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Ironton hosts foundation game; OVC preview set

This scrimmage doesn’t count in the win-loss column, but it counts in a lot of other ways.

The Ironton Fighting Tigers hosts the St. Joseph Female Flyers at 1 p.m. Saturday in a Foundation Service Week volleyball match that will benefit a local charity.

The game is for “Operation Santa,” a local chapter organization of the Marine Corps Family Support Community. The chapter sends Christmas packages to the Tri-State servicemen and women who are serving overseas.

“Our military sacrifice so much to keep us safe and we would like to try and help a little,” said Ironton coach Beth Campbell.

“The girls of both teams are working very hard to collect items for the service men and women. The Marine Corps Family Support Community sends to all branches of the military.”

Some of the items requested are:

CDs for servicemen and women mainly between the ages of 18-26

Boxes of hot chocolate mix or individual powered drink or mix, tea or coffee

Nuts, trail mix and sunflower seeds

Crossword puzzle books

Holiday candies, peppermint sticks, peanut brittle

Graham crackers and frosting (to make their own holiday cookies)

Beef sticks, pepperoni, beef jerky packages, individual tuna pouches

Black thick socks

72-inch boot laces

Battery power razor

Batteries

Travel-size lotion, toothpaste, mouth paste, deodorant, hand sanitizer

Power bars, cereal bars, granola bars

Letters/Christmas cards of support

OVC Previews

The Ohio Valley Conference will give fans a sneak peek at the volleyball teams with the annual preview to be held at South Point High School.

Rock Hill and Fairland start the event at 1 p.m. followed by South Point and River Valley, and the final game between Coal Grove and Chesapeake.