Tate scores 24 for Ohio State in 80-55 win over Northeastern

by Matthew Herchik on November 19, 2017 at 7:17 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jae’Sean Tate made all 10 of his shots from the floor and had a career-high 24 points to lead Ohio State to a 80-55 win against Northeastern on Sunday. Tate was also 4 for 6 from the free-throw line. Keita Bates-Diop added 19 points for the Buckeyes (4-0), who lead 53-19… Continue Reading

Jags ride defense to 19-7 win over Browns, move into first

by Matthew Herchik on November 19, 2017 at 6:57 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Blake Bortles threw a touchdown pass and Jacksonville linebacker Telvin Smith recovered a fumble for a TD with 1:14 remaining on Sunday as the Jaguars won their fourth straight, 19-7 over the winless Browns and moved into sole possession of first place in the AFC South. Jacksonville’s top-ranked defense forced five turnovers… Continue Reading

Lady Muskies drop second straight to start season

by Matthew Herchik on November 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

NEW CONCORD, Ohio —  The Muskingum lady’s hoops team surrendered a 10-point halftime lead, falling to Oberlin on Saturday afternoon by a final of 61-57. The Lady Muskies lead by as many as 14 points in the first half, after going on an 11-0 run that put them ahead 25-11. They held a halftime advantage… Continue Reading

State final four locations announced

by David Carl Kinder II on November 18, 2017 at 8:59 pm

  Two MVL football teams have made it to the state final four and we now know where they’ll be playing those games. The Tri-Valley Scotties will take Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary at Perry Stadium in Massillon. TV will have to travel 76 miles for the game. The Irish will be driving 25 miles. Kickoff… Continue Reading

No. 8 Ohio State routs Illinois, looks ahead to Michigan

by David Carl Kinder II on November 18, 2017 at 8:39 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 8 Ohio State scored on its first six possessions — including J.T. Barrett’s 100th career touchdown pass — as the Buckeyes routed Illinois 52-14 on Saturday and clinched the Big Ten East title. Barrett, playing in his last game at Ohio Stadium, threw for two touchdowns and ran for… Continue Reading

Tri-Valley and John Glenn heading to state final four

by David Carl Kinder II on November 17, 2017 at 11:50 pm

  Both John Glenn and Tri-Valley were victorious Friday night to advance to the football state final four. In DIII the Scotties were in Newark to take on two-time defending state champion Bishop Hartley. The Hawks scored first to go up 6-0. However, thanks to two rushing touchdowns from quarterback Andrew Newsom, Tri-Valley edged out… Continue Reading

Blue Jackets sign star winger Cam Atkinson for 7 more years

by Matthew Herchik on November 17, 2017 at 5:18 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed All-Star winger Cam Atkinson to a seven-year contract extension worth $41.1 million. The deal announced by Friday secured the 28-year-old Atkinson, the team’s top scorer the past two seasons, through 2024-25. He’ll make $5.8 million a year. The sixth-round draft pick in 2008 has been… Continue Reading

Zanesville’s Staunton heading to West Liberty on full ride

by David Carl Kinder II on November 16, 2017 at 7:12 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Tasia Staunton will join a long list of Zanesville basketball players to play college basketball on scholarship. Staunton signed Thursday afternoon to play hoops at DII West Liberty University in West Virginia. The 5’10” senior will be attending on a full ride scholarship. Staunton said there were many reasons why she decided to… Continue Reading

Philo riding momentum into regional championship game

by David Carl Kinder II on November 16, 2017 at 6:18 pm

  DUNCAN FALLS, Ohio – It’s always difficult to beat the same team twice in a year, but if Philo wants to advance to the state final four for the first time in school history, that’s exactly what they have to do. This Friday the Electrics will take on MVL foe John Glenn. It’s a rematch… Continue Reading

Indians ace Corey Kluber easily wins 2nd AL Cy Young Award

by Matthew Herchik on November 16, 2017 at 5:12 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians has easily won his second American League Cy Young Award. Kluber got 28 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The honor was announced Wednesday on MLB Network. Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox finished second… Continue Reading