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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.


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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Point Pleasant mauls Panthers, 54-0

HAMLIN, W.Va. — Picking up right where they left off.The Point Pleasant football team started the 2014 campaign in style after picking up the program’s 15th consecutive regular season victory Friday night during a convincing 54-0 triumph over host Lincoln County in the season opener for both Class AAA programs in Lincoln County.The visiting Big Blacks (1-0) needed less than two minutes of regulation to establish a permanent lead, as Brian Gibbs recovered a fu...

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Bulldogs blast GAHS, 52-0

THE PLAINS, Ohio — Sometimes you wind up on the wrong end of a great performance or two.The Gallia Academy football team dropped a a 52-0 non-conference game to host Athens Friday night, a game in which Bulldogs quarterback Joe Burrow was 12-of-12 passing for 289 yards and four scores and AHS runningback Trae Williams ran nine times for 143 yards and three touchdowns.Athens scored three times in the opening quarter, first on a 12 yard run by Trae Williams at the 6:...

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Hornets sting Meigs, 46-13

ROCKSPRINGS — Coal Grove exploded for 34 second half points to erase a 13-12 halftime deficit and the Hornets went on to defeat Meigs 46-13 in the season opener for both teams. The loss could have been even more costly for the Maroon and Gold as they lost the services of outstanding sophomore quarterback Cody Bartrum with apparent internal injuries in the first half. Cody was taken from the field at the start of the third period by Meigs County EMS and was having test run on him at O...

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Red Devils rally past Wahama, 27-6

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — A very hot and humid evening got even worse as a veteran Ravenswood Red Devil eleven scored the final 27 points of the contest to hand visiting Wahama a 27-6 gridiron setback Friday evening in the season opener for both teams. Ravenswood, with 10 seniors adorning the starting lineup, bounced back from an early 6-0 deficit with one score in every quarter in securing the three touchdown triumph.

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Southern stymies Titans, 27-0

RACINE, Ohio — If they don’t score, you can’t lose.The Southern football team pitched a shutout Friday night and the Tornadoes claimed a 27-point victory over non-conference guest Notre Dame, at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Football Field.Neither team managed to gain an advantage in the first 20 minutes of play but Southern senior fullback Ryan Billingsley broke a 13-yard touchdown run with 3:49 remaining in the first half. Billingsley added the point after...

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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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