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International Festival brings community together

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By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comSt. Mary of the Annunciation Church is hosting its annual International Festival this weekend. All events, kid’s games, international food, live entertainment and more have occurred on parish grounds down in the historic Boneyfiddle District. Two days are down and Sunday remains to be enjoyed.The International Festival began around 20 years ago when the church was going through a changing point in direction with their annual fall event. Church officials felt that the annual Oktoberfest celebration was run of the mill and being done everywhere. Father Bill Malone came up with the idea to break away and do something different.


Panthers edge Titans in barnburner, 30-27

Kevin Colleycolleyk@mymail.shawnee.eduPORTSMOUTH, Ohio — In any contest, fumbles and penalties at inopportune times can mean the difference between winning and losing.The Notre Dame Titans experienced the words of that motto tonight as fumbles and penalties arguably changed the ever-crucial field position game and gave the Chesapeake Panthers the momentum to come back from a 15-point deficit and score a 30-27 victory at Spartan Stadium Saturday evening i...

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Fighting Irish race past Bobcats

Kevin Colleycolleyk@mymail.shawnee.eduThe Green Bobcats fell to the St. John Central Fighting Irish in a nonconference affair by a score of 39-8 Saturday afternoon in Bellaire. Wyatt Blevins led the Bobcats with 83 yards rushing and a touchdown on the afternoon and also accounted for the lone two-point conversion scored by the Bobcats on the evening. For next week, St. John Central will face off against Clay-Battelle while Green will have an off week before facing Symmes...

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OSU focusing on pass defense during bye week

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was asked Wednesday afternoon if he was concerned Cincinnati might throw the ball 75 times against the Buckeyes when they take on the Bearcats on Sept. 27 after a bye week this week.“I’m worried they will catch it 75 times,” Meyer said.Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel, playing his first college game, threw six touchdown passes to six different rece...

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Greenup wins in overtime

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Greenup County (Ky.) Musketeers picked up a big road victory over a previously undefeated Carter County (Ky.) Comets (3-1) team with a 32-26 overtime victory Friday night at Carter County High School.The Musketeers (3-3) did the bulk of their scoring in the third quarter, when they scored three touchdowns, the biggest coming on a 28-yard defensive touchdown by Greg Potter. Jake Wright scored three rushing touchdowns on the ...

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Valley survives in Kentucky

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Valley Indians survived a scare Friday night, but were able to extend their regular-season winning streak to 34 games with a 21-18 win over the Flemming County (Ky.) Panthers (3-1).The difference in the game came on special teams, where two-sport star Bryce Romanello booted all three Valley extra points with no issues. The Panthers missed all three of their point-after attempts.

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Local sports briefs

To place an item in the calendar, email PDTSports@civitasmedia.com or call 353-3101, ext 1931.Wheelersburg Little LeagueThe Wheelersburg Little League will hold elections for the 2015 season Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. in the middle school tiered room. Elections are open to the public, and anyone interested in running for a position or voting for positions on the board is welcome. Contact Matt Collier with any questions at (740) 574-0825.Southe...

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Fighting Tigers christen new turf with 41-13 victory over Tomcats

Kevin Colleycolleyk@mymail.shawnee.eduIRONTON, Ohio – Before Friday night’s game against the Ashland Tomcats, Mark Vass said that limiting the running threat of Ashland’s Quentin Baker would be vital for the Ironton Fighting Tigers in their quest to open up their renovated home with a victory on Friday night.The Fighting Tigers can now mark down both of those goals as accomplished ones as Ironton continues to show that it has flipped the scri...

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A raft trip down the Ohio

G. Sam PiattPDT Outdoor ColumnistIt was 1951, the summer before they would begin their freshman year at Portsmouth High School, when three boys decided to take off on their Great Adventure – a float trip on a raft down the Ohio River from Portsmouth to where the river empties into the mighty Mississippi.Blaine Bierley, Johnny Cook and Luther Irwin – all First Class Scouts in Troop 22 – built their 12-foot by 7-foot raft from trees growing on ...

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‘Burg dominates Fairland

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe Wheelersburg Pirates continued their dominance Friday night with a 51-6 drubbing of the Fairland Dragons.Wheelersburg (4-0) gained 388 yards while only surrendering 152 in the contest. Pirates’ quarterback Austin May had a stellar night throwing the ball, going 7-for-9 for 136 yards and three touchdowns.May spread the wealth around as his three scoring tosses went to three different receivers. Andrew Conn,...

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Falcons down Mohawks 25-0

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comPORTSMOUTH, Ohio — The Minford Falcons played a sloppy, mistake-filled game against the Northwest Mohawks at Trojan Coliseum Friday night.Minford (3-1) prevailed in the contest, beating Northwest (1-3) 25-0, but the game wasn’t as easy as the final score indicates.The Falcons fumbled five times, with four coming on center-quarterback exchanges. Even though they only lost two of those fumbles, Minford coa...

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Portsmouth picks up first win against Waverly

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Trojans won their first game of the season in thrilling fashion Friday night when they beat the Waverly Tigers 29-27 in Waverly.With the Trojans leading 29-21, the Tigers scored on the final play of regulation to cut the Portsmouth lead to two with no time remaining. However, the Tigers’ run was stuffed by the Portsmouth defense, and the Trojans clinched the game.Freshman quarterback Cole Lowery ...

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Friday night finals

Note: Check back www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/sports throughout the weekend as statistics become available.Wheelersburg 51, Fairland 6Piketon 32, Adena 24Portsmouth 29, Waverly 27Oak Hill 40, Wellston 6Minford 25, Northwest 0Valley 21, Fleming Co. (Ky.) 18West 42, Rock Hill 6Symmes Valley 19, South Gallia 12Greenup Co. (Ky.) 32, West Carter (Ky.) 26East 64, Manchester 34

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West leaves no doubt in win over Rock Hill

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comWEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — West fans can save their heartstrings for another day.After opening the season with three heart-stopping, closely-contested games, the West Senators (2-2) left no doubt in a 42-6 pounding of Rock Hill Friday night at West High School. The Senators took advantage of Redmen mistakes early and often by scoring on four of their first five drives of the game while forcing four turnovers.̶...

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Notre Dame looks to contain Chesapeake

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comLast week against Grove City Christian, the Notre Dame Titans (1-2) did virtually everything right. They dominated time of possession, running 65 plays to the Eagles 34. They played smarter football, committing four penalties to Grove City’s six. They even held a 10-point lead with under five minutes remaining in the game.However, Notre Dame couldn’t stop the big play. Grove City would score on five rushing plays of...

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Marsh House celebrating 20 years

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comThe Counseling Center’s Marsh House has been providing intensive therapy and housing for men struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. On Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, the Marsh House, 1216 Fourth Street in Portsmouth, will host a celebration from 4 to 7 p.m.Gina Collinsworth, Director Community Relations and Development Compass Community Health and The Counseling Center, Inc. said they are inviting the enti...

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Solid Waste District to implement glass recycling

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Lawrence Scioto Solid Waste Management District is working to implement a glass recycling program for area bars by the end of the year. Dan Palmer, Lawrence Scioto Solid Waste Management District director, said there are 16 participating bars.“Between those bars we’re seeing in excess of 19,000 bottles a week,” Palmer said.Palmer said the 19,000 bottles do not include bottles from events suc...

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Flatwoods to host Fall Festival

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comFLATWOODS, Ky. — The city of Flatwoods, Ky., will usher the fall season in with the annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. According Norma Justice, chairperson of the Parks and Recreation Fall Festival, said the event provides a myriad of activities to engage in, and will kick off with the pancake breakfast at 8 a.m.“It started in about 2001, for the state of Kentucky’s birthday, the...

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