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Federal Hocking cancels 2022 football season over roster concerns

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STEWART, Ohio (WOUB) — For years, Federal Hocking high school has struggled to field a full roster of players. Many kids were playing nearly every snap on both offense and defense. As a result, since 2015, the former TVC-Hocking competitors have a combined record of 3-55. By 2019, things had become troubling for players and fans… Read More

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Fairland football locked in on their identity after conference runner-up finish

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PROCTORVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Fairland comes into this season after an incredible 10-2 campaign in 2021. Defending Gridiron Glory Coach of the Year Melvin Cunningham knows one thing has avoided his grasp since he’s been at Fairland — a conference title. “Since I’ve been here we have not won one,” Cunningham said. “We’ve finished second… Read More

Ironton returns three all-state players en route to defending their OVC title

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IRONTON, Ohio (WOUB) – The Ironton Tigers enter the new season with hopes of making a return to the state championship after falling short last year. The Tigers’ claimed their third straight Ohio Valley Conference title, but their season fell short after losing in the regional semifinals to conference foe, the Wheelersburg Pirates. “That hit… Read More

Bloom-Carroll look to deepen their state title run despite all-state losses

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CARROLL, Ohio (WOUB) — The Bloom Carroll Bulldogs have seen tremendous success over the last four seasons and will look to carry it into its upcoming season. The Bulldogs have earned four straight league titles and a 42-8 record over those four seasons. Just last season, the team suffered a heartbreaking 27-24 loss in the state… Read More

New authority in Wellston hopes to turn the Golden Rockets fate around

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Practice in Wellston was rolling on Wednesday morning all under the direction of Karl Justsus, Wellston’s new head coach, hired back in May. Justsus has 40 years of both high school and college coaching experience, including coaching stops at Federal Hocking, Chillicothe and Meadowbrook and coaching at the University of Akron, Auburn, and most recently… Read More

Piketon Redstreaks rebound following massive losses in the 2021 graduating class

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PIKETON, Ohio (WOUB) — The Piketon Redstreaks had a successful undefeated conference season last year. Head Coach Tyler Gullion says leadership played a key role in the team’s accomplishments, “everything rises and falls with leadership, getting these guys in aye this is your team now, you’re gonna have to set the example, you’re gonna have to… Read More

Athens high school names Eric Sholtis new athletic director

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Athens High School announced Eric Sholtis as their new athletic director following the retirement of Rick Guimond. Guimond – who worked as Athens athletic director for three years – says this retirement gives him the chance to spend more time with his family. “I have an opportunity to spend more time… 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

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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

Bloom-Carroll loses in heartbreaking style in the State Final Four

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PLAIN CITY, Ohio (WOUB) – The Bloom-Carroll Bulldogs took on the Clinton-Massie Falcons in the state semi-finals in division four. The game started out hot from the opening kickoff. Bloom-Carroll received, and Beau Wisecarver took it 75-yards all the way to the house to give the Bulldogs an early 7-0 lead. Clinton-Massie would not score… Read More

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Granville’s undefeated season ends in the State Semifinals

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LONDON, Ohio (WOUB) — The Badin Rams and the Granville Blue Aces met in the Division III state semifinals Friday night. Both teams were undefeated heading into the final four, but only one would keep that claim by the night’s end. Thanks to a strong defensive outing and an impressive running performance, the Rams shut… Read More

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Wheelersburg falls to Harvest Prep, ending their dark horse playoff run 

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WAVERLY, Ohio (WOUB) — The Wheelersburg Pirates took on the Harvest Prep Warriors in a highly anticipated Region 19 final matchup. Wheelersburg entered the match coming off of three comeback victories, including a second half turnaround win over top seeded Ironton last week. Harvest Prep went into the match coming off a dominant 41-0 win… Read More

West Jefferson halts Fort Frye comeback, putting an end to Cadets’ season

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LOGAN, Ohio (WOUB) —The Fort Frye Cadets traveled to Logan High School on Saturday to take on the West Jefferson Rough Riders in the division six region 23 regional finals. Thanks to a strong passing game and a big defensive outing, the Rough Riders rode their way to the state semifinals, beating the Cadets 16-14…. Read More