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Ohio's Cece Hooks drives to the hoops in the Bobcats' game against Toledo in the MAC Quarterfinals on March 9, 2022.

Ohio Women’s Basketball falls to Toledo in MAC Quarterfinal after a stellar performance from Sophia Wiard

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) – Five days after the Ohio Bobcats thought their season concluded, it started up again. After battling it out with top-seeded Toledo Wednesday morning, the Rockets eventually pulled away with the 80-67 win over the Bobcats. Ohio didn’t back down from the challenge and played a tight game against Toledo, a team… Read More

Cece Hooks, number 1, leaps into the air attempting a shot in Ohio University women’s basketball game against Ball State University, in Athens

Bobcat basketball teams look to make noise in MAC Tournament

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — Survive and advance. That cliché statement has now become the motto of many college basketball teams around the country looking to punch their ticket to the NCAA tournament this week during conference tournaments. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams for Ohio University will have that chance in Cleveland this week… Read More

Ohio's Peyton Guice (11) drives for a basketball in the fourth quarter of the Bobcats' game against Miami on March 2, 2022.

Ohio Women’s Basketball gets much-needed win against Miami in Guice’s return

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – With two games left in the regular season, the Ohio Bobcats found themselves in a do-or-die situation for their MAC tournament aspirations. The Bobcats got a much-needed win to help their situation on Wednesday night, beating arch-rival Miami, 73-64. Coming into the game, Ohio was sitting ninth in the MAC standings… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas (5) prepares to make a pass to Mark Sears in the Bobcats' game against Miami of Ohio on Feb. 15, 2022.

Ohio Men’s Basketball continues dominance over Miami (OH) behind 30 points from Vander Plas

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Ohio Bobcats and Miami RedHawks squared off for the 210th time in the Battle of the Bricks Tuesday night and going into the game, Ohio had won 18 of the last 21 meetings. The Bobcats flexed their muscles and continued their dominance in the series, defeating Miami 91-78. Miami came… Read More

Ohio's Yaya Felder (2) drives around a defender in the Bobcats' game against Mercyhurst on Nov. 20, 2021.

Felder’s career night helps snap Ohio Women’s Basketball’s four-game losing streak

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – After losing its last four games, Ohio was in dire need of a win to avoid slipping further in the MAC standings. On Monday night, the Bobcats got the win they were looking for as they handled Eastern Michigan, 66-53. Ohio was without its second-leading scorer Erica Johnson, who didn’t dress… Read More

Ohio University’s Cece Hooks, 1, attempts a shot around Ball State University defense in Athens, Ohio, on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. Ball State University went on to win 84-76. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Slow offensive start and Ball State’s transition offense plagues Ohio Women’s Basketball

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — As the calendar moves into February, it means March is one month closer. The Ohio Bobcats played host to Ball State Wednesday night in a game that had huge MAC implications attached to it. The Bobcats dug themselves in a hole that they were unable to dig themselves out of and… Read More

Jeff Boals rallies up his team during a timeout in the Bobcats' game against Bowling Green on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

Ohio dominates Buffalo as Jeff Boals earns 50th win as Bobcats head coach

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WOUB) – Ohio returned to the national stage Friday night when it made the trip to Buffalo to take on the Bulls in a game with huge stakes in the MAC standings. After a back-and-forth first half, Ohio was finally able to pull ahead late in the opening half and it rode the… Read More

Forward Jason Carter, 30, shoots the ball during the Ohio University Bobcats basketball game against Marshal University, in Athens, Ohio, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The Bobcats defeated Marshall University 75-66.

Ohio Men’s Basketball dominates regional rival to earn eighth win of season

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Ohio Bobcats returned to action Wednesday night against a high-powered Marshall squad. The Bobcats embraced the challenge and dominated in a wire-to-wire fashion as Ohio never trailed the Thundering Herd, winning 75-65. Marshall entered Wednesday’s contest averaging 83 points per game, but Ohio’s stingy and aggressive defense held the Herd… Read More

Newark Catholic drops state title to Division 7 powerhouse Marion Local

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CANTON, Ohio (WOUB) – Newark Catholic brought its 14-1 record into the Division VII state title game against state powerhouse Maria Stein Marion Local. The game was played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The gameplan for the Green Wave defense was to stop the Flyers rushing attack of quarterback Peyton… Read More

Quarterback faces teammates in a huddle

Newark Catholic is seeking its first state title since 2007, but a familiar foe stands in the way

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In the preseason, all high school teams dream of making it to a state title game. For Newark Catholic, their goal wasn’t just to make it to Canton, but to end the season as state champions. Coach Ryan Aiello emphasized this to his team following their 14-7 win over Warren JFK in the state semi-finals… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas drives around a defender in the Bobcats' game against Kentucky on November 19, 2021.

Slow start and cold shooting against LSU prove to be too much for Bobcats to overcome

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The Ohio Bobcats had a chance Wednesday night to earn a win over a Power-5 opponent in the LSU Tigers, but a slow start proved to be too much for the Bobcats to overcome as the Bobcats would ultimately fall to the Tigers 66-51. The Tigers commanded this game from the start, jumping out to… Read More

Newark Catholic returns to State Final Four thanks to a dominant third quarter

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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (WOUB) – Newark Catholic and Shadyside met for the second year in a row for a chance at the state final four. Last year when these two met in the Region 27 championship the final score was 10-7 with the Green Wave coming out on top. This year both of these teams… Read More

East Knox gets submerged by the Green Wave’s dominant offense

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MARENGO, Ohio (WOUB) — Last night the East Knox Bulldogs and Newark Catholic Green Wave played a riveting game in Corvette Stadium at Highland Highschool in hopes to continue on in the Division 7, Region 27 regional semifinal playoffs. The Green Wave brought a lot of energy the second they stepped onto the field. The… Read More

Trimble player crouches on field after defeat

East Knox Stages Comeback Win Over Trimble with Big Performances from Lester and Knepp

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TRIMBLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The Trimble Tomcats came into Saturday night’s battle with the East Knox Bulldogs as the five seed in Division VII, Region 27. They finished the regular season 7-2 overall, 4-0 in TVC conference play, and were coming off a 38-0 victory over Fisher Catholic in the first round of the OHSAA… Read More

Heath Shocks The Green Wave, Hands Newark Catholic First Loss Of The Year

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Last night the Heath Bulldogs (6-2) traveled to the home turf of the undefeated Newark Catholic Green Wave (8-0) in hopes for a huge victory. As the Bulldogs went into the locker room at halftime with a two score lead, the Green Wave brought the pressure in the second half, but not enough to stay… Read More

Trimble player on the field with the ball under his arm

Trimble Shows No Mercy In Ferocious Bounce-Back Game Against South Gallia

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CROWN CITY, Ohio (WOUB) — The Trimble Tomcats dominated in their game last night against the South Gallia Rebels with a final score of 40-0. Trimble arrived at Crown City ready to take home a win after losing games the past two weeks, and they did not disappoint. With COVID-19 causing the cancellation of many… Read More

Trimble Drops Two In A Row For The First Time Since 2011; Fort Frye Extends Historic Win Streak

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GLOUSTER, Ohio (WOUB) – The matchup between the Trimble Tomcats and the Fort Frye Cadets was the first meeting between these two teams in this millennium. The Tomcats are looking to bounce back from their first lost this season to John Marshall, while the Cadets are set to continue their perfect season after their win… Read More

The backs of the Trimble coaches as they talk to their team

Trimble Tomcats Show Promise, But Drop Overtime Thriller In West Virginia

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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (WOUB) — The Trimble Tomcats traveled to West Virginia to take on the John Marshall Monarchs on Friday night. The two-and-a-half-hour drive seemed to wear on the Tomcats as their first two drives stalled out after three plays. “We got off the bus a little tired I guess,” Trimble head coach Phil Faires… Read More

Waterford Wildcats and Trimble Tomcats stand at the line of scrimmage

Strong Second Half Propels Trimble Over Waterford for Fourth Consecutive Year

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WATERFORD, Ohio (WOUB) – Since 2018, the Trimble Tomcats have dominated the Waterford Wildcats and Saturday night’s matchup was no different as the Tomcats defeated the Wildcats 34-7. There were many uncertainties heading into this game. Originally scheduled for Friday night, the schools agreed to push back the date to accommodate for Trimble’s ongoing COVID-19… Read More

Fort Frye Offense Too Much for Waterford; Cadets Win 14th Straight Over Wildcats

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WATERFORD, Ohio (WOUB) – The Fort Frye Cadets made the short one-mile trek across the Muskingum River to Waterford to take on their arch-rival on Friday night. The Cadets’ high-powered offense proved to be the difference as Fort Frye came out on top 39-14. Waterford had its eyes on snapping the 13-year losing streak to the… Read More

Newark Catholic runningback Mason Hackett (16) evades tackles from Nelsonville york defenders Nathan Martin (72) and Gavin Richards (1). Newark Catholic defeated Nelsonville-York 38-14 in Nelsonville, Ohio on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Billy Schuerman/WOUB.

Newark Catholic Shows Dominance Over Nelsonville-York, Improves To 2-0

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The Newark Catholic Green Wave were on the road again on Friday night. This time, they spoiled Nelsonville-York’s home opener thanks to a well-balanced offensive attack from Cole Canter, Mason Hackett and Brandon Buchanan en route to a 38-14 win over the Buckeyes.