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March 5, 2006 - 11:18pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Division II State Championship-Finals
171 lbs Weight Class

The Muskingum Valley League's chance for their first state championship came to an end on Saturday, as John Glenn's Todd Neptune falls to Cody Mangrum in a major decision,

Neptune, who tweaked his ankle in Friday's semi-final continued to have problems with the injury, even taking breaks throughout the final match.

March 4, 2006 - 2:18am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Girl's High School Basketball
Division IV District Final at Westerville Central
#5 Newark Catholic 38
#1 Africentric 48

In a game, that looked more like a State Championship than a District Final, Newark Catholic's remarkable season comes to end. Undefeated Africentric deals the Green Wave a 48-38 setback, ending their season at 22-3.

The Green Wave got with a point of the Nubians in the third quarter, but the Columbus-...
March 4, 2006 - 2:02am
7 years 6 weeks ago
After finishing 7th last season in the Division II, 171 pound weight class, John Glenn senior Todd Neptune set a lofty goal for himself. He wanted to win a state championship.

Neptune is right on track.

After avenging a loss to David Thompson with a 7-6 overtime win in the quarterfinals, Neptune went to the wire to earn a spot in the championship match.

Wrestling in the 171 lb. semifinal match, Neptune trailed Justin Tripp (Cuyahoga Valley Chritian Academy), 6...
March 3, 2006 - 2:25am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Boy's High School Basketball
Division II Sectional Final at Zanesville H.S.

Tri-Valley 50
Meadowbrook 43

Add the title of Sectional Champions to Tri-Valley's 2006 resume. The Scotties are headed to the District tournament after surviving a close Sectional final over Meadowbrook, 50-43.

The Dawgs (20-2) advance to play Harrison Central in a District Championship game, Thursday, March 9 at Coshocton High School....
March 3, 2006 - 2:14am
7 years 6 weeks ago
John Glenn senior Todd Neptune is one of three wrestlers from the Muskingum Valley League to advance to the second round of the State Championships.

Entering the weekend at perfect 46-0, Neptune won a major decision over Brice Griffin (Canal Fulton), 15-4. Neptune advances to face David Thompson, St. Paris Graham, Friday morning.

New Lexington's Ben Fondale also earns a first round win, posting a major decision over Anthony Melillo (Parma Padua), 13-5. Fondale is set...
March 3, 2006 - 1:11am
7 years 6 weeks ago
As a rookie for the Sacramento Kings, Zanesville native Kevin Martin rarely saw the floor.

Now midway through his sophomore season Martin is Sacramento's starting shooting guard.

On Wednesday night, March 1, Martin and the Kings visited Cleveland for the one and only time this season to face the Cavs. K-mart played 36 minutes and scored 11 points.

But before he ever stepped on the floor that night, the ZHS grad sat down whith WHIZ's Aaron Spragg for an in-...
March 1, 2006 - 1:37am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Newark Catholic's Sarah Clapper earned a full ride to play Division I basketball at Bowling Green next season for a reason. For that same reason, Clapper is named the Division IV Central District Player of the year.

The six-foot senior averages 21.9 points per game for the 5th ranked Green Wave. Newark Catholic is 21-2 on the year and just wrapped up its third straight Mid State League Championship.

Newark Catholic's Amy Cox is named to the second team Central District...
March 1, 2006 - 1:27am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Girl's High School Basketball
D-II District Final at Zanesville H.S.
River View 63
New Philadelphia 46

It's back to the Sweet 16 for River View.

The Lady Black Bears trailed New Philadelphia 14-10 after one quarter, but finished strong. River View beats its ECOL rival for the third time this season, 63-46, claiming back-to-back District championships.

Junior Kristin Daugherty pours in a game-high 30 points and...
February 27, 2006 - 11:47pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Boy's Tournament Basketball
D-II Sectional at Coshocton H.S.
Zanesville 63
New Philadelphia 44

It had been 13 days since Zanesville won its regular season finale against Marietta. By the way the Blue Devils in their tournament opener Monday, its obvious the break only helped.

Working on a six-game winning streak, Zanesville (14-7) played one of its better halves of basketball to date, mounting a Sectional Tournament...
February 27, 2006 - 4:02pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Not even a year since Josh Barrera dominated the MVL for the final time in a Sheridan uniform, the left handed pitcher makes his collegiate debut in an Ohio State uniform.

In Gainesville, Florida Saturday, in Ohio State's 10-3 loss to top ranked Florida, Barrera pitched two-thirds of an inning.

The freshman entered the game in a pressure situation, in the top of the sixth inning with the bases loaded and only one out. Barrera struck out the first batter he faced, but...
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