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River Sports 8/28/14
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:39 AM

The River Pilots golf team had a strong showing on Aug. 19 in a tournament against Union Local and Barnesville. The Pilots had the low score of 177 compared to Union Local’s 194 and Barnesville’s 215. Blaze Amos and Brandon Smith each shot 43, tying for the tournament best. Mikayla Newman shot a 45, and Isaac Curtis shot a 46.

River golf faced a couple of strong teams at the Cadiz Country Club on Aug. 20. They fell to Steubenville Central (155) and Harrison Central (161) with a team score of 181. Isaac Curtis led the team, shooting 40. Brandon Smith shot a 44, Blaze Amos shot a 46, and Ben Riley shot a 51.

Monroe Central Sports 8/28/14
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:38 AM

The Monroe Central Seminoles soccer team kicked off its season against Harrison Central on Aug. 18. The team lost by a final of 4-1. Cole Craig had 23 saves in the loss. Zak Smith scored the team’s lone goal. Desiree Dalrymple and Shania Dalrymple each had a steal.

The Monroe Central Lady Seminoles volleyball team opened their season on the right foot on Aug. 23 with two wins in a tri-match. The Lady Seminoles defeated Beallsville by a score of 25-12 and 25-8 in their first match. Katelyn Dimmerling led the team with 20 points and 17 assists. Molly Schumacher had nine kills for the Lady Seminoles, while Erin Miller added eight. Taryn Burkhart had seven points, and Allison Kuhn had 11 assists.

In their second match, the Lady Seminoles defeated Shadyside 25-14 and 25-13. Kaleigh Marley led the team with 12 points, including five aces. Dimmerling had nine assists, and Kuhn had six. Burkhart had six points.

Beallsville Sports 8/28/14
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:38 AM

The Beallsville Lady Blue Devils started their season out with a tri-match against Monroe Central and Shadyside on Aug. 23. The Lady Blue Devils fell in both matches. Against Monroe Central, they 12-25 and 8-25. Dicey Stewart led the effort with two kills and an ace. The Lady Blue Devils were more competitive against Shadyside but ultimately fell by a final of 19-25 and 10-25.

River High School Golf Team
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:34 AM

The 2014 River High School golf team is looking to have a successful season on the course. Pictured, from left, are: Mikayla Newman, Isaac Curtis, Zach Smith, Blaze Amos,  Ben Riley, Brandon Smith, Travis Goddard, and Head Coach Justin Fetty.

Several Blue Devils, Seminoles, Pilots Named to OVAC All-Conference Academic
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 4:35 PM

Announced on Aug. 7 was the 2013-14 OVAC All-Conference Academic Team. All schools in the OVAC were asked to submit the names of any student/athlete who fit the following criteria: be in grades 9-12, earn a 3.8 gpa or higher on a 4.0 scale, participate in at least one varsity sport.

The certificates for each student-athlete were to be presented to the athletic directors of each school at the mandatory OVAC meeting on Wed., Aug. 13.

The program is sponsored by Ohio University Eastern. Honored students who choose to attend OUE receive a scholarship that pays half of their tuition. The scholarship is renewable for their sophomore year as long as grades are maintained.

Following are members of the 2013-14 OVAC All-Conference Academic Team from the three Monroe County high schools: