Fink’s Friday Night Blitz – Ep. 5

by Matthew Herchik on September 23, 2017 at 12:08 am

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Here is your week 5 area high school football scoreboard. Crooksville 32 Morgan 7 Maysville 0 John Glenn 44 Harvest Prep 50 Rosecrans 14 Northridge 20 Licking Valley 57 Philo 10 Tri-Valley 57 West Muskingum 0 Sheridan 64 Miami Trace 7 Zanesville 41 New Lexington 14 Coshocton 21 Newark 14 Olentangy Orange 50… Continue Reading

Muskingum prepares for third straight road test

by David Carl Kinder II on September 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

  NEW CONCORD, Ohio – For the third straight week the Muskie football team will be on the road and will be looking to pick up a league win. The Muskies (1-2, 0-2) will head down to the Ohio River to take on long time rival Marietta (1-1, 0-1). After winning their season opener, the Muskies… Continue Reading

Indians win 14th straight road game

by Matthew Herchik on September 21, 2017 at 10:58 pm

PHOTO CREDIT: ANAHEIM AP ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shortstop Francisco Lindor homered to lead the Indians to a 4-1 victory and three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, Cleveland’s 27th win in its last 28 games. The record for most victories with only one loss is 29, set by the 1884 Providence Grays…. Continue Reading

Browns’ Crowell wants bigger role

by Matthew Herchik on September 21, 2017 at 10:45 pm

PHOTO CREDIT: WKYC BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Isaiah Crowell wants a long-term contract extension from the Cleveland Browns. Until that happens, the running back would settle for the ball. Crowell believes the Browns should be using him more and hopes coach Hue Jackson will begin to make him a more prominent part of the game… Continue Reading

Matchups between 3-1 teams headline week five

by David Carl Kinder II on September 21, 2017 at 2:44 pm

  NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Both Maysville and John Glenn finished 4-6 last year, but this year they have their eyes set on a league title and making it to week 11. The Panthers and Little Muskies are both 3-1. Their matchup this Friday in New Concord could go a long way in decided who finishes… Continue Reading

Week five high school football matchups and standings

by David Carl Kinder II on September 20, 2017 at 2:57 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Here is the high school football schedule for all area games for week five of the season. All kick offs are at 7 p.m. Fri. Miami Trace (0-4) at Zanesville (1-3) (Broadcasted on AM 1240) Fri. Harvest Prep (3-1) at Rosecrans (4-0) Fri. Philo (3-1) at Tri-Valley (3-1) Fri. Maysville (3-1) at John… Continue Reading

Licking Valley’s Baughman closes in on 300 career wins

by David Carl Kinder II on September 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

  NEWARK, Ohio –  The old saying goes that the only certainties in life are death, taxes, and that Randy Baughman will be coaching Licking Valley football. After one season at Indian Valley, Baughman took over as head coach of his alma mater in 1982 and has been on the sidelines at Licking Valley ever… Continue Reading

Browns’ Coleman breaks hand, needs surgery

by Matthew Herchik on September 18, 2017 at 6:56 pm

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman broke his right hand during Sunday’s loss in Baltimore and is having surgery. Coach Hue Jackson did not give a timetable on his return. It’s the second straight season the 2016 first-round pick has broken the hand. Coleman got hurt trying to make a catch… Continue Reading

High school football player of the week – Isaac Gill

by David Carl Kinder II on September 18, 2017 at 6:19 pm

  DUNCAN FALLS, Ohio – Philo’s Isaac Gill had a hand in all four touchdowns the Electrics scored in Friday’s 28-17 win over John Glenn and he gets our Player of the Week award for his week four performance. On offense Gill ran for over 100 yards and two touchdowns and threw for a score. On… Continue Reading

Second Ohio high school football poll released

by David Carl Kinder II on September 18, 2017 at 3:14 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the second weekly Associated Press poll of 2017, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1. CLEVELAND ST. IGNATIUS (8) 4-0 236 2. CINCINNATI ST. XAVIER (15) 4-0… Continue Reading