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Circleville Girls/Unioto Boys D-2 Track Champs at WCH Meet

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc.

The Circleville Lady Tigers are Division 2 District Track & Field Champs at Washington CH.

Circleville won the girls team title with 121 points, outdistancing runner-up Unioto with 104 points. McClain was third followed by Logan Elm, and Washington CH in the 13 team field.

The Shermans of Unioto won the boys team championship with 79 points. Zane Trace was second with 69 points and Portsmouth third at 68, Logan Elm fourth with 63.5 points and Waverly fifth in the 16 team field.

For complete individual and team results, CLICK HERE:

The Division 2 East District was held at Meigs High School. For results on that meet, CLICK HERE:

Zane Trace/Unioto Lead 2022 All SVC Baseball Picks

Presented By Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Scioto Valley Conference Co-Champs Zane Trace and Unioto lead the selections of All SVC Baseball players voted on by conference coaches for 2022, after the Pioneers and Shermans shared the title with (13-1) records.

“Player of the Year” honor went to Zane Trace’s Ben Nichols, while Pioneers’ coach Ron Allen was voted “Coach of the Year”.

Here is the full list of All SVC baseball honors.
(1st Team)
Ben Nichols (Sr) Zane Trace
Micah Geise (Jr) Unioto
Peyton Weiss (Sr) Westfall
Trey Edler (Sr) Zane Trace
Cody Rawlings (Sr) Adena
Dax Estep (Jr) Paint Valley
Tra Swayne (Sr) Piketon
Landyn Patterson (So) Unioto
Braylon Leach (So) Huntington

(2nd Team)
DJ Crocker (So) Huntington
Andrew Griffin (Jr) Unioto
Carter Glandon (Sr) Adena
Austen Ison (Jr) Zane Trace
Roger Woodruff (Sr) Piketon
Jarrett McWhorter (Sr) Southeastern
Ashton Nunemaker (Sr) Westfall
Trent Mettler (Sr) Paint Valley
Jacob Lenox (Sr) Southeastern

Honorable Mention
Will Dratwa Adena
David McGill Adena
Dalton Black Huntington
Allan Smith Huntington
Connor Free Paint Valley
Bo Blankenship Paint Valley
Chase Carson Piketon
Johnny Burton Piketon
Derek Wheeler Southeastern
Joey Pfeifer Southeastern
Ashton Crace Unioto
Ben Spetnagel Unioto
Trent Walters Westfall
Bryant Coker Westfall
Blake Phillips Zane Trace
Rece Allen Zane Trace

Player of the Year: Ben Nichols (Zane Trace)
Coach of the Year: Ron Allen (Zane Trace)
League Co-Champions:  Unioto/ Zane Trace

Paint Valley Creates SVC Logjam With Impressive Win Over Unioto

Presented By Chillicothe VAMC

After the dust settled Friday, the SVC boys basketball standings showed a virtual three-way tie for first place in the loss column after the Paint Valley Bearcats rolled past Unioto 58-47 and Westfall edged Zane Trace in overtime, 60-58. Unioto, Zane Trace and Paint Valley all have two SVC losses, although the Shermans have 7 wins, ZT 6 and PV 5.

(Photo: Evan Park Defends vs Dax Estep- Litter Media/Mike Smith)

Unioto started out with a 7-0 lead when Paint Valley had to take a timeout to get settled down. Bearcats Coach Jason Smith told Litter Media’s Mike Smith after the game, that he told his players in his timeout after the 7-0 start- “We are not doing this again. We are not going to have these moments of not being confident”, said Coach Smith.

“We made a quick adjustment, we didn’t change any of the game plan and just played with emotion.”

Paint Valley cut the deficit to 13-11 at the end of the first quarter, then took off to a 6-2 start in the second quarter for their own 16-13 lead, which they never relinquished the rest of the game.

Trailing 23-18, Unioto pulled to within 23-21 with 1:36 in the first half, only to see PV finish on a 6-2 run for a 29-23 halftime advantage.

The Bearcats saw their first double-digit lead at 36-25 with 3:52 in the third quarter and after getting their biggest lead of the night at 42-26, saw the Shermans cut that deficit to 42-31 at the end of three periods.

Every time Unioto tried to make a move to get back into the game, Paint Valley answered each challenge, only allowing the Shermans to get within 9 points twice at 48-39 and 56-47 with 1:00 left in the contest, then settled for the 58-47 victory.

PV Scoring:
Dax Estep 20 points “McDonald’s Player of the Game”
Connor Free 12
Blaine Parker and Cordell Grubb 9 each
Cavan Cooper 4
Trent Mettler and Cole Miller 2 each

Unioto Scoring:
DeSean Branson 17 points
Blake Hoops 12
Evan Park 6
Jordan Perkins and Braxton Platt 3 each
Gabe Corcoran, Newton Hoops, and Ben Spetnagel 2 each

Paint Valley improved to (5-2) in the SVC, while Unioto is (7-2) and Zane Trace at (6-2) following their loss to Westfall. Unioto travels to Zane Trace, Saturday.

Here is a rundown of all the area games from Friday January 21, 2022: Paint Valley 58, Unioto 47 … Westfall 60, Zane Trace 58 (OT) … Piketon 51, Southeastern 40 … Adena 38, Huntington 36 … Miami Trace 60, Chillicothe 58 (OT) … McClain 73, Jackson 53 … Washington CH 69, Hillsboro 53 … Bloom Carroll 61, Liberty Union 29 … Logan Elm 62, Hamilton Township 34 … Fairfield Union 34, Circleville 32 … Amanda Clearcreek 46, Teays Valley 36 … Waverly 48, Minford 44 … Western 69, New Boston 29 … Vinton County 70, Nelsonville York 65 … Alexander 64, Wellston 58 … Logan 47, Athens 34 …

Unioto Holds-Off Paint Valley Rally To Grab SVC Boys Basketball Lead

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

The Paint Valley Bearcats could not overcome a 15 point halftime deficit, but certainly made it interesting at games’ end as the Unioto Shermans fought off the furious comeback effort for a 66-62 win at home.

The Unioto victory leaves them alone at the top of the SVC standings, handing Paint Valley their first conference loss, while Westfall also dropped from the SVC unbeatens’ with a 63-39 loss at Zane Trace.

(Evan Park & Jordan Perkins of Unioto vs Paint Valley defenders- Litter Media/Mike Smith)

Paint Valley’s biggest lead came early at 12-7, but the Shermans finished the quarter on a 12-2 run for a 19-14 lead.

Unioto led at each stop: 19-14, 34-19, 47-39, 66-62.

Unioto’s halftime lead was their largest of the game at 34-19, but PV fought back to within 6 points- twice in the third quarter and within 51-45 at 6:10 of the fourth quarter.

Unioto built that lead back up to 10 points, before the Bearcats closed to within 64-62 with 6 seconds to play, but Blake Hoops sank two free throws to seal the victory at 66-62 for the Shermans. 

Unioto Scoring Recap:
DeSean Branson 29 points
Blake Hoops 11 points
Newt Hoops 8 points
Evan Park 6 points
Ben Spetnagel 6 points
Braxton Platt 3 points

Paint Valley Scoring Recap:
Cordell Grubb 22 points
Dax Estep 18 points
Cole Miller 11 points
Blaine Parker 4 points
Trent Mettler 4 points
Connor Free 3 points

Unioto improves to (3-0/5-1) while Paint Valley drops to (2-1/4-4)

To close conference play prior to the Christmas break, Unioto travels to Adena on Saturday, December 18th. Paint Valley travels to Piketon.

Elsewhere on Friday:
Zane Trace 63, Westfall 39
Adena 51, Huntington 38
Piketon 52, Southeastern 47
Lucasville Valley 79, Eastern Pike 58
Portsmouth West 67, Wheelersburg 63
Vinton County 58, River Valley 54
Nelsonville-York 47, Athens 40
Alexander 67, Meigs 56

Bloom Carroll 54, Amanda 41
Fairfield Union 65, Logan Elm 15
Circleville 53, Liberty Union 25
Teays Valley 50, Hamilton Township 13