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Waterford Falls to Hiland in State Final

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Next season Waterford will unveil a new banner.  It will say “Runner-up.” Berlin Hiland won its fifth State Championship by defeating the Lady Wildcats 61-41. The final score tells it right.  Hiland led for over 30 minutes in the 32-minute game.  Waterford had one lead the entire contest.  Megan Ball was fouled after making a… Read More

Waterford trio

Waterford and Hiland to Battle for State History

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In baseball, being successful one time out of three makes a player one of the best.  For the Waterford Lady Wildcats, going one out of three is a nightmare. Waterford will play in its third-consecutive State Championship game on Saturday.  After a full season of passing doubts, overcoming a lost player and wild comeback wins,… Read More

Waterford Duff

Lady Wildcats Advance to State Final with a Buzzer Beater

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Hayley Duff saved Waterford’s season in the District Final against South Webster.  On a bigger stage in the State Semi-Finals, she played savior again. Tied 35-35, and the clock ticking below 10 seconds, Megan Ball passed to Alli Kern.  Kern threw across her body to Duff who drove to the basket.  Duff put up a… Read More

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Vinton County Vikings Press Onto Final Four

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The Meadowbrook Colt’s bright orange and the Vinton County Viking’s deep maroon painted the Convo, highlighting the division between the cheering fans. Those wearing maroon jumped to their feet after the final buzz of the scoreboard and went home happy tonight. The Vinton County Vikings were able to clinch a spot in the Elite Eight… Read More

Waterford Regional Champs

Waterford to See Jackson Center in State Semi-Finals

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For the third year in a row, the Schottenstein Center will host the Waterford Lady Wildcats in the State Tournament. Waterford defeated Danville 50-35 on Saturday to clinch the Regional Championship. The Lady Wildcats (23-3) have to hurdle Jackson Center for a chance to defend their title for another season. The Lady Tigers (22-4) are… Read More

Waterford Danville

Lady Wildcats Clinch Third Straight Trip to States

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When Jerry Close took over the reins of the Waterford Lady Wildcats basketball team 12 years ago, he did not believe he could he could win consecutive Regional Championships.  On Saturday night, he did it for a third time in as many years. Waterford defeated Danville 50-35 and clinched a spot in the State Semi-finals… Read More

waterford-eastern

Waterford Defeats Eastern for Third Time to Advance to Regional Finals

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It is often said the hardest thing to do in sports is beat a team three times.  Trying to do it in a regional semi-final seems unlikely, but don’t tell that to the Waterford Lady Wildcats because they’ll prove you wrong like they did on Thursday night. After winning by seven in the first meeting… Read More