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February 22, 2007 - 1:42pm
6 years 49 weeks ago
On January 16th, 1985 a skinny kid named Jay Burson capitvated area basketball fans when he broke Ohio's all-time scoring record. He ended his career with 2,958 points, a record that's stood for 22 years.

This Friday it should be broken. Upper Sandusky senior Jon Diebler is 42 points shy of surpassing Burson in his team's regular season finale against Norwalk. The 6'8" Ohio State signee averages 43 points per game to lead the nation, as the Rams are ranked 10 in the final Division...
February 22, 2007 - 1:19am
6 years 49 weeks ago
Girl's High School Basketball
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Division II Sectional Final at Zanesville H.S.

#2 River View (21-1) 65
Philo 38

The Electrics battled for a half, but it was only a matter of time until the Black Bears awoke from their slumber.

In a D-II Sectional final, defending state champion River View only led by 10 after two quarters before pouring it on the final 16 minutes.

Dayton-bound senior Kristin...
February 22, 2007 - 12:56am
6 years 49 weeks ago
Men's College Basketball
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OAC Tournament- First Round

#1 Capital (17-8) 80
#8 Muskingum (12-13) 62

Muskingum beat Capital once on the road this season. The Crusaders weren't about to let it happen again.

The regular season OAC champions shot a blistering 70 percent (16-23) in the second half and 50 percent for the game (29-54) to pummel upset minded Muskingum.

The Muskies weren't as fortunate...
February 21, 2007 - 8:01pm
6 years 49 weeks ago
Fresh off their fourth straight Division III World Series appearance and under the guidance of the NCAA Division III all-time winningest coach Donna Newberry, the Muskingum College softball team was ranked first in the 2007 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Preseason Top 25 poll.

"I’m very excited and surprised about being preseason number one," said Newberry. "Those are very high expectations to live up to, especially considering we graduated five seniors, all of whom were key...
February 21, 2007 - 7:54pm
6 years 49 weeks ago
As River View inches closer toward a state championship, the career of one of the school's all-time best also nears a close.

Nothing is guaranteed in the tournament, but if the Lady Bears live up to the expectations, they should have six games left to play this season. That would put them in the state title game.

It would also mark the final game and storied career of senior Kristin Daugherty.

WHIZ's Mike Thompson explains how the departure of Kristin will...
February 20, 2007 - 11:51pm
6 years 49 weeks ago
OAC Women's Basketball Tournament
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#1 Wilimington (22-4) 80
#8 Muskingum (8-18) 55

Muskingum had to win two games last week just to make the OAC Tournament. It only took one game to be eliminated.

Playing at top seed Wilmington, the Lady Muskies watch their season come to an end with a 25 point defeat.

Senior and John Glenn product Elizabeth Guinsler scored a team-high 12 points. Senior Leah Miller chipped in 11...
February 20, 2007 - 10:51pm
6 years 49 weeks ago
Boy's H.S. Tournament Basketball Scores
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Division III Sectional Semifinal at Meadowbrook H.S.
#8 West Muskingum (17-2) 68
Union Local (7-14) 57

Going into its tournament opener, West Muskingum wasn't sure what to expect after a ten day layoff between games.

The Tornadoes didn't play great according to coach Todd McLoughlin, but they played well enough to advance.

Sophomore Josh Osborn led three...
February 20, 2007 - 1:28am
6 years 49 weeks ago
Girl's Tournament H.S. Basketball
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Division II Sectional Semifinal at Zanesville H.S.
#11 West Muskingum (18-2) 43
Cambridge (10-11) 31

A 12 day lay-off didn't slow down West Muskingum in it's tournament debut. Playing their first game since February 7th, the Tornadoes advance to a Division II Sectional Final with a route of Cambridge.

In a rematch of last-year's Sectional final, West Muskingum junior Jacie Iden...
February 19, 2007 - 4:08pm
6 years 49 weeks ago
A Southeast Ohio Athletic League Championship would have also won Zanesville the Power Poll Championship. Instead, the Blue Devils overtime loss to Chillicothe Saturday gives the title to their rival, Newark.

The Blue Devils may have handed the Wildcats (19-1) their only loss of the season, but Newark held on to finish as OCC-Ohio Division Champions.

Muskingum Valey League Powers Tri-valley and West Muskingum finished third and fourth, while Meadowbrook stormed up the...
February 18, 2007 - 1:29am
6 years 49 weeks ago
The Muskingum Men and Women both got the job done when they needed it most.

The Men came into the game needing a win and a Mt. Union loss in order to get into the OAC Tournament.

After being down by four at halftime Head Coach Geno Ford got his players in the right mindset for the second half as Muskingum came away with a 78-66 win. The Muskie got part two of the equation when Ohio Northern beat Mt. Union 74-59 Saturday afternoon.

Cambridge product Brandon...
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