Alter’s John Bivens returns a first-half kickoff 59 yards to set up a score. Columbus Bishop Hartley defeated Alter 14-7 in a D-IV high school football state semifinal game at London on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Columbus Bishop Hartley, the defending Division IV state champion, defeated the Alter Knights 14-7 in a D-IV state semifinal. Hartley running back Marquette Dixon couldn’t be stopped by the Alter defense and gave the Hawks an early 14-0 lead. Hartley advances to play Steubenville in the state final Friday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m.
4. Miami Valley starts strong in the Skeeter Classic
Miami Valley School varsity girls basketball beat out Mechanicsburg 58-55 in the opening round of the Skeeter Classic at Urbana. The Rams were led by Tia Karras with 24 points. Miami Valley moves on to play Jonathan Adler tonight at 8 p.m. at Urbana.
5. Marion Local in the state title game
Marion Local running back Nate Moeller, shown here vs. Mechanicsburg, scored three touchdowns in a 36-7 defeat of Hamler Patrick Henry on Friday at Lima. Contributed Photo: Bryant Billing
Marion Local High School blasted Patrick Henry 36-7 to advance to its sixth consecutive state championship game. Nate Moeller of Marion Local was the star of the game running for three touchdowns. Marion Local plays Cuyahoga Heights on Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at Ohio Stadium in Columbus for the Division VI state championship.