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Southern football team gets new victory bell

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RACINE — They say the taste of victory is sweet.Now at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field, the sound of victory is just as sweet for the Southern Tornadoes. Recently, a new victory bell was donated to the athletic program by Jordan Pickens, class of 2009, and his wife, Calee. Both are employees of Southern Local Schools.“We purchased an old church bell from St. Clairsville, Ohio, with the hopes to have it ready for the first home game of the 2014 season,” Jordan said. “A lot of people and businesses made this happen for the Tornadoes.”

 

Local girls golfers fall at sectional

ASHVILLE, Ohio — Girls golfers from Meigs, Eastern and Southern end their season at the sectional tournament.Ten local girls competed at Monday’s Division II sectional golf tournament at Upper Lansdowne’s par-72 course, in Pickaway County.The Lady Marauders were seventh overall and five shots back of advancing with a 439. Dannett Davis led Meigs with a 101, followed by senior Victoria Walker with a 110 and Karlee Norton with a 113. Kendra Robie rounded ...

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Blue Angels power past Portsmouth

CENTENARY, Ohio — A win is a win, no matter the score or how pretty it looked.The Gallia Academy volleyball team defeated Southeastern Ohio Athletic League guest Portsmouth in four games, Monday night in Gallia County.The Blue Angels (12-3, 6-1 SEOAL) dropped the first game by a 25-21 count, but they rallied back to take the second game 25-23. Gallia Academy surged to a 25-11 victory in the third game and kept the momentum going to win the fourth game 25-17.

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Lady Marauders maul Eastern

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Dominance at home.The Meigs volleyball team claimed a straight game victory over non-conference guest Eastern, Saturday at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.The Lady Marauders (9-6) charged to a 2-0 lead with a 25-13 victory in the first game and a 25-12 win in the second. Meigs dominated the third game, winning 25-3 and claiming the 3-0 match victory. MHS never trailed in any of the three games.

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Voting information available to Meigs County residents

POMEROY — Voter registration will officially close as of Monday, Oct. 6. You can still register to vote after the cutoff date, but you will not be eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election.Absentee voting and/or early voting will begin Sept. 30 and will continue on a daily basis at the Meigs County Board of Elections on Mulberry Heights at the Meigs County Annex in Pomeroy. The Meigs County Board of Elections will be closed Oct. 13 in observance of Columbus Day, a state...

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Point Pleasant 10th at Covered Bridge Invitational

RIPLEY, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant boys cross country team took 10th place Saturday at the Covered Bridge Invitational, hosted by Ripley.The boys team competition was won by Ripley with a total of 68, followed by Capital with 75 and Wirt County with 92. The Big Blacks total of 229 placed PPHS 10th of the 12 teams. Buffalo’s Hayden Harrison paced the field of 94 with a time of 16:39.4, followed by Wirt County’s Glenn McMillan (17:18.1) and Capital’s Michael R...

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Lady Eagles win Bob Reall Invite

LANCASTER, Ohio — The Lady Eagles are getting pretty good at this ‘trophy over the weekend’ thing.The Eastern girls cross country team picked up its fifth straight Saturday championship this season during the 2014 Bob Reall Lancaster Invitational held on the campus of Lancaster High School in Fairfield County.The Lady Eagles had five runners finish in the top 16 of in the Division III Team Race and posted a winning tally of 49 points, which was nine poi...

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How to train your dragon boat

POINT PLEASANT — The second annual Dragon Boat Festival takes place Sept. 27 at Krodel Park.Sponsored by the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center, this year’s event has grown to include even more boats arriving from Canada in just a few short weeks. Businesses sponsor the boats and then fill them with employees and friends.The museum provides a few evenings of team training on the lake in preparation for the races, which will go all day Sept. 27 un...

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Blessings in a Backpack

MIDDLEPORT — The process is this: open up a Walmart plastic bag, fill it with $2.10 worth of food, and give it to a child in need.

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White Falcons rally past Belpre, 34-20

MASON, W.Va. — The Wahama White Falcon football eleven delivered its best Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde performance Friday Night in claiming a come-from-behind 34-20 triumph over the visiting Belpre Eagles in a Tri-Valley Conference, Hocking Division gridiron encounter. The victory improved the Bend Area teams overall record to 3-1 on the season and 3-0 inside conference play. Belpre fell to 2-2 overall and 1-2 in TVC action.

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Meigs County Week 4 Football Box Scores

Southern 34, Miller 6M 0-0-0-6 — 6S 21-13-0-0 — 34Scoring SummaryFirst QuarterS: Jaylen Blanks 80 kickoff return (Ryan Billingsley kick) 11:47S: Billingsley 1 run (Billingsley kick) 9:41S: Tristen Wolfe 18 pass from Tom Ramthun (Billingsley kick) 4:07Second QuarterS: Blanks 65 punt return (Billingsley kick) 11:39S: Paul Ramthun 49...

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Gallia County Week 4 Football Box Scores

Symmes Valley 19, South Gallia 12SV 6-13-0-0 — 19SG 0-12-0-0 — 12Scoring SummaryFirst QuarterSV: Collin Webb 67 pass from Derrek Smith (run failed) 3:37Second QuarterSV: Webb 3 run (run failed) 8:49SG: Dominick Seward 6 run (run failed) 2:49SG: Kane Hutchinson 27 pass from Landon Hutchinson (run failed) :46SV: Tanner Mays 73 kickoff return...

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Mason County Week 4 Football Box Scores

Point Pleasant 63, Logan 8L 8-0-0-0 — 8PP 29-34-0-0 — 63Scoring SummaryFirst QuarterPP: Aden Yates 3 run (Gage Buskirk run) 8:24L: Cameron Sammons 43 pass from Ryan Miller (Zachery Acord pass from Miller) 6:11PP: Cody Mitchell 13 run (Dylan Lunsford kick) 4:46PP: Mitchell 2 run (Lunsford kick) 2:28PP: Mitchell 35 pass from Yates (Lunsford ki...

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Tornadoes topple Miller, 34-6

RACINE, Ohio — The Southern Tornadoes scored all of their points in the first half in order to defeat their TVC Hocking Division opponent the Miller Falcons en route to a final score of 34-6 at the Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field.Southern (2-2, 1-1 TVC Hocking) wasted little time from the start as Jaylen Blanks returned the opening kickoff 80 yards and a successful PAT by Ryan Billingsley gave the Tornadoes a 7-0 lead just 13 seconds into the first quarter.At the 9:...

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Blue Devils fall to Marietta, 21-14

MARIETTA, Ohio — Big plays lead the Tigers past Gallia Academy for the first time since 2008.The Marietta football team scored on three plays of over 40 yards Friday night in a 21-14 victory over non-conference guest Gallia Academy at Don Drumm Stadium.The Tigers (2-2) broke open a 13-0 lead on a 62-yard touchdown run at the 2:53 mark of the first quarter and a 44-yard touchdown at the 8:39 mark of the second quarter, both by tailback Bernard Johnson.The...

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Eagles soar past Federal Hocking, 26-14

STEWART, Ohio — Whatever was said at halftime certainly inspired the Eagles.The Eastern football team scored 19 points in the third quarter of Friday night’s 26-14 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Federal Hocking.The Eagles (2-2, 2-1 TVC Hocking) struck first with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Jett Facemyer to Christian Speelman at the 8:11 mark of the first quarter. Speelman added the point after kick and Eastern led 7-0, which stood ...

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Buckeyes beat River Valley, 28-7

BIDWELL, Ohio — All good things must come to an end.The River Valley football team suffered its first setback of the 2014 season Friday night following a 28-7 loss to visiting Nelsonville-York in a Week 4 Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup at Raider Field in Gallia County.The Raiders (3-1, 0-1 TVC Ohio) had little luck in their first-ever TVC Ohio contest as the Buckeyes (3-1, 1-0) held the hosts to just 72 total yards of offense while racking up 361 total...

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Marauders roll past Vinton County, 46-13

McARTHUR, Ohio — Meigs scored less than a minute into the contest and rolled to a 46-13 win over the Vinton County Vikings in the TVC opener for both teams Friday evening at McArthur. Michael Davis led a balanced Marauder attack with 191 yards, 182 of those coming in the first half and four touchdowns.Sophomore quarterback Cody Bartrum celebrated his return to the line up after a kidney injury in the first half of the season opener. Bartrum picked up 64 yards on the ground ru...

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