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June 5, 2004 - 12:17am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Friday state track action featured plenty of locals, but one "Large" performance stole the show.

Sheridan's Stevi Large broke her personal and school record twice in the shot put. First, she threw the rock almost 45 feet (just over 44-9). That was better than any of the other 16 throwers in the opening flights. However, Trinity's Veronica Jatsek tossed one over 45 feet and 6 inches in the final. Large countered with a throw of 45 feet and 1/2 inch, but ultimately ranked second...
June 3, 2004 - 11:38pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Cicadas, not tigers, dominated Day One of the Memorial.

When the dust cleared, though, it was a Columbus native tied atop the leaderboard. British Open champion Ben Curtis shot 4-under, as did Ernie Els.

However, in case you were wondering about the piercing ring that was audible even on TV, that was the mating call of male cicadas. The bugs come out every 17 years after developing. Golfers were seen swatting away the flying critters.

Other scores of note:...
May 29, 2004 - 12:08am
6 years 7 weeks ago
For the second straight year, Donnie Moran wins the $7000 race at Muskingum County Speedway. Moran won the race in front of family and friends... and on his father Ronnie's track. Ronnie Moran was pleased afterwards, but said he actually preferred to see somebody else win!

Highlights can be seen on Saturday night's 11:00 sports on WHIZ.
May 28, 2004 - 12:07am
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Crooksville decided to stay with part of the old as a new football era dawns.

The Ceramics chose Greg Williams as their new head football coach. Williams has been Doug Clifford's assistant the past several years after 4 years assisting Sheridan's Paul Culver. He also played his high-school football at Crooksville. There were only 2 candidates for the job, and both were assistants under Clifford, who resigned last month to concentrate more on his family.

Williams was...
May 27, 2004 - 12:01am
6 years 7 weeks ago
It took Muskingum exactly one week to find a new women's basketball coach.

The Muskies give Beth Fox, an assistant with Muskingum for the past four years, her first head coaching job.

Fox replaces Keri Hamsher, who resigned last Wednesday to take the Athletic Director's position at Waynedale High School near Wooster.

Fox, who spent three seasons under Hamsher, also served as an assistant coach at Bluffton College, her alma mater.
May 26, 2004 - 1:58pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
One of our very own sports casters was an honorary speaker at today’s Kiwanis Meeting.

This afternoon WHIZ’s Howie Chen spoke to club members about being Asian American and the cultural influences his parents have had on his up bringing.

He also talked about the impact sports has had on his life and how his parents didn’t understand America’s obsession of sports or even why Howie himself loved sports.
May 24, 2004 - 9:53pm
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First, no regular draft. Now, no supplemental draft.

And it appears no NFL until 2005.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals officially overturned a lower court's ruling Monday, preventing Maurice Clarett from entering the NFL this year. Clarett's lawyer, Alan Milstein, said Tuesday that he would prepare a brief for the entire 12-member court.

In its ruling, the three members of the appeals court said federal labor policy allows NFL teams to set rules for when...
May 22, 2004 - 11:03pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Cleveland may not be improving its relations with Tim Couch anytime soon, but it looks like things are improving with Dennis Northcutt. The receiver signs a new three-year deal. No financial details were released, but both Northcutt and head coach Butch Davis seem pleased.

Northcutt was originally scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this past March, but his agent didn't file the appropriate paperwork in time. Even though Northcutt was coming off a career year, he was...
May 21, 2004 - 9:27pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Rust doesn't accurately describe the round Jerry McGee suffered Friday.

Playing for the first time in a month, the New Lexington High grad shot an 89 in the first round of the Champions Tour Allianz Championship in Des Moines, Iowa.

It was McGee's worst round as a professional on the Champions Tour, formerly the Senior PGA Tour. He is last in the field, 77th, after round one.

"It was a tough day for him," McGee's wife Jill told WHIZ via telephone. "But he made...
May 20, 2004 - 11:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Drew Untied won the MVL boys' long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 1 inch.

At the D-I District meet at Zanesville High School, that mark would have been good enough to qualify for the regionals.

However, Untied went and bettered the mark that was better than everyone else in the MVL, jumping 19 feet, 3.5 inches.

"I'm not surprised he did better than he did last week (at the MVL Meet)," Tri-Valley boys' track coach Fred Graham said. "He's a very hard worker and I...
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