MASSILLON -- During the opening possession of the Division V state football championship game Dec. 7 in Paul Brown Tiger Stadium against Coldwater, Hartley High School senior running back Sam Mackowiak came up 1 yard short of a first down on fourth-and-3 from the Cavaliers 16.
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Seventh-year Big Walnut High School wrestling coach Luke Moore isn't afraid to set the bar high for his team, even when its roster is comprised primarily of freshmen and sophomores like it is this season.MORE
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The Licking Heights High School wrestling team is hoping to get back in the state tournament program after it failed a year ago to extend its streak of representation to seven consecutive seasons.MORE
Upper Arlington High School wrestling coach Matt Stout left no doubt as to where he expects senior Blake Reid's season to end.MORE
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Marysville High School gymnastics coach Amber Calvert believes her first-year program entered the season with a distinct advantage.MORE
Hilliard Davidson loses to Cincinnati Moeller 13-11.
Hartley wins over Akron Manchester 49-22.