Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water Basketball officiating class being offered in October Peebles rolls by West Union in straight sets Par for the course, Dragons sweep SHAC Golf titles Greyhounds hang on late for first win of 2016 season You have to understand the process to understand the job Alex K Miller Ann E Campbell Scott N Atkinson Senior Profile: Tyler Fowler Martin named to All-Tourney Team in North/South Battlefield Classic 200 years on the banks of the Ohio, in a little town called Moscow Edwin P Prince ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley Volleyball teams honor young cancer patient

Dragons lose big to Lynchburg

The preseason favorites in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference, the Lynchburg Clay Mustangs, continued their path of destruction through teams in Adams County on Tuesday, Dec. 8 as they played host to the West Union Dragons. The Mustangs, fresh off a 78-48 thrashing of Manchester the previous Friday night, were dominant again on Tuesday night on their home court as they led from start to finish in handing the still winless Dragons an 82-49 defeat.

“There is a reason Lynchburg was picked to win the conference, they’re that good,” said West Union head coach Josh White. “We didn’t handle the ball well and we didn’t rebound well and when you do that against a good team, they make you pay for it.”

“Lynchburg made us pay for it tonight.”

The Mustangs came out of the gate quickly, jumping out to a 12-2 lead. The offensive onslaught for the home team continued and by the end of the first quarter they had things well in hand, leading 29-8.

In the second period, the Dragons got a pair of three-pointers, one by D.J. Welch and another by Garrett Vogler, but a basket by Jared Fenton was their only other score in the eight-minute span. Meanwhile, the Mustangs continued to roll, getting four baskets from junior River Mullins to extend their lead to 47-16 at the intermission.

The West Union offense made a much better showing after the break, scoring more points in third quarter than they had in the entire first half. Three-pointers by Vogler and Craig Horton, and two baskets each from J.J. Kramer and Andrew Weeks fueled the Dragons who made some progress and were only outscored 21-17 in the third, trailing now 68-33.

Though far from any chance of victory, the Dragons spread the wealth in the final period, with six different players denting the scoring column. The damage from beyond the arc continued as West Union got three-point goals from Horton and Eli Fuller, plus two more buckets from Kramer and outscored the Mustangs, who used their bench liberally in the final eight minutes, 16-14. leaving the final score at 82-49 in favor of the now 4-0 Mustangs.

The unbeaten Mustangs were led in scoring by Mullins, who tallied 18 points, and also got double figure efforts from Eric McLaughlin (11), Devin Pierson (11), and Joe Giordano (10). Twelve different players on the Lynchburg roster scored in the game.

West Union did not get anyone in double figures, but they had four players score 8 points each-D.J. Welch, Garrett Vogler, J.J.Kramer, and Craig Horton. Eli Fuller added 6. The Dragons also drilled 7 three-pointers in the loss.

Still looking for that first win of the 2015-16 campaign, the Dragons (0-4) will be back on their home court on Friday , Dec. 11, when they will host county rival North Adams in SHAC action before what should be a full house. West Union will come right back on Saturday afternoon and board the bus for a road game at New Boston.

WUHS 8 8 17 16 —49

LCHS 29 18 21 14 —82

WUHS (49): Welch 3 0-0 8, Fuller 2 1-2 6, Vogler 2 2-3 8, McCarty 1 0-0 2, Kramer 4 0-0 8, Horton 3 0-0 8, Weeks 2 0-0 4, Fenton 2 1-2 5, Team 19 4-7 49.

LCHS (82): Goble 2 1-2 5, Blankenship 0 4-4 4, Storer 1 0-0 2, McLaughlin 5 0-0 11, Scott 1 0-0 2, Barton 1 0-0 3, Mullins 8 2-2 18, Pierson 4 3-4 11, Ahrmann 2 1-4 5, Giordano 5 0-0 10, Ryan 1 1-2 3, Inman 4 0-0 8, Team 34 12-18 82.

Three-Point Goals:

WUHS- Welch 2, Fuller 1, Vogler 2, Horton 2

LCHS- McLaughlin 1, Barton 1

Sophomore Garrett Vogler was one of four West Union players to score 8 points in the Dragons’ loss at Lynchburg on Dec. 8. Garrett Vogler was one of four West Union players to score 8 points in the Dragons’ loss at Lynchburg on Dec. 8. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
Mustangs 82 Dragons 49

By Mark Carpenter

Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.

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