Zanesville girls soccer rolls along to district championship game

by David Carl Kinder II on October 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Monday’s district semi-final match at West Muskingum High School between Zanesville and Maysville was a tale of two halves. The top seeded Blue Devils scored the game’s first goal halfway through the first half. It came on a corner kick that Leikyn Dalponte put in the back of the net. That was… Continue Reading

Week 9 AP high school football rankings

by David Carl Kinder II on October 23, 2017 at 5:26 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. LAKEWOOD ST. EDWARD (21) 9-0 253 2. CLEVELAND ST. IGNATIUS (3) 8-1 194… Continue Reading

High school football player of the week – Carter Dosch

by David Carl Kinder II on October 23, 2017 at 5:10 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Our second to last Player of the Week award for the high school football season goes to Bishop Rosecrans junior running back Carter Dosch. On Friday Dosch carried the ball 27 times for 218 yards and scored six rushing touchdowns as Rosecrans took down Grove City Christian 54-20. The performance also moved… Continue Reading

Browns’ Joe Thomas done for season with torn triceps

by David Carl Kinder II on October 23, 2017 at 1:36 pm

  BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas will miss the remainder of the season with a torn left triceps, a devastating blow to an already floundering franchise. Thomas was hurt during the third quarter of Sunday’s overtime loss to Tennessee, and an MRI taken Monday confirmed the severity of… Continue Reading

Steelers shut down Bengals to pull away for 29-14 win

by Matthew Herchik on October 22, 2017 at 10:59 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns, Le’Veon Bell added 192 total yards and Pittsburgh’s defense dominated the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half of a 29-14 victory on Sunday. The Steelers (5-2) relied on their stars to take the lead and then on their reinvigorated defense to blunt Cincinnati’s… Continue Reading

Mets tab Indians coach Mickey Callaway as manager

by Matthew Herchik on October 22, 2017 at 8:23 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the New York Mets have hired Cleveland pitching coach Mickey Callaway as their manager. Callaway receives a three-year contract, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made yet. A news conference to introduce Callaway is expected… Continue Reading

Succop’s kick in OT gives Titans ugly 12-9 win over Browns

by Matthew Herchik on October 22, 2017 at 7:28 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ryan Succop’s fourth field goal — a 47-yarder with 1:55 left in overtime — extended his NFL record for makes inside 50 yards to 55 straight and sent the Tennessee Titans to an ugly 12-9 win on Sunday over the winless Cleveland Browns, who also lost durable pro bowl tackle Joe Thomas… Continue Reading

Muskies’ upset bid comes up short on missed field goal

by David Carl Kinder II on October 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm

  NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Muskingum (1-6, 0-6) defense posted their best performance of the season but it still wasn’t enough as they fell to Ohio Northern (5-2, 4-2) at home 7-6. The Muskie defense force five turnovers – three interceptions and two fumble recoveries – while also holding the Polar Bears to their lowest… Continue Reading

Zanesville and Morgan advance to boys soccer district tournament

by David Carl Kinder II on October 21, 2017 at 7:57 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Two area boys soccer teams won and advanced to the DII district tournament. Zanesville traveled to Minevra and the eighth seeded Blue Devils took down the Lions 1-0. Jack Thorne scored the lone goal in the game. ZHS will move on to the district tournament to play second seeded Stuebenville on… Continue Reading

A look at the unofficial football playoff rankings

by David Carl Kinder II on October 21, 2017 at 12:48 am

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – When it comes to looking at who is in and who is out of the OHSAA football playoffs, isn’t the official source for the computer rankings, but it’s an awfully good tool to use. With one week left in the regular season a lot of fans will anxiously await the official computer rankings… Continue Reading