One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic Indians bounce back with 67-59 win over East OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation approved for 2017 At the buzzer, Rothwell gives Dragons an overtime win Greyhounds fall to Portsmouth Lady Indians roll past West Union 80-29 From Division II to the Senior Bowl COSI On Wheels visits West Union Elementary News from the Peebles PTO NAJH Basketball hosting ‘Play For The Cure’ Jan. 28 North Adams Elementary recognizes Students and Staff Members of the Month for December Honoring a coaching legend Benefit will assist double-lung transplant patient Peebles to be featured in new documentary Cleaning the stables-the worst job on the farm Wenstrup reselected to serve on House Intelligence Committee Venture Hawks and Sheriff’s Department square off on Feb. 12 Cecil R Dupree Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week Star Wars costume exhibition coming to Museum Center

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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