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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.


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


After a slow start to the first half, the Jackson Ironmen picked up the pieces quickly and scored 42 unanswered points, as they would go on the beat their SEOAL rival Logan Chieftains 42-7 Friday night at Alumni Stadium.


Tri-Valley 44, John Glenn 0

Sheridan 46, Philo 6

Maysville 34, Morgan 4

In 2013, the John Glenn Little Muskies fell to Tri-Valley in a hard-fought game by a score of 33-14.  Even with that loss, John Glenn showed that they were no pushover, giving the Scotties a tough out, and even forced a few turnovers. 

The Parkersburg Big Reds tough schedule continues this Friday as they welcome in the Woodrow Wilson Eagles (3-2) to Stadium Field.

Throughout fall camp, the Ohio coaching staff raved about the depth that the Bobcats had this year and that it was much improved from recent years.

Just six weeks into the season, the depth is getting tested.

In the dwindling SEOAL, with only fives teams remaining, it’s always possible that the conference championship could be on the line in Week 7.

Two teams with two very different week six results are set to clash this Friday when Athens (6-0, 2-0) travels to Meigs (3-3, 2-1) for a TVC-Ohio bout.

The Trimble Tomcats (6-0, 4-0) will look to extend their regular season win streak to 25 when they travel to Racine to face the streaky Southern Tornadoes (3-3, 2-1).

Belpre and Miller enter week seven with one thing in common: big wins in week six. Where they differ is their caliber of play.

1. Trimble Tomcats (6-0, 5-0) | Last week’s ranking: 1