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Trimble Punches Ticket to Another District Finals Appearance

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ATHENS, Ohio – The Trimble Tomcats, better known as the “Convo Cats” this time of year, made their return to the Convocation Center on Tuesday night for their District semi-finals matchup against the eleventh-seeded South Webster Jeeps. The Tomcats’ experience on the big stage proved to be the difference-maker as they jumped out to an… Read More

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Lancers Look Back On Historic Season Despite Loss in Tournament

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ATHENS, Ohio – One team defied the odds and had a breakthrough performance. That performance took them to the biggest stage of basketball in Southeast Ohio: The Convocation Center.  The Federal Hocking Lancers can be defined as a sleeper team that did nothing short of dominate in the 2019-2020 season. That domination allowed them to… Read More

Athens Bulldogs Wellston Golden Rockets

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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Trimble Lady Tomcats’ Season Comes to an End Against Peebles

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JACKSON, Ohio- Every fan in the gym at Jackson High School for Thursday’s District Final game was on their feet for the matchup between the Trimble Lady Tomcats and Peebles Lady Indians. Back-and-forth can not even describe the intensity that came from this game. The Lady Tomcats gave it their all but unfortunately fell short… Read More

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Circleville Uses Height Advantage to Beat Lady Vikings In District Finals

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio-When it comes to playoffs, every team wants the opportunity to climb the ladder and cut the nets. The division two district finals pitted the Vinton County Lady Vikings up against the number one overall seed, the undefeated Circleville Lady Tigers. The Lady Tigers used their height advantage to pounce on the Lady Vikings… Read More

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Federal Hocking Cruises Past Waterford in Sectional Victory

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WELLSTON, Ohio- Wednesday’s game was not only a success and the beginning of a program turnaround, but one team’s bench got a big share of the pot in a monumental win. To start the game, the Federal Hocking Lancers shot out of the cannon outscoring the Waterford Wildcats by 22 points in the first half… Read More

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Team Effort, Balance Pushes Trimble Over Eagles for Sectional Title

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WELLSTON, Ohio – Win or go home was the motto for the Eastern Eagles and the Trimble Tomcats as they squared off in the sectional finals on Wednesday night. This game was unlike both regular season matchups as Trimble jumped out to an early 13-4 lead and didn’t look back as they took home the… Read More

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Vikings Celebrate Senior Night with a Victory

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Loud cheers and pompous roars filled the Vinton County High School’s basketball court.  Senior Night for the Vinton County Vikings was full of happy tears as star players Gavin Arbaugh and Lance Montgomery played their last game.  “We’re gonna have to replace Gavin with a bunch of different guys,” said Vinton County Head Coach Matt… Read More

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Trimble Wins First District Tournament Game Since 2006

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JACKSON, Ohio- 14 years.  That’s how long it’s been since the Trimble Lady Tomcats have won a game in the district playoffs. With a team full of underclassmen, playing in its first district tournament since 2010, the Lady Tomcats had a slow start on Saturday against New Boston.  The Lady Tigers were bidding for an… 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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Trimble Gets Revenge on Southern Thanks to Strong Second Half

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GLOUSTER, Ohio – Slow starts have been not uncommon for the Trimble Tomcats this season and Friday night was no different as the Tomcats played host to the Southern Tornadoes in their regular season finale. Another thing Trimble is quite familiar with is halftime adjustments, and on Friday night, Trimble took a 23-26 halftime deficit… Read More

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Lady Vikings Move Onto District Finals in Hard-Fought Win Over Unioto

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Tensions were high at Southeastern High School on this chilly Thursday night for playoff basketball. Three technical fouls and two fan ejections distracted from the physical play that was shown by both sides on the court. That style of play led to fouls, and they piled up very quickly on both sides. The Lady Vikings… Read More

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Spartans Can’t Match Eastern Brown in Family Affair

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WAVERLY, Ohio- Tonight, residents of Sardinia and Albany gathered in Waverly to witness not only a battle between two talented basketball programs, but a battle of families. The Alexander Lady Spartans (13-8) fell to the Eastern Brown Lady Warriors (22-2) in the Division Three District Semi-Finals 46-29, after an intense defensive battle. The father-daughter duo… Read More

Athens Bulldogs Vinton County Vikings

Vinton County Can’t Keep Momentum, Lose to Warriors

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LOGAN, Ohio- The Vinton Country Vikings struggled in multiple facets against the Warren Warriors in the first round of the playoffs, and faltered in the second half to lose 64-44. To start the game off the Vikings struggled to get momentum and lacked when it came to shooting. This had allowed the Warriors to get… 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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Spartans Charge on to Sectional Finals with Win Over Rock Hill

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JACKSON, Ohio- Spartans rallied together in battle on Tuesday to move onto the Sectional Finals as the Alexander Spartans defeated the Rock Hill Redmen. Both teams early on took some time to settle into the ballgame, as a one-point game in favor of the Spartans extended to a 25-19 Alexander lead going into halftime. Quickly… Read More

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Tomcats Complete Season Sweep of Wildcats with Gritty Team Win

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GLOUSTER, Ohio – The Trimble-Waterford rivalry may be known as more of a football rivalry, but on Friday night in Glouster, the animosity carried over to the hardwood in a TVC-Hocking slugfest. After both teams exchanged punishing blows, Trimble delivered the knockout and held on to win 59-51. The Waterford Wildcats came in playing for… Read More

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Eastern Eagles Unable to Spoil Southern Senior Night

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RACINE, Ohio- It was rivalry week for the Eastern Eagles on Friday as they raced to Racine to take on the Southern Tornadoes. Coming off a double overtime loss to Federal Hocking, it’s safe to say that the Eagles were on a mission on the Tornado’s senior night. The first quarter the Eagles came out… Read More

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Lady Eagles Lose Competitive Matchup Against 12-Seeded Oak Hill

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JACKSON, Ohio—Win or go home. That is what is on everyone’s mind when its playoff time. The 21-seeded Eastern Lady Eagles entered round one of the OHSAA playoffs Thursday night as the underdog to the 12-seeded Oak Hill Lady Oaks. Despite a hot start rebounding the ball and holding a one point lead heading into… Read More

Vinton County Lady Vikings Chillicothe Lady Cavaliers

Vinton County Starts Postseason On Right Foot Versus Lady Cavs

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LOGAN, Ohio- After their dominant regular season, the Vinton County Lady Vikings got their first test of the postseason against a familiar opponent at Logan High School on Thursday night. Despite Vinton County head coach Rod Bentley being sidelined due to a recent surgery, the Lady Vikings still put on phenomenal performance with assistant coach… Read More

Federal Hocking Overcomes Adversity Against Eastern

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REEDSVILLE, Ohio– It was senior night for the Eastern Eagles on Tuesday and a huge TVC-Hocking showdown against the Federal Hocking Lancers. The Lancers were looking to at least secure a share of the TVC-Hocking with a win in Reedsville. Both sides started slow and played sloppy throughout the game, which did feature a double… Read More

Athens Bulldogs Wellston Golden Rockets

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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Spartans Move Closer Towards Conference Crown

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McARTHUR, Ohio– With seven crowd ejections from the Alexander sideline, Coach Kearns mentioned how it only gave him an extra 30 seconds to continue planning his strategy against the Vinton County Vikings. The Alexander Spartans showed up in McArthur with two goals in mind. First, to establish the post position and second execute plays effectively… Read More

Federal Hocking Lady Lancers

Lady Lancers Build Early Lead, Defeat Lynchburg-Clay

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EASTERN VALLEY, Ohio- The Federal Hocking Lancers and the Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs faced off in the first round of the Division III playoffs. Both teams fought from beginning to end with hopes to continue their season, but the Lady Lancers managed to win this one, 52-47. The player of the night was Paige Tolson who… Read More

Meigs Lady Marauders Athens Lady Bulldogs

Lady Bulldogs Knock off Meigs; Pick Up First Tournament Win Since 2015

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It was the same teams, same stakes, just 365 days later when the Athens Lady Bulldogs met the Meigs Lady Marauders in the first round of the playoffs Monday night. These two teams met in the same round of the postseason a year ago, and Meigs took down Athens handily 54-27. The story would be… Read More