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Erick Starkey/News Highland’s Peyton Carpenter (25) drives to the rim on a fast-break opportunity with Fredericktown’s Olivia Mast guarding. Carpenter finished with 17 points in the Scots’ 60-38 victory over the Freddies.

Fast start gets Scots past Freddies

A 35-point first-half gave the Highland Scots girls team a 35-18 lead over the Fredericktown Freddies Wednesday, and the Scots continued their solid offense to march to a Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference win, 60-38.

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Erick Starkey/News Highland’s 120-pounder, Bryce Schott, right, looks for a strong tie up against Findlay’s Mitch Johnston in the championship match Saturday at the Kilted Klassic. Schott lost due to a medical forfeit for a shoulder injury.

Scots take sixth at Kilted Klassic

The Highland Scots wrestling team captured sixth as a team, led by two runners-up and three third-place finishes, at their competitive home tournament, the Jeremy Ammons Kilted Klassic Saturday.

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Erick Starkey/News Mount Vernon’s Jaxon Snyder issues a no-look pass along the perimeter Friday in a 55-48 Jacket win over Lexington.

Jackets topple Minutemen, 55-48

The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets boys basketball team increased their scoring output in every quarter to stave off the Lexington Minutemen, a regional championship team a year ago, in the Jackets’ home and Ohio Cardinal Conference opener Friday, 55-48.

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Erick Starkey/News East Knox senior Tyler DeLucia, left, looks to better his position against Heath’s Carter Jacks Thursday in the Bulldog Brawl. DeLucia won by pin in the second.

East Knox hosts Bulldog Brawl

In a battle for canine supremacy, the East Knox Bulldogs hosted Bloom-Carroll and Heath for the third-annual Bulldog Brawl Thursday, with wrestling action from the youth, junior high and high school levels, including senior night for the older Bulldogs.

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Erick Starkey/News East Knox’s Braydon Burkhart (2) looks for a pass along the baseline around Northridge’s Zion Carpenter (32) in the second half of a 39-25 Bulldog win Wednesday.

East Knox limits Viking offense in win

The East Knox Bulldogs boys basketball team put on a commanding defensive effort Wednesday, limiting the visiting Northridge Vikings to 12 points in the first half and cruising up the 39-25 home win.

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Erick Starkey/News Utica’s Shawna Blake (30) looks to drive into the paint past Licking Valley’s Laken Griffith in the first quarter of a 55-49 Redskin loss Tuesday.

Redskins drop Licking County League matchup

After only scoring 21 points in the first half, the Utica Redskins girls basketball team turned on the jets and netted 28 points in the second half, but it came up just short Tuesday, falling to Licking Valley, 55-49.

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Erick Starkey/News Mount Vernon’s Herbie Mayer launches his ball down the lane at Colonial City Lanes Monday in Mount Vernon. Mayer paced the Jackets with a combined score of 429.

Jacket bowlers downed by Minutemen

The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets bowling team’s varsity ranks ran in to a tough opponent in a home match against Lexington Monday, while the JV boys picked up an 18-pin win.

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Erick Starkey/News Mount Vernon’s Wyatt Gregory, top, looks to better his position after getting a takedown against Northridge’s Chad Bailey during the round robin portion of the Bad Apple Brawl Saturday. Gregory took home the 145-pound title.

Jackets win 25th Bad Apple Brawl

The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets wrestling team won its first tournament since the Ohio Cardinal Conference tournament in the 2014-15 season, powered by four individual champions.

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Erick Starkey/News Mount Vernon’s Spencer Bills (2) rises up to shoot between the defense of Highland’s Ty Stiffler (42) and Mack Anglin, right. Bills finished the night with 13 points for the Jackets in a 39-35 win.

Jackets persevere over Scots in opener

A 3-pointer by Mount Vernon’s Trey Grohe with 22.2 seconds left on the clock proved to be the difference in a 39-35 Yellow Jacket win on the road Friday against the Highland Scots in both teams’ season opener.

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Erick Starkey/News Utica’s Mack Marston (4) goes for a shot in the first quarter against Cardington’s Jarred Wardlaw in Thursday’s season opener.

Redskins downed in season opener

After holding a seven-point lead after the first quarter of the season, the Utica Redskins went into the locker room down 19-16 and went on to fall to the Cardington Pirates 41-30 in both teams’ season-opener Thursday in Utica.

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Erick Starkey/News Senior captain Bailey Cunningham, right, works a takedown against fellow senior captain and returning state qualifier Max VanFossen Thursday during practice.

Jackets, under new coach, return three seniors

View More Photos MOUNT VERNON — Nate Cornell is the new face of the Mount Vernon wrestling program and he is heading in to his first season with only three seniors, but they are all top-notch on the mat. “We only return three seniors, but those three seniors are great leaders vocally and through performance… Read more »

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