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Ohio State survives UConn for bounce-back win

by Patrick Chiesa on December 11, 2016 at 12:05 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Trevor Thompson scored a team-high 17 points and JaQuan Lyle chipped in 16 points to help Ohio State stave off UConn Saturday night, 64-60. The Buckeyes avoided a second-straight upset loss despite shooting just 34 percent from the field and allowing a game-high 19 points from UConn guard Jalen Adams. Ohio State… Continue Reading

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Blue Aces outlast Bulldogs; Lady Devils, Big Cats & Lady Electrics earn league wins

by Patrick Chiesa on December 11, 2016 at 12:04 am

The Granville Blue Aces overcame a five-point halftime deficit to grab a key Licking County League win over Heath in boys basketball, 51-46. In girls basketball action, the Zanesville Lady Devils bested New Philadelphia, Maysville routed New Lexington and the Philo Lady Electrics picked up a road win at West Muskingum. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL BOYS… Continue Reading

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Muskies out-shoot #24 Yellow Jackets

by Patrick Chiesa on December 10, 2016 at 11:56 pm

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Jarrell Marsh scored a game-high 31 points and Tri-Valley grad Marcus Dempsey tallied 22 points to help Muskies (6-1, 2-1) outlast #24 Baldwin Wallace (5-2, 1-2) in an overtime thriller, 98-95. Yellow Jacket junior Cam Kuhn’s three-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining in regulation forced overtime, but the Muskies were able to… Continue Reading

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Cincinnati introduces Luke Fickell as head coach

by Patrick Chiesa on December 10, 2016 at 4:12 pm

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Ohio State defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell is leaving the Buckeyes after 15 consecutive seasons on the coaching staff to take over as head coach of the University of Cincinnati, the school announced today. The Columbus native and 1992 DeSales High School graduate was introduced in an official press conference… Continue Reading

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Fink’s Full Court Press Ep. 3

by Patrick Chiesa on December 10, 2016 at 12:35 am

Sheridan, Maysville, Tri-Valley and New Lexington earned MVL wins Friday night, with the Generals improving to 3-0 and 2-0 in the league. In ECOL action, Zanesville dropped a three-point decision to Marietta, Meadowbrook breezed by Claymont and Cambridge fell to Dover, 47-41. Fort Frye earned the road win over Buckeye Trail in PVC play, 71-58…. Continue Reading

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Week 2 Coach’s Corner: Greg Mitts – Maysville

by David Carl Kinder II on December 9, 2016 at 2:23 am

  Maysville head basketball coach Greg Mitts talks with David Kinder to preview this week’s MVL game of the week. Listen Friday as Philo takes on Maysville at 7:30. David Kinder and Bill Crane have the call.

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Week 2 Coach’s Corner: Jeff Rinkes – Philo

by David Carl Kinder II on December 9, 2016 at 2:16 am

  Philo head basketball coach Jeff Rinkes talks with David Kinder to preview this week’s MVL game of the week. Listen Friday as Philo takes on Maysville at 7:30. David Kinder and Bill Crane have the call.

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Lady Muskies edge Capital in overtime

by Patrick Chiesa on December 9, 2016 at 1:57 am

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Cambridge grad Hallie Stocker netted a career-high 15 points to lead Muskingum past Capital in overtime, 68-66, Thursday night at the Anne C. Steele Center. Two more Guernsey County natives comprised the Lady Muskies’ three double-digit scorers: Cambridge product Mallory Taylor scored 13 points and Buckeye Trail grad Caitlyn Smith chipped… Continue Reading

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Two locals named to Academic All-Big Ten team

by David Carl Kinder II on December 8, 2016 at 11:47 pm

CHICAGO – Two former local football players have been named to the Academic All-Big Ten team for the fall semester. Ohio State offensive lineman Aaron Parry and Illinois quarterback Chayce Crouch were both named academic all-conference for the second time in their careers. Parry is from Zanesville and played at Bishop Rosecrans High School. The… Continue Reading

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Pat Elflein wins Rimington Trophy as nation’s best center

by David Carl Kinder II on December 8, 2016 at 11:07 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State senior center Pat Elflein has been awarded the Remington Trophy, given annually to the best center in college football. The senior from Pickerington North High School becomes just the second Buckeye to win the honor; LeCharles Bentley won in 2001. Elflein beat out West Virginia’s Tyler Orlosky and LSU’s… Continue Reading