Newark Catholic head baseball coach John Cannizzaro stopped by WHIZ to discuss his team's state championship. Cannizzaro has won seven state titles as the Green Wave's head coach, including back-to-back championship seasons. Newark Catholic has also won three state titles in the past four seasons.
This year's All-Ohio softball teams were released, featuring five 1st team performers. Lakewood juniors Courtney Vierstra and Brenna Brownfield, along with Maysville pitcher Madison Riggle, Zanesville pitcher Destinee Brooks, and Tri-Valley infielder Riley Paxson all made this year's first team.
Division-I First Team Destinee Brooks (Zanesville)
Lakewood defeated Keystone 7-4 to win the Division-II state championship. The Lady Lancers allowed one run in the first inning, but exploded for six in the second inning. Lakewood finishes the year 29-0 and their fourth state title in school history.
Area athletes turned in strong showings at the first day of the state track & field championships from Jesse Owens Stadium.
Lakewood's Mat French won the D-II boys shot put, while Buckeye Trail's Kylie Cutlip finished runner-up in D-II girls long jump. Cutlip stole the show on the track, running the best qualifying time in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles with a record-setting showing in the latter. Her teammate, Emily Paden, earned All-Ohio honors in pole vault with a third-place...
Newark Catholic baseball rallied to upend Fort Recovery in the D-IV state semifinal for the second straight year and punched a fourth consecutive berth to the championship game. The Green Wave trailed 2-0 early on before taking a 3-2 lead and eventually pulling away from the Indians, 7-3. The Green Wave advances to play Triad in the state championship game Saturday night at 7.
In D-II state semifinal softball action, the Lakewood Lady Lancers are returning to the...
Former Sheridan football standout Joey Palmer stopped by WHIZ to discuss his verbal commitment to the University of Louisville. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound lineman picked the Cardinals over Cincinnati, Alabama-Birmingham, Memphis, Arkansas State and Deleware State. Palmer currently plays for Butler Community College in Kansas and will be eligible to play for Bobby Petrino's Cardinals in 2017.