O’Connor’s return keys West Virginia

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WHEELING — Defense certainly wins championships but apparently it wins all-star games, too. It did just that on Saturday night in the 75th OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game as West Virginia scored both of its touchdowns on defense and defeated Ohio 17-6 inside Wheeling Island ...

Fowler still has what it takes

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Walker Fowler is back to his dominating self on the Grand National Cross Country ATV circuit. The 2011 Columbiana High School graduate is well on his way to his seventh consecutive national championship after winning six of nine events this season. Fowler, 28 of Rogers, won his third ...

Conferences prepare for major upheaval

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INDIANAPOLIS — Conference realignment is back on the table in college sports just as three Power Five conferences are breaking in relatively new commissioners. While the Big 12 is trying to keep Oklahoma and Texas from being poached by the Southeastern Conference, the Big Ten, Pac-12 and ...


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Hoge’s Ladies Golf League at Beaver Creek Meadows EVENT (Longest putt on No. 14): Jackie Gray LOW GROSS: Mary Lou Allison LOW NET: Polly Linger LOW PUTTS: Merceda Saleman Salineville Thursday Night League at Beaver Meadows STANDINGS: Hancock County Savings Bank (Scott ...

Catfish tourney winners

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The Chester-Newell Sportsman Club’s Ohio River Catfish Tournament saw 32 fishermen take to the waters on July 10. The winner for longest catfish (right) was Scott Reed of Pittsburgh who snagged a 32 1/2-inch flathead. At left, Rich Stewart of Enon Valley, Pa. took the second prize lucky ...

One last spectacle for OVAC’s best

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BETHANY, W.Va. — For some, it’s a dream. For many Ohio Valley prep football players it’s a goal. For the 73 players in camp this week at Bethany College, it’s a reality. The annual summer sporting spectacle — the OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game — has been in the backs ...