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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.


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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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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