TVC-Ohio Basketball Standings Feb. 12

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TVC-Ohio Boys Standings

1. Vinton County Vikings | 15-5 (Conf. 10-0)

This week could be the week for Vinton County, as the Vikings could clinch back-to-back TVC-Ohio titles as soon as Tuesday night at Meigs. All Vinton County has to do at this point is beat Meigs to win the title outright and win one of its final two games to at least clinch a share of the title. If Vinton County were to lose to Meigs, they could still win the title outright if it were to beat Wellston on Friday and have Meigs lose Friday. 

While the Vikings are on title watch, last week was a good measuring stick to see just how well they might fair in the OHSAA tournament. Vinton County lost by seven to Washington Court House, while boat-racing Jackson en route to a 67-51 win in McArthur on Saturday night. This week we already mentioned the schedule, but for safe measure, Vinton County will be at Meigs on Tuesday night while heading to Wellston on Friday night. With the tournament brackets officially released, we also know that the Vikings will head to Jackson for the first round Feb. 20. — Grant Kiefer

2. Meigs Marauders | 15-4 (Conf. 9-1)

The Meigs boys have continued to fight the injury bug all season, so let’s take a look at last week’s play. They started the week at Jackson on Tuesday, and despite a hard-fought battle, the FAC opponent took the crown 63-50. The Marauders looked to bounce back at Alexander on Friday, where they’d play the Spartans on their senior night. The boys got exactly what they were looking for, winning 56-43. 

Next week, Meigs will host Vinton County on Tuesday in Pomeroy for the long-awaited rematch, which was rescheduled from Jan. 19. Then, they will end regular season play at home against River Valley on Friday. — Quinn Elfers

3. Nelsonville-York Buckeyes | 13-8  (Conf. 6-5)

The Buckeyes hosted two conference games last week against Alexander and Wellston. The boys were clicking on all cylinders, dominating both games. They defeated Alexander 74-43, and Wellston 73-33.

These two huge wins will give the Buckeyes some momentum for the playoffs as they will play their last game of the regular season against Athens on Feb. 16. — Donovan Varney

T-4. River Valley Raiders | 6-15 (Conf. 4-7)

River Valley had two games last week, coming against Southern on Tuesday and Athens on Friday.  

In the first matchup vs Southern the Raiders played tough but weren’t enough to take down the Tornadoes. However, Friday they bounced back with a 39-38 win over Athens pulling them into a tie for fourth in the conference standings. 

This week they will play Friday on the road at Meigs for the regular season finale. Then on Saturday, they will play their opening round playoff game taking on No.15 seed Waverly. — Andrew Bowlby

Wellston Golden Rockets logoT-4. Wellston Golden Rockets | 5-15 (Conf. 4-7)

Wellston had a pair of challenging matchups that did not fare well last week. First facing Waterford and falling 63-24. 

Then, taking on a conference foe Nelsonville-York. The Golden Rockets were downed by a three-point barrage from the Buckeyes 73-33. 

Wellston will play Clay and Vinton County this week to round out the regular season before beginning the playoffs with a trip to Chesapeake next week. — Andrew Bowlby

T-4. Athens Bulldogs | 4-16 (Conf. 4-7)

The Athens boys entered the home stretch of their season with two more tough losses this week. After a loss to the Alexander Spartans last week, they looked outside the TVC-Ohio to face off with Circleville at home, but were unable to compete, falling to the Tigers 80-46. Later in the week, they travelled to Bidwell in hopes of picking up a conference win against River Valley. The Bulldogs stayed competitive but fell just short against the Raiders with a final score of 39-38. 

Next week, they’ll round out their season with two home games. On Tuesday, they’ll welcome the Federal Hocking Lancers, who sit in second place in the TVC-Hocking conference. They’ll finish their regular season against the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes on Friday, and on Saturday they’ll travel to Logan Elm for their first-round matchup. Zachary Knight

7. Alexander Spartans | 1-20 (Conf. 1-11)

After grabbing their first win last week, the Alexander boys looked to continue their success against Nelsonville-York and Meigs. Unfortunately, the Spartans struggled in both losing to the Buckeyes 43-74 and the Marauders 43-56. 

In their last game of the season, they face off against the Eastern Eagles who have had a similar season going 3-17 and begin the playoffs with a matchup against Circleville. Maddie Kiefer

TVC-Ohio Girls Standings

1. Athens Bulldogs | 18-4 (Conf. 11-1)

It was a big week for the Athens Lady Bulldogs, who finished their season atop the TVC-Ohio. After getting a share of the title last week, they picked up a win on the road against the Vinton County Vikings with a dominant 62-41 victory. With that win, they officially claimed the TVC-Ohio title for themselves but opted to celebrate at home on Thursday night after another 77-46 win against the Wellston Golden Rockets. 

Post season play starts next week for the Lady Bulldogs, who will travel to Jackson and match up with the Waverly Tigers, who finished their season with an 11-10 record.  — Zachary Knight

2. River Valley Raiders | 18-4 (Conf. 9-3)

River Valley finished the regular season in style with two commanding wins. The Lady Raiders beat Southern 51-28, and then won their final TVC-Ohio game of the year taking down Alexander 51-36 to secure second place in the standings. 

The Raiders will wait until Saturday for their opening round playoff game when they take on Chesapeake at Waverly High School. — Andrew Bowlby

3. Alexander Spartans | 14-8 (Conf. 7-5)

The Alexander Lady Spartans have finished the regular season 14-8 and third in the TVC-Ohio, a complete one-eighty from their 1-21 season last year. Sophomore Kaylee Hudnall and freshman Lilly Ryder stepped up this year for the Spartans. 

Alexander will get a chance to prove themselves in the playoffs against Huntington on Saturday. Maddie Kiefer

4. Nelsonville-York Buckeyes | 10-12 (Conf. 6-6)

The Lady Buckeyes wrapped up their regular season last week with a conference game at Wellston, and a home game against non-conference opponent, Logan.

Monday night’s game against Wellston had the Buckeyes with a lead at halftime, but they ended up falling behind in the second half and lost 52-49. Airah Lavy kept Nelsonville-York in the game with 32-points. On Wednesday they hosted Logan in their final game of the regular season and lost 51-36.

The Lady Buckeyes finished the regular season with a 10-12 (6-6) record, and will play Federal Hocking in the first round of the playoffs. — Donovan Varney

5. Vinton County Vikings | 9-13 (Conf. 5-7)

Vinton County will finish the regular season with an improvement in the standings compared to last season, finishing fifth with a conference record of 5-7. Vinton County’s week consisted of falling to Athens and allowing the Bulldogs to clinch the TVC-Ohio title on their floor, while bouncing back to defeat Meigs on the road. To round out the regular season, Vinton County fell to Jackson on its home floor Saturday.  

It’s officially tournament time, and the Vikings will get their postseason started Monday night at home against No. 18 seed Washington Court House. If Vinton County were to win, it would face the two-seeded Circleville Tigers on a neutral floor at Zane Trace High School on Thursday, with tip-off at 6:15 p.m.   Grant Kiefer

Wellston Golden Rockets logo6. Wellston Golden Rockets | 9-13 (Conf. 3-9)

Wellston split their final two TVC-Ohio games last week picking up a win over Nelsonville-York and a loss against Athens. 

In the former, the Golden Rockets hosted the Buckeyes and pulled off the late season upset 52-49. The latter was a difficult road test as they fell to the TVC-Ohio champions 77-46. 

Wellston will play Fairfield Union on Monday in the first round of the playoffs. — Andrew Bowlby

7. Meigs Marauders | 6-16 (Conf. 1-11)

Meigs wrapped up regular season play, and they’ve been looking to get a win on their record after a four-game losing streak prior to last week. They began play at Alexander on Monday, playing the third-seeded Spartans in their first of two in-conference games of the week. They would fall 66-46. They looked for redemption at home against Vinton County on Friday. The game went down to the wire, but the Lady Marauders just couldn’t finish, losing 52-47. 

The girls will start tournament play on Monday at home against the No. 25 seed Ironton Tigers. With a win, they will play first seeded Portsmouth on Saturday. Lucy Scheafer