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Federal Hocking basketball is going to look much different in 2014 than it did a season ago, as the Lancers welcome two brand new head coaches to the program.

Athens Bulldogs Boys Basketball

Ibi Watson won’t be donning an Athens jersey this year, but the Bulldogs return many players that will have them atop the TVC-Ohio.

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Coats are being dug up from the bottom of closets and cleats are being traded in for high tops, well for the most part.

Ohio Volleyball lost its first match in 65 days Sunday, falling to the No. 5 seed Western Michigan University 3-2 (25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 23-25, 14-16) in the semifinal match of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.

History repeated itself in this year’s regional final as the Trimble Tomcats scored 25 unanswered points to take down the Shadyside Tigers and earn a spot in the state final four for a second-straight year.

With Athens high school football due to end in the coming weeks, a lot of attention has shifted towards th

The Ohio Bobcats sent 14 wrestlers to Annapolis, Md., this weekend to compete in the Navy Classic, and as a team finished third out of the 13 teams that were represented. 

Stop me if you’ve heard this before; the Athens offense is really, really good.

The Bulldogs (13-0) defeated the St. Francis DeSales Stallions (10-3), 52-20 on Friday in the Div. III Regional Final of the OHSAA State Tournament.

There are only eight teams that remain in Div. III high school football and after this weekend, only four will be left standing. Two of the teams fighting for a trip to the state final four in Columbus are the Athens Bulldogs (12-0) and St. Francis DeSales Stallions (10-2).

After two blowout victories to begin the season, the Ohio women’s basketball team struggled throughout the game, but still found a way to defeat the Detroit Titans by a score of 60-57.

Ohio guard Stevie Taylor is learning under his third head coach in four years as a Bobcat. Reporter Charlie Walter tells why Taylor is happy where he is. 

Five members of the Ohio volleyball team received All-MAC awards this season, including Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, and while leading the All-MAC First Team in selections with four.

The Gallipolis City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a move that would make Gallia Academy a member of the Ohio Valley Conference on Wednesday night, accelerating the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League toward its inevitable end.

While most teams are hoping to already be at their best come postseason time, Ohio volleyball coach Deane Webb is still focused on improving his team even with the Mid-American Conference tournament right around the corner.

Being held out of competition is hard for any athlete to take. For the Ohio wrestling squad, that often becomes a reality, as head coach Joel Greenlee redshirted over half of his team over the past couple years. 

Throughout the 2014 season, the Ohio Bobcats have had issues beating themselves in several of the five losses, as numerous missed opportunities have plagued the team.

Behind junior guard Kiyanna Black’s 21 points and nine rebounds, the Ohio Bobcats dominated the Wofford Terriers by a final of 84-37.

Sometimes the smallest thing can make the biggest impact.

At least this is the case with Meredith Ashy. Ohio’s libero is the smallest player on the Bobcats’ roster at 5-foot-8, but she makes up for it with her impressive defensive play.

Host of The Bobcat Sports Showcase Morgan Overbey sat down with head coach Saul Phillips to talk a little Men's Basketball.

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The Bobcats return to home looking to get back in the win column
The Bobcat freshman made an impact in her debut with 12 points and seven rebounds

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SportsBeat host Matthew Doyle talks with Meredith Ashy and Kelly Lamberti about the upcoming weekend against Bowling Green and Miami (OH) as they look to go 16-0, their tryouts with USA Volleyball, and their trip to Hawaii.

Ohio softball had a busy early signing period as it added seven students-athletes to the 2015-2016 recruiting class Thursday.

The recruiting class includes five players from Ohio and two from California.

Ohio men’s basketball welcomed in three recruits Wednesday, as Jordan Dartis, Gavin Block and Ellis Dozier solidified their commitments by signing National Letters of Intent.

Ohio volleyball will look to achieve a goal this weekend that was not even on the team’s radar at the beginning of play: go undefeated in Mid-American Conference play for the first time since 2006.

Etched on the ribs of Ohio running back Tim Edmond is a memorable quote from Dr.

The Parkersburg Big Reds (6-4) are riding momentum into the playoffs after narrowly defeating cross-town rival Parkersburg South last Friday, but they must quickly turn their attention to another Mountain State Athletic Conference rival in the second-ranked Cabell Midland Knights (9-1) in the fir

On Friday night, it will be he rematch everyone in southeast Ohio has been waiting for–the Tri-Valley Scotties and the Athens Bulldogs. Last year, the Bulldogs were able to squeak out a 55-52 overtime victory over the Scotties, also in the second-round of the playoffs.

Maysville proved some critics wrong last week as they dominated the Licking Valley Panthers 30-7. Maysville looks to continue past the second round as they travel west to Columbus to take on the Beechcroft Cougars on Friday night.

As the postseason continues, so do the No. 2 seed Trimble Tomcats’ hopes at another D-VII State Finals appearance.

The 2014-15 version of the Ohio Bobcats will be without sharpshooters Nick Kellogg and Travis Wilkins after both graduated in the spring, but the Bobcats project to have strong guard play yet again.

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