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Unioto Grabs 5th Straight SVC Golf Championship

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The Unioto Shermans have won another SVC Golf Championship, winning Match #7 and placed second to Piketon in Match #8. The 2021 title is their fifth straight and 12th in the last 13 years. They’ve won 22 championships in school history.

Unioto’s Charlie Lewis is the SVC “Player of the Year”.

In Match #7, Unioto shot a 163, six strokes better than Piketon’s 169. Zane Trace was third, followed by Adena, Westfall, Paint Valley, Southeastern, and Huntington with no team score.

Unioto’s Charlie Lewis was medalist in Match #7 with a 36.

The top 20 individual scorers in Match #7 were:
Charlie Lewis 36
Owen Armstrong 39
Aaron Evans 41
Jace Tucker 42
Jon Grondolsky Jr 42
Gavin Howard 42
Quade Kaltenbach 42
Josh Delong 42
Henry Zitzelberger 43
Braxton Platt 43
Davis Kerns 43
Logan Cummins 44
Christian Horn 44
Gabe Dettwiller 44
Brayden Popp 45
Keegan Snyder 45
Emma Winland 46
Brenton Ewry 47
Jacob Hicks 47
Brevin Wooldridge 47

In Match # 8, Piketon won with a best fifth scorer for team score 167. Unioto was second, followed by Zane Trace, Paint Valley, Westfall, Southeastern and Adena.

Co-Medalist were Unioto’s Charlie Lewis and Piketon’s Gabe Dettwiller at 39.

Top 20 individual scorers were:
Charlie Lewis 39
Gabe Dettwiller 39
Jon Grondolsky Jr 40
Logan Cummins 41
Jace Tucker 41
Quade Kaltenbach 42
Gavin Howard 43
Brayden Popp 43
Aaron Evans 44
Josh Delong 44
Davis Kerns 44
Brevin Wooldridge 44
Braxton Platt 45
Brenton Ewry 45
Jasiah Story 45
Emma Winland 46
Owen Armstrong 47
Bryson Dudgeon 47
Christian Horn 48
Jacob Hicks 48

Piketon Wins SVC Match #4/Wheelersburg Takes SOC Match Win

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The Piketon Redstreaks are even in the SVC Golf Standings after shooting a 160 to best Unioto by 8 strokes, creating a first place tie of 30 points with four rounds left in the season.

The rest of Match #4 finish was Zane Trace 178, Adena 181, Westfall 182, Southeastern 196, Paint Valley 208 and Huntington 222.

Christian Horn of Piketon took match medalist honors with a score of 37.

The Top 20 scorers in the match were:
1 Christian Horn 37
2 Owen Armstrong 38
3 Aaron Evans 39
4 Jon Grondolsky Jr 40
5 Jace Tucker 40
6 Davis Kerns 41
7 Logan Cummins 41
8 Keegan Snyder 41
9 Henry Zitzelberger 42
10 Braxton Platt 42
11 Jacob Hicks 43
12 Sydney Ater 44
13 Gabe Dettwiller 44
14 Josh Delong 45
15 Charlie Lewis 45
16 Emma Winland 46
17 Jasiah Story 46
18 Dominick Bush 46
19 Brayden Popp 47
20 Bryson Dudgeon 47

Team standing have Piketon and Unioto with 30 points, Zane Trace 24, Westfall 18, Adena 16, Southeastern 14, Paint Valley 7 and Huntington 2.

In SOC Golf:
Wheelersburg 176
South Webster 186
Minford 190
Waverly 208
Oak Hill 226
(Medalist- Owen Mault 36 of Wheelersburg)

Amanda Clearcreek Collects 400th Win In Storied Football Program History

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The Amanda Clearcreek Aces picked up their 400th victory in the school’s illustrious football history, dominating Friday’s 30-3 decision at Unioto.

The Aces improved to (2-0) on the season while the Shermans dropped to (0-2).

Despite some early scoring fireworks, the game would see no points scored in either the second or third quarters.

Amanda Clearcreek took control of the game early, scoring on their first possession of the game when quarterback Nate Hunter connected with running back Tayvon Miller out of the backfield, who took off over the middle on the catch and went to the end-zone for the TD. The PAT kick was good, handing Amanda a 7-0 start with still 11:14 left in the first quarter.

The Shermans only scoring drive in the game came on their first possession, driving down the field and getting into the red zone before their drive stalled. They settled for a 25 yard field goal by River Pedtigrew to cut the Aces lead to 7-3 at 8:16 of first quarter

It didn’t take Amanda long to respond as QB Nate Hunter scored on a broken play inside the red zone at 4:12 of the first quarter for 14-3 lead.

The first quarter ended with Amanda leading Unioto 14-3. 

In the second quarter, Unioto was driving when Amanda’s Tayvon Miller intercepted a Newt Hoops pass deep down field, giving the Aces the ball with 1:10 in half at the Unioto 44.

The first half ended with Amanda leading Unioto 14-3.

Unioto QB Newt Hoops sets the Shermans offense on their lone scoring drive of the game.

The third quarter was scoreless, which sent us into the fourth quarter as Amanda was in a third and long from their own 8 yard line. QB Nate Hunter connected on long TD pass to Tayvon Miller followed by the PAT kick being missed, giving the Aces a 20-3 lead over Unioto with 10:04 left in game.

The score expanded to 27-3 Amanda when Tayvon Miller scored his third TD of the game on another run followed by the PAT kick with 4:35 left in the game.

The scoring was capped off by Amanda’s Jonathan Weaver’s field goal to add to the Aces lead over Unioto 30-3 with 1:18 left.

Amanda runs their record to (2-0) and gains their football programs 400th all-time win with 30-3 over Unioto.

Next week’s Litter Media GOTW is Washington CH at Paint Valley. See the highlights after the game on our Litter Media Game of the Week Postgame Show on Litter Media Facebook Live.

Unioto Edges Piketon In SVC Golf Match #1

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Unioto slipped past Piketon via the best 5th player score to win SVC Golf Match #1 of the season. Both teams fired a 167, but the Shermans won the match on the tie-break.

Piketon’s Logan Cummins was the match medalist with a score of 38.

The team order of finish was as follows:
Unioto- 167 *Best fifth score*
Piketon- 167
Westfall- 189
Zane Trace- 188
Southeastern- 192
Adena- 196
Paint Valley- 212
Huntington- 239

(Top 20 Individual Scorers)
1 Logan Cummins 38 (Piketon)
2 Jace Tucker 40 (Unioto)
3 Charlie Lewis 40 (Unioto)
4 Owen Armstrong 41 (Piketon)
5 Keegan Snyder 43 (Unioto)
6 Sydney Ater 43 (Adena)
7 Braxton Platt 44 (Unioto)
8 Gavin Howard 44 (Piketon)
9 Gabe Dettwiller 44 (Piketon)
10 Dominick Bush 44 (Westfall)
11 Jacob Hicks 45 (Westfall)
12 Jon Grondolsky Jr 45 (Zane Trace)
13 Josh Delong 45 (Zane Trace)
14 Aaron Evans 45 (Southeastern)
15 Brayden Popp 45 (Southeastern)
16 Brian Schobeloch 46 (Westfall)
17 Davis Kerns 46 (Adena)
18 Quade Kaltenbach 47 (Unioto)
19 Emma Winland 47 (Paint Valley)
20 Brevin Wooldridge 48 (Piketon)

SOC Golf
Minford 175

Waverly 204
West 217
Oak Hill 227
Northwest 231

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Kelley- Minford

Hillsboro Wins FAC Boys Golf Match #1

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The Hillsboro Indians held home course advantage Wednesday, winning Match #1 of Frontier Athletic Conference boys golf season. Hillsboro’s Caleb Crawford also took home match medalist honors with a 43.

Hillsboro 187

Washington CH 195
McClain 203
Chillicothe 208
Jackson 217
Miami Trace 226
*Match Medalist- Caleb Crawford of Hillsboro (43)*

Friday Boys Non-Conference Golf:
Unioto 168
Chillicothe 177
Zane Trace 192
*Match Medalist- Aidan Fischer of Chillicothe (38)*

Friday Girls Non-Conference Golf:
Chillicothe 210
Zane Trace 238
*Match Medalist- Isabella Fischer of Chillicothe 44*

Host Unioto Wins HS Military Golf Invite

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The Unioto Shermans took first place in the Annual Military Invitational Golf Tournament Saturday at the Forrest Everhart Memorial Golf Course at V.A. Medical Center.

The Shermans’ “A Team” was first with a 316. That was 9 stroke better than runner up McClain, which shot a 325.

Co-Medalists Jace Tucker of Unioto (left) and McClain’s Wesley Potts (right)

Here is the order of finish for all participating teams:
Unioto “A” 316
McClain 325
West Union 336
Hillsboro 340
Southeastern 362
Adena 365
Unioto “B” 372
Jackson 376
Westfall 378
Paint Valley 390
Huntington 408
Vinton County 414

Hillsboro Ends 19 Year Drought With District Baseball Championship

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(Hillsboro’s Ryan Scott at the plate)

Despite losing a 4-0 lead, the Hillsboro Indians came up with clutch hits when they needed it, going extra innings to beat Unioto 6-5 for the Division 2 District Baseball Championship at V.A. Memorial Stadium.

The championship is the first for the Indians in 19 years.

Hillsboro got out of the gates quickly, with a Zach Humphries RBI single in the first for a 1-0 lead. Brayden Hisling’s RBI double in the second inning made it 2-0, with two more runs being notched on the scoreboard in the fourth inning on a two run single by Ryan Scott, who was also the starting Indians pitcher. That made it 4-0 Hillsboro.

Scott was sailing along on the mound until Unioto’s Cameron DeBord led-off with a fourth inning triple, then scored when Carson DeBord singled his brother home making it 4-1.

That’s the way it remained until the bottom of the sixth, when the Tanks added two runs to cut the deficit to 4-3, with a double off the bat of Carson DeBord followed by a Landyn Patterson RBI triple and a D.C. Dailey run scoring double. 

Heading into the last at-bat in regulation innings for the Shermans, the bottom of the 7th inning provided Unioto the opportunity to tie the game at 4-4, with an Ashton Crace single to get things started. But hopes seemed to be dashed as the next two Unioto hitters were retired, but Carson DeBord evened the score with an RBI single before the inning ended and went into the 8th.

Hillsboro put a two-spot on the scoreboard in the top of the 8th inning, starting with Ryan Scott’s RBI hit for a 5-4 lead, then another run was added for a 6-4 lead, which again put the Shermans on the brink. With Hillsboro reliever Brad Miller retiring two Unioto batters with a man on, a controversial play put the game in jeopardy for the Indians.

Ashton Crace lifted a shallow fly to right center with two Hillsboro outfielders diving for the ball, but the second base umpire motioned the catch was made, which would have ended the game as a Hillsboro win. But, after a conference between the three umpires, that call was changed to say the ball was trapped, making the score 6-5 and putting Unioto runners on first and second base.

(Umpire conference leads to no-catch call against Hillsboro)

But, Miller struck-out the next batter to end the game and propel the Indians into the D-2 Regional Semis next week.

Miller was credited with the win for his 1.3 innings of work.

Multiple hit games came from Hillsboro’s Korbin Adams at 2/3 and Unioto’s Carson DeBord’s 3/4.

(23-6) Hillsboro now faces the East District winner at 5pm June 3rd at Teays Valley High School.

Unioto’s closes at (24-6).

Paint Valley Wins D-4 District Baseball Championship Among Monday Area Games

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Coach Combs talks about the Bearcats 9-8 District title win

The (15-12) Paint Valley Bearcats showed how their tough SVC regular season can payoff in post-season play, beating higher seeded (17-6-1) Eastern Meigs 9-8 for the Division 4 District Baseball Championship at V.A. Memorial Stadium, Monday night.

The Bearcats fell behind 5-0, but rallied with 6 unanswered runs for a 6-5 lead. The Eagles tied it 6-6 in the sixth inning, before Paint Valley surged ahead with 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth for a 9-6 advantage.

Eastern Meigs in their final at-bat, made a comeback effort with two runs to make it 9-8, but a diving catch by Blaine Parker on a low line drive to right ended the game to hand PV the title.

In their come from behind effort, Brock Blanton drew a bases loaded walk to give the Bearcats their first lead of the game at 6-5, then after the Eagles tied the score at 6-6, it was Connor Free’s RBI hit that gave them the lead at 7-6, and what turned out to be the much-needed insurance runs coming around on a two-run single by Beau Blankenship making it 9-6.

That proved to be critical, after Eastern Meigs scored twice in the top of the 7th and had the tying run in scoring position when Parker’s diving catch ended the game.

Dax Estep got the win, working 4 innings, yielding 3 hits, and fanning 5.

At the plate, Paint Valley was led by Conor Free and Beau Blankenship- each with two hits, with Free driving in 4 runs.

The official line score for the Bearcats was 9 runs, 9 hits and committed 3 errors, while Eastern Meigs had 8 runs, 7 hits and had 4 costly errors.

Paint Valley now advances to the Division 4 Regional Semis at Lancaster’s Beaver Field vs Lucasville Valley on June 3rd at 2pm.

(18-11) Lucasville Valley advanced out of the Chillicothe #2 District with a 7-1 win over (14-13) Huntington, earlier in the day Monday.

The Indian’s George Arnett picked up the win on the mound, yielding only 6 Huntsmen hits to go along with assistance from Huntington, who struggled in the field with 6 errors in the game.

Valley score a run in the first, then the flood gates opened in the third inning when they added 6 more tallies for a 7-0 advantage.

Huntington’s lone run came in the fourth inning.

The Huntsmen see their season end with a (14-13) record.

Elsewhere in district baseball action:

(Division 3)

Minford beat Adena 11-1 in 5 innings and Meigs beat River Valley 7-2. Meigs will face Minford Wednesday in the district finals at V.A. Memorial Stadium at 3pm.

Wheelersburg topped Portsmouth 5-2, while Eastern Brown rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Piketon 6-2. Wheelersburg will play Eastern Brown in the 6pm district final, Wednesday at VA.

(Division 2)

The Unioto Shermans avenged a 9-3 loss at Miami Trace more than a week ago, this time in the district semis, 6-1. The victory places the Shermans up against Hillsboro in the Division 2 District Final Tuesday at 5pm at V.A. Memorial Stadium, with the winner headed to The Sweet 16.

Hillsboro advanced with a 2-0 win over Sheridan.

Unioto Baseball Tops Huntington To Grab Share of SVC Title With Westfall

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(Watch our video above where Litter Media’s Mike Smith spoke with Unioto Coach Tony Taylor after their co-championship)

The Unioto Shermans earned a share of the 2021 SVC Baseball Championship Tuesday with an 8-3 win at Huntington. The victory enables the Shermans to share the crown with Westfall, who had already clinched a share the week before.

The win also avenged an earlier season loss Unioto suffered at the hands of the Huntsmen on the Shermans’ home diamond.

The Tuesday game picked up in the top of the second inning with Unioto leading 1-0, where the game had been suspended last week due to rain.

The score stayed that way until Unioto broke loose for five runs in the top of the third inning for a 6-0 lead, then added another run in the fourth for a 7-0 advantage.

Huntington got on the scoreboard with a 2-run bottom of the fourth inning to cut the margin to 7-2, only to see the Shermans add an insurance run in the sixth inning for an 8-2 lead.

Huntington pushed across one last run in the bottom of the seventh, before Unioto pitcher Cameron DeBord ended the game by striking out the final Huntsmen at the plate for an 8-3 win.

DeBord was the winning pitcher, working all 7 innings, yielding 6 hits and fanning 9 Huntsmen batters.

The Shermans showed balance in their hitting order, with Braxton Platt being their only multi-hit offensive player with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, driving in 3 runs.

As a team, Unioto had 9 hits in the game and took advantage of 6 Huntington fielding errors in the contest.

The co-championship is Unioto’s 22nd SVC title in baseball.

Unioto improves to an SVC ending (12-2) record to share the title and improved their overall record to (20-4). The Shermans will play a non-conference game with #1 state ranked Miami Trace later this week, which could be a preview of a possible Division 2 District Final showdown between the two teams. Unioto is a #5 seed going into the tournament next week.

Paint Valley Pulls Away From Unioto in 55-29 Win

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Paint Valley’s Tramel Byrd (15) rushed for 167 yards in the Bearcats’ 55-29 win at Unioto. photo by Dan Ramey/Litter Media

Tramel Byrd and Cavin Cooper combined for three 3rd quarter touchdowns to power Paint Valley to a 55-29 win at Unioto Friday.

Byrd had 13 lugs for 167 yards to lead the Bearcat attack, which rushed for 365 yards.

The Shermans took the opening drive and scored on a Lucas Hanes field goal to take the early 3-0 lead on homecoming night. Paint Valley answered when Cooper found Beau Blankenship on a TD pass to close out the 1st quarter with a 7-3 margin.

Cordell Grubb rumbled 58 yards for a score and followed with a TD catch from Cooper to put the Bearcats ahead 21-3.

Unioto closed the gap to 21-9 just before halftime on Isaac Little’s pass to Byrd Green with 8.9 seconds left in the half. But Paint Valley came out of the intermission hitting on all cylinders.

Byrd capped a drive to start the second half with the first of his two TDs in the 3rd, a 20-yard run to give the Bearcats a 27-9 lead less than a minute into the quarter.

Unioto answered with a 42yard strike from Little to Maddox Fox to give the Shermans some life. However, the Bearcats had other plans. Cooper picked off a pass for and returned it for a touchdown and Byrd slipped away on a 67-yard run to the Shermans’ five-yard line and then punched it in on the next play to boost the Paint Valley lead to 41-15.

Cooper added touchdown runs of 30 and 40 yards the 4th quarter to put the game out of reach.

The Shermans Newton Hoops hit Fox on a 30-yard TD pass and Cameron Lohnes had a TD run to close out the scoring for the night. 55-29 the final.

Paint Valley improves to 3-1 and Unioto slips to 2-2. The Bearcats will host Zane Trace next Friday. Zane Trace earned a 36-22 win over Southeastern who will head to Unioto next week.

Unioto’s Maddox Fox races toward the end zone just before halftime to cut Paint Valley’s lead to 21-9. Photo by Dan Ramey/Litter Media
Hear what Coaches Corey Dye and Matt Hoops had to say after the game