Stories tagged with: Gus Macker

April 21, 2011 - 1:29pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

It looks like the Gus Macker basketball tournament will not be played in Zanesville this summer. The Zanesville Lil’ Devils and the Muskingum County Fair Board announced today that they must relinquish the responsibility of hosting the annual event. In a statement released today the groups go on to say the late notification of the host availability as well as the lack of commitment from title sponsors led to this difficult decision. Zanesville High School football coach Chad Grandstaff...

March 31, 2011 - 9:19pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

The Gus Macker three on three basketball tournament in Zanesville has a new sponsor and a new location.

The Zanesville Downtown Association is transferring operations of the tournament over to the Zanesville Little Devils Football Program and the tournament will be held at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

"We're excited to not have this leave Zanesville and be able to continue to promote athletics in the area," said Chad Grandstaff, Zanesville High School Football...

June 7, 2010 - 12:13am
5 years 17 weeks ago

Downtown Zanesville is back to normal after the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament wrapped up this evening.

Barricades have been removed. There's no more tape on the streets marking the courts, and litter patrol has scanned the area all thanks to 350 volunteers and three hours of work.

"There's a lot of things that go into it. Picking up the litter to breaking down the baskets to just all the basketballs, crates, and scoreboards. Just all the things that make this...

June 6, 2010 - 8:11pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

For some local organizations, Gus Macker is a prime time to raise money.

Many organizations take advantage of the thousands of people that gather at the event to raise money to better the community.

"Our main purpose for the fundraiser is we have, is to help clothe needy children here in Zanesville and Muskingum County, and we operate the snow cone booth here at Gus Macker," says Todd Bickle with the Zanesville Newsies.

Christ's Table shook up some...

June 5, 2010 - 8:52pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

Players may be going home a little soaked tonight.

Despite the weather, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament continued in downtown Zanesville.

"This is the most sustained bad weather we've had. We've had lightning and had to clear the court, but to come in here and have rain for the opening ceremony, lightning, and then clearing...we survived it, and we're ready for another day, " says Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz.

Games were suspended for about...

June 5, 2010 - 4:10pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

If you've been to Gus Macker, you know the streets are packed, and there's not much room to move. When injuries happen, the medical staff needs the fastest way to work their way through the crowds.

To navigate quickly through the courts, the medical staff got a new ride that is meant to transport injured players.

"We had a golf cart donated to us from the Genesis Hearts and Hands Auxillary, part of the Genesis Foundation. And it's been really integral for us to be able...

June 4, 2010 - 4:24pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

Gus Macker volunteers were busy registering participants Friday afternoon.

Teams were able to beat the crowds Saturday by getting signed in early.

"We have I think almost 500 teams registered and you can imagine how it would be if we had that many teams coming at once, so we usually get a lot of kids tonight with their parents mainly and then the adults will come tomorrow and register," says Teanna Hrinko, committee member.

If you didn't make Friday's...

June 2, 2010 - 8:24pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

As people gear up for the 14th annual gus macker tournament, volunteers began transforming fifth street into the three on three basketball courts.

Crews temporarily closed fifth street to set up the courts for the tournament which begins this saturday.

"Today we had anywhere from 20 to 25 volunteers show up along with some city help and some county help as well and uh, that made today go very smoothly, " says Mike Bryan, Logistics Chairman of Gus Macker.


June 2, 2010 - 4:54pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department is prepared to take appropriate actions against anyone who misbehaves during this weekend's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, and place people in jail if needed.

Sergeant Chris Phipps says in addition to the assigned weekend crews, ZPD will have several extra off-duty officers working for security reasons.

"We'll be doing static patrol, covering the major areas to make sure that everyone is safe and everything goes as smoothly as...

June 1, 2010 - 12:52pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

The baskets are here!

All 22 units, which will equate to about 44 courts, arrived this morning for this weekend's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in downtown Zanesville.

"We still store baskets down here until we take them out on Friday, and we'll tape the streets tomorrow night too, weather permitting, " says Gus Macker Logistics Chairman, Mike Bryan.

The baskets and courts will be put together Wednesday, and they will eventually make their way to the...

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