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Falcons-Tigers ready to clash

Kevin Colleycolleyk@mymail.shawnee.eduIt’s no secret that controlling the ball and the clock can help a team win football games.The Minford Falcons (5-3, 0-2 SOC II) and the Waverly Tigers (2-6, 0-3 SOC II) will look to do both on Friday night as the two SOC II foes will look to square off in Minford on Friday night as each school looks to take its first conference win of the 2014 season.For the Falcons and the Tigers, the past several weeks h...

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Mohawks relish rare opportunity

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comAt the start of every season, as training camp concludes, optimism fills the air as every football team wonders if this is their year.Northweast wad no exception. However, Mohawk fans have often been forced to accept bitter disappointment by the season’s end.Yet, year after year, the Northwest faithful have continued to believe in their program, longing for an opportunity to bask in the glory of a championship...

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‘Burg, Valley rematch classic

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Wheelersburg Pirates were just a few yards away from an SOC II title and an undefeated regular season in 2013. Trailing Valley 10-7, they had the ball on the Indian 15-yard line with less than a minute remaining with a chance to either tie or win the game. But Pirate quarterback Eddie Miller was stripped, and Valley defensive lineman Caleb Miller jumped on the ball to preserve an Indian victory.The loss stung for the Pirate...

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Local sports briefs

To place an item in the calendar, email PDTSports@civitasmedia.com or call 353-3101, ext 1931.Kiwanis Newville Little League Board ElectionsKiwanis Newville Little League will be holding board elections on Wednesday Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. a the New Boston Community Center.West Portsmouth American Little LeagueWest Portsmouth American Little League will hold it’s annual elections and organizational meeting on Wed...

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Jeeps fall in district semis

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comJACKSON, Ohio — The South Webster Jeeps fell in a Division IV, District Semifinal match to the top-seeded Beaver Eastern Eagles at Jackson High School Wednesday evening.The No. 5 seed lost in three sets but the match was much more competitive than the final score would suggest. The Jeeps dropped the first set 25-23 after matching the Eagles point for point throughout the set.In the second frame, South Webster ...

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OSU assistant at peace with return Penn State

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – At its best, Penn State’s Beaver Stadium is one of the loudest, one of the most intimidating football venues in the Big Ten.But Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson says there is an easy way to flip the switch off on all that.“The best way to block the noise out is to score points and play great defense. If you do that, it will be pretty quiet,” he said.Johns...

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Adena ends Lady Trojans’ season

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comWAVERLY, Ohio — The Portsmouth Lady Trojans may have won the OVC conference title with a 12-0 record in 2014, but they came into Tuesday’s district-semifinal match still looking for their first out-of-conference victory.That trend continued, as the second-seeded Adena Lady Warriors ended Portsmouth’s season with a three-game sweep. Jacqueline Meriwether led the way for Portsmouth with five kills and five digs,...

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Historic season for West ends with loss to NY

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comWAVERLY, Ohio — It’s safe to say the West Lady Senators were the underdog coming in to their district semifinal match with Nelsonville-York. Fourth-seeded West hadn’t been to the district tournament since 2000, and the top-seeded Buckeyes were looking to advance to the sectional finals for the fifth straight year.The Lady Senators didn’t play like underdogs in their three-game loss at Waverly High School...

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Rex Leist|Submitted PhotoEastern’s Evan Leist (356) takes the stand after finishing second in this weekend’s junior high cross country state championship meet this weekend. Leist finished the 2-mile course in just 10:39 to grab the silver medal

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Valley turns to Rolfe

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comValley will likely be without head coach Darren Crabtree for the remainder of the football season as he recovers from heart surgery. The Indians’ coach underwent a quadruple bypass last week and is still recovering in the hospital.“He probably won’t be back on the sidelines this season,” acting head coach Scott Rolfe said. “He should be back to work in early December.”Rolfe has exp...

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SSU budget cuts wont affect teams

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comBudget cuts have hit Shawnee State University’s campus, and the athletic department was deducted $9,370 to offset the $2.5 million deficit due to a decline in the university’s fall enrollment.The good news for Bear fans is the decrease in dollars will not affect any of the athletic programs. The bad news is that some of the annual events held on campus will not receive the same benefits from the athletic department...

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