Area Sports

SHS Grad Hines Named Hoop Coach at Barnesville

by Seth Staskey, special to The Journal The Barnesville High School administration didn’t have to look far to fill its boys basketball coaching vacancy. During last week’s board of education meeting, Johnny Hines, who had served as the chief assistant under Matt Johnson, was formally approved as the new head coach. Johnson stepped down in…

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Shenandoah’s Flood Receives Wells Memorial Scholarship

  by Jeff Harrison Shenandoah High 2020 graduate Raegan Flood was awarded the John Wells Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship – presented in the memory of the late John Wells, a highly-respected pitching coach from the area who spent many years on the Muskingum University coaching staff – is presented each year to two college-bound…

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Contact Sports Practices to Resume Monday

Good news came from the lt. governor’s office yesterday. Beginning Monday, June 22, practices for contact sports may resume, with safety practices in place. Lt. Governor Husted announced that Phase II of the Responsible RestartOhio plan for sports activities will allow contact practice for all sports to resume on Monday, June 22. “This means football,…

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Young “Colt” Selected by Tigers in MLB Draft

By Jeff Harrison He picked up his first bat and threw his first pitch in Guernsey County. Now this “Colt” is a member of the Detroit Tigers’ organization. Colt Keith – who spent his first eight years living just outside of Byesville where he developed an early affinity for the game of baseball – got…

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OHSAA to Expand Football Playoffs in 2021

submitted by Jeff Harrison The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to expand the OHSAA football playoffs from eight schools per region to 12 beginning in the 2021 season. The 9-0 affirmative vote was given to a recommendation from the OHSAA staff, which was based on a proposal from the Ohio…

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New Home for OHSAA Cross Country Championships

The Ohio High School Athletic Association cross country state championships are moving to Fortress Obetz, a 50-acre multi-purpose sports complex with a 6,500-seat grandstand located on thesoutheast side of Columbus, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced Wednesday. Fortress Obetz opened in 2017 on the former site of the Columbus Motor Speedway. The racing that will…

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Lady Zeps’ Volleyball Trio to Play at the Next Level

Flood, Dixon Headed to Muskingum; Smith Going to Waynesburg By Jeff Harrison Team success can often lead to individual rewards such as all-star recognition and the like, and for three Shenandoah High volleyball players the success they achieved both collectively and individually has led to the chance to play the sport they love at the…

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