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In volleyball, the setter is often referred to as the quarterback of the team. Abby Gilleland is more of a quarterback, running back and wide receiver for the Bobcats.

After losing junior linebacker Ben Russell to a shoulder injury in the preseason, the Ohio linebackers core became a real question mark. The Bobcats had already lost 2013 captain Keith Moore to graduation in the spring, and Russell’s injury cost them their leading tackler.

1. Trimble Tomcats (9-0, 7-0) | Last week’s rank: 1

On Friday nights, Warren’s first-year head coach Anthony Fish can be seen on the Warrior sideline wearing a freshly ironed white, button-down dress shirt with an electric-blue tie dancing around in the fall breeze.

Ohio claimed the top spot in the Mid-American Conference Saturday night, sweeping West Division leader Northern Illinois University (25-17, 25-22, 25-17) in a battle of MAC unbeatens at the Convocation Center.

Ohio contained Western Michigan University’s explosive hitters to a mere .142 clip Friday night as the Bobcats defeated the Broncos 3-1 (25-16, 25-20, 21-25, 25-14) at the Convocation Center.

Grass is green, the sky is blue, and the Athens Bulldogs offense cannot be stopped.

Here are the scores from all of your favorite area teams.

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Philo: 37 Morgan: 0

West Muskingum: 0 Caldwell: 33

John Glenn: 14 New Lexington: 17

Ohio football reporter Nick Komjati previews the Bobcats' weekend in Kalamzoo against the Broncos (4-3, 2-1).

The MVL is one of the most competitive conferences in Southeast Ohio. The action lives up to the expectations week in and week out, and this week is no different.

SportsBeat host Matthew Doyle talks with Ohio point guard Stevie Taylor and forward Treg Setty on the upcoming season for the Ohio men's basketball team, Setty's alter ego and the return of the headband for Taylor.

Since Frank Solich was named Ohio's coach in 2005, the number of former Bobcats making it in professional football has seemingly increased every year. 

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Ohio garnered two first place votes and finished second behind the Akron Zips
Karin Bull leads the Bobcats and the MAC with 88 total blocks

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Senior night is the last night seniors are promised to play on their home field, the last night they will be cheered by their home fans and the last night they’ll be under their lights.

The MVL is one of the most competitive conferences in Southeast Ohio. The action lives up to the expectations week in and week out, and this week is no different.

Friday night is senior night in Jackson, and it will be the biggest night of the year for the Ironmen. Eighteen seniors will be taking part in their final regular season home game at Alumni Stadium with a playoff berth riding on the line.

SportsBeat host Matthew Doyle talks with Ohio point guard Stevie Taylor and forward Treg Setty on the upcoming season for the Ohio men's basketball team, Setty's alter ego and the return of the headband for Taylor.

1.) Trimble Tomcats (8-0, 7-0) | Last week’s rank: 1

1. Athens Bulldogs (8-0, 4-0) | Last week's ranking: 1

1) Point Pleasant Big Blacks (8-0)

1) Tri-Valley (8-0, 6-0) | Last Week 1

Libero Meredith Ashy was named MAC-East Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season after her performances th

Ohio proved dominant Saturday night against MAC opponent Toledo (1-20, 0-8 MAC), sweeping the Rockets, 25-15, 25-16, 25-17. It was Ohio's 14th consecutive win over Toledo.

The match marks Ohio’s ninth straight victory and keeps the ‘Cats (15-4, 8-0 MAC) undefeated in conference play.

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