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Portsmouth West Steals The Stage From Wellston In Week Four

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WELLSTON, Ohio (WOUB) — A beautiful southeast Ohio night set the stage for a long arduous battle between the Portsmouth West Senators and the Wellston Golden Rockets. The high energy of the Senators and their ability to rush the ball gave them a sustainable edge from the first quarter to the last. The end score… Read More

Waterford Wildcats and Trimble Tomcats stand at the line of scrimmage

Strong Second Half Propels Trimble Over Waterford for Fourth Consecutive Year

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WATERFORD, Ohio (WOUB) – Since 2018, the Trimble Tomcats have dominated the Waterford Wildcats and Saturday night’s matchup was no different as the Tomcats defeated the Wildcats 34-7. There were many uncertainties heading into this game. Originally scheduled for Friday night, the schools agreed to push back the date to accommodate for Trimble’s ongoing COVID-19… Read More

Piketon Caps Off Strong Showing Against Wellston With A 43-13 Victory

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PIKETON, Ohio (WOUB) – No lightning delay could stop the Redstreaks from striking in their 43-13 win over the Rockets Friday night. QB Levi Gullion, WR Camren Loar and WR Johnny Burton were key players in Piketon’s victory. Gullion finished off the night 13 for 18 in the air, with 363 yards and 5 touchdowns…. Read More

Crooksville Coronavirus Offseason Training

An Offseason in a Pandemic: SEO Coaches Go In-Depth on Abnormal Summer

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Nine months ago, nearly the entire town of Crooksville Ohio funnelled into downtown Village Park to commemorate the 100th year of their Ceramics’ football program, and to gear up for a rivalry game against the New Lexington Panthers. Hundreds of fans, students, parents, and coaches enjoyed the festivities in preparation for the contest, which would… Read More

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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

Alexander Spartans

Defense Carries Alexanders to Victory Versus Golden Rockets

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ALBANY, Ohio- Despite the Spartans playing without leading scorer, JK Kearns, the Alexander defense held strong against the Wellston Golden Rockets and came out with a 49-33 victory. After losing JK in the Spartans’ last game and a couple of players that were fighting the flu, Coach Jim Kearns told his team to come out… Read More

Meigs Marauders

Meigs Marauders Escape with a Victory over Wellston Behind Clutch Free-Throws

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The most important trait for a basketball team. Athleticism? Shooting? Basketball IQ? Maybe. But Friday, as the Meigs Marauders took down the Wellston Golden Rockets 58-50, the trait that secured the victory was trust. Trust in senior Cory Cox to hit his free throws. “Coach always has us shoot free throws in practice; 20, 30,… Read More

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Eastern Loses Steam in Second Half, Falls to Golden Rockets

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WELLSTON, Ohio- It was a rough night for the Eastern Eagles as they faced off against the Wellston Golden Rockets. With one of their primary ball-handlers and top scorer in Colton Reynolds out for the night, the Eagles had to count on Garrett Barringer to facilitate the offense. A key component to Eastern’s 55-43 loss… 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

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

Rylan Molihan Wellston

Golden Rockets Emerge As Victor Despite Key Injury

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WELLSTON, Ohio- The Wellston Golden Rockets blasted off to defeat the Meigs Marauders on senior night with a 42-34 victory in the eighth game of the season. While the Golden Rockets struggled to take off in the first half of the game, they soon caught up and thrusted their engines toward victory. Meigs Quarterback Coulter… Read More

Athens Bulldog player Joey Moore looks to the sideline during a match up between Athens and Wellston on October 19

Wellston Win Streak Snapped By Bulldogs

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WELLSTON, Ohio- The Wellston Golden Rockets were flying high, coming into tonight on a six game winning streak. There was excitement in the air, it was Homecoming after all, and they seemed poised to be the front-runner for the TVC-Ohio crown. That was a reality, until the Athens Bulldogs reminded them who the true top… Read More

Players of Athens Bulldogs lines up for the national anthem before the game against Alexander Spartans at Athens High School on Sep 20, 2019.

Game of the Week Preview: Bulldogs and Golden Rockets Look to Stay Undefeated In-Conference

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Only two teams remain without a loss in the TVC-Ohio, and on Friday night only one can come out victorious. This week’s Gridiron Glory Game of the Week will be a battle between the last two undefeated teams standing in the conference. This Friday, the Athens Bulldogs travel to Wellston to take on the Golden… Read More

The Wellston Golden Rockets and The NY Buckeyes

Wellston Builds Winning Streak to Six Against Buckeyes

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio- The Wellston Golden Rockets blasted off at Boston field tonight and left the Buckeyes in the dust. Wellston traveled to Nelsonville on Friday night and dominated the Buckeyes; the game ended with a final score of 36-7. The Golden Rockets came into the game riding a five game win streak. They held an… Read More

Nelsonville-York High Schools Christopher McDonald (6) is hoisted up by his team a game between Nelsonville-York and Meigs on Oct. 4, 2019 at Meigs High School in Pomeroy, Ohio. PHOTO: Charles Hatcher/WOUB

Buckeyes And Golden Rockets Face Off In Marquee TVC-Ohio Matchup

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A battle of the brutes. The top two TVC-Ohio teams go at it on Friday, as Wellston travels to Nelsonville-York as a test for their top spot in the conference. The Golden Rockets sit at an impressive 5-1 overall, with a 2-0 record in conference play. They have won five straight games and show no… Read More

The Wellston Golden Rockets and the River Valley Raiders lineup against each other on Oct. 5, 2015

Wellston Golden Rockets Take Off Against River Valley

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WELLSTON, Ohio- As the sun met the horizon Friday evening, it turned the sky tangy orange and dark blue and matched the colors of Wellston Golden Rockets, setting the mood for their victory as they launched higher into orbit with a 42-0 win over River Valley Raiders in the sixth game of the season. The… Read More

Wellston defender collides with Jackson runner

Ironmen Run Over Wellston in Final Meeting Ever

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The tradition of the Jackson-Wellston rivalry goes back over 106 years, filled with close ballgames and high emotions. However, we only saw one of those two outcomes during Jackson’s 23-6 win over the Wellston Golden Rockets in their final meeting ever. Emotions were high on both sides, with chippy play becoming a common theme in… Read More

Athens County Blitz

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With so much talent in both the TVC- Ohio and Hocking conferences, Athens County is the place to be on a Friday night. Our Gridiron Glory crew had the pleasure of traveling to three matchups this Friday in the local area.   Federal Hocking vs Trimble The Tomcats (7-1) continued their reign in the TVC-… Read More

Extra Point: TVC-Ohio

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Nelsonville-York Picks Up Vital Win TVC-Ohio championship implications were on the line at C.H. Jones field as Nelsonville-York and Wellston sought a valuable conference win. Scoring got off early in the first quarter with electric games from both sides; Buckeye halfback Keegan Wilburn completed a 13 yard touchdown to put points on the board. Wellston… Read More

Too Much Rocket Power For The Alexander Spartans

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The Wellston Rockets (2-3) powered their way through their TVC-Ohio opener against the Alexander Spartans (2-3) and secured a win at home, 49-7. The Spartans only score of the game was immediately off the kick-off return when running back, Connor Kimbrough, ran it 83 yards to the end zone. Giving the Spartans an edge, the… 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