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February 28, 2007 - 1:34am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A pair of juniors from Newark headline a list of area high school basketball players honored by the Central District Tuesday.

Newark's Greg Avery and Newark Catholic's Amy Clapper are each named to the first team all-district after leading their teams to league championships.

In Division I the 6'4" Avery averaged 14.1 points per game for 21-1 Newark, as the Wildcats captured the OCC-Ohio Division Championship this season.

Meanwhile, in D-IV Clapper paced the 18-...
February 28, 2007 - 1:00am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Girl's H.S. Tournament Basketball
Division II District Final at Zanesville H.S.

#2 River View (22-1) 64
New Philadelphia 33

For the third time in as many years, the Lady Bears can call themselves District Champions. This time its at the expense of ECOL rival New Philadelphia.

Only 17 days ago River View waxed the Quakers on Senior Night by 64 points. Tuesday the margin of victory wasn't as high, but the win...
February 27, 2007 - 1:19am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Boy's Tournament Basketball
Division II Sectional Semifinal at Coshocton H.S.

Dover (18-2) 53
John Glenn (13-8) 36

You live by the three, you die by the three.

Ask John Glenn.

The Muskies hit nine three pointers, but shot 26 for only 35 percent and was outscored 30-0 in the paint against the ECOL champion Tornadoes.

Meanwhile, Dover capitalized, shooting 53 percent (20-39) from the field....
February 26, 2007 - 9:45pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Wondering if your favorite team is playing this week? Listed below is a complete rundown of local high school boy's and girl's basketball tournament games. Also, listed are the area qualifiers for this weekend's state wrestling championships.

Watch and listen to WHIZ-TV and radio all week to find results and see highlights to some of these events.

February 26, 2007 - 8:40pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Upper Sandusky senior Jon Diebler spent Sunday watching Ohio State make history. A future Buckeye himself, Diebler watched from the stands as Ohio State won back-to-back Big Ten Championships for the first time since 1962.

Two days earlier he was the one making history.

Friday night in front of a sold out crowd, Diebler set Ohio's all-time scoring record previously held by John Glenn grad Jay Burson. A 44 point effort in a win over Norwalk, allowed the nation's leading...
February 26, 2007 - 8:24pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Last year it was Maysville and Tri-Valley that stole the show when it came to the best student sections in boy's high school basketball.

This time around Zanesville and John Glenn showed the most support to their schools all season long.

Earlier in the year on the Coca-Cola Powerade Full Court Press the WHIZ Sports Team announced that we would once again be searching for the best student sections in our viewing area. Weather related cancellations didn't allow us to...
February 25, 2007 - 1:49am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Division II Wrestling Results from Steubenville

Steubenville hosted one of the four District Finals in Division II and several of our local athletes did outstanding.

The Stalions out of St. Francis DeSales in Columbus were the District Champions as a team. In Second was Claymont followed by West Holmes, Cambridge, Morgan, Sheridan, and New Lexington. Below are the team points and standings.

Team Results...
February 24, 2007 - 10:59pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Boy's H.S. Tournament Basketball
Division II Sectional Semifinal at Coshocton H.S.

#7 Zanesville (18-2) 69
New Philadelphia (10-11) 28

The highly anticipated tournament trail began for state-ranked Zanesville Saturday night and the results couldn't of been better.

After a week of defense-oriented practices, the Blue Devils showed off by shutting down the Quakers and limiting them to only 11 second half points....
February 24, 2007 - 1:56am
7 years 7 weeks ago
No one said it could be done, but Friday Upper Sandusky's Jon Diebler caught Jay Burson on the all-time scoring list.

And then he passed him.

Similar to the way Burson broke Rex Leach's scoring record 22 years ago, Jon Diebler etched his name in the books with a lay-up that put him at number one on the all-time scoring list. The clock read 2:51 remaining in the fourth quarter.

In front of a sold-out crowd that featured the likes of Ohio State head coach Thad...
February 23, 2007 - 7:40pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Upper Sandusky 90 (17-3)
Norwalk 64 (11-9)

US: Jon Diebler 44 pts (2,960 Career Pts)

Jon Diebler's lay-up with 2:51 left in the game gives him 44 points on the night, breaking Jay Burson's all-time scoring record of 2,958 career points. Burson's record stood for 22 years.

*** Check back later tonight for exclusive video of this historic night. ***
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