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Schroeder Leads McComb To First State Title Since 1983 With Victory Over Trimble

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CANTON, Ohio — The Trimble Tomcats and McComb Panthers met Saturday morning at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio in a matchup that showcased a dominating performance by the Panthers on both sides of the ball. McComb got on the board midway through the first quarter when McComb’s Tanner Schroeder called his… Read More

Trimble’s Sawyer Koons Named Division VII Defensive Player Of The Year

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Dominance is one of the first words that comes to mind when the 2018 Trimble Tomcats’ defense is mentioned. Nine of their first 12 games resulted in the Tomcat defense shutting out their opponent, including a six-game shutout streak that extended into the playoffs. This dominant group, which concedes on average 5.4 points per game,… Read More

Division VI And VII All-Ohio Football Teams

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The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced the Division VI and VII All-Ohio football teams Sunday. Those players in Gridiron Glory’s coverage area named to the lists are below. Division VI First Team Offense Running Backs: Keegan Wilburn, Nelsonville-York, Jr. Third Team Offense Running Backs: Jesse Collins, Belpre, Sr. Special Mention Donovan McCollister, Nelsonville-York; Dakota Ross,… Read More

Division IV And V All-Ohio Football Teams

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The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced the Division IV and V All-Ohio football teams Monday. Those players in Gridiron Glory’s coverage area named to the lists are below. Division IV First Team Defense Linebackers: Eric Stillion, John Glenn, Sr. Punter: Brady Emerson, John Glenn, Jr. Third Team Offense Receivers: Joseph Clifford, John Glenn, Sr.; Dillon… Read More

Athens Bulldogs Football: Head coach Ryan Adams calls it a career after 10 seasons

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ATHENS, Oh – After 10 years of leading the Athens Bulldogs every Friday night, head coach Ryan Adams has taken off the headset for the last time. Adams announced during the team’s end-of-the-year banquet that he would not return for his 11th season as head coach and retire. While there was no exact reason for… Read More

Southeastern Ohio All-District First Team Recipients


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The Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association released their Ohio All-District first team selections.  Here are the list of players in our coverage area that received this honor. Division II First Team Offense  Linemen: Bradley Rinehart, Chillicothe, 6-3, Sr. All-Purpose:  J’Quan Harris, Chillicothe, Sr. First Team Defense Linemen: Pat Rourke, Chillicothe, Jr. Linebackers: Chris Postage, Chillicothe, Sr. Honorable Mention: Zach… Read More

Scotties Look To Defense To Continue Dominance In Sweet 16

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The Tri-Valley Scotties became a mainstay of the second round of the OHSAA Division 3 playoffs over the past decade. 10 playoff berths, 12 victories and a trip to the state championship game last year. However, 2018 presented a host of challenges. A new head coach, Kevin Fell, took over from long-time coach Justin Buttermore… Read More

Trimble Excels On Both Sides Of Ball In Playoff Win Versus Irish

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The greatest expression of dominance in sports is when the opponent knows exactly what you are going to do, and they still cannot stop it. On Saturday night, such was the case for the Trimble Tomcats. The Tomcats beat the visiting Fischer Catholic Irish 36-0 in the first round of the OHSAA region 27 playoffs…. 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

The Generals Stun Golden Eagles, Earn First Playoff Win In Seven Years

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Only a foot away from taking the lead, Sheridan lined up for a third and goal play. While the Bellbrook faithful let the opposing offense hear it, senior quarterback Ethan Heller took the snap and powered his way into the end zone. The Generals took the lead: a lead they would hold for the rest… Read More

Scotties Upset The Magics In Defensive Battle

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Coming into Friday night, the Barberton Magics were undefeated while averaging over 38 points per game and a margin of victory upwards of 24 points. Holding home field advantage as the second seed in the region, they were the odds-on favorites over the Tri-Valley Scotties. Apparently, no one told the Scotties. Tri-Valley defeated Barberton 10-0… Read More

Scotties Look North Towards Playoff Face Off Against Barberton

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The Tri-Valley Scotties (9-1) will have a long drive up I-77 for a Friday night playoff battle against the Barberton Magics (10-0) in the first round of the postseason. The Scotties, fresh off a victory over Maysville which clinched an MVL conference title (shared with the Sheridan Generals), are led by senior quarterback Luke Fargus,… Read More

Hillsboro Suits Up for Week Eleven Against Eastmoor Academy

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The Hillsboro Indians came up one yard short of an undefeated season. This fall has been the culmination of a long eight-year rebuilding process in which Hillsboro has had only two winning seasons (2017, 2018) since 2010, including two winless seasons in 2012 and 2013. One of two Frontier Athletic Conference schools to share the… 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

Generals Enter Postseason With Victory Over Raiders

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Rain typically makes football uglier. Passes slip through receivers fingers, rushers have difficulty keeping the ball, and every player kicks up mud and water in equal measure with each stride. The conditions can be a nightmare, but it’s a nightmare that both teams share. The Sheridan Generals were able to wake up from the nightmare… Read More

Ironmen Run Through Cavs, Claim Share Of FAC Title

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Last season, Jackson and Chillicothe met at Alumni Stadium in week 10 with the Frontier Athletic Conference Championship on the line and the Cavaliers pulled away in the fourth quarter to claim the inaugural FAC title. A year later, the same teams met at a rain-soaked Hernstien Field under the same circumstances: The winner gets… Read More

Scotties Roll Maysville, Win Eighth Consecutive MVL Title

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The Tri-Valley Scotties have been ruling the Muskingum Valley Conference for the past several seasons and had a chance to continue their dominance on senior night against Maysville. In what was his last game at Jack Anderson Stadium senior Quarterback Luke Fargus looked to leave his mark on that field one last time. After already… Read More

Trimble Defense Pitches Seventh Shutout Of Season To Clinch TVC-Hocking Title

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Trimble knew that with eight victories thus far this season, they had a playoff spot secured. Trimble knew however with a win against Wahama, the Tomcats would clinch an outright TVC-Hocking title and a home playoff game in week 11. Trimble came into tonight’s game with a chip on their shoulder, knowing they were in… Read More

Washington Stuns Cavaliers At Home

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The Frontier Athletic Conference may not be as locked down as previously thought. Three teams now have a chance to take the FAC championship after Washington Court House travelled to Chillicothe to hand them their first loss in FAC history. Rather than the expected shootout, both defenses stepped up to the challenge to keep the… Read More

Tomcats Impose Their Will Over Southern Tornadoes

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There are few pregame introductions more unique in Southeast Ohio than that of the Southern Tornadoes. As the sirens blare and the PA system announces tornado warnings, it is easy to get swept up in the pageantry. The Trimble Tomcats did not get into first place in the TVC-Hocking by being easily frazzled though. They… Read More