Area Sports

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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Still Running: Shenandoah’s Mackie Going to Muskingum

Photo by Jeff Harrison Shenandoah High senior Kendall Mackie, flanked by her parents Jennifer and Jason Mackie, announced she will attend Muskingum University where she will be a member of the Fighting Muskies’ cross country and track teams. Also on hand were three of Mackie’s high school coaches – Craig Sebring, Dave Milliken and Colleen…

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Caldwell’s Parks to Play Football at Ohio Northern

By Julie LaFollette Caldwell High senior Whyatt Parks will play at the next level, having signed to play football for the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears in the fall. He is expecting to play wide receiver, mainly in the slot. Choosing Ohio Northern was an easy decision for Parks. “It was my only visit,” he…

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Four Local Grapplers Compete in D-III State Tournament

By Jeff Harrison The results weren’t what they hoped, but wrestlers represented Noble County well at the OHSAA Division III State Wrestling Tournament at Marion Harding High School over the weekend. Caldwell High’s TJ Wehr and the Shenandoah trio of Tristen Rossiter, Alex Overly and Drake Kanyuch reached the state tournament, but each was eliminated…

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