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Roe finishes 19th at Junior Olympics

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comBattling extreme heat and stiff competition, recent West High School graduate Ryan Roe was able to finish in 19th place in Sunday’s USA Track & Field Junior Olympics in Houston with a height of 6’2 3/4”. Brendon Rivera of Unattached South Texas Track Club took the gold medal with a height of 7’1/2”.Roe failed three times at 6’4 3/4” and incurred four additional misses on the day. He was...

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Spartans blank Wildcats 26-0

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comAfter a tough loss to their cross-town rivals, the Southern Ohio Spartans (5-4) were looking for a pick-me-up in order to stay alive in the playoff race. That’s exactly what they got in the Carter County Wildcats.The Spartans used a dominate rushing attack and a suffocating defensive effort to blow past the Wildcats (1-8) by a score of 26-0.“Coming off of the game against the Warriors, our confidence was ...

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Warriors wrap up third seed, win 35-25

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comSpecial teams has been a huge advantage for the Kentucky Warriors (8-1) all season, and Saturday was no exception.With the Kentucky trailing the Cincinnati Xtreme (4-5) early in the third quarter, Warrior safety Snook Martin blocked an Xtreme punt. Cornerback Mason Jordan returned the block for a touchdown, a score that sparked a dominant second half for the Warriors.“It was huge,” said Warrior head coach...

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Local sports briefs

To place an item in the calendar please email pdtsports@civitasmedia.com or call 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.Clay Golf ScrambleClay High School’s Golf team will be holding a scramble at Shawnee Golf Course on Saturday, August 2. The cost is $240 per team. Registration for will take place at 7:30 on Saturday, and the event will begin shortly after. Contact Jason Van Deusen with any questions at (740) 285-5004.Circleville Dog Days 5K Ro...

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Duncan dominates at Atomic Speedway

Sports ReleaseCHILLICOTHE, Ohio-Cole Duncan took the lead from Jimmy Stinson on the 11th lap and picked up the victory, while picking up the $3,000 victory and earning a spot in the Sprint Car Open Wheel Championships in October. Duncan lapped all but the first eight cars in the process to kick off the Atomic Blast weekend Friday night at Atomic Speedway.Claiming the win in the AMRA Octane Modified division with a lap 17 pass of Tanner Wilson was Greggie Oliver. Dean Boy...

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Does the record swim in Greenbo?

G. Sam PiattPDT Outdoors ColumnistOn a warm summer night on Greenbo Lake, 48 years ago, Delbert Grizzle and T.L. “Lardy” Groves moved their boat slowly along, casting plastic worms to the shoreline. Suddenly the bass of all bases sucked Grizzle’s bait in and the fight was on.I’ve told the story of the battle for the then-state record largemouth bass before, but it’s always fun to hear it again.It was late evening Aug. 3...

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Spartans look to rebound at struggling Carter County

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comIn the weeks leading up to last Saturday’s game with the Kentucky Warriors, the Southern Ohio Spartans seemed to be on a roll. They were riding a small winning streak, and coming off a big 22-20 victory against the River City Bulldogs. Now, they’re smarting after a 34-9 beat down at the hands of their cross-town rivals.“One week we look good, the next week we’re a totally different team and we look terri...

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Warriors have tough task ahead in Xtreme

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comAfter the Kentucky Warriors rolled their in-town rivals last weekend, head coach Jamie Rice stressed the need to move on quickly and begin focusing on the next opponent.“That’s a good team we’re playing next week,” Rice said after Saturday’s game with the Southern Ohio Spartans.Still fighting for a home game in the first round of the Northern Frontier Football League, the Warriors (7-1) ...

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West girls celebrate demolition style

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe West softball team, along with the six-, seven- and eight-year-old state runner-ups in the Pitching Machine Little League, decided to demolish the end of their summer — in style.Or, at least the car carrying the names of the high school team and the younger girls will be heavily involved in the demolishing.As a prize to the little league team for finishing a the state runner-ups this past season, West coac...

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Local track star to compete for national championship

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comAfter winning a USA Track & Field regional high jump event in Charleston, West Virginia, recent West High School graduate Ryan Roe will be competing in the National USA Track & Field Meet this Sunday in Houston, Texas.Roe, who has signed on to jump collegiality with Rio Grande University, won the Charleston event at a height of 6’3” with no misses. He will be one of more than fifty athletes competing for the nationa...

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McFarland shows consistent effort, finishes 7th in tourney

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comMitchell McFarland’s week just keeps getting better.After qualifying for the Memorial Junior, sponsored by the American Junior Golf Association, the Wheelersburg resident finished tied for seventh place, 11 strokes off the lead.For McFarland, whose goal was to finish in the top five, was ecstatic to play well after working hard all summer to improve his game.“It felt great,” McFarland sa...

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