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Joe Burrow scored a game high 22 points, and Athens remained perfect on the season, after knocking off league rival Vinton County 63-48 Friday. Griffin Lutz and Ryan Luehrman each chipped in with 11 for the Bulldogs, who improved to 3-0 overall and 3-0 in the TVC-Ohio. The Trimble Tomcats also remained perfect on the year after winning a couple of games over the weekend. Trimble defeated Miller 79-52 Friday night and Crooksville 68-53 on Saturday. Alexander picked up its fourth win after beating Meigs 46-42 Friday, Federal Hocking defeated Belpre 69-63, and Nelsonville-York fell to 3-3 after losing to Belpre on Saturday night in Buchtel. [more...]

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The Ohio men’s basketball team looks to pick up its second-straight win as it hits the road for just the second time this season. The Bobcats will visit (7-2) Evansville tonight in a 9:05 p.m. clash at the Ford Center. Ohio took down Alcorn State, 66-55, last Saturday at the Convocation Center. The victory was pioneered behind sophomore forward Antonio Campbell, who posted his second consecutive double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. The Bobcats and the Purple Aces will meet for just the sixth time, with Ohio holding a 3-2 edge in the all-time series, including last year’s 81-59 triumph. Tonight game can be heard live on power 105 with pregame schedule for 8:30 and the tip off at 9:05. [more...]

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The high school basketball season goes into full swing tonight when four county teams hit the hardwood. The Athens Bulldogs open their season just eight days removed from playing in the state championship game last Thursday. The Bulldogs, led by standout senior Joe Burrow, will welcome the Meigs Marauders to McAfee Gymnasium on The plains. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM. The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes play host to Vinton County in a key early season TVC-Ohio showdown that can be heard live on power 105 WXTQ. Federal Hocking hosts South Gallia and Alexander welcomes Wellston to the Alley in Albany. [more...]

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The Columbus Blue Jackets return to the rink tonight when they welcome the Washington Capitals to Nationwide Arena. The Jackets have yet to lose in December and have climbed out of the basement in the Metropolitan Division after a rocky start to the season. Playing without stars Artem Anisimov, Ryan Murray and Mark Letestu because of injury, Columbus has managed to stay afloat – and after Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Philadelphia – improved to 10-15-2 this year. The Blue Jackets will go for their 5th straight victory tonight, the match-up versus the Capitals can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pregame at 6:45 and the drop of the puck at 7:00. [more...]

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The Alexander Spartans jumped out to a 36-9 halftime lead over visiting Huntington last night, before closing out the Huntsman 54-30 at The Alley in Albany. Senior Jordan Mosely scored a game high 14 for the Spartans, who are off a 2-0 start this season after the win. Seth Richardson and Mason Chapman both scored 12 and Kyle Howard added six off the bench, all in the second half. Alexander will be back in action Friday when they take on Wellston. The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes won their third straight game to start the season after knocking off Amanda 55-44 and Federal Hocking lost at Southern 59-50. [more...]

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The Alexander Spartans return to the hardwood tonight when they welcome the Huntington Huntsman to the Alley in Albany. The Spartans, and second year head coach Jimmy Kearns, opened the season with a 66-49 victory at Marietta on Friday. They will take on a Huntington team from the Scioto Valley Conference who lost their season opener to Hillsboro in the Tipoff Classic Saturday at Zane Trace high school. Tonight’s game between the Spartans and Huntsman can be heard live on Power 105 with pregame at 7:15 and the tipoff at 7:30. [more...]

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Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdown passes, including a 94-yarder to rookie Martavis Bryant in the fourth quarter, and the Pittsburgh Steelers drubbed the Cincinnati Bengals 42-21 on Sunday, turning the AFC North into a wide-open race. In a game they had to win, the Steelers (8-5) caught up and ran away with 25 points in the fourth quarter. For Cincinnati (8-4-1), it was a second straight lopsided loss at home loss to a division rival. The Bengals fell to Cleveland 24-3 before going on the road and winning three straight to take control of the division. Now, it’s anyone’s title. Baltimore defeated Miami 28-13 and Cleveland fell to Indianapolis 25-24. [more...]

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The Athens Bulldogs had their season come to an end last night in one of the greatest state finals in the history of Ohio high school football.  The Bulldogs came up just short, falling 56-52 to Toledo Central Catholic in the Division III state championship game at Ohio Stadium. Central Catholic quarterback Marcus Winters scored on an 8-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-one with just 15 seconds on the clock, denying the Bulldogs of their coveted state title. Burrow shined in his final game at Athens. The future Ohio State quarterback — and the 2014 Mr. Football award winner — completed 26 of 45 passes for 446 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. His six touchdown passes tied a record for all divisions in a state final. His 446 passing yards were the second-most in any divisions. [more...]

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After 25 years, the Ohio High School state football championships return to Ohio Stadium in Columbus tonight – and one of our area teams will be a part of it. The Athens Bulldogs will be making their first ever appearance in the finals when they take on Toledo Central Catholic in the DIII championship game. The undefeated Bulldogs, led by DIII offensive player of the year Joe Burrow, are coming off their most impressive win in school history when they knocked off defending state champ ASVSM last week in the semi’s. The (12-2) Irish defeated Trotwood Madison last Friday and will be making their 3rd state final appearance. Tonight’s game can be heard live on Power 105 and 970WATH with pregame schedule for 7:15 and the kickoff at 7:30. [more...]

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TCU moved up to No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State. The Seminoles are fourth, still in position to reach the playoff if it can win Saturday’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game against Georgia Tech. Alabama is No. 1 and Oregon is No. 2 for the third straight week. Ohio State is fifth and Baylor, which beat TCU earlier in the season, is sixth. The Buckeyes take on Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game on Saturday. [more...]

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