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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

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Late Game Heroics Sends Bulldogs Home in Defeat

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MARIETTA, Ohio- After getting the Warren Warrior monkey off their backs last Friday, Athens found themselves with a completely new challenge; having to battle a tenacious Marietta Tigers team. This game had a heavyweight fight type of feel with both teams trading blows throughout the contest with the largest lead only being seven for Marietta,… Read More

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Athens Snaps 17-Game Losing Streak Versus Warren

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The Athens Bulldogs were looking to snap a 17 game losing streak, dating back to 2006, against the Warren Warriors on Friday night. Six of those losses for Athens came in the postseason, so the 2020 Bulldogs wanted to write a new script and break the losing streak against Warren. The Bulldogs started the game… Read More

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Winter Break Review: New Year, Same Bulldogs

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The Athens Bulldogs boys basketball team has been all business this season, and things haven’t changed.  Following the 51-37 victory over New Lexington, Athens defeated the Nelsonville York Buckeyes 65-48.  After starting the season 3-0, the Bulldogs saw their first loss from the hands of the Alexander Spartans and fell to the Chesapeake Panthers soon… Read More

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Athens Leads Wire-to-Wire in Win Over Panthers

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NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio- Despite losing four seniors from a TVC-Ohio championship team a year ago, the Athens Bulldogs have not missed a beat to open up the season. After knocking off a solid Gallia Academy team, the Bulldogs turned their focus to the New Lexington Panthers at McAfee Gymnasium Tuesday night. Athens (2-0) were scrappy… Read More

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Buckeyes Secure Share Of Conference Title With Win Over Athens

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THE PLAINS, Ohio- The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes froze the Athens Bulldogs in place, as they snapped their three game win streak Friday with a 35-28 victory on the first frigid night of the season. The Bulldogs went into the night celebrating a share of the TVC-Ohio championship as well as their senior night. They weren’t looking… Read More

Athens Bulldog player Joey Moore looks to the sideline during a match up between Athens and Wellston on October 19

Wellston Win Streak Snapped By Bulldogs

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WELLSTON, Ohio- The Wellston Golden Rockets were flying high, coming into tonight on a six game winning streak. There was excitement in the air, it was Homecoming after all, and they seemed poised to be the front-runner for the TVC-Ohio crown. That was a reality, until the Athens Bulldogs reminded them who the true top… Read More

Players of Athens Bulldogs lines up for the national anthem before the game against Alexander Spartans at Athens High School on Sep 20, 2019.

Game of the Week Preview: Bulldogs and Golden Rockets Look to Stay Undefeated In-Conference

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Only two teams remain without a loss in the TVC-Ohio, and on Friday night only one can come out victorious. This week’s Gridiron Glory Game of the Week will be a battle between the last two undefeated teams standing in the conference. This Friday, the Athens Bulldogs travel to Wellston to take on the Golden… Read More

Athens High School senior Nate Trainer runs the ball at the end of the second quarter during the game against Vinton County High School on Sept. 27, 2019.

Bulldogs Win Dogfight Against Vikings For Second Straight Win

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MCARTHUR, Ohio- In a fight where only the strongest prevailed, the Athens Bulldogs bested the Vinton County Vikings on Friday night. In a close-cut game of 33-28, the game kept the audience on their toes as the Bulldogs growled and snarled to victory despite a slow start in the fifth game of their season. Athens… Read More

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Jackson Survives Second Half Scare Against Bulldogs

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ATHENS, Ohio- It didn’t take long for the Jackson Ironmen to strike. Tristan Prater took the opening kick past midfield. On the first play from scrimmage, Jayden Spires took the ball 14 yards to get inside the Athens’ 20-yard line. Three plays later, Brice Graham plunged into the end zone from five yards out to… Read More

Athens’ Season Ends with Loss To Top-seeded Bishop Hartley

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One week after winning the TVC-Ohio title, the Athens Bulldogs’ (9-2) season came to an end Friday night as they were defeated by four-time state champion Bishop Hartley (9-2) in the Division III, Region 11 quarterfinals. Athens forced Bishop Hartley to punt on their opening drive, but were unable to handle the punt and George… Read More

Athens To Face Top-Seeded Bishop Hartley In Regional Quarterfinals

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TVC-Ohio champion Athens (9-1) travels north to Columbus on Friday to face Bishop Hartley (8-2) – the top seed in Division III, Region 11. The Bulldogs are making their sixth appearance in the state tournament and their first appearance since they were state runners-up in 2014.  The 2014 Athens team finished 14-1 and was led… Read More

Athens County Blitz

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With so much talent in both the TVC- Ohio and Hocking conferences, Athens County is the place to be on a Friday night. Our Gridiron Glory crew had the pleasure of traveling to three matchups this Friday in the local area.   Federal Hocking vs Trimble The Tomcats (7-1) continued their reign in the TVC-… Read More