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Athens, Ohio offers a unique local food experience that brings a new meaning to the term “locavore.” Each dish brought out to the table has a different story, a different history. The origin of each bite is easily traceable within a 30-mile radius. This is the Athens’ 30 Mile Meal. The steps are as follows:… Read More
This is not the start to Mid-American Conference play Aaron Rodgers expected. On a gray and gloomy second day of October at Chessa Field, two early first half goals from Taylor Sarver led the Huskies to the 2-1 win over Ohio. It was the Bobcats’ fourth straight loss to start conference play and their sixth… Read More
A simple phrase comprised of only three words, but years of planning and hard work. Ohio Soccer’s motto for the 2016 season is “Turn the Tide” and for coach Aaron Rodgers and the program, this season is setting up to change the face of Ohio Soccer. Ohio hasn’t made an appearance in the Mid-American Conference… Read More
Glouster, Ohio, comprised of almost 2,000 people according to the 2010 census, takes pride in one thing: Trimble High School athletics. From its hard-hitting and scrappy football team to its successful boys and girls’ basketball teams. The people of Glouster care for their Tomcat athletics. Two girls from Trimble High School are taking their Trimble… Read More
It’s been 14 days since the Athens Bulldogs last game, and it showed Tuesday night in the Plains. In their first game in 2016, the Bulldogs (3-6, 2-2) struggled offensively in the first half scoring only 15 points in their 72-51 loss to the rival Warren Warriors. The Warriors (7-2, 0-0) outscored Athens 26-5 in… Read More
Paul McNeal knew it wouldn’t be easy and tonight proved that. With Wayne Horsley, Dominique Doseck and Olivia Harris looking on, McNeal and the Athens Bulldogs (0-1) lost to the Warren Warriors (2-0) in his first game in charge, 56-20. “There wasn’t anything we didn’t expect coming into the game,” McNeal said. “We are more… Read More
Bobcat Sports Showcase Reporter Clay Benjamin talks more about Freshman Stephanie Rowland who is making herself at home in Athens.
In one of the most competitive seasons TVC-Ohio history, there are three teams vying for the title and Friday’s matchup between Athens and River Valley has huge implications for both the conference crown and playoff picture. The Bulldogs will come into the match-up against the Raiders the winners of four straight, largely thanks to running… Read More
Halfway through their second season in the TVC-Ohio, the River Valley Raiders (4-0, 1-0) find themselves atop the standings with all the other teams looking up. It’s an unfamiliar position this far into the season. Over the past 20 years, the Raiders have not finished better than 6-4. The team came close last season, finishing… Read More
It is still early in the season and there is still a lot of football to be played, but after the first two weeks of the season, the once predictable TVC-Ohio has now become unpredictable. With the Athens Bulldogs yet to win a game this season and the Buckeyes falling in overtime last weekend, that… Read More
It’s safe to say that this is not the way Aaron Rodgers wanted to start his third season at the helm of Ohio soccer. Through the first three games the season, the Bobcats (0-2-0) have yet to win, score a goal while conceding seven in three losses. Making matters worse, the team has yet to… Read More
After their best season in program history, which led to their first Mid-American Conference regular season and tournament title in over 30 years, the Ohio Women’s basketball team announced their schedule for the 2015-2016 season Friday afternoon. Defending MAC Coach of the year Bob Boldon and his team will start the season off on Sunday… Read More
The Ohio Women’s basketball team will be without one of their leaders next season. Kat Yelle, a redshirt senior, has transferred to Bradley, according to the Ohio University Athletic department. Yelle graduated from Ohio in the spring and will pursue a Master’s Degree at Bradley. Yelle, who is from Geneva, Illinois, is moving closer to… Read More
After a season for the ages, and a Mid-American Conference Championship under their belt, Ohio women’s basketball found out its NCAA Tournament fate on Monday night. The Bobcats nabbed a No. 14 seed in the Greensboro region and will travel to Tempe, Ariz., to take on No. 3 Arizona State in the first round of… Read More
As the lone senior on the 2014-2015 Ohio women’s basketball team, Mariah Byard prepares to cap off what has been a historical Bobcat career.
The last time the Ohio women’s basketball team won the regular season Mid-American Conference title and the MAC Tournament championship in the same season, Ohio coach Bob Boldon was a young kid playing baseball, and his players weren’t even born yet. But 30 years later, the Bobcats once again reign atop the MAC with a… Read More
With Athens high school football due to end in the coming weeks, a lot of attention has shifted towards the basketball court as the action inside the TVC gyms is just getting started. And the attention hasn't gone unnoticed by coach Wayne Horsley and his Lady Bulldogs as they took down the Federal Hocking Lady… Read More
Union Army General Ulysses S. Grant once said, "find out where your enemy is; get at him as soon as you can; strike him as hard as you can and keep moving on." Both Parkersburg and Parkersburg South know exactly where their Civil War adversary is and one thing is for sure: They do not… Read More
It is 6:30 a.m., and the alarm on Hailey Hrynewich’s iPhone rings to cue the start of another day. Still groggy from the night’s sleep, Hrynewich gets dressed and makes her way to Peden Stadium for her golf team workouts. It’s another day of cardio and core work to get ready for the spring season…. Read More
When senior captain Gabby Hausfeld went down with a season ending ACL injury, freshman Megan Niebuhr took control of the center back position.
1) Point Pleasant Big Blacks (8-0) Everything is going well in Point Pleasant as the Big Blacks are coming off a 37-20 victory over a then-undefeated Ravenswood. With the victory, the Big Blacks are second in the WVSSCAC Class AAA rankings. The Big Blacks put their perfect record on the line next week when Shady… Read More
In 2008, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States. The Billboard music top song of 2008 was “Low” by Flo-Rida and the top grossing movie was The Dark Knight. In Point Pleasant, West Virginia, however, Alan Wasonga set the Big Black single-season record with 27 touchdowns. That record stood until… Read More
The Ohio Women’s Golf team finished off the fall portion of their 2014-2015 season with a third-place finish at the Rocket Classic Tuesday in Port Clinton, Ohio. In a tournament loaded with MAC competition, the Bobcats finished behind MAC rivals Toledo and Western Michigan at the Catawba Island Golf Course. The ‘Cats showing was… Read More
The Point Pleasant Big Blacks picked up their 19th straight-regular season victory Friday night in a clash of top-ten teams with a 49-0 victory over the Parkersburg South Patriots. The Patriots (3-2) came into the game fresh off of a bye week and ranked ninth in West Virginia Class AAA in Head Coach Mike Eddy’s… Read More
After their first tournament victory since 2004, the Lady Bobcats are picking up steam heading into the final two tournaments in 2014.