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Nelsonville-York Uses Defense to Get Past Athens

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Athens has now started its season with at least 20 turnovers in each of its games. Tonight, the story did not get any better for the Lady Bulldogs as they had 22 in the first half alone. Nelsonville-York (2-0) forced a total of 32 turnovers and defeated Athens (0-3) 48-22. Nelsonville-York sported a full-court press to… Read More

Lutz’s 40 Points Not Enough To Rout Knights

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Junior guard Griffin Lutz carried the Athens Bulldogs through all four quarters on both ends of the floor, but the Fairfield Christian Knights routed the Bulldogs 80-73. Along with his standout scoring ability, he tallied 12 rebounds, three assists and six steals. Even with all the numbers, Lutz would happily trade the stats for a… Read More

Young Team, Turnovers Lead to Lady Bulldogs Loss

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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

Zacciah Saltzman: Player of the Year Candidate

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According to Merriam- Webster, a leader is “an individual who directs activity or performance of a group to bring to some conclusion.” Athens tailback Zacciah Saltzman led most of the region, especially on box scores. Saltzman piled on a colossal 2,112 yards and 37 touchdowns on the ground, averaging over eight yards per rush. His… Read More

Extra Points: South Gallia Wins Big, Saltzman Runs Wild

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In his final game as an Athens Bulldog (6-4), Zacciah Saltzman rushed for 361 yards and finished his final season as a Bulldog with 2,113 rushing yards. Entering the longtime rivalry game, Saltzman needed 250 yards to reach the 2,000 mark and he reached his goal single handedly in the first half rushing for 261… Read More

River Valley Rides Hot Start To Victory

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The River Valley Raiders (7-2, 4-2) scored three touchdowns in the first quarter, which is more than the Athens Bulldogs (5-4, 3-2) had first downs. River Valley’s quick start kept enough distance between them and the Bulldogs to seal the Raiders 35-21 victory Friday night. The Raiders marched down the field and straight into their… Read More

Athens Battling to Keep Title Hopes Alive

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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