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Dedication ceremony slated for new ‘Gallipolis’ riverfront sign

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GALLIPOLIS — It’s an idea come to life that has been years in the making.During a special ceremony planned Friday, the new “Gallipolis” riverfront sign will officially be dedicated.Although the sign has been in place for several months now at the Public Use Area in the City of Gallipolis, organizers have been waiting for warmer weather to hold a dedication ceremony for the sign. Following Friday’s annual Arbor Day tree planting in the Gallipolis City Park, officials plan to do just that.


Rio Grande’s Jones earned third MSC honor

COLUMBIA, Ky. — University of Rio Grande freshman Jenna Jones is the Mid-South Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week and Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) junior Kristina Krupinski is the MSC Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.The weekly honor is the third of the season for Jones. She also earned the award on March 10 and March 24. Krupinski earns her first weekly honor of the season and second of her career. She was player of the week as well on Feb. 25, 2013....

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Brewster charged with murder

GALLIPOLIS — Following several weeks of investigation, a charge of murder has now been filed in relation to what investigators have previously referred to as a “suspicious death” of a Gallia County man earlier this month.David Dwayne Brewster, 43, of Patriot, appeared in Gallipolis Municipal Court and was charged with one count of murder in connection with the death of Daniel Lee Day after a complaint, signed by Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning, was filed with t...

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Blue Devils blast Rock Hill, 19-7

CENTENARY, Ohio — A good night, from start to finish.The Gallia Academy baseball team led 6-0 after two innings of play and plated 13 runs in the fourth en route to a 19-7 thumping of visiting Rock Hill Tuesday night during a non-conference matchup at Eastman Ball Field in Gallia County.The Blue Devils (9-3) snapped a two-game losing skid by pounding out 11 hits and taking advantage of nine walks issued by RHHS pitching, which allowed the hosts to claim the wire-to...

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Lady Tornadoes top River Valley, 12-5

RACINE, Ohio — A late rally pushes the Lady Tornadoes to a 12-5 victory.The Southern softball scored five runs in the sixth inning to seal the non-conference victory over visiting River Valley, Tuesday night at Star Mill Park.The Lady Raiders (4-7) got on the board first when Chelsea Copley singles, stole second base and scored on a Katie Mares single. Southern (9-4) pulled even with RVHS in the bottom of the second when Jordan Huddleston doubled and scored on Cier...

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Burdettes named D-4 coach, player of the year by OHSBCA

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — You can’t have one without the other.Eastern girls basketball coach John Burdette and University of Dayton signee Jenna Burdette each came away with some serious hardware on behalf of the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association this past weekend as the father-daughter duo were respectively announced as the Division IV coach and player of the year by the OHSBCA.Both Burdettes played key roles in guiding the Lady Eagles to a progr...

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Lady Knights blast Wahama, 15-1

HARTFORD, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant softball team needed just three innings to snap Wahama’s four-game winning streak Tuesday night following a 15-1 victory in a non-conference matchup between Mason County clubs.The visiting Lady Knights (12-6) pounded out 15 hits and led 15-0 after two complete, while the Lady Falcons (5-14) produced to just one safety in the mercy-rule setback. PPHS — winners of four of its last five — also claimed a season sweep with a 1...

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RedStorm baseball cruises past Harriers, 12-3

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande backed up a trio of two-run innings with a pair of three-run frames and cruised to a 12-3 win over visiting Miami University-Hamilton, Tuesday afternoon, in non-conference baseball action at Bob Evans Field.The RedStorm, who had divided a doubleheader with Harriers in Chillicothe back in early March, won for the fourth time in their last five outings and improved to 21-26 on the season.Miami-Hamilton, which had won fi...

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Eagles fall to Warren, 21-3

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — So much for gracious guests.The Warren baseball team rolled to a 21-3 non-conference victory at the expense of host Eastern, Tuesday night in Meigs County.The Warriors marked seven runs thought the first two innings of play and they broke free with an 11 run third frame. EHS marked three runs in the fourth frame and went ahead 21-0.Eastern (3-8) broke trough for the first time in the bottom of the fourth inning when Brandon Coleman...

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Tornadoes roll past River Valley, 8-0

RACINE, Ohio — A pitching gem with some offense to help.The Southern baseball team got a complete game shutout from senior pitcher Hunter Johnson, while the Tornado offense crossed the eight times to defeat non-conference guest River Valley, Tuesday night at Star Mill Park.The Tornadoes (7-6) took advantage of five walks in the first inning and scored three runs to grab the early advantage. The Purple and Gold added two more runs in the second inning when Hunter Jo...

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RedStorm softball earns split with No. 8 Lindsey Wilson

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — University of Rio Grande freshman pitcher Jenna Jones limited Lindsey Wilson’s potent offense to just one run and the RedStorm rallied to post a 2-1 win over the eighth-ranked Blue Raiders, Monday afternoon, in Mid-South Conference softball action at Rio Softball Park.Lindsey Wilson rebounded to post a 6-1 triumph in game two, snapping Rio’s seven-game win streak.The game one victory, which marked just the second time all season that ...

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Alleged sex offenders arraigned

GALLIPOLIS — Two local men recently appeared in Gallia County Common Pleas Court to face multiple charges related to alleged sexual offenses against minors in two separate cases.Joshua Sparkman, 25, of Bidwell, pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery, four counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles during a hearing last week before Judge D. Dean Evans.

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Southern knocks off Trimble, 4-3

GLOUSTER, Ohio — Talk about a rebound.The Southern baseball team suffered a 12-0 loss to Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Trimble in the season opener. The Tornadoes were ready for the rematch and handed the Tomcats their first league-loss of the season by a 4-3 count, Monday night in Athens County.Trimble (7-2, 5-1 TVC Hocking) jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a run in the first inning, a run in the third and a run in the fourth.

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Eagles soar past Miller, 9-4

HEMLOCK, Ohio — The Eastern baseball team picked up its first league road win of the season Monday night following a 9-4 victory over host Miller in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Perry County.The Eagles (3-7, 2-6 TVC Hocking) never trailed in the contest as the guests stormed out to a 5-0 lead after a half-inning of play and never looked back. The Falcons (4-6, 2-6) rallied back to within 6-2 after two complete, but ultimately never came closer the rest ...

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Lady Tornadoes thrash Trimble, 15-1

GLOUSTER, Ohio — You might say the Lady Tornadoes took out some frustration Monday night.The Southern softball team marked 16 hits en route to a 15-1 triumph over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Trimble, in Athens County.After two scoreless innings the Lady Tornadoes (8-4, 8-1 TVC Hocking) broke through in a big way, scoring five runs in the top of the third, that was highlighted by back-to-back-to-back doubles by Baylee Hupp, Darien Diddle and Jordan H...

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Lady Rockets sweep Meigs, 5-2

WELLSTON, Ohio — A tough start led to a bad finish for the Meigs softball team Monday night following a 5-2 setback to host Wellston in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup in Jackson County.The Lady Marauders (7-4, 3-2 TVC Ohio) found themselves down 2-0 after an inning of play and trailing 5-0 through two complete, but the guests didn’t give up another score the rest of the way. MHS plated a run in the third to close to within 5-1 and added another run in the...

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Marauders maul Wellston, 9-2

WELLSTON, Ohio — Revenge at its finest.On April 11, the Wellston baseball team handed Meigs its first loss of the season, but the Maroon and Gold got their revenge Monday night as the Marauders earned a 9-2 victory in Jackson County, becoming the first Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division team to defeat WHS this season.Meigs (8-4, 3-2 TVC Ohio) marked two runs in the first inning to take the early advantage, but Wellston (8-4, 4-1) cut the lead in half in the bottom...

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White Falcons sweep Belpre, 11-0

BELPRE, Ohio — Look who’s on top now.The Wahama baseball team moved into a tie with Trimble atop the league standings Monday night following an 11-0 victory over host Belpre in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Washington County.The visiting White Falcons (9-5, 8-1 TVC Hocking) won their sixth decision in seven outings and also claimed a season sweep of the Golden Eagles (5-7, 5-5), whom they defeated by a 6-0 count in Mason back on March 31...

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