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June 19, 2007 - 8:20pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Indiana head football coach Terry Hoeppner died Tuesday at the age of 59 following complications from a brain tumor.

A loss to the Big Ten, college football and all those that were influenced by him.

Newark Catholic High School grad ('85) Shane Montgomery is the current head football coach at Miami (OH) University and he has Hoeppner to thank for that.

In 2001, Hoeppner hired Montgomery to join his staff as an assistant coach where he served as offensive...
June 17, 2007 - 12:08am
7 years 7 weeks ago
62nd Annual North-South Classic
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Columbus Crew Stadium

South 50
North 7

John Glenn's Aaron Bates and Kendall Stinson of Newark knew it was an honor to play in the 62nd annual North-South All-Ohio Classic.

They had no idea they'd be part of history.

In the largest margin of victory ever posted at nation's longest running high school football all-star game, the South squad stompped the...
June 16, 2007 - 11:50pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Y-City Bash Wood Bat Tournament
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Pool Play >>>>>
Junior Pioneers (9-5) 3
Alltoona (4-5) 2

The Junior Pioneers came up clutch on the hill and at the plate Saturday night to beat Altoona, but still won't get a shot to win its own tournament championship.

Levi Shaw pitched an effective 4.2 innings to earn the win on the mound. The Muskingum College product struck out three and limited Altoona to four...
June 15, 2007 - 4:10pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
After steller high school careers, John Glenn's Aaron Bates and Kendal Stinson of Newark are both looking forward to playing football at the next level.

They'll get a good tune up Saturday.

That's when the pair will both represent the South squad in the annual All-Ohio North-South Classic, which features the top graduated high school seniors.

The longest running high school football game in the country will feature 36 players already signed to play Division...
June 15, 2007 - 1:04am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Y-City Bash Wood Bat Tournament
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Round Robin Play>>>>
Cols. Big Katz 12
Junior Pioneers (7-5) 4

The host team Junior Pioneers got off to a bad start when pitcher Donnie Smith couldn't find his groove in the first inning.

They would never regroup.

Smith allowed three runs in 1.1 innings pitched behind three walks, three hits and a hit-by-pitch to take the loss.

The Junior Pioneers pulled...
June 15, 2007 - 12:36am
7 years 7 weeks ago
It's been a long week for George Biddle, waiting to see how his baseball future would pan out.

After being passed over in last week's Major League Baseball Draft, the Newark Catholic grad was hoping a pro team would still give him a chance.

Thursday, that dream came true when the Kansas City Royals offered him a free agent rookie contract that he couldn't refuse.

Biddle signed the dotted line while visiting a former teamate in Michigan, who ironically was...
June 13, 2007 - 11:53pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
In his seventh season playing Major League Baseball, Zanesville native Jay Payton has reached a career milestone.

In Wednesday night's game against Washington, Payton's game-tying RBI single in the ninth inning was the 1,000th of his career. He hit his 100th career home run with Oakland in 2006.

The Orioles went on to lose in 11 innings, despite Payton's 4-for-5 effort at the plate. He added three RBI in the loss and raised his season batting average from .275 to .291....
June 12, 2007 - 6:44pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
ZDGA Junior Golf Championship- Final Round
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Sheridan Grad J.J. Mickey started the day with a one-shot lead. A birdie on the first hole increased his lead to two shots. After a triple bogey on 10, Mickey opened the door for Zanesville High School junior Chase Wilson to sneak right in.

Wilson captured his first ever ZDGA Junior Championship shooting an even par for the tourney.

The round of the day for the boys went to Gary Wright....
June 12, 2007 - 12:18am
7 years 7 weeks ago
With a young pitching staff in 2007, Newark Catholic knew it would have to put up a lot of runs offensively to keep games close.

The Green Wave’s Tyler Moore and Matt Lott did more than enough to take care of that.

The hard-hitting duo helped carry Newark Catholic to a Division IV state runner-up finish and today was honored for their efforts. Both were named to the D-IV All-Ohio first team.

A senior, Moore led the team with eight home runs and 44 RBI. The...
June 11, 2007 - 7:23pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Monday at Vista View Golf Course the Zanesville District Golf Association Tournament got underway.

After eighteen holes reigning MVL champ and Sheridan grad J.J. Mickey is at the top of the leader board after shooting an even par 71. Behind Mickey is Zanesville High School junior Chase Wilson who signed off on a one-over 72. In third with a four-over 75 is two-time state qualifier Josh Agin from Rosecrans.

After going five-over through 10 holes, Mickey eagled holes 12...
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