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Sherman beats Richwood 40-27 on Senior Night
David Cooney photo

Senior Kaleb Greene, (22) intercepts the ball against Sherman. He had two interceptions and a receiving touchdown.

The Sherman High School Tide, of Boone County, defeated the Richwood High School Lumberjacks 40-27 on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Richwood.

With 5:30 left in the first quarter, with Sherman on offense from the Lumberjacks 10-yard line, Richwood’s Kaleb Greene intercepted the football. Greene had two interceptions during the game.

The score remained 0-0 until the second quarter, when the Tide offense racked up 40 yards in three plays.

The Tide scored with 11:25 left in the second from the five-yard line.

The extra point was no good, making the score 6-0.

On offense, the Lumberjacks, from midfield with 9:30 left in the second, gained 51 yards from Caleb Jantuah’s pass to Kaleb Greene.

Camden Lawrence’s extra point put RHS up 7-6.

Lawrence kicked the ball for RHS.

Sherman ran it back for a touchdown with 8:28 left in the second quarter.

The Tide went for two, which was no good.

Sherman went on top 12-7.

On first and goal from the six-yard line Doye Ward III scored for RHS.

It was 13-12 with 4:34 left in the second.

Lawrence’s extra point attempt was no good.





Grizzlies come back to edge Wyoming East 16-14

The Nicholas County High School Grizzly football team evened their record at 1-1 with a narrow come-from-behind 16-14 victory over the Wyoming East Warriors on Friday evening, Sept. 11, at New Richmond.

NCHS will play Lincoln at Shinnston for the second straight year on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m.

The Warriors got on the scoreboard first in the opening quarter on a 41-yard touchdown jaunt by senior returning all-state running back Caleb Bower, Jacob Riling kicked the extra point to make it 7-0 with 11:24 remaining in the first quarter.

The Grizzlies answered on their first possession when they put together a 70-yard drive that culminated with a 17-yard touchdown run by Jacob Williams. Brayden Short added the extra point kick to deadlock the score at 7-7 at the 7:15 mark of the first quarter.

The remainder of the first half was pretty much a defensive struggle. Wyoming East scored the only points of the second quarter on an 18-yard touchdown run by Bower. Riling added the PAT which put the home team ahead 14-7.





NCHS volleyball team opens with win over Pikeview

The Nicholas County High School Grizzly volleyball team opened the 2020 season with a 2 sets to 0 win over Pikeview on Thursday evening, Sept. 3, at Gardner.

NCHS took the first set 25-18, won the second set 25-22 and were victorious in the third set 25-20.

Nine points from Carmen Spencer and 6 from Olivia Jeckering led the way in the first set. Kelsie Foster added 4 points and Gabby Smith 3. Mason Stone scored 2 points and Kalysta Keaton 1.

NCHS showed good balance in the second set with Jeckering scoring 8 points and Smith 6. Foster and Spencer each tallied 4 points with 2 from Stone and 1 from Kalyssa Wine.

Eleven big points from Jeckering powered NCHS in the third set. Stone added 4 points with 3 each from Spencer and Smith and 2 apiece from Foster and Keaton.

Jeckering registered 9 kills in the match. Stone had 5 kills, Keaton 3, Foster 2 and Smith 1. Keaton had 3 blocks, 2 digs and a service ace. Jeckering had 8 aces 2 blocks and Foster had 2 dinks and an ace.

Spencer had 3 digs and 1 ace, and Stone had 2 digs and 1 ace. Emily Tharp had 2 digs and Wine 1. Smith had 2 aces and 20 assists.

Tharp had a 56 percent successful passing rate, a 65 percent successful service rare and a 60 percent successful dig rate at the back row libero position.





RHS varsity volleyball defeats Liberty Raleigh 3-0

The Richwood High School volleyball team beat Liberty Raleigh at Liberty Raleigh on Sept. 10, 2020.

Photo courtesy of Jay Amick

The varsity squad won the match 3-0, taking all three of the first three sets.

The junior varsity team lost 0-2, but played well and continue to improve, assistant coach Jay Amick said.

With only 12 members, there a six on the varsity with no rotations and six on the JV with no rotations.

The girls don’t get any rest once the match starts, but are adapting very well to the demands of playing the whole match, Amick said.

Varsity Line Up: Senior - Trinity Amick; Senior - Caylie Snyder; Senior - Raeana Green; Senior - Kailee Garretson ; Junior - Kiara Smith; Junior - Ashton Morris

JV Line Up: Junior - Amanda Abarca; Junior - Alexis Abarca; Sophomore - Kelsie Fields; Freshman - Rainey Nichols ; Freshman - Nicole Meadows; Freshman - Arissa Acree