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May 14, 2004 - 10:07pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Muskingum coach Donna Newberry feared this situation.

Two-time All-America selection Erica Hoyt left after two innings in Muskingum's 2-0 win against Wheaton College (Mass.) in the opening round of the D-III College Softball World Series.

Hoyt's dad tells WHIZ's Aaron Spragg that Hoyt didn't feel well before the game and that she has a blood sugar problem. The condition, Hoyt's father says, causes the sophomore to experience migraine headaches, have seizures and feel weak...
May 13, 2004 - 9:19pm
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A record number of Muskingum softball players were named All-Americans Thursday.

At the annual All-America dinner on the eve of the D-III College Softball World Series in Salem, Virginia, four Muskies were named either first, second or third team All-America.

Sophomore pitcher Erica Hoyt received first team All-America laurels for the second consecutive season. Hoyt leads the nation in wins entering the World Series, 37. She also set a Muskingum and Ohio Athletic...
May 13, 2004 - 4:47pm
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In a ceremony that at one point made him cry, Mark Dantonio thanked everybody associated with Zanesville football for getting him to the point he is at today.

Dantonio, the first-year head football coach at the University of Cincinnati, was honored Thursday at the North Terrace Church of Christ by the ZHS Quarterback's Club in the organization's annual Past Presidents dinner.

"It's a very humbling experience to come back to your home town and see all the people that you...
May 13, 2004 - 4:42pm
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The OHSAA introduced David Ross on Thursday as the ninth commission in the association's history. Ross replaces Clair Muscaro, who is retiring effective July 31.

Ross, 54, currently serves as the Superintendent of the Avon Lake City School District, where he's been for the past seven years. The Ph.D. has been a teacher, coach, principal, counselor and superintendent in Ohio for 30 years.

“I am truly excited about this challenge,” Ross said. “High school athletics have...
May 12, 2004 - 11:13pm
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An apparent mailing labels screw-up has people running a fast break to register in time for next month's Zanesville Gus Macker tournament.

Zanesville Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz tells WHIZ Gus Macker officials didn't mail applications for the June 5th and 6th tournament to anyone in Muskingum County.

Matz says the Zanesville Welcome Center has applications now, but the deadline to mail them is Friday.

You can also register online at www.macker.com,...
May 11, 2004 - 11:09pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The NBA's rookie of the year may soon be an Olympic rookie.

A report states LeBron James will be invited to join the US Olympic team for the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece.

James more than likely will take the spot of Kobe Bryant, who says it's unlikely he'll play in the Olympics because of his pending sexual assault trial in Colorado.

Bryant has left open the possibility that he will play if his trial doesn't start until September.

This season,...
May 11, 2004 - 11:04pm
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Rudi Johnson returned to the Bengals Tuesday, perhaps because nobody else wanted to pay the price to get him.

Cincinnati's leading rusher last year signed a one-year, $1.8 million deal with the Bengals.

Any team could have matched the Bengals offer, but also would have had to give up first- and third-round draft picks as compensation to acquire the restricted free agent.

Johnson rushed for 957 yards and nine touchdowns last season. The former Auburn Tiger...
May 5, 2004 - 10:01pm
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Ohio State football's latest legal troubles involve freshman punter A. J. Trapasso and quarterback Troy Smith.

Trapasso pleaded not guilty to underage drinking. That's a penalty that could leave him facing six months in jail and a $1000 fine. Te 18-year-old was ticketed by police on April 25th.

Meanwhile, Smith pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. That charge came from a campus fight last fall.

All this comes in the midst of the Ira Guilford/Louis Irrizary...
May 4, 2004 - 10:39pm
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A Franklin County Municipal Judge ordered a suspended Ohio State football player to remain in jail Tuesday.

Louis Irizarry pleaded not guilty to felony burglary charges earlier this week. But Judge James Green said Irizarry violated his parole from an arrest last fall, so he was to be held without bond.

Irizarry, a 19-year-old sophomore tight end, served three days in jail and was ordered to complete community service after being convicted of assault, negligent assault...
May 3, 2004 - 10:48pm
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Muskingum College earned a #1 seed heading into the NCAA Softball Championships... but they learned on Monday that they won't be hosting the regionals. Due to some Chicago-area teams not submitting requests to host, those teams were thrust into the Alma regional, and Muskingum was placed in the Salem, Virginia regional. By the way, the Lady Muskies will be playing on the same field as the DIII College World Series anyway, so going to Salem's not all that bad. Play starts Friday. Here are...
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