Kevin Martin holds first basketball camp since retirement from NBA

by David Carl Kinder II on July 25, 2017 at 3:41 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Kevin Martin retired from the NBA in November of last year and he seems to be enjoying life after pro basketball. Martin is hosting his yearly basketball camp this week, his first one since retiring. The former all-Ohio Blue Devil has been putting on the camp at his alma mater for nine… Continue Reading

Rosecrans readying for 2017 in new stadium, new league

by Matthew Herchik on July 22, 2017 at 7:11 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Bishop Rosecrans is preparing for the 2017 football season in which there will be a lot of changes for head coach Mark Johnston and his team. The Bishops are opening a new stadium, as well as starting play in a new league. Rosecrans moves to the Mid-State League from the East Central… Continue Reading

Philo ready to defend MVL title

by Matthew Herchik on July 21, 2017 at 6:33 pm

DUNCAN FALLS, Ohio — There are only five weeks until the first Friday night of high school football season, and Philo is working hard to be ready to defend their MVL Title. Philo, who won a share of the MVL Title for the first time in 20 years, is coming off an 8-2 season in which… Continue Reading

Tri-Valley relying on senior leadership this year

by David Carl Kinder II on July 20, 2017 at 4:38 pm

  DRESDEN, Ohio – Thursday marks 11 days until the start of high school football two-a-days. Thursday also marked the Tri-Valley Scotties’ last 7-on-7 of the summer. The Scotties hosted a 7-on-7 scrimmage with Ridgewood at Jack Anderson Stadium. This year’s TV group is loaded with a lot of senior talent which head coach Justin… Continue Reading

JT Barrett added to Davey O’Brien Award watch list

by David Carl Kinder II on July 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s college football awards watch list season and Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett has been named as a player who could likely win the Davey O’Brien Award. Since 1981 the Davey O’Brien Award has been given to the nation’s top college football quarterback. Barrett has been a semi-finalist for the award twice… Continue Reading

Zanesville’s Chase Wilson wins Ohio Open Championship

by David Carl Kinder II on July 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

  MEDINA, Ohio – Chase Wilson graduated from Zanesville High School in 2009 and on Wednesday won the 97th Davey Tree Ohio Open Championship. Over the three round tournament at the Weymouth Country Club Wilson shot 65-72-65. His opening round score included a hole-in-one on the par three 13th hole. “I really wanted to win this… Continue Reading

Blue Devils eager to start the football season

by David Carl Kinder II on July 18, 2017 at 11:20 pm

GAMBIER, Ohio – We’re just 13 days away from the start of high school football two-a-days and Zanesville is looking for a fresh start after a 2-8 season last year. Tuesday, the Blue Devils took part in their second of three 7-on-7’s they have this summer. Zanesville was at a four team 7-on-7 at Kenyon College with… Continue Reading

MVOTA inducts ten new members into Hall of Fame

by Matthew Herchik on July 15, 2017 at 11:23 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Over 30 years ago an idea was proposed by a gentleman by the name of Doug Pollock to create a local baseball Hall of Fame. Since 1986, 139 men with a variety of backgrounds in the game have been inducted for their achievements. Saturday night the Muskingum Valley Old-Timers Association held their 31st… Continue Reading

Zanesville’s “30 Hills” tradition goes back almost five decades

by David Carl Kinder II on July 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – What started in 1971 as a conditioning test has become one of the area’s best high school football traditions. About 70 Zanesville football players competed Saturday morning the annual “30 Hills” tradition. The tradition is simple enough. Players run up and down the hill behind Sulzberger Stadium 30 times. But head football coach Chad… Continue Reading

Pin Suicide Tournament helps turn tragedy into hope

by David Carl Kinder II on July 14, 2017 at 4:49 pm

  ZANEVILLE, Ohio – It was almost five years ago that Maysville wrestling coach Shawn Connors’ son, Gable, took his own life. Now Shawn is trying to turn that tragic event into something to help others. Last year he started the Pin Suicide Gable Connors Memorial Scholarship Wrestling Tournament. It features wrestlers from all ages and… Continue Reading