Team of the Week

Rhoads Garden Center and Landscaping has partnered with Sporting Pumpkin to recognize weekly team success during the 2023-24 school year with the team of the week.

How it works: We are asking coaches to nominate their team by submitting a team photo, roster and supporting stats to editor Brad Morris at

One boys team and one girls team will be selected weekly from nominations we have received for recognition. A team can win the honor no more than three times during the season.

Week 3 winners


Logan Elm football

Logan Elm improved to 2-0 with a 43-6 win over Pickaway County rival Westfall. Leading 14-6 at halftime, the Braves rattled off 29 straight points in the second half.

The Braves showed off their balance on offense with 253 yards rushing and another 184 passing. On defense, the Braves checked the Mustangs to 266 yards, with just 79 of those coming in the second half. Logan Elm forced four fumbles and also scored on a third quarter safety.


Teays Valley soccer

Teays Valley landed a huge 2-0 win over perennial Mid-State League Buckeye Division power Fairfield Union and is off to a 3-1 start to the season.

Week 2 winners

Amanda-Clearcreek football

Amanda-Clearcreek won for the first time in 657 days last Friday with a convincing 38-6 win over Linden McKinley.

After going winless for the first time since 1973 last season, the Aces rattled off 17 second quarter points to take a 24-0 halftime lead over the Panthers.

The Aces checked the Panthers to just three yards of total offense in the first half and 53 for the game, while putting forth a balanced effort themselves on offense with 139 yards rushing and 119 passing.

Amanda-Clearcreek also forced three second half takeaways.

Westfall golf

Defending Scioto Valley Conference champion Westfall won the first conference match of the season last Thursday at Dogwood Hills Golf Course.

The Mustangs posted a nine-hole score of 189 and bested second-place Piketon by 20 strokes.

Paige Weiss earned medalist honors with a 40.

Week 1 winners

Teays Valley golf

The Vikings held back a number of their league compatriots vying for an early lead in the Mid-State League Buckeye Division by winning the first match of the season by one stroke over second-place Fairfield Union.

Teays Valley has also repeatedly challenged itself during the opening week of the season, playing in tournaments held by Pickerington Central, Watkins Memorial and the Massillon Jackson Polar Bear Challenge.

We are currently starting the new school year, so all team photos have not been shot yet. Once Teays Valley has its team photo we will add its award to the page.

Circleville golf

Circleville had a strong start to open the season, winning the McClain Adam Sharp Invitational and the first Mid-State League match of the season. The Tigers also finished second at the Fairfield Union Invitational.
It has also been a record setting start for the Tigers, who have set new nine and 18-hole program records and senior Elaina Seeley recorded the lowest 18-hole score by an individual in program history.

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