Paced by Jace Ruggerio, the Zanesville Blue Devils fired a team score of 331 to capture the district title at Crown Hill Golf Club. The Blue Devils finished seven strokes better than Warren (338) and eight strokes better than Marietta (339).
Ruggerio fired an 80--good enough for second place individually--while J.J. Burns and Nolan Kimberly both shot 83. Zanesville will next be in action at the state championship at The Ohio State University's Scarlet Course on Oct. 23-24.
After finishing the 2014 season with a .500 record, the Zanesville Blue Devils are hoping for a major turnaround this season. For that to happen, head coach Chad Grandstaff and the Devils are taking a week by week approach to the 2015 season, with the ultimate goal being a post season appearance. Morgan Overbey has the story.
The playoff picture just changed for a quartet of local football teams as a result of the OHSAA revising enrollment counts for the second time this year.
Students at charter schools and STEM schools are no longer counted, so the Zanesville Blue Devils are dropping to D-III with a revised count of 354 boys. The Tri-Valley Scotties are moving up to D-II with a count of 361 boys, just one above the cut line of 360.
Coshocton and Newark Catholic also find themselves changing...
This Friday is the last home game of the Zanesville High School football season...And everyone will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of John Sulsberger Stadium.
John Sulsberger played football for the Blue Devils in the early 1960s. He went on to start playing at Ohio State University but was diagnosed with cancer and passed away a few months later. Mike Jackson played along side Sulsberger at Zanesville and was great friends with him.
Dublin Coffman scored three goals in the first 16 minutes of action--all in a five-minute span--to defeat Zanesville, 3-0, in Division I district semifinal action. The Lady Devils finish the season with an overall record 13-2-4.
Zanesville marched all that way to the D2 state final four last season before losing to eventual state champ Loveland. The Blue Devils graduated plenty of experience, so it's up to this year's group to reload and prove that they are still a force to be reckoned with. J.T. Raymond has the story.