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December 1, 2005 - 1:19am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Girls High School Basketball
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Sheridan (2-0) 44
West Muskingum (0-1) 34

It wasn't pretty, but Sheridan escapes the brand new Ankrum Memorial Gym with a key MVL victory over West Muskingum.

The Generals lead 19-17 at the half and pull away late in the 4th quarter. Sheridan junior Molly Brink scores a game-high 16 points, while Sophomore post Amanda Dobbins paces the Tornadoes with 10 points.

West Muskingum doesn't have...
November 30, 2005 - 11:05pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
It was a tough season for Crooksville last year.

This season, the Ceramics have to start all over.

Crooksville returns one varsity player, and no seniors. It'll be a bumpy road for second year head coach Chad Miller.

WHIZ's Evans Boston has more on Crooksville in this team preview.

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November 30, 2005 - 11:03pm
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Don't expect Philo's third year head coach Kevin Krier to forget his roots and start a new game plan from scratch, just because he's only won 7 games in his first two seasons.

Krier knows how to win. He was head coach of the Lady Electrics that advanced to the state semifinal in 2000, posting a 21-5 record.

Now with the boys' team, Krier is looking to turn this Philo team into a winner.

Aaron Spragg has more in this team preview.

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November 30, 2005 - 1:22am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Tuesday night the Associated Press names the Division III and IV all-Ohio Football teams and plenty of local athletes receive the top recognition in the state.

In Division III, Cambridge junior running back Stephen Ford is not only a first team all-Ohio selection, but he's chosen as the D-III Co-Offensive Player of the Year. Ford rushed for a school record 1,941 yards and 32 touchdowns in guiding the Bobcats to a 9-1 record, a co-ECOL championship and a second straight playoff...
November 29, 2005 - 10:59pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
New Lex is slowly developing a basketball tradition under Ken Stocker, but even he admits you need the right attitude and leadership to win.

This year, the Panthers turn to their underclassmen for leadership. New Lex only has one senior.

Evans Boston has more on the Panthers in this team preview.

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November 29, 2005 - 12:43am
5 years 47 weeks ago
High School Girls' Basketball
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Belpre 34
Sheridan 52

The Generals win their season opener at home, with a balanced offensive attack.

Ally Noyes leads Sheridan (1-0) with 10 points. Alyssa Holbrook and Paige Mautz both chip in 9 points each.

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John Glenn 51
Shenandoah 64

The Muskies fall to 0-2 with the loss on the road.
November 28, 2005 - 9:24pm
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West Muskingum could be the most dangerous team of any in the MVL.

Last year it took the Tornadoes half the year to figure out how to win, but once they did, they made some noise.

The boys in blue are fresh off the school's first MVL football title in 24 years, and are looking for their first basketball title since 1991.

WHIZ's Aaron Spragg takes a closer look at the school on the hill that has high expectations, returning all five starters, not to mentions a...
November 28, 2005 - 9:22pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
If there is a couple of differences for John Glenn this season, coach Greg Woodard says it's the the team comaraderie.

The kids seem to sincerely care about each other. The other difference is that starting point guard Colin Bass is back after sitting out all of last season with a torn ACL.

If the Muskies can find a way to finish the season the way they started last year, good things could happen for the team that retuns 6 seniors.

Aaron Spragg explains in this...
November 27, 2005 - 11:12pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Somehow, year after year, the smallest school in Muskingum County finds a way to be one of the best.

Last year, Rosecrans advanced to the elite eight, but the Bishops felt they sold themselves short of a state championship with a group of seniors as good as any in the state.

Those four kids are gone, but their legacy remains. The 2005 Bishops enter the season with 13 straight sectional titles, back to back district championships and as defending CCL champs.

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November 27, 2005 - 12:05am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Men's College Hoops
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Muskingum 77
Denison 78

A tough way to lose their first game for the Muskies (2-1).

Tony Julian's last-second shot wins the game for Denison (2-1). It was Julian's only basket of the game.

Zach Ross leads the Muskies with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Brandon Todd adds 17 points and 5 assists in the loss.

Danison shot 58% from the floor, much better than Muskingum (38.9%)

Women's...
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