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In this episode of Hardwood Heroes, our reporters recap the end of some teams seasons, highlight tournament action and feature the Drayer family dynasty.
Laura Pullins caught the ball just behind the 3-point line and immediately took the shot, the ball fell through the net putting Eastern up by six with 2:37 left in the game. Eastern (17-6), the #2 seed, hit all the clutch shots on its way to a 37-30 win over #3 Fairfield (12-12) in the district… Read More
Free throws were a struggle for most of the fourth quarter, but once the Alexander Lady Spartans started hitting them, they extended their lead and came out with a 53-42 victory against the Minford Lady Falcons. Leah Richardson made 8-13 attempts in the fourth quarter, including her last seven in a row. Richardson led the… Read More
After a close first half, Seth Richardson scored three consecutive 3-pointers at the end of the second quarter, adding to a 12-0 Spartan run. The run allowed the No. 4 seeded Alexander Spartans to finally one up the No. 5 seeded Minford Falcons. Richardson’s 17-point night and strong performances by teammates helped the Spartans hold… Read More
In the sectional semifinal, the Waterford Lady Wildcats continued a dominating season with a 49-25 victory over the Western Lady Indians. The Lady Wildcats had some offensive troubles with missing open shots but still went on runs and ran away from the Lady Indians. Early in the first quarter, Western had a small 6-4 lead… Read More
After a 20-2 run in the second quarter the Portsmouth Notre Dame Lady Titans continued to beat down on the Belpre Lady Golden Eagles on route to a convincing 54-25 victory. The Lady Titans height became too much to handle for the Lady Golden Eagles as they out rebounded them 36-11 and scored over half… Read More
Down 45-43 with the clock ticking into the teens, Logan Elm’s Ridge Young put in a shot and tied the game with 13 seconds remaining. Meigs had one shot to win and without Luke Musser, Kaileb Sheets was the man. With less than three seconds left in the game, Sheets put up his shot and gave… Read More
Nelsonville-York took on another tough loss tonight after losing against Ironton with a final score 52-38. The game started off with Nelsonville-York leading against Ironton 8-4 with three minutes left in the first quarter but Ironton quickly caught up ending the first quarter tied 8-8. Aron Davis and Hunter Edwards lead Nelsonville-York with a combined… Read More
For the second time in the past week, the Southern Tornadoes take down the Eastern Eagles 52-48. This difference with this game is that the Eagles post season hopes are diminished. After a Jett Facemeyer pull up jumper tied the game at 29 with 3:46 left in the third. The Tornadoes then went on a… Read More
In times of hardship, people look to various sources for strength and hope. Dan Drayer, who has had ups and downs over the past couple of years, looks to his four daughters. He credits the girls for helping him prevail during his tough times. Haley, Jessi, Brooke and Dani Drayer are Dan’s daughters, but on… Read More
It took three overtimes Tuesday night in Glouster for Trimble to cap off its regular season with a victory against the Belpre Golden Eagles 87-83. It was a back-and-forth shootout in overtime. Neither team had more than a five-point lead throughout the first two overtimes. Trimble finally ran with the lead in the third overtime. By… Read More
A fourth quarter collapse and senior guard A.J. Cobb fouling out allowed the St. Joe Flyers to comeback and defeat Federal Hocking 63-50. Federal Hocking held the lead for the first three quarters, but failed to finish strong. The Lancers flew out of the second half gate scoring six straight points to extend their lead to 13, but… Read More
A beat up Athens team had its season come to a close Tuesday night after falling to red hot Warren 66-33. The Warriors had control of the game from the opening tip. They ended the first quarter with 27 points on 85 percent shooting and never looked back, holding a comfortable lead the entire game. Athens… Read More
After a 32-14 lead at halftime, Alexander senior Mason Chapman erased any chance of a River Valley comeback by nailing four 3-pointers in a row to open up the second half. His hot hand propelled Alexander to a 28-point lead, and gave the Spartans the cushion they needed to cruise to a 68-32 victory over… Read More
During this episode, our reporters break down the end of the season for the teams and what to expect in the postseason. Also featured are Morgan Azbell and Morgan Murphy, two Trimble Tomcats balancing basketball and cheerleading.
Glouster, Ohio, comprised of almost 2,000 people according to the 2010 census, takes pride in one thing: Trimble High School athletics. From its hard-hitting and scrappy football team to its successful boys and girls’ basketball teams. The people of Glouster care for their Tomcat athletics. Two girls from Trimble High School are taking their Trimble… Read More
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Second half adjustments allow Nelsonville-York to run away from the Crooksville Ceramics in a 45-26 win on Saturday. With the inability to get shots to fall, the Lady Buckeyes trailed for most of the first quarter. Improvement started to show toward the end of the half. Down 16-12, the Lady Buckeyes, led by Kaitlyn Hurd,… Read More
The Eastern Lady Eagles didn’t allow a field goal by the St. Joseph Central Lady Flyers until the 4:05 mark of the second quarter and only 10 on the game winning 59-28. Eastern cruised from the start and were able to have all 10 players get some tournament experience. A 19-1 first quarter set the… Read More
After entering the half tied at 20, Alexander jumped out of the gate in the second half going on a 15-2 run. The Lady Spartans also forced six turnovers during the run, helping them defeat the New Lexington Lady Panthers 47-39. The Richardson sisters and Jala Mace reigned as scoring leaders for Alexander. Leah Richardson finished… Read More
A couple of missed shots by the Tomcats (13-2) in the fourth quarter allowed South Gallia (15-5) to push for a comeback against the Trimble. However, due to turnovers, a problem throughout the entire game, Trimble topped South Gallia 62-61. The Tomcats’ troubles started from the line, with Justice Jenkins shooting 2 for 6 from… Read More
The Alexander Spartans’ ended their regular season in a home finale against the Athens Bulldogs Friday night. The Spartans came out on top 59-31. Alexander used the night to honor its eight seniors on the team. Two seniors stood out for the Spartans on the night. Seth Richardson notched 22 points and three steals. Richardson… Read More
The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes just couldn’t hold onto the ball, leading to a 65-39 loss to the Meigs Marauders. The Buckeyes combined for 28 turnovers. The turnovers were often due to forced passes or the relentless Meigs press. Meigs would score and attack the inbound pass, causing the ball to skirt away to a Meigs player… Read More
The Eastern Eagles trailed by 13 points going into halftime, but they cut the lead to one point with four minutes to play in the fourth quarter. From that point on, Southern scored seven-straight points to make it 46-39, then iced the game with key free throws to win 53-45. “Unfortunately, execution down the stretch… Read More
This Sunday, on Hardwood Heroes, two Lady Tomcats will share their experience with playing basketball, and cheering for the Trimble Tomcats.