Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances

Eastern golf fifth, Ripley eighth after SHAC Tournament’s first day

Day one of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference golf championship is in the books and a pair of local teams have some work to do.

Buckeye Hills Golf Course hosted the first day of the tournament and West Union jumped out to a large lead. The Dragons, led by medalist Eli Fuller’s 39, lead North Adams by 13 strokes and Fairfield by 28.

Lynchburg sits just three strokes behind Fairfield while Eastern Brown sits in fifth place, 38 strokes behind West Union.

Jordan Johnson led the Warriors, carding a 40. The score tied Johnson with Lynchburg’s Zach Blankenship in the individual standings, one stroke ahead of another West Union Dragon, Craig Horton.

Ripley was paced, as they normally are, by Dylan Phillips. Phillips shot a 42 for the Blue Jays, placing him in a three-way tie for fifth in the individual standings with West Union’s Elijah McCarty and a pair of North Adams Devils, Patrick England and Bryant Lung.

Blake Rigdon shot a 50 for the Warriors, placing him in a tie for 17th with Manchester’s Dylan Colvin. Ripley’s second-lowest score came courtesy of Scottie Ott, who carded a 59 to draw even with Manchester’s Logan Hayslip.

Day two of the SHAC Tournament took place Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Adams County Country Club. Unfortunately, those results were not available before press time. Day three of the tournament is Tuesday, Sept. 22, at White Oak Golf Course.

Eastern’s Jordan Johnson finished just one stroke off the individual lead after the first round of the SHAC Boys Golf Tournament, played on Sept. 15 at Buckeye Hills.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Johnson.jpgEastern’s Jordan Johnson finished just one stroke off the individual lead after the first round of the SHAC Boys Golf Tournament, played on Sept. 15 at Buckeye Hills. Mark Carpenter | News Democrat

By Garth Shanklin

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