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Geoff Cowles/News Mount Vernon’s Jacob Tiell (24) catches a pass while being guarded by Mansfield Senior’s Donazious Burton during Tuesday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference game. The Yellow Jackets won, 57-43.

Jackets crush Tygers; Wooster next

The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets did the two things they needed to do on Tuesday evening: Put together a total team effort, and not look past the Mansfield Senior Tygers, despite having bigger challenges ahead.

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Geoff Cowles/News Denny Stevens, left, watches an Upward basketball player during a game at First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon on Saturday. Stevens is one of several people to volunteer hours each week as referees.

Volunteers get Upward hoops off ground

The words, “Play with passion, Play with purpose,” are only two of the guiding principles of the Upward basketball program, which touches the lives of over 200 young players as well as their coaches and their families.

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Geoff Cowles/News Utica center Gavin Posey (00) shoots past Newark Catholic’s Peyton Walker (1) during Wednesday’s Licking County League game. Posey scored 11 points and had 12 rebounds, but the Green Wave won, 45-38.

Green Wave takes command

The Utica Redskins took control of the boards and the game at the outset, but it was the visiting Newark Catholic Green Wave defense that took charge in the third quarter.

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Jackets pull away from S. Range

It was a game of second chances: The ones that the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets allowed in the first half and the ones that they took in the final quarter.

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Geoff Cowles/News Centerburg’s Dillon Lanthorn, right, wrestles Highland’s Alex Presley in their 182-pound bout during Wednesday evening’s tri-meet at Highland High School. The Scots, who also wrestled Clear Fork, swept the tri-meet.

Highland defeats Colts, lone Trojan

With a total of four pins and the benefit of several forfeits, the host Highland Scots gained a sweep in Wednesday’s wrestling tri-match against the visiting Clear Fork Colts and the depleted Centerburg Trojans.

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