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July 8, 2005 - 12:37am
6 years 24 weeks ago
When Brandon Smith was diagosed with Multiple Sclerosis prior to his senior year, the community was shocked. However, the two-sport standout at Morgan continued on with life, even scoring a basket on the basketball court against Maysville.

Now as his senior season has come to a close, Smith has recieved the Seth Dille Courage Award and Scholarship, honored after Seth, a current senior at Morgan who continues to play soccer and track despite having cerebral palsy.

July 8, 2005 - 12:16am
6 years 24 weeks ago
In recent weeks Zanesville native Jay Payton has openly discussed how he wanted out of Boston if he couldn't play every day. Well, the Red Sox are doing Payton a favor.

Thursday, Boston designated Payton for assignment, which means the team has 10 days to trade, release or send him to the minors. Payton will most likely be traded.

Last year the ZHS grad was a regular starter for the Padres, but this season has only played 55 games for the defending champs.

July 7, 2005 - 11:55pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A day after meeting with Cleveland GM Danny Ferry about joining the Cavs, free agent shooting guard Michael Redd decides to re-sign with the Bucks.

The former Buckeye will remain with the team that drafted him for another six years under his new estimated 90 million dollar contract.

The Cavaliers had offered Redd the max they had available, which was estimated to be a five-year deal worth 70 million dollars.

Now that Ray Allen and Redd are both off the market,...
June 30, 2005 - 9:08pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Gene Ford will forever be a Cambridge basketball icon.

Don Vogt will do his best to start a new legacy.

The Cambridge school board votes to have Vogt spearhead the Bobcat basketball program. Ford went out of his way to stay out of the selection process. There were 18 applicants, and 3 finalists.

Vogt comes from Coldwater, where he was head coach for 4 seasons. While there, he led the school to back-to-back sectional titles.
June 30, 2005 - 5:32pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Ryan Miller was known as a sparkplug when he went to Ridgewood High School for the Generals' basketball and baseball teams.

However, perhaps he needed a little spark of his own... to move on with his life.

Now, one year after high-school graduation, WHIZ's Aaron Spragg talks about where Miller is in his life.

Click on "Watch Video" to see this Subway Player of the Week.
June 29, 2005 - 11:14pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It looks like Ohio University has a thing for the Big 12 Conference.

The school hired Frank Solich (former Nebraska head coach) as the new football coach, and on Wednesday, the Bobcats bring in Kirby Hocutt as the school's new Athletic Director.

Hocutt was the Associate A.D. at Oklahoma. He also has a history at Kansas State. Under Hocutt's watch, the Sooner fundraising went up over 300%.

Hocutt replaces Thomas Boeh, who left in May to be the Athletic Director...
June 29, 2005 - 5:28pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Thad Matta stressed the Buckeye basketball tradition during a recent trip to Zanesville's VFW.

Apparently, recruits from around the nation are buying into his logic.

Indianapolis high-school teammates Greg Oden and Mike Conley announce at a press conference that they'll play basketball at Ohio State starting in 2006-2007.

Oden was this year's national high school player of the year as a junior at Lawrence North High School. Before the new age regulations in the...
June 28, 2005 - 10:39pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Cleveland got rid of another piece of the Jim Paxson era.

The former general manager had acquired Jiri Welsch last year to help with the team's shooting. However, Welsch barely got off the bench.

Last night, he was traded to Milwaukee for a future second-round pick. The move means Cleveland only has 7 players currently under contract.
June 27, 2005 - 11:20pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Danny Ferry may not have been Larry Bird, but he still leads Cleveland in all-time games played.

Monday... the Cavaliers bring Ferry back, this time in the role of general manager. It's not clear yet how much authority he'll have. There were rumors that Cleveland's looking for a president of basketball operations to head personnel decisions. The GM would be the second-in-command.

Ferry's spent the past two years as San Antonio's director of basketball operations. He's...
June 26, 2005 - 11:34pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A former player in the 90's for the Cavaliers, Danny ferry returns to Cleveland to become the team's new General Manager, replacing the fired Jim Paxson.

Ferry's contract is said to be a five-year deal worth 10 million dollars. Previously, Ferry just earned a NBA Championship rin with the San Antonio Spurs, where he was the Director of Basketball Operations.

Ferry is expected to be introduced at a press conference Monday one day before the NBA Draft.

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