To The Convo: John Glenn Basketball Pep Rally Hype Video 2014 March 11, 2014 As John Glenn Basketball prepares for their 3rd trip in school history to the Sweet 16, we take a closer look at the action that got the Muskies to this point. MVL Champions. Sectional Champions. District Champions. The New Concord crew has far more on their mind as they will shoot for the program's first ever Regional Championship. Music: "Light Up the Sky" by Thousand Foot Krutch (Solomon Olds Remix)
Muskies Capture District Title over Rival Cambridge March 10, 2014 John Glenn ousted rival Cambridge in the District Final, 47-43, to win their 3rd District Title in school history. The Muskies showed their resolve in a Final that saw its fair share of massive momentum swings. John Glenn hustled out to a 20-6 lead through the first 12 minutes but the next 12 belonged to the Bobcats. Trailing 14-22 at half, Cambridge mounted an incredible comeback and took a 40-30 lead into the early 4th quarter. From there, the Muskies outscored the Bobcats 17-3 to finish including scoring the final 11 points of the game. Sophomore Drew Rackley led the charge for John Glenn all game with 19 points but key plays came from multiple Muskies to assist the comeback. John Glenn (#2) now plays Dover (#1) in the OHSAA D-II Regional Semifinal at the Convocation Center in Athens on Thursday, March 13th at 8 pm.
Wildcats Outlast Raiders, Earn District Finals Berth March 6, 2014 Newark defeated league-foe Reynoldsburg for the 3rd time this season and when it mattered most: in the tournament. The 'Cats weathered a rough 3rd quarter to advance to the OHSAA D-1 District Final. After leading 30-19 at half and being up by 13 early in the 3rd, Reynoldsburg stormed back into the game, taking a 44-43 lead into the final quarter. It was the clutch 4th quarter play of Jordan Dartis and the 'Cats Free Throw shooting that ultimately gave them the W. Dartis knocked in 13 of his game-high 20 points in the 4th, 9 of which came at the line. Newark shot 30-37 overall from the charity stripe. Newark (#5) now plays Dublin Coffman (#9) in the District Final on Saturday, March 8th, 10 am at the Fairgrounds Coliseum in Columbus.
Zanesville Bounces Westerville South With Strong 4th Quarter Effort March 6, 2014 Zanesville's strong 4th quarter and presence on the boards gave them a 62-51 win over Westerville South to advance to a District Final. The Blue Devils (#4) owned a 20-11 advantage through 1, but it was the Wildcats (#11) who enjoyed an 8-0 run to bring them back into the game. The Blue Devils and Wildcats traded leads consistently through the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Junior Malik Bocook changed the tide of the game, though, early in the 4th with a thunderous tomahawk slam dunk. The Blue Devils' energy ramped up after Bocook's jam and they proceeded to outscore Westerville South 16-6 in the final 8 minutes. Senior JT McFarland led in scoring with 16. The ECOL Champion Blue Devils advance to the District Finals to play the OCC-Ohio Champion Pickerington Central Tigers (#6) on Saturday, March 8th, 4 pm at the Fairgrounds Coliseum in Columbus.
Muskies Steamroll Carrollton, Will Face Rival Cambridge in District Final March 3, 2014 John Glenn (#2) steamrolled over Carrollton (#13) in their District Semifinal, 60-41, to earn a shot at the District Championship. The Muskies held a 4-point lead through 1 quarter but a strong showing in the 2nd gave them a 12 point lead heading into halftime. They consistently built their lead thanks to prolific 3-point shooting and holding Carrollton to just 6 points in the 3rd. Sophomore Drew Rackley led in scoring with 16 but scorers weren't hard to find for the Muskies as just about every player that saw time was a contributor. John Glenn plays rival Cambridge in the District Final on Wednesday, March 4th, 7 p.m. at Zanesville H.S. The Muskies def. the Bobcats at Cambridge back in December, 60-38.
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