Local Sports Briefs


Erwin chooses Muskingum University

NEW CONCORD – Former Greeneview High School football standout Walker Erwin of Bowersville, has decided to continue his athletic and academic careers at Muskingum University, Muskie head coach Al Logan announced. Erwin will be a member of Muskingum’s Class of 2019 that will start school in August 2015.

Erwin, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound offensive tackle and defensive end was a member of the Honor Roll. He is the son of Phil and Kristine Erwin.

Muskingum opens the 2015 season at home against Waynesburg at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5.


Xenia pastor auditions for American Ninja Warrior TV show

Ken Winter, the current Family Ministries Associate Pastor at Dayton Ave. Baptist Church in Xenia, was recently chosen as one of 500 athletes to audition for NBC’s American Ninja Warrior television show.

Last week, Winter traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa. to run the Ninja Warrior course. Should he qualify high enough to make it through the Pittsburgh qualifier, the Cedarville University alum and former Yellow Jackets men’s soccer coach would then compete in the city finals. If Winter gets through the city finals, he’ll compete in Las Vegas as part of the national finals this summer.

Winter is not allowed to reveal the results of his competition until the show airs in the summer.