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Leadership breakfast helps empower students

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By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comWHEELERSBURG — The Wheelersburg High School (WHS) football team is training players to be leaders on and off of the field. Every Friday at 7 a.m. WHS coach Rob Woodward, in conjunction with Wheelersburg United Methodist Church, host a Leadership Breakfast for the team and other members of the student body.More than one 100 students attended the WHS Leadership Breakfast Friday, of which Woodward was the speaker.


‘Burg blasts Ironton 42-16

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comWHEELERSBURG, Ohio— The Wheelersburg Pirates pulled away from the Ironton Fighting Tigers in the second half en route to a 42-16 victory Friday night.Senior quarterback Austin May — who started his first game under center after replacing record-breaking signal caller Eddie Miller III, who graduated at the end of last season — dominated the Ironton defense with his arm and his legs.May finished the ...

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Tiger run over Redstreaks

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comPIKETON, Ohio — Things could not have gone worse for the Piketon Redstreaks in their season opener Friday night.Piketon (0-1) lost their defensive leader, linebacker Matt Smith, to injury early in the second quarter. Their star quarterback, Devon Brewster, would be ejected a quarter later, earning himself a subsequent suspension for week two. And, to top it all off, they lost to their county rival, Waverly, 34-6....

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Friday night scores

PDT Sports ReportThe following are finals from Friday’s High School football contests. Will be updated with statistics when they become available.Wheelersburg 42, Ironton 16Minford 37, South Point 14Waverly 34, Piketon 6Racine Southe...

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Falcons look to reload, eye playoff return

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comMINFORD, Ohio — It’s not everyday a team only suffers three losses during a season, yet doesn’t have the opportunity to participate in the postseason. Unfortunately for the Minford Falcons, they are coming off a 7-3 campaign, which wasn’t good enough to earn them a playoff berth a season ago.If the Falcons have any aspirations of making the postseason in 2014, they are going to have to replace a success...

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Pirates look to build around stout line in 14

Kevin ColleyPDT Sports ContributorWHEELERSBURG, Ohio – For the vast majority of high school programs, replacing a 2,500-plus yard passer in Eddie Miller III and two 900-plus yard receivers in Dylan Miller and Tyler Claxon would be an impossible task in one offseason.However, the return of several talented offensive and defensive lineman, in addition to the abilities that new Pirate quarterback Austin May has been showing during the offseason, the Wheeler...

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Fighting Tigers look to restore winning tradition in ‘14

Kevin ColleyPDT Sports ContributorIRONTON, Ohio – For the past four decades, the winning pedigree that the Ironton Fighting Tigers have built has been considered by many to be the best of any football team in the Tri-State area.However, many people would think that after a season that ended in a 3-7 mark and resulted in Ironton’s first sub-.500 season since 2007 (and second in three decades), one would expect the Fighting Tigers’ expectations...

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New era of Tiger football begins this fall

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comWAVERLY, Ohio — For the Waverly Tigers, the 2013 season was one to forget. Under new coach Chris Crabtree, the Tigers struggled to a 3-7 record last season while winning just a single SOC II game.But changes abound for Waverly in 2014, signalling a new era of Tiger football. For starters, the school is building a new field house and locker room for the team, as well as giving the football stadium a bit of a facelift. All ...

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Tough season lends experience to 2014 Redstreaks

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comFor the Piketon Redstreaks, the 2013 football season may have been a blessing in disguise.After winning its first playoff game in school history in 2012, Piketon lost 16 of its 22 starters due to graduation. Hampered by youth and inexperience, the Redstreaks limped through a difficult 2013 season with a 4-6 record. But while the team experienced growing pains, it provided valuable playing time for the future leaders of the team...

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Local roundup, 8/30/14

Thursday’s ScoresGIRL’S SOCCERWheelersburg 6, Fairland 2Wheelersburg 4 2 —6Fairland 2 0 —2First half —Wheelersburg: Reyes (1), Whilloughby (2), Swim (1, Whiter). Fairland: Price (2)Secon...

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Indians slip by Trojans, 41-40

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comLUCASVILLE, Ohio —The Valley Indians and the Portsmouth Trojans found themselves engaged in a back-and-fourth affair Thursday night as both teams made crucial mistakes followed by highlight-reel plays.But when the dust settled, Valley (1-0) survived the threat from Portsmouth (0-1), winning 41-40, to increase its current regular-season winning streak to 31 games.After allowing the go-ahead touchdown midway thr...

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Tom resigns, Chris Moore named interim baseball coach

Sports ReleasePORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Head Shawnee State baseball coach Ted Tom has resigned after seven years at the helm of the SSU program. Long-time assistant Chris Moore will now take the reins of the program, as athletic director Jeff Hamilton named him the interim head coach, effective immediately.

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OSU will avoid upset even without Miller

James NaveauBALTIMORE — Michael Jordan. Drew Brees. Bo Jackson. Charles Barkley. Tom Brady. Rob Gronkowski. Adrian Peterson. Albert Pujols and Roger Clemens.That is an impressive list of athletes. And one of the things they share in common is that all of them have been operated on by Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery to repair Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller’s throwing shoulder on Tuesday.The 72-year-old Andrews, an orthopedic surg...

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Johnson gives reasons for hiring attorney

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comFirst Ward Portsmouth City Councilman Kevin W. Johnson says there were multiple reasons why he chose to solicit outside legal assistance, and that the least of those reasons was the challenge from City Solicitor John Haas to hire an attorney since he could not represent them on the issue of possible charter changes.

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Two local companies rank high in job ads

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA total of 7,861 job openings were posted online according to the Nelsonville-Southeast JobsOhio Network, from June 14, 2014, through July 13, 2014, for Adams, Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Washington counties.Among the top employers placing ads for jobs w...

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Valley defeats Portsmouth, 41-40

Valley continued its streak of 31 straight regular season victories with a 41-40 victory over the Portsmouth Trojans Thursday night in Lucasville. The full game recap, including reactions from both coaches will be available Friday morning. Stay tuned.

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Local sports roundup

Thursday’s ScoresTENNISPortsmouth 4, Jackson 1Lydia Cohen (PHS) over Kelsie Henderson (JHS) 7-5, 6-1Mazie Lawson (PHS) over Gabbie Rowland (JHS) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3Sam Humphreys (JHS) over Chelsea Cartee (PHS) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2Allison Raies and Molly Kammler (PHS) over Amy Smith and Chandler Spriggs (JHS) 6-2, 6-2Emily Hicks a...

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‘Burg opens with Ironton in rivalry game

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIt won’t take long for Wheelersburg and Ironton to renew an old rivalry as the Pirates are preparing to host the Fighting Tigers Friday night.Both storied programs have been synonymous with winning, and this type of rivalry (especially to begin a season), reinvigorates football purists’ passion for Friday night football. At least Wheelersburg coach Rob Woodward thinks so.However, Woodward also knows the ...

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