Jackson earns first win at Miami Trace, wins share of FAC

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — From the opening buzzer of warmups to the final buzzer, Jackson’s Mattie Walburn was nothing but pure energy.  Whether it was encouraging her teammates, pumping up herself, or getting all fired up heading to the bench after a Miami Trace timeout.  She backed up that energy with her play on the court as she and Kenzie […]

Vikings rebound with win against McClain, 67-54

McARTHUR – The Vinton County Vikings got back on the winning track Saturday night with a 67-54 non-conference win over the Greenfield-McClain Tigers. The win raises the Vikings’ record to 9-2. The victory sent a Hall of Fame night crowd home happy. Before the game, Coach Josh Kirkpatrick, Wade Barney, and Megan Dixon were placed in the Hall. Roger Hauck., […]

Lady Vikings win on the road against Trimble

The Vinton County Lady Vikings played well in a 46-36 road win over the Trimble Lady Tomcats Saturday afternoon. It was a contest where several Lady Vikings joined in the offensive tally. Senior Lakin Williams led the way with 13 points while Emma Leaming poured in nine. Vinton County also received eight points from Emma Maynard while Gracie Peters had […]

Oaks struggle against Wheelersburg, 69-33

OAK HILL – The Oak Hill Oaks dropped a 69-33 decision in a Southern Ohio Conference Division II contest to visiting Wheelersburg on Saturday night. Oak Hill (5-8, 2-8 SOC II) saw Wheelersburg explode with a 17-of-25 shooting performance from the field, including 5-of-7 from three-point range during the middle two quarters to finish with a 45-19 advantage and open […]

Lady Rockets lose on the road against Adena and River Valley

FRANKFORT – There are times, it’s just not your day. The Wellston Lady Rockets struggled as poor shooting woes bit them in their 50-30 loss on the road against Adena on Saturday afternoon. Wellston’s defense surrendered 19 points in the first quarter, while the offense only scored eight points on 2-of-9 (22.2 percent) shooting from the field. From there, Wellston […]

Oaks can’t escape strong first half by Minford in SOC Division II contest

OAK HILL – As well as the Oak Hill Oaks have been playing of late, this week started out bad and only got worse. With the Oaks up by nine at halftime on Tuesday, South Webster flipped the game with a 33-10 run in the second half to win 42-28. Then on Friday, the Oaks ran into a whirlwind in […]

Former CLA school aide arrested for sending, soliciting lewd content to and from minors


An area school aide has been arrested on accusations that he requested, shared and viewed nude photographs to and with multiple youth while employed at Christian Life Academy (CLA) in Jackson. Joseph K. Lewis, 48, of Wellston was arrested on Friday, Jan. 6 by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office after a swift investigation revealed such wrongdoing. Deputies interviewed multiple students, […]