West takes match against SW

Soccer, football, volleyball previews on tap

Staff Report

Through the first week of the 2017 season, the West Senators’ golf program has shown that they will be a force to be reckoned with throughout the duration of the golf schedule.

And over the first week of the season, that’s exactly what West has proven.

On Wednesday, West continued to parlay its success into results as the Senators took home a match victory over South Webster in a dual match between the two programs at Shawnee Golf Course in West Portsmouth.

The Senators, who shot a 196 en route to collecting the victory over the Jeeps, were led by Ethan Daniel, who shot a strong 42 in the nine-hole tournament. Daniel collected medalist honors as a result. Fellow teammates Dustin Sowards and Brady Whitt collected scores of 49 and 50 to place second and third, respectively, while Mitchell Malnar rounded out the West scoring lineup with his 55.

After shooting a 230 on Monday evening, South Webster continued to show steady improvement as the Jeeps collected a 226 on the day. Third-year lettermen Jacob Witter and Dylan Bond paced the way by collecting strokes of 54 on the day, while Andrew Smith shot a 56 to give South Webster consistency throughout the first three scoring positions. The fourth scoring golfer on South Webster’s unit, Josh Hammond, made a tremendous improvement as Hammond knocked down his overall score by 10 strokes en route to collecting a 62.

Shawnee GC Dual Match Team Results

1. West 196

2. South Webster 226

Shawnee GC Dual Match Individual Results (top-five)

1. Ethan Daniel (West) 42

2. Dustin Sowards (West) 49

3. Brady Whitt (West) 50

t-4. Jacob Witter (South Webster) 54

t. 4. Dylan Bond (South Webster) 54

For most programs or interested onlookers, football scrimmages are a great way to get to know a program’s strengths and weaknesses before a season actually starts.

Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) fans — and Portsmouth aficionados — will get that opportunity on Saturday evening, when all eight of the OVC schools join together for the annual OVC Football Preview at Trojan Coliseum in Portsmouth on Saturday.

Gates for the preview will open at 4 p.m., and Chesapeake and Fairland will kick off the festivities at 5 p.m. Gallia Academy and South Point, Coal Grove and Rock Hill, and Portsmouth and Ironton follow at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m.

Each contest, which will consist of half of a regulation game, will last approximately an hour. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Season ticket holders will have to pay to watch the previews.

2017 Ohio Valley Conference Football Preview Schedule — Trojan Coliseum

First team listed is home

Game I — Chesapeake vs. Fairland, 5 p.m.

Game II — Gallia Academy vs. South Point, 6 p.m.

Game III — Coal Grove vs. Rock Hill, 7 p.m.

Game IV — Portsmouth vs. Ironton, 8 p.m.

Southern Ohio Conference Volleyball Previews to commence Aug. 19

As fall sports begin to heat up around the area, so does the anticipation of the games themselves.

And as per tradition, the Southern Ohio Conference will be holding its annual volleyball previews for each of the 16 members inside the SOC I and II ranks on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at Clay High School.

Over the course of the day, there will be eight matches, with each of the 16 times playing one time during the event. In each match, an SOC I club will be paired against an SOC II member school. Each contest will consist of two sets to 21.

Admission for the entire day is $5.

Southern Ohio Conference Volleyball Previews

First team listed is home

Clay vs. Waverly

Symmes Valley vs. Minford

New Boston vs. Wheelersburg

Western vs. West

Notre Dame vs. South Webster

Green vs. Oak Hill

Eastern vs. Valley

East vs. Northwest

SOC Boys/Girls Soccer Previews to be held on back-to-back weeks

In addition to the volleyball programs, the Southern Ohio Conference’s boys and girls soccer programs will be in action throughout the area over the next two weeks as the SOC girls soccer programs will combine with the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) to hold a preview on Saturday at West, which will commence at 10 a.m.

Then, during the following Friday, the SOC boys soccer programs will host its own individual preview on Friday, Aug. 18 at New Boston Municipal Stadium with a 6 p.m. start time. Admission is $5 for both previews.

SSU bowling tryouts to be held on Aug. 13

The Shawnee State men’s and women’s bowling programs will hold open tryouts on Sunday, August 13 at Sunset Lanes of Portsmouth.

Each of the SSU bowling squads will be entering their initial seasons in 2017-18 and are looking to fill out the roster for the upcoming year. Tryouts will be held on Sunday, August 13 at Sunset Lanes. Check-in will begin at 11 a.m. with the tryout commencing at 12 p.m.

For more information on open tryouts, contact Bryan Sturgell, head bowling coach, at [email protected] or at (740) 357-7696.

Soccer, football, volleyball previews on tap

Staff Report

Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @ColleyKevin7

Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @ColleyKevin7