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Johnston named 22nd president of Rio Grande

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RIO GRANDE — The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College has announced the appointment of Dr. Michelle R. Johnston as its 22nd president.Johnston, the second female president in the 138-year history of the institution, will assume her duties Sept. 29 with a three-year contract.“I am honored, humbled and extremely excited to be joining the ranks of Rio Grande,” Johnston said. “The hearts and minds at Rio are focused on students. My interests and passions have revolved around ‘students first’ through every step of my career. My hope is that this shared purpose will be the springboard from which we reach unprecedented success.”


Rio men’s soccer blanks Taylor, stays perfect

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Two first half goals and a strong defensive effort proved to be a winning combination, as the University of Rio Grande men’s soccer team remained unbeaten with a 2-0 win over Taylor University, Saturday night, in the home opener at Evan E. Davis Field.The RedStorm, ranked No. 7 nationally, improved to 3-0 with the victory. All three wins have been by shutout.Rio Grande outshot the Trojans, 23-2, and did not allow the visitors to put a shot ...

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RedStorm women’s soccer opens with win

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande women’s soccer team opened its season in successful fashion, outlasting Milligan (Tenn.) College, 1-0, Saturday afternoon at a sweltering Evan E. Davis Field.The short-handed RedStorm, who had four players miss the game due to injury - including junior forward Kasey Crow (Chillicothe, OH), the program’s all-time leading scorer - managed a flukish first half goal by junior forward Courtney Young (Okeana, OH) and made ...

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Rio volleyball suffers winless weekend in Indiana

MARION, Ind. — After getting a win earlier in the week to get back to the .500 mark, the University of Rio Grande volleyball team suffered losses in each of their four outings over the weekend at the IWU Labor Day Challenge hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University.The RedStorm dropped a 3-1 decision to Marian (Ind.) and fell 3-2 at the hands of St. Francis (Ind.) on Friday, before dropping consecutive 3-0 tallies to host Indiana Wesleyan and Bethel (Ind.).Rio’s ...

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Marauders, Blue Angels finish 4th at VCHS

McARTHUR, Ohio — It was a good day of work for the Athens cross country program Saturday as both teams came away with the championships at the 2014 Vinton County Invitational held at Vinton County High School.The Bulldogs won the boys crown by 37 points and the Lady Bulldogs won the girls title by 68 points in their respective races. The AHS boys posted a team score of 42 points and the girls finished the day with 29 points.Rock Hill was second in the boys event wi...

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Lady Eagles win Scenic Hills Invite

VINCENT, Ohio — The Eastern girls cross country team came away with another team title for the second straight weekend after winning the 2014 Scenic Hills Lions Invitational championship Saturday at Warren High School in Washington County.The Lady Eagles were 36 points better than the entire field as the Green and Gold posted a winning team score of 26 points. Marietta and Warren tied for second in the girls race with 62 points, but MHS finished ahead of the hosts due to the ...

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River Valley fends off Redmen, 26-18

PEDRO, Ohio — It took four quarters, but River Valley kicked off a new era of football in style Friday night following a 26-18 victory over host Rock Hill in a Week 1 non-conference matchup in Lawrence County.The visiting Raiders (1-0) — beginning their first season as members of the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division — faced a familiar foe in the Redmen (0-1), as both teams were members of the Ohio Valley Conference prior to this season. RVHS had also lost five ...

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Body found on Ohio River near Portland

PORTLAND —Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports that deputies from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office discovered an unidentified body along the shore of the Ohio River near Portland around 11 a.m. Saturday.Deputies, investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Investigation and Identification, Meigs County Coroner’s Office and West Virginia authorities were on the scene.Authorities have a person of interest in custody at this time in West Virginia....

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Visitor’s Bureau to host reception, silent auction for lecture tour

GALIPOLLIS — The Gaillia County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will hold a reception and silent auction Sept. 5 that will feature works available for purchase from the “Scared Spring, Holy Wells and Spas of Wales,” a 2014 national exhibition and lecture tour coming to town soon.The Visitor’s Bureau and the Madog Center for Welsh Studies are partnering to bring Suzanne Iuppa and Phil Cope of Wales to visit Gallipolis for a week on Sept. 1-6, offering c...

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Tornadoes take second at Oxbow

BELPRE, Ohio — That’s tough to beat.The Belpre golf team posted a 161 at home course of Oxbow Thursday night, defeating Southern by 19 and Federal Hocking by 91.Southern was led by Tanner Thorla with a 42, followed by Jacob Hoback with a 44, Tanner Roush with a 46 and Ryan Schenkelberg with a 48. Jonah Hoback fired a 52 and Eli Hunter added a 64 for Southern but neither score effected the team total.The Golden Eagles were led by medalist Sam Petty ...

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‘Bama opens vs West Virginia with QB questions

ATLANTA (AP) — Time to get some answers about Alabama’s quarterback competition.Florida State transfer Jake Coker and fifth-year senior Blake Sims have been vying for the top job throughout preseason practice and coach Nick Saban says they have been running neck-and-neck. The second-ranked Crimson Tide’s opener against West Virginia at the Georgia Dome on Saturday is probably another audition for both.

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Eagles soar past Hannan in opener, 39-14

ASHTON, W.Va. — Beginner’s luck? Not exactly.Pike Eastern scored on five of its first six offensive possessions, finished plus-2 in turnover differential and surrendered less than 100 yards defensively in its first-ever varsity football contest Friday night during a 39-14 triumph over host Hannan in the 2014 season opener held at Wildcat Field in Mason County.The visiting Eagles (1-0) — who are slated to join the varsity ranks full time in the Southern ...

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W.Va. Week 1 Football Scores

PREP FOOTBALLBishop Donahue 42, Cameron 18Bluefield 76, Graham, Va. 48Braxton County 13, Lincoln 6Buckhannon-Upshur 38, Bridgeport 7Buffalo 13, Parkersburg Catholic 12Cabell Midland 63, Riverside 13Calhoun County 41, Gilmer County 30Clarke County, Va. 41, Berkeley Springs 6Clay-Battelle 54, Paden City 14Doddridge Cou...

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Week 1 Ohio Football Scores

PREP FOOTBALLAda 49, McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 14Akr. Coventry 46, Can. South 34Akr. Ellet 49, Akr. Springfield 28Alliance 33, Ravenna SE 13Amanda-Clearcreek 42, Hebron Lakewood 0Amherst Steele 13, Cle. Hay 7Andover Pymatuning Valley 26, Newbury 7Anna 41, Sidney Lehman 7Antwerp 27, Edon 12Arcadia 29, Kansas Lakota...

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Meigs County Week 1 Box Scores

Southern 27, Notre Dame 0ND 0-0-0-0 — 0SHS 0-13-0-14 — 27Scoring SummarySecond QuarterS: Ryan Billingsley 13 run (Billingsley kick good) 3:49S: Tristen Wolfe 27 pass from Blake Johnson (Kick Failed) 1:06Fourth QuarterS: Tom Ramthun 18 pass from Blake Johnson (Billingsley kick good) 10:09S: Paul Ramthun 22 run (Billingsley k...

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Mason County Week 1 Box Scores

Point Pleasant 54, Lincoln County 0PP 13-20-21-0 — 54LC 0-0-0-0 — 0Scoring SummaryFirst QuarterPP: Brian Gibbs fumble recovery in end zone (Dylan Lunsford kick) 10:03PP: Cody Mitchell 1 run (kick failed) 4:37Second QuarterPP: Jason Wamsley 33 run (Lunsford kick) 11:41PP: Mitchell 3 run (kick failed) 5:12PP: Gage Buskirk 68 pass fr...

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Gallia County Week 1 Box Scores

South Gallia 48, Sciotoville East 12SG 14-22-12-0—48SE 6-6-0-0—12Scoring SummaryFirst QuarterSE: Akia Brown 71 kick-off return (Failed PAT)11:45 6-0 SESG: Isiah Geiger 9 run (Failed PAT) 8:32 (7P, 52Y) 6-6 TieSG: Isiah Geiger 7 run (Isiah Geiger run) 2:50 (9P, 58Y) 14-6 SGSecond QuarterSG: Joseph Ehman 61 pass (Failed run...

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Rebels roll past East, 48-12

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — The South Gallia Rebels made an opening statement Friday night with a 48-12 triumph over the visiting Sciotoville East Tartans in a Week 1 gridiron matchup at Rebel Stadium.Akia Brown of SEHS returned the opening kickoff for a 71-yard touchdown within the first 15 seconds of the game and with the failed PAT, the Tartans had the lead of 6-0. It would also prove to be the only time in which East had the lead during the game.South Gallia followed b...

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