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February 9, 2006 - 8:53pm
6 years 6 weeks ago
In wrestling, like most sports, sometimes the numbers speak for themselves.

Let's try 156 and 12.

That's the career record for John Glenn senior Todd Neptune since he started wrestling in seventh grade, even after sitting out his sophomore season.

His 42 wins as a freshman, set a school record and he's well on his way to breaking that mark shortly.

This weekend at Sheridan, Neptune will compete in the 171 pound weight class at the MVL Championships...
February 9, 2006 - 8:41pm
6 years 6 weeks ago
As a senior at West Muskingum High School, Cody Stiverson ran his way into the record books and the Tornadoes to an MVL Championship.

Next season the MVL Player of the Year will look to do the same in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

Stiverson selects Division III Capital to continue his athletic and academic career the next four years. The first team All-Ohio running back chooses Capital over numerous D-III schools, such as Washington and Jefferson, Otterbein, Wittenberg,...
February 8, 2006 - 8:30pm
6 years 6 weeks ago
A leader during his playing days at Zanesville High School, Kyle Witucky has done the same during his four-year career at the College of Wooster.

The nation has taken notice.

As a four-year starter at point guard for the Division III Scots, Witucky has been named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's collegiate top point guard.

Twelve Division I point guards headline the list of nominees, which includes Illinois' Dee Brown and Gerry...
February 8, 2006 - 8:06pm
6 years 6 weeks ago
For over 50 years the Muskingum Valley Old Timers Association has been a major player in the continuing development in local Babe Ruth baseball.

The opportunties continue to grow.

The Old Timers have received word that Zanesville will be given an automatic bid into the upcoming 16-18 year old Babe Ruth World Series to be held at Newark's Don Edwards Park, August 11-18, 2006.

Thousands have turned out to watch the World Series held in Newark the past two...
February 7, 2006 - 12:56am
6 years 6 weeks ago
Girl's High School Basketball
Zanesville (16-3) 39
Tri-Valley (8-10) 36

At Winland Gymnasium, Tri-Valley hangs with Division I Zanesville, but fails to pull off the upset. The Scotties won the meeting last season is Dresden.

Blue Devil senior Maddie McGarvey scores 14 points and played the second half hampered by a knee injury she suffered in the first half. McGarvey showed a slight limp with her knee heavily wrapped, but...
February 5, 2006 - 4:46pm
6 years 6 weeks ago
The tournament trail is underway for area girls basketball teams, with only one week left in the regular season.

Sunday afternoon at the Holiday Inn of Zanesville, the tournament draw was held for the Division II Sectional Tournament at Zanesville High School (Feb. 13-24).

Ten teams are in the tournament, which was split into an upper and lower bracket.

River View was the unanimous choice for the number one seed, followed by West Holmes. The Lady Knights were...
February 2, 2006 - 3:21am
6 years 6 weeks ago
Men's College Basketball
Muskingum 66
Ohio Northern 70

Having had six days off between games, Muskingum couldn't beat Ohio Northern for the second time this season. The Polar Bears win the battle for second place in the OAC.

The Muskies drop into a tie for third place in the standings with John Carroll at 8-4. ONU improves to 10-3, still two games behind league-leading Baldwin-Wallace (12-1).

Cambridge product and...
February 2, 2006 - 3:00am
6 years 6 weeks ago
High School Girls Basketball
Tri-Valley 44
West Muskingum 38

The streak has come to an end. After winning 11 games in a row and claiming a share of the MVL lead, West Muskingum falters on the road at defending league champion Tri-Valley, 44-38.

The loss drops the young West Muskingum squad from first place in the standings with an 11-4 MVL record. The Tornadoes had just reached the top with a win over Philo, four days prior....
January 30, 2006 - 9:07pm
6 years 6 weeks ago
Cambridge grad Brandon Todd continues his stellar inaugural season with Division III Muskingum.

The Ohio Athletic Conference names Todd its conference player of the week, after scoring 26 points in Muskingum's win over Wilmington Wednesday. Against the Quakers Todd shot 53 percent (9-of-17) from the field, dished out eight assists and pulled down five rebounds.

Currently, Todd is second in the OAC in scoring per game (17.6) and first in assists per game (6). While at...
January 27, 2006 - 1:35am
6 years 6 weeks ago
Girls High School Basketball
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...
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