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Athens Bulldogs return to basics in difficult win over Circleville

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CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — After losing their last regular season game against Trimble, the Athens Bulldogs Boys Basketball team looked to begin their tournament run on their home floor against the Circleville Tigers. At the beginning of the first quarter, Derrick Welsh makes sure he gets himself on the board early making back to back… Read More

Athens Bulldogs chew their way through Logan Elm defense

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After a hard loss on the road against Meigs, the Lady Athens Bulldogs try to get their groove back with their first Tournament game of the season against the Lady Logan Elm Braves. As the first quarter comes under way, Kesi Federspiel is able to get the Bulldogs on the board early with back to… Read More

Athens spoils Nelsonville-Yorks’ senior night with sound 12-point victory

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes and the Athens Bulldogs squared up against each other for some mid-week TVC-Ohio action. These teams met each other already in December, where the Buckeyes took the 47-40 victory over the Bulldogs in McAfee Gymnasium. It was senior night for Nelsonville-York, which added even more intensity to this… Read More

Meigs takes home a win against Athens with the help of now record-holding Mallory Hawley

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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) — Meigs entered tonight’s game looking to defend their home and see a new all-time leading scorer against Athens. Mallory Hawley came into the game needing only 14 points to tie the Marauders girls all-time leading scorer Amber Vinning. The game started off sloppy with both teams taking turns turning the ball… Read More

The Athens boys’ notch an impressive conference victory against the Meigs Marauders

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Many fans walked into the McAfee Gymnasium on Tuesday night expecting an underdog loss from the Athens Bulldogs (4-13), but instead left with an unexpected upset from the Meigs Marauders (12-5). The Marauders sat third in the Tri-Valley Conference with the Bulldogs trailing behind at fifth. However, the Athens boys team… Read More

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Vinton County takes a bite out of Athens, leaving team in turmoil

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB ) — After coming off an overtime loss Tuesday at Wellston, the Athens Bulldogs looked to bounce back against the Vinton County Vikings on their home floor. The Bulldogs came out with a lot of energy starting off the 1st quarter on a 6-0 run by Levi Neal and Clay Boeninger, both making their… Read More

Beyond The Court: Athens City Schools sets future plans for equity and diversity

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens City School District announced its future strategies to ensure equity and diversity within its buildings. The newly announced diversity plan came after racial tensions at Athens High School last year sparked an investigation. A third party conducted an equity audit of the school district. “We had a couple of… Read More

Athens falls to out-of-conference Logan in a defensive showdown

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LOGAN, Ohio (WOUB) — On the hunt for their first away game win, the Athens Bulldogs (3-11) could not turn the game in their favor against the Logan Chieftains (8-6). Going a week since playing their winning matchup on the hardwood against Alexander, the Athens boys team were unable to match Logan’s momentum quarter for… Read More

Athens upsets TVC-Ohio frontrunners Alexander

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THE PLAINS, Ohio (WOUB) – The cross-county rivalry between the Athens Bulldogs and the Alexander Spartans always proves to be a great battle. This was true on Friday night when the Bulldogs pulled off the upset win 48-39. Nathan Shadik led the Bulldogs in commanding fashion as he shot 60% from beyond the arc, hitting… Read More

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Athens Bulldogs ease into new era in ’21-’22

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After securing another TVC-Ohio title, the Athens Bulldogs find themselves in a rough start to the season as they look to rebuild. The Bulldogs graduated some key players, including all-state special mention Brayden Whiting, and will be looking to utilize younger players who have little varsity experience. “Last year with so many seniors, the sophmores… Read More

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Nelsonville-York prevails in the latest chapter of Athens rivalry

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THE PLAINS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes make the trip to the Athens to take on the Bulldogs in hopes of winning the TVC-Ohio title outright. Thanks to an outstanding performance from Drew Carter, the Buckeyes pounded the Bulldogs 41-6. Carter tallied four total touchdowns including a pick-six in the team’s victory. All four of Carter’s… Read More

Wellston Uses Big 2nd Quarter to Pull Away from Athens

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WELLSTON, Ohio (WOUB) – After the rain cleared prior to kickoff, a rainbow shined above Wellston, Ohio. This would be symbolic as the Golden Rockets would launch and take home a homecoming victory over the Athens Bulldogs. The Bulldogs would get on the board first though. Landon Wheatley would hit Marcus Stevers over the middle… Read More

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Athens Bulldogs Upset Meigs For Second Win Of The Season

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THE PLAINS, Ohio (WOUB) — Homecoming night proved to be successful for the Athens Bulldogs as they defeated the Meigs Marauders 49-35. The rivalry between these two schools runs deep, but Athens continues to remain on top, as Friday marked their 13th straight win over the Marauders. After facing a tough non-conference schedule, The Bulldogs… Read More

Athens Rout Alexander 41-14 To Grasp Their First Win On The Season

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Alexander Spartans (2-2) were looking to improve on a strong start as they travelled to face the Athens Bulldogs (1-3) Friday night. Field position was a dominating factor early on in this game. The Spartans stared each of their first three offensive drives inside their own 15-yard line and were… Read More

Gallia Academy Improves To 2-0 In Major Offensive Showcase

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THE PLAINS, Ohio (WOUB) — Gallia Academy (2-0) made a visit to Joe Burrow Stadium to take on Athens High School (0-1). The Blue Devils’ defense would constrict the Bulldog’s offense for the entire game. It started with an interception by Pallo Jones, and continued throughout the night with swarming tacklers. The score got out… Read More

Louisiana State University quarterback lifts very heavy Heisman Trophy

Southeast Ohio native Joe Burrow set for next challenge

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ATHENS, OH — “The Heisman. The National Championship. The No.1  draft pick — it almost seems even crazier to me,” Athens head coach Nathan White said, who was Joe Burrow’s offensive coordinator from 2012-2014. “What he means to Athens is almost hard to describe. And the coolest part for me is that Joe started as… Read More

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HS Track and Field: Bulldogs create Virtual Meets

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ATHENS, OH — “I tell the kids you’re writing your own story for this season,” Athens Track and Field head coach Adam Gonczy said. The story of this year’s Athens Track and Field team will be different from years past. With COVID-19 suspending all spring sports, Gonczy has created virtual meets for his team to… Read More

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Athens Can’t Overcome Hot Shooting from Braves

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ATHENS, Ohio—There is a common saying that all good things must come to an end. That saying was a painful reality for Athens on Saturday night as they lost in the district semifinals to the seven-seed Logan Elm Braves 65-47. The sixth-seeded Bulldogs arrived at the Convocation Center seeking to make their first district final… Read More

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Bulldogs Knock off New Lexington for Second Straight Sectional Title

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For Cinderella, the clock always strikes midnight and ends the dance. Fresh off their victory over the third seeded Sheridan Generals, the 14-seed New Lexington was looking to pull off yet another upset, this time against the six-seed Athens. The Bulldogs crashed New Lex’s party, playing with their usual up tempo pace and knocking down… Read More

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Athens Bulldogs Win Rematch Versus Marietta in Playoffs

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LOGAN, Ohio- They say third time is the charm, but for the Athens Bulldogs, it only took two. Their last go-around, the Marietta Tigers defeated the Bulldogs at the buzzer, this time Athens changed their game plan and defeated them 62-36. What changed since the last meeting? The pace of the game. The Tigers attempted… Read More

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Bulldogs Win on Senior Night; Clinch Share of Conference Title.

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THE PLAINS, Ohio- It was a very special night for Head Coach Mickey Cozart and the Athens Bulldogs as they welcomed the Wellston Golden Rockets to The Plains on Tuesday for their senior night. After leading by only six heading into the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs regrouped and clinched a share for the TVC-Ohio title… Read More

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Bulldogs Climb to First in Conference with Win Over Vinton County

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THE PLAINS, Ohio– Following a devastating two-point loss at Meigs on Friday, the Athens Bulldogs were looking to bounce back as they welcomed the Vinton County Vikings to the Plains on Tuesday. After a back-and-forth affair, the Bulldogs were able to pull away in the fourth quarter, winning 72-63. The game started off slow, with… Read More

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Athens Bulldogs Lose the Game of the Season Against Meigs

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River Valley and South Gallia high schools canceled their games because of the widespread flu sweeping across the area. But the illness couldn’t faze Meigs high school. The Meigs Marauders competed Friday night against the Athens Bulldogs in their most heated game of the season. “Here we are night in-and-night out when we’re scheduled to… Read More

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Nelsonville-York Hangs with Athens Early, but Falter in Second Half

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio- Coming off their biggest win of the season, the Athens Bulldogs may have overlooked the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes Tuesday night. The fast-paced game saw the teams trading buckets early, but the Buckeyes found themselves ahead deep into the second quarter. Down 26-20, the Bulldogs were on their heels against a motivated NY squad. From… Read More

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Athens Bulldogs Defeat Alexander to Pull Even in League Standings

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THE PLAINS, Ohio-The atmosphere was electric at Mcafee gymnasium Friday night when the Athens Bulldogs took on the Alexander Spartans. With a packed gymnasium and both teams’ fans roaring, the two teams went head-to-head with no time to quit. Athens came into the game trailing the Spartans by a single game in the conference standings,… Read More