athletics for nearly 20 years. Prior to ZHS, Schaeffer also did stats for West Muskingum while his sons attended school there. Funeral arrangements… Continue Reading


Tri-Valley Scotties football preview

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  DRESDEN, Ohio – The Tri-Valley Dawgs have dominated the gridiron in recent memory, but need fresh faces to step up in 2016 to stay on top of the MVL. After capturing their fifth straight league title a season ago, the Dawgs left behind just three returning starters and must replace their entire offensive and… Continue Reading

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Panthers survive Ceramics; Newark Catholic downs Licking Valley

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      The Maysville Panthers and Newark Catholic Green Wave started their seasons off on the right foot Thursday. The Panthers handled Crooksville, 35-23, while the Green Wave took down Licking Valley, 21-7. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL THURSDAY SCOREBOARD CROOKSVILLE 23 MAYSVILLE 35 LICKING VALLEY 7 NEWARK CATHOLIC 21 HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD BSOC: TRI-VALLEY 5,… Continue Reading


Philo Electrics football preview

by Patrick Chiesa on August 24, 2016

DUNCAN FALLS, OH – After nine combined wins the last two seasons, the Philo Electrics are fueled by a┬áseasoned group of upperclassmen to make it back to the postseason. Nineteen seniors will look to vault the Blue and Gold to week 11, led by returning first team all-MVL performers Nate Baker (QB/DB) and Dylan Tweedy… Continue Reading

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Lady Devils down Dover to start 2-0

by Matt Ryan on August 23, 2016

The Zanesville Lady Devils defeated the Dover Lady Tornadoes 2-0 in girls soccer on Monday at Sulsberger Stadium. After a scoreless first half, juniors Hallie Kimble and Leikyn Dalponte each scored goals for Zanesville. The Lady Devils are now 2-0 on the season and will face Newark on Saturday.   Local Sports Scoreboard Girls Soccer… Continue Reading

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Sheridan Generals Football Preview

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  The Sheridan Generals will open the 2016 season without their legendary head coach Paul Culver Jr. After 35 seasons with the General program, the torch has been passed to Paul Culver III. Sheridan will return 20 letterman from a year ago, including All-MVL selection AJ Bryant and quarterback Dylan Dupler. The Generals open the… Continue Reading