Stories tagged with: baseball

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It was a moment that 12-year-old Skye Bryan of Nashport will never forget.

"I was excited and I jumped into my mom's hands when she woke me up at 3 o'clock in the morning," he said.

Brandee Bryan had just learned that her son would be playing center field for the Great Lakes team at the United States Specialty Sports Association All American Games.

"I started screaming and ran down the hall and knocked the pictures off the walls, and the kids came out of...

April 22, 2014 - 12:17am
1 year 3 days ago

Cody Bush tossed a complete game, Hunter Smith went 3-for-3 with two RBI and the Philo Electrics cruised past Sheridan, 8-4. Philo improved to 7-2 in the MVL with the win.

High School Softball

John Glenn 6, New Lexington 2

Maysville 6, Crooksville 0

Philo 11, Sheridan 2 / WP: Emily Moore / Spencer Morrison: 2-run double

West Muskingum 7, Morgan 3

Zanesville 2, River View 1

High School Baseball...

April 2, 2014 - 12:02am
1 year 3 weeks ago

Zanesville shortstop Legacy Lewis has enjoyed a tremendous career with the Lady Devils. On Tuesday, all of her hard work paid off as Lewis signed a Letter of Intent to play softball at the University of Northwestern Ohio.

The senior chose the Racers over West Liberty, Walsh and Kent State. She plans to study sports management and marketing at UNOH, which is an NAIA Division II school located in Lima, Ohio. The Racers play in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference with schools from...

June 20, 2013 - 3:33pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

The Badges for Baseball program is funded by a grant from the Cal Ripken Senior Foundation and by the Ohio Attorney General's Office that lets kids ages 10 to 14 team up with law enforcement officers to teach them critical life lessons..  and it's coming to Zanesville for the summer.

"Basically the goal of the program is to provide positive experiences for kids with law enforcement officers and to get them involved in physical activity. But also teach them life long skills...

May 1, 2013 - 7:34pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

A local man gets a baseball park named his honor for his hard work in the community.

Lee Eppley is 74 years young. He is the President of the midget league and has worked for the Y-City Park for over 40 years.

" Well I come out here and I mowed grass, drug the fields and worked on the stands just a little bit of everything as maintenance goes," Eppley said.

The owners of the park were going to sell the property and he and his committee stepped in a raised money to...

April 11, 2013 - 6:48pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

Charles Thomas, an African-American man and Zanesville High School graduate was recruited to play baseball at Ohio Wesleyan University by Branch Rickey, the same man who signed Jackie Robinson to the Major Leagues.

"The model of Jackie Robinson, as far as who Branch Rickey was looking for is a man by the name of Charles Thomas who grew up here in Zanesville and went to school here in Zanesville and went to Ohio Wesleyan and based on some of his experiences at Ohio Wesleyan and...

February 16, 2013 - 7:45pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

Patrick Bollinger, President of the Muskingum Valley Oldtimers Association is proud to announce that the Ohio Valley Regional Baseball Tournament will be coming to Zanesville this July.  Bollinger says the tournament is a stepping stone for teens ages 13-15 who want to advance their baseball careers, and often go on to play in college and for the Major Leagues.

"It's going to be a big deal for our community , it'll be a big deal for the kids that have a chance to play on this...

July 26, 2011 - 4:18pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

Local Babe Ruth Baseball teams and the Muskingum Valley Old Timers Association are making history while celebrating 50 years of baseball.

This weekend the 13 year old Americans and 14 year old Nationals will represent Ohio at the Regional Tournaments in Illinois.  Zanesville Babe Ruth Manager Rick Perone said this is the first time that a local 13 year old team has won its state championship.

"It was total excitement in Cambridge, for sure.  We were all excited,...

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