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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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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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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

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Bulldogs Climb to First in Conference with Win Over Vinton County

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THE PLAINS, Ohio– Following a devastating two-point loss at Meigs on Friday, the Athens Bulldogs were looking to bounce back as they welcomed the Vinton County Vikings to the Plains on Tuesday. After a back-and-forth affair, the Bulldogs were able to pull away in the fourth quarter, winning 72-63. The game started off slow, with… Read More

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Five Vikings Score in Double Figures as Buckeyes Fall to Vinton County

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MCARTHUR, Ohio-With Gavin Arbaugh dealing with an ankle injury, the Vinton County Vikings knew they were going to need some other players to step up. It came from a hoist of Vikings as they push down for a conference title. Vinton County had five players in double figures and used a 17-0 run to pull… Read More

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Vinton County Weathers the Storm Against Golden Rockets; Emerges Victorious

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MCARTHUR, Ohio- The Vinton County Vikings took home the victory against the Wellston Golden Rockets 68-56 in a physical battle Friday night. The Vikings answered their call to battle promptly as Viking Gavin Arbaugh made four baskets and one three-pointer in the first quarter alone. With less than 2:30 left in the first quarter, Viking… 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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Vikings Hang On To Victory Versus New Hope

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MCARTHUR, Ohio- A fast-paced game ensued Tuesday night for the Vinton County Boys in their second match up of the season, this time taking on the New Hope Academy Statesmen. The strong offense by the Statesmen kept the Vikings defense on their toes. Regardless, the Vikings came through with a 77-70 victory in a nail-biting,… Read More

Trimble Downs Vinton County in Shriners Basketball Preview

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THE PLAINS, Ohio- Trimble fought hard to out maneuver Vinton County’s active defense in a game of attempted threes and rebounds at the Shriners Basketball Preview from Athens High School. As the first games of the regular season draws closer, the Tomcats took down the Vikings 30-19 in exhibition play. The Viking offense was able… Read More

Wellston Golden Rockets quarterback R.J. Kemp throws down field during a week 10 game against Vinton County on November 11, 2019.

Vinton County Take Regular Season Finale in McArthur

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MCARTHUR, Ohio- Vinton County (5-5) were looking to secure a .500 record in their final game of the season with a win over Wellston (7-3). Drastic mistakes and poor blocking plagued the Golden Rockets tonight as they failed to produce anything offensively. Vinton County, however, seemed to be efficient in all aspects of the game…. Read More

Nelsonville-York head coach Rusty Richards yells to his players during the game against River Valley on Sept. 20, 2019.

Buckeyes Build Winning Streak To Three Against Vinton County

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio- With two games left in the regular season, the push for the playoffs intensifies. The Nelsonville York Buckeyes (6-3, 4-1) welcomed the Vinton County Vikings (4-5, 3-2) to town. Both teams entered the game coming off of a win. A strong ground game from star running back, Keegan Wilburn, pushed the Buckeyes past… Read More

Athens High School senior Nate Trainer runs the ball at the end of the second quarter during the game against Vinton County High School on Sept. 27, 2019.

Bulldogs Win Dogfight Against Vikings For Second Straight Win

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MCARTHUR, Ohio- In a fight where only the strongest prevailed, the Athens Bulldogs bested the Vinton County Vikings on Friday night. In a close-cut game of 33-28, the game kept the audience on their toes as the Bulldogs growled and snarled to victory despite a slow start in the fifth game of their season. Athens… Read More

Vinton County Shocks Nelsonville-York

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In a neck and neck race which lasted the entirety of the game, Vinton County gave Nelsonville-York an unexpectedly close game, making sure to never fall too far behind. The Buckeyes were sure to keep star player Keegan Wilburn a mainstay to their offense, with Wilburn scoring early on Nelsonville-York’s first drive of the game… Read More

Sibner Leads Vinton County Past River Valley

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Both the Vinton County Vikings (2-6)(1-3) and River Valley Raiders (0-9(0-5)) were looking for their first TVC-Ohio win on Friday.  After a scoreless first quarter, Vinton County took control. With 10:40 remaining in the second quarter, Vinton County’s senior running back Cade Sibner broke free for a long touchdown run.  The missed extra-point would leave… Read More

17 Girls, 15 Boys Earn All-TVC Ohio Honors

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Vinton County basketball swept both the boys and girls TVC-Ohio Championships in 2018 and the all-conference teams reflect that well, with four members of each team being selected to the All-TVC Ohio team. The Lady Vikings finished TVC-Ohio play undefeated and are represented on the all-conference team by seniors Cassie Bentley, Erin Jones and Darien Radabaugh… Read More

Yates Brothers Combine For 56 Points To Propel Vikings

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For Naylan and Nevan Yates getting buckets is a family business. On Tuesday night, business was booming. The brothers combined for 56 points in Vinton County’s 83-71 win over Miami Trace on Tuesday night. “I had a bunch of good looks,” Nevan Yates said. “It was a nice night.” The Vikings scored their second-highest amount… Read More

Vinton County Disappoints In Loss To Chillicothe

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After leaving Alexander last Friday with a overtime win and control of first place in the TVC-Ohio, the Vinton County Vikings were welcomed home Tuesday night by thousands of fans hoping to witness the Vikings defeat non-conference foe Chillicothe. It was a playoff-like atmosphere as two of Southern Ohio’s best teams were set to face… Read More

Vinton County Bounces Back With Blowout Win Over Meigs

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It took a nail biting loss to a massive underdog at home Tuesday night for the Vinton County Vikings to realize that the road to the Tri-Valley Conference title was a lot tougher than the year before. After the shocking loss, the Vikings would be challenged mentally and physically to prove they were still capable… Read More

Vinton County Lady Vikings Stay Perfect, Boys Win Two

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This week brought only wins for Vinton County, protecting the Lady Viking’s perfect 5-0 record and giving the boys their first two wins of the season. The Lady Viking’s began the week by welcoming Athens and capturing a 44-26 win. The Vikings dominated throughout the night and showcased a strong offensive and defensive edge over… Read More

Speakman’s 42 Not Enough as Nelsonville-York Stuns the Vikings in OT

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In the closing seconds of overtime, Vinton County coach Matt Combs yelled his instructions at Jake Speakman. “Pick and pop! It’s either you or him!” Speakman gets the ball, his Vikings down three points with 8.2 seconds left to play. Speakman drives straight at the Nelsonville-York defense, as he’s done many times before in this… Read More