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Country Fall Festival this weekend

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POINT PLEASANT — The West Virginia State Farm Museum’s Annual County Fall Festival returns this Friday and Saturday.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.


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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Blue Angels sweep Point Pleasant

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — That’s the way to get back on track.The Gallia Academy volleyball team suffered just their fourth loss of the season last Thursday, but the Blue Angels bounced back to claim a three set victory over non-conference host Point Pleasant, Monday night.Gallia Academy (14-4) never trailed in the opening game and the Blue Angels claimed a 25-10 victory. The Lady Knights (6-9) led 3-2 at the start of the second game, but 12 straight service po...

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5K Walk/Run to benefit veterans

MASON — Final preparations are underway for the inaugural 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Homeless Veterans Center in Huntington.The event will be held in the Town of Mason on Sat., Oct. 4, beginning at 6 p.m.According to Ray Varian, a member of the run committee, nearly 40 participants have signed up thus far. Although the deadline has passed for pre-registration and a free t-shirt, walkers and runners can continue to register up until the time of the event. The regist...

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Ohio Valley Symphony celebrates 25 years on Saturday

This Saturday at 8 p.m., the sounds of musical instruments of The Ohio Valley Symphony reverberate through the beautifully restored vintage 1895 opera house complex, known as the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre.The best architects of today would have a difficult time designing a theater with the near perfect acoustics of this relic in the heart of Gallipolis. This 25th anniversary concert, the first of the season, will feature the soloist Jay Campbell with his cello....

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New Haven discusses dilapidated properties

NEW HAVEN — New Haven town council members were updated at a recent meeting regarding the ongoing project of ridding the community of unsightly, dilapidated properties.Of the 10 sites targeted by the town for demolition or renovation, two have now been addressed, it was reported.Town employees razed one house that sat along Fifth Street near the entrance into town. This occurred in mid-August. The second property was recently addressed by the owner. There is one pr...

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AP Ohio High School Football Poll List

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the third weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I1, Cincinnati Moeller (24)5-02582, Mentor (1)5-01993, Hudson5-0194...

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School board votes to purchase property

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Board of Education recently held a special business meeting to discuss and vote on a motion to acquire the Moose Lodge property for the purpose of housing the district’s central office and, eventually, pre-school classrooms.After discussion the motion passed, 3 to 2, with board members Jared Billings and Vice President Dale Shobe abstaining.

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Rio CC teams sweep Patty Forgey Invitational

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande opened its 2014 by sweeping the college division championships at the 44th Annual Rio Grande/Patty Forgey Cross Country Invitational, Saturday afternoon, at the University of Rio Grande.The RedStorm men posted a perfect score by recording the top five times and six of the top seven times overall in the 47-runner field. Sophomore Dallas Guy (Buffalo, OH) had Rio’s best time of the day on the 8K course, crossing the finish l...

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