Morgan Raiders Football Preview

by Patrick Chiesa on August 17, 2016 at 4:34 pm

The Morgan Raiders will rely on a strong contingent of upperclassmen to bring winning back to McConnelsville. Thirty-five upperclassmen return to the lineup, including twenty seniors. Junior Dakota Leopold will start at quarterback. The Raiders open their 2016 campaign at home versus Marietta. Morgan will also host New Lexington, John Glenn, Maysville and Philo. MORGAN… Continue Reading

Crooksville Ceramics Football Preview

by Matt Ryan on August 16, 2016 at 3:51 pm

The Crooksville Ceramics will look to improve from a 5-5 record a year ago. The Ceramics will be led by 1st Team All-MVL selection Chaz Love. The Ceramics will need a surge from this year’s freshman class, which is expected to perform well this season. Crooksville opens up their season August 25th against MVL opponent… Continue Reading

Indians Minor Leaguer Suspended for Positive Drug Test

by Matt Ryan on August 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Indians pitcher Skylar Arias has been suspended for 56 games under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for Nandrolone, a steroid. The 19-year-old left-hander was selected in the 24th round of the amateur draft in June and went 1-1 with a 3.72 ERA in 11 relief appearances… Continue Reading

Gene Sauers Wins US Senior Open Championship

by Matt Ryan on August 16, 2016 at 12:10 pm

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Gene Sauers outlasted Miguel Angel Jimenez down the stretch Monday to win the U.S. Senior Open Championship. The 53-year-old Georgian won his first senior tournament after heavy rain delayed the final round for a day. He had three birdies and two bogeys for a 1-under 69 to beat Jimenez and… Continue Reading

Spargrove Wins Ninth ZDGA Senior Amateur Title

by Matt Ryan on August 14, 2016 at 9:00 am

Jim Spargrove defeated Rich Bubenchik to win this year’s ZDGA Senior Amateur title.  Spargrove held a three-stroke lead heading into the back nine, but Bubenchik would tie it up on the 17th hole. Bubenchik bogeyed the 18th, while Spargrove sank a par putt to win. This is Spargrove’s ninth senior amateur win. 2016 ZDGA Senior… Continue Reading

Rosecrans Bishops Football Preview

by Matt Ryan on August 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

Rosecrans has high hopes this season after finishing 3-7 in 2015.  Leading the way for the Bishops include junior quarterback Jack Nash, receiver Aaron Gehlken, and running back Travis Johnston.  Rosecrans opens up the 2016 season against Fisher Catholic. Rosecrans 2016 Football Schedule 8-26-16 @ Fisher Catholic 9-2-16 vs. Malvern 9-9-16 @ Harvest Prep 9-17-16… Continue Reading

West Muskingum Football Preview

by Matt Ryan on August 13, 2016 at 9:08 am

The West Muskingum football team has begun a new era with a new head coach at the helm.  Former Massillon Tiger Lee Hurst will take over the reigns as head coach. Returning for the Tornadoes include quarterback Gunner Hazen and wide receivers Drew McKenzie and Cam Strauss. The Tornadoes open week one against Philo 2016… Continue Reading

Junior Pioneers Savoring First National Championship

by Patrick Chiesa on August 11, 2016 at 9:45 am

The Zanesville Junior Pioneers are still flying high following their underdog run to their first-ever AAABA championship. Head coach Dave Balo and shortstop/pitcher Matty Lynn discuss how the Juniors were able to work their upset magic and what it means to bring a title home to Zanesville.

Former Tri-Valley Girls Basketball Coach Hired at River View

by Patrick Chiesa on August 10, 2016 at 10:30 am

Former Tri-Valley head girls basketball coach Marty Bice has officially been hired in the same capacity at River View following a school board meeting Monday night. Bice accumulated 235 wins in 16 seasons with the Lady ‘Dawgs before he was non-renewed by the school board following the 2014-15 season. He led Tri-Valley to the Division II… Continue Reading