Newcomerstown High School

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Newcomerstown High School
Address
659 S. Beaver St.
Newcomerstown, Ohio, (Tuscarawas County), 43832
United States
Information
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Grades 9-12
Color(s) orange & black[1]          
Athletics conference Inter-Valley Conference[1]
Nickname Trojans[1]
Website

Newcomerstown High School is a public high school in Newcomerstown, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Newcomerstown Exempted Village Schools district. Their mascot is the Trojans. Their rival is the Ridgewood Generals.

History[edit]

Although the school district was first established in 1856, the first building dedicated for grades 9-12 was not built until 1924. The current high school building, located at 659 Beaver St., was constructed in 1965.[2]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Famous alumni[edit]

  • Woody Hayes, Ohio State University football coach.
  • Cy Young, Denton True "Cy" Young (March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his 22-year baseball career (1890–1911), he pitched for five different teams. Young established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for a century. Young compiled 511 wins, which is most in Major League history and 94 ahead of Walter Johnson who is second on the list.[1] Young was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. One year after Young's death, the Cy Young Award was created to honor the previous season's best pitcher.

In addition to wins, Young still holds the major league records for most career innings pitched (7,355), most career games started (815), and most complete games (749).[2][3][4] He also retired with 316 losses, the most in MLB history.[5] Young's 76 career shutouts are fourth all-time.[6] He also won at least 30 games in a season five times, with ten other seasons of 20 or more wins.[7] In addition, Young pitched three no-hitters, including the third perfect game in baseball history, first in baseball's "modern era".[a] In 1999, 88 years after his final major league appearance and 44 years after his death, editors at The Sporting News ranked Cy Young 14th on their list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players".[8] That same year, baseball fans named him to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. Young's career started in 1890 with the Cleveland Spiders. After eight years with the Spiders, Young was moved to St. Louis in 1899. After two years there, Young jumped to the newly created American League, joining the Boston franchise. He was traded back to Cleveland in 1909, before spending the final two months of his career with the Boston Rustlers. After his retirement, Young went back to his farm in Ohio, where he stayed until his death at age 88 in 1955.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  2. ^ Wright, Jamie. "History of Newcomerstown Schools". Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  3. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  4. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 

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