Larry Shank looks back at career in college athletics

by David Carl Kinder II on October 18, 2017 at 1:32 pm

  NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Last week Muskingum University athletic director Larry Shank announced that after spending the last 48 years working in college athletics that he would be retiring in June of 2018. Complete interview with Larry Shank: Shank took over as Muskingum’s athletic director in 2001. The St. Clairsville native has spent over 40… Continue Reading

Winless Browns return to rookie Kizer as starting QB

by David Carl Kinder II on October 18, 2017 at 1:20 pm

  CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) – The second-round pick will start Sunday against Tennessee. The Browns (0-6) demoted an ineffective Kizer last week in favor of Kevin Hogan, who had provided a spark in previous relief appearances but threw three interceptions in a 33-17 loss to the Houston Texans. Kizer had thrown an NFL-high nine interceptions… Continue Reading

Week 9 high school football matchups and standings

by David Carl Kinder II on October 18, 2017 at 12:54 am

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Here is the high school football schedule for all area games for week nine of the season. All kick offs are at 7 p.m. Fri. Cincinnati Taft (6-2) at Zanesville (3-5) (Broadcasted on AM 1240 and WHIZ-TV Game of the Week) Fri. Grove City Christian (2-6) at Rosecrans (6-2) Fri. West Muskingum (0-8)… Continue Reading

Little Muskies fall to East Liverpool 1-0

by Matthew Herchik on October 17, 2017 at 10:14 pm

NEW CONCORD, OHIO — It took almost 110 minutes to settle the match-up  between John Glenn and East Liverpool this evening, but in the end, the Potters found a winner with just over a minute to play in the second extra period to advance in the boys state soccer tournament. Both teams created chances throughout… Continue Reading

Zanesville boys shut out Philo in opening tournament game

by David Carl Kinder II on October 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The eighth seeded Blue Devils boys soccer team opened tournament play with a 5-0 win over twelfth seeded Philo at home Tuesday night. ZHS jumped out to a comfortable 3-0 lead at halftime and added two more second half goals to get the shut out win. All five Blue Devil goals were… Continue Reading

OHSAA releases week 9 football computer ratings

by David Carl Kinder II on October 17, 2017 at 5:43 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its weekly football computer ratings Tuesday afternoon. The weekly computer ratings are released every Tuesday beginning in the fifth week of the season, leading up to the final report on Sunday morning, Oct. 29, when 224 schools will official qualify for the playoffs. The top eight teams in each region will… Continue Reading

Columbus Crew owner may move soccer team to Austin, Texas

by Matthew Herchik on October 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) — The owner of the Crew SC says the team will move to Austin, Texas, unless a new stadium is built in Columbus. Precourt Sports Ventures, owner of the Major League Soccer club since 2013, said it “is exploring strategic options to ensure the long-term viability of the club.” Ownership noted the… Continue Reading

Lady Bishops win opener in soccer tournament

by David Carl Kinder II on October 16, 2017 at 8:51 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Bishop Rosecrans girls soccer team scored early and often in their 11-0 win over Ridgewood in their opening sectional tournament game Rosecrans lead 9-0 at halftime and added two second half goals to finish off the Lady Generals. The Lady Bishops are the top seed in their region in DIII. They’ll… Continue Reading

High school football player of the week – Connor McLaughlin

by David Carl Kinder II on October 16, 2017 at 4:52 pm

  NEWARK, Ohio – There is only one football team in our coverage area left undefeated and their junior running back, Connor McLaughlin, is our week eight high school football Player of the Week. McLaughlin carried the ball 18 times for 180 yards and four touchdowns, and also threw a  37 yard touchdown pass, in Licking… Continue Reading

Week 8 AP high school football rankings

by David Carl Kinder II on October 16, 2017 at 4:47 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2017, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1. CINCINNATI ST. XAVIER (20) 8-0 243 2. LAKEWOOD ST. EDWARD (4) 8-0 227… Continue Reading