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

WUHS hosts County XC Meet

An annual tradition took place on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at West Union High School as the Dragons hosted the 2015 Adams County Cross-Country Meet, pitting the junior high and high school girls and boys squads from the four county schools against each other. It was also a night where seniors were recognized as it was their final county meet to participate in.

Three of the county teams took home team titles as Peebles took the high school boys title, Manchester the high school girls, West Union the junior high boys, and Manchester the junior high girls. Though they did not take home any team title, it was still a good day for the runners from North Adams as they placed five runners on the All-County teams.

“I was extremely pleased with all of our runners and their performances,” said North Adams junior high and high school coach Kelly Boerger. “All 19 of our runners improved their time from their last race in West Union and four of them got personal records and that is saying a lot because West Union’s course is a winding course which makes kids slow down multiple times during a race. Having five of our 19 runners medal is an amazing accomplishment for us.”

In the junior high girls race, 15 girls ran the course and finishing first was Peebles’ Alisan Behr who finished with a time of 14:33. The top seven runners in each race earned All-County honors and the rest of the top seven in the junior high girls competition were Alyssa Mays (North Adams, 15:05), Megan Stamm (Manchester, 15:27), Katie Fulton (West Union, 15:36), Kendra Grooms (West Union, 15:37), Katrina Boldman (West Union, 16:17), and Jenna McClanahan (Manchester, 17:02).

The junior high girls team title went to Manchester with a total of 26 points, followed by North Adams at 31.

Taking first place out of 34 runners in the junior high boys race was Manchester eighth grader Dalton Williams in a time of 12:46. Rounding out the All-County junior high boys runners were Damon Baker (North Adams, 12:59), Josh Zamora (Manchester, 13:11), Levi Carter (West Union, 13:28), Trenton McCann (North Adams, 13:31), Colt Parker (West Union, 13:34), and John McIlwain (North Adams, 14:15).

The junior high boys title went to West Union with their team score of 41, followed by Manchester with 46, North Adams with 57, and Peebles with 78.

For the high school girls race, 21 girls came to the start line and the first one to cross the finish line was Peebles freshman Jenny Seas, who won the 3.1 mile race with a time of 19:33. The next six finishers behind Seas were West Union’s Ashley Hackworth and Madigan Marshall, with times of 21:30 and 22:30 respectively. Following next were Manchester’s Shyanne Tucker at 22:39, Peebles’ Abby Faulkner at 22:53, Manchester’s Billie Jean Kinhalt at 22:55, and Manchester’s Kelsey Friend at 23:07.

The high school girls team title went to the Lady Hounds of Manchester with their low point total of 25, with West Union second at 32.

The high school boys race consisted of 20 runners and the top two finishers were a pair of brothers from Peebles. Senior Dan Seas finished first with a time of 17:10 , while his sophomore brother Matt was second with a time of 18:08. Following the Seas brothers were three Manchester runners, Jamie Combs with a time of 18:34, Gage Lucas with a time of 19:27, and Rickey DeAtley with a time of 19:42. Rounding out the All-County runners were North Adams’ George Hesler at 20:54 and Peebles’ Seth Chamblin at 20:57.

Taking the high school boys team title was Peebles with their low score of 24, followed in second by Manchester at 34.

Peebles senior Dan Seas was the winner of the high school boys race at Tuesday’s Adams County Meet held at West Union High School. Seas finished with a time of 17:10.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Seas.jpgPeebles senior Dan Seas was the winner of the high school boys race at Tuesday’s Adams County Meet held at West Union High School. Seas finished with a time of 17:10. Photo by Jamie Puckett

Here is the 2015 Junior High Girls All-County Team. From left, Alisan Behr (Peebles), Alyssa Mays (North Adams), Megan Stamm (Manchester), Katrina Boldman (West Union), and Jenna McClanahan (Manchester). Absent from the photo were Katie Fulton (West Union) and Kendra Grooms (West Union).
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_jr.-high-all-county-girls.jpgHere is the 2015 Junior High Girls All-County Team. From left, Alisan Behr (Peebles), Alyssa Mays (North Adams), Megan Stamm (Manchester), Katrina Boldman (West Union), and Jenna McClanahan (Manchester). Absent from the photo were Katie Fulton (West Union) and Kendra Grooms (West Union). Photo by Starr Mays

Here is the 2015 Junior High Boys All-County Team. From left, Dalton Williams (Manchester), Damon Baker (North Adams), Josh Zamora (Manchester), Levi Carter (West Union), Trenton McCann (North Adams), Colt Parker (West Union), and John McIlwain (North Adams).
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_jr.-high-all-county-boys.jpgHere is the 2015 Junior High Boys All-County Team. From left, Dalton Williams (Manchester), Damon Baker (North Adams), Josh Zamora (Manchester), Levi Carter (West Union), Trenton McCann (North Adams), Colt Parker (West Union), and John McIlwain (North Adams). Photo by Starr Mays

North Adams senior Jesse Hall heads for the finish line in Tuesday’s Adams County Meet. Hall placed 10th in the High School Boys race with a time of 21:46.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Hall.jpgNorth Adams senior Jesse Hall heads for the finish line in Tuesday’s Adams County Meet. Hall placed 10th in the High School Boys race with a time of 21:46. Photo by Jamie Puckett
Peebles, Manchester, West Union win team titles

By Mark Carpenter

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