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Vinton County falls short of District title against top-seeded Sheridan

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WOUB) — The four seeded Vinton County Vikings (17-5) traveled to Southeastern High School for a district finals matchup against the one seeded Sheridan Generals (19-3). This was a highly anticipated rematch after the Vikings beat the Generals last year in the Regional Finals 57-34. This game however told a different story. Sheridan… Read More

Vinton County tops Jackson behind explosive shooting beyond the arc

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WOUB) — The 4th seeded Vinton County Vikings travelled to Southeastern High School to take on the 5th Seeded Jackson Iron Ladies in the southeast 1 district semifinal. The game started off slow to begin the first quarter. Tegan Bartoe kicked off the scoring nailing back-to-back 3-pointers. Mattie Walburn scored all of Jackson’s… Read More

Strong Lady Vikings squad kicks off tournament play with win over McClain

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MCARTHUR, Ohio (WOUB) — The fourth seeded Vinton County Vikings hosted the thirteenth seeded McClain Tigers Monday night. This DIII matchup Sectional Final matchup was much closer than many could have predicted. Defense was the name of the game for the Vikings forcing turnovers left and right. The tigers were also playing extremely scrappy defense… Read More

Trimble takes a loss to Vinton County despite solid offensive performances

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MCARTHUR, Ohio (WOUB) — The Trimble Lady Tomcats fell to Vinton County by a score of 63-53 on Thursday night dropping them to 17-4 on the season. Vinton County relied on a stellar night behind the arc. The Vikings collectively shot 12/35 accounting for 36 of their 63 points. They were led by two strong… Read More

Vinton County rules TVC-Ohio for fifth straight year

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Albany, OH (WOUB) — It was the battle for the TVC-Ohio Wednesday as Alexander (13-8, 9-2) hosted the four time defending champion Vinton County (13-4, 10-1). Vinton County started off hot taking an early lead, and they never looked back. The Lady Viking’s were dominant on both ends of the court. Their defense held Alexander’s… Read More

Vinton County squeezes past Meigs in an intense TVC-Ohio battle

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Vinton County and Meigs squared up in some TVC-Ohio action. Vinton came in on six game conference win streak, meanwhile Meigs has won five straight. The Marauders needed this game to stay in the title race. The Vikings were looking to stay in step with the Alexander Spartans atop the conference. It was set up… Read More

Lady Vikings snag massive TVC-Ohio win over Nelsonville-York

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Entering this week, the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio was a three team race for first between the Alexander Spartans, Vinton County Vikings, and Nelsonville-York Buckeyes. With Alexander defeating Athens to get to 7-1 in the conference, Nelsonville-York (6-2 in conference) needed to complete a season sweep of the Vikings in order to stay within striking distance… Read More

Vinton County falls to Marietta in back-and-forth nailbiter

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WOUB) – The Vinton County Vikings fell to the Marietta Tigers on Wednesday night in an intense, back-and-forth, nailbiter of a game. The Vikings looked to build on their six-game win streak heading into Wednesday night’s matchup, however Marietta’s powerful defense and Vinton County’s struggle with turnovers resulted in the Vikings experiencing their… Read More

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Vinton County Lady Vikings look to repeat historic season in ’21-’22

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After a season of great success with a record of 26-2 finishing first in the TVC-Ohio and one win shy of a state championship, the Vinton County Vikings enter the season under new leadership. The Vikings filled the shoes of legendary coach, Rod Bentley, with the man he has been mentoring, Brett Jones. Along with… Read More

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Vinton County Lady Vikings look to repeat historic ’21-’22 season

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After a season of great success with a record of 26-2 finishing first in the TVC-Ohio and one win shy of a state championship, the Vinton County Vikings enter the season under new leadership. The Vikings filled the shoes of legendary coach, Rod Bentley, with the man he has been mentoring, Brett Jones. Along with… 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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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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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

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Vinton County Vikings Clinch Third Straight Conference Title With Decisive Win

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McARTHUR, Ohio- Senior night serves a purpose above winning a basketball game. It is a commendation of teammates who have dedicated their time and energy in high school to a basketball program, and a celebration of the players and people that they have become over that time. In those moments, from the time the seniors… Read More

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Lady Vikings Get Revenge for Earlier Loss to Lady Buckeyes

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio- The Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes were flying high after defeating the Vinton County Lady Vikings earlier this month on the road. They ended the Lady Vikings home winning streak, as they hadn’t lost at home since 2017. The Lady Buckeyes had the confidence to try and do it again, they wanted to pull off… Read More

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Morgan Bentley Celebrates Historic Moment for the Lady Vikings

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McARTHUR, Ohio- Every basketball player dreams of scoring 1,000 points in their career, but few actually attain that goal. Vinton County Lady Viking Morgan Bentley achieved that goal in three years Thursday night and gave the Lady Vikings another reason to celebrate along with their 72-40 win against the Athens Lady Bulldogs. Lady Viking Morgan… Read More

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Lady Vikings Win Physical Battle Against Alexander

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ALBANY, Ohio- A battle you hear about in your history class, the Vikings versus the Spartans. A battle that came down to the wire where the Vinton County Lady Vikings came out with a victory Thursday over the Alexander Lady Spartans 40-33. Alexander came out hot in this match up feeding off the cheers from… Read More

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Lady Vikings Drop Tight Contest Versus Fort Frye

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FORT FRYE- Tensions arose Monday night as Fort Frye students cheered on their Lady Cadets in a tooth-and-nail battle against the Vinton County Lady Vikings, who lost 51-43 in a close-cut game. Lady Cadet Olivia Schneider gave her team a head start as she scored a field goal and a three-pointer in the first quarter…. Read More

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Week In Review: Vinton County Vikings Dominate Over Winter Break

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The Vinton County Vikings didn’t have any holiday jitters as the men’s and women’s teams added holiday joy by winning all their games from December 23 through December 29. For the Lady Vikings (8-1) they traveled to play the Unioto Shermans as the undefeated Shermans (8-0) looked to continue their winning streak last Monday. For… Read More

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Week in Review: Vinton County Girls and Boys Teams Face Early Tests

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The Vinton County boys team finished the week at 1-1, meaning their record now stands at 7-2 (3-1 in TVC-Ohio) for the year. The Vikings have just started their TVC-Ohio play as well, as they played two teams from their conference this week and their Tuesday match up put them up against the Nelsonville York… Read More

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Lady Vikings Never Take Foot Off the Gas Versus Wellston

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WELLSTON, Ohio- Nothing could manage to stop the Vinton County Lady Vikings on Thursday. With great communication, their passing game on point, and having nothing but flawless free-throws, this group of girls showed they are one to watch out for.  The Vikings beat Wellston 70-24 with ease. They dominated on both defense and offense throughout… Read More

Lady Blue Lions End Lady Vikings Season

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The Washington Court Blue Lions ended the Vinton County Lady Vikings postseason the previous year.  They faced off against each other in the same part of the postseason, but the Vikings were looking for redemption. The Lady Vikings undefeated in the state of Ohio and ranked sixth in the state. Despite everything stacking up in… Read More

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Lady Vikings Unable To Recover From Slow Start In Playoff Loss To Washington Court House

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With about 2 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Darian Radabaugh pulled up from behind the arc, the tenth time she had done so Thursday night. Her shot missed, as it did the previous nine times. Radabaugh’s lone point in the final game of her high school career came from the free-throw line as the… Read More

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Josie Ousley And the Lady Vikings Make Quick Work Of River Valley

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The River Valley Lady Raiders had a nice run going. After going winless the entire season winless, the team won its regular season finale and the beat New Lexington in its first tournament game. Then, Vinton County said hello. The Lady Vikings took down River Valley 72-26 at Logan High School on Wednesday to advance… Read More