Tri-Valley Scotties football preview

by Patrick Chiesa on August 26, 2016

  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 seasoned 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


Junior Pioneers Hold Meet-and-Greet

by Matt Ryan on August 21, 2016

The Zanesville Junior Pioneers held a meet-and-greet at Gant Stadium Saturday afternoon to celebrate their AAABA championship. The Juniors signed autographs and were fitted for rings that they will receive in December. Zanesville will also get to meet former MLB catcher Hal Naragon during the ring ceremony. Balo stepping down as head coach Dave Balo… Continue Reading


OUZ Honors First Basketball Team with New Banner

by David Carl Kinder II on August 20, 2016

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Saturday, Ohio University Zanesville recognized their first ever basketball team by hanging a banner at Fred Taylor Gym to honor the founding fathers of Tracers hoops. 40 players from the late 1960s and early 70s met on campus to see the new banner and reminisce about the old days. OUZ’s first intercollegiate… Continue Reading


John Glenn Basketball Standout Transfers to Columbus Powerhouse

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The lone underclassman from John Glenn’s state championship starting lineup has moved to the Ohio Capital Conference. Junior guard JahVon Blevins is attending school and will play basketball at Pickerington High School Central. Blevins told WHIZ that he has moved to Pickerington and will be eligible to play for the Tigers at the start of… Continue Reading


McLaughlin Named Preseason All-American

by Patrick Chiesa on August 19, 2016

  One of the top soccer players in the country will suit up for the Rosecrans Bishops at the start of the 2016 season. Goalkeeper Keagan McLaughlin was named to USA Today’s All-USA Preseason Boys Soccer Team on Thursday. The senior is one of just two Ohioans and twenty-two players selected. Only two goalkeepers made… Continue Reading


Junior Pioneers Hosting Meet-and-Greet Saturday

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The national champion Zanesville Junior Pioneers are taking a victory lap on Saturday. The Juniors are hosting a meet-and-greet at Gant Stadium beginning at 1 p.m. to recognize their efforts at the AAABA tournament earlier this month. Zanesville beat Johnstown, 8-2, to win the championship for the very first time. All past Junior Pioneer players… Continue Reading