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April 14, 2005 - 11:07pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Morgan fans have known about Sarah Van Horn's athletic prowess for years. Trouble is, not too many people outside of Muskingum County have made the trip to McConnelsville.

Leave it up to an opposing coach to elevate the basketball star to the next level.

Van Horn impressed West Holmes coaches so much when Morgan lost in the tournament to the Lady Knights this year... that the head coach for West Holmes recommended West Virginia Wesleyan coaches to check her out.
April 13, 2005 - 10:58pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Tricia Smith continues to make this a historic year for Tri-Valley sports.

The basketball star will play at the next level at Lehigh. The Lady Mountain Hawks finished 2nd in the regular-season Patriot League standings. Smith will receive a full-ride scholarship to the D-I school.

The MVL player of the year becomes only the 3rd Tri-Valley student to play sports at the Division 1 level, and second this year (soccer's Kolby LaCrone signed with West Virginia earlier in the...
April 12, 2005 - 8:53pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Ohio Athletics Conference named Muskingum pitcher Erica Hoyt its conference pitcher of the week for 4/4-4/10.

Hoyt went 6-0, gave up six runs in 31 innings, posted a 1.13 ERA and struck out 22 batters.

It's the second time this season Hoyt claimed the honor and the eighth time in her All-America career.
April 12, 2005 - 8:51pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Pittsburgh guard Carl Krauser declared for the NBA draft Tuesday but will not hire an agent to retain his college eligibility.

Krauser led the Panthers in scoring last season as a junior. Early draft predictions put Krauser in the second round, but the guard hopes to increase interest in him at the NBA's Chicago draft camp.

Krauser's teammate at Pittsburgh, Chris Taft, already declared for the draft. The sophomore did hire an agent, so he cannot return to the Panthers.
April 9, 2005 - 12:36am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Tricia Smith has decided her future basketball home will be Lehigh University.

The Tri-Valley senior verbally commits to the school. She'll sign next week. Smith will get everything except for books paid for by the athletic scholarship that she'll receive. The MVL's Player of the Year chooses Lehigh over UNC-Wilmington and Ashland.

Lehigh finished 2nd in the regular season Patriot League standings this past year.

On another note, Tricia's high-school teammate...
April 5, 2005 - 9:59am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Former Cambridge Bobcat Geno Ford will return home and take over the Muskingum men's basketball program, school president Dr. Anne C. Steele announced Tuesday.

Ford replaces the iconic Dr. Jim Burson, who ended his 38-year tenure at Muskingum last month to become the president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Ford won the 1993 Ohio Mr. Basketball award after a stellar career at Cambridge - he played for his father, Gene, a '74 Muskingum graduate - where...
April 4, 2005 - 10:53pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
ZHS-grad Kevin Martin talks about his rookie year on the NBA court.

Click on the "Watch Video" link by the red camera to see Part 2 of WHIZ's 1-on-1 interview with Martin.
April 4, 2005 - 12:44am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Jim Burson officially became the head coach of head coaches on Sunday evening.

Burson steps in to fulfill his term as the President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He takes over for Towson's Pat Kennedy.

Burson coached 38 seasons at Muskingum College, stepping down in late February after winning over 540 games.
April 4, 2005 - 12:26am
6 years 17 weeks ago
ZHS-grad Kevin Martin became a first-round NBA draft pick this past summer. Friday, he made his first trip back to Ohio when the Kings played the Cavaliers.

Click on the Watch Video link by the red camera to view part 1 of WHIZ's 1-on-1 interview with Kevin Martin.
April 2, 2005 - 12:40am
6 years 17 weeks ago
If the Rosecrans Boys' Basketball team scored five more points, it might have won a state championship.

Columbus Africentric, which won the D-IV state championship game over Lutheran East, may have used an ineligible player, WCMH-TV reported Friday.

Africentric believes its previous athletics director may have failed to file the proper paperwork for a transfer from Brookhaven High School, the report stated.

Africentric beat Lutheran East in the state...
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