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August 30, 2006 - 5:36pm
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The Muskingum College Athletic Hall of Fame will admit five new members in its annual induction ceremony on October 21. The event will be held in the Thomas Dining Hall on campus as part of Muskingum's Homecoming Weekend. Joining the Hall of Fame will be Terry Kelley '79, Tom Bixler '63, Dee Ann Mell '89, Tracey Franklin Fox '87 and Ron Vessels '63.

The honorees will also be honored during halftime at the Homecoming football game against John Carroll University, which kicks off at...
August 24, 2006 - 10:37pm
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Ridgewood has created quie a tradition over the last several years. The Generals open the season as 3-time defending IVC champs.

The gameplan for 2006? Much of the same, focus on shutting people down and grind out just enough points to win. It's a blueprint which has become pretty succesful in West Lafayette.

WHIZ's Mike Fink has the story.
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**Correction, the Ridgewood Generals play in the IVC. In...
August 24, 2006 - 10:06pm
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Caldwell was argualbly the area's biggest suprrise in 2005. In his first season as head coach Chad Kauffman pumped life into a fading program, turning a 2-8 team from '04 into a PVC champ and playoff team last season.

The Redskins won't be sneaking up on anybody this year, but they're ready for the challenge.
August 24, 2006 - 5:48pm
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For the first time in 11 years, Licking Valley will not play its week one game against Sheridan. Instead, the Panthers travel to Jonathan Alder.

Coach Randy Baughman says he is disappointed the rivalry is over, but adds facing the Pioneers won't be a drop off by any means.

Licking Valley has its hands full this season. Especially when you consider only one starter returns on defense from last year's Regional runner-up team.

WHIZ's Aaron Spragg has the story is...
August 24, 2006 - 3:17pm
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My how things have changed in just 3 short years in Coshocton. In 2003 the Redskins finished 2nd in their region.

The following season they were 2-8 and last season they were surprisingly 5-5 with only 6 seniors on their team.

As JT Raymond reports in this Coca-Cola Powerade team preview this year things may be turning around in Coshocton.
August 23, 2006 - 6:51pm
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River View is looking for a breakthrough in 2006. Not much good came out of last years 3-7 campaign, but the team did gain some valuable experience.

13 proven seniors will hit the gridiron for the Black Bears with an eye on surprising th rest of the league.

WHIZ's Mike Fink has the story.

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August 22, 2006 - 5:59pm
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There are seven teams that play in the Pioneer Valley Conference. In 2005, four of those schools called themselves PVC champs.

Shenandoah was one of them, but you won't hear the Zeps talking much about it. Instead the Division V school is more focused on winning a title outright in 2006.

In this Coca-Cola Powerade Team Preview, WHIZ's Aaron Spragg explains how Shenandoah may reach its goal, even though it may take more than three yards and a cloud of dust.

August 21, 2006 - 11:18pm
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Buckeye Trail was shocked when Caldwell won the PVC and made the playoffs last year. The Warriors had convincingly beat the Redskins in week two, but ended the season at a different end of the spectrum.

Young and inexperienced, Buckeye Trail had its moments, but in the end youth got the best of them. That won't be an excuse this season.

In 2006, the aged Warriors are out to be the new surprise team of the conference.

WHIZ's Aaron Spragg has the story in this...
August 21, 2006 - 5:42pm
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After graduating one of the best classes to ever come through Rosecrans in 2005, the Bishops struggled to regain their footing last season, playing too many young guys to count.

But, they improved. After a 1-8 start the division six school gained momentum for this season, by upseting playoff bound Beallsville in week 10. In a 28 point outburt.

WHIZ's Nichole Medaugh is in with more, as she explains how this year's Rosecrans team has already learned the ropes.
August 20, 2006 - 10:44pm
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No team had more people talking in '05 than the Meadowbrook Colts. After winning only four games in four years, head coach Mitch Bendle finally had his team and the community believing winning was possible.

A 6-4 record wasn't the best, but it set a precedent of good things to come in Byesville. WHIZ's Aaron Spragg has the story in this Coca-Cola Powerade Team Preview.

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