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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

Eastern Eagles

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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Buckeyes Notch First Win of Season Versus Tornadoes

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio- The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes were eager to notch their first win under new coach Blaine Gabriel following a two-point loss in their opener last week.  The Buckeyes wasted no time grabbing a lead they would not surrender on their way to a 51-39 victory over the Southern Tornadoes on Tuesday to secure Gabriel’s first… Read More

Weston Baer Meigs Marauders

Marauders Triumph Over Southern In Season Opener

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POMEROY, Ohio- With the 2019-2020 basketball season dawning for high schools around the country, the Meigs Marauders were able to start theirs off on the right foot, defeating the Southern Tornadoes on Friday 63-53. Seven different Marauders found their way into the scoring column, including four players with nine or more points in what was… Read More

Southern and Eastern line up across from eachother during their game on Saturday

“This Game Is All We Need To Focus On Right Now.” Inside One Of Southeastern Ohio’s Biggest Rivalries

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Inside the coach’s office at Eastern High School, home of the Eagles, assistants sit on the couches that line the white concrete walls. After a Thursday practice, the room is buzzing with their idle chatter, and with an exceptional energy that comes around only once a year. Amidst the talk, one line rings out above… Read More

Mason Dishong Eastern Eagles

Eastern Punches Ticket To Postseason With Win Over Southern

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Coming into their regular season finale Friday, the Eastern Eagles had not been to the playoffs since 2001. This year, however, saw a vastly improved Eagles team jump out to a 7-2 record (4-2 in conference). A win against their cross-county rival Southern Tornadoes would push them into the postseason, while a loss would yield… Read More

Trimble Tomcat Cameron Kittle drops to pass as a Southern Tornado defender stares him down on October 26, 2019.

Trimble Shuts Out Southern in Game of the Week

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GLOUSTER, Ohio- The Trimble Tomcats came into this game undefeated, and they showed no sign of letting up against the Southern Tornadoes. The Tornadoes came into this game 5-3, including being undefeated on the road, but that changed Friday night once they hit a red-hot team of Tomcats and fell 76-0. Southern received the opening… Read More

Gage Shuler awaits the snap

Game of the Week Preview: Tornadoes Seek to Take Down Goliath in Glouster

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The Southern Tornadoes (5-3) travel to Glouster on Friday to take on the undefeated Trimble Tomcats (8-0). This is going to be a very physical game due to the way Trimble’s front seven succeeds against the run thanks to defensive standout Sawyer Koons. Southern, being a run heavy team thanks to Senior running back Trey… Read More

Waterford Wildcat players Joe Pantelidis and Holden Dailey celebrate after scoring a touchdown

Waterford Leaves Racine With Statement Win Over Tornadoes

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RACINE, Ohio- The Southern High Tornadoes took on the Waterford Wildcats in the eighth week of southeastern Ohio’s high school football season. The Tornadoes came into this game 5-2 and the Wildcats came in at 6-2. This was a huge game as it could help be a deciding factor for who will win the TVC-Hocking…. Read More

Gage Shuler drops back in the pocket

Southern Tornadoes take Lancers’ Home Opener

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STEWART, Ohio- Lancer fans were buzzing Friday night as Federal Hocking played host to their TVC-Hocking foe, the Southern Tornadoes, in their home opener following an emotional 28-20 win over the Hundred Hornets, their first since week 9 of the 2014 season. The buzzing didn’t last long though. On the opening kickoff, Southern’s Trey Mcnickle… Read More

Waterford Rolls Past Southern To Make It To Convo

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The intensity was at a fever pitch Wednesday as the Waterford Wildcats (16-6) battled the Southern Tornadoes (12-10) at Meigs High School in the Sectional Finals. Bodies sprawled across the floor on nearly every possession, as both teams put their bodies on the line in a win-or-go-home scenario. Waterford did assert themselves in the end,… 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

Wildcat Defense Shuts Down Tornadoes

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Week eight marks the make or break point for team’s seasons and Friday night’s matchup between Waterford and Southern had playoff implications written all over it. The Wildcats moved one step closer to a playoff spot Friday night with a dominant 42-7 performance against Southern. The Wildcat defense forced a turnover on Southern’s opening drive… Read More

Athens Invitational Marching Festival


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You are invited to attend the 44th Annual Athens Invitational Marching Festival on Saturday, October 14 at 10:00am at Athens High School’s Basil Rutter Field! This festival is the 3rd longest running marching band festival in the state of Ohio. High School bands from Southeast and Central Ohio will travel in to perform at this… Read More

All-TVC Hocking Selections

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The Waterford Lady Wildcats dominated the TVC-Hocking with an impressive record of (16-0).  Four well deserving players had the honor of being named All-TVC Hocking for the 2017-2018 season.  One of those four players had the special honor of being named most valuable player, senior Alli Kern. Lady Wildcats head coach Jerry Close lead his… Read More

Tornadoes Storm Into Waterford, Leave With Share Of Second In The TVC-Hocking

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Trey McKnickle and the Southern Tornadoes did not forget what happened on Dec. 22. Friday night, McKnickle made the biggest play of the Tornadoes’ season: a drive to the right baseline and hit the game-winning layup for the Tornadoes (11-5,9-3 TVC-Hocking) as time expired to beat the Wildcats (9-5, 8-3 TVC-Hocking) 52-50. The Tornadoes got… Read More

Tornadoes Stave Off Fierce Trimble Rally

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Wednesday night’s matchup between the Trimble Tomcats and the Tornadoes of Southern High was nothing short of entertaining as the Tornadoes prevailed 75-65. Southern (7-5, 6-3 TVC-Hocking), celebrating its 100th season of boys basketball, kicked off the night by honoring past historic teams and welcoming players and coaches from the early and late 80s. Trimble… Read More

Waterford and Southern Have High Stakes Meeting

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The TVC-Hocking is in for a good one this Friday when the Waterford Wildcats put their 14-game conference winning streak on the line against the high-powered Southern Tornadoes. Waterford (6-1, 5-0) boasts the most explosive offensive in the conference. Averaging a ridiculous 35 points per game, the Wildcats can hurt teams through the air with… Read More

Week 7 Power Rankings: TVC-Hocking

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1. Waterford Wildcats (6-1, 5-0) Waterford is still on top for the power rankings this week. Braden Bellville and company are red hot coming into week eight bringing with them a 14-game winning streak against Tri-Valley Conference Hocking competition. The Wildcats boast an explosive offense but defensively they may be the best in the conference…. Read More

Week 4 Power Rankings: TVC-Hocking

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Entering Week 5 of the high school football season things are to heat up in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking division. This is Gridiron Glory’s week four power ranking of the TVC-Hocking. 1) Waterford: (3-1, 3-0) The defending champs are undefeated in conference play and have already taken out the division’s two greatest threats in Miller… Read More