The Lady Muskies opened the new season as the preseason number one team in the nation after placing third at last year's Division III College Softball World Series.
Five losess later, the New Concord powerhouse is lucky to still be in the top 25.
In the third installment of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association D-III Top 25 Poll, Muskingum (7-5) dropped to 17th. Previously, the Muskies fell from first to second in the first regular season poll.
When Zanesville lost its Regional Semifinal game to Chillicothe last Thursday the feeling was bad enough. When head coach Scott Aronhalt was informed that senior Kodey Haddox ended his career two points short of 1,000, he felt even worse.
Everyone feels a lot better now.
At Monday's final Tip-Off Club luncheon of the seaso at the Zanesville VFW, it was noted by Aronhalt that Haddox had, in fact, joined the Blue Devils 1,000-point scoring club. The proof is in the books....
The women of Warsaw make it look so easy, but winning back-to-back state titles is a very difficult task. Since the girls state tournament began in 1976, thirteen teams have won in consecutive years.
Just like last year the Lady Bears came home to the community that has supported them from the start with yet another state championship trophy. The River View faithfull then poured inside the gym where the girls were honored for their success.
Boy's H.S. Tournament Basketball ------------------------------ Division II Regional Semifinal at OU-Athens
Chillicothe (19-4) 51 #7 Zanesville (20-3) 49
Chillicothe took round one, then delivered the knock-out blow in round two. In a rematch of the Southeast Ohio Athletic League Championship, the Cavs continued its impressive tournament run by beating Zanesville for the second time this season.