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Aboubakare earns All-American status at singles tourney

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Diana Aboubakare picked up a victory in the first round of the NCAA Division III Singles Championship before falling in the round of 16 on Thursday at Champions Tennis Club. With the opening-round win, Aboubakare earned All-American accolades becoming the first Kenyon player to do so since Amy Schlessman in 2012. The third-year opened the day with …

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Fredericktown Playing in Regional Semifinal Thursday Night

The Fredericktown Freddies have had some scares but have passed the test all tournament long in the OHSAA High School Baseball tournament in Division Three, Thursday Night will represent their toughest test yet. The Freddies will face Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Thursday Night at Athletes in Action in Xenia at 5pm. The Freddies come in at 21-8. They beat Bishop …

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Mount Vernon High School Softball in Regional Wednesday

The Mount Vernon High School Girl’s Softball team will play in a Regional Semifinal on Wednesday Night at Ohio State University at 5pm. The Lady Jackets come into the game at 23-2, they won the Ohio Cardinal Conference. The Lady Jackets won their District as the #5 seed. After a bye they beat Olentangy Liberty 10-0, they beat #14 seed …

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Former Mount Vernon Yellow Jacket Fitzgerald wins award

From Oakland University: Oakland University Outfielder Ryan Fitzgerald has been named Horizon League Batter of the Week announced by the league office Monday after hitting .500 last weekend in three games against Northern Kentucky May 18-20. Fitzgerald, a sophomore from Mount Vernon, Ohio, went 6-for-12 scoring seven runs, hitting two doubles, one home run and driving in five RBIs with a slugging percentage of …

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Cunningham Dazzles, Fredericktown wins District Title

The Fredericktown Freddies got two runs in the first inning of Wednesday’s District Final that proved to be the difference in a 3-1 win over West Jefferson. Trace Hatfield was walked on four pitches in the first and Clem Cunningham also drew a walk to put two on for the Freddies with two outs against Roughriders starter Lance Lambert. Cole …

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Mount Vernon Falls just short of District Finals

The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets and Olentangy Braves both entered Tuesday’s District Semifinal with 20-4 records and conference championships under their belts and the game didn’t disappoint. The Jackets, playing without leadoff hitter and center fielder Jarod Laslo went 1-2-3 in the first and second innings. The Braves scored their first run in the second. Berto Carselle singled and was …

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Mount Vernon to play Olentangy for shot at District Final

The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets won the Ohio Cardinal Conference but are looking for more as they take on Olentangy in a District Semifinal on Tuesday Night. The Jackets are 20-4 and coming off a Sectional Final win over Worthington Kilbourne 11-6 in which they scored 8 first inning runs after falling behind 2-0. The Jackets lost in the District …

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Freddies and Trojans each Play for chance at District Final

When the Fredericktown Freddies finished off a 3-2 come from behind victory at home against Utica five days ago, Freddies Head Coach Ryan Hathaway breathed a huge sigh of relief and expressed how close the number one seed in the Central District was to be eliminated by a Utica team that came in 7-14 but with several one run losses. …

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Conover, Manz named to Academic All-District Team

GAMBIER, Ohio – Kenyon College senior swimmers Arthur Conover and Trevor Manz were named Thursday to the Academic All-District VII Men’s At-Large Team as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). They were two of just 10 student-athletes picked for first-team honors in District VII, which encompasses all NCAA Division III institutions in Ohio, Indiana …

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Freddies survive to advance to Districts

When the Utica Redskins and Fredericktown Freddies stepped on the field to begin their Division Three Sectional Final game Wednesday the two teams looked very much alike, that’s because both teams wore white jersey’s with red numbers and red trim, in addition to that, the two teams played a very similar game before Fredericktown came from behind to win 3-2. …

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