Chillicothe Ohio Sports

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has confirmed that the upcoming winter sports season will begin as planned and all schools participating in the respective winter sports seasons will be given the green light - before the start.

The decision was made in response to an Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) survey of school leaders. The results of the survey showed that 33 percent of school administrators were in favour of postponing winter sports until the beginning of January, while 11 percent voted in favour of postponing it until conditions in the COVID-19 programme improved nationwide. Of the 826 respondents, 56 percent - or 1,826 - voted against the planned winter sports.

Winchester found Bilal Sow and sank a 3-pointer with 56: 54 left. Chillicothe then had a chance to equalize or take the lead, but he didn't get the ball in time and converted it, ultimately leading to two free throws by Sowing that put the Cavs' coffin in the coffin as they lost 58-54. That changed when they pointed to the Warriors, who had Noel Maughmer score 17 points.

Brandon Noel scored 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Tre Beard added nine points and five assists. Beard threw 13 points in the first half and Warren did a great job of limiting Noel and Maughmer to five and six points in the first 16 minutes, respectively.

Warren led the Cavs with a 12-2 run, which they continued after a triple-play triple by Beard, sparked by a dunk by Noel and a jumper by Maughmer, to take a 17-12 lead. Warren led 10-0 with four minutes left in the third quarter for the Cavaliers, who opened a 16-point lead, then took things to a new level and started another 10-0 run with slam dunks from Noel and Maugmer, allowing another 16-point lead with a 3-pointer by Warren with 4: 42 left.

A bucket by Brayden Sallee got Chillicothe going, but the home side ended the first half with a 10-0 run after Dennis Pettey came off the bench to convert a late three-point play to cut the lead to 24-19 at the half. Maughmer led the Cavs with 14 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals and contributed two steals and two blocks in the second half while the Big Three contributed all three points. The Cavaliers extended their lead to 20 points after a 5-for-0 run and recorded their 15th win of the season with just four losses.

Warren senior Brandon Simoniette was the only double-digit pitcher with 14 points, and Evan Byrd and Sallee each contributed six points. Tre Von Robinson led Winchester with 16 points and scored all of his points in the third and fourth quarters.

Johnston is back as head coach of the Warriors for the first time in his career - ending a knee injury. Johnston has been to Warren six times - once as an All-Star - and earned the first-team honor six times, once as a senior and once in his junior year.

The center, known for revolutionizing skydiving, scored 18.5 points per game in his first season as a pro. He scored three times on a high field goal percentage and was a three-time All-American and four-time rebounder champion.

After his time in basketball and baseball at Ohio State, Johnston, a 1946 graduate of Chillicothe School, played two and a half years in the National League before shifting his focus to basketball. Johnston died in 2009 after being on the New York Yankees' roster for the first time in his career.

After a 12-1 start to the season, the Cavaliers have lost three of their last four games and have lost an average of 14 points per game over the past two weeks. The same happened to the Cavs last week, when Chillicothe lost 58-54 at home to Canal Winchester. Warren slipped to 11-7 with the defeat, and hopes the tournament will be just around the corner.

The Cavaliers have lost two big games in a row because their opponents beat them in the second half. I felt like we let one of us go and we definitely let him go, but he was right there, we just had to forget him.

The Cavs led 11-8 late in the first quarter and dominated the second quarter, taking a 32-19 lead before going into halftime with a 32-21 lead. The Warriors found a way to hang on with the Cavs when they outscored Chillicothe and Warren 14-10 in the third quarter, but the visitors were just too much and pulled away to 62-40. After the break, it was Winchester's turn to dominate, leading 20-10 at the break and only 42-41 going into the fourth. After Saturday's trip to Warren, ChillICothe (13-4) travels to McClain on Sunday for its second game in three days.

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