John M Cheatham Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald test pdf viewer Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson Nation’s #1 movie comes to stage Artectis hosts grand opening Waiting for the ax to fall, who’s to blame? WU Seniors going to State Sci. Fair Peebles Elem. releases Honor Roll Finding the strength to endure They fought for us Born and raised “free range” Senior Profile: Jordan Crum Big Time Wrestling slams the county

Lady Dragons fall to Blanchester

A big third quarter and Rachael Doyle’s keen eye at the free throw line lifted Blanchester to a 46-34 win over West Union Monday night (Jan. 4) in a non-league girls basketball game in the Adams County gym.

Blanchester (8-3) trailed 20-15 at halftime but then outscored West Union 20-4 in the third period.

“In the first half, we could not make a shot and we turned it over a bunch of times,” Blanchester head coach Bennie Carroll said.

Shaking off the holiday rust may have been part of the issue, but whatever it was, it went away in in the third.

The Lady Cats scored the first 15 points of the second half and never looked back.

“We did play a little better defense and when we did turn them over, we attacked the basket and didn’t turn it over. And we actually made some shots,” added Carroll.

The Lady Cats maintained a near double-digit lead the rest of the way, in large part due to the free throw shooting of Doyle.

The Blanchester guard hit all six of her shots from the line in the final period and was 9 for 10 at the line for the game.

“Rachael hitting those foul shots was big,” said Carroll.

The rest of the team was 4 for 19 at the line.

Doyle finished with 15 points while Sarah Burton tossed in 8.

With the non-conference loss, the Lady Dragons dropped to 5-6 on the season.

WUHS 10 10 4 10 —34

BHS 11 4 20 11 —46

WEST UNION (34) (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Baldwin 1-0-1/1-3 Akers 4-0-5/6-13 Rowe 1-0-0-2 Grooms 2-0-1/2-5 Pennington 5-1-0-11. TOTALS 13-1-7/9-34.

BLANCHESTER (46) (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Doyle 3-0-9/10-15 Culberson 1-1-0-3 Doughman 1-0-0/2-2 Burton 3-0-2/4-8 Lindsey 2-2-0-6 E. Gundler 0-0-1/4-1 Miller 2-0-0/3-4 Baldwin 0-0-1/4-1 Dugger 2-2-0/2-6. TOTALS 14-5-13/29-46.

Mikayla Akers led West Union with 13 points in the Lady Dragons’ 46-34 loss to Blanchester on Jan. 4.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Akers.jpgMikayla Akers led West Union with 13 points in the Lady Dragons’ 46-34 loss to Blanchester on Jan. 4. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

By Mark Huber

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