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With just days to go before the 2014-15 campaign begins at the Michigan State Open, Ohio wrestling is putting the final preparations into a busy offseason and preseason training regimen.

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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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.

Eastern Michigan redshirt senior Chelsie Oddan sunk all hope of Ohio getting any points out of this weekend as her 83rd minute winner handed the Bobcats a 2-1 loss on Sunday.

People often say that those who have played the game at the highest level are the greatest teachers. This phrase seems cliché—especially in today’s culture when it seems that almost every professional coach has played in some facet of the game for a period of time.

The No. 8 Ohio Bobcats (8-2) capped their 2-game sweep over No. 25 Syracuse (6-4), 5-1, on Saturday.

Coming off an intense 1-0 overtime victory on Friday, the ‘Cats were determined to build momentum at home, and, they pounced on the Orange quickly.

The 2014 season hasn’t exactly gone the way Devin Bass would have liked.

Bass has struggled in pass coverage for much of the season, and has become a point of criticism for Ohio fans and the media.

Jack Anderson Stadium in Dresden was packed in pink for breast cancer awareness and the hometown Tri-Valley Scotties thrived is the electric atmosphere, taking down the Sheridan Generals 34-0.

Sophomore Megan Niebuhr scored an early goal Friday to put the Bobcats ahead, but it wasn't enough to stop Bowling Green from scoring two second half goals to defeat Ohio 2-1 in the first of a three-game road trip.

Ohio increased its winning streak to eight and gained a two-game Mid-American Conference East Division lead with a 3-1 victory over Ball State (25-8, 20-25, 25-20, 25-18) in Muncie, Ind., Friday night.

After the Logan Chieftains stormed onto the field, wide receiver Chance Cox mounted the shoulders of his teammates in an attempt to rally his fellow seniors as their final season together draws to an end.

It was a hard-hitting, muddy battle in Mason between two mid-level TVC-Hocking teams. Covered in the muck was Wahama quarterback Kaileb Sheets and running back Demitrius Serevicz, but dirty jerseys didn’t hold the dynamic duo back.

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