Lady Bishops win opener in soccer tournament

by David Carl Kinder II on October 16, 2017 at 8:51 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Bishop Rosecrans girls soccer team scored early and often in their 11-0 win over Ridgewood in their opening sectional tournament game Rosecrans lead 9-0 at halftime and added two second half goals to finish off the Lady Generals. The Lady Bishops are the top seed in their region in DIII. They’ll… Continue Reading

High school football player of the week – Connor McLaughlin

by David Carl Kinder II on October 16, 2017 at 4:52 pm

  NEWARK, Ohio – There is only one football team in our coverage area left undefeated and their junior running back, Connor McLaughlin, is our week eight high school football Player of the Week. McLaughlin carried the ball 18 times for 180 yards and four touchdowns, and also threw a  37 yard touchdown pass, in Licking… Continue Reading

Week 8 AP high school football rankings

by David Carl Kinder II on October 16, 2017 at 4:47 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. CINCINNATI ST. XAVIER (20) 8-0 243 2. LAKEWOOD ST. EDWARD (4) 8-0 227… Continue Reading

LeBron tests ankle in practice, status for opener unclear

by Matthew Herchik on October 15, 2017 at 7:10 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener. James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA champion sat out the Cavaliers’ first three exhibition games before making… Continue Reading

A look at the unofficial football playoff rankings

by David Carl Kinder II on October 15, 2017 at 6:53 pm

  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 only two weeks left in the regular season a lot of fans will anxiously await… Continue Reading

AP top 25: Penn State up to 2 behind unanimous no. 1 Alabama

by Matthew Herchik on October 15, 2017 at 6:37 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Penn State has climbed to no. 2 in the Associated Press College Football Poll behind unanimous no. 1 Alabama after a wild weekend of upsets gave the top 25 a major makeover. A season-high seven ranked teams, including four in the top 10, lost to unranked teams on Friday and Saturday. Defending… Continue Reading

Watson tosses 3 TDs as Texans beat Browns 33-17

by Matthew Herchik on October 15, 2017 at 6:18 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns, becoming the first rookie in NFL history with at least three TD passes in three straight games, helping give the Houston Texans a 33-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Watson has thrown 15 touchdown passes this season, the most in NFL… Continue Reading

No. 9 Buckeyes’ tear continues with 56-14 win over Huskers

by David Carl Kinder II on October 15, 2017 at 1:15 am

  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – J.T. Barrett passed for five touchdowns and ran for two others, and ninth-ranked Ohio State scored on its first eight possessions on its way to a 56-14 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night. The Buckeyes (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) continued their dominant surge since their loss to Oklahoma last month,… Continue Reading

Late field goal lifts BW past Muskingum in thrilling homecoming game

by David Carl Kinder II on October 14, 2017 at 8:23 pm

  NEW CONCORD, Ohio – For the second year in a row the Muskingum-Baldwin Wallace game came down the wire. The Yellow Jackets’ Brandon Vollmer nailed a 23 yard field with 2:14 to play to give Baldwin Wallace (4-2, 3-2) the 23-20 lead and eventual victory. The loss is the fifth straight for Muskingum (1-5, 0-5),… Continue Reading

Zanesville’s Cameron Brooks-Harris commits to Marshall

by David Carl Kinder II on October 14, 2017 at 7:40 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Zanesville High School’s Cameron Brooks-Harris has committed to play basketball at the DI level for Marshall University. ZHS athletic director and basketball coach Scott Aronhalt confirmed to WHIZ Sports that Brooks-Harris made his decision today to play in Huntington for the Thundering Herd. He picked Marshall over offers from Northern Kentucky and… Continue Reading