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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Rio Grande officially joins KIAC

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande officially became a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) on Tuesday after spending the past five seasons as part of the Mid-South Conference.“After evaluating our time in the Mid-South Conference, we came to the conclusion that the future of the athletic department at Rio Grande fits better with the mission and the goals of the institutions within the KIAC,” said Jeff Lanham, Rio Grande&#...

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Cliffside hosts Week 3 of Capehart golf league

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf League found its way to Cliffside Golf Course on Monday as part of the third leg of the league’s tour of area golf courses.It was a somewhat cloudy day, but the course was green and lush. Rain threaten but did not make an appearance. The clouds actually helped the youthful golfers by keeping the temperatures cooler than expected.The large turn out of golfers played some excellent golf. Only one of t...

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State wildlife agencies seeking information on barn owls

This weekend’s critter is the barn owl (Tyto Alba), one of the most widespread birds in the world, but one not commonly seen here in Ohio or West Virginia.Barn owls have a distinctive, white, heart-shaped face with large black eyes, a light tan and gray back and wings, and a nearly white belly. Adults can reach 13-14 inches long with a wingspan of three-and-a-half to four feet.As you can probably guess by the name, barn owls can be found in barns, old abandoned hou...

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