high boys basketball
team qualifies for nationals
Ohio Youth Basketball team comprised of seventh grade players
from area schools has won the Lancaster Classic to qualify for
Pacers -- coached by former Adena and Ohio University-Chillicothe
player David Cochenour -- went 5-0 in a field of approximately
of the team are Buddy Barnes, Logan Hauserman and Clay Roll of
Adena, Ryan Borden of Jackson, Bryant Gibson of Westfall, Dale
McCullough and D. J. Merriman of Zane Trace and Eddie Robbins
and Cody Smith of Piketon.
wins 7th grade tournament
captured the Southeastern 7th Grade Invitational Thursday evening
with a 50-35 win over Huntington.
-- which entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed -- defeated
Unioto 56-46 in the consolation game.
knocked off Piketon in the semifinals and rode the 25-point scoring
of Buddy Barnes and 12 points from Clay Roll to the championship
victory. Craig Magill and Drew Trusty led Huntington with 11 and
10 points, respectively.
Smith poured in a tournament high 38 points to lead Piketon past
Unioto. Eddie Robbins added 12 for the Redstreaks and Joey Conley
scored 17 points and Seth Frejkowski 15 for Unioto.
wins OCC tournament
Middle School won the Ohio Capital Conference Southwest City Schools
boys eighth grade basketball tournament Thursday evening with
a 54-31 rout of Grove City Norton in the championship game.
Newman paced the Cavaliers with 19 points and Anthony Hitchens
added 14 and Clay Ragland eight.
finishes the season 7-9.
tournament finals set
Middle School advanced to the finals of a boys eighth grade basketball
tournament at Grove City Pleasantview with a 47-35 win over Pickerington
Lakeview Tuesday evening.
the Southeastern 7th Grade Invitational, Adena and Huntington
will square off at 7:30 p.m., Thursday for the championship. That
will follow the consolation game with Unioto and Piketon at 6
(12-2) -- the No. 1 seed in the tournament -- was upset in Tuesday
evening's semifinals by fifth-seeded Adena (9-4) and Huntington
(11-4) defeated Unioto (9-6) 45-37. Huntington was seeded No.
2 and Unioto No. 3.
plays in the championship game at 7 p.m., Thursday, at Pleasantview.
Hitchens scored 25 points and Cody Speakman for the Cavaliers
in defeating the tournament's No. 1 seed.
Trusty poured in 25 points and Corey Cottrill 14 in Huntington's
win over Unioto. Joshua Bever scored 11 points and Joey Conley
10 for Unioto.
set in 7th grade tourney
Adena, Unioto and Huntington were first round winners in the Southeastern
7th Grade Invitational basketball tournament Saturday.
semifinals Tuesday will match Piketon and Adena at 6 p.m. with
Unioto and Huntington squaring off at 7:30 p.m.
consolation game will be played at 6 p.m., Thursday, with the
championship at 7:30.
45 (Cody Smith 19, Eddie Robbins 16), Paint Valley 27 (Josh Long
43 (Buddy Barnes 17, Eamon Boyle 10), Westfall 33 (Brandon Peacock
11, Tyler Cobb 10).
45 (Joey Conley 18), Zane Trace 39 (Dale McCullough 23).
44 (Drew Trusty 15, Craig Magill 12), Southeastern 4 (Nik Brenke
2, Levi Yeager 2).
8th grade tourney champs
regular season champions added the Scioto Valley Conference eighth
grade tournament championship to their hardware with a 39-37 win
over Westfall Wednesday evening.
championship thriller was similar to their regular season meeting
won by Huntington 65-61 in triple overtime.
Kellough led the Huntsmen with 12 points and Phillip Hartley and
Seth Harden shared scoring honors for the Mustangs with 10 points
Dailey and Corey Keister combined for 40 points to lead Zane Trace
past Unioto 61-50 in the consolation game. Dailey scored 22 points
and Keister 18 while Randy Rue's 14 were high for the Shermans.
46, Unioto 32. High scorers: Josh Kellough (H) 24, Ken Corcoran
45, Zane Trace 40. High scorers: Seth Harden (W) 14, Jack Gose
(lW) 10, Beau Dailey (ZT) 10.
47, Piketon 9. High scorers: Justin Kellough (H) 19, Josh Kellough
(H) 12, Adam Acord (P) 4.
43, Adena 34. High scorers: Ken Corcoran (U) 13, Brandon Kinnamon
Trace 53, Paint Valley 35. High scorers: Corey Keister (ZT) 18,
Blake Skaggs (ZT) 13, Jarod Lawhorn (PV) 11.
52, Southeastern 20. High scorers: Joe Spicer (W) 16, Logan Clark
8th grade boys win 39-25
Chillicothe Middle School eighth grade boys advanced to the semifinals
of a tournament at Grove City Pleasantview with a 39-25 win Tuesday
evening over Grove City Jackson.
Cavaliers return to Pleasantview for a 5:30 p.m. semifinal Tuesday
against Pickerington Lakeview. Chillicothe defeated Lakeview in
overtime during the regular season.
scoring was the key in the team's win over Jackson as Mike Newman
scored nine points, Anthony Hitchens eight and Curtis Baker seven.
Chillicothe seventh graders defeated Norton Middle School in another
tournament at Finland Middle School in Columbus and advance to
a game at 7 p.m., Monday, against Columbus Brookpark Middle School.
seventh grade tourney pairings
Scioto Valley Conference boys eighth grade basketball tournament
will get underway Saturday at Westfall with first round games.
round -- Huntington (7-0, 13-0) vs Piketon (0-7, 3-9), 10 a.m.;
Unioto (4-3, 5-8) vs Adena (3-4, 6-5), 11:30 a.m.; Zane Trace
(4-3, 7-5) vs Paint Valley (3-4, 5-7), 1 p.m.; Westfall (6-1,
11-2) vs Southeastern (1-6, 1-11), 2:30 p.m.
(Monday, Feb. 2) -- Huntington/Piketon winner vs Unioto/Adena
winner, 5 p.m.; Zane Trace/Paint Valley winner vs Westfall/Southeastern
winner, 6:30 p.m.
(Wednesday, Feb. 4) -- 5 p.m.
(Wednesday, Feb. 4), 6:30 p.m.
seventh grade invitational tournament at Southeastern will begin
with first round games Saturday, Feb. 7.
round -- Piketon (11-1) vs Paint Valley, 10 a.m.; Westfall (8-4)
vs Adena (7-4), 11:30 a.m.; Unioto (8-5) vs Zane Trace (6-5),
1 p.m.; Huntington (9-4) vs Southeastern (2-10), 2:30 p.m.
(Tuesday, Feb. 10) -- Piketon/Paint Valley winner vs Westfall/Adena
winner, 6 p.m.; Unioto/Zane Trace winner vs Huntington/Southeastern
winner, 7:30 p.m.
(Thursday, Feb. 12) -- 6 p.m.
(Thursday, Feb. 12) -- 7:30 p.m.
Piketon win titles
eighth graders and the Piketon seventh graders won Scioto Valley
Conference boys junior high basketball titles Wednesday evening.
eighth graders defeated Zane Trace to cap off a perfect 7-0 SVC
campaign while Piketon downed Southeastern 48-23 to win the seventh
grade title with help from Westfall. Westfall knocked Unioto out
of a shot at sharing the seventh grade crown 66-34.
other eighth grade games, Adena defeated Paint Valley, Westfall
downed Unioto 50-33 and Southeastern recorded its first SVC win
46-36 over Piketon.
Prater and Brad Depugh combined for 34 points to power Southeastern
past Piketon. Prater canned 19 points and Depugh 15.
Harden led a trio of Westfall players in double figures as the
Mustangs defeated Unioto. Billy Fullen added 13 points and Jack
Gose 11 for Westfall. Ken Corcoran scored nine points for Unioto.
other seventh grade games, Huntington defeated Zane Trace and
Adena downed Paint Valley.
Smith scored 17 points and Kenny Helton 11 to lead Piketon past
Southeastern, which got six points from Nik Brenke and five from
B. J. Bevins.
for the seventh and eighth grade tournaments will be conducted
7th graders get historic win
seventh grade boys came from behind to defeat Jackson 29-28 in
junior high basketball Thursday evening for the first victory
by a Panther boys team in the new Southeastern Middle School gymnasium.
Hurles scored the go-ahead basket with 23 seconds left and Southeastern
held on to improve to 2-9 overall. Hurles, Nik Brenke and Jeremy
Dennis scored six points each for the winners.
eighth grade action Thursday, Jackson defeated Southeastern 56-36
and Hilliard Heritage downed Chillicothe 48-29.
Prater's 20 points and Brad Depugh's 10 led Southeastern's eighth
graders while Dill led Jackson with 13 and Bowling added 12.
Hitchens scored 12 points and Jacob Zamora six as Chillicothe
lost its second game of the week to a Hilliard Middle School.
The Cavaliers (4-9) were defeated by Hilliard Weaver 51-33 Tuesday
evening as Mike Newman scored 14 points and Hitchens 10.
clinches title share
clinched at least a share of the Scioto Valley Conference boys
eighth grade basketball championship with a 50-30 win over Unioto
(5-1) remained a game back of the Huntsmen (6-0) with a 59-26
win over Piketon while Adena downed Southeastern 47-39 and Paint
Valley rallied past Zane Trace for an overtime victory.
Kellough scored 20 points and Bobby Sams 10 to keep Huntington
unbeaten in league games while Ken Corcoran led Unioto with eight
Kinnamon led Adena past Southeastern with 20 points while Kyle
Prater scored 17 points for the Panthers.
and Unioto share first place in seventh grade basketball after
Piketon outlasted Westfall 62-51 and Unioto defeated Huntington
62-38. Piketon and Unioto are 5-1 and Huntington 4-2 in league
Conley poured in 25 points and Josh Bevers 18 for Unioto and Cody
Cottrill had 17 and Drew Trusty nine for Huntington.
Smith's 28 points led Piketon past Westfall while Kenny Helton
added 17 points and Eddie Robbins 13. Brian Gibson had 18 and
Tyler Cobb 12 points for the Mustangs.
Roll scored 17 points to lead Adena past Southeastern, which got
10 points from Nathan Hurles and eight from Denver Snyder.
7th graders top Paint Valley
defeated Paint Valley 46-34 in boys seventh grade basketball Monday
Conley led Unioto (7-4) with 12 points and David Leachmakn added
11. Josh Long had 14 points and Justin Mays 10 for the Bearcats.
8th graders fall 62-52
Memorial defeated Chillicothe 62-52 in boys eighth grade basketball
Newman led Chillicothe (4-7) with 16 points and Curtis Baker added
retain SVC 8th grade lead
retained its lead in Scioto Valley Conference boys eighth grade
basketball with a win over Piketon Wednesday evening.
Zane Trace defeated Southeastern 52-23, Westfall downed Paint
Valley 62-20 and Unioto got by Adena 40-30 to remain just one
game behind the league leaders.
Keister scored 13 points and Bower had nine points and nine steals
in Zane Trace's victory. Brad Depugh led Southeastern with 10
was led by Ken Corcoran with 13 points and Jeff Woods with 10
while Adena's Brandon Kinnamon also scored 10 points.
seventh grade action, Huntington defeated Piketon 36-29 to create
a three-way tie for first place in the SVC standings with Unioto,
a 53-49 winner over Adena in overtime.
downed Paint Valley 46-27 and Zane Trace was a 31-21 winnver over
Trusty had 16 points and Corey Cottrill 13 as Huntington handed
Piketon its first SVC loss. Cody Smith led the Redstreaks with
Conley scored 22 points and Seth Frejkowski and David Leachman
eight each in Unioto's win while Clay Roll and Buddy Barnes led
Adena with 22 and 10 points, respectively.
McCullough led Zane Trace with 12 points in the Pioneer win over
Southeastern, which got five points from Jeremy Dennis.
8th graders fall 42-36
Middle School lost to Groveport North 42-36 in boys eighth grade
basketball Tuesday evening.
Hitchens led Chillicothe (4-6) with 16 points and Nathan Woodruff
8th graders win
Chillicothe Middle School Cavaliers defeated Pickerington Lakeview
40-38 in overtime Thursday evening to improve to 4-5.
Hitchens scored 16 points and Mike Newman 14 for Chillicothe.
Cavaliers lost to Reynoldsburg 36-34 Tuesday evening as Hitchens
scored 12 points.
8th graders 4-0 in SVC
defeated Southeastern 47-27 Wednesday evening to remain the only
unbeaten team in Scioto Valley Conference boys eighth grade basketball.
Trace handed Piketon a 55-30 defeat, Westfall downed Adena 44-30
and Unioto slipped past Paint Valley 39-36 to remain just one
game back of the league leaders.
Kellough poured in 24 points in Huntington's win at Southeastern
and Kyle Prater scored 14 for the Panthers.
Keister's 17 points and 10 from Caleb Davis led Zane Trace past
Piketon while Cody Brietenbach led the Redstreaks with 13 points.
Corcoran was Unioto's leading scorer against Paint Valley while
A. J. Knisley had 11 points for the Bearcats.
seventh grade games Wednesday, Piketon remained unbeaten in the
SVC with a 36-28 win over Zane Trace while Unioto defeated Paint
Valley 40-31, Huntington beat Southeastern 45-19 and Adena edged
Westfall 47-46 in a two-overtime thriller.
Smith's 18 points led Piketon's SVC seventh grade leaders past
Zane Trace, which got 11 points from Dale McCullough.
Trusty had 15 points and Craig Magill 12 in Huntington's win while
Joseph Hall led Southeastern with six points and Nik Brenke added
Conley and Joshua Bever had 10 and nine points, respectively,
to lead Unioto past Paint Valley, which was led by Josh Long and
Colton Morrison with nine points apiece.
Trace sweeps Paint Valley
Trace swept Paint Valley in boys junior high basketball Monday
evening, winning the eighth grade game 62-28 and the seventh grade
and Unioto split a pair of games with Huntington winning the eighth
grade contest 49-34 and Unioto the seventh grade game 39-35. Jackson
took two from Southeastern, 44-38 in the eighth grade game and
47-27 in the seventh grade contest.
Keister poured in 21 points for the Zane Trace eighth graders
and Jarod Lawhorn led Paint Valley with seven points.
McCullough and D. J. Merriman led the Zane Trace seventh graders
with 16 and 10 points, respectively.
Sams had 19 points and Jason Kellough 13 for the Huntington eighth
graders and Jeff Woods nine for Unioto.
the seventh grade game, David Leachman had 12 points and Jory
Conley 11 for Unioto and Drew Trusty 17 and Craig Magill 12 for
Prater sank four three-point baskets to lead Southeastern's eighth
graders with 24 points and Logan Clark added 10. Mason Hurles
and Jeremy Dennis scored nine points each for the Panther seventh
7th graders get first win 24-14
seventh grade boys defeated Waverly 24-14 in junior high basketball
Saturday for the Panthers' first win of the season.
Brenke led the 1-5 Panthers with eight points and Jeremy Dennis
and Denver Snyder added five apiece.
won the eighth grade game 47-13.
swept a pair of games from Madison Plains -- 52-30 in the eighth
grade game and 46-31 in the seventh grade encounter.
nips Unioto eighth graders
Middle School's Mike Newman hit a last-second basket to lift the
Cavaliers to a 44-43 win over Unioto in boys eighth grade basketball
finished with nine points as Anthony Hitchens poured in a game-high
24 points for the Cavaliers. Ken Corcoran scored 15 points and
Jeff Woods 11 for Unioto (2-5).
downs Unioto eighth graders
defeated Unioto 32-25 in boys eighth grade basketball Monday evening.
Kinnamon led the Warriors with 11 points and Chris Kerns topped
Unioto with seven points.
Christmas Classic results
County swept two games from host Unioto to cap off the annual
Unioto Junior High School Christmas Classic Saturday.
girls games kicked off the event Friday evening with eight boys
Plains 52, Southeastern 15 (7th) -- Justin Wolverton (MP) 10,
Nik Brenke (SE) 4, Nathan Hurley (SE) 4. Game MVP -- Justin Wolverton
Plains 40, Southeastern 37 (8th) -- Andrew Minton (MP) 13, Cody
Kemmerling (MP) 13, Kyle Prater (SE) 15, Logan Clark (SE) 10.
Game MVP -- Kelsey Wilson (U).
Trace 31, Waverly 10 (7th) -- Dale McCullough (ZT) 7, four Waverly
players had two points each. Game MVP -- Dale McCullough (ZT).
46, Zane Trace 31 (8th) -- Will Barlow (W) 11, Trevor Arnett (W)
11, Dale McCullough (ZT) 10. Game MVP -- Will Barlow (W).
33, Chillicothe 32 (ot) (7th) -- Craig Magill (H) 10, Drew Trusty
(H) 10, Caleb Knight (C) 18. Game MVP -- Craig McGill (H).
40, Chillicothe 34 (8th) -- Ryan Seeling (H) 17, Josh Kellough
(H) 15, Anthony Hitchens (C) 21. Game MVP -- Ryan Seeling (H).
County 36, Unioto 33 (7th) -- James Prater (VC) 23, John Sowers
(VC) 8, Joey Conley (U) 16, Josh Bever (U) 9. Game MVP -- James
County 50, Unioto 32 (8th) -- Dustin Guthrie (VC) 16, Andrew Eberts
(VC) 8, Ken Corcoran (U) 11. Game MVP -- Dustin Guthrie (VC).
tops 8th grade standings
defeated Paint Valley 43-23 to take over sole possession of first
place in Scioto Valley Conference boys eighth grade basketball
Kellough and Bobby Sams shared scoring honors for the Huntsmen
with 11 points each. A. J. Knisley had nine points and Paul Williams
six for Paint Valley.
is 5-0 overall, 3-0 in the SVC.
other eighth grade games, Unioto defeated Southeastern 45-38,
Westfall handed Zane Trace its first league loss and Adena downed
Woods led Unioto past Southeastern with 17 points and Kyle Prater
scored 19 points and Logan Clark nine for the Panthers.
seventh grade games, Huntington was a 48-27 winner over Paint
Valley, Zane Trace handled Westfall 44-32, Unioto defeated Southeastern
40-18 and Piketon downed Adena.
Trusty scored 20 points and Corey Cottrill 18 for the Huntington
seventh graders and Josh Long had eight points and Branson Shepard
six for Paint Valley.
Conley led the Shermans with 10 points and Denver Snyder, Nik
Brenke and Levi Yeager had four points apiece for Southeastern.
Trace sweeps Southeastern
Trace swept a pair of boys junior high basketball games from Southeastern
Pioneer eighth graders won 55-42 behind Corey Keister's 19 points
-- 15 in the first half -- and 13 from Ben Bower. Zane Trace sealed
the win with 7-for-7 shooting from the free throw line in the
Prater poured in 28 points for Southeastern, including four three-point
McCullough and Casey Wrightsel scored eight points apiece to lead
the Zane Trace seventh graders to a 32-16 win. Jeremy Dennis and
Josh Monroe had seven and four points, respectively, for Southeastern.
split with Jonathan Alder, winning the eighth grade game 39-29
and falling 48-25 in the seventh grade contest.
Huntington 7th grade winners
and Huntington were winners in boys seventh grade basketball Saturday.
defeated Paint Valley 41-25 and Piketon was a 40-33 winner over
Coal Grove as Cody Smith scored 19 points and Eddie Robbins eight
for the Redstreaks (3-0).
eighth grade action, Greenfield McClain edged Unioto 36-35 as
A. Anderson and G. Case led the winners with nine points apiece.
Matt Workman scored 13 points for Unioto (1-2, 1-1).
eighth grade loses in overtime
City Jackson defeated Chillicothe Middle School 34-31 in overtime
in boys eighth grade basketball Thursday evening.
Cavaliers (2-3) failed to score after ending regulation play in
a 31-31 tie. Nathan Woodruff led Chilllicothe withk 10 points.
will play Huntington in the Unioto Christmas Classic, Saturday,
win in three overtimes!
outlasted Westfall 65-61 in a three-overtime thriller in Scioto
Valley Conference boys eighth grade basketball Wednesday evening.
two teams were deadlocked 47-47 at the end of regulation play
and Huntington's Zach Riley sent the game into the final overtime
with a three-pointer at the buzzer to end the second overtime.
Kellough led the Huntsmen with 26 points and Riley finished with
10. Jack Gose had 23 points and Phillip Hartley 18 for Westfall.
other eighth grade games, Unioto defeated Piketon 47-25 and Paint
Valley downed Southeastern 56-45 and Zane Trace topped Adena.
Workman and Clinton Brown led Unioto with nine and eight points,
respectively, and Josh Blanton and Jimmy Nier led Piketon with
five points apiece.
Valley pulled away from Southeastern after a 23-23 first half.
Jarod Lawhorn led Paint Valley with 24 points and A. J. Knisley
added 17, including four three-point baskets. Kyle Prater and
Logan Clark had 12 points each and Clay Dennewitz 11 for the Panthers.
seventh grade games, Westfall got past Huntington 42-36, Piketon
defeated Unioto 45-34, Adena topped Zane Trace and Paint Valley
downed Southeastern 46-18.
Peacock and Tyler Cobb scored 14 and 10 points, respectively,
for Westfall's seventh graders and Huntington's Drew Trusty poured
in 20 points.
Smith poured in 24 points for Piketon, which also got 11 points
from Kenny Helton in the Redstreaks win over Unioto.
Middle School's eighth graders were defeated by Pickerington Ridgeview
36-20 in Ohio Capital Conference middle school boys basketball
Newman led the Cavaliers (2-2) with four points.
plays Jackson Thursday.
junior high races begin
Valley Conference boys junior high basketball got underway Monday
evening with Westfall, Huntington and Zane Trace posting eighth
Valley's eighth graders actually got the jump on the rest of the
league with a win Saturday over Piketon.
defeated Southeastern 58-24 and Zane Trace was a 47-34 winner
over Unioto. Corey Keister led Zane Trace with 18 points and Kenny
Corcoran scored 11 for Unioto.
grade winners were Piketon, Westfall, Huntington and Unioto.
and Fausnaugh shared scoring honors with 14 points each as Westfall
defeated Southeastern 56-15. Nik Brenke led Southeastern with
overcame a 17-13 halftime deficit to edge Adena 30-29 behind Corey
Cottrill with 12 points and Craig Magill with 10. Buddy Barnes
led Adena with 13 points and Clay Roll added 10.
Bever scored nine points and Hobey Cottrell seven to lead Unioto
past Zane Trace 30-22. Dale McCullough had seven points and D.
J. Merriman six for Zane Trace.
8th graders lose on tip-in
South tipped in a missed free throw for the winning basket in
a 35-34 win over Chillicothe Middle School's eighth graders Thursday
loss is the first for Chillicothe after starting the season 2-0.
South went to the line for a pair of free throws trailing Chillicothe
34-33. South missed both free throw attempts, but the second was
tipped in with time running out.
Hitchens led Chillicothe with 12 points and Nathan Woodruff added
Middle School 2-0
Middle School's eighth graders improved to 2-0 with a 42-41 win
over Grove City Brookpark in Ohio Capital Conference boys junior
high basketball Tuesday evening.
Chillicothe wins have come against OCC opponents.
Hitchens led Chillicothe with 22 points and Curtis Baker added
plays Groveport South Thursday.
Middle School 8th wins
Middle School's eighth grade boys opened their season with a 61-44
win at Grove City Finland Tuesday evening.
Hitchens led Chillicothe with 35 points.