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Archery range opens

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“This is really cool,” 10-year-old Memphis Beatty exclaimed as he peered out from the 110-foot covered shooting line at the new Fallsville Archery Range that was dedicated Friday.Located at the ODNR Division of Wildlife headquarters on Careytown Road just a few miles outside of Hillsboro, the range is the first of 10 Shooting Range Improvement Projects the state plans to open or renovate over the next few years.

 

New LeBron banner to be unveiled before opener

CLEVELAND — Once again, a colossal image of LeBron James will loom over downtown.A new, 10-story-tall banner celebrating James’ return to Ohio will be unveiled on Oct. 30 before the superstar and the Cavaliers open the NBA season against the New York Knicks.The Nike-sponsored banner will hang on the side of Sherwin-Williams Co.’s global headquarters across the street from Quicken Loans Arena, in the same spot where an iconic banner of James hung during ...

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Reds to replace third base coach Steve Smith

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds have decided to replace third base coach Steve Smith. The rest of the staff is expected to return following a rough season.Smith joined the Reds last season. He worked in the Mariners’ system with Bryan Price, who was promoted to manager last season. The Reds did not announce his replacement on Monday.Bench coach Jay Bell was a candidate for the managing job in Arizona, but the Diamondbacks gave it to third base coach Chip Hal...

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Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

Jim Thorpe’s body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma.The famed athlete’s surviving sons have been fighting to move the body to Sac and Fox land in the state where he was born, saying their father expressed a desire to be buried in Oklahoma. A federal judge agreed with them, ruling the town of ...

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Tied 1-1, series moves to SF

SAN FRANCISCO — Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco’s waterfront ballpark unique.“I know absolutely nothing,” the Kansas City first baseman said. “I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, the atmosphere and the energy the crowd brings. I’ve always wanted to play there.”“I’m sure going for the first time for a World Series game, it should be fun,” he said.Well, wait until he ...

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Leon Spinks fighting different battle these days

LAS VEGAS — Mr. T was his bodyguard, which right away tells you something about Leon Spinks and his brief yet wildly entertaining stint as the heavyweight champion of the world.Someone had to keep watch over Leon and his full length fur coat. Someone had to know where his false front teeth were, and Mr. T and his gold chains had yet to make it big in television.Ah, yes, the teeth. His ex-wife once had custody over one set of them during their divorce proceeding, an...

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Crossroads

CINCINNATI — The Ravens opened the season at home with their worst game.They were still digging out of the Ray Rice mess when they hosted the Bengals that first week. What happened next was ugly all around.Dropped passes. Missed throws. Time mismanagement. And even when they managed to overcome all of that and get a lead, they somehow let A.J. Green get open deep for a juggling, 77-yard touchdown catch and a 23-16 win that put the Bengals in good shape for another ...

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Fairfield announces new baseball coach

“I’m just a big kid at heart with love and a passion for the game of baseball.”Those were the words from the new Head Varsity baseball coach at Fairfield High School, Tony Haley, as he spoke at a press conference at Fairfield on Wednesday night.Fairfield Local Schools Director of Athletics, Denise Vilvens introduced Tony Haley of Wilmington. The hiring was made official Monday evening by the Fairfield Local Board of Education.

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Lady Indians upset undefeated Jackson 4-1

The Hillsboro Lady Indians traveled to Jackson on Tuesday night to take on the No. 1 seed in their bracket, and undefeated Jackson on their home field. Hillsboro was the underdog in the game and managed to pull off the major upset, giving Jackson their first loss of the season and ending their year with a 4-1 victory.Trista Rhodes started the scoring for the Hillsboro girls, Kaylee Achor added her own after that, and Trista Rhodes had two more goals in the game earning her a hat tr...

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Lady Mustangs blank North Adams 4-0

The Lynchburg-Clay girls soccer team isn’t letting the weather slow their tournament run at all this fall as they are heading to the District finals once again after a 4-0 win over North Adams on Tuesday night in the District semi-finals.

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Southeast All-District golf teams announced

Coaches met on Sunday afternoon at Vinton County High School to vote on All District golf teams.For Hillsboro, Austin Bagshaw was named to the first team. His teammates Jacob Deatley and Alex VanZant made second team, and Travis Wehrung made honorable mention.For McClain, Shania Massie was named to the second team, Kaylee Smith, honorable mention, and Aaron Sharp made honorable mention for the boys team.For Fairfield, Zach Schular was named to the second team,...

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Cross Country teams find success over weekend

Three cross country teams made some noise over the weekend at Rio Grande and Groveport High School.The Fairfield High School boys cross country team captured their fourth straight Southeast District title at the University of Rio Grande Saturday morning with a low score of 20 for the day. Leading the way and capturing the individual title was Wyatt Evans (17:18). Following Evans was runner-up Matthew Mangus (17:38). The third place runner overall ...

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