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2020-21 Basketball Preview

Hines takes over the reins of the Barnesville boys

BARNESVILLE -- Changes abound in the Barnesville boys basketball program this season as two new eras are set to unfold. The first is Johnny Hines has taken the reins as the Shamrocks head coach, replacing Matt Johnson, who stepped down following last season. Hines is no stranger to ...

Barnesville girls looking to rely on speed, size

BARNESVILLE - The Barnesville Lady Shamrocks enter the 2020-21 season coming off of a year that saw the Green-and-Red finish 10-13 before bowing out to Cambridge in the postseason, however overall one positive for the overachieving ‘Rocks was that they were within a few points of flipping ...

Terry Jarrett returns to take over Beallsville boys

BEALLSVILLE - In a tight-knit community, like Beallsville, often the athletic programs are more like a family than just a team. The family theme takes an even larger step this season as Terry Jarrett takes over the reins of the Blue Devils boys team from his brother Rick, who retired from ...

Numbers, expectations high for Beallsville girls

BEALLSVILLE - While Beallsville may be a small school, having big talent on the hardwood is something that coach Tori Lang is very familiar with. The former Blue Devils standout saw her team find great success last season, even as they dealt with small numbers. The Lady Devils finished their ...

Bellaire boys bid for bounce back season

BELLAIRE — When you’re attempting to rebuild a program, any type of progress is a good thing. As the 2019-20 season moved along, Bellaire saw progress as J.R. Battista began his second stint as the Big Reds head coach. The progress, however, isn’t totally defined in the 6-17 record they ...

Bellaire girls seeking to continue success

BELLAIRE — There are a lot of unknowns for John Farrier as he enters his sixth season as head coach of the Bellaire girls basketball program. However, he is excited about what he doesn’t know. During his tenure, the Big Reds have been one of the finer girls hoop programs in the Ohio ...