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February 28, 2004 - 1:10am
6 years 11 weeks ago
After the morning session, New Lexington's Dustin Hawk carried the area's lone hope for a state championship.

That weight, combined with the 140 pounds of SVSM's Josh Rohler, proved too much. Rohler pinned Hawk 1:50 in the Division II State Semifinals Friday night.

New Lex coach Steve Fondale said Hawk (3-time MVL champ) would have been the first Panthers' wrestler ever to reach the state finals.

Still, Hawk assured himself of a top-6 state finish, defeating...
February 27, 2004 - 1:57am
6 years 11 weeks ago
ZHS head football coach John Lucas submitted a letter of resignation to superintendent Michael Pockl at around 11am on Thursday.

It marks the end of a long and extended association, barring a shift in capacity within the program, with Zanesville football for Lucas.

He not only starred at ZHS as a player, but also was an assistant for 17 seasons before taking over for Whit Parks. All in all, Lucas coached the Blue Devils for five seasons.

This past season...
February 27, 2004 - 1:38am
6 years 11 weeks ago
Dennis Northcutt wanted to test the free agent market, but he won't get a chance to, and it's by his own fault. The Browns' wideout and kick returner had until February 19th to notify Cleveland of his intentions to void his final three years of his contract. His agent also could've contacted the Browns. However, with the deadline passed, Northcutt is signed on until 2006... in other Browns news, running backWilliam Green is released from prison after serving his 3-day sentence for drunk...
February 26, 2004 - 12:50am
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum men's basketball team suffered a season-ending loss at Otterbein Tuesday 73-60.

But the court is still a part of the Muskies' future.

In court documents obtained by WHIZ, three Muskies' players will appear in New Concord Magistrate's Court, March 8th. Zach Ross, Kevin Sapara and Graig Turson are charged with marijuana drug abuse.

Ross finished the season as Muskingum's leading scorer, 15.1 ppg. Sapara and Turson only averaged about four minutes a...
February 24, 2004 - 1:22am
6 years 11 weeks ago
William Green gets three days in jail after two of three charges are dropped. That reduced an original six-month sentence to the three days that he has to spend behind bars. Green is being punished for drunk driving, and could've faced marijuana and improper lane change charges. The Cleveland running back just got reinstated by the NFL after violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
February 23, 2004 - 1:01am
6 years 11 weeks ago
Matt Kenseth leads for 259 laps, but on the final lap, rookie Kasey Kahne catches up but falls just short of winning... Kenseth ultimately wins by 1 hundredth of a second (0.010 seconds) to make the race the 4th closest in series history... Kenseth's victory means he now has the same amount of wins as all of last season... Dale Earnhardt, Jr. still leads the current Nextel Cup points race

1) Matt Kenseth, Ford
2) Kasey Kahne, Dodge
3) Jamie McMurray, Dodge
4) Sterling...
February 19, 2004 - 10:47pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Maurice Clarett has left Ohio State, but skepticism and controversy did not stay behind.

Clarett announced Thursday that he will skip Friday's NFL combine workouts. The running back declared he needs six weeks before auditioning his skills to NFL scouts.

Clarett did attend the opening day of NFL combine workouts. He weighed in at 237 pounds. Some speculated the former Ohio State Buckeye wants the extra time to get in shape.

"I would like to go in the first...
February 19, 2004 - 10:18pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The kid who almost never missed a foul shot will miss his final postseason.

Licking Valley point guard Devin Fulk underwent surgery on a broken wrist Thursday at Grant Memorial in Columbus. The senior will miss the rest of the season.

"I'm trying to not think about it too much," Fulk said. "(Friday) is senior night and that will be hard enough for me and my family to deal with."

Fulk broke the wrist Tuesday night in the Panthers' game with Columbus Academy....
February 18, 2004 - 1:02am
6 years 11 weeks ago
John Glenn lineman Nate Hollins signs a national letter of intent to play DL for Ashland University Tuesday.

Ashland's coached by Lee Owens, who had been the head man at DI Akron.

While with Akron, he seriously recruited Hollins there. The 6-3, 300-pounder credits not only Owens' presence, but also the FOOD at Ashland, saying that the institution had everything anybody needed. Hollins says there's a possibility of playing time as a freshman.
February 18, 2004 - 12:59am
6 years 11 weeks ago
University of Findlay officials tell WHIZ that Dorian Bass is out of the hospital now. He blacked out during Findlay's last game and was taken to the hospital mid-game... but now the former John Glenn hoops star is OK.
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