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Battle Days this weekend

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POINT PLEASANT — The annual Battle Days Festival returns this Friday through Sunday in Point Pleasant.Battle Days is a free celebration of Point Pleasant’s early history, including its role in the Revolutionary War.This year there are some special additions to Battle Days, including “History in the Round,” which those on the Battle Days Committee say will present a dramatic portrayal of the people and events surrounding the Battle of Point Pleasant, all by lantern light.


Devils, Raiders end season at districts

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — Another season is in the books.The Gallia Academy golf team and River Valley junior Logan Sheets both had their stellar seasons come to an end Wednesday at the 2014 Division II district tournament held at Pickaway Country Club in Pickaway County.Neither the Blue Devils nor Sheets managed to advance to state as those honors went to district champion Fairfield Union (317) and runner-up New Lexington (324), as well as Caleb Arnold of Zane Trace and...

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Point golfers end season at regionals

LAVALETTE, W.Va. — All good things must come to an end.The Point Pleasant golf team concluded its season Monday night after finishing fifth at the 2014 Region IV tournament held at Silo Golf Club in Wayne County.The Black Knights posted a team score of 247, which was 22 strokes off the pace of the two state qualifying teams. Cabell-Midland won the Region IV title with a 222 and Huntington also advanced to state with a runner-up effort of 225.Spring Valle...

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RedStorm men’s soccer climbs to No. 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — By virtue of its win over then-No. 1 Lindsey Wilson College last Saturday, the University of Rio Grande men’s soccer team enjoyed the biggest leap of anyone toward the top of the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll released on Tuesday.The RedStorm picked up 498 points in the balloting of a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups to vault six positions into the No. 5 ranking this week. The jum...

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Meigs blasts Lady Golden Rockets

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Get your brooms out.The Meigs volleyball team earned the season sweep of Wellston in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match, Tuesday night at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.The Lady Marauders (11-7, 5-5 TVC Ohio) never trailed in the opening game, cruising to a 25-14 win. Sophomore Devyn Oliver marked 15 service points in the second game to lead Meigs to a 25-9 triumph over the Lady Golden Rockets. The Maroon and Gold trailed early in the thir...

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Lady Rebels sweep Wahama

MASON, W.Va. — The South Gallia volleyball team claimed a season sweep of host Wahama Tuesday night following a 25-9, 25-23, 25-20 victory in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Mason County.The visiting Lady Rebels (5-11, 4-8 TVC Hocking) had little trouble in the opening contest en route to a 16-point win, but the Lady Falcons (4-8, 3-8) made things a little tougher the rest of the way. But, despite the improved effort down the stretch, SGHS still managed to...

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Rio volleyball splits with Asbury, ALC

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande volleyball team earned a split of its two matches on Tuesday night, falling in five sets to Asbury University and sweeping Alice Lloyd College in a Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference triangular at the Newt Oliver Arena.The RedStorm suffered a 23-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21, 15-10 loss to Asbury before rebounding to dismantle Alice Lloyd 25-7, 25-9, 25-7. Asbury also routed ALC, 25-12, 25-2, 25-5.The split left R...

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Country Fall Festival this weekend

POINT PLEASANT — The West Virginia State Farm Museum’s annual County Fall Festival returns this Saturday and Sunday.The free event will feature antique tractor pulls, a pumpkin contest, quilt show, antique and bottle show, church service and gospel sing, as well as making (and selling) apple butter, apple cider, sorghum and vegetable soup.On Saturday, the Biggest Pumpkin Contest sponsored by Southern States starts at 10 a.m., where weigh-ins will determine th...

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OVCS falls to Warriors, 5-1

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It wasn’t so much a bad night as much as it was a good opponent.Visiting Cross Lanes Christian stormed out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back Tuesday night following a 5-1 victory over the Ohio Valley Christian soccer team in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.The host Defenders (3-8-2) tried to pack it in defensively to keep things relatively close against the explosive Warriors, but the guests simply had too much firepower to over...

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Lady Buckeyes sweep River Valley

BIDWELL, Ohio — A tough night at home.The River Valley volleyball team fell to Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division guest Nelsonville-York in straight games, Tuesday night in Gallia County.Nelsonville-York never trailed in the first game and the Lady Buckeyes claimed the opener by a 25-19 count. River Valley (9-9, 5-5 TVC Ohio) led early in the second game but NYHS charged back and took the 25-19 victory, moving ahead 2-0 in the match. The first 34 points of the thi...

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Lady Defenders rally past CLC

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It’s never over until it’s over.The Ohio Valley Christian volleyball team rallied back from a 2-0 match deficit Tuesday night and claimed a thrilling 17-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-13 victory over visiting Cross Lanes Christian in a non-conference matchup in the Old French City.The host Lady Defenders (9-5) never led in Game 1 and stormed out to a sizable 9-3 edge in Game 2, but the Lady Warriors (7-10) rallied with 20 of the next 32 ...

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Scoreboards are overheating in Ohio prep football

Pity the poor maintenance people at Creston Norwayne, Lucas and Athens.They’ve got to replace all those burned out lights on the scoreboard.Quarterback Bailey Breitenstine rushed for four touchdowns, including the game-winner with 3:10 left, threw for another score and made a key fourth quarter tackle on fourth down to lead Doylestown Chippewa to a thrill-a-minute, 52-49 win at Creston Norwayne Friday night.The Chipps are off to the school’s first ...

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Lady Tornadoes sweep Miller

HEMLOCK, Ohio — Back on track.After having its seven-match winning streak snapped last Thursday, the Southern volleyball team rebounded nicely Monday night with a 25-15, 25-10, 25-17 decision over host Miller in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Perry County.The visiting Lady Tornadoes (10-4, 8-4 TVC Hocking) never trailed by more than a single point in the entire match and also earned a season sweep of the Lady Falcons. SHS also posted a 25-20, 2...

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Wahama’s Redman qualifies for State Golf Tournament

ELIZABETH, W.Va. — Wahama junior Nathaniel Redman secured his spot in the state tournament on Monday, firing a five-over par 77 in the Class A, Region IV tournament at the par-72 Mingo Bottom Golf Course, in Wirt County.The tournament was won by three-time defending Class A champion Charleston Catholic with a team total of 231, led by medalist Christian Casingal with a 2-under par 70.The second place team was Huntington St. Joe, which fired a 254 led by Raniel Lans...

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Rodriguez named KIAC Player of the Week

BEREA, Ky. — University of Rio Grande sophomore forward Pau Delgado Rodriguez was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week by KIAC officials on Monday.A native of Barcelona, Spain, Rodriguez tallied the first hat trick of his collegiate career, scoring all three of the RedStorm’s goals in a win at No. 1-ranked Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday night.Rio Grande, which was ranked 11th in the most re...

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Lady Eagles sweep South Gallia

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — The growing pains are starting to pay off.The Eastern volleyball team rallied back from three late deficits to claim a straight-game triumph Monday night during a 25-23, 25-21, 26-24 decision over host South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Gallia County.The Lady Eagles (6-11, 5-6 TVC Hocking) trailed by at least three points in each game against the Lady Rebels, but the guests consistently found ways to rally back a...

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Lady Knights fall to Cross Lanes Christian in five games

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Revenge at its worst.The Cross Lanes Christian volleyball team, which lost to Point Pleasant on September 18, got some payback Monday night by defeating the host Lady Knights in five games in Mason County.The Lady Warriors (7-9) earned a 25-20 victory in the opening game, but the Lady Knights (6-9) rallied to take a convincing 25-11 triumph in the second game. Point Pleasant claimed the third game by a 25-18 count, and the Lady Knights jumpe...

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‘Kickin’ it’

NEW HAVEN — It was an exciting tournament down to the finish, but more importantly, the “Kickin’ Cancer in the Balls” kickball tourney was a huge success and fundraiser for one local woman.Over $4,000 was raised at Saturday’s event, held at the New Haven Ball Fields. Proceeds will go to Melody Hill, a registered nurse at Pleasant Valley Hospital, for medical and treatment expenses while battling breast cancer.

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