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Quinn Set to Lead at MVNU as Director of Athletics

FROM MVNU: As the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year approaches, the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hire of Aaron Quinn as the Director of Athletics. Quinn was hired to the position of Director of Athletics in June of 2017. Aaron and his family first relocated to MVNU in June of 2016 when he …

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Todd Perdas named girls basketball coach at St. Peter’s

St.  Peter’s High School announced Friday that Todd Perdas has been named head coach of the Lady Spartans Basketball program. Todd Perdas brings extensive experience with both women’s and men’s teams at the collegiate level. Perdas was formerly an Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach at Fairland High School in southern Ohio. He comes highly recommended from Coach Jon Buchanan, head girls’ …

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Indians acquire Jay Bruce in deal with Mets

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians tonight announced the acquisition of OF JAY BRUCE from the New York Mets in exchange for RHP RYDER RYAN.   Bruce will report to the club this weekend in Tampa.   Bruce, 30, has appeared in 102 games for New York-NL this season, batting .256 (104-406) with 20 doubles, 29 home runs, 75 RBI and …

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AU Women Picked Second In 2017 GLIAC Preseason Poll

From Ashland University: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s soccer head coaches expect an encore from Ashland University, as the Eagles were picked to finish second in the conference in the 2017 GLIAC Preseason Poll, released on Monday (Aug. 7) morning. Ashland was the 2016 GLIAC regular-season runner-up (best GLIAC regular-season finish since 2005), ending the season at 10-3-4 overall …

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Ashland Student among those honored by OHSAA

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association and its six District Athletic Boards will hand out $148,750 in college scholarships to 186 recent high school graduates following selections made by each of the OHSAA’s six District Athletic Boards. The OHSAA’s annual college scholarship program is now in its 25th year. Thirty-six of the honorees will receive $1,000 awards …

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Crawford moves ahead in NCAA WOTY process

GAMBIER, Ohio – As winner of the 2017 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Pam Smith Award, recent Kenyon College graduate Ellie Crawford was moved forward as a conference nominee for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.                 Tuesday, the NCAA released the names of all 145 female student-athletes nominated by conferences and an independent selection committee. Those honorees, …

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Lords earn academic award from USTFCCCA

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) recently released its list of academic award winners for the 2016-17 men’s track and field season and, once again, the Kenyon College Lords made the list as an All-Academic Team.                 To be eligible for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honor, a program had to …

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Local Team falls in Elite Eight of London Wiffleball Tournament

Things looked pretty bad for the Sidewinders, a team comprised of Knox County Residents, at the London Wiffleball tournament early on but a comeback and some close victories helped the team reach the Elite Eight. The 65 team tournament took place in West Jefferson, Ohio. The Sidewinders team consisted of Ryan Burke, Kenny Rucker, Nick Neighbarger, Tyler Mathias and Alex …

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Knox County group to again take on the London Wiffleball Tournament

A group of five men from Knox County will once again compete for a championship at the London Wiffleball Tournament on Sunday. The event traditionally held on Saturday is on a Sunday this year at a new location, the Madison Garden Center in West Jefferson. The Sidewinders are a team comprised of 2 Centerburg residents, one Apple Valley resident and …

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Jiwa, McCool named All-America Scholars

NORMAN, Okla. – The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) released Wednesday the list of those players tabbed 2017 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars. Recent Kenyon College graduate Mason McCool and rising senior Sadiq Jiwa were among the NCAA Division III golfers who earned a spot on the list. The academic honor was a first for Jiwa, but the second in …

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