Future looking grim for county’s coal-fired power plants Lady Hounds grab win number two, downing Augusta 51-35 Greyhounds down North Adams in SHAC action, 61-50 PHS inducts pair of girls’ squads into Athletic Hall of Fame Michael G Rogers Local business donates shotguns to WUPD Senior Profile: Shannon Runyan Reds employees recognize Dr. King’s ‘Spirit of Service’ Saving Adams County’s power plants North Adams High School announces annual Science Fair Winners Board of Developmentally Disabled holds Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony Peebles Elementary honors December Students of the Month Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations College Credit Plus Program available to high school students Wenstrup selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health 2017 Manchester Homecoming is ‘Super’ Lions put damper on Manchester Homecoming West Union athletes honored by OSSCA Senior Profile: Story Kremin Bickett, Runyan lead Lady Dragons to victory in Manchester Indians improve to 8-3 with Saturday night rout of Portsmouth West Farm Bureau scholarships available to HS seniors Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong

Lady Dragons hit the hardwood

A new look and young squad of West Union Lady Dragons took the floor for the second time on Saturday, Nov. 7 as they played host to the Chillicothe Lady Cavs and the New Richmond Lady Lions in a tri-scrimmage on the Lady Dragons’ home court. Both Chillicothe and New Richmond are Division II school so the scrimmage was a good measuring stick for the Division III West Union girls.

The three teams rotated 10-minute quarters against each other, giving each side an equal dose of court time.

West Union head coach Jason Claytor has a mix of upperclassmen and youth and used the scrimmage as an opportunity to experiment with different combinations on the floor and was overall happy with his team’s performance.

“Overall, I thought we had a very productive day,” said Claytor. “The level of competition was great with both schools being D2 and Chillicothe projects to be able to make a deep tourney run this season.”

“I thought we made a lot of progress from our scrimmage last week with Piketon and Jackson. Our offense was more crisp and defensively we are starting to understand our rotations better. We still have a lot to work on and there are plenty of areas for improvement, but I feel that we made some strides in getting where we need to be.”

“Chillicothe is one of the most athletic teams around and we struggled with them in our first quarter but the second quarter we played against them was excellent,” continued the West Union head coach. “We went 0-3 quarter-wise with them, but we were super competitive against a very good team.”

“Once we get some shots to fall, I think we will be all right.”

The Lady Dragons will be in action on Friday, Nov. 13 in the annual Southern Hills Athletic Conference Preview, this year held at North Adams High School. West Union will play its two quarters against the Fairfield Lady Lions, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The regular season begins for the Lady Dragons on Nov. 24 when they host the Fayetteville Lady Rockets in their SHAC opener.

West Union guard Kristen Grooms looks to muscle her way around a Chillicothe defender in action from the Nov. 7 tri-scrimmage at West Union High School.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_WUHS1.jpgWest Union guard Kristen Grooms looks to muscle her way around a Chillicothe defender in action from the Nov. 7 tri-scrimmage at West Union High School. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

On the defensive side of the ball, West Union’s Jaycee Baldwin, left, closes in on a Chillicothe opponent during the Lady Dragons’ opening scrimmage of the season on Nov. 7.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_WUHS2.jpgOn the defensive side of the ball, West Union’s Jaycee Baldwin, left, closes in on a Chillicothe opponent during the Lady Dragons’ opening scrimmage of the season on Nov. 7. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
West Union hosts Saturday tri-scrimmage

By Mark Carpenter

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