Area Sports

A Look at the Football Schedules for Zeps, ’Skins

By Jeff Harrison New season….new coaches….fans back in the stands…more playoff games. The countdown to kickoff for the 2021 high school football season is on, and both Noble County schools are rarin’ to go. It’s now less than a month until the season begins, with Shenandoah getting the honors of going first thanks to a…

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Max & Shak: D-III State Runners-Up!

McVicker takes second in 300 hurdles, eighth in 110s; Payton claims second in high jump By Jeff Harrison Two of the biggest guys in the Shenandoah High Class of 2021 capped off an outstanding sports year in Zep Nation in a big way, posting runner-up finishes in the 113th annual OHSAA State Track and Field…

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Shenandoah Athletic HOF Charter Class Announced

Stephen, Leasure, Schwieterman, McCullough to Be Inducted Sept. 3 By Jeff Harrison The smoke has risen from the chimney and the Charter Class for the Shenandoah High School Athletic Hall of Fame has been selected. With a history dating back to the fall of 1963, there are many worthy candidates for the “hall”, but the…

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OHSAA Executive Director Ute Pays Visit to Where Career Began OHSAA Executive Director Doug Ute Pays Visit to Shenandoah Leffingwell Presented with Award for Time on OHSAA Board of Directors By Jeff Harrison Back where it all began. OHSAA Executive Director Doug Ute, who is about to complete his first year as the leader of…

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Caldwell Wins First OVAC Softball Title

By Julie LaFollette The fourth-seeded Caldwell Lady Redskins softball team won its first-ever Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, defeating the second seeded River Pilots 10-0 in five innings, to claim the Class 2A crown. “They came ready to play today.” Said Caldwell Coach Doug Pfeffer. “Regan Wheeler ripped a double on the very…

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Lady ‘Skins Complete Season Sweep of Zeps

By Jeff Harrison The Caldwell High softball team showed no after effects of its OVAC Class 2A semifinal victory less than 24 hours earlier as the Lady Redskins completed a season sweep of Noble County rival Shenandoah with a 6-3 victory on Tuesday. It was a much closer game than the first go-round when Caldwell…

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Lady ’Skins Win Three of  Seven During Week

By Julie LaFollette The Caldwell Lady Redskins hosted Fort Frye on Wednesday, posting a 7-6 extra inning win over the Cadets. With two outs in the eighth inning, Jaden Haught hit a towering fly ball which was misplayed by the Cadet left fielder, allowing Haught to get to second base and Regan Wheeldin fouled off…

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Lady Zeps Post 4-Win Week to Improve to 8-6

By Jeff Harrison A solid week which resulted in four victories in four games ended well as the Shenandoah Lady Zeps rallied from a 5-1 deficit for a 6-5 home victory against Beallsville on Thursday. The 4-0 week pushed the youthful Lady Zeps over the .500 mark to 8-6. “We had a real good week,”…

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Shenandoah’s Duniver to Play Hoops at Ohio Valley University

By Jeff Harrison Shenandoah High’s Christian Duniver – who was named first team All-Ohio Division IV one week ago – will be playing his college hoops close to home. Duniver, who finished his career as the Zeps’ all-time leading scorer in boys’ basketball, will attend Ohio Valley University, an NCAA Division II school located in…

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