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POMEROY — “I fell into it and it became a real good place to be.”So said Charlene Hoeflich of her career in the newspaper business. Hoeflich, who began her career at the Athens Messenger’s now-defunct office in Pomeroy in 1957, continued on to be the cornerstone of The Daily Sentinel from 1967 until this past Thursday, when she turned in her resignation.Known for her relentless work ethic and presence in the community, the word “resignation” was no oversight because “retirement” just isn’t in Hoeflich’s vocabulary or plans.“I hope to increase my volunteer service in the community… and sort through boxes,” Hoeflich said about her immediate future.

 

Southeastern stops Lady Raiders

BIDWELL, Ohio — All good things must come to an end.The River Valley volleyball team won all three of its matches last week but the Lady Raiders couldn’t keep the streak going, and RVHS dropped three straight games to non-conference guest Southeastern, Monday night in Gallia County.The Lady Panthers (7-3) jumped out to a seven point lead early in the opening game, but River Valley (7-5) rallied back to within two at 13-15. A pair of four-point rallies allowed...

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GAHS golfers finish 3rd in SEOAL

JACKSON, Ohio — The Logan Chieftains claimed their second consecutive Southeastern Ohio Athletic League golf championship following a seven stroke victory over the field at the fifth and final league match of the season Monday night at Franklin Valley Golf Course in Jackson County.The Chieftains posted a winning tally of 149, which was seven shots better than runner-up Warren and its final score of 156. LHS and the Warriors also finished 1-2 in the final standings with respec...

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Racine pays tribute to 9/11 victims

RACINE — Racine may be a small town, but it is a small town with a big heart.More than 50 firefighters from 10 different departments joined police, EMS, military and veterans in a tribute to those who perished during the 9-11 attacks. Additionally, an estimated 100 people joined the civil servants in what proved to be a inspirational, first-class ceremony. The event was held in conjunction with Racine’s Party in the Park.The idea of planning the ceremony bega...

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Southern sweeps tri-match at Meigs

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — A perfect storm.The Southern volleyball team won all four of its games against both Belpre and host Meigs this past Saturday afternoon during a non-conference tri-match at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium in Meigs County.The Lady Tornadoes (4-3) had little trouble with visiting Belpre in the opening match after claiming a 25-12, 25-13 decision over BHS, then SHS held on for a 25-20, 25-22 victory over Meigs in the finale. The Lady Marauders (7-5) def...

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Belpre wins 2014 Riverside Invitational

MASON, W.Va. — The Golden Eagles soared past the 13-team field to win the 21st annual Riverside Invitational, Saturday in Mason County.Match medalist Sam Petty led Belpre to a 323 total, while Warren was second at 340. Roane County was third with a 346, Point Pleasant took fourth with a 355, while Southern was fifth at 356. Ravenswood (357) took sixth, Ripley (381) was seventh, Meigs (383) was eighth, Wahama (406) was ninth, while River Valley (415) rounded out the top-10. Th...

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GAHS runners compete at Southeastern

LONDONDERRY, Ohio — The Gallia Academy girls finished sixth and the boys placed seventh overall Saturday afternoon at the 2014 Aaron Reed Cross Country Invitational held at Southeastern High School in Ross County.The Blue Angels had a pair of top-15 finishes individually en route to a final team score of 152, which placed them in the top half of the 15-team field. The Blue Devils, conversely, managed three top-40 efforts on their way to a team tally of 182 points for seventh ...

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Lady Eagles win Colt Carnival

BYESVILLE, Ohio — The Eastern girls cross country team earned first place Saturday at the Colt Carnival, hosted by Meadowbrook High School.The Lady Eagles finished with a total of 41, defeating second place Caldwell by 15. A total of 10 teams and 93 runners took part in the race and it was won by Brittney Roth of Newcomerstown with a time of 18:57.Eastern was led by fifth place finisher Laura Pullins with a time of 19:45, while Asia Michael was seventh with a time ...

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Raiders win Tigertown Cross Country Palooza

IRONTON, Ohio — The River Valley boys cross country team took home top prize in Saturday’s Tigertown Cross Country Palooza, hosted by Ironton High School.The Radiers had a team total of 54, edging second place Rock Hill by five points. A total of 11 teams posted scores in the boys competition and the race, which featured 105 runners, was won by Seth Miller of Rock Hill (16:54).

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RedStorm women’s soccer snaps losing slide

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. — The University of Rio Grande cashed in on a pair of first half miscues by host Union College and went on to post a 2-0 win over the Bulldogs, Saturday afternoon, in non-conference women’s soccer action at Burch/Nau Field.The RedStorm improved to 2-3 with the win, stopping a three-game losing slide and rebounding from a disappointing effort in a loss to Mount vernon Nazarene on Wednesday night.

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No. 7 RedStorm blank Cougars, 2-0

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Luiz Filho and Callum Cobb scored second half goals just over two minutes apart to lift the University of Rio Grande to a 2-0 win over Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Saturday night, in non-conference men’s soccer action at Evan E. Davis Field.Rio Grande, the nation’s No. 7-ranked team, improved to 5-0-2 with the victory.The Cougars slipped to 2-3-1 with the loss.Filho, a junior forward from Sao Paulo, Brazil and the nati...

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Week 3 Gallia County football box scores

River Valley 14, Eastern 6EHS 6-0-0-0 — 6RV 0-14-0-0 — 14Scoring SummaryFirst QuarterE: Christian Speelman 48 fumble return (kick failed) 2:10Second QuarterRV: Sam Payne 4 run (Devin McDonald kick) 10:44RV: Josh Campbell 1 run (McDonald kick) 7:42Team Statistics/Individual leadersFirst Downs: RV 7, E 5;...

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Week 3 Meigs County football boxscores

River Valley 14, Eastern 6EHS 6-0-0-0 — 6RV 0-14-0-0 — 14Scoring SummaryFirst QuarterE: Christian Speelman 48 fumble return (kick failed) 2:10Second QuarterRV: Sam Payne 4 run (Devin McDonald kick) 10:44RV: Josh Campbell 1 run (McDonald kick) 7:42Team Statistics/Individual leadersFirst Downs: RV 7, E 5;...

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Week 3 Mason County football box scores

Point Pleasant 38, Wayne 14W 7-0-7-0 — 14PP 7-3-16-12 — 38Scoring SummaryFirst QuarterPP: Aden Yates 48 fumble recovery (Dylan Lunsford kick) 11:16W: Mason Hodge 5 run (Andrew Stamper kick) 8:08Second QuarterPP: Dylan Lunsford 22 FG 4:00Third QuarterPP: Lunsford 25 FG 7:00PP: Jon Peterson 57 pass from ...

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Defenders roll past PCC, 11-0

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team had eight different players score a goal Friday night during an 11-0 victory over visiting Pike County Christian in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.The Defenders (3-5-1) outshot PCC by a sizable 36-2 overall margin, which helped the hosts storm out to a comfortable 8-0 advantage at the intermission.Justin Beaver started the scoring in the third minute after netting a pass from Evan Bowman, then Bowm...

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Tomcats rally past South Gallia, 41-12

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — The Trimble Tomcats held the host South Gallia Rebels scoreless in the fourth quarter en route to a 41-12 victory during a Week 3 TVC Hocking game on Friday night at Rebel Stadium.South Gallia (2-1, 1-1 TVC Hocking) started out with Landon Hutchinson connecting on an 83-yard touchdown pass to Isiah Geiger and a failed two point conversion, gave the Rebels their only lead in the game with the score of 6-0.Trimble (3-0, 2-0 TVC-Hocking) took its p...

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Logan lashes Marauders, 55-7

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Logan football team broke open a close game, outscoring Meigs 21-0 in the second period, and the Chieftains went on to defeat the Marauders 55-7, Friday night at Holzer Field/Farmers Bank Stadium.

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Blue Devils thrash Fairland, 55-37

PROCTORVILLE, Ohio — If you need to send mail to the Blue Devil running backs you might try addressing it to the visitors’ endzone at Jim Mayo Memorial Stadium.The Gallia Academy football team scored six rushing touchdowns Friday night in a 55-37 rout of non-conference host Fairland.The Blue Devils (2-1) found paydirt twice in the opening quarter, first on a five yard run by Blake Wilson, and then on a 59-yard punt return by Wes Jarrell. GAHS led 14-7 after t...

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