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August 21, 2005 - 11:04pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Sheridan again saw tremendous success last year. The Generals won the MVL again, going 9-1, and beat the number one team in the state in the playoffs, falling one win short of the final four.

Last year's team relied on a very strong defense. In this Coca-Cola Powerade Team Preview, Evans Boston looks at that defense, and how unusual it is to see it at the high school level.

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August 19, 2005 - 11:49pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
For years on end, Cambridge High School has been known for its rich basketball tradition. Gene Ford's boys won the ECOL many times, and was often ranked in the AP's top 10.

Well, there is a new team in town. Ok, not really, Cambridge has always had a football team, but recently the success of the Bobcats has taken the community by storm.

It's taken Rick Goodrich seven years to build the program, but now its off and running. WHIZ's Aaron Spragg explains in this Coca-Cola...
August 19, 2005 - 11:44pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Licking County's run in the Babe Ruth World Series comes to an end Friday.

The host team lost to Mobile, Alabama 10-0 in the championship round. Mobile scored five runs in the fifth, and five runs in the sixth, winning the game via the ten run rule.

Doug Stevens started the game on no days rest. Licking County played late Thursday night, beating Columbia Basin, Washington 8-7 in extra innings to survive.

Mobile beat the Athletics 10-0 the first time around as...
August 19, 2005 - 11:35pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Two years ago, Licking Valley played in the State Semi-Finals of the Ohio High School Playoffs. Last year was supposed to have similar results with the return of All-Ohio running back Nathan Clark, but it wasn't meant to be.

As WHIZ's Aaron Spragg finds out in this Coca-Cola Powerade Team Preview, Licking Valley was left empty handed because of a clerical error, but now the Panthers are ready to mive on.

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August 19, 2005 - 1:16am
6 years 17 weeks ago
16-18 Year-Old Babe Ruth World Series

Licking County A's (Newark) 8 F/8
Columbia Basin, WA 7

With a trip to the championship game on the line, extra innings were needed before Newark Could put away Columbia Basin, 8-7 in eight innings.

Factor in a late start time because of rain showers earlier in the day, and the extra inning, this loser's bracket final game did not wrap up until well after mid night.

With the game tied 2-2 going into the...
August 19, 2005 - 12:03am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Newark went 8-2 last season, winning the OCC. Amazingly, the Wildcats didn't make the playoffs, missing the cut at Division I by five-hundredths of a point.

A frustrating end to a great season, and Evans Boston tells us in this Coca-Cola Powerade Team Preview that this Newark team wants to do better than eight wins...they want 10. And with this team, that's not out of the question.

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August 18, 2005 - 3:17pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
For years and even decades, Newark Catholic has been one of the premier football powers in Southeastern Ohio. It's a small school that comes up with big results.

Case in point, last year the Sheridan Generals went 9-1 during the regular season and had the best defense in the state as far as points allowed. The one team to beat the Red Rage, Newark Catholic. And the Green Wave did it two years in a row.

Needless to say, the two-year contract between the two schools wasn'...
August 17, 2005 - 5:59pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
It's not often a team has a new head coach one year after making the playoffs. That happens to be the case at West Muskingum. Leonard Hartman takes over a Tornadoes team that went 6-4 last year, but made a return to the post-season.

After losing a lot of senior from last year's team, Evans Boston tells us in this Coca-Cola Powerade Team Preview that West Muskingum has a lot of work to do, but the former-Buckeye-turned- head coach has the Tornadoes moving in the right direction....
August 17, 2005 - 12:46am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Even only in his third year as head coach, Pete Woods is no different from any of the other eight coaches in the MVL. The Marshall grad says every year his team's number one goal is to win the MVL.

1995 was the last time Philo won a league title and even then it was shared by three teams. The Electrics still have a lot to improve on from a 3-7 record last season, but the key is, they understand their deficiencies.

Aaron Spragg has the story in this Coca-Cola Powerade...
August 16, 2005 - 12:10am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Just when things were looking up for Meadowbrook they took a turn for the worse. On August 2nd a failed school levy forced the Rolling Hills School District to implement pay-to-play.

Even though it now costs $200 dollars for each kid to play football, head coach Mitch Bendle isn't worried about losing any players.

For Meadowbrook it's just another bump in the road and after what the Colts have overcome the past few years, you can't help be believe he's right.
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