Hunt, volleyball team dominate Quakers, clinch OAC tournament berth

Muskie Volleyball clinched their berth in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament on Senior Night Tuesday behind senior Katie Hunt’s career high 21 kills.

Hunt’s 21 kills pushed her up the leaderboard for most career kills, as she now ranks 6th all-time with 987.

The Muskies were dominant in the 3-1 match win, taking the first two sets by scores of 25-10, before falling in the the third set 28-26, but regained their momentum in the fourth and final set, securing the match victory with another 25-10 set win.

The win moved the Muskies to 15-12 overall on the season, with a 3-5 mark in the OAC. The Muskies secured a spot in the postseason tournament as well with the victory.

The team currently sits in the seventh spot in the conference standings with one match left to play in the season. The Muskies cannot move up in the standings having already lost to Baldwin Wallace and Otterbein, the two teams directly in front them.

Marietta sits just behind the Muskies with a 2-6 mark in the OAC. The Muskies defeated the Pioneers on Oct. 4, giving the Muskies the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Muskies will likely open the OAC Tournament as the seventh seed going on the road to face the second seed, which currently belongs to Heidelberg, on Nov. 1.



Upper Reservoir playground is complete

The New Concord Reservoir was recently under construction. The upper reservoir now features a playground dedicated to the late John Morrow and Donna Newberry.

On Oct. 24 the Village of New Concord unveil the new playground equipment at the Upper Reservoir in New Concord.
On Oct. 24 the Village of New Concord unveiled the new playground equipment at the Upper Reservoir in New Concord.

Morrow spent 30 years as the New Concord Village Operations Manager and died in August 2015. Newberry was the Muskingum University Womens Softball Coach and was a coach at Muskingum for 36 years.

The dedication ceremony for the playground was on Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m.

New Concord Village Administrator, Charlotte Colley, said that Newberry left money to the New Concord Area Arts and Recreation District (NCAARD) for “recreational opportunities in the village.”

The village received a grant from the Zanesville-based Rogge Foundation that covered half of the total equipment cost.

The money that Newberry left to NCAARD matched the amount the foundation gave.

New Concord Village and the New Concord Board of trade supplemented additional funds for the project to be completed.

Children were welcomed at the dedication ceremony and encouraged to try the new equipment following the unveiling.

“Based on all the noise I heard from the youngsters on all the playground equipment I’d say it was very successful,” said New Concord Mayor, Brett Essex, at the Oct. 24 Village Council Meeting.

Colley and Essex are both pleased with the attendance at the playground.

“It was a really nice night and we had a great turnout,” said Colley.

The New Concord Reservoir is located off of Shadyside Dr. on the West end of town.