There is potential for some shakeup in the Tri-Valley Conference coming in the near future. Logan, Warren, Gallia Academy and Jackson from the SEAOL have all applied to join the TVC. The conference recently added River Valley and with the SEOAL struggling to stay together, the Tri-Valley Conference could grow even more. A meeting to hear pitches and applications is set for next Wednesday.
The All-Southeast District girls awards came out earlier this week. In Division 2, Dominique Doseck of Athens was named Player of the Year and Wayne Horsley of the Bulldogs was the Coach of the year. Bulldogs Hannah Debruin and Olivia Harris were placed on the second team while Rachael Gilkey and Elyse Lutz were honorable mentions. In Division 3, Nelsonville-York’s Madison Davis and Alexander’s Leah Richardson were named first team while Angela Meade of the Buckeyes and Allyson Malone of the Spartans were placed on the third team. Finally in Division 3, Jennah Addis of Nelsonville-York, Ashton Cale of Federal Hocking and Marilyn Rankin of Alexander were honorable mentions. Finally, in Division 4, Morgan Murphy of Trimble was named an honorable mention.
The Columbus Blue Jackets fell to the Chicago Blackhawks last night, 6-1. The Blackhawks and Jackets traded goals in the first ten minutes, but Chicago took a 2-1 lead into the second period. In the second frame, the Blackhawks ran away with it, scoring three goals, including two from Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw. The Jackets will now visit the Nashville Predators on Saturday. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 7:45 and drop of the puck at 8.
Elsewhere in the NHL, San Jose bested Pittsburgh, 5-3. Edmonton ousted the New York Islanders, 3-2 in overtime. Phoenix handled Montreal, 5-2. Dallas toppled Vancouver, 6-1. St. Louis edged Nashville, 2-1. Colorado clipped Detroit, 3-2 in overtime. Buffalo defeated Tampa Bay, 3-1. Boston blanked Washington, 3-0 and the LA Kings topped Winnipeg, 3-1.
The Cleveland Browns resigned kicker Billy Cundiff yesterday. The 33-year old and the Browns agreed to a one-year $1 million deal. Cundiff was 21 of 26 on field goal attempts last season and will be heading into his 11th year in the league.
In NBA play last night, the LA Clippers dominated the LA Lakers, 142-94. Phoenix outlasted Oklahoma City, 128-122 and San Antonio handled Miami, 111-87.
In NCAA top 25 action yesterday, #6 Villanova ousted Xavier, 77-70. #15 Cincinnati toppled #20 Memphis, 97-84 and #22 Michigan State defeated #24 Iowa, 86-76.
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