Students home for winter break, a 1-6 Alcorn State squad coming to the Convo and an Ohio team that was riding a two-game losing streak looked to make for a disastrous recipe for the Bobcats, but Ohio managed to overcome the potential obstacles and defeat the Braves, 66-55, on Saturday.

After a 10-0 run by Nelsonville-York to start off the fourth quarter, giving the Buckeyes a 39-37 lead, they could not find any more manpower to get the job done.

It is no shock for a team with a new coach, a new style of play and a host of new players to struggle coming out of the gates, so not surprisingly, Coach Phillips’ Ohio Bobcats squad has scuffled out to a 2-3 start.

The No. 25 Ohio Bobcats wrestle in front of their home crowd for the first time in 2014 on Saturday, in a meet against perhaps their toughest challenge of the year in the No. 5 Missouri Tigers.

The Trimble Tomcats (1-5) were unable to secure a win Thursday as they took on the Miller Falcons in Glouster, with the Miller Lady Falcons coming away with the victory 52-36.

The Alexander Lady Spartans (2-1) traveled to Wellston Thursday night to take on the Wellston Lady Golden Rockets (1-2), for a 49-17 victory.

The Athens Lady Bulldogs paid a visit to Nelsonville-York’s gymnasium on Thursday, Dec.

A tied score board with 13 seconds left in the game left the Federal Hocking Lady Lancers (1-3, 1-2 TVC-Hocking) fighting hard to win over the Belpre Golden Eagles (4-1, 3-1) until fouls caused the game to end with the Lady Lancers losing at home, 57-59.

Jackson linebacker and tight end Reagan Williams and 20 other defensive players from around Ohio have been selected as finalists for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Defensive Player of the Year award.

The Federal Hocking Lancers were focused on two things coming into the Southern Tornado’s (1-0) new gym tonight: the recent losses of, newly appointed, coach Eric Mitchell and how to contain senior forward Tristen Wolfe.