Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

WUHS hosts 2015 Dragon Run

For the fifth time, the West Union High School cross-country program played host to the Dragon Run, with eight schools sending girls and boys teams on Aug. 25 to compete in the invitational. Four races took place on the day, with Hillsboro taking the junior high girls team title, Ripley the junior high boys title, West Union the high school girls title, and Manchester the high school boys title.

In the junior high girls race, 16 girls competed with the to 10 earning medals. The top finisher from Adams County was Alisan Behr from Peebles who placed fourth with a time of 15:00 over the two-mile course. Behr was followed in fifth place by West Union’s Katrina Boldman at 16:17. Adams County dominated the rest of the top 10, grabbing spots 7-10. Alyssa Mays of North Adams was seventh, Katie Fulton of West Union eighth, McKenzie Stamm of Manchester ninth, and Kendra Grooms of West Union 10th.

A total of 49 runners began the junior high boys race and the winner was Manchester’s Dalton Williams, who completed the course in a time of 13:19. Levi Carter of West Union was fourth at 13:51, followed closely by Damon Baker of North Adams in fifth place at 13:58. Those were the only two Adams county runners to medal in the race, though West Union’s Colt Parker and Zane Kingsolver plus North Adams’ Trenton McCann, finished 12th, 13th, and 14th respectively.

The varsity girls (33 runners) hit the course next for their 3.1 mile competition, with Hillsboro’s Reaghan Hanes taking the top spot with her time of 22:31. After Hanes though, the remainder of the top 10 was filled with Adams County girls. A pair of West Union seniors took the second and third spots, with Ashley Hackworth second at 22:48 and Madigan Marshall third at 23:21. Manchester’s Kelsey Friend placed fourth with a time of 24:47, with Lady Hound teammate Amanda Farthing sixth at 25:54. Also earning medals in the top 10 were Abby Faulkner from Peebles in seventh, Alexis Hesler from North Adams in ninth, and Manchester’s McKenzie Smith 10th.

Finishing off a successful meet was a group of 40 high school boys in the final race of the day. It was Manchester’s Ethan Pennywitt pulling away from the pack at the end of the race to claim the top spot, finishing with a time of 18:48. Pennywitt’s teammate in the “Dog Pack”, Jamie Combs was second with his time of 18:57. Another Greyhound, Gage Lucas, placed fifth with a time of 19:14 and the Hounds continued their domination of the top 10 prizes with Logan Hanson placing seventh, Brendon Kessler eighth, and Rickey DeAtley ninth, as Manchester easily captured the top team spot.

Meet manager Jason Little from WUHS was again pleased with the smooth efforts in the Dragon Run.

“We had another great meet.,” said Little. “Donnie McCarty and Jeremey Grooms have been working very hard to make our course challenging and having it well marked and I think they succeeded. The cross-country parents do a fantastic job of running the meet and I appreciate that.”

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS:

Junior High Girls: Hillsboro 15

Junior High Boys: Ripley 38, Hillsboro 47, West Union 60, Manchester 95, Peebles 122

High School Girls: West Union 37, Hillsboro 47, Manchester 57, Ripley 72

High School Boys: Manchester 23, Hillsboro 55, Ripley 58

Manchester’s Ethan Pennywitt rolls to the final gate as the number one finisher in the high school boys race as the 2015 Dragon Run, hosted by West Union High School. Pennywitt crossed the finish with a winning time of 18:48.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Pennywitt.jpgManchester’s Ethan Pennywitt rolls to the final gate as the number one finisher in the high school boys race as the 2015 Dragon Run, hosted by West Union High School. Pennywitt crossed the finish with a winning time of 18:48. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

West Union’s Rebekah McCarty sprints to the finish in the high school girls race at Tuesday’s Dragon Run. McCarty narrowly missed medaling in the race, finishing 11th out of 33 runners.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_McCarty.jpgWest Union’s Rebekah McCarty sprints to the finish in the high school girls race at Tuesday’s Dragon Run. McCarty narrowly missed medaling in the race, finishing 11th out of 33 runners. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
West Union, Manchester win HS team titles

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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