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New Nelsonville-York Football Coach

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Nelsonville-York High School named their new football coach for the 2016 season: Rusty Richards. After 48 applications, one being from India, the N-Y School Board believed Richards to be the best fit for their historic program. Over 45 seasons, the Buckeyes have only employed three full-time coaches, all three falling in the same family tree. Dave Boston Sr…. Read More

Zanesville’s Strong Line Play Moves Blue Devils Past Jackson

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With two defenses that allowed less than 10 points per game all season, people expected the Division 3, Region 9 championship to be decided by a field-position battle. Zanesville changed that. No. 4 Jackson turned the ball over four times and failed to force a single turnover as No. 3 Zanesville made big plays when… 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

Defensive Juggernauts Zane Trace, Wheelersburg on Crash Course

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It comes down to the best two teams in division V region 17. No. 1 Wheelersburg Pirates (12-0) and the No. 2 Zane Trace Pioneers (12-0) will meet first time ever. However, this game couldn’t have pitted two different programs. Wheelersburg has been a powerhouse for decades now. The Pirates have made 27 playoff appearances,… Read More

AP All-Southeast District Teams Announced


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The 2015 Associated Press All-Southeastern Ohio teams have been announced. Many players from within our coverage area made the list in their respective divisions. Division II Offensive player of the year: Isaiah Smith (Logan) First team offense: Lane Little (Logan), Kory Henthorne (Logan), Bryce McBride (Logan), Isaiah Smith (Logan) Special mention: Zac Buckley (Logan), Jenson Wallace… Read More

Alexander Turnovers Prove Costly Against Zane Trace

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Zane Trace Head Coach Duane Hall met his team on the field after the game. The Pioneers kneeled looking up at Hall, who was in his first year back with Zane Trace. “Regional finals. Is that unbelievable? That’s unbelievable,” he said. Zane Trace’s defense forced seven turnovers to beat Alexander 34-21 and advance to the… Read More

Sims, Massillon Perry Rush Past Tri-Valley

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In a game in which hard-nosed play in the trenches was expected, No. 1 Massillon Perry out-muscled No. 5 Tri-Valley 40-14 to advance to the Division II, Region Five finals. As he has done all season, Keishaun Sims played spectacularly. The star running back finished with an eye-popping 349 yards and four touchdowns with 245… Read More

Trimble Formulating Diverse Attack For Caldwell Match-Up

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The Trimble Tomcats (9-2, 7-0) will face another familiar post-season foe when they travel to Maysville High School to battle the Caldwell Redskins (10-1) for a second consecutive season. Last season, the two undefeated teams faced off to either keep its winning streak alive and advance to the regional finals, or be sent home after… Read More

Zane Trace, Alexander Seek to Make More History

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Two historic seasons – one of which will continue. Both No. 3 Alexander (10-1) and No. 2 Zane Trace (11-0) earned their first ever playoff wins in round one, and both won by large margins. Those big wins set up what will surely be a close game between two similar teams. Alexander coach Alex Penrod… Read More