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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.

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.

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The Lady Spartans shot 16-for-16 from the free throw line in the final quarter to seal a 57-43 win over Vinton County.
The Bobcats made a late run but it came up short on Monday night


The No. 4 Ohio Bobcats (18-2-2) completed their 2-game weekend sweep with a 5-0 win over Rutgers.

Coming off an 8-1 beatdown over Rutgers on Friday, the Bobcats played like they had more to prove going into Saturday’s rematch.

In the third overtime of the Single A WVSSAC State Championship, the only relevant factor was passion: Williamstown had just a little more of it.

The Yellow Jackets held off held off St. Mary’s to win 33-32 and capture the state title.

In the first half of the Alexander Lady Spartans’ road matchup with Jackson on Saturday, Alexander was outrebounded 17-to-6, committed 10 turnovers and gave up 17 free throw attempts. Somehow, despite all of that, they went into the halftime break leading 27-23.

Despite Ohio taking an 11-0 lead to start the game, the Bobcats suffered their first loss of the season in a 76-68 defeat at the hands of the Eastern Carolina Pirates.

Through Ohio’s first four games this season, the Bobcats have yet to put together a complete 40 minutes, and that didn’t change against St. Bonaventure (6-1) on Saturday. The Bobcats dropped their second-straight game and fell to 2-3 with the 80-70 loss to the visiting Bonnies.

The Friday before Finals weekend was one of torrential downpour, and fittingly, eight different Bobcats poured goals in Ohio’s 8-1 victory over Rutgers.

With the win, the No. 5 ‘Cats (17-2-2) remain undefeated at 13-0 at Bird Arena.

The River Valley Raiders headed into the Eagles Nest, home of the Eastern Eagles, Friday night looking to grab their first win of the 2014-15 season. The Raiders were able to do just that as they defeated Eastern 65-52.

The Alexander Spartans overcame the intense Marietta high school crowd and a major size disadvantage to defeat the Marietta Tigers 66-49 in their season-opener.

Back on the road after Thanksgiving, the Bobcat wrestling squad didn't miss a beat in its dual meet against Appalachian State team in Boone, N.C., winning the meet 26-15.

The Ohio Wrestling Squad welcomes the addition of four new wrestlers for the 2015-16 season to their early signing class.

All four wrestlers bring very successful high school careers with them to the college wrestling level.