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Sens’ down Oaks 12-2 in five innings

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe West Senators used an offensive explosion to get past the Oak Hill Oaks Friday night. West defeated Oak Hill 12-2 in a game that only lasted five innings.Brady Knittel began the evening for West has he hit a two-run bomb in the home half of the first inning. Then, after the Oaks tied the contest with two runs in the top half of the second inning, Knittel blasted another home run, which plated three more runs.Kni...

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Cross-country walker passes through Portsmouth

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comAubrey Benmark makes her way on foot, headed south on a trecherous stretch of US Route 23. With construction taking place in the center lanes, traffic is forced extremely close to the already thin shoulder. Cars wizz past her, coming within inches of slamming into her cart, filled with all her possesions. Still, Benmark has seen worse.“In New Jersey…the road was under construction. It forced me literally into the la...

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RIR offers fans a unique experience

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comProfessional athletes are celebrities and their field of play is considered to be Camelot, which doesn’t bode well for the die-hard fans that aspire to meet their favorite superstar or snap a picture from the 50-yard line of the hometown team.For every day, hard-working individuals, those opportunities are non-existent because the chance of a lifetime comes with a hefty price tag.However, the possibility of ex...

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Falcons defeat Mohawks 10-0

PDT Sports ReportMinford used a five-run sixth inning to pull away from SOC II foe Northwest and took a 10-0 victory in the process Thursday evening.Jared Alley led the hitting for the Falcons by going 3-for-4 on the evening with a double and two RBI. Ian Tolle and Matt Joyce each had 3-for-5 days at the dish for Minford while Quentin Smith added two hits in three at-bats and also batted in three ru...

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Valley’s Dunn signs on with Ohio Christian

By Alex HiderPDT Sports ReporterVery few high school athletes get the chance to play in college. Valley High School’s Hayden Dunn was talented enough to garner college offers in two sports.As a third-team All-State defensive end in football and a first-team All-State selection in basketball, Dunn had a choice to make.“I’ve wanted to play college sports since I was a kid, and until a couple months ago, I didn’t know if it was ...

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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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