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May 12, 2004 - 11:13pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
An apparent mailing labels screw-up has people running a fast break to register in time for next month's Zanesville Gus Macker tournament.

Zanesville Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz tells WHIZ Gus Macker officials didn't mail applications for the June 5th and 6th tournament to anyone in Muskingum County.

Matz says the Zanesville Welcome Center has applications now, but the deadline to mail them is Friday.

You can also register online at www.macker.com,...
May 11, 2004 - 11:09pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The NBA's rookie of the year may soon be an Olympic rookie.

A report states LeBron James will be invited to join the US Olympic team for the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece.

James more than likely will take the spot of Kobe Bryant, who says it's unlikely he'll play in the Olympics because of his pending sexual assault trial in Colorado.

Bryant has left open the possibility that he will play if his trial doesn't start until September.

This season,...
May 11, 2004 - 11:04pm
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Rudi Johnson returned to the Bengals Tuesday, perhaps because nobody else wanted to pay the price to get him.

Cincinnati's leading rusher last year signed a one-year, $1.8 million deal with the Bengals.

Any team could have matched the Bengals offer, but also would have had to give up first- and third-round draft picks as compensation to acquire the restricted free agent.

Johnson rushed for 957 yards and nine touchdowns last season. The former Auburn Tiger...
May 5, 2004 - 10:01pm
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Ohio State football's latest legal troubles involve freshman punter A. J. Trapasso and quarterback Troy Smith.

Trapasso pleaded not guilty to underage drinking. That's a penalty that could leave him facing six months in jail and a $1000 fine. Te 18-year-old was ticketed by police on April 25th.

Meanwhile, Smith pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. That charge came from a campus fight last fall.

All this comes in the midst of the Ira Guilford/Louis Irrizary...
May 4, 2004 - 10:39pm
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A Franklin County Municipal Judge ordered a suspended Ohio State football player to remain in jail Tuesday.

Louis Irizarry pleaded not guilty to felony burglary charges earlier this week. But Judge James Green said Irizarry violated his parole from an arrest last fall, so he was to be held without bond.

Irizarry, a 19-year-old sophomore tight end, served three days in jail and was ordered to complete community service after being convicted of assault, negligent assault...
May 3, 2004 - 10:48pm
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Muskingum College earned a #1 seed heading into the NCAA Softball Championships... but they learned on Monday that they won't be hosting the regionals. Due to some Chicago-area teams not submitting requests to host, those teams were thrust into the Alma regional, and Muskingum was placed in the Salem, Virginia regional. By the way, the Lady Muskies will be playing on the same field as the DIII College World Series anyway, so going to Salem's not all that bad. Play starts Friday. Here are...
May 3, 2004 - 10:45pm
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After a weekend in Franklin County Jail, Buckeyes RB Ira Guilford and TE Louis Irrizary appeared in Franklin County Municipal Court on Monday. The two sophomores pleaded innocent to 2nd degree felony charges of robbery.

Guilford and Irrizary were arrested on Saturday after police were contacted at 3 AM on Saturday. Head Coach Jim Tressel has already suspended the two players indefinitely.
May 1, 2004 - 11:19pm
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Ohio State will have a few more question marks in preparation for the next football season.

Police arrested RB Ira Guilford and TE Louis Irrizary early Saturday morning on robbery charges. The two sophomores spent the afternoon in Franklin County jail after police received a call from a 20-year old Columbus resident that the 2 had assaulted and robbed him at 3 AM.

Ohio State has suspended both Guilford and Irrizary indefinitely. Head Coach Jim Tressel released a...
April 28, 2004 - 10:41pm
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Zanesville football has a new head coach, and Dave Everson is that man. Superintendent Michael Pockl recommended Everson to the school board on Wednesday, and with a unanimous vote, the former Edison head coach became Zanesville's head man.

Everson beat out over 40 applicants. The 3 finalists included former UCinci top assistant Phil Dorn, and Edgewood head football coach Lance Hostetler.

As for Everson himself, he's been the defensive coordinator at Capital University...
April 27, 2004 - 11:06pm
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Coaching the Crooksville football team was always a dream of Doug Clifford's.

But the four-year head football coach decided home was more important.

The Crooksville school board accepted Clifford's resignation Tuesday. He had been head coach of the Ceramics since 2000 and spent 21 years at the school.

Clifford decided to retire from coaching and his special education teaching job to spend time with his family. Clifford's says his 18-year-old autistic son, Matt...
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