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Easter egg-citement!

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It was all over in a matter of minutes. A massive swarm of children, pictured, descended on the ball fields at Harmon Park Saturday to scoop up plastic eggs full of candy and prizes at the annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the City of Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church. The church purchased and stuffed around 3,000 plastic eggs with candy and some special eggs could be redeemed for prizes. Pictured are church volunteers Donna Lambert and Pam Heib at the prize table which also included grand prizes of Easter baskets in each age division.

 

Lady Tornadoes trounce Belpre, 14-0

RACINE, Ohio — It’s hard to say what was better, the SHS offense or the SHS defense.Either way, Thursday was a good evening for the Southern softball team as it allowed just one hit to Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Belpre, and the Purple and Gold took the 14-0 triumph.The Lady Tornadoes (7-2, 7-1 TVC Hocking) hammered home five runs on the strength of six hits in the first inning to open the game in style. The Purple and Gold added four more ru...

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The Orphaned Fawn’s Big Adventure

I was born early on a beautiful spring morning in southeastern Ohio, the first of two siblings born to a two-year-old whitetail doe.It was a time of renewal. The woods were purple and white with redbud and dogwood blossoms and fragrant with the aromas of the world coming back to life after a cold winter. The fields and meadows were erupting with green, new growth and food for animals that had lost weight over the preceding months.

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GAHS tennis remains unbeaten

The Gallia Academy tennis team remained unbeaten this spring after picking up three more victories this week as the Blue Devils earned win over Athens, Lucasville Valley and Portsmouth.GAHS (5-0, 4-0 SEOAL) earned a pair of 5-0 home wins over the Bulldogs and Indians on Monday and Wednesday, then came away with a 4-1 road decision over the Trojans on Thursday night. The Blue Devils have now won 22 of the 25 matches played this year and have only dropped seven sets overall....

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Lady Knights sweep St. Joseph

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When you’re hot, you’re hot.The Point Pleasant girls tennis team won its second straight match and picked up its third victory in its last four contests Wednesday night following a 5-2 triumph over host Huntington Saint Joseph in a non-conference matchup at Ritter Park in Cabell County.The Lady Knights (3-7) posted their second consecutive 5-2 decision over the Lady Irish in as many nights, as PPHS also claimed a 5-2 home win over HS...

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Point Pleasant outlasts Tigers, 8-7

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — It’s never over until it’s over.The Point Pleasant baseball team rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday night to claim a thrilling 8-7 victory over visiting Shady Spring in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.There were four lead changes and one tie throughout the contest, as the host Big Blacks (10-5) trailed 3-0 after a half-inning of play before reeling off a pair of three-run outbursts to secu...

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Madison Holley signs with Limestone College

Gallia Academy senior Madison Holley, third from right, will be continuing her cross country career after signing a letter of intent with Limestone College on Wednesday, April 16, at the GAHS library in Centenary, Ohio. Holley — a multi-time regional qualifier in both track and cross country — will be taking her talents to the private liberal arts campus located in Gaffney, S.C., which is home to the Saints. Holley discussed what led to her to the final choice of Limestone College...

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Eastern’s Keller commits to Ursuline

Three-sport standout Katie Keller signed her letter of intent Friday morning at Eastern High School, committing to join the Ursuline College women’s basketball team. “Ursuline had my major, fashion merchandising, and not a whole lot of schools have that major,” Katie Keller said. “When they contacted me about playing there and I learned that they had it, I knew I wanted to go there.” Katie is currently second in the EHS senior class with a 4.177 GPA. She was name...

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Marauders fall to Alexander, 10-3

ALBANY, Ohio — After starting the year 4-0, the Meigs baseball team has now dropped three of its last five decisions following a 10-3 setback to host Alexander Thursday night during a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup in Athens County.The visiting Marauders (6-3, 2-2 TVC Ohio) never led in the contest and were outhit by a sizable 14-4 overall margin, as the Spartans (7-1, 3-0) claimed a 5-0 lead through three innings and never looked back.

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Update on Krodel playground upgrade

POINT PLEASANT — Point Pleasant City Council was recently updated on volunteer efforts to upgrade the playground at Krodel Park.Speaking on behalf of volunteers were Leigh Ann and Gilbert Shepard. Gilbert told council members the project, which is being done strictly through fund raising and hopefully grants, was around $50,000 over budget. To fix this issue, the volunteer group looked at scaling back the project with the first company they chose but didn’t end up with ...

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Tornadoes slip by Belpre, 3-1

RACINE, Ohio —Small ball, when executed properly, will win a lot of games.The Southern baseball had just one extra-base hit Thursday night but the Tornadoes still managed to defeat Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Belpre, by a count of 3-1.Southern (5-4, 4-3 TVC Hocking) got things going in the bottom of the first inning when Hunter Johnson walked, stole second base, advanced to third on a ground out and scored on a Paul Ramthun sacrifice fly.

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Rio baseball sets for visit from Blue Raiders

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — On the heels of one of the more notable wins in program history, the University of Rio Grande baseball team is hoping their new-found momentum can fuel a late-season run that could produce a post-season berth.The first chance to begin that run toward the Mid-South Conference tournament begins Friday afternoon when Lindsey Wilson College pays a visit to Bob Evans Field for the opening game of a three-game weekend set.First pitch is set for 2 p.m.,...

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Rio softball welcomes Rams, Bears for weekend

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande will look to strengthen its hold on the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Mid-South Conference tournament while, at the same time, taking aim at one of the top three spots when it hosts Bluefield College on Friday and the University of Pikeville on Saturday at Rio Softball Park.First pitch for game one of the twinbills is set for 2 p.m. each day.Rio Grande enters the weekend at 22-13 overall and 14-10 in the MSC, resting thr...

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Lady Knights sweep Parkersburg South, 13-1

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant softball team picked up its third consecutive win Thursday night following a 13-1 decision in five innings over host Parkersburg South in a non-conference matchup in Wood County.The Lady Knights (11-5) — winners of seven of their last nine overall — led 7-0 through three innings of play and eventually claimed a season sweep of the Lady Patriots. PPHS claimed a 9-0 win at home in the season opener back on March 21....

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Wahama rolls past Lancers, 9-2

MASON, W.Va. — Thorough, from start to finish.The Wahama baseball team led 5-0 through two innings and were ahead by nine runs after five complete Thursday night en route to a 9-2 triumph over visiting Federal Hocking in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Mason County.The host White Falcons (6-4, 5-1 TVC Hocking) outhit the Lancers by an 8-3 overall margin during the wire-to-wire victory, which served as Wahama’s third straight and sixth out ...

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Point Pleasant sweeps titles at Mason County meet

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The hosts were the most.Both the Big Blacks and Lady Knights came away with top honors Wednesday night at the 2014 Mason County track and field meet held at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field on the campus of Point Pleasant High School.Point Pleasant won both the girls and boys team titles by a minimum of 17 points each, with Wahama serving as the runner-up in both divisions while Hannan twice finished third in the three-team competitions. Onl...

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Gallia woman accused of sexual misconduct with juvenile

GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County woman is facing a multiple-count indictment following her alleged sexual misconduct with a juvenile last year.Autumn L. Alban-Beaver, 29, of Gallipolis, pleaded not guilty to five counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, all felonies of the third degree; one count of the illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a misdemeanor o...

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Recovery effort

A dive team from the West Virginia State Police Special Operations Unit is pictured getting ready to deploy into the Ohio River with help from the Gallipolis Fire Department on Thursday. With basically no visibility, a diver attached a cable to a stolen SUV sitting about 18 feet below the surface. The other end of this cable was attached to a wrecker from Neville’s Wrecker and Service Center. The first try to lift the vehicle failed with the connection coming loose, causing the SUV to m...

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