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June 14, 2004 - 11:40pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
WHIZ has learned Zanesville-native Kevin Martin has a busy schedule leading to Thursday's deadline to pull out of the NBA draft.

Martin's father, Kevin Martin, Sr., told WHIZ that his son flew to Sacramento on Monday. He'll work out in front of Kings officials on Tuesday. NBA.com's bio of Martin lists the Kings as his favorite childhood team.

After Sacramento, Martin'll work out for Portland, and then... is debating whether his next workout will be with the Sonics or the...
June 14, 2004 - 11:27pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The University of Cincinnati decided to promote Dan Peters to be their basketball head coach, as Bob Huggins sits out his paid suspension.

Peters has previous head-coaching experience at Walsh and Youngstown State. He's been Huggins' assistant for 5 years and his associate head coach for the last 2 seasons.
June 14, 2004 - 11:23pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Green Bay decided a number-one overall pick would be a good backup to starting QB Brett Favre.

The Packers signed former Brown Tim Couch to a one-year deal. Couch will make just over a million dollars. There are also performance incentives which could increase the value of the deal.

Couch was the starter ever since his first season in the league, which was the Browns first back in the league. He was the number-one pick out of the University of Kentucky, but struggled as...
June 14, 2004 - 6:24pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Newark Catholic won the 2004 Division IV state baseball title - the school's third consecutive - without a first- or second-team or honorable mention All-Ohio Selection.

The Associated Press released its list of All-Ohio members from Divisions I-IV. There were first- and second-team selections along with some honorable mention picks.

No Green Wave players made it despite the school winning its third straight state title, reportedly only the second Ohio school (Cincinnati...
June 14, 2004 - 12:17am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Pontiac Grand Nat'ls @ National Trail Raceway
Greg Anderson dominated Pro Stock racing... again.

Anderson won the event for the 3rd straight year. Meanwhile, the two locals in the event struggled. Delaware's Jeg Coughlin was edged out by 6-hundredths of a second in Rd. 1 of Final Eliminations. Newark's Larry Morgan made it one round further, but would succumb in the second round.

For Funny Cars, Dell...
June 13, 2004 - 10:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Cleveland (29-31) 10
Cincinnati (34-28) 8

-Ken Griffey, Jr. hits career home run #499 in the 3rd inning, and hits one to the warning track in the 4th, but his Reds lose their 6th straight game. The Indians sweep Cinci, using 3 home runs, the last of which provided the winning runs, when Matt Lawton hit a 2-run shot.
June 13, 2004 - 9:59pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Josh Agin was 1 hole away from an all-expenses-paid trip to Palm Beach Gardens in Florida.

But then, fate set in. Agin bogeyed his final hole, and would eventually finish second in the Optimist State Golf Championship in Middletown, OH. Still, the top three in the tournament from his age-group (12-13 yr. olds)qualify for the Optimist Junior Internationals starting in late July.

Agin fired a 78 on Sunday.
June 13, 2004 - 1:04am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The University of Cincinnati decided not to follow Ohio State's one-and-done path with Jim O'Brien. Instead, the school has suspended basketball head coach Bob Huggins indefinitely.

Athletic Director Bob Goin wouldn't specify the time period for the suspension, but left open the possibility of Huggins' return by next season. The coach will still be paid, and will meet with school officials as to what to do next to get back on the court as soon as possible.

Huggins was...
June 11, 2004 - 11:08pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
According to Draftcity.com, Day 3 of the Chicago pre-draft camp featured more Kevin Martin scouting, this time by the Bulls.

Chicago scouted 4 others during the workouts. The website says the Bulls didn't give the Zanesville grad a chance to show off his impressive athletic ability, but that Martin still showed overall smoothness, skill and size.

The Bulls have 2 picks in the 2nd round (31st and 38th overall)... and one in the first round, but at 3rd overall.
June 11, 2004 - 11:34am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Crooksville Ceramics must make their second major coaching change within two months.

Boys head basketball coach Keith Arnold has been hired as the new coach at Meadowbrook, Colts' athletic director Kelly Rine tells WHIZ. Rine says the move became official at a Rolling Hills school board meeting Thursday morning.

There is some disparity over what happened to former Meadowbrook basketball coach Dan Weekley. Rine says Weekley verbally resigned over the weekend. Weekley...
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