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Joshua Morrison/News Fredericktown’s Leighton Cunningham slides into third base, avoiding the tag from West Jefferson’s Hunter Braithwaite. Cunningham would score. Freddies beat the Roughriders, 8-1.

Freddies cruise to 2nd straight

West Jefferson came into the Division III Central District championship game with the No. 1 seed, just one loss in the season and revenge on its mind after Fredericktown downed the Roughriders in last year’s District final.

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Joshua Morrison/News East Knox’s Gage Steinmetz was late with the tag as Fredericktown’s Leighton Cunningham reacts to being called safe in the top of the seventh inning on Friday as Fredericktown beat East Knox 2-1.

Freddies take share of KMAC in close game

Fredericktown was second to East Knox in the final year in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference last season, and with the two teams vying for a share of the new Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference crown this season, their final game on Friday was bound to be one for the ages. And it turned out completely as advertised.

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Jacket girls end season in sectionals

Friday’s sectional final match between Mount Vernon and Westerville South was between two Division I programs, but the Wildcats were more Division I than the Yellow Jackets.

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Photo courtesy Trent Miller Mount Vernon’s Kaden Daniels goes up for a shot during Friday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference game against Mansfield Senior. The Yellow Jackets won, 50-48.

Jackets edge Tygers

Mount Vernon used another good second half for an Ohio Cardinal Conference win on Friday, edging Mansfield Senior on the road, 50-48.

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Huge 4th quarter gives Mount Vernon 49-44 win

Mount Vernon senior Maggie Nussbaum spurred a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter on Thursday, which drove the Yellow Jackets into the lead in a 49-44 Ohio Cardinal Conference win over Mansfield Madison.

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Jackets pound Delaware

The Mount Vernon boys’ basketball team played impressive ball for the second straight night at home with Saturday’s 65-52 victory over old Ohio Capital Conference rival Delaware Hayes.

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Redskins shake pesky Scots, 59-45

Highland played well in its nonconference home battle with Utica on Wednesday night, keeping the game within two points through the first three quarters before the Redskins finally overwhelmed the Scots in the fourth quarter for a 59-45 victory.

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Jackets give up lead to Wooster

On the road for Ohio Cardinal Conference play at Wooster on Friday, the Mount Vernon boys’ basketball team overcame a single-digit first quarter to lead the Generals after three quarters of play.

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