Bowman named head football coach at Morgan

by David Carl Kinder II on January 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm

  MCCONNELSVILLE, Ohio – Chase Bowman is returning to his alma mater as the head football coach. Bowman, Morgan High School class of 2006, replaces Derek Bragg who had spent the last four years as head coach. During that time the Raiders complied a record of 7-33. Bowman was an assistant under Bragg last season and… Continue Reading

Holtmann makes Big Ten history as Ohio St. tops Northwestern

by David Carl Kinder II on January 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm

  ROSEMONT, ILL. (AP) – Chris Holtmann became the first coach in 95 years to win his first seven Big Ten games as no. 22 Ohio State defeated Northwestern 71-65 on Wednesday night. C.J. Jackson had 12 points, eight assists and three steals, Micah Potter scored 13 points off the bench, Jae’Sean Tate added 12… Continue Reading

Dan Ross resigns as OHSAA executive director

by David Carl Kinder II on January 18, 2018 at 3:21 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dr. Dan Ross, Executive Director of the Ohio High School Athletic Association since 2004, has announced his resignation, effective September 15. The OHSAA Board of Directors accepted Dr. Ross’ resignation letter Thursday at its regularly scheduled January meeting. Dr. Ross began his duties as the OHSAA’s ninth commissioner on Aug. 1, 2004. He has worked… Continue Reading

Newark hands Tri-Valley second loss of the season

by David Carl Kinder II on January 17, 2018 at 10:36 pm

DRESDEN, Ohio – The MVL leading Tri-Valley Scotties were handed their first loss in over a month on Wednesday night. In a game that was postponed from Tuesday, the Newark Wildcats jumped out to a 12 point halftime lead over the Scotties. The Cats kept up their pace in the second half to win 54-41. Newark’s… Continue Reading

1-17-2018 Basketball Scoreboard

by David Carl Kinder II on January 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm

  GIRLS BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD Zanesville 70 Coshocton 22 *Kenzie Newsom (Zanesville) 23 points West Muskingum 43 Rosecrans 50 Meadowbrook 24 Cambridge 52 *Lilly Ritz (Cambridge) 23 points – Became Cambridge’s all-time leading scorer BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Newark 54 Tri-Valley 41 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Mount Union 89 Muskingum 97 *Marcus Dempsey (Muskingum) 28 points WOMEN’S… Continue Reading

Herchik tops Kinder in friendly game of 21

by Matthew Herchik on January 17, 2018 at 12:14 am

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Unfortunately, due to the weather, all area high school basketball games were cancelled on Tuesday night. So what do two sports reporters do when there is no basketball to cover? They head to the Muskingum Recreation Center for a friendly game of 21. Every game starts with a hand-shake and a tip-ball;… Continue Reading

Second AP girls basketball poll released

by David Carl Kinder II on January 16, 2018 at 6:17 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The top ten teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record. Total points and position last week at right: DIVISION I 1. NEWARK (15) 11-0 167 2. W. CHESTER LAKOTA W. (1) 12-1 141 3. PICKERINGTON CENT. (1) 13-1 126 4…. Continue Reading

Area basketball games canceled due to weather

by David Carl Kinder II on January 16, 2018 at 2:59 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – All area boys basketball games for Tuesday night have been postponed due to the winter conditions. The following is a list of games that have been pushed back as well as if a make up date has been announced yet. Newark vs. Tri-Valley (Jan. 17) John Glenn vs. New Lexington (Feb. 3)… Continue Reading

5 MVL athletes named to North-South All-Star Game roster

by David Carl Kinder II on January 15, 2018 at 10:30 pm

  MASSILLON, Ohio – Five football players from the Muskingum Valley League have made the roster for the 73rd annual Ohio North-South All-Star football game. There are two all star games. One that features the best players in DI-DIII and one that has the top talent in DIV-DVII. Both games are April 28 at Paul Brown… Continue Reading

Hawks second-half turns out power on Electrics win streak

by Matthew Herchik on January 15, 2018 at 6:42 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — After a strong first quarter, Hartley’s zone defense stifled the Electrics offense, knocking off Philo 53-29– snapping their 6-game win streak. Cole Smith hit a pair of first-quarter three pointers, and the Electrics used a patient offense to build a lead by the slimmest of margins, 10-9 after the opening quarter. Hartley swarmed… Continue Reading