This year's All-Ohio softball teams were released, featuring five 1st team performers. Lakewood juniors Courtney Vierstra and Brenna Brownfield, along with Maysville pitcher Madison Riggle, Zanesville pitcher Destinee Brooks, and Tri-Valley infielder Riley Paxson all made this year's first team.
Division-I First Team Destinee Brooks (Zanesville)
Lakewood defeated Keystone 7-4 to win the Division-II state championship. The Lady Lancers allowed one run in the first inning, but exploded for six in the second inning. Lakewood finishes the year 29-0 and their fourth state title in school history.
Division-I #45 Zanesville vs. #7 Marysville, 5-11-16 at 5:30pm
Division-II #17 Cambridge vs. #2 Maysville, 5-11-16 at 5pm #6 Logan Elm vs. #3 Sheridan, 5-11-16 at 5pm #3 Tri-Valley vs. Minerva/West Holmes, 5-11-16 at 5pm #18 Buckeye Local vs. #5 John Glenn, 5-11-16 at 5pm #20 Morgan vs. #1 St. Clairsville, 5-11-16 at 5pm
The Muskingum University softball team played its first home games of the season this afternoon at Donna J. Newberry Field taking on the Denison Big Red. Denison was dominant in both games, winning 4-3 and 6-2. The Fighting Muskies next game will be on Friday in a conference matchup against Otterbein.
One local organization celebrated a very special anniversary this weekend that brought thousands through the door.
The Fieldhouse Family Sports and Wellness Center is celebrating their 28 year anniversary. This weekend they had over 1000 people from eight states walking through their doors. For an AKC Shetland Sheepdog competition on the fanatic's field and a huge girls indoor softball tournament.
"We got about 1000 people here today from all different parts of the country....
Since May 20, a company in Zanesville has brought the making of an American tradition back inside the country's boarders.
APEX Sports is producing handmade softballs in Muskingum County. The business is currently operating out of the gymnasium at the Muskingum County Business Incubator. it's the only setting in the United States where softballs are being made.
For the past 35 years, each ball used has been made overseas. William Wilson owns APEX Sports. He said it's time to...