Starlight team moves on to championship game

by David Carl Kinder II on March 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm

  BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The Starlight Tigers basketball team has won in the semi-finals for the state’s Special Olympics title and will move on the championship. Friday in Bowling Green, Ohio they beat the Lucas County team 46-20. The championship game will be Saturday at 3 p.m. The Tigers also won the championship in… Continue Reading

Starlight basketball team looking for state title

by David Carl Kinder II on March 23, 2017 at 9:51 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Starlight Tigers won the Special Olympics state title in 2013 and are looking to win it again this year. The Tigers will play in the semi-finals Friday in Bowling Green, Ohio. If they win against the Lucas County team they’ll advance to the state championship on Saturday. The co-ed team is… Continue Reading

Area athletes named to North-South game

by Matt Ryan on March 22, 2017 at 9:09 pm

Three area basketball players were named to this year’s North-South All-Star game. Rosecrans senior guard Aaron Gehlken, Newark big man BJ Duling and Meadowbrook’s Parker Black will all participate in this year’s game. Gehlken led the Bishops to the district final and finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer.  Duling was named the Capital Division… Continue Reading

Muskingum lacrosse rolls past La Roche

by David Carl Kinder II on March 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm

  NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Muskingum (2-3) lacrosse team ended a three game losing streak with an 11-2 victory over La Roche (0-6) The Muskies and the Pennsylvania team were tied at two at the end of the first quarter, but Muskingum scored nine unanswered goals to get the win. Tucker Haas paced the… Continue Reading

Westerville South’s Wesson named Mr. Basketball

by David Carl Kinder II on March 22, 2017 at 7:32 pm

  WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Westerville South High School’s Kaleb Wesson has been named 2017 Ohio Mr. Basketball. The 6’10” Wesson averaged 22 points and 19 rebounds per game for the Wildcats this past year. Wesson won a state title in 2016 with Westerville South and is committed to play at Ohio State. He’ll join his… Continue Reading

Five area players make Division I All-Ohio teams

by David Carl Kinder II on March 22, 2017 at 7:13 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five area players from three high schools have been named to Division I All-Ohio teams. They are as followed. DI First Team All-Ohio BJ Duling (Sr.) – Newark DI Special Mention All-Ohio Jake McLoughlin (Jr.) – Tri-Valley Matt King Jr. (So.) – Tri-Valley Cameron Brooks-Harris (Jr.) – Zanesville Aronde Myers (Jr.)… Continue Reading

Fighting Muskies win twinbill over Denison

by Matt Ryan on March 21, 2017 at 11:33 pm

GRANVILLE, Ohio – The Muskingum Fighting Muskie softball team defeated Denison in a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon. Muskingum won the first contest 14-5, which included a grand slam in the second inning from Melissa Maiorano. The Fighting Muskies also defeated the Big Red in the second game of the twinbill 7-3. Muskingum is now 5-11 on… Continue Reading

Area players land on DII and DIII All-Ohio teams

by David Carl Kinder II on March 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The honors continue to roll in for local basketball players. 12 area players have landed on the boys All-Ohio teams for DII and DIII. The players on the list are as follows: DII First Team All-Ohio Parker Black (Sr.) – Meadowbrook DII Third Team All-Ohio Alex Masinelli (Sr.)- Cambridge DII Special… Continue Reading

Associated Press 2017 All-Ohio boys Division IV teams

by Matt Ryan on March 20, 2017 at 8:35 pm

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) — The 2016-17 Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio boys basketball team, based on the recommendations of a media panel (with school, height, class and scoring average): DIVISION IV FIRST TEAM: MATT BAILEY, GROVE CITY CHRISTIAN, 5-FOOT-10, SENIOR, 18.7 POINTS PER GAME; AARON GEHLKEN, ZANESVILLE ROSECRANS, 6-1, SR., 17.7; JUSTIN BOFENKAMP, WARREN JOHN… Continue Reading

Blue Jackets clinch playoff spot with win

by David Carl Kinder II on March 19, 2017 at 9:11 pm

  NEWARK, New Jersey –With a 4-1 win over the Devils the Columbus Blue Jackets have clinched a spot in the playoffs for the just the third time in team history. The victory gives the Jackets 100 points on the year, which is the first time they have cracked the century mark. Columbus has been… Continue Reading