Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek

NAHS takes Barnyard Olympics

For the fourth consecutive year, the final night of the Adams County Fair was highlighted in the center ring by the Barnyard Olympics, a friendly and fun competition between the county high schools, with a $1,000 prize on the line. This year, just three county schools fielded teams and the fourth spot in the competition was filled by a team of 4-H alumni from the area.

Prompted by emcee Don Bowles from C-103 Radio and organized by the fair’s Darlene Anderson, the teams competed in six different events, a wheelbarrow/watermelon/tire relay race, the feed scoop toss, a toilet lid toss, the milk chug, the hay bale toss, and the final event, letters in the mud, where teams dug through a muddy pit to find the letters to spell out their school’s mascot.

Each event was worth a fixed number of points according to finish and in the end, it was the squad from North Adams taking the $1,000 first prize for the third time in four years. The North Adams team included Taylor Hesler, Caitlin Young, Lexie Bunn, Maddie Toole, Lee Hesler, Justin Knechtly, Ben Figgins, Cole Roades, Tray Brand, and Madee Shipley. North Adams was coached by Tony Williams.

Finishing in second place was the team from West Union High School, coached by Tess Holloway. The squad of Dragons consisted of J.J. Kramer, Kelsey Young, Alex Clark, Kristen Grooms, Jaycee Baldwin, Ethan Thompson, Mac Wilson, Eli Fuller, Jacob Miley, and Andrew Weeks.

Third place went to the Alumni team while last year’s champions, Manchester, coached by Shawn Palmer and Chris Young, slipped to a fourth place finish. The Greyhound team was made up of Summer Wilbur, Morgan Johnson, Darrington White, Katie Fetters, Kayla Wagoner, Rickey DeAtley, Chase Darnell, Nick Woolard, Jordan Freeman, and Jared Stricklett.

The team from North Adams High School took home first place in the Barnyard Olympics held on July 18 at the Adams County Fair.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_NAHSfirst.jpgThe team from North Adams High School took home first place in the Barnyard Olympics held on July 18 at the Adams County Fair. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

West Union High School took home second place in the 2015 Barnyard Olympics.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_WUHSsecond.jpgWest Union High School took home second place in the 2015 Barnyard Olympics. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

Defending champion Manchester High School dropped to fourth place in this year’s Barnyard Olympics.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_MHSfourth.jpgDefending champion Manchester High School dropped to fourth place in this year’s Barnyard Olympics. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
Kids play in the mud, take home prizes

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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