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40th Annual Tournament of Champions kicks off

The 40th annual Tournament of Champions kicked off Friday night at 6:30 after the first weekend was cancelled due to rainy weather. The tournament is asking for a $3 donation at the gate and it runs Saturday and Sunday.The following is a list of the games being played Saturday and Sunday.In the 10U tournament:Saturday:10 a.m. - Greenfield vs Leesburg All Stars12 pm. - Leesburg All Stars vs. East Clinton Astros2 pm. - East Clint...

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This day in sports history

National:1977 - Pete Rose gets his 2,881st hit, a record for a switch hitter. One year later, on the same date, Rose set a National League record by hitting in his 38th consecutive game.1990 - Actress Roseanne Barr butchers the National Anthem at a Major League Baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres. President George W. Bush calls the performance “disgraceful.”Local:1947 - Hillsboro High School begins to errec...

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Sports Briefs

HHS Basketball Golf ScrambleThe Hillsboro Basketball team will hold its 5th annual Alumni Golf Scramble on Saturday, August 2 at the Hillsboro Elks Golf Course.Tee times are available for both morning and afternoon.The cost is $200 a team and prizes will be awarded. There is also a 10,000 hole-in-one prize. Lunch & appetizers will be provided and there will be a social time after the event.If you have any questions, contact Bruce Mi...

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McClain Football report and camp information

McClain head football Coach Randy Closson and his staff are in the second week of camp for all high school players. Coach Closson and his staff will also be conducting a flag football and junior high camp starting Monday, July 28th thru Thursday, July 31st on the McClain practice field.The flag football camp for grades 2 thru 6 is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every night and the junior high camp runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Registration for both camps is Monday, July 28th at 5:...

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Community Action gears up for golf

The 8th annual Highland County Community Action Organization Inc. golf outing is fast approaching and still has plenty of spots to fill for both sponsors and teams. The outing takes place Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Buckeye Hills Country Club near Greenfield. The registration for the day will open at 11 a.m.So far, for this year’s outing, there are 19 sponsors with room for more. However, team spots are going quick.

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This day in History

National:1866 - The Cincinnati Baseball Club, aka the Red Stockings, forms1925 - Lou Gehrig hits the first of his 23 career grand slams2009 - Mark Buehrle becomes 18th pitcher in MLB history to throw a perfect gameLocal:1964 - Joe Hiestand was featured in the July issue of American Rifleman as their shooting champion of the month1964 - The Annual Little League Tournament in Hillsboro ha...

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Reluctantly, I join the M.J., King James debate

This past weekend, in Los Angeles, Clippers guard Jamal Crawford introduced Kobe Bryant as “this generation’s Michael Jordan.” While I’ve never really felt the need to put myself in the debate of who’s the best basketball player of all time, this quote made me jump into it with both feet.Kobe Bryant is not this, nor any other generation’s Michael Jordan.Jordan is Jordan. Period.And before someone thinks, “well he’...

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Rotary goes 16-0 during summer season

The Rotary Club’s 10U baseball team is fresh off their undefeated season out at Shaffer park, going 16-0 overall this summer.“There are two things you really need to make this kind of season happen, great kids and great parents,” coach Rodney Captain said on Monday. “These parents did a great job of getting the kids to every practice and every game and were helpful in getting the kids to work on what we needed them to while they were home. Helping them to ge...

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All-Stars go undefeated in recent tournament

The Hillsboro All - Stars 10U team, comprised of youngsters from teams that have played all summer at Richard Shaffer Park this season, played in their first tournament as a team this weekend. They played four games all together and ended the weekend undefeated tournament champions.“This was the first time these kids had played together as a team,” Hillsboro All-Star coach Tim Parry said on the phone. “All these kids have been playing all summer out at Shaffer Par...

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Sports Briefs

HHS Basketball Golf ScrambleThe Hillsboro Basketball team will hold its 5th annual Alumni Golf Scramble on Saturday, August 2 at the Hillsboro Elks Golf Course.Tee times are available for both morning and afternoon.The cost is $200 a team and prizes will be awarded. There is also a 10,000 hole-in-one prize. Lunch & appetizers will be provided and there will be a social time after the event.If you have any questions, contact Bruce Mi...

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Tournament of Champions hoping to dodge weather

Bruce Davis, in charge of the Tournament of Champions this weekend and next, is hoping that the weather will be cooperative. The first day of the tournament (Friday) has already been rained out and the forecast looks bleak for the rest of the weekend.As for the rained out games, Davis said they have yet to decide what to do about making them up.“I actually don’t know yet,” Davis said when asked what they would do about the rained out Friday night games....

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40th Annual Tournament of Champions kicks off

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