BREAKING NEWS! Sheriff busts major grow operation Betty M Shadley Bill Parker Hard work pays off, 2016 Adams County Fair a big success Junior Deputies enjoy night at GABP Shelter dogs get new play yard Adams County Summer R.E.C. program again a success Hot at the right time, West Union tops North Adams to win SHYL “B” Baseball Tournament Soccer season approaches, Lady Devils are part of Eastern Brown Shootout Joyce A McClanahan After a year’s absence, Peebles returns to capture Barnyard Olympics title Thirty youngsters compete in annual Defender Cornhole Tournament Martha Crothers Siders is 2016 Beef Ambassador Caped Crusader brings message of hope to local children Sheriff holds Junior Deputy Camp in Peebles Lady Devils host volleyball tournament, win volleyball tournament Peebles rolls to Class ‘C’ Tournament championship Homemade ice cream is worth the wait Faulconer, Williams will be wed Aug. 6 Davis, Grooms plan Aug. 6 wedding Celebrating 60 years of marriage 125th Adams County Fair begins with sunshine, large crowds, big parade Defender Cornhole Tournament returning to fair on July 15 Richard Dillon Sr. Al Roettele, Jr. Steve L Lucas Lions Club hosts Fourth of July parade in West Union Sidewalk construction project beginning in Peebles NAHS Beta Club travels to New Orleans Late inning rally falls short, West Union falls in Sub-D final West Union wins first two “B” tournament games MHS Volleyball hosts “Red, White, and Greyhound Blue” 5K Run/Walk Adams, Warnock, Partin light up night with Firestorm wins at Brushcreek Class for soccer officials offered Dominating across the river That was then and this is now Stanley McFarland Walter W Huffman Defender columnist publishes book of short essays Congressman Wenstrup visits North Adams Library Agricultural Society awarded $50,000 matching grant Devilish Darlings fall in Sub-D Softball tournament Lady Devils host JV Girls Shootout Edith L Swayne Michael A Polley Zeda M Branscome Richard “Dick” Ryan Roger D Hayslip Adams County Fair Preview Trio of county high schools named Bronze Medal Schools Adams County winners announced in 34th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show Children get hands-on experience with Ohio reptiles Young Ag Professionals are the future of Adams County farm families You could tell the farmer by the hat North Adams knocks off Peebles in ‘B’ tourney Johnson, Frost, Spriggs awarded OHSAA Scholarships form SE District The world turned upside down (and a few tears) Greyhound football program begins summer workouts, lifting and agility emphasized Summer League basketball action winding down After a long wait, Rose finally inducted in Reds Hall of Fame Bobbie W Jacobs James H Kain Conna Volk Stevie G Lykins Georgia D Dryden Social service agencies bring relief to local veterans Spearheaded by concerned parents, ROCK focused on revitalizing Manchester community All-District Softball teams are announced Johnny E. Verax Janie Poarch Juanita Hanson Five finalists announced for 2016 Adams County Fair Queen Contest David L Lehman We still swear it wasn’t poison ivy In “B” baseball battle, West Union tops Peebles 11-7 Hillsboro hosts Varsity Boys Basketball Shootout Warnock, Partin rock n’ roll to victory on 1950’s Night at Brushcreek Commissioners launch “Adams County Cares” Author Julie Salamon visits North Adams Library 43rd Annual Ramblin Relics “Run For Fun” is coming this Saturday Betty E Shoemaker Mike and Paulette Roberts will be Grand Marshals in July 4 parade Local airman found dead in Idaho Jury finds Gaffin guilty on all counts William E. Fetters Leadership Adams hosts Youth Academy graduation 2016 Fur and Feather Ambassadors selected Commissioners to hold evening session in Manchester on June 21 Return of the Snakes coming to Serpent Mound Community mourns death of popular public servant Concert benefits Manchester Police Department Leadership Adams hosts graduation ceremony Ohio lost a good man With record numbers on hand, Indians host annual youth basketball camp Redneck Run again a success North Adams hosts Junior High basketball shootouts ‘A’ League baseball season is underway in the county Alumni Tourney Winners Do you remember your first time? In a big league park, that is
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THE PEOPLE’S DEFENDER SENIOR PROFILE

Kylie Branch

SPORTS EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, The People’s Defender will profile an Adams County senior student/athlete so our community and readers can get to know better these outstanding young people who participate both in athletics and academics in their high school.

NAME: Kylie Branch

SCHOOL: North Adams High School

PARENTS: Kenny and Erica Branch.

SPORTS PLAYED IN HIGH SCHOOL: Volleyball, Softball, Golf.

FAVORITE SPORT: Softball.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Dingers.

LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Bunting.

MOST MEMORABLE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MOMENT: Hitting a home run in the first game of the season.

FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST OR GROUP: Big Sean.

PLACE YOU’D LOVE TO TRAVEL TO: Kansas City.

FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Best of Me.”

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Night Watch, Fast ‘N’ Loud.

FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT: Psychology.

FAVORITE SPARE TIME ACTIVITY: Watching baseball with my Dad.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: O’Charley’s.

WOULD LOVE TO TRADE PLACES FOR A DAY WITH: Kent Murphy.

FUTURE PLANS: Go to college, play softball, and study Criminal Justice.

COMING NEXT WEDNESDAY: Chris Fox from West Union High School.

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