Ceramics remain winless in MVL play, fall at Sheridan

by Matthew Herchik on January 19, 2018 at 11:49 pm

THORNVILLE, Ohio — The Ceramics held a six-point lead after the first quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Generals battled back in Sheridan’s 62-55 win over Crooksville on Friday night. Crooksville came into Friday night’s match-up still winless in MVL play, but showed from the opening-tip that it wasn’t going to be an easy 36-minutes for… Continue Reading

John Glenn hangs on to beat Meadowbrook

by David Carl Kinder II on January 19, 2018 at 10:57 pm

  NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The John Glenn boys picked up an important non-conference victory Friday night over Meadowbrook. Playing their first game in 10 days, the Muskies held a three point lead at the break. They and the Colts battle back and forth throughout the second half, but the Little Muskies were able to hold… Continue Reading

1-19-2018 Basketball Scoreboard

by David Carl Kinder II on January 19, 2018 at 9:55 pm

  BOY’S HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Zanesville 32 Dover 33 *Cameron Brooks-Harris (Zanesville) 18 points Rosecrans 37 DeSales 78 Philo 51 West Muskingum 36 *Hunter Moore (Philo) 12 points Morgan 49 Tri-Valley 58 (OT) *Jake McLoughlin and Jack Lyall (Tri-Valley) 15 points Meadowbrook 52 John Glenn 60 Crooksville 55 Sheridan 62 *Ethan Heller (Sheridan) 22 points… Continue Reading

Bowman named head football coach at Morgan

by David Carl Kinder II on January 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm

  MCCONNELSVILLE, Ohio – Chase Bowman is returning to his alma mater as the head football coach. Bowman, Morgan High School class of 2006, replaces Derek Bragg who had spent the last four years as head coach. During that time the Raiders complied a record of 7-33. Bowman was an assistant under Bragg last season and… Continue Reading

Holtmann makes Big Ten history as Ohio St. tops Northwestern

by David Carl Kinder II on January 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm

  ROSEMONT, ILL. (AP) – Chris Holtmann became the first coach in 95 years to win his first seven Big Ten games as no. 22 Ohio State defeated Northwestern 71-65 on Wednesday night. C.J. Jackson had 12 points, eight assists and three steals, Micah Potter scored 13 points off the bench, Jae’Sean Tate added 12… Continue Reading

Dan Ross resigns as OHSAA executive director

by David Carl Kinder II on January 18, 2018 at 3:21 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dr. Dan Ross, Executive Director of the Ohio High School Athletic Association since 2004, has announced his resignation, effective September 15. The OHSAA Board of Directors accepted Dr. Ross’ resignation letter Thursday at its regularly scheduled January meeting. Dr. Ross began his duties as the OHSAA’s ninth commissioner on Aug. 1, 2004. He has worked… Continue Reading

Newark hands Tri-Valley second loss of the season

by David Carl Kinder II on January 17, 2018 at 10:36 pm

DRESDEN, Ohio – The MVL leading Tri-Valley Scotties were handed their first loss in over a month on Wednesday night. In a game that was postponed from Tuesday, the Newark Wildcats jumped out to a 12 point halftime lead over the Scotties. The Cats kept up their pace in the second half to win 54-41. Newark’s… Continue Reading

1-17-2018 Basketball Scoreboard

by David Carl Kinder II on January 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm

  GIRLS BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD Zanesville 70 Coshocton 22 *Kenzie Newsom (Zanesville) 23 points West Muskingum 43 Rosecrans 50 Meadowbrook 24 Cambridge 52 *Lilly Ritz (Cambridge) 23 points – Became Cambridge’s all-time leading scorer BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Newark 54 Tri-Valley 41 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Mount Union 89 Muskingum 97 *Marcus Dempsey (Muskingum) 28 points WOMEN’S… Continue Reading

Herchik tops Kinder in friendly game of 21

by Matthew Herchik on January 17, 2018 at 12:14 am

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Unfortunately, due to the weather, all area high school basketball games were cancelled on Tuesday night. So what do two sports reporters do when there is no basketball to cover? They head to the Muskingum Recreation Center for a friendly game of 21. Every game starts with a hand-shake and a tip-ball;… Continue Reading

Second AP girls basketball poll released

by David Carl Kinder II on January 16, 2018 at 6:17 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The top ten teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record. Total points and position last week at right: DIVISION I 1. NEWARK (15) 11-0 167 2. W. CHESTER LAKOTA W. (1) 12-1 141 3. PICKERINGTON CENT. (1) 13-1 126 4…. Continue Reading