Area Sports

Burg vs Ironton Preview

The storylines, when a pair of coaches meet for the first time ever, are usually intriguing no matter who the teams involved may be. However, it’s especially intriguing when it’s the season-opener — and it is as part of the Wheelersburg — Ironton rivalry that has proven to be a constant over the last three…

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Valley Indians / Portsmouth Trojans Football preview

With the start of any new campaign, there’s always high hopes attached to a new season as part of the new crop of young talents that come through the halls each and every year. And for the Valley Indians and the Portsmouth Trojans, the hope is that both units can use the official kickoff to…

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Hot August Fishing Action

By Scott Leeth Scioto Voice Writer     As the heat of late summer sets in many anglers struggle to find success with more sought after fish. Bass will still bite in the early morning and late evening, and the river predators like Smallmouth will still be on the prowl, but the bite can slow…

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Burg Blasts Mexico 9-0

PORTLAND — Teams will often do a walk-through before a big game. Sometimes it happens in the hotel lobby, other times on a practice field. As it turned out the Wheelersburg all-stars participated in their walk-through during the middle of their 9-0 win over Latin America in their opening game at the Little League Softball…

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Post 23 shows season-long grit in American Legion Region V Tournament

CHILLICOTHE — Over the course of the 2018 American Legion season, the Portsmouth Post 23 American Legion baseball program faced a grueling schedule that included the Gene Bennett Baseball Classic, the Ashland Post 76 July 4th Tournament, the Jim Jadwin Memorial Tournament, and, last but most certainly not least, a South Central Ohio League slate…

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Waverly falls to Circleville Post 134, 4-1

When one looks at the Waverly Post 142 Shockers, that person will find a committed group that finds for one another to the very end. Post 142, who entered Wednesday evening’s American Legion Region V Winner’s Bracket contest against Circleville Post 134 as the No. 1 seed with a sweep of a pair of affairs …

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