LeBron James speaks at Cavaliers Media Day

by David Carl Kinder II on September 25, 2017 at 6:07 pm

INDEPENDENCE, OHIO (AP) — Center stage as usual, LeBron James grabbed the microphone and took off. During a free-wheeling, 45-minute news conference Monday, James discussed his future in Cleveland, Kyrie Irving’s departure this summer, his displeasure with President Donald Trump, his hopes to lure good friend Dwyane Wade to the Cavaliers and the team’s chances of… Continue Reading

High school football player of the week – Ben Everson

by David Carl Kinder II on September 25, 2017 at 5:44 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – For the first time this year our high school football Player of the Week award goes to an underclassman. Zanesville High School sophomore quarterback Ben Everson helped ZHS break a three game losing streak on Friday with a 41-7 win over Miami Trace. Everson had his best performance of his young career…. Continue Reading

Third Ohio high school football poll released

by David Carl Kinder II on September 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the 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 (16) 5-0 231 2. CINCINNATI ST. XAVIER (8) 5-0 216… Continue Reading

Justin Thomas wins FedEx Cup after runner-up finish

by Matthew Herchik on September 24, 2017 at 9:02 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Xander Schauffele ended his rookie season by winning the Tour Championship. Justin Thomas ended the best season with the FedEx Cup. Schauffele, a 23-year-old worried about keeping his PGA tour card just over three months ago, swirled in a 3-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for a 2-under 68 to beat… Continue Reading

Rodgers burns Bengals deep in OT, Packers win 27-24

by David Carl Kinder II on September 24, 2017 at 8:20 pm

  (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke) GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal with 6:26 left in overtime set up by Aaron Rodgers’ 72-yard pass to Geronimo Allison, and the Green Bay Packers rallied to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-24 on Sunday. Crosby’s kick completed the Packers’ comeback from a 21-7 halftime… Continue Reading

Brissett gets in sync to lead Colts past Browns 31-28

by David Carl Kinder II on September 24, 2017 at 5:03 pm

  AP Photo/Darron Cummings INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Jacoby Brissett ran for two touchdowns, threw for another and the Colts defense held off Cleveland’s late charge Sunday to preserve a 31-28 victory. Brissett, acquired in a trade with New England earlier this month, looked much more comfortable in his second start, going 17 of 24 with 259… Continue Reading

Buckeyes slip in AP poll after win over UNLV

by David Carl Kinder II on September 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The top 25 teams in the Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sep. 23, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: 1. Alabama (52) 4-0 1,515 1 2. Clemson (8) 4-0 1,458… Continue Reading

Marietta tops Muskingum, reclaims Shriner Trophy

by Matthew Herchik on September 23, 2017 at 7:59 pm

  MARIETTA, Ohio – The Muskies dropped their third straight game Saturday afternoon, and saw the Shriner Trophy head back to Marietta. Muskingum went on the road for the third consecutive week and came out on the wrong end of a 49-25 defeat at the hands of the Pioneers. After a season-opening win at home against… Continue Reading

No. 10 Ohio State takes care of business, swamps UNLV 54-21

by David Carl Kinder II on September 23, 2017 at 5:02 pm

  PHOTO CREDIT: WCMH COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – J.T. Barrett threw touchdown passes to five different receivers in the first half, and No. 10 Ohio State cruised to a 54-21 win over Nevada-Las Vegas on Saturday. Barrett, who has taken the brunt of the criticism for Ohio State’s inconsistent passing game this season, was barely… Continue Reading

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 31 West Muskingum 0 Sheridan 64 Miami Trace 7 Zanesville 41 New Lexington 14 Coshocton 21 Newark 14 Olentangy Orange 50… Continue Reading