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

Licking County sweeps Muskingum Valley in annual all-star game

by David Carl Kinder II on March 19, 2017 at 8:32 pm

  GRANVILLE, Ohio – It was a clean sweep for Licking County as they beat Muskingum Valley in both the boys and girls annual all-star game. At Denison University in the girls game, Muskingum Valley was up by a point at halftime but ended up falling 85-81. Licking County won the three-point contest after the… Continue Reading

Lady Wildcats fall in state semifinal

by Matt Ryan on March 17, 2017 at 11:31 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Newark Lady Wildcats ended their dream season Friday night with a 75-59 loss to Notre Dame Academy in the state semifinal. After being down 17-9 at the end of the first quarter, Newark was never able to recover.  The Lady Wildcats were down 33-16 at halftime and would fall by 16… Continue Reading

White Sox pitcher and Newark grad gives support to Lady Wildcats

by David Carl Kinder II on March 17, 2017 at 5:38 pm

  PHOENIX – Count Chicago White Sox pitcher and Newark grad Derek Holland among those giving their support to the Newark Lady Wildcats. Holland took to Instagram to give a shoutout to his alma mater’s basketball team who will be playing in the state semi-finals Friday night. The Lady Wildcats are undefeated and will take on… Continue Reading

Meadowbrook’s season comes to an end in Athens

by David Carl Kinder II on March 16, 2017 at 11:23 pm

  ATHENS, Ohio – The run came to an end for the Meadowbrook Colts Thursday at the Convo Center. The Colts fell to Vinton County 62-54. Meadowbrook was paced by Justin Cork who had 14 points. The Colts finish the year with a record of 24-5, tied for the most wins in a single season… Continue Reading

Four area players on Division I All-Ohio team

by David Carl Kinder II on March 15, 2017 at 10:27 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Associated Press has released the All-Ohio teams for Division I. The following is a list of area players and coaches who were honored. First Team All-MVL Katie Shumate (So.) – Newark Honorable Mention Morgan Sharps (So.) – Newark Special Mention Tasia Staunton – (Jr.) Zanesville Karissa Weekley (Sr.) – Zanesville … Continue Reading

Lady Wildcats get ready for final four

by David Carl Kinder II on March 15, 2017 at 8:45 pm

  NEWARK, Ohio – The Newark Lady Wildcats are undefeated and in the state final four for just the second time in school history. The Cats have won their six tournament games by an average score of 70-35, and now they’ll take on powerhouse Notre Dame Academy who’s been in the final four five of… Continue Reading