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Stapleton out as coach for New Boston

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comDon Stapleton’s tenure as the head coach of the New Boston Tigers has come to an abrupt end.During the Board of Education meeting held April 10, the board voted not to renew Stapleton’s contract as the head coach for next season. However, his status as the Athletic Director as not changed.Last season, according to Max Preps, the Tigers did not win a game as they finished the campaign 0-18 and 0-13 in SOC...

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Altman hits 4 RBI, West beat Valley 11-1 in softball

PDT Sports ReportThe Valley Indians improved their record to 4-3 with an 11-1 victory over the West Senators Monday night in Lucasville.Kayla Koch blasted two home runs for the Indians as part of a 3-for-3, five RBI night. She also picked up the win, allowing only one run.Amber Altman added 4 RBIs while going 2-for-3 to help the Indians claim victory.West 100 00 — 1 5 1Valley 540 02 — 11 12 0West — Cremeans 2-...

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Cincinnati celebrates annual Portsmouth Days

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comOnce again, as the annual tradition continues, the Cincinnati Reds invited the city of Portsmouth to Great American Ball Park for Portsmouth Days.For Scioto Co., the contest between the Redlegs and the Tampa Bay Rays was an after thought as 34,307 spectators were treated with a pregame ceremony that featured Portsmouth mayor Steve Sturgill catching the first pitch from Portsmouth Distinguished Citizen of the Year — as se...

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Minford’s Kelsey signs with Rio Grande

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIt’s not every day high school athletes come to realize their dreams of playing college athletics. It’s even rarer when high school sensations reach their goals while staying close to home.Both of those aspirations came true for Minford standout Kelsey Conkey, who signed with the University of Rio Grande.“I like Rio,” Conkey said. “They had a really nice campus and it’s close to h...

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Not quite a dream job

Alex HiderWhen I was kid, growing up in Cincinnati, I had only one dream job: to be a professional athlete. It didn’t matter if I was a starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds or a tight end for the Cleveland Browns, it didn’t matter. As long as a team was paying me to play, I would be happy.But every athlete reaches a certain point in their life: The point in their career when they know they aren’t good enough to compete. My realization came early, in...

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Danny Smith finds victory lane at Atmoic Speedway

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio-Danny Smith celebrated his 40th year in racing with a win in the Pine Tree Towing 410 Sprint cars, and R.J. Conley found victory lane in the Gullion Ent.Initially, in the Late Model feature, family patriarch Delmas Conley rode a close second, but R.J. proved to be the cream of the crop. Still in second, Delmas had lapped nearly as many cars as the leader, but was involved in a turn three crash with Lauren Longbrake. Chris Garnes, the defending AMRA Champion, runni...

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Two states’ reciprocal agreements

G. Sam PiattPDT Outdoors ColumnistYesterday was a good day for fishing in Kentucky, but most fishermen, it seemed, were in the woods for the opening day of the spring wild turkey season.But the fish will wait.Meanwhile, according to some anglers who have quizzed me, there’s still some confusion as to the agreement between Ohio and Kentucky governing fishing on the Ohio River.Any angler with a Kentucky fishing license may fish the en...

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Your Portsmouth street trees

Dudley WootenPDT Outdoor Columnist

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Sens’ down ‘Hawks 12-1 in five innings

PDT Sports ReportThe West Senators improved their record to 5-0 on the season with a 12-1 victory over the Northwest Mohawks. The game went five innings.Wesley Book led the charge for the Senators as he went 2-for-3 with two doubles. Trevor Welch and Luke Morgan went 2-for-3 with a double a piece for West.Brady Knittle picked up his second win of the campaign.West returns to the diamond Saturday as Greenfield McClain visits the Portsmouth area....

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Redding signs with KCU

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comAfter a successful high school career, spanning across multiple athletic programs, Katie Redding as decided to pursue college basketball after her senior year comes to a conclusion.Redding as signed with coach Ron Arnett and Kentucky Christian University, located in Grayson, Ky.Redding, who checks in at 6-feet-tall played primarily center in her career and averaged 16.1 points per game during her senior campaign....

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Northwest’s Gabe Howard Signs with SSU

SSU Sports ReportShawnee State men’s soccer has announced the signing of Northwest High School’s Gabe Howard. Howard is set to join the Bears for the fall of 2014 after earning first-team All-District honors during both his junior and senior seasons.“I chose Shawnee State because it is in my community as well as the school’s excellent Pre-Med program,” explained Howard at the time of his signing.

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