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Logan Elm Wins OT Thriller In Litter Media Game Of The Week Season Opener

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The Logan Elm Braves treated their fans and seniors to a thrilling season-opening 28-27 overtime victory over Zane Trace Friday, to kickoff high school football season for 2021.

The Pioneers got on the scoreboard first, scoring on a Daniel Barnhart 2 yard TD run, after he had a big run to set up the score. The PAT kick was good and ZT took a 7-0 lead at 6:20 of the first quarter.

Blayton Reid got the Braves in the scoring column as he dashed down the right sideline after breaking several tackles for a long TD run. The PAT attempt failed, leaving Zane Trace with a 7-6 lead with :24 left in the first quarter.

The Zane Trace Pioneers offense is set to run a play

It didn’t take long for the Braves to grab their first lead as Logan Elm’s R.J. Weber had a career first pick-six TD return for a score. The Braves two point conversion was good for a 14-7 lead with 7:27 remaining, in the first half. That score would hold as the halftime score.

In the third quarter, Pioneers’ running back Blake Phillips broke through the Logan Elm defense for a 40 yard TD run with 6:35 left in the third quarter, tying the game at 14-14.

Logan Elm QB Garrett Summers scored on a 3 yard TD run at the 4:48 mark of the third period with the PAT also good, handing the Braves a 21-14 advantage.

The Pioneers drew even at 21-21 as Ben Nichols’ QB keeper up the middle for a long TD run with :16 left in third quarter. The PAT conversion tied the game at 21-21, which is how regulation play would end as both teams were scoreless in the fourth period.

In the overtime, Zane Trace had the ball first. The Pioneers drive nearly stalled, before Ben Nichols connected on a pass play for a first down. Nichols then scored on a 7 yard run for a 27-21 lead. The PAT attempt was foiled, when the snap for the extra point kick was too high for the holder to handle.

That then gave Logan Elm their possession, which saw Blayton Reid score his second touchdown of the game, tying the score 27-27 in OT. It was then place-kicker Jude Braun’s turn as he connected on the PAT kick for the 28-27 OT win.

(0-1) Zane Trace hosts Madison Plains next Friday while (1-0) Logan Elm travels to Westfall.

The Litter Media Game of the Week for August 27th is Amanda Clearcreek at Unioto, followed by the Litter Media Live GOTW Post Game Show, featuring video highlights, coaches and player interviews from that game.

Logan Elm Hires Blue As New Girls Basketball Coach

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Logan Elm has a news girls varsity basketball coach, hiring former Westfall head coach Jennifer Blue.

Blue, who was an assistant at Eastern Brown the past two seasons, and previously served as Westfall’s varsity coach between 2010-2019.

While at Westfall, Blue led the Lady Mustangs to an SVC co-championship in 2014-15 and was named SVC Coach of the Year.

Blue replaces John Dennen at Logan Elm.

Logan Elm Takes Warren 51-48

Logan Elm fell behind in the early going as Warren took a six point lead. The Warriors’ Brandon Simoniette dropped in a couple of buckets to set the margin for a 13-6 lead over the first 8-minutes and managed a 24-19 lead at the half.

Logan Elm came out of the intermission hot tying the game at 24 in the first two minutes on a shot by Isaac Ward and Jason Sailor gave the Braves their first lead of the game at 26-24. Logan Elm had a 32-31 lead through three quarters. Jeremy Weitelmann gave Logan Elm its biggest lead at 39-35 on a three-pointer with 5:28 remaining.  

Warren’s Kurt Taylor pulled the Warriors to within 44-43 on a trey with 1:00 left.

Jared Harrington got behind the defense to sink a layup on a pass from Weitelmann and 46-43 LE

It’s Logan Elm’s fifth District Championship since 2006.

Brayden Sallee led Warren with 14 points. Logan Elm was paced by Gabe Chalfin with 18 points and Isaac Ward with 14. 

The Braves will face the winner of Meadowbrook and Tried-Valley on Thursday March 12th.


Boys DII: Logan Elm & Waverly Advance to The Convo

DII Sectional Champs

Game 1: Logan Elm 57, Jackson 38
The Logan Elm Braves trailed Jackson 12-7 following the first eight minutes. That would change quickly in the second period.

The Ironmen went cold and were limited to two points in the second quarter, all while Logan Elm’s efficient offense clicked and its defense contained Jackson’s Caleb Wallis. The Braves played Miami Trace without their Jason Sailor in Wednesday’s semi-final. Coach Doug Stiverson regarded Sailor as his team’s best defender and Saturday, it showed. Wallis managed 13 points on the day, but Sailor shadowed and challenged his every move.

Meanwhile, the Braves began to pull away, leading 23-14 at the half and 36-26 through three.Jackson scrapped to within five on three possessions in the fourth, but couldn’t get closer. The Braves also distanced themselves with their play at the line, hitting 28-of-31 free throws. Thirteen of those were dropped in by Isaac Ward, who finished as the game’s leading scorer with 21 points. Gabe Chalfin added another 18, half of which were from the stipe.The Ironman were paced by Wallis with 13 and Braxton Hammond’s 11 points.

Jackson’s season closes at 20-4 and the Braves head to The Convo for a District Semi-Final with Athens Saturday February 29 at 8:45pm.


Game 2: Waverly 38, Unioto 34 
Waverly took the lead from Unioto in the final quarter to open the fourth with a three-pointer by Trey Robertson and Unioto fought to keep pace, but the Tigers clawed out a 38-34 win for their fourth straight Sectional Championship.

The Tanks maintained a slight advantage over Waverly for most of the game, but couldn’t gain enough ground to keep the lead. The Tigers went ahead just before the half on a Robertson bucket, but Unioto’s Isaac Little drained a jumper at the buzzer for a 20-18 halftime lead. Little netted 17 points for the Shermans.

Waverly cut the margin to 25-24 through three quarters in a low scoring period before assuming the lead in the fourth. Robertson led Waverly with 18 points and Jason Futhey came up with some big buckets late.

The Tigers play Warren on Saturday February 29 at 7pm. The two clubs met at the beginning of the season in Piketon with Waverly coming out on top 63-60.

Gabe Chalfin (13) and Isaac Ward (4) celebrate a championship while Jason Sailor (10) looks on. Logan Elm faces Athens in the District Semi-Finals Saturday February 29th at The Convo in Athens. Photo by Dan Ramey/Litter Media
Waverly Coach Travis Robertson affirms with his team that moments like this is why they work so hard for so long adding “We’ve got more work to do.” The Tigers play Warren in the District Semi-Final Saturday February 29th at 7pm at The Convo in Athens. Photo by Dan Ramey/Litter Media
Watch the Litter Media game report and hear from Logan Elm’s Doug Stiverson, Jackson’s Max Morrow, Waverly’s Travis Robertson and Unioto’s Matt Hoops.

Jackson, Logan Elm Advance with Wins

D II Sectionals at SEHS

Game 1 Recap: Jackson 66, McClain 31
Caleb Wallis dropped in 25 points as Jackson overcame a 13-10 deficit to hold McClain to 21 points the remaining three periods.

Ironmen Coach Max Morrow credited the Tigers’ preparation from the first two meetings between the schools this season. “Coach Stewart does a great job, and their kids were ready” said Morrow. “they were prepared, they knew what we were gonna do.”

Jackson won their two meetings in the Frontier Athletic Conference 72-38 and 89-69.

Jackson quickly turned the tables at the start of the second quarter on a 10-2 run and took a 35-20 lead into the intermission.

Caden Donaldson added 14 points as the on other Jackson played in double figures. Camden Closson led the Tigers with 10 points.

Jackson plays Logan Elm for the Sectional Championship game Saturday at 3pm at Southeastern HS.

Game 2 Recap: Logan Elm 51, Miami Trace 26
Following a tightly contested first quarter, Logan Elm built on it’s 13-12 lead, outscoring the Panthers 14-1 in the second for a 27-13 lead at the half.

The Braves’ Isaac Ward paced their attack with 11 first half points.

The mismatch in size was countered with patented Logan Elm patience offensively combined with high percentage shooting. At 6’3”, Jared Harrington is the Braves lone big man. Miami Trace touts a combination of Logan Rodgers (6’8”), Andrew Guthrie (6’7”) and Dylan Bernard (6’6”), but the Braves handled the size indifference with defensive quickness and contesting passes at lower trajectories.

“Our defense was extremely active tonight” said Braves Coach Doug Stiverson. “I thought we got our hands on a lot of passes, and then was able to get us in some transition as well.”

Logan Elm managed to keep the Panthers at bay the remainder of the contest for a 51-26 victory.Ward led the Braves finishing with 17 points followed by 14 from Gabe Chalfin. Rodgers led the Panthers with 9 points.

Jackson’s Caleb Wallis works under the basket for a tough two-point shot, Wallis scored a game high 25 points. Click the photo to see more game photos from the Litter Media Facebook Photo Album. Photo by Dan Ramey/Litter Media

Circleville, Logan Elm, Unioto & Vinton County Head to District Tournament

The State’s #1 Circleville Tigers and #10 ranked Unioto earned Sectional Championships in the OHSAA Southeast District at Adena High School Thursday.

The Tigers were 61-34 winners over Athens and the Shermans took River Valley 54-42 as both teams advance to the District Semi-Finals at Southeastern High School February 20th.

Circleville will face Mid State League rival Logan Elm while Unioto plays Vinton County.

Litter Media’s Dan Ramey talked with Circleville Steve Kalinoski and Unioto’s Jeff Miller after their respective games.


The Lady Tanks celebrate a 54-42 win over River Valley for a Sectional Championship at Adena HS.
The #1 State Ranked Circleville Tigers jumped out to a 30-9 first quarter lead on Athens on their way to a Sectional Title at Adena HS.