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May 10, 2007 - 2:38pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
NCAA D-III Regional Softball Tournament
New Concord, OH
#1 Muskingum (35-9) 8 F/5
#8 Hood (14-20) 0

Unlike the OAC tournament last weekend, Muskingum got its offense going early and avoided another nailbiter... at least for now.

As the top seed and host of an NCAA Regional tournament, the Lady Muskies opened play Thursday morning with an 8-0 mercy-rule win over the eight seed Hood (MD).

After a...
May 10, 2007 - 1:23am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Longevity. Inspiration. Amazement.

At 97 years, Marie Thomas drives herself to the bowling alley twice a week where she competes in leagues throughout the year.

WHIZ's Aaron Spragg recently spent an afternoon with the Zanesville resident where she taught him how to throw a hook ball and what has kept the hall of famer going in her 77 year bowling career.

Click the "watch video" link above to see the story.
May 10, 2007 - 12:54am
7 years 6 weeks ago
H.S. Tournament Softball
Division II Sectional at River View H.S.

John Glenn (22-3) 2
River View (20-6) 1

The three-time MVL champs fell behind 1-0 in the third inning, but quickly manufactured a pair of runs to hold off River View in the tournament opener.

John Glenn ace Logan Hursey won the 80th game of her career in a 13 strikeout performance. She limited the Lady Bears to two hits. Her 80 wins ranked 14th all...
May 10, 2007 - 12:15am
7 years 6 weeks ago
H.S. Tournament Baseball
Division II Sectional at Gant Stadium

Zanesville (21-6) 3
John Glenn (16-8) 2

For the third straight year, Zanesville is headed to the District tournament after getting the best of John Glenn.

Senior Alex Cultice tossed a complete game and only allowed two runs and six hits to pick up his 30th career win. That's tied for 14th all-time in Ohio history.

Cultice also scored...
May 9, 2007 - 12:28am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville senior Alex Cultice carries a team-beat .440 batting average this season. And to think, hitting isn't even his best asset. It's his arm.

Cultice isn't real intimidating when he takes the hill. He's an average build kid with an uncanny kindness. His numbers and succes tell a different story though. One that explains why the Blue Devils have won so much with the ball in his hand.

WHIZ's Mike Thompson checks in now and explains how Zanesville's senior ace is a one...
May 8, 2007 - 1:44am
7 years 6 weeks ago
H.S. Tournament Baseball
Division II Sectional at Gant Stadium

John Glenn (16-7) 3
Maysville (16-9) 0

John Glenn was able to hold off Maysville in the regular season MVL standings. Monday, the Muskies edged the Panthers one last time with the season on the line.

In a tournament game at Gant Stadium, Aaron Bates limited Maysville to four hits and struck out 11, as the Muskies advanced to Wednesday's...
May 7, 2007 - 11:56am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Muskingum head softball coach Donna Newberry thought her team had a pretty good shot at hosting one of eight NCAA Regional rounds this weekend after the Lady Muskies won their 10th straight OAC championship.

She was right on!

As the top ranked team in the Central Region, Muskingum (34-9) has earned the top seed of the eight team regional tournament and will host the event in New Concord from Thursday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12.

Muskingum is the top seed at 34-9...
May 6, 2007 - 12:12am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Despite the drizzle and cooler temperatures the baseball sectional tournament got underway at Gant Stadium Saturday afternoon.

#4 Philo 3
#1 Zanesville 7

WP: Alex Cultice - 7IP, 5H, 6K, 3R, 2ER
LP: Billy Smith - 4 1/3IP, 5H, 2K, 5R, 3ER, 5BB

ZHS: Joe Prati - 3/3, R, RBI
ZHS: Brandon Smith - 1/2, R, 2RBI

P: Scott Williams - 2/4, 3B, R, RBI

*Zanesville advance to sectional final on May 9th...
May 5, 2007 - 10:38pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
2007 OAC Softball Tournament
at Ohio Northern University (Ada, OH)
#2 Muskingum (34-9) 4
#3 Marietta (32-10) 3

It was far from easy, but in the end the Lady Muskies were able to call themselves Ohio Athletic Conference decade champions.

For the 10th consecutive season Muskingum has won the regular season OAC crown and the tournament title. A feat that may never be duplicated. The streak started in 1998 and is still...
May 5, 2007 - 12:29am
7 years 6 weeks ago
OAC Softball Tournament
#2 Muskingum (32-9) 2
#3 Marietta (30-9) 1

#2 Muskingum (33-9) 3
#1 Ohio Northern (32-9) 2

**Muskingum College Press Release

The ninth-ranked and 2007 Ohio Athletic Conference co-champion Muskingum College softball team rallied for a 2-1 win in the bottom of the seventh against Marietta College in game one and rallied for a 3-2 win over host and 18th-ranked Ohio Northern...
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