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No surprise here: Sills lands spot on Eagles’ 53-man roster

By Jeff Harrison The Journal-Leader   He’s been labeled perhaps the biggest surprise to land a spot on the Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster today.   From Sarahsville and Shenandoah Elementary/Middle School to Meadowbrook High School…from West Virginia University to Oklahoma State University — they know better.   Josh Sills deserves everything he has achieved through hard work and…

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Redskins, Zeps Off and Running in Cross Country

By Julie LaFollette The Caldwell and Shenandoah cross country teams ran at the Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Invitational in Marietta on Saturday. The Shenandoah boys finished in ninth place in the boys’ race with 224 points while the Shenandoah girls and both Caldwell teams did not have enough runners to compete in the team race.…

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Caldwell Soccer Team Splits

  By Julie LaFollette The Caldwell High soccer team hosted Harrison Central on Thursday, with the Huskies winning a close one against the Redskins, 2-1. “This was a hard loss,” said Caldwell Head Coach Kellie Fry. “We were in the game and should have won the game. We cannot have that many shots not find the…

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Lady Zeps Collect Three Victories

By Jeff Harrison After opening the season with a loss to Union Local, Shenandoah got things rolling with three victories during the last week. The Lady Zeps upended Cambridge, Buckeye Local and Fort Frye in a four-day span to improve to 3-1 on the young season. The Zeps began the week with a three-set sweep…

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Lady Redskin Spikers Open with Two Wins

By Julie LaFollette The Caldwell High volleyball team opened the season on Monday, hosting the Conotton Valley Rockets and earning a four-set victory 25-10, 25-21, 17-25 and 26 -24. “We played flat in the last two sets,” said Caldwell head coach Alexis Watson. “We had to wait on them to arrive and that really affected…

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Shenandoah Earns 38-20 Victory Over Shadyside

By Tracy Watson For The Journal The Shenandoah Zeps are 2-0. Freshman quarterback Braxton Barnett fired four touchdown passes, three to junior Hunter Yates, and junior Jacob Feldner rushed for 146 yards and a score as the Zeps cruised to a cherished 38-20 victory over Shadyside on the turf at Fleming Field. The victory was…

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Caldwell Rolls to 48-0 Win Against Crusaders

By Julie LaFollette The Caldwell Redskins hosted Steubenville Catholic Central in their home opener on Friday, dominating the Crusader with a 48-0 victory. “This was the first shutout of my career,” said Caldwell Head Coach Chance Rucker. “I could not be prouder of the guys. They played hard the entire four quarters. We just came…

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Worth the Wait: Redskins Top Trail

By Julie LaFollette The Caldwell High  football team opened their season on Saturday, taking on Buckeye Trail at Meadowbrook, with the Redskins earning a 17-6 victory. Caldwell Head Coach Chance Rucker was pleased with his team’s performance. “We came out and had a few faults, but we bounced back and finished strong,” he said. “We…

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Zeps Open with 48-8 Rout of Newcomerstown

Barnett Passes for Record 322 yards, 5 TDs for SHS By Jeff Harrison There’s generally a lot of trepidation when the reins of a football team are handed over to a freshman. Shenandoah High’s Braxton Barnett put those concerns to rest in a hurry, debuting with a school record-setting 18-of-23 effort for 322 yards and five…

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Zeps Hoping to Have Bounce Back Season

By Donnie Yeager, Jr. For The Journal   Last season was a bit of an uncharacteristic one in Noble County. The Shenandoah Zeps finished 2-7, missing the postseason for the first time since 2018. Gone from that team are five players to graduation and a 1,000 yard back who transferred. Taking all of that into…

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