Area Sports

‘Burg 11-12s set to face regional competition

When a program has as solid of a structural foundation as the Wheelersburg 11-12 year-old All-Stars, state championships, and contending valiantly for regional titles, become an expectation rather than a hope. And true to form, the Dusty Salyers-led 11-12s – who outscored their opposition by a massive 49-1 count en route to obtaining yet another…

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Area Athletes Brings Back Plunder from State Track Meet

    COLUMBUS—The local athletes invaded Columbus with 13 athletes competing in 13 separate events. Most came home with hardware by being part of the top eight finisher. The top eight scored points and received medals. Lynsey Shipley and Ellie Ruby each won medals for the fourth year in a row ending their careers as…

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State Bound

Falcons drop Ridgewood, 4-1 to earn berth in Final Four A three-run fourth frame and the pitching prowess of Ethan Lauder propelled the Minford Falcons to their first ever, State playoff berth, as they downed the West Lafayette Ridgewood Generals, by a 4-1 count on the campus of The Ohio State University. Lauder, a junior,…

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Snodgrass named new head of the OHSAA

In a press release, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors announced they have named Jerry Snodgrass as the OHSAA’s next Executive Director. Snodgrass will assume leadership duties in September when Dr. Dan Ross steps down after 14 years at the helm. Snodgrass will be the OHSAA’s 10th leader in its 111th year…

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Minford takes outright SOC II Championship with 13-0 Win

Minford takes outright SOC II Championship with 13-0 win Lauder fires perfect game as Falcons clinch first outright title in 50 years   Aaron Hopper’s Minford Falcons delivered the school’s first outright SOC baseball championship in 50 years, as Ethan Lauder led his team by firing a perfect game against the visiting South Webster Jeeps,…

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Pirates take win over Falcons

Pirates Take Win over Falcons   WHEELERSBURG—The Wheelersburg Pirates (4-2, 4-0) defeated the Minford Falcons (9-1, 6-1) by a 9-6 score on Wednesday April 11, 2018. The Falcons scored first in the top of the first inning. Brayden Davis opened with a single. He stole second and with two outs, Ethan Lauder hit a single…

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Clay upends New Boston, 11-1

The Clay Lady Panthers used the bottom half of the fourth frame to plate six runs, fueling the Lady Panthers to an 11-1 win over their SOC I counterpart, the New Boston Lady Tigers. After the Panther’s starting pitcher, Julia Swain struck out the side to start the game, New Boston’s Taelyn Hickman faced only…

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