14 years after the major league outfielder graduated from Zanesville high school, the Blue Devils retired Payton's jersey before Zanesville beat Sheridan 4-1 at Gant Municipal Stadium. His number two can still be worn though, ZHS athletics director Dave Bell said.
Payton has played in the major leagues since 1998 for four different teams: the NY Mets, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres and the Boston Red Sox, his current team. The...
The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced that junior outfielder Juli Johnston has been named OAC Softball Hitter the Week.
Johnston crushed three home runs and tallied 13 total bases in game two against Heidelberg, becoming just the 22nd player in NCAA Division III history to hit three long balls in one game and the 13th player in D-III history to tally 13 total bases in one game. On the week, Johnston batted .400 with eight runs and seven RBIs.
Browns' tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr. suffered chest injuries after a motorcycle accident early Sunday morning.
Winslow was riding around in a parking lot near his home and hit a curb going about 35 mph. He was wearing a helmet, but it was not strapped on and flew off his head. The Browns say the injuries are not life-threatening.
"He went over the handlebars and was real evasive about what the injuries were,'' police Lt. Ray Arcuri said.
Judge Richard Evans sentenced former Ridgewood football coach Kevin Foster to four simultaneous one-year prison sentences, one for each count of gross sexual imposition Foster pleaded guilty to last month.
Foster led Ridgewood to its first two playoff appearances in school history. He reportedly accepted a new coaching job in Indiana, but was arrested and charged with rape the day he was scheduled to arrive at the new school.
Ohio State defensive end Simon Fraser signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns on Monday, the day after the 2005 NFL draft concluded.
Many anticipated the 6'6", 280 lbs. Upper Arlington native to be drafted. Fraser's agent said the two-year Buckeyes' starter received interested from eight teams but decided to sign with Cleveland after talking to Browns' head coach Romeo Crennel.
Two former Ohio University also signed free agent contracts Monday. DB Chip Cox...