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April 13, 2007 - 10:39pm
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Winning one state championship is hard enough. Doing it twice is even more special.

Not even a month ago on March 16, 2007 the River View girl's basketball team made history by repeating as Division II State Champions.

With four starters returning from last year's championship team, the Lady Bears rolled the competition as expected enroute to a 26-1 record.

To relive the moment and the magical year, WHIZ Sports has pieced together our highlights from our game-by...
April 13, 2007 - 12:19am
7 years 7 weeks ago
It didn't take Amy Kittle long to make an impact at Buckeye Trail. As a freshman, the four-year starter averaged over 10 points, four rebounds and 2 assists per game.

She only got better with time and as a senior ended her career with over 1,200 points, fifth all-time in school history.

College coaches were quick to take notice, where Thursday the District Player of the Year signed the dotted line to play at NAIA Malone College in Canton, Ohio.

Nearly all of...
April 12, 2007 - 8:57pm
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A pair of wins over OAC rival and nationally ranked Marietta last week went along way in the latest NFCA Division III College Softball Top 25 Poll.

Having dropped as low as 21st in earlier this year, at 20-6 Muskingum is back in the top 10, tied for 10th with Simpson (Iowa). The Lady Muskies are up seven spots from last week after edging then 14th ranked Marietta in a doubleheader, 4-3 and 5-4.

The Lady Muskies were the preseason number one team in the nation but five...
April 12, 2007 - 8:18pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
She's no Erica Hoyt, but Jen Klutts has quickly become Muskingum's saving grace.

Muskingum head coach Donna Newberry knew replacing the OAC's best pitcher of all-time would be tough. What she never imagined was who she'd have to call upon to fill the void.

A senior, Klutts has come a long way from her hometown in Michigan and even further from the last spot on the bench. After sitting out her freshman season with injury, Klutts only pitched 3.1 innings in the last two...
April 11, 2007 - 7:27pm
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New Lexington had its big names this year enroute to the school's best ever record on the gridiron.

Jerry Robinson and Travis Cook were the guys everyone knew. The duo scored most of the points, racked up all of the yards and were featured nearly every night on WHIZ's Post Game Party Highlight Show.

However, more times than not, the guy making the biggest difference on defense was Alex Kay. Undersized at 6'1", the senior defensive end/tackle was totaled 76 tackles this...
April 11, 2007 - 12:38am
7 years 7 weeks ago
H.S. Baseball Scores
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Maysville (5-2) 9
Philo (5-4) 4

Maysville hasn't had much success in recent years , but third-year head coach Ben Matheney now has his Panthers making their pressence felt in the MVL again.

Tuesday night, Kyle Paxton went the distance in a complete game win, allowing two earned runs on four hits. He struck out three. He also helped his own cause at the plate, by clubbing a double and single with two...
April 10, 2007 - 11:57pm
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H.S. Softball Scores
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John Glenn (8-1) 10 F/5
West Muskingum (4-5) 0

It didn't take long for West Muskingum to snap Logan Hursey's streak of consecutive no-hit innings. Likewise, John Glenn wasted little time putting the game away at the plate.

Tornadoes freshman Carley Gutridge tallied her team's only hit in the second inning, as Hursey's consecutive streak of no-hit innings was halted at 21 and two-thirds. The senior lefty...
April 10, 2007 - 12:31am
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No one in NCAA softball has coached longer than Muskingum's Donna Newberry. Her 33 years spent guiding the Division III school is second to none.

In a career that started in 1975, she also has the wins total to match. She's the winningest coach in D-III history and Monday reached another milestone.

In a 4-2, game one win over John Carroll, in New Concord, Newberry picked up her 800th career victory.

She's the first coach in D-III history to win as many games...
April 5, 2007 - 12:13am
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College Baseball
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Muskingum (17-4) 13
Bethany (4-12) 3

Crooksville product Nate Van Meter has seen limited time in recent games, but capitalized on his chance to pitch in a non-conference game Wednesday.

The freshman improved his mound record to 2-0 after tossing five innings of six hit ball. He gave up two earned runs, but struck out six. Ryan Glad earned his second save of the season in four innings of relief. The Bison only...
April 5, 2007 - 12:02am
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H.S. Baseball Scores
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Zanesville (6-1) 4
Logan 3

Frigid tempratures in the 40's kept most local high schools from taking the diamond Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Zanesville was busy keeping warm on the field.

At Logan, Alex Cultice ripped a three-run home run in the first inning and later added an RBI double, as the Blue Devils improved to 6-1.

Cultice also earned the save, striking out two in the...
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