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Zane Trace Wins 35-31 Thriller Over Unioto In Battle of SVC Unbeaten Teams

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In what turned out to be an instant classic in front of a capacity crowd, the Zane Trace Pioneers rallied from a 10 point deficit to beat the Unioto Shermans 35-31, in a battle of unbeaten- state ranked teams.

Coming into the game, the two evenly matched teams showed Zane Trace outscoring opponents 240-46, while Unioto outscored opponents 244-61. Friday’s game turned out to be just as evenly matched.

Scoring got underway with 5:22 in the first quarter when ZT’s Carter Langley scored on a 10 yard run, which was set up by a Unioto fumble. The PAT was good, putting Zane Trace up 7-0.

The Shermans evened the score at 7-7 with 2:37 left in the first quarter, when Newton Hoops found Maddox Fox on a 9 yard TD pass. The PAT was good to tie the game, which was the score to end the first quarter.

Unioto took a 14-7 lead at 11:56 of the second quarter when Corbin Demint ran 13 yards for the TD, followed by the PAT kick. The Pioneers evened the score at 14-14 late in the second period, scoring on a 9 yard Blake Phipps run at 1:52, followed by the PAT.

But, Unioto came storming down the field to close the first half, taking a 21-14 advantage on a Matt Griffin 2 yard run with :18 remaining. The PAT kick was good as led 21-14 at halftime.

The Shermans took their biggest lead of the game, driving for a 24-14 lead when Lucas Hanes connected on a 22 yard field goal early in the third quarter.

Zane Trace started to make their comeback at 5:50 of the third period when Carter Langley tossed a 45 yard scoring strike to Kyle Stonerock. The PAT was good, cutting Unioto’s lead to 24-21.

The Pioneers took the lead at 1:14 of the third quarter on a Blake Phillips 1 yard scoring run- set up by a pass from Langley to Nalin Robinson. The PAT was good and ZT led 28-24, which held up for the score to end the period.

Unioto grabbed the lead again at 5:40 left in the game on a Matt Griffin 1 yard run. The PAT gave the Tanks a 31-28 lead.

The winning score went to Zane Trace with 1:06 left in regulation on a Blake Phillips 13 yard TD and a PAT for the 35-31 lead.

Unioto had one last chance, driving the field for a one last gasp effort pass, which the Pioneers knocked down in the end-zone to preserve their 35-31 victory to stay perfect at (4-0/7-0). Unioto drops to (3-1/6-1). 

Unioto had 425 total yards with 227 on the ground and 17/23 passing for 198 yards. Zane Trace compiled 340 total yards, with 252 on the ground and 6/10 passing for 88 yards.

Daniel Barnhart led the Pioneers with 80 yards rushing on 10 carries. Blake Phillips added 78 yards on 16 carries, scoring 3 TD’s. Carter Langley had 94 yards on 13 carries and scored a TD. Carter Langley had 13 tables for ZT, followed by Daniel Barnhart with 11 and Stewart Lane with 10.

Carter Langley was named McDonald’s “Player of the Game.”

Newton Hoops threw 17/23 for 198 yards and 1 TD. Maddox Fox caught 7 passes for 94 yards and one TD. Blake Hoops had 6 catches for 74 yards. Corbin Demint rushed for 79 yards on 13 totes with one TD, while Matt Griffin had 72 yards on 15 carries and 2 TD’s.  

Zane Trace faces Southeastern next week while Unioto hosts SVC unbeaten Paint Valley. The Bearcats ran their conference record to (4-0) with a 38-26 win over Huntington.

Ports. Notre Dame Claims SOC Girls Tennis Title

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The Portsmouth Notre Dame Lady Titans are Girls Tennis Champs of the Southern Ohio Conference.

The Singles Champion is Addy Akers of Minford, with Runner-Up going to Notre Dame’s Katherine Nelson. The All SOC Singles honors also include Blossom Smith of Waverly and Savannah Holtgrewe of Notre Dame. Akers is also the SOC “Player of the Year”.

All SOC Girls Tennis Team/Photo Courtesy of Dave Stamm

The Doubles Champ is the Notre Dame duo of Charlee Lansing/Ella Kirby of Notre Dame with Minford’s Runner-Up squad of Addi Lute/Kailey Schaffer.

NA & Dawson Bryant D-3 Boys Golf Sectional Champ- 2 SVC Golfers Advance To District

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Division 3 high school boys golfers advanced to district tournament play from the Southeast District Sectional Tournament play on Wednesday.

At Chillicothe Jaycees, North Adams won the team title with a 348, with West Union, Lynchburg Clay, Crooksville and Manchester rounding out the team qualifiers to districts. Individual qualifiers include Cameron Phillips of Valley with a (69), Adena’s Davis Kerns with an (84), Brody Fauber of Leesburg Fairfield with an (85), Keltin Robinson of Peebles with an 87, and Southeastern’s Connor Smith at (89).

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At the D-3 Sectionals at Big Beaver Course, Dawson Bryant won the team crown at 344. Other district qualifying teams are Belpre, Eastern Meigs, Waterford and Trimble. Individual district qualifiers are Owen Mault of South Webster, Riley Burnett of South Webster, Eli Ford of St. Joseph, and Andrew Airhart of Federal Hocking.

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Southeastern Takes Down #3 Ranked Adena in SVC Volleyball Upset

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The Southeastern Panthers sent shock waves through the SVC Volleyball standings Tuesday with a 3-1 (25-20, 25-19, 9-25, 25-20) upset at #3 state ranked Adena. The loss was Adena’s first conference defeat of the season as they drop to (8-1/14-2) while the much-improved Panthers go to (3-6/8-6).

Southeastern controlled most of the match in almost every category. The Panthers used tough serving, tremendous defense and a strong net attack to propel their effort.

The Panthers built a 21-14 lead in Set #1, with Adena rallying late, before falling 25-20.

Set #2 saw Southeastern get a 5-0 and 10-4 start. That lead increased to 17-7 and 21-12 with the Warriors getting to within 22-18. The Panthers closed on a 3-1 run for a 25-19 win and a commanding (2-0) match lead.

Needing a win to stay alive, Adena took off for an 8-3 and never looked back in a 25-9 win, making it (2-1) Southeastern.

Set #4 was close early, but Adena took an 11-7 lead. The Panthers proceeded to go on an 8-3 run for a 15-14 advantage, only to see the Warriors even the score at 15-15. From there, Southeastern went into steam-roller mode on a 5-0 run for a 20-15 lead. Adena shaved that deficit to 20-19, but Southeastern answered with a 5-1 finish for the 25-20 match winning decision.

Southeastern attacker vs Adena

Southeastern was led by Jozy Lougheed with 22 kills, Morgan Ware added 11, Braylee Rebman 6, Macy Corcoran 4 and Reese Ruckel with 2. Gracee Pfeifer had 34 digs, Macy Corcoran 19, Jessie Higley 16, Lougheed 11, and Chloe Wills with 10 to go along with her 23 setting assists. The Panthers served 8 aces, with 3 coming from Higley.

Adena stat leaders included Sydney Foglesong had 17 kills, Hannah Burns and Eva Kruger each had 6 kills. Brinlee Preston added 5 kills. On defense, Brooke Bossert had 18 digs, Hannah Burns 16, Brenna McQuiniff 12 and Kruger with 11. Kruger added 5 serve aces, Grace Townsend 3 and Haley Howard 2. Townsend also had 29 assists.

The Warriors are now tied for the SVC lead with Zane Trace at (8-1), following the Pioneers 3-0 win vs Huntington (25-7, 25-20, 25-23). Unioto stays in the conference hunt at (7-2) following their (25-12, 26-24, 25-12) win at Westfall. Adena travels to Unioto this Thursday, then hosts Zane Trace on Tuesday.