Stories tagged with: Basketball

March 14, 2014 - 5:31pm
17 weeks 2 days ago


After winning the final four game against Holgate on Thursday, the Lady Bishops are on their way to the state finals and the school invites you to celebrate.


Rosecrans faculty, students and fans are still reeling from the excitement of Thursday's game at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Rosecran's principal, Jennifer Mallet says she couldn't be more proud of the girls.

"Just walking in to the Schottenstein Center and being on the home side and seeing...

March 13, 2014 - 6:35pm
17 weeks 3 days ago

A pep rally was held at Bishop Rosecrans High School on Thursday to pump up the Lady Bishop Girls' Basketball Team before their big final four game against Holgate on Thursday.

More than 300 students, faculty and visitors filled the stands to wish the girls luck. Girls' Coach, Gale Kirkbride says the school hasn't reached the final four since 1998 and the reason they are here is strictly because of the girls dedication to the game.

"There's a tremendous pride. It's...

August 30, 2013 - 5:19pm
45 weeks 2 days ago

A division four state championship winning team celebrated this Friday at a school pep rally.

The Starlight Tiger's basketball team received a warm welcome when they entered the gym. The players went through a tough season this year to come out on top.

"They won some, they lost some, but once we headed to the tournament stages they won every game. We played our area and won the area nine championship," said Recreation Specialist for the Special Olympics, Sandy Drenten...

March 24, 2013 - 7:37pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Starlight Tigers beat the Hancock County Buckeyes 48-38 in Columbus on Saturday and became Special Olympic state champions. This is the first state championship for the Tigers.

"I had confidence in the team the whole time that we were going to win but it was frustrating battling back and forth because I don't like that close of a lead, that makes me frustrated," said Tigers Forward/PG Michael Lyons.

Head Coach Mike Hayes says Saturday's game was a tough win, but...

March 22, 2013 - 5:09pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Starlight Program had a pep-rally for their division four basketball team. The Tigers will take on Hamilton West Side Jets Friday night at The Ohio State Recreational Physical Activity Center.

"It kind of brings everybody together and cheering on focused goal that we have, just brings the whole program together instead of it being workshop, and the students and the adult day program, it's not program wide that everybody is cheering us on," said Sandy...

June 28, 2012 - 6:17pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

Make no mistake, Kevin Martin will never forget his roots. The Zanesville native is set to begin his eighth season in the NBA, plenty of time to cut and run from this city if he chose to do so. Instead, Kevin choosing the path of gratitude: thankful for what this city has provided for him when he could not provide for himself. Obviously, that has all changed now, with just one example of Kevin's commitment to Zanesville on display this week.

The fourth annual Kevin Martin youth camp...

June 27, 2012 - 3:44pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

We are coming up on the three year anniversary of the passing of Dick Haines, and his memorial basketball camp wrapped up with a bang. Though the numbers were down the organizers were happy with the turn out, and the way the instruction was done.

The camp was competing with two other big name camps this week and had a camper make the trip all the way from North Carolina to participate. The camp lasted three days and was organized by Haines' daughters who also were in charge of the...

June 23, 2012 - 10:36pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

Often times in sports and in life, a special person can make memories with you that will last a lifetime. In August 2008, 2007 Sheridan graduate Megan Custer passed away following injuries sustained from a car accident. On Saturday afternoon at Sheridan High School, her memory lived on at one of her favorite places, the basketball court.

Fittingly on June 23rd, #23 was honored in the third annual Megan Custer 3-on-3 basketball tournament. 45 teams featuring boys and girls as well as...

June 27, 2011 - 6:01pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

A man who loved to coach baseketball and instilled that same will in his children truly will live on forever because of it. Dick Haines who passed away almost two years ago has a camp named in his honor, and it kicked off today at Haines's alma mater Morgan.

The second annual Dick Haines Memorial Basketball camp runs through June 29 and has two sessions for students K-8. The camp is run and has been orginized by Haines's two daughters who have seen growth in the camp from year one to...

November 5, 2010 - 5:15pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

A local superstar is holding a basketball tournament not only for the love of the game.

NBA player and Zanesville-native, Kevin Martin is bringing the inaugural Hoops Kick-Off Basketball Tournament to his home town April 1 to 3. It's something Martin has wanted to do for years, and it's about more than playing the game, it's a way he's giving back.

"Zanesville has done a lot for Kevin, and certainly, he wants everyone in Zanesville to know that. So he's been thinking about...

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