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Matt Ryan
May 24, 2016 - 11:58pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

One-third of the MVL's softball teams remain in this year's regional tournament, but one team has overcome the odds to make a run at history.

The New Lexington Lady Panthers started the season 1-7, but have clicked at the right time and will face Alexander in the regional semifinal on Wednesday.

The team's coach, Dave Ratliff, has switched from the wrestling mat to the diamond in his first gig as a head softball coach.  Despite still searching for double-digit wins, Ratliff...

May 24, 2016 - 5:37pm
13 weeks 7 hours ago

Former John Glenn guard Drew Rackley is a proven winner in Columbus, leading the Muskies to a state championship at Value City Arena in March.

The D-II tournament's most outstanding player will be hoping for another big win on the same floor as he returns to Ohio State's campus to battle the Buckeyes on Dec. 22.

Rackley's future college team, UNC Asheville, is the final opponent on Ohio State's non-conference schedule for the 2016-2017 season.

The Bulldogs captured the Big...

Matt Ryan
May 23, 2016 - 11:55pm
13 weeks 1 day ago

High School Softball
District Final

Division-III

#7 New Lexington 6
#1 Westfall 4

Division-II

#1 Lakewood 8
#4 River Valley 2

#2 Jonathan Alder 0
#3 Granville 3

Regional Tournament Schedule

Division-II

St. Clairsville vs. Maysville  5/25 at 5pm

Lakewood vs. Sheridan  5/26 at 5pm

Greenville vs. Granville  5/26 at 5pm

Division-III

...
Matt Ryan
May 21, 2016 - 9:28pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

The area's best track and field athletes suited up for a chance to advance to regional tournament this afternoon, and what a day it was for the Tri-Valley Dawgs.  The 4x100 team (Bryce Goss, Colin Slaboden, Marcus Hawkins, Jordan Jones) set an MVL record with a time 43.02 secons.  Jones also qualified in the 200-meter dash while Hawkins made the cut in the 400.

In Division-II, the Sheridan Generals and Lady Generals both dominated.  The Generals finished in second place...

Matt Ryan
May 21, 2016 - 3:23pm
13 weeks 3 days ago

Opening night plans at Muskingum County Speedway have yet again been wrecked by Mother Nature.

Due to inclement weather, "The Memorial" race has been postponed.  According to the track's Facebook page, the first official race will be the Jim Dunn Memorial Qualifier/Busch 30 on Friday, June 17.

This is the second race that has been called off at Muskingum County Speedway this season.

According to a Facebook post, track promoter Donnie Moran is considering...

May 20, 2016 - 11:40pm
13 weeks 4 days ago

D-III DISTRICT TRACK

BOYS WINNERS

JOSEPH CLIFFORD, ROSECRANS
300H, HIGH JUMP

FORD MCELROY, FORT FRYE
1600, 3200

GIRLS WINNERS

KYLIE CUTLIP, BUCKEYE TRAIL
100H, 300H, LONG JUMP

EMILY PADEN, BUCKEYE TRAIL
POLE VAULT

MARYKATE MCELROY, FORT FRYE
1600, 3200

GIRLS TEAM RANKINGS

1. GARAWAY
...

May 20, 2016 - 7:38pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

After rain washed out the first scheduled race of the season, Muskingum County Speedway is preparing for a restart this Saturday.

"The Memorial" is the first of four scheduled races at the track, which is now being operated by a local racing legend.

Hall of fame driver Donnie Moran, known as the "Million Dollar Man" for famously taking home the largest cash prize in dirt track history, is serving as full-time promoter.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m., main...

May 20, 2016 - 7:06pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

The West Muskingum Tornadoes have made great strides toward strengthening their athletic program.

Add a new head football coach to that list.

Lee Hurst has been tabbed to lead West M's football program. The Massillon graduate is entering his 11th season coaching football and third stint as a head coach. Hurst briefly played for Kent State before injuries derailed his playing days and commenced his coaching career.

West Muskingum's athletic program has made several major...

May 20, 2016 - 12:15am
3 weeks 4 days ago

Four local teams punched tickets to the regional tournament on Thursday. Maysville, Sheridan and Buckeye Trail were victorious on the softball diamond while Newark Catholic picked up an easy win in baseball action.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL SCOREBOARD

D-II DISTRICT FINAL

#18 BUCKEYE LOCAL 0
#2 MAYSVILLE 1
- PLAY ST. CLAIRSVILLE NEXT WEDNESDAY

#3 SHERIDAN 2
#1 FAIRFIELD UNION 1
- PLAY LAKEWOOD/RIVER...

May 18, 2016 - 8:38pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

Lakewood and Coshocton both dropped district baseball finals on Wednesday, leaving Newark Catholic as the only local team left standing. The Lancers lost a 2-1 decision to Bishop Watterson while the Redskins fell to Hiland, 1-0.

On the softball diamond, New Lexington upended Portsmouth West, 3-2, to punch a ticket to the D-III district final. Also in the MVL, the Sheridan Lady Generals' D-II district final versus Fairfield Union was postponed to Thursday at 5 p.m. due to unplayable...

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