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February 14, 2007 - 12:52am
6 years 47 weeks ago
Newark's best season in recent history is finally showing up in the Associated Press boy's high school basketball rankings.

At 18-1 the OCC-Ohio Division Champions are ranked seventh in the second to last poll to be released. The Wildcats wrap up their regular season Friday at home against rival Lancaster.

Meanwhile, in Division II Zanesville remained fifth after a pair of wins last week. The 16-1 Blue Devils should maintain a top five spot if they can pick up wins in...
February 13, 2007 - 1:18pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
These boy's high school basketball games have been postponed and recheduled for the listed dates.

Marietta at Zanesville (Rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 16)

Philo at Maysville (Rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15)

Crooksville at Tri-Valley (Rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15)

Bishop Ready at Rosecrans (Rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 14)

John Glenn at Morgan (No make-up date set)

Sheridan at West Muskingum (Rescheduled for
February 12, 2007 - 5:05pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
With the girl's high school basketball regular season now complete for most schools, WHIZ's first Power Poll champion has been crowned.

At 19-1, three-time ECOL champion River View is the number one team. The Lady Bears never fell from the top spot this season, despite a loss to Africentric late in the year. MVL champion Maysville (19-1) finished a close second and unbeaten Buckeye Trail third.

The final boy's Power Poll will be posted next week, with Zanesville closing...
February 9, 2007 - 1:26am
6 years 47 weeks ago
This Saturday the MVL Wrestling Tournament will take place at West Muskingum High School.

Favorites to win the tournament are New Lexington and Sheridan but an outside team that could surprise some people would be the Morgan Raiders.

A couple of years ago wrestler Ryan Knapp, brother of current Raider Mitch Knapp, left Morgan for Columbus St. Francis DeSales where he went on to finish as a state runner up in 2003. Leaving thoughts that possibly All-State Wrestler Mitch...
February 7, 2007 - 5:25pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
John Glenn senior Aaron Bates had his options when it came to picking a college. Offers were on the table from big time schools like West Virginia, Purdue and Ohio, but it wasn't until Zanesville native Mark Dantonio became the coach at Michigan State, that Bates found the perfect fit.

Leaning toward attending West Virginia, one visit to East Lansing convinced the punter/kicker that the Big Ten was the place to be. He said WVU only had the football aspect that he wanted and that...
February 6, 2007 - 7:30pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
With all of the area high school basketball cancellations this week, the sports staff at WHIZ has gotten frustrated with a lack of hoops.

So we took matters into our own hands.

Snow and cold temperatures may keep most games played indoors from taking place, but we wanted to take it a step further.

Here are a few of the highlights (outakes actually) of our one-on-one basketball game that took place Tuesday night at Zanesville High School's outside courts.
February 4, 2007 - 4:09pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Blue Devils A Unanimous Number One Seed

The Zanesville Blue Devils (14-1) will be the number one seed in the upcoming Division II Sectional Tournament to be played at Coshocton High School.

Dover (13-3) received the number two seed while the Muskies of John Glenn (11-7) will be the number three seed.

In at the number four spot is New Philadelphia (8-8) followed by West Holmes (5-11) and River View (1-16...
February 2, 2007 - 7:32pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
It's a game reserved for the top high school football players in the state.

The annual Ohio North-South Classic is scheduled for June 16, 2007 at Columbus Crew Stadium and three area standouts have been selected to take part in the star studded event reserved for the top seniors from a year ago.

John Glenn kicker punter Aaron Bates will suit up for the South squad. The two-time All-Ohio kicker is set to sign a national letter of intent to play football next season. As a...
February 2, 2007 - 12:53pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
It was set to be the match-up of the year in the Southeast Ohio Athletic League.

Instead, North Division leading Zanesville (14-1, 9-0) and South Division champion Chillicothe (12-4, 10-0) will have to wait another two weeks for their boy's basketball showdown.

Inclimate weather has postponed tonight's (Feb. 2) game between Zanesville and Chillicothe. Instead it has been recheduled to Feb. 15 at Chillicothe.

This cancellation could lead to back-to-back games...
January 31, 2007 - 7:20pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
She left West Muskingum High School as the school and leagues all-time leading scorer.

She was an all-state player and received a Division I scholarship to Bowling Green State University to play basketball.

For Jessica McKenzie BGSU was to big, not what she wanted and felt bad about signing her letter of intent. She returned home to play for Division III Muskingum College and currently leads the team and league in scoring and is third in rebounding.

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