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July 4, 2007 - 7:15pm
7 years 10 weeks ago
Last night at the Muskingum County Speedway, over 5,000 fans turned out for the Creno's 50.

It was dirt track racing at its finest, as part of the Lucas Oil Dirt Series. The Late Model feature race wrapped up around 11:30 p.m. with $10,000 going to the winner.

Taking home the checkered flag was Steve Casebolt Jr. The Richmond, Indiana native took the lead with 32 laps to go then held off Scott James for the win. It was his second win of the season, also capturing the...
July 4, 2007 - 12:10am
7 years 10 weeks ago
His number were impressive, yet somehow Tyler Hardcastle slipped through the cracks.

As a senior at West Muskingum High School, the shortstop/pitcher hit a mind-boggling .587 with roughly 37 RBI and 35 runs, half of his team's total.

He originally comitted to play at nearby D-III Muskingum College, but finally a month ago a scholarship offer fell into his lap.

Tuesday night, Hardcastle signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Division II Ohio...
June 29, 2007 - 11:51pm
7 years 10 weeks ago
Today I was busy trying to get my iron accuracy down for the upcoming ZDGA tournament.

Last week WHIZ showed you that I was clueless when it came to knowing how far I hit each club. So yesterday I turned to Wilson Golf for some answers and the Di7 Challenge.

Click "watch video" link above to view my day at the range.


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June 28, 2007 - 12:18am
7 years 10 weeks ago
Central Ohio League Baseball
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Junior Pioneers 10
Cols. Mud Dogs 2

Put Josh Barrera on the hill and let the lefty work his magic.

The Sheridan grad and Ohio State starter worked eight innings and struck out 12, as the Junior Pioneers picked up a key COL win over the Columbus Mud Dogs.

High school and Buckeye teammate Shawn Forsythe tossed the final inning in relief and at the plate led the way with two...
June 27, 2007 - 7:37pm
7 years 10 weeks ago
Not many people would want the chance to coach girl's basketball in the ECOL with the way River View has dominated .

However, Tommy Strasser has stepped up to the challenge.

A former Eastern District Coach of the Year, Strasser has been named the new head girl's coach at Meadowbrook. He replaces Greg Mitts, who left to take the head boy's job at Toronto High School.

Previously, Strasser spent five years guiding Buckeye Trail to a 53-54 record from 2001-2005. He...
June 25, 2007 - 10:13pm
7 years 10 weeks ago
Most high school players are focused solely on the upcoming season, Licking Valley's Storm Klein has plenty more to keep his mind churning.

Like what life would be like as a Buckeye.

After rushing for close to 3,000 yards as a freshman and sophomore, Klein has earned the chance to play in Columbus two years from now... if he wants it.

Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel has made a verbal offer to the Panthers' All-Ohio back, as the first of the 2009 class....
June 25, 2007 - 4:33pm
7 years 10 weeks ago
It was a big surprise when Geno Ford left Division I Kent State in 2005 to take over as head men's basketball coach at Muskingum.

Two years later the Muskies are in shock again, now that their hometown coach has left for a return to the Mid American Conference.

Muskingum College Athletic Director Larry Shank has confirmed to WHIZ that Ford submitted a letter of resignation Friday, June 22 to take an assistant men's basketball job at Kent State.

He began his new...
June 25, 2007 - 12:11am
7 years 10 weeks ago
In the six years of the Southeastern Ohio Baseball Classic Head Coach Dan Murphy and his Post 29 ball club have yet to play for a title.

The chances of bringing home a trophy in their own tourney will have to wait another year. Post 27 from Plymouth, Indiana defeated Post 29 1-0 Sunday afternoon.
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Post 29 0 (21-6)
Post 27 1

Jared Jesse - 6IP, 6H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 4K's
Tyler Hardcastle - 2-4, 3B

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June 23, 2007 - 11:37pm
7 years 10 weeks ago
On Friday afternoon Zanesville Post 29 won ten-nothing. Then on Saturday Post 29 continued swinging the sticks beating Central Crossing 11-6 early in the afternoon. In the evening game Post 29 defeated the Zanesville Juniors 9-1.

Post 29's Josh Mohler has been on a tear going 5-9, with 8 RBI, and scoring 4 runs in the teams last three games.

Game 1
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Post 29 (20-5) 11
Cen. Crossing 6

Mohler - 2/3, 2B, 2RBI, 2R
Jesse - 2/3,...
June 22, 2007 - 11:58pm
7 years 10 weeks ago
New Lexington football has a rich tradition of winning on the gridiron.

Now the Panthers have the first class facility to match.

What started as a dream, turned into reality Friday when the field turf installation project at Jim Rockwell Stadium came to a conclusion. The addition of 140 tons of rubber pellett inlay wrapped up the near million dollar project with flying colors (orange and black of course).

Longtime New Lexington supporter Bill Padgett...
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