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Kevin Finch named Fayetteville Rockets football coach

FAYETTEVILLE - With just over a month left until the 2014 high school football season, the Fayetteville Rockets have a new signal caller at the helm. Kevin Finch was named the head football coach for the Rockets last week and has began work getting the team ready for the season.Finch is an Ohio native with 19 years having his hands in high school football, however, this is his first shot as head coach. The Columbiana, Ohio, native has spent several years moving around the ranks of ...

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Rockets football camp shows early successes

FAYETTEVILLE - The Fayetteville-Perry Rockets football team hosted their team camp this week with new head coach Kevin Finch at the helm. The players were getting used to a new coach and new terminology during the week long camp at Fayetteville High School.“I think they have been very receptive. There is a lot of new terminology and new philosophy,” Finch said. “I like their attitudes. They are very coachable and work hard.”Finch takes over the Ro...

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Racial issue investigated

MT. ORAB - Former Western Brown student Eli Fulton was not “offended,” but rather felt “excluded” because of allegedly racist comments he heard as a student at Western Brown High School. That was the conclusion of education officials who investigated a complaint made by the African American student’s father.The News Democrat became aware of the situation when student athlete Eli Fulton told The News Democrat during a March tennis prac...

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Local official mourned

The local sports community was shocked and saddened last week by the passing of Danny Rymer of West Union, a very familiar face on the fields and courts as a soccer and basketball official. Rymer died suddenly on July 9 at the age of 47, leaving a large void in the local officiating ranks.

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American Modern Insurance puts “The Build” on display

AMELIA - When you want to show your expertise in the niche market of insurance for classic and collectible cars, what was the best way to showcase your knowledge and skills? For American Modern Insurance Group, they felt the best way to showcase their knowledge of classic and collectible cars was to build one from the ground up.

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Free sports physicals at OVM July 16

RIPLEY – Ohio Valley Manor Outpatient Rehab and Wellness, in partnership with Dr. Charles D. Miller, will be offering free “Sports Physicals” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16.Dr. Miller, from Wellington Orthopedics and Therapists and OVM, will be performing the physicals. Therapists will also be available to answer any questions regarding injury prevention, conditioning, sports bracing needs or any other questions students may have.Athletes who ar...

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Health and Wellness Foundation to host golf outing fundraiser

HAMERSVILLE - The Brown County Health and Wellness Foundation will host the fall golf outing on Friday, Sept. 12, at Friendly Meadows Golf Course in Hamersville.The outing consist of a four person scramble or sign up as an individual and be paired with a group at the event. The cost is $300 per team and includes golf, cart, and lunch after the event. The event is open to the first 36 teams who sign up and a late fee will be added for those who register after the Sept. 4 deadline. I...

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Western Brown hosts youth football camp

MT ORAB - Western Brown youth football camp is just around the corner. Any interested athlete, eight-12, may participate in the event. The camp will be taught by the Western Brown High School football coaching staff and players at Western Brown School.The camp is $20 per person and will be held from 6 - 9 p.m. July 18, July 23 and July 24. The camp is split into age divisions.Registration is held the first day of camp.

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As the World Cup ends, soccer is in the hearts of America

With the World Cup closing, I felt like I should be expected to write a piece on soccer. Soccer may not be my favorite sport, but I understand the importance to the rest of the world. Americans, however, have struggled to comprehend the game and go as far to say soccer creates no real winners or successes. Ann Coulter recently made those very comments about soccer, but I guess she is trying to stay relevant.

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Georgetown Generals celebrate District B competitive champions win

The Georgetown Generals captured the 2014 District B championship this past weekend. The Generals will next compete in the city tournament next week on July 8, at 8:30 in Melbourne, Kentcuky. Members of the squad include (front row L-R) Trevor Foster, Kyle Cornette, Mason Caldwell, Anthony Carrington, Dalton Jenkins, Cody Graves, Corey Bolington.(back row L-R) Peyon Penny, Lance Leggett, Ryan Boone, Travis Newberry, Alex Bolington, Evan Deisch, and Fin Tomlin.The General...

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Local hunters to appear on television show this fall

GEORGETOWN - Local hunters will have the opportunity to show case their filmed hunts on national television this fall where they will be part of a national television show called Buck Obsession and will air in the forth quarter on 2014 on Angel 2’s Hunt Channel on Dish Network.Buck Obsession’s founder Steve Lewis is an avid hunter and law enforcement officer in Virginia, just outside the DC metro area. Lewis has always had a passion for hunting and the outdoors...

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