Gerald Grooms Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip

Lady Dragons move to 2-1

Make it two out of three on the young season for Coach Jason Claytor and his West Union Lady Dragons. The West Union girls picked up that second win on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The Lady Dragon entertained the Lady Indians from Western Latham High School and after being down by eight points midway through the fourth quarter, the home team rallied for a nice come-from-behind 62-58 victory.

“A win is a win and that is the most important thing,” said Coach Claytor. “Play wise we still have a lot of room to grown and get better but it’s nice to be able to get a win when things don’t really go our way. I thought we missed too many easy shots and we turned the ball over way too much. We have to improve our ball control in order to get where we need to be.”

“We did shoot the ball really well from the outside, hitting 8 out of 15 three-point shots. It was nice to see some of those shots start to fall.”

The game was tied after one quarter at 13 apiece, then West Union on top 24-21 at halftime, tied at 40 after three periods, and the Lady Dragons outscored Latham 22-18 in the fourth for the win.

“I thought our depth helped us tonight,” added Claytor. “In that fourth quarter, we got some quality play off the bench from Kaylee Welch and Hannah Riddle.”

The Lady Dragons got a second consecutive career-high in scoring from senior Mikayla Akers, who after scoring 18 in a loss to Fayetteville, came back in the win over Western to post 19 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Freshman Jaycee Baldwin came off the bench to record her first-ever high school double double, getting 15 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, hitting 3 for 5 from beyond the three-point line. Freshman Alexa Pennington also joined in the rebound parade, hauling in 7 boards.

“Overall, I’m happy with the win, but we need to keep working and getting better,” said Coach Claytor. “There’s still a long way to go in the season and we have a lot to improve on. If we keep working and figure out a way to bring the intensity for 32 minutes, I really like the thought of where we can be and what we can achieve.”

WESTERN 13 9 18 18 —58

W. UNION 13 11 16 22 —62

W. Union (62): Runyan 5, Welch 4, Baldwin 15, Kirker 6, Akers 19, Riddle 3, Grooms 6, Pennington 4.

Three-Point Goals: Runyan 1, Baldwin 3, Kirker 2, Akers 1, Riddle 1

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W. Union 62 W.Latham 58

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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