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‘Sanging’ one part of Appalachian culture that could stand to stop

Digging wild ginseng, or “sanging” to use the vernacular, is a part of Appalachian culture, handed down from generation to generation.With that being said, I don’t want to encourage anyone to take up sanging. In fact, it’s part of the Appalachian culture that could probably stand to disappear. Usually in my columns I am promoting traditional pastimes, but this is different; between legitimate diggers and poachers, wild sang is having a hard time, in fact som...

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Hamid sets record at 2014 Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside event

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Many young golfers from both Ohio and West Virginia took part in the sixth annual Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside held on Thursday, July 10, at the Cliffside Golf Course in Gallia County.In the featured 16-18 year-old division, young Logan Holbrook of Logan — the reigning SEOAL player of the year — broke the course record by firing an even par 72, but still finished second overall in the division. Gallia Academy junior Dares Hamid won the event aft...

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Rio Grande athletic chairs on sale

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande is giving its alumni and the general public a chance to own a piece of the school’s athletic history.The school is currently selling the padded, folding chairs used by the volleyball and the men’s and women’s basketball programs since 1993. Cost is $200 per chair and around 20 chairs are available.Proceeds from the sale of the used chairs will go toward the purchase of new chairs.The chair...

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URG women’s basketball named NAIA Scholar Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Rio Grande women’s basketball team has been named a 2013-14 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar-Team.Head coach David Smalley’s RedStorm sported a cumulative 3.35 grade point average and was among the 1,290 squads to be honored by the NAIA.For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institut...

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Rio Grande duo named to NABC Honors Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two University of Rio Grande men’s basketball players were among a record number of student-athletes named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-14 NABC Honors Court on Monday.Rio juniors Evan Legg and Travis Elliott were among the 895 athletes representing 338 colleges and universities who were honored.Legg, a native of Piketon, Ohio, is an Accounting major, while Elliott — a native of Ironton, Ohio — is...

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Capehart Golf League wraps up at Hidden Valley

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Mother Nature thought about spoiling the day for the young men and woman scheduled to play in the Frank Capehart Tri County Junior Golf League’s final tournament of the year at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Point Pleasant, WV. However, after seeing the enthusiasm on the faces of the players, the rains held off just long enough for play to be completed.The play provide some good competition and set the stage for the awards and prizes distribute...

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Capehart Golf League completes week 4 at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — The young golfers of the Frank Capehart Tri Count Golf league have been Blessed with excellent weather once again. The 4th stop on this years tour was played Monday, July 7, at the Riverside Golf Course in Mason, West Virginia. Sunshine and blue skies prevailed and there was a refreshing breeze that kept the golfers cool. The golf course was in fine condition and played fast and firm.

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Olympic gold medalist to visit URG camp

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — A visit from Olympic gold medalist Mary Wineberg will highlight the 2014 Rio Grande Track & Field Camp, which is scheduled for July 6-10 on the campus of the University of Rio Grande.Wineberg will be speaking on Tuesday, July 8, at 11 a.m., inside Bob Evans Farms Hall on the URG campus. There will be autograph and photo opportunities for campers and the public following the presentation.After a break for lunch, Wineberg will remain on hand to con...

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