ALBANY — The Alexander Spartans had visions of making a deep tournament run.
Trimble seniors Garrett Richards (72) and Shawn Turley (51) read to a pair of Trimble Elementary School students on Friday. The Tomcats didn’t have a game to play, so fall sports athletes read books to Trimble students under the Glouster Memorial Stadium lights.
NELSONVILLE — As soon as Madison Deeter's ace landed on the court, the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes gathered together and, in unison, pointed up to the volleyball banner that hangs in Ben Wagner Gymnasium.
Nelsonville-York landed a quartet of big plays in the second half, and it turned out to be just enough to power the Buckeyes in a 13-10 win over Alexander on Friday night.
ALBANY — The Alexander Spartan side of the district tournament bracket is loaded with teams above the .500 mark. Gallia Academy, the seventh seed, arrived in Albany with a respectable twelve win record on Thursday to test the Spartans’ number two seeding.
ALBANY — The Alexander Spartans have lately picked up sectional victories taking on teams that come to Albany with sketchy records. That was not the case on Thursday when the Mustangs of Westfall came to town sporting a thirteen-win record and seeking to prove the worth of Southern Ohio soccer.
The Alexander Spartans enjoyed the luxury of returning vast experience on both sides of the ball going into the 2019 season. Alexander had eight starters returning on offense, and eight on defense.
The Rockets have waited more than a decade for this kind of game, one with heft, postseason and league title implications, and payback all rolled into one.
When it comes to ligament damage, it can be a confusing jumble of alphabet soup — ACL, MCL, PCL and LCL. Many of us have heard of these injuries, but don’t know much about them. These injuries range from sprains to full tears impacting four ligaments of the knee: anterior cruciate ligament (…