Cleveland won its home debut against the defending champion LA Lakers 89-70. Zydrunas Ilgauskas paced the Cavs with 23 points, dominating a post vacated by injured LA center Shaquille O'Neal. Rickey Davis scored 24 points for Cleveland, which held the Lakers to their lowest point total since the franchise moved from Milwaukee in 1960.
Columbus lost to Washington 4-3 in overtime after the Capitals' Peter Bondra scored with 3 seconds left. It was Bondra's 2nd goal of the game. The Blue Jackets' Tyler Wright notched his 100th NHL point after scoring a goal in the 2nd period. Columbus right wing Kevin Dineen retired prior to the game. The 39-year-old was entering his 19th NHL season and was happy to leave the game on his own terms.
Coshocton RB Dorrie Song was named the D-IV Eastern player of the year. The Junior has rushed for 1464 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. Coshocton head coach Marty Arganbright was named co-Eastern coach of the year with Martins Ferry's Dave Bruny. Coshocton faces Portsmouth West in the 2nd round of the D-IV playoffs Friday. Song was lost for the season after injuring a knee in the regular season finale against Portsmouth West.
Ohio State says Maurice Clarett is probable for Saturday's game against Minnesota. The freshman running back left during the first series of the Penn State game with a shoulder injury and never returned.
The Buckeyes fell 2 spots to #6 in the new AP poll and remained #4 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll
LPGA star Tammie Green and three others were honored by the ZDGA Monday at the VFW. Heavy local golf contributor Bill Phillips, 8-time ZDGA champion Steve Cope, and Jaycee Superintendent Mitch Bowman were inducted into the ZDGA Hall of Fame. Green was a 2001 inductee but couldn't make the dinner last year due to a pre-scheduled LPGA fundraising event in Atlanta, GA.
For the two Zanesville Middle Schools, it's just like Ohio State vs. Michigan. Not only do the two schools wear similar colors (Roosevelt: Scarlet and Grey, GC: blue and gold) but the Bulldogs refer to it as the Roosevelt game and the Rough Riders refer to it as the Grover Cleveland game. 1500 people attended this year's meeting and watched Grover Cleveland score 18 unanswered points to win 24-6. Jerry Quarles had 2 touchdowns for the Bulldogs.
Maysville Senior Kyle Coconis won the Division II High School Golf State Championship Saturday. Coconis shot a one over 73 in the final round to become the first golfer in the Zanesville area to win an individual championship. He finished with a total score of 148 to win by 3 strokes at Ohio State's Scarlet Course.
Buckeyes starting cornerback Richard McNutt will miss the rest of the season. The 5-11 Junior has arthritis in his ankle and the injury is so serious, it may end McNutt's career. Freshman E.J. Underwood is expected to start in his place vs. San Jose State.
The jacket fits for Columbus and Z-102. Blue Jackets games can now be heard on Z-102 starting this Thursday with the regular season opener. Columbus hosts Chicago at 7 PM with newly signed rookie Rick Nash. The 18-year-old scribbled his John Hancock on a 3-year deal that could pay Nash upwards of 8-10 million dollars annually with incentives.