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2020-21 Basketball Preview

Buckeye Local boys looking to get over the hump

CONNORVILLE -- Graduation may have taken five players from the Panther roster, but head coach Chris Heaton still remembers what last season could have been with just a few more points. Heaton returns to the top spot at Buckeye Local with a memory of six games that escaped the Panthers ...

Bridgeport boys looking to ‘change the culture’

BRIDGEPORT — After struggling through a 2-20 campaign last winter, veteran head coach Donnie Cash is excited about the 2020-21 season. “I’m excited for the season to start (if we do start on time,” Cash said. “The coaching staff has really been challenging the players and the ...

Bridgeport girls are working a two-year plan

BRIDGEPORT — The calendar year 2020 has become the year of the unexpected. The same can be said about the Bridgeport girls 2020-21 basketball season. Head coach Greg Harkness knew he was losing leading scorer Jaren Tucker to graduation, along with role players Kayleigh Roberts, Jessa ...

Harrison boys feel good about upcoming season

CADIZ — It’s quite a luxury when a team goes into basically every game it plays knowing it has the best player on the court. Such is the case for Harrison Central’s boys basketball team, which will feature University of Akron signee Kobe Mitchell in the backcourt. Don’t think for a ...

Harrison girls primed for bounce-back season

CADIZ - The Lady Huskies of Harrison Central endured a rough season last winter. Don’t look for a repeat this time around. Nick Yourkovich enters his 12th season at the Harrison Central helm. During that time, he has built a successful and consistent program. Last winter (2-21) was ...

Martins Ferry boys boast length, athleticism

MARTINS FERRY — When Derek Edwards looks back on the 2019-20 season, he finds a lot to be happy about. Unfortunately, he also found a lot of areas in which his Purple Riders need to improve, too. As he prepares for year number five at his alma mater, Edwards believes there are pieces in ...