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

West Union hosts Junior High Invitational Meet

By Mark Carpenter – People’s Defender

On Friday, April 15, the West Union Track and field program hosted their annual Junior High Invitational Meet with 12 teams from southeast Ohio competing. The host Dragons were joined by two teams from Fairfield, Fairfield A and Fairfield B, Eastern Brown, Hillsboro, Peebles, Lynchburg, Whiteoak, Ripley, Paint Valley, Piketon, and North Adams. Fairfield A was the winner in the overall girls team standings with Paint Valley taking the boys title.

The following are competitors from the Adams County schools who placed high enough in their particular events to earn points for their team totals (first place winners in bold):

Boys Discus: R.D. Ruggles (NAJH), Second Place

Girls Shot Put: Harley Steed (PJH), Second Place; Hope Brown (PJH), Fourth Place

Boys Shot Put: R.D. Ruggles (NAJH), Sixth Place

Girls Long Jump: Jaisyra White (WUJH), Fifth Place

Boys Long Jump: Colt Parker (WUJH), Sixth Place

West Union hosted their annual Junior High Invitational track meet on April 15 and this young Dragon prepares for his throw in the Shot Put competition. Photo by Jamie Puckett.
West Union hosted their annual Junior High Invitational track meet on April 15 and this young Dragon prepares for his throw in the Shot Put competition. Photo by Jamie Puckett.

Boys High Jump: Colt Parker (WUJH), Fourth Place

Girls 100 M Hurdles: Kierra Stone (PJH), Second Place

Boys 100 M Hurdles: Brandon Figgins (NAJH), Second Place

Girls 100 M Dash: Molly Fuller (WUJH), Second Place; Alisan Behr (PJH), Fifth Place; Lilly Gray (PJH), Sixth Place

Girls 1600 M Run: Alisan Behr (PJH), Fourth Place; Katrina Boldman (WUJH), Fifth Place

Boys 1600 M Run: Gabe Chamblin (WUJH), Fourth Place

Girls 4 x 100 Relay: Peebles, First Place; West Union, Third Place

Girls 4 x 200 Relay: West Union, Second Place; Peebles, Fifth Place

Boys 4 x 200 Relay: Peebles, Fifth Place

Girls 400 M Dash: Kierra Stone (PJH) First Place

Boys 400 M Dash: Steven Runyan (WUJH), Sixth Place

Girls 200 M Hurdles: Jaisyra White (WUJH), First Place

Boys 200 M Hurdles: Taylor Ewing (PJH), Sixth Place

Girls 200 M Dash: Kristen Bradford (PJH), Fifth Place

Boys 200 M Dash: Brandon Figgins (NAJH), Third Place

Girls 4 x 400 Relay: Peebles, Fourth Place

Boys 4 x 400 Relay: West Union, Second Place

Final Girls Team Standings: Fairfield A 107, Eastern Brown 69.5, Hillsboro 65, Peebles 56, Lynchburg 54, Whiteoak 36.5, West Union 35, Ripley 4, Paint Valley 2, Piketon 1, Fairfield B 1

Final Boys Team Standings: Paint Valley 82, Eastern Brown 81, Piketon 76, Fairfield A 40, Whiteoak 34, Lynchburg 30, Hillsboro 29, North Adams 23, West Union 18, Ripley 14.5, Peebles 2.5, Fairfield B 1

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