‘Skins taking on top-ranked Pirates in regional final

by Patrick Chiesa on November 19, 2016 at 12:51 am

COSHOCTON, Ohio – One week after upsetting previously unbeaten Garaway in the D-5, Region 19 semifinal, the Coshocton ‘Skins will look to pull an even bigger upset to bring home the regional championship.   The 11-1 ‘Skins are set to take on the top-ranked team in the state– 12-0 Wheelersburg– Saturday night at R. Basil… Continue Reading

Granville track star signs with Indiana

by Patrick Chiesa on November 19, 2016 at 12:44 am

GRANVILLE, Ohio – Granville track star Natalie Price signed a National Letter of Intent with Indiana University on Thursday. Price won state in the 400 for the Lady Aces both indoors and outdoors as a junior. She won the outdoor title more than a second with a time of 53.95 seconds and finished third in… Continue Reading

Lady Muskies win home opener

by Patrick Chiesa on November 19, 2016 at 12:42 am

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Alexandra Carson paced the way with 19 points as Muskingum overcame a halftime deficit to down Bethany, 60-50, in the Lady Muskies’ home opener. Muskingum returns to action Nov. 29 when Hiram invades the Anne C. Steele Center. COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD MEN’S DIVISION I OHIO 67 GEORGIA TECH 61 WOMEN’S DIVISION… Continue Reading

Green Wave secures 25th trip to state final four

by Patrick Chiesa on November 19, 2016 at 12:32 am

Newark Catholic raced out to a 27-0 halftime lead over previously unbeaten Fort Frye and cruised to victory in the D-6 Region 23 final Friday night, 41-7, for its 25 all-time trip to the state semifinal. The Green Wave will meet Cuyahoga Heights in the final four at a site to be determined. In D-4,… Continue Reading

Green Wave rolling into Zanesville for regional final matchup

by Patrick Chiesa on November 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm

NEWARK, Ohio – The Newark Catholic Green Wave will battle unbeaten Fort Frye in the Division 6, Region 23 final Friday night at Zanesville’s John D. Sulsberger Stadium. Newark Catholic (8-4) won back-to-back postseason nailbiters to make it to week 13. The 5-seed Green Wave knocked off 4-seed Bellaire, 21-20, in first-round action, then upended… Continue Reading

OHSFCA displeased with Friday night Big Ten games

by Patrick Chiesa on November 17, 2016 at 7:22 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association is showing discontent with the Big Ten’s decision to play six Friday night football games in 2017. “We would like to express our disappointment with the Big Ten Conference’s decision to play football games on Friday nights,” OHSFCA president and New Philadelphia head coach Matt… Continue Reading

Local basketball standouts sign National Letters of Intent

by Patrick Chiesa on November 17, 2016 at 12:14 am

Two area girls basketball standouts inked National Letters of Intent this week, and the Ohio State Buckeyes officially added a state champion to their class of 2017. Newark Lady Wildcat Leah Wingeier signed with the Division I Marshall Thundering Herd on Wednesday. The 6’4″ center helped Newark reach the D-I regional final as a junior…. Continue Reading

Central Michigan beats Ohio 27-20 for bowl eligibility

by Patrick Chiesa on November 16, 2016 at 12:56 am

MOUNT PLEASANT, MICH. (AP) — Cooper Rush threw two touchdown passes to Tyler Conklin and Sean Bunting intercepted a pass in the end zone with 34 seconds left as Central Michigan beat Ohio 27-20 on Tuesday night to become bowl eligible. Conklin made a one-handed grab from 8 yards out for the go-ahead touchdown with… Continue Reading

Keyes paces Muskies past Kenyon

by Matt Ryan on November 16, 2016 at 12:28 am

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Muskingum Fighting Muskies defeated Kenyon 85-60 to earn their first win of the season. Senior Josh Keyes led the Muskies with 22 points and 18 rebounds, shooting 10-11 from the field. Tri-Valley grad Marcus Dempsey finished with five points on the night. Muskingum (1-0) will travel to Waynesburg on Saturday. Local… Continue Reading

2016 OSSCA All-Ohio teams announced

by Matt Ryan on November 15, 2016 at 12:34 am

Here’s a look at this year’s All-Ohioans in boys and girls soccer: BOYS SOCCER DIVISION I 2ND TEAM AARON ASHBY-ZANESVILLE DIVISION II 1ST TEAM JORN HOCTER-RIVER VIEW 2ND TEAM EVAN LEWANDOWSKI-GRANVILLE JORDAN WORK- MORGAN DIVISION III 1ST TEAM KEAGAN MCLAUGHLIN- ROSECRANS GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION I 2ND TEAM DESTINY JOHNSON- ZANESVILLE DIVISION II 1ST TEAM KATIE… Continue Reading