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June 9, 2005 - 5:26pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Ridgewood's Tristen Giesey made the 300m hurdles look almost too easy.

In her first year competing, she became the first Ridgewood female to score points at the state track meet... placing 6th in Division 2.

However, her path to that peak, and to maintain it for the future, is anything but easy.

WHIZ's Aaron Spragg explains in the Subway Player of the Week.

Click on "Watch Video" for the story.
June 8, 2005 - 10:52pm
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The high school year's over. Summer vacation's here... yet 2004-2005 will be on the minds of local sports fans for a long, long time.

It was a year where...

Tri-Valley's Kolby LaCrone dominated in soccer. He'll play Division I at West Virginia. Meanwhile, three different girls signed to play basketball with Division I schools. Newark Catholic won the state volleyball title. West Muskingum's girls knocked off unbeaten Oak Hill in the basketball postseason. Rosecrans...
June 8, 2005 - 10:12pm
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Having Jose Mesa as a closer has served a double purpose for Pittsburgh. Not only are the Pirates getting saves... they also got the chance to scout Mesa's son.

Pittsburgh scoops up Juan Mesa in the 23rd round on Wednesday. The team first spotted him working out last year at PNC Park, and was tempted to sign Juan last season. However, the 20-year-old had already enrolled at Miami Dade College, meaning the team had to draft him or risk losing Juan Mesa to...
June 4, 2005 - 10:49pm
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Sarah Van Horn may not have qualified for either the finals of the 100m hurdles or the 300m hurdles, but she jumped through hoops to do well in the high jump.

The Morgan star made her first 4 jumps, the last at 5-4. However, she tweaks her ankle on her next attempt, and can't clear 5-5. Before that, Van Horn was in prime position to win the event. Still, she gets third.

Boys 110m hurdles
6) Kasey Waaland - TV 14.84

June 3, 2005 - 11:18pm
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PGA legend and Memorial Tournament host, Jack Nicklaus, plays his final round of golf at the tournament he founded 30 years ago.

Nicklaus cards a 5-over par on day two , making him 8-over for the tournament. Nicklaus did not make the cut. The Golden Bear says it's his last tournament he'll play in the United States. He'll wrap up his career this year at the British Open.

Leaderboard after two rounds
1. Jeff Sluman...
June 3, 2005 - 11:15pm
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Juan Gonzalez earned the nickname "Juan Gone" for his home run prowess.

He now may earn it for his knack for injuries.

The Indians announce that their outfielder may be out for around 3 months. Gonzalez hadn't played in over a year, strained a hamstring during spring training, recovered to be activated off the DL last week, only to be hurt in his first at-bat. Apparently, Gonzalez yanked the healed-up hamstring completely off his bone at the knee while running down the...
June 3, 2005 - 11:06pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
At the State Track Championships, Tri-Valley's Kasey Waaland and Zanesville's Allison Lawyer each earn Division I All-Ohio Status in their respective events.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Waaland clinches All-Ohio status, as he finished third in heat 2 and earned the fifth best time of the day. In his senior year, Waaland has earned All-Ohio honors in three different sports (soccer, basketball, track). Waaland runs in the finals, Saturday at 9:35 a.m.

In the discus, Lawyer...
June 1, 2005 - 10:51pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Dustin Ford was honest when he said he wasn't considering the Cambridge boys basketball head coaching job left vacant by his retiring father Gene.

Instead, Ford tells WHIZ that he resigns from Jackson High School to head to the collegiate level.

Ford will join Larry Hunter's new staff at Western Carolina as an assistant. Ford played at Ohio University under Hunter for 4 seasons. As a coach, Ford is coming off a year where he led Jackson to its best season ever.
June 1, 2005 - 10:32pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Turns out... the rumors are true.

Mike Brown will be LeBron James' next head coach.

Cleveland officially announced the hiring of the former Pacer assistant on Wednesday. Brown is credited with installing the 6th-ranked defense in the league for Indiana. He becomes the NBA's second-youngest head coach to New Jersey's Lawrence Frank.
May 31, 2005 - 11:12pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Cleveland won on Tuesday night, but in a way, the Indians also lost.

Buddy Bell leaves the team for Kansas City. He becomes the Royals' manager after serving as Cleveland's bench coach.

Bell and his managing experience with Detroit and Colorado replace Tony Pena.

The Indians also lost Juan Gonzalez to injury... again. The outfielder hadn't played in over a year, and was coming back from a strained hamstring. He then suffered the same injury running down the...
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