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May 3, 2005 - 11:38pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
3 Sheridan student-athletes decided to parlay their athletic talents to help with their academic education.

Justin White finished 3rd in state this year for wrestling. He'll compete in the 184 lb. class at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee.

Meanwhile, Jessie Swinderman takes her softball pitching to West Liberty State. She joins her sister Carrie on the team.

And Kayla Waller, All-MVL girls basketball, heads to Ohio Dominican, an NAIA Division...
May 2, 2005 - 11:03pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
What else did Jay Payton have to do?

14 years after the major league outfielder graduated from Zanesville high school, the Blue Devils retired Payton's jersey before Zanesville beat Sheridan 4-1 at Gant Municipal Stadium. His number two can still be worn though, ZHS athletics director Dave Bell said.

Payton has played in the major leagues since 1998 for four different teams: the NY Mets, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres and the Boston Red Sox, his current team. The...
May 2, 2005 - 9:57pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced that junior outfielder Juli Johnston has been named OAC Softball Hitter the Week.

Johnston crushed three home runs and tallied 13 total bases in game two against Heidelberg, becoming just the 22nd player in NCAA Division III history to hit three long balls in one game and the 13th player in D-III history to tally 13 total bases in one game. On the week, Johnston batted .400 with eight runs and seven RBIs.
May 2, 2005 - 6:15pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Browns' tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr. suffered chest injuries after a motorcycle accident early Sunday morning.

Winslow was riding around in a parking lot near his home and hit a curb going about 35 mph. He was wearing a helmet, but it was not strapped on and flew off his head. The Browns say the injuries are not life-threatening.

"He went over the handlebars and was real evasive about what the injuries were,'' police Lt. Ray Arcuri said.

The team said Winslow...
April 29, 2005 - 11:08pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Judge Richard Evans sentenced former Ridgewood football coach Kevin Foster to four simultaneous one-year prison sentences, one for each count of gross sexual imposition Foster pleaded guilty to last month.

Foster led Ridgewood to its first two playoff appearances in school history. He reportedly accepted a new coaching job in Indiana, but was arrested and charged with rape the day he was scheduled to arrive at the new school.

Foster is eligible for parole in six months....
April 29, 2005 - 11:01pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Ohio State hired former Bowling Green defensive coordinator Tim Beckman as defensive backs coach Friday.

Beckman, 40, fills the vacancy created by Mark Snyder's departure. Snyder accepted the head coaching position at Marshall University, his alma mater, before spring drills.

Muskingum graduate Jim Heacock remains OSU's defensive coordinator. Buckeyes' head coach Jim Tressel promotes receivers coach and Muskingum graduate Darrell Hazell to assistant head coach.
April 28, 2005 - 4:14pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Athens, Greens was the home to the Olympics.

Athens, Ohio is the home to maybe a future Olympian.

Elena Sowers is the top-ranked girl in USA Table Tennis in her under-14 age group. She finished 2nd in the Buckeye Open in Columbus this past weekend.

Click on the View Video link above to see her story.
April 27, 2005 - 11:09pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Rosecrans senior Scott Moyer will play football and basketball at Case Western Reserve University, a D-III school near Cleveland.

Moyer, a quarterback and point guard for the Bishops, will play either QB or WR for the Spartans (5-5 in 2004).

"I'd like to switch to shooting guard in college," an excited Moyer said.

Moyer is second in Rosecrans' history for career passing yards and career 3-pointers made. He holds the school's single-season free throw percentage...
April 25, 2005 - 9:02pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Ohio State defensive end Simon Fraser signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns on Monday, the day after the 2005 NFL draft concluded.

Many anticipated the 6'6", 280 lbs. Upper Arlington native to be drafted. Fraser's agent said the two-year Buckeyes' starter received interested from eight teams but decided to sign with Cleveland after talking to Browns' head coach Romeo Crennel.

Two former Ohio University also signed free agent contracts Monday. DB Chip Cox...
April 25, 2005 - 8:52pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Ohio Athletic Conference named Muskies' pitcher Erica Hoyt and designated player Nicole Blubaugh its pitcher and hitter of the week, respectively.

Hoyt won two games last week - she leads the country with 23 wins - and gave up no runs in 8.2 IP.

Blubaugh went 5-8 (.484 BA this year) and hit her team-leading and career-high 9th homerun of the season. The New Lex grad and All-America knocked in five, tying her season-high mark with 44 RBI.

It is the third...
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