Hardwood Heroes — January 30, 2021

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Episode Three of Hardwood Heroes takes a closer look at the title-clinching scenarios for Girls in the Tri-Valley Conference, and recaps the most exciting Boys basketball games of the week.

Our episode kicks off in the TVC-Ohio with a look the Athens girls’ latest win against River Valley, and a reflection on an exciting showdown between the Bulldog boys and Vinton County.

Then, we move over to Nelsonville-York — a team that’s struggled with injuries all season long. The boys fell short in a potential statement game against Meigs, but the girls took Wellston to town in their home arena. Find out how the girls can get a share of the TVC-Ohio title through the backdoor.

And speaking of the TVC-Ohio title, Alexander is one of the teams standing in N-Y’s way. The Alexander girls also put a beating on Wellston early in the week, and the boys were just as dominant in a win over Nelsonville-York.

Both the Boys’ and Girls’ titles are close within the grasps of Meigs and Vinton County — and both teams played each other last week. Reporters from both teams join the show to discuss their performances.

Before transitioning to the TVC-Hocking, we go Beyond the Court and tell the story of one Federal Hocking basketball player that makes the three-ball look easy — and he’s only playing with one eye.

Leading off the Hocking, the Lady Lancers looked to maintain the momentum of their first win with a game against South Gallia. Then, the Fed Hock boys take on the Rebels as well, but with much better results.

The Trimble Tomcats are the hottest they’ve ever been. The girls won an overtime thriller against a fellow state-ranked team, and boys head coach Howie Caldwell was inducted into the Eastern athletic hall of fame, a school where he led the team to the state Final Four.

Closing out the show are the Eastern Eagles, which had the South Gallia boys’ team on upset alert. Plus, a look at what makes the future bright for the lady Eagles.

Hardwood Heroes airs new episodes every Sunday at 11 p.m. and Monday at 6 p.m. on WOUB-HD 20.1.