Bulldogs down Marion-Franklin in opening tournament game

by Matt Ryan on February 28, 2017 at 12:04 am

HEATH, Ohio – The Heath Bulldogs defeated Marion-Franklin 63-46 to advance to the next round in the OHSAA boys basketball tournament. Colton Huber led the scoring attack with 24 points, while fellow senior Denton Jacob chipped in 22 points. The Bulldogs will take on Beechcroft on Thursday at Heath High School. High School Scoreboard Division… Continue Reading

Steelers place franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell

by Matt Ryan on February 27, 2017 at 11:58 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed an exclusive rights franchise tag on Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell, ensuring he’ll remain with the team in 2017. The tag gives the Steelers time to work out a long-term deal with Bell, who could have become a free agent next month. The 25-year-old led the… Continue Reading

Deron Williams signs with champion Cavaliers

by Matt Ryan on February 27, 2017 at 11:54 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent point guard Deron Williams signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, giving the NBA champions another playmaker to help them defend their title. Williams will initially come off the bench for the Cavs, who have been seeking a backup for All-Star Kyrie Irving all season. A 13-year veteran, Williams had his contract… Continue Reading

Neutral sites announced for district semi-finals

by David Carl Kinder II on February 26, 2017 at 5:38 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The three MVL girls team that have made the district semi-finals now know where they’ll be playing. In Division II’s East District, Tri-Valley and Morgan will play at the neutral site location of Maysville High School. The Scotties are the three seed and the Raiders are the sixth seed. The two… Continue Reading

Keyes named to All-OAC Tournament team

by David Carl Kinder II on February 26, 2017 at 5:24 pm

  NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Muskingum senior Joshua Keyes has been honored by the Ohio Athletic Conference for his play in the OAC tournament. The 6’7” forward from East Cleveland averaged a double-double in the Muskies’ two games in the OAC tourney. In the opening game at John Carroll, he scored 13 points and grabbed… Continue Reading

Fighting Muskies use AAABA title as motivation for upcoming season

by Matt Ryan on February 25, 2017 at 11:49 pm

New Concord, Ohio – The Muskingum Fighting Muskies haven’t made it to the OAC baseball tournament in seven years, but that could change this season. Muskingum will be led by a handful of seniors, many of whom were a part of last summer’s Junior Pioneer team that captured the 2016 AAABA World Series title. Muskingum… Continue Reading

Lady Dawgs win first tourney game; Zanesville’s season comes to an end

by David Carl Kinder II on February 25, 2017 at 9:52 pm

  For the Tri-Valley Lady Scotties, their season will continue for at least one more game. For the Zanesville boys team, their season comes to an end in a heartbreaking defeat. The Scotties won at home in their opening tournament game 55-45 over River View. The third seeded Scotties will take on Morgan on Wednesday… Continue Reading

Muskies and Colts win first tournament games

by David Carl Kinder II on February 24, 2017 at 10:49 pm

  NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Both the John Glenn Little Muskies and Meadowbrook Colts opened tournament play on Friday and rolled to victories to advance to the next round. The defending state champions Little Muskie won at home against MVL foe Philo 56-41. Justin Heacock had 18 points in the win. The Muskies advance to… Continue Reading

Gibson signs to play soccer with Marietta

by David Carl Kinder II on February 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Bishop Rosecrans soccer standout Michael Gibson signed to continue his career at DIII Marietta College. Gibson inked his name on his letter Friday in front of family and friends at the High School. He said he also considered going to Otterbein, Cincinnati, and Akron, but once he stepped onto the Pioneer’s campus he… Continue Reading

Newark wins in opening tourney game

by David Carl Kinder II on February 23, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    NEWARK, Ohio – Not many teams have been able to challenge the Newark Wildcats this year, and the Whetstone Braves joined the list of teams to fall to the Cats. In Newark’s first tournament game they downed 43rd seeded Whetstone 84-38. BJ Duling and JT Shumate each had 14 points for the second… Continue Reading