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March 18, 2006 - 11:35pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Boy's Tournament Basketball
Division II Regional Final at Ohio University
Desales 58
Zanesville 53

Playing in a Regional Final for the second straight season, Zanesville hoped this would be the year the Final Four would come calling.

However, thanks to Desales' towering frontline and a cold shooting performance by the Blue Devils, Zanesville fell one game short of their first trip to the final four since 1997.

March 17, 2006 - 8:54pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Girl's High School Basketball
Division II State Semifinal at Value City Arena
River View 51 OT
Copley 44

River View was not used to coming from behind, but when the Lady Bears faced a six point deficit late in the fourth quarter of their state semifinal, they responded like champions.

The Black Bears up their winning streak to 25 games and advance to their State Championship game since 1982 with a 51-44 overtime victory over...
March 17, 2006 - 1:39am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Boy's High School Basketball
Division-II Regional Semifinal at Ohio University

Zanesville 63
Logan Elm 58 2-0T

For the 2nd straight year Zanesville will be in a D-II regional final as the Blue Devils take down the Braves in a nail-biter.

With both teams drilling clutch shots down the wire the Blue Devils win in their first overtime game of the year, actually it took two extra frames to advance.

Logan Aronhalt...
March 17, 2006 - 1:01am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The River View Lady Bears came into the season with high expectations.

After all they returned pretty much everybody of consequence from last year's team that finished just one game away from the state final 4.

They knew they had a dominant frontcourt, led by this year's D-II co-state player of the year Kristin Daugherty.

But for the Lady Bears to advance even further this season they had to have somebody step up in the backcourt and this weeks Subway player of...
March 17, 2006 - 12:43am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The 2005-2006 basketball season certainly didn't start the way the Lady Black Bears envisioned it.

But after dropping their season opener to West Holmes the girls from River View ripped off 24 straight, including wins in the sectional, regional and district finals.

Now they have their eyes on a much bigger prize, the state title.

Click the "watch video" link above to see the story.
March 16, 2006 - 12:06am
6 years 24 weeks ago
D3hoops.com has announced that Muskingum College sophomore guard Brandon Todd has been named to the first team All-Great Lakes Region Division III Basketball Squad.

Todd led the team in scoring and assists with 17.7 points per game and six assists per contest. Furthermore, he ranked first in the OAC in assists and second in scoring. He scorched the University of Redlands for a career-high 34 markers in his collegiate debut. Todd is from Cambridge and earned OAC Player of the Week...
March 15, 2006 - 12:27am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Rosecrans senior Joe Dalton thought his high school basketball career came to an end last Saturday when the Bishops lost to Berlin Hiland in a District Final.

As it turns out, the 1,000-point scorer will get one more chance to shine as a prep athlete.

Dalton is the only "at-large" selection to play in the annual Division III and IV Ohio North-South All-Star Classic, April 23 at Capital University in Columbus. The game starts at 3 p.m. with the Division I and II game...
March 15, 2006 - 12:20am
6 years 24 weeks ago
A day after River View's Kristin Daugherty is named first team All-Ohio in Division II, Newark Catholic's Sarah Clapper claims the same honor in Division IV.

The six-foot senior is tabbed first team All-Ohio in Division IV after averaging 21.9 points per game and leading the Green Wave to a 22-3 record and District runner-up finish. Newark Catholic ended the season ranked 5th in the final Associated Press Poll.

As a junior, Clapper earned special mention All-Ohio in...
March 14, 2006 - 7:14pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It's March and that means time to fill out those NCAA Tournament brackets. Some do it for fun, while others do in a competitive spirit and that's the approach I am taking.

I will not lose the office pool this year and I am pulling out all of the stops to win.

Early this week I spent some time with one of the best basketball minds around, in former Muskingum College basketball coach Jim Burson. Although he's retired now, the good doctor is the current active president of...
March 14, 2006 - 1:51am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The River View girl's basketball team is set to play in a Division II State Semifinal game Friday at 3 p.m. against Copley. When the Black Bears step on the floor, the best player in the state will be wearing the gold and black.

The Associated Press names River View junior Kristin Daugherty the Co-Division II Player of the Year, sharing the honor with Steubenville junior Liz Repella. Daugherty averaged 18.9 points per game this season, in leading River View to a 24-1 record and 24...
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