SATURDAY, AUG. 26 Ironton 35, Jackson 14 Coal Grove 52, Valley 6 FRIDAY, AUG. 25 Vinton County 19, Circleville 8 Piketon 34, Oak Hill 0 Fairland 56, Wellston 21 Washington 39, Western Brown 20 Wilmington 24, Miami Trace 21 Hillsboro 56, Goshen 14 McClain 14, Northwest 13 London 21, Chillicothe 0 Fairfield Union 38, Meigs 0 Gallia Academy 30, Athens […]

Vikings bounce back with road win against Circleville, 19-8

CIRCLEVILLE – Good defense, big plays, and a strong offensive attack all rolled into the Vinton County Vikings 19-8 non-conference win at Circleville on Friday night. The Vikings utilized a strong ground game en route to the win. They had 373 total yards of offensive production, with 346 of those coming on the ground. Matt Hembree had a big night […]

Rockets lose on the road against Fairland, 56-21

PROCTORVILLE – Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, which is the basic premise of Murphy’s Law. On Friday, everything went wrong in a hurry for the Wellston Golden Rockets. Fairland jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, as it went on to defeat the visiting Rockets 56-21 in non-league football action […]

FOOTBALL: Oak Hill loses to Piketon, 34-0

PIKETON – Friday was one of those nights when the football gods simply weren’t smiling upon Oak Hill. The Oaks hung tough and battled hard, but a series of wild plays burned them in the end as they suffered a 34-0 loss to Piketon in non-conference action. “We’ve been preaching for the last couple weeks to not let bad plays […]

Crabtree back with impact after season-ending injury in 2022

JACKSON — Ethan Crabtree knows how lucky he is every day to simply just walk again, let alone play football again.  What started as a normal routine day last summer turned into his, and his family’s, worst nightmare.   Crabtree was on the job as a lifeguard at Jackson’s city pool. He decided to jump in the water, as he had […]

Lady Vikings edge Jackson in five-set match

McARTHUR – The Vinton County Lady Vikings broke an 8-all tie to claim a five-set victory (25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 22-25, 15-11) in non-conference volleyball action on Thursday night. With the win, the Lady Vikings rebounded from a three-set loss at Warren in their season opener on Monday night to improve to 1-1 in the young season. Coming off a four-set […]

Ironladies drop home contest to Logan, 1-0

JACKSON – The Jackson Ironladies’ soccer team turned in a stellar defensive effort against the Logan Lady Chieftains on Thursday night. It was not enough, though, to prevent a 1-0 loss in a non-conference contest played at Alumni Stadium. With the loss, the Ironladies are now 1-1-1 in the young season. Jackson goalkeeper Mattie Walburn had an outstanding effort, turning […]

Volleyball Round Up: Wellston captures first win of season

Although the season didn’t start the way it aimed, Wellston finally got in the win column Thursday night.  South Gallia pushed the game to five sets after being down 2-0, but the Golden Rockets had just a little more in the tank to win the match 25-15, 25-20, 22-25, 15-25 and 15-11.  Sarah Martin led the Golden Rockets with 18 […]

Moore scores twice as Jackson exacts revenge on Blue Devils

JACKSON — Although it’s a very small sample size, Jackson’s leadership and experience defensively have paid off.  It also helped that it had Cooper Moore on its side.  The senior netted two goals and the Ironmen defense locked down for the final 70 minutes to score a big-time 2-1 victory over Gallia Academy on Tuesday.  “We came out a little […]

GIRLS GOLF: Lady Vikings take third, Wellston fourth in TVC match

JACKSON – On Tuesday, the Vinton County Lady Vikings golf team finished third, followed by a fourth-place finish by Wellston in a Tri-Valley Conference match at Franklin Valley Golf Club. Waterford claimed the team win with 190, followed by Federal Hocking at 202. The Lady Vikings finished their four-person round with a score of 208, with Wellston coming in fourth […]