TV’s Bowling named Defensive Player of the Year

As the season progressed for the Teays Valley football team, senior Zion Bowling found himself in an ever expanding role.“Zion is so darn athletic that he’s going to succeed in anything he wants to in sports,” Teays Valley coach Mark Weber said. “When people hear me talk about Zion’s athleticism they think I’m just talking from a defensive line perspective, but Zion was one of our better athletes on the entire team.“We switched his number to 45 during the season so he could play tight end for us, and we also put him back to return kicks later in the … Continue reading TV’s Bowling named Defensive Player of the Year

All-district football teams announced

A number of area football players were recognized this week by being named all-Southeast or Central District.In the Southeast District, Logan Elm senior quarterback Conner Robinson (127-209 passing for 1,981 yards and 27 touchdowns; 331 yards rushing and eight touchdowns; and senior wide receivers Gabe Chalfin (26 receptions for 458 yards and nine touchdowns) and Jason Sailor (38 receptions for 486 yards and seven touchdowns) were all named to the first-team offense in Division IV.Logan Elm senior lineman Collin Roar (20 tackles, including four for loss, and three sacks) and senior defensive back Cole Westenbarger (25 tackles and three interceptions), … Continue reading All-district football teams announced

Mustangs win district title; Tigers finish as district runner-up

A balanced offensive attack on Saturday led Westfall past Alexander 24-26, 25-20, 25-17 and 25-17 in a Division III Southeast District final at Waverly.While the standout tandem of Kristin Phillips (20) and Marissa Mullins combined for 32 kills, Hailey Young (12) and Ashley Hegarty stepped up to put away 20 kills. Young also contributed six aces.Mullins paced the defense with 16 digs and Lauren Daniels followed with 12.The Mustangs (17-4), who claimed their first district title since 2017, are slated to travel to Berne Union on Thursday to face Adena in a regional semifinal. The Scioto Valley Conference champion Warriors … Continue reading Mustangs win district title; Tigers finish as district runner-up

Vikings handled by Chieftains in season-finale

By Craig Dunn/Courtesy of LoganFootball.com LOGAN — A season that began as an absolute nightmare ended in sweet dreams for the Logan Chieftains. Twenty-one days removed from a disastrous 0-7 start, the Purple & White brought one of the strangest, most-challenging seasons of high school football on record to an end by winning their final three games, capped off by Friday night’s 28-3 rout of visiting Teays Valley in Logan Chieftain Stadium. It was just Logan’s second victory in eight all-time meetings with Teays Valley (3-6), which had beaten the Chiefs (3-7) four-consecutive times. And, in another strange quirk to … Continue reading Vikings handled by Chieftains in season-finale

Tigers advance to district final with sweep of Panthers

By Brad MorrisSportingPumpkin.com It’s been five seasons since the Circleville volleyball team last competed at the district level, but it was difficult to tell that on Tuesday evening.The Tigers turned in one of their most consistent performances of the season and swept host Miami Trace 25-19, 25-18 and 25-22 in a Division II Southeast District semifinal.“We came into the match very business-oriented and we knew what we needed to accomplish,” Circleville coach Danielle Perkins said. “We played focused, were determined and we put together a strong match to beat a good team like Miami Trace.”Circleville (22-2) advances to a district … Continue reading Tigers advance to district final with sweep of Panthers

Saturday’s roundup

The Westfall girls cross country team finished as a Division III Southeast District runner-up on Saturday at Southeastern.Freshman Caitlyn Shipley finished second in 19:58.67), only bested by Peebles’ Katy Seas (19:48.64). The Division III races were combined into one race, so the top two finishers were each recognized as a district champion. Other top runners for the Mustangs included Kylee Henry (eighth, 21:03.58); Carmen Walters (47th, 24:25.40); Alyssa Wyman (52nd, 24:36.93) and Natalie Yates (62nd, 25:04.26).Zane Trace (99) and Huntington (106) finished as district champions in the combined 21-school race. Northwest (130) and the Mustangs (148) were the district runners-up.Two … Continue reading Saturday’s roundup