JT Barrett added to Davey O’Brien Award watch list

by David Carl Kinder II on July 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s college football awards watch list season and Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett has been named as a player who could likely win the Davey O’Brien Award. Since 1981 the Davey O’Brien Award has been given to the nation’s top college football quarterback. Barrett has been a semi-finalist for the award twice… Continue Reading

Zanesville’s Chase Wilson wins Ohio Open Championship

by David Carl Kinder II on July 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

  MEDINA, Ohio – Chase Wilson graduated from Zanesville High School in 2009 and on Wednesday won the 97th Davey Tree Ohio Open Championship. Over the three round tournament at the Weymouth Country Club Wilson shot 65-72-65. His opening round score included a hole-in-one on the par three 13th hole. “I really wanted to win this… Continue Reading

Blue Devils eager to start the football season

by David Carl Kinder II on July 18, 2017 at 11:20 pm

GAMBIER, Ohio – We’re just 13 days away from the start of high school football two-a-days and Zanesville is looking for a fresh start after a 2-8 season last year. Tuesday, the Blue Devils took part in their second of three 7-on-7’s they have this summer. Zanesville was at a four team 7-on-7 at Kenyon College with… Continue Reading

MVOTA inducts ten new members into Hall of Fame

by Matthew Herchik on July 15, 2017 at 11:23 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Over 30 years ago an idea was proposed by a gentleman by the name of Doug Pollock to create a local baseball Hall of Fame. Since 1986, 139 men with a variety of backgrounds in the game have been inducted for their achievements. Saturday night the Muskingum Valley Old-Timers Association held their 31st… Continue Reading

Zanesville’s “30 Hills” tradition goes back almost five decades

by David Carl Kinder II on July 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – What started in 1971 as a conditioning test has become one of the area’s best high school football traditions. About 70 Zanesville football players competed Saturday morning the annual “30 Hills” tradition. The tradition is simple enough. Players run up and down the hill behind Sulzberger Stadium 30 times. But head football coach Chad… Continue Reading

Pin Suicide Tournament helps turn tragedy into hope

by David Carl Kinder II on July 14, 2017 at 4:49 pm

  ZANEVILLE, Ohio – It was almost five years ago that Maysville wrestling coach Shawn Connors’ son, Gable, took his own life. Now Shawn is trying to turn that tragic event into something to help others. Last year he started the Pin Suicide Gable Connors Memorial Scholarship Wrestling Tournament. It features wrestlers from all ages and… Continue Reading

Jim Spargrove wins Seniors’ Classic for eighth time

by David Carl Kinder II on July 12, 2017 at 5:31 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – It came down to the wire but for the fourth year in a row, and the eighth time overall, Jim Spargrove has won the Zanesville Seniors’ Classic. Spargrove shot a 71 in the opening round on Tuesday and started Wednesday atop the leader board at the Zanesville Country Club. He would try… Continue Reading

Spargrove leads Seniors’ Classic after first day

by Matthew Herchik on July 12, 2017 at 1:13 am

ZANESVILLE, Ohio —The 53rd Annual Zanesville Senior Classic kicked off on Tuesday at the Zanesville Country Club. The 36-hole event features 74 golfers aged 55-and-up, from three different states — including two from Florida. The course conditions were not ideal on the first day after the heavy rains that Zanesville received throughout Monday. The course… Continue Reading

Zanesville Seniors’ Classic tees off Tuesday

by David Carl Kinder II on July 10, 2017 at 3:20 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – For the 53rd year some of the top golfers 55 and up will compete at the Zanesville Country Club in the Zanesville Seniors’ Classic. The 36-hole tournament starts Tuesday at 9 a.m. and and will wrap up Wednesday. This year’s field will have 74 players from from Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania…. Continue Reading

Licking County’s rally comes up short

by David Carl Kinder II on July 9, 2017 at 8:48 pm

  NEWARK, Ohio – The Licking County Settlers (10-14) tried to rally from a 3-0 deficit but lost by a run to the Galion Graders (12-13). Galion scored all three of their runs in the top of the top of the second off starter Stevie Yuran. The home team finally cracked the scoreboard in the bottom… Continue Reading