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November 11, 2006 - 12:57am
7 years 6 weeks ago
H.S. Football Playoffs, Rd. 2
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Division IV, Region 15 Semifinal

#2 New Lexington 35
#3 Martins Ferry 14

A week ago New Lexington was thrilled to win its first ever playoff game, bursting at the seams with excitement. Friday night the Panthers were more business like in a 35-14 Regional Semifinal win over Martins Ferry.

It was a historic night at Meadowbrook High School for a D-IV, Region 15 Semifinal, as the...
November 10, 2006 - 1:24am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The city of New Lexington was celebrating Thursday night. A pep rally was staged at Jim Rockwell to get amped for the Panthers second round game against Martins Ferry.

Not a lot of motivation was needed though, New Lexington knows what's at stake Friday night in a Regional Semifinal game against the Purple Riders... history.

WHIZ's J.T. Raymond reports on the match-up set to go down at Meadowbrook High School and what fans can expect to see in this highly anticipated...
November 9, 2006 - 3:03pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The thought had crossed his mind a time or two this season, but it wasn't until a bus ride home a few weeks ago that Jeff Heacock knew it was time to move one.

Thursday, after 26 season of guiding the Fighting Muskies on the sidelines, Heacock announced that he would resign his position as head football coach following Saturday's season finale at home against Heidelberg.

The 1976 Muskingum grad isn't leaving New Concord though. Instead, he has been promoted to Assistant...
November 8, 2006 - 8:30pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The first time Cambridge and Dover met on the gridiron this season the hype surrounding it was overwhelming. That doesn't compare to what it's like now.

In a rematch of the ECOL champion and runner-up, third ranked Cambridge and fifth ranked Dover are scheduled to face off in a Division III, Region 11 Semifinal Saturday night at New Philadelphia's Quaker Stadium.

Last time these two teams met in week six, the Bobcats prevailed 41-35 on a last second touchdown. Both have...
November 8, 2006 - 8:12pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Muskingum College has announced that it will hold a press conference Thursday at 11:45 a.m.

The topic of conversation... the future of Muskingum College football.

This season the Division III Muskies are struggling at 1-8, losing eight in a row after defeating Bethany in the season opener. They are just 4-26 the past three years combined after a 5-5 campaign in 2003.

Saturday they host winless Heidelberg in the season finale. The Student Princes are riding a...
November 8, 2006 - 7:55pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Kristin Daugherty had her options and somehow she narrowed them down to one.

River View's All-Ohio guard made her college choice official Wednesday when she signed her national letter of intent to play basketball at Division I Dayton on a full athletic scholarship.

A year after leading River View to a Division II Ohio High School State Championship, Daugherty has begun planning for life after her senior season in Warsaw.

The reigning player of the year in...
November 8, 2006 - 2:39pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Since third grade Rachel Poorman has dedicated the majority of her time to the game of basketball.

Wednesday, the Maysville senior committed herself to another four years on the court, as she signed her national letter of intent to continue her career at the University of Ashland.

A four-year starter in high school, Poorman received a full athletic scholarship to play basketball for the Division II Eagles, who compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference....
November 6, 2006 - 7:53pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
River View won't be making a return trip to the State Volleyball tournament in Dayton this weekend. The third ranked Lady Bears were upset in a Regional Final loss to West Holmes Saturday.

The ECOL Champions did finish the year 26-1 and a lot of that had to do with senior Kristin Daugherty.

Monday, the senior was tabbed a first team All-Ohio selection in Division II by the Ohio Volleyball Coaches Associtation. Daugherty, who is headed to play basketball at D-I Dayton...
November 5, 2006 - 12:52am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Boy's H.S. Tournament Soccer
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#4 Bexley 3
#9 Tri-Valley 1

The Scotties had the defending state champs on the ropes for a half, but Bexley responded.

Tri-Valley's Cam Jonard scored as time expired in teh first half to give the Dawgs their only goal of the game and a 1-0 lead. With five seconds left in the first half Michael Amicone was taken down inside the penalty box. Cam Jonard took the penalty kick, but it was...
November 4, 2006 - 12:55am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The city of Cambridge has been waiting a long time for this...a home playoff game.

The 10-0 Bobcats have been prepping a destroyed field at McFarland Stadium all week to welcome Canal Fulton Northwest. The Indians won their last five games to sneek back into the postseason at 6-4.

As for Cambridge, the best team in school history is primed to leave a lasting legacy that stretches past week 11.

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