Two locals named to Academic All-Big Ten team

by David Carl Kinder II on December 8, 2016 at 11:47 pm

  CHICAGO – Two former local football players have been named to the Academic All-Big Ten team for the fall semester. Ohio State offensive lineman Aaron Parry and Illinois quarterback Chayce Crouch were both named academic all-conference for the second time in their careers. Parry is from Zanesville and played at Bishop Rosecrans High School…. Continue Reading

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Pat Elflein wins Rimington Trophy as nation’s best center

by David Carl Kinder II on December 8, 2016 at 11:07 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State senior center Pat Elflein has been awarded the Remington Trophy, given annually to the best center in college football. The senior from Pickerington North High School becomes just the second Buckeye to win the honor; LeCharles Bentley won in 2001. Elflein beat out West Virginia’s Tyler Orlosky and LSU’s… Continue Reading


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


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


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


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