Area Sports

Rucker to Pilot Caldwell Football Program

By Julie LaFollette “I’m a Caldwell guy.” These were the first words from Chance Rucker after he was hired as the new head football coach for Caldwell High School at Monday night’s school board meeting. Rucker is excited for the opportunity to return to his alma mater and give back to the program that gave…

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Hitchens advances to OHSWCA State Wrestling Tournament

Three other Zeps earn place finishes, team takes fifth in DistrictBy Jeff HarrisonSophomore Laney Hitchens became the first female wrestler from Shenandoah High to qualify for the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association (OHSWCA) State Tournament and the Zeps had their three other girls also place to finish fifth out of 30 teams in the…

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Jones named head football coach at Shenandoah

Cambridge graduate brings energy, enthusiasm as Zeps look to continue success By Jeff Harrison Energy, enthusiasm and the potential to build on recent success. Those are the reasons John Jones, a product of Cambridge High School and Gannon University, will lead the Shenandoah High football program into the future. Pending approval of the Noble Local…

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Zeps Complete Season Sweep of Redskins

By Jeff Harrison The Shenandoah Zeps broke out the brooms, completing a season sweep of Noble County rival Caldwell with a 63-57 victory Friday on the Redskins’ court. Coach Marc Smith’s Zeps, who claimed a 55-52 victory in the earlier meeting, picked up their 12th win of the season, getting the usual effort from the…

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Shenandoah Wrestlers Enjoy Successful Week

By Jeff Harrison Shenandoah High picked up two lopsided dual victories on Wednesday, defeating Marietta by an 83-0 score and upending River, 75-6. Laramie Giesey (152) and Briar Portman (182) both registered two pins for the Zeps. Results: Shenandoah 83 vs Marietta 0 106: Kyra Kunkle S) won by forfeit; 113: Tristen Rossiter (S) tech.…

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Five Caldwell Wrestlers took home wins at Hannibal Saturday

By Julie LaFollette Caldwell High’s wrestling squad traveled to Hannibal on Saturday for a quadrangular match, with the Redskins claiming three victories 45-9 over River, 48-12 over Shadyside, and 48-24 against Fort Frye. “I am proud of how our guys competed today,” Coach Derick Hesson stated. “They improve every time we wrestle. It is nice…

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Caldwell Boys Beat the Eagles 50 – 41

By Julie LaFollette The Caldwell Redskins traveled to Patriot Prep on Monday, returning home with a 50-41 victory over the Eagles. “This was a big win for us,” Coach Clint Crane stated. “They have some big, athletic kids. I was proud of how our guys did not give up when we got down early. We…

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Zeps Upended at Fort Frye After Win at Indian Valley

By Jeff Harrison State-ranked Fort Frye turned up the heat in the second half and visiting Shenandoah got burned, with the Cadets pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 56-41 repeat victory on Thursday. Fort Frye led 16-12 after one quarter behind nine points from Kelton Fogle, but Shenandoah turned things around in the…

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Cayton Secrest Scores 1000th Point as Lady ‘Skins Beat Frontier

By Julie LaFollette The Caldwell Lady Redskins traveled to Frontier on Saturday, returning home with a 63-50 victory which featured a career milestone for senior Cayton Secrest. “As a team when we have three or four girls in double digits, we are going to give ourselves a chance,” Coach Eli Svercek stated. “Madi Mumaw had…

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