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January 27, 2006 - 1:35am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Girls High School Basketball
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West Muskingum 57
Newark Catholic 46

Going into the game with West Muskingum, Newark Catholic was 15-0, ranked third in Division IV and was outscoring opponents by a 38 point margin. Those numbers didn't phase the Tornadoes.

West Muskingum wins its 11th game in a row, using pressure defense and a patient offense to notch the win. The Tornadoes improve to 14-3 and meets MVL-leading Philo Saturday...
January 26, 2006 - 3:01am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Men's College Basketball
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Muskingum 83
Wilmington 67

Just two weeks ago Muskingum needed overtime to get past Wilmington (13-5, 6-5 OAC) on the road. This time around the task wasn't so difficult.

Cambridge product Brandon Todd explodes for 26 points and eight assists, as the Muskies shoot a sizzling 53 percent (30-55) from the field in the win. Three other players also reach double figures for Muskingum (12-5), who is now in...
January 26, 2006 - 1:26am
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Girls High School Basketball
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Philo 43
Tri-Valley 31

The Electrics only allowed 12 first half points to the Scotties, and held off a late Tri-Valley rally to improve to 11-3 and 9-2 in the MVL. The Scotties got as close as seven points in the second half, but couldn't completely close the gap.

Shalane Moore and Abby Roberts both toss in 12 points each for Philo. Tara Harper paces Tri-Valley with 10.

Philo meets West...
January 25, 2006 - 4:24pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Gant Municipal Stadium in Zanesville has always been a premier baseball facility in Southeastern Ohio, now thanks to a generous donation things are only getting better.

Wednesday, the Muskingum Valley Old Timers broke ground on their highly anticipated practice facility beyond the centerfield fence. The new addition will include a full size grass infield, two batting cages and two pitching mounds. The new addition is still in its infant stages, as only grading and leveling of the...
January 23, 2006 - 5:22pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Former Houston Texans Head Coach and Byesville native Dom Capers didn't land the vacant head coaching job in Buffalo, but the Meadowbrook grad isn't leaving the pros.

Capers interviewed for the Bills job last week, but Lions interim coach and former Chicago head coach Dick Jauron is expected to be hired.

Not to be left out of the coaching ranks, Capers is ready to join friend Nick Saban in Miami, where he will take over as defensive coordinator.

Capers told WHIZ...
January 21, 2006 - 1:14am
6 years 3 weeks ago
In the end West Muskingum prevailed 69-68, over Maysville Friday night, but the Tornadoes had to fight for it.

With 0.7 seconds remaining in regulation and West Muskingum leading by two, the Tornadoes Andrew Jones only needed to miss his second free throw to kill the clock. Instead Jones made the free throw, giving West Muskingum a 56-53 lead with 0.7 seconds still on the clock.

Maysville quickly took the inbound and got it to senior Justin Corder. Corder then tied the...
January 20, 2006 - 1:03am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Girls High School Basketball
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Zanesville 76
Wheeling Park 53

Already the girls basketball all-time leading scorer, senior Maddie McGarvey becomes the school's all-time leading scorer after tossing in 27 points in the win over Wheeling Park.

McGarvey passes 1997 grad Seth Martin (1,372) on the all-time scoring list, uping her grand total to 1,382 and counting.

Abby Winland chips in 10 points in the win. Zanesville...
January 19, 2006 - 3:01am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Mens College Basketball
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Muskingum 64
Ohio Northern 58

With sole possession of second place in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings on the line, the Muskies step up and win their fifth game in a row.

Muskingum edges 25th ranked Ohio Northern, in New Concord, to improve to 7-2 in the OAC and 11-4 overall. The Polar Bears drop to 11-4 and 6-3 OAC.

Muskingum trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half and six...
January 19, 2006 - 2:44am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Girls High School Basketball
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John Glenn 47
Philo 43

In New Concord, the MVL standings get a whole lot tighter, as John Glenn upsets league-leading Philo in "The Tank."

Kasi Kerns' game-high 17 points leads the Muskies to their most impressive win to date, while Kristyn Heagan adds 15.

Despite the loss, Philo does hold onto the MVL lead at 8-2. However, West Muskingum (7-3)moves within a game of the lead, beating...
January 18, 2006 - 4:58pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
While only one local boys basketball team is ranked in the latest installment of the Associated Press High School basketball poll, Tri-Valley is at least on the move for the better.

The MVL-leading Scotties are up four spots to 11th in Division II with a 12-1 record. Zanesville was ranked 8th in the first Division II, but dropped out this week following losses to Division I powerhouses Canton McKinley and Lancaster.

On the girls side, River View and Newark Catholic have...
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