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School officials respond quick to bus accident

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SOUTHSIDE — After a school bus accident on U.S. 35 early Tuesday morning, Mason County school officials immediately followed emergency protocol to ensure the safety of all students and individuals involved.Larry Wright, Mason County Schools director of transportation, said officials pulled together quickly to control the situation and that the schools are lucky and grateful to have the outcome that they did.“We had 19 students on the bus, and we transported nine (to local hospitals),” he said.


Miller wins quad match at MCGC

POMEROY, Ohio — The Miller golf team took an eight-stroke victory over the field Thursday night, during a quad match at Meigs County Golf Course.The Falcons fired a 171 in the play-six, count-four format, while Trimble was second at 179. Meigs took third with a 200 and Eastern was fourth with a 216.Miller was led by match medalist Chris Gamble with a three-over par 37. Austin Doughty marked a 39, Shawn Hayes posted a 45 and Tylor Newman rounded out the Miller team ...

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Lady Bulldogs bite River Valley

BIDWELL, Ohio — So much for gracious guests.The River Valley volleyball team was swept by Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division guest Athens, in three games Thursday night in Gallia County.The Lady Bulldogs (1-0, 1-0 TVC Ohio) took a 25-9 victory in the first game, while taking a narrow 25-21 win in the second game. AHS rolled to a 25-6 win in the third game and opened its season in style.The Lady Raiders (3-3, 1-1) were led by Alex Truance and Rachael Smi...

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Lady Buckeyes hand Meigs first loss

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — All good things must come to an end.The Meigs volleyball team’s four match winning steak was snapped Thursday night as the Maroon and Gold dropped a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match to guest Nelsonville-York in four games.The Lady Marauders (4-1, 1-1 TVC Ohio) took a 25-22 win in the opening game, but the Lady Buckeyes rallied back to take the second game 25-23. NYHS stormed to a 25-11 win in the third game, while marking a 25-18 ...

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Maruaders win 3rd TVC Ohio match at Cliffside

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The two-time reigning champs just moved back into a familiar position.The Meigs golf team moved back into a tie for first place in the league standings after claiming an 11-shot victory over the field during the third Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match held Thursday night at Cliffside Golf Course in the Old French City.The Marauders posted a winning tally of 187 on the back nine, which ended up being more than enough to knock off runner-up...

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Lady Tornadoes topple South Gallia

RACINE, Ohio — The Lady Tornadoes certainly opened the season the right way.The Southern volleyball team began its 2014 campaign in fashion Thursday night, defeating Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest South Gallia in just three games.The Lady Tornadoes (1-0, 1-0 TVC Hocking) rolled to a 25-14 win in the first game and a 25-12 win in the second, while closing the door with a 25-17 triumph in the third game.Ali Deem led SHS service attack with 11...

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Generals top Point in golf dual

TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. — Point Pleasant senior Kelsey Allbright won medalist honors, but even that wasn’t enough for the Point Pleasant golf team Thursday night as host Winfield claimed an eight stroke victory in a non-conference dual match at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club.The Generals received four sub-50 rounds and eventually posted a winning tally of 184, which was slightly better than the 192 posted by the visiting Black Knights. PPHS had only three golfers finish with sub-5...

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Deadly car fire investigation continues

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the death of two men who were found inside a burned car earlier this year in Racoon Township, Gallia County.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning announced earlier this week that the investigation into the death of Terrell A. Hurt, 21, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Tyler D. Pearson, 20, of Gallipolis, is still ongoing and investigators are seeking the public’s help in this case.

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School board recognizes longtime employee

PATRIOT — The Gallia County Local Schools Board of Education recognized a longtime employee of the district, discussed how far the district has come and what the district is looking to do in the future.At the beginning of the meeting, a resolution of appreciation was presented to Floyd Stapleton, a former transportation employee who served the district for more than 50 years. Numerous friends, family members and school employees filled the room for the recognition and attende...

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Meigs County, SGHS open season at home

Notre Dame Titans at Southern TornadoesLast Meeting: September 2, 2006, Southern won 24-6 in Portsmouth.Current head-to-head streak: Southern has won 2 straightFive things to note:1. This is matchup between two 2013 playoff teams as Southern was the fifth seed in Region 25 and Notre Dame took the seven seed in Region 26. Both teams were eliminated in Week 1 of postseason play as Southern fell to Steubenvil...

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URG volleyball blasts WVU Tech

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — The University of Rio Grande jumped to an early lead and never looked back, rolling to a 3-0 win over West Virginia University-Tech in non-conference volleyball action, Wednesday night, at the Baisi Athletic Center.The RedStorm earned the victory by scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-19 and evened their overall record at 3-3, while the Golden Bears slipped to 0-6. All six of Tech’s losses have been in straight sets.Rio Grande finished the match wi...

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Hannan hosts Pike Eastern in Week 1

Pike Eastern Eagles at Hannan WildcatsLast Meeting: None.Current head-to-head streak: N/AFive things to note:1. This is Eastern’s first ever varsity football game. The Eagles officially began varsity football next season.2. Hannan won its final game of the season last year over Hundred by a 46-0 count in Ashton.3. It has been over 10 years since Hannan began the season with a vi...

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Ironmen picked to win SEOAL football title

LOGAN, Ohio — In what will be, at least for the time being, the final time the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League fields at least five football teams, SEOAL media predict the Jackson Ironmen will prevail.A panel of a dozen sportswriters, broadcasters and Internet personnel — with each conference school represented by at least one voter — picked the Ironmen to dethrone the defending champion Logan Chieftains and earn their third conference crown in four years....

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Lady Raiders victorious over Vinton County

McARTHUR, Ohio — The best way to start something new is with a win.The River Valley volleyball team played its first ever Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match Tuesday night and the Lady Raiders took a victory over host Vinton County in four games.RVHS (3-2, 1-0) outscored the Maroon and Silver 25-16 in the opening game, but the Lady Vikings topped their guest 25-19 in the second game. The Lady Raiders rolled to a 25-13 triumph in the third game and closed out ...

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Prison sentences handed down to Columbus man

GALLIPOLIS — A prison sentence was handed down against a Columbus man this week in Gallia County Common Pleas Court after he committed two additional felonies while on probation through a 2012 drug-related case.Raymone J. Jackson, 32, of Columbus, formerly of Westerville, Ohio, was sentenced Tuesday to two years and 10 months in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction after he pleaded guilty to one count of drug possession and one count of drug trafficking in two...

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Pointers roll past GAHS, 6-1

SOUTH POINT, Ohio — No fan of foreign flavors.Exchange student Matt Krivan scored five goals while helping host South Point claim a 6-1 victory over the Gallia Academy boys soccer team Tuesday night during a non-conference matchup in Lawrence County.The visiting Blue Devils (1-2-0) trailed 2-0 at the intermission and were down by six goals late in the contest before junior Zach Johnson broke through in the 73rd minute with Gallia Academy’s only goal....

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Waterford wins tri at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — The Waterford golf team earned a 31-stroke victory Tuesday night during a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking division match at Riverside Golf Club.The Wildcats, led by medalist Brent Ginther with a 36, posted a 161 team total, followed by Southern with a 192 and Wahama with a 217.Southern was led by Jacob Hoback with a six-over par 41, followed by Ryan Schenkelberg with a 49 and Jonah Hoback with a 50. Tanner Roush rounded out the Tornado scoring with a 5...

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Belpre wins tri at Oxbow

BELPRE, Ohio — Simply outmatched.The Eastern and Wahama golf teams didn’t have an answer for the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Belpre, Monday night at Oxbow Golf Course. Belpre’s earned the win with a 162, while EHS posted a 230 and the White Falcons were unable to post a team score.The Golden Eagles were led by co-medalists Sam Perry and Logan Plummer, who both shot 3-over par 38. Ryan McGee marked a 42 for BHS, while Brennen Ferrell cont...

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