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Big Cats earn first win; Sheridan, West & Rosecrans cruise

by Patrick Chiesa on December 8, 2016 at 12:01 am

The Maysville Big Cats enjoyed a huge second half en route to a blowout win at Philo Wednesday night. Sheridan, West Muskingum and Tri-Valley also earned MVL victories, while Rosecrans won an ECOL Gray showdown with Meadowbrook. The Lady Generals are now 4-0 overall and 3-0 in MVL play. GIRLS BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD JOHN GLENN 38… Continue Reading

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Fink’s Full Court Press Ep. 2

by Patrick Chiesa on December 7, 2016 at 12:43 am

Morgan overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to edge Tri-Valley, 58-57, in the MVL opener for both teams. Sheridan, Maysville and West Muskingum also earned MVL wins, while the Meadowbrook Colts downed John Glenn in non-league action to improve to 2-0. Zanesville and Buckeye Trail also played non-league contests with the Blue Devils falling to Pickerington… Continue Reading

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Muskingum flying high above expectations

by Matt Ryan on December 6, 2016 at 12:40 am

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Muskingum University men’s basketball team becomes the first since 1972 to start off the season 5-0. The Muskies are coming off a 99-95 over John Carroll, but their record isn’t the only stat that is impressive.  Those five wins are just one off their record from last season. Tri-Valley grad… Continue Reading

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No. 3 Buckeyes to play Clemson in Fiesta Bowl

by Patrick Chiesa on December 4, 2016 at 1:17 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Buckeyes are in the College Football Playoff and will play Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Dec. 31. in Glendale, Arizona. Ohio State is the first non-conference champion to make the playoff, earning the No. 3 ranking. Unbeaten Alabama picked up the top seed, ACC champion Clemson landed in… Continue Reading

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Loving & Williams help Buckeyes survive Fairleigh Dickinson

by Patrick Chiesa on December 3, 2016 at 10:42 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Marc Loving scored a game-high 18 points and Kam Williams pitched in 17 points with a trio of three pointers as Ohio State (7-1) survived Fairleigh Dickinson (2-5) in a sloppy showing on Saturday, 70-62. The Buckeye led their Northeast Conference foe by just one point at the half, 33-32, before finding… Continue Reading

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Muskies shoot past Blue Streaks in OAC opener

by Patrick Chiesa on December 3, 2016 at 10:31 pm

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Jarrell Marsh and Tri-Valley grad Marcus Dempsey each scored 22 points as Muskingum (5-0, 1-0) upended defending OAC champ John Carroll (1-4, 0-1) at the Anne C. Steele Center on Saturday, 99-95. The win catapulted the Muskies to their first 5-0 start since the 1972-73 season. Devon Peart scored 19 points… Continue Reading

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Lady Dawgs, Lady Devils earn first league wins

by Patrick Chiesa on December 3, 2016 at 10:19 pm

The Tri-Valley Lady Dawgs edged defending MVL champ Maysville, 50-46, at the Dawg House, and the Zanesville Lady Devils rallied in the second half to upend Marietta, 43-35, at Winland Gymnasium. Both the Lady Dawgs and Lady Devils earned their first wins on the season and their first wins in league play. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL… Continue Reading

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No. 13 WMU hold on, beats Ohio 29-23 in MAC title game

by Patrick Chiesa on December 3, 2016 at 12:26 am

DETROIT (AP) — Robert Spillane intercepted a pass with 51 seconds remaining, and No. 13 Western Michigan remained undefeated, holding off Ohio 29-23 on Friday night to win its first Mid-American Conference title since 1988. The Broncos (13-0, No. 17 CFP) led 23-7 at halftime, but Ohio rallied and had the ball in WMU territory… Continue Reading

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Full Court Press Ep. 1

by Patrick Chiesa on December 3, 2016 at 12:03 am

Here’s a look at the first full slate of boys basketball games for the 2016-17 season. FINK’S FULL COURT PRESS SCOREBOARD BOYS GAMES LANCASTER 58 ZANESVILLE 48 CAMBRIDGE 60 JOHN GLENN 43 PHILO 68 MEADOWBROOK 86 TRI-VALLEY 26 NEWARK 69 CROOKSVILLE 41 MARIETTA 93 WEST MUSKINGUM 40 LIBERTY UNION 23 GRANVILLE 40 FRANKLIN HEIGHTS 39… Continue Reading

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Johnston named D-VII Defensive Player of the Year

by Patrick Chiesa on December 2, 2016 at 12:56 am

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Rosecrans linebacker Travis Johnston was honored for his outstanding season on the gridiron by winning D-VII Defensive Player of the Year. VIDEO 1: On-air story VIDEO 2: Johnston interview The senior captain tallied 135 total tackles, forced seven fumbles and caught three interceptions. On offense, he rumbled his way to more than 1,400… Continue Reading