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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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Geoff Cowles/News Fredericktown’s Celeste Swihart (3) is guarded by Northmor’s Sabrina Kelly (2) in their team’s Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference opener Wednesday. Northmor won, 51-47.

Knights outlast Freddies, 51-47

Perhaps two of the best, young, girls’ basketball teams in the Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference squared off, when the Fredericktown Freddies (0-1, 0-1 KMAC) hosted the Northmor Golden Knights (1-2, 1-0 KMAC) in their league opener Wednesday evening.

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Erick Starkey/News East Knox freshman Alexandria Magers goes for a layup in the fourth quarter of a 55-35 loss Wednesday against Mount Gilead.

Indian run derails Bulldogs

An 18-0 run in the second quarter by the Mount Gilead Indians girls basketball team put the East Knox Bulldogs in a hole they could not dig themselves out of, with the Bulldogs falling 55-35 at home Wednesday.

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Erick Starkey/News Danville’s Brooklyn Hess (00) jumps and rifles a pass past Mount Venron’s Layne Cook and across the paint for an assist to Alenah Boeshart Monday.

Blue Devil girls survive Jacket surge

In a county matchup Monday, the Danville Blue Devils built a 30-15 halftime lead before watching it evaporate. The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets came roaring back in the second half, but couldn’t get any closer than three points, falling 55-51.

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Erick Starkey/News Mount Vernon’s Macee Marcum (21) drives the baseline past Marion Harding’s Justice Steinman-Ross in a season-opening 47-33 loss.

Tough defense stifles Jackets in opener

  View more photos MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets committed double-digit turnovers Saturday in the season opener at home against Marion Harding, losing the first contest of the 2018-19 season 47-33. “They’re quick and they’re strong, they’re physical and they have an ability to pressure you and turn you over,” Savage said…. Read more »

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