Steelers shut down Bengals to pull away for 29-14 win

by Matthew Herchik on October 22, 2017 at 10:59 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns, Le’Veon Bell added 192 total yards and Pittsburgh’s defense dominated the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half of a 29-14 victory on Sunday. The Steelers (5-2) relied on their stars to take the lead and then on their reinvigorated defense to blunt Cincinnati’s… Continue Reading

Mets tab Indians coach Mickey Callaway as manager

by Matthew Herchik on October 22, 2017 at 8:23 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the New York Mets have hired Cleveland pitching coach Mickey Callaway as their manager. Callaway receives a three-year contract, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made yet. A news conference to introduce Callaway is expected… Continue Reading

Succop’s kick in OT gives Titans ugly 12-9 win over Browns

by Matthew Herchik on October 22, 2017 at 7:28 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ryan Succop’s fourth field goal — a 47-yarder with 1:55 left in overtime — extended his NFL record for makes inside 50 yards to 55 straight and sent the Tennessee Titans to an ugly 12-9 win on Sunday over the winless Cleveland Browns, who also lost durable pro bowl tackle Joe Thomas… Continue Reading

Muskies’ upset bid comes up short on missed field goal

by David Carl Kinder II on October 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm

  NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Muskingum (1-6, 0-6) defense posted their best performance of the season but it still wasn’t enough as they fell to Ohio Northern (5-2, 4-2) at home 7-6. The Muskie defense force five turnovers – three interceptions and two fumble recoveries – while also holding the Polar Bears to their lowest… Continue Reading

Zanesville and Morgan advance to boys soccer district tournament

by David Carl Kinder II on October 21, 2017 at 7:57 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Two area boys soccer teams won and advanced to the DII district tournament. Zanesville traveled to Minevra and the eighth seeded Blue Devils took down the Lions 1-0. Jack Thorne scored the lone goal in the game. ZHS will move on to the district tournament to play second seeded Stuebenville on… Continue Reading

A look at the unofficial football playoff rankings

by David Carl Kinder II on October 21, 2017 at 12:48 am

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – When it comes to looking at who is in and who is out of the OHSAA football playoffs, isn’t the official source for the computer rankings, but it’s an awfully good tool to use. With one week left in the regular season a lot of fans will anxiously await the official computer rankings… Continue Reading

Fink’s Friday Night Blitz – Ep. 9

by Matthew Herchik on October 20, 2017 at 11:56 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Here is your week 9 area high school football scoreboard. Licking Valley 34 Granville 27 Grove City Christian 20 Rosecrans 54 Cincinnati Taft 40 Zanesville 14 West Muskingum 6 Tri-Valley 49 Morgan 0 Philo 52 Coshocton 6 Maysville 32 New Lexington 13 John Glenn 46 Crooksville 16 Sheridan 42 St. Thomas Aquinas 7… Continue Reading

Muskingum welcomes 4-2 Ohio Northern to New Concord this week

by David Carl Kinder II on October 20, 2017 at 10:45 am

  NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Muskingum (1-5, 0-5) football will have to move past a heartbreaking week six loss as they welcome Ohio Northern (4-2, 3-2) to town this week. The Polar Bears have won back-to-back games, including an overtime thriller over John Carroll last week. Their two losses on the season came to Heidleberg… Continue Reading

Rosecrans, Zanesville, Maysville all move on to girls district soccer tournament

by David Carl Kinder II on October 19, 2017 at 9:12 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Three Zanesville area girls soccer teams survived and advanced to the district tournament Thursday night The the Lady Blue Devils of Zanesville opened tournament play with Cambridge and took down the Bobcats 10-1. ZHS will move on to play Maysville on Monday at a site to be determined. The Blue Devils will… Continue Reading

Friday Preview: Philo looking to rebound and stay alive in playoff race

by David Carl Kinder II on October 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm

  DUNCAN FALLS, Ohio – With only two weeks left in the regular season, the Philo football team will look to put last week’s loss behind them and try to stay alive in the playoff hunt. Philo held a 3-0 lead at halftime against Maysville. But the Panthers were able to move the ball and score two… Continue Reading