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Billy Hamilton brings excitement to Reds

Many Cincinnati Reds fans were excited at the beginning of the year about the fleet-footed Billy Hamilton and his addition to the roster.However, I bet most of them could have not predicted the impact he has had on the team.Everyone knew he was a speed demon and a huge base stealing threat. However, you have to get on base to be able to steal and get in scoring position.After a rough start to the season – the first three weeks had people wondering if he ...

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Just a little friendly fishing competition

By Bob FalaOutdoor ColumnistIf you like a little tribulation, trout fishing the low flows of July can be just the ticket. But just don’t plan on a fish dinner if you know what I mean. The stocking season is long gone as most of it has already met with the frying pan. But if you just can’t get by without the even somewhat warmer summer waters come flowing past your tootsies, you just have to give it a whirl. However there may be a bit of friendly competition o...

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Simon first in NL to win 12, Reds beat Cubs 4-1

JOE KAYAP Baseball Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Alfredo Simon leads the National League in wins. He’s still hoping to be added to the All-Star team.Simon became the NL’s first 12-game winner and Billy Hamilton added to his sensational series with a tiebreaking triple Wednesday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the trade-depleted Chicago Cubs.The Reds won their fifth in a row — matching their season hig...

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Wrestling benefit for young Phillip Hurley this Saturday

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comMATEWAN - The NWA Appalachia will hold a benefit event Saturday night at the old Matewan High School Tiger Dome dubbed “Wrestling for Phillip.”Phillip Hurley is a 10 year old student at Matewan Pre-K8 and is currently battling brain cancer. He was first diagnosed in 2012 but is battling the disease again. He is currently taking chemo/radiation treatments in Lex...

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Roger Fletcher passes away; state tourney dates

My sincere condolences go out to the Fletcher family of Borderland and Dan’s Branch for the passing of Roger Fletcher on Wednesday morning.Roger came from a sports family starting with his big brother Bob Fletcher, who played for the Chattaroy Yellowjackets back in the early 1960s. Then Curt Fletcher played for the Williamson High School basketball and baseball teams in the mid-1960s. Roger also played hoops and baseball for the Wolfpack in the late 1960s, graduating in 1968....

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Hairston Mr. Baseball; Mingo Central camp: Jones with the Pacers

Former Williamson High School star athlete Donald Hairston’s son Devin was named co-Mr. Baseball for the 2014 season by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.The Lexington Tates Creek senior shortstop shared the honor with Kaleb Duckworth of Henderson County.Hairston, who has signed with Louisville, led top-ranked Tates Creek to its second consecutive 11th Region title this season.He batted .408 with 42 runs and 25 RBIs, and flashed a nif...

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WVU’s Stripe the Stadium;Gold Rush; Family Day games announced

West Virginia’s Big 12 Conference opener against Oklahoma on Saturday, Sept. 20 will be the ‘Stripe the Stadium’ game at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.Fans sitting in even-numbered sections (Sec. 102, 104, 202, 204 etc.), Touchdown Terrace, and WVU students seated in the upper level student sections are encouraged to wear GOLD to the game.Conversely, fans sitting in odd-numbered sections (Sec. 101, 103, 201, 203, etc.) and WVU students seate...

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