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TVC-Hocking season rolls on, with little changes in the standings

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As more series sweeps occur this past week, there has not been much shifting in the standings.  The Federal Hocking Lancers still lead the TVC-Hocking boy’s standings. Trimble remains in second in the standings after a win against Belpre Golden Eagles. The Eastern Eagles pick up their first conference win of the season after a close one with the Southern Tornadoes. In the girls’ standings, there were some shifts at the very bottom of the standings with Trimble and Belpre switching spots after Trimble won by four points. The South Gallia Rebels remain at the top of the standings, with Waterford and Eastern trailing right behind. 

TVC-Hocking Boys’ Standings 

Federal Hocking Lancers logo1. Federal Hocking Lancers | 11-2 (Conf. 6-0)  

With an 11-game winning streak, the Lancers remain at the top of TVC-Hocking Boys’ standings. This past week, Federal Hocking faced conference foe, Southern, and won 73-35.  

This week, the Lancers will have home-court advantage as they face the Vinton County Vikings, who are at the top of the standings for TVC-Ohio. The Vikings are coming into the game with a chip on their shoulder after an overtime loss to Wellston, while the Lancers still have their winning streak going. After Tuesday’s game, Federal Hocking will face another meeting with conference member, South Gallia. Then they will finish off their week by playing another tough opponent, Marietta. The Lancers were supposed to play Marietta in early December, but the game got canceled.    


Trimble Tomcats logo2. Trimble Tomcats | 6-5 (Conf. 4-2)  

After losing by three points to Waterford earlier in the week, the Trimble Tomcats bounce back with a conference win against the Belpre Golden Eagles. The win against the Golden Eagles helps the Tomcats stay second in the standings.   

The Tomcats need to continue winning games to still have a chance at the TVC-Hocking title. First, they will play Miller and then have another conference game against the Eastern Eagles. After Eastern, the Tomcats will go up against cross-county rival, Nelsonville-York, who is ranked third in the TVC-Ohio standings.   


Belpre Golden Eagles3. Belpre Golden Eagles | 8-6 (Conf. 4-2)  

A loss to the Trimble Tomcats this past week puts the Belpre Golden Eagles at third in the standings. Despite the loss, the Golden Eagles still earned a win against South Gallia this past week. If the Golden Eagles can continue winning conference games, then they could easily boost themselves in the standings. On January 24, they face Federal Hocking, a game they lost by nine earlier in the season. That game could be a time for the Golden Eagles to redeem themselves.  

Before Federal Hocking, Belpre will play Parkersburg and then have a chance at sweeping the season series against Southern later in the week.   


Waterford Wildcats logo4. Waterford Wildcats | 7-4 (Conf. 3-2) 

After losing to Belpre two weeks ago, the Wildcats turned it around this past week winning three games. First, they beat conference rivals Trimble and Eastern before finishing the week off with a win over Frontier. 

The Wildcats are looking confident with their three-game winning streak and will play two out-of-conference games against Warren and Shenandoah.   


South Gallia Rebels logo5. South Gallia Rebels | 5-7 (Conf. 2-3)

With a loss against the Belpre Golden Eagles, the South Gallia Rebels fall one spot in the standings.   

The Rebels have three games scheduled for this week. Two of the games are out of conference against River Valley and Sciotoville East and the other game is in conference against Federal Hocking.  

Eastern Eagles logo6. Eastern Eagles | 2-11 (Conf. 1-5)  

The Eastern Eagles pick up their first conference win of the season in overtime against Southern. With this conference win, they move up one spot in the standings. However, that would be the only win they could pick up last week. Eastern went on to play Waterford and Point Pleasant but lost both.  

Originally, the Eagles had four games lined up for this week, but two of them are now canceled. The Eagles will play Wellston first and then the Tomcats later in the week.  

Southern Tornadoes logo7. Southern Tornadoes | 2-11 (Conf 0-5) 

At the end of the fourth quarter, Southern was tied with the Eastern Eagles 44-44. However, the Eagles scored eight-unanswered points in overtime and Southern could not stop them. After the tough loss against Eastern, the Tornadoes also lost against Federal Hocking and Wahama last week in a game decided by four points.  

This week the Tornadoes will face two out-of-conference opponents – Nelsonville-York and River Valley. They also have a chance to earn a conference win against the Belpre Golden Eagles. 

TVC-Hocking Girls’ Standings 

South Gallia Rebels logo1. South Gallia Rebels | 13-1 (Conf. 8-0) 

The South Gallia Rebels remain at the top of the standings this week after another season sweep against the Southern Tornadoes. A win against Southern this past week helps the Rebels continue their undefeated conference record. With four more conference games left for the season, it looks like the Rebels could be closer to bringing home the title of TVC-Hocking. 

With a seven-game winning streak behind them, the Rebels have a lot of confidence for their three games this week against River Valley, Symmes Valley, and conference opponent, Trimble. The Rebels beat the Tomcats 59-26 last appearance and are looking to sweep another team this season. 


Waterford Wildcats logo2. Waterford Wildcats | 9-4 (Conf. 6-1)   

If the Wildcats want to defend their TVC-Hocking title from last season, then they must continue winning conference games and beat South Gallia. The Wildcats had no games this past week and will have ten days off before they play again on January 17th. The break could help the Wildcats sharpen their skills before they face South Gallia in two weeks. Earlier in the season, Waterford lost by seven points and will be looking for redemption.  

Before South Gallia, Waterford will face Parkersburg South, Federal Hocking, and Linsly this week. They will need to pick up a win against conference foe, Federal Hocking, to keep up with South Gallia’s conference record.  


Eastern Eagles logo3. Eastern Eagles | 9-6 (Conf. 5-3)  

Picking up two wins this past week, one being a conference win over Federal Hocking, the Eastern Eagles are picking up momentum with their three-game winning streak. The Eagles beat TVC-Ohio opponent Meigs Marauders, 70-61 before they swept Federal Hocking 54-36. They remain third in the standings, but if they want to move up, they need to continue winning conference games and beat South Gallia at the end of January. 

This week the Eagles will have another chance to earn another series sweep against Southern, but before they do the Eagles will face TVC-Ohio member, the Wellston Golden Rockets. After Southern and Wellston, the Eagles will face Symmes Valley.   

Federal Hocking Lancers logo4. Federal Hocking Lancers | 9-7 (Conf. 3-5)   

With two losses under their belt from this past week, the Lancers remain fourth in the standings. They lost against Morgan and conference foe, Eastern. They have four more conference games left for the regular season and one out-of-conference game. 

With their Saturday game canceled against St. Joseph Central, the Lancers will only have one game this week, which will be another meeting against conference foe Waterford.  

Trimble Tomcats logo5. Trimble Tomcats | 3-9 (Conf. 2-5)   

The Tomcats jumped over the Belpre Golden Eagles after winning 44-38, which puts them fifth in the standings. Not only did the Tomcats earn a season series sweep, but also stopped their five-game losing streak. The team also faced TVC-Ohio member, Vinton County but lost 36-46. Joelle Richards led the team with ten points and Jaylee Orsborne had six points. 

Later this week the Tomcats will face South Gallia and then Nelsonville-York, who is second in the TVC-Ohio Standings. 

Belpre Golden Eagles6. Belpre Golden Eagles | 2-13 (Conf. 2-7) 

After a close battle with the Trimble Tomcats, the Belpre Golden Eagles lost 38-44 against the Tomcats and fall to sixth in the standings. Belpre could have used this win to stay above Trimble in the standings. Before the Tomcats game, Belpre lost against Nelsonville-York also by six points. Seems like Belpre is playing strong against their opponents during the game but can’t quite finish it strong. 

The Golden Eagles will face Marietta before they participate in the St. Mary’s Invitational occurring on Friday and Saturday this week.  

Southern Tornadoes logo7. Southern Tornadoes | 5-11 (Conf. 1-7)    

The Tornadoes had a tough conference battle against South Gallia, who is sitting at first in the TVC-Hocking. Even though their overall record is better compared to other teams in the standings, the Tornadoes need to win conference games to improve their place in the standings. 

The Southern Tornadoes will have two games back-to-back. They first play Ravenswood and then the next night they will play conference foe, Eastern Eagles.