Four charged in overdose death Underage felonies strain county system Fayetteville looks forward to 2018 celebration Russellville council discusses underground tanks in village Marilyn A Wren Larry E Carter Virginia L McQuitty Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Hundreds of Narcan doses used in 2016 Heavy weekend rain causes flooding and damaged roads Child Focus hosts Chamber of Commerce meeting Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher 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

Local tennis squads hit the court for sectional play

Local girls’ tennis players hit the court for sectional tournament play last week.

Bethel, Felicity and Western Brown sent representatives west to Mason for their matches.

Kara Partin, Tori Burkitt and Alyssa Barnhouse represented the Lady Tigers in the Division II sectional held at the Lindner Tennis Center. Partin lost her match to CNE’s Chandra Griffs 6-1, 6-1 while Burkitt fell to Batavia’s Olivia Moon, who earned the fourth overall seed in the bracket.

Barnhouse had to play her way into the 32-player field with a match against Blanchester’s Sarah Haines. The Lady Tiger knocked off Haines 7-6 (4), 6-3 to advance to a match with Felicity’s Jalyn Clark. Barnhouse knocked Clark out of the tournament by another 7-6 (4), 6-3 decision, but she herself was eliminated one round later by the third-seeded Kay Daly from McNicholas. Daly would go on to win the sectional championship.

In addition to Clark, Felicity also sent Sydney Stamper to Mason. Stamper fell in her first match of sectional play to another McNicholas Rocket. Sally Daoud won her first match against New Richmond’s Madeline Walls 6-0, 6-0 and advanced past Stamper 6-0, 6-2.

In doubles play, Clark and teammate Davenport teamed up to beat Bethel’s Webster/Barnes duo 0-6, 6-4, 6-0. They were eliminated in the next round, yet again, by the Rockets 7-5, 6-3.

Cadigen/Blake also fell in the first round for the Lady Cardinals, dropping a 6-0, 6-0 match to a pair of CNE Rockets.

Bethel’s Martin/Clark also fell in the first round of doubles play, dropping a 6-0, 6-3 decision to Goshen’s Salmons/Middick.

Western Brown’s sectional matches took place at Mason Middle School, where sophomore Becca Carroll earned a match against top-seeded Alexa Abele from Sycamore High School. Carroll was scheduled to take on Glen Este’s Sarah Kersies in a play-in match, but Kersies withdrew. Carroll lost to Abele 6-0, 6-0. Abele would go on to win the sectional title, losing just five games the entire tournament.

Teammate K.K. Massey drew Ursuline’s Rashimi Rege for her first-round match, but like Carroll, she fell 6-1, 6-1. Kasi Boyd withdrew from her match against Loveland’s Becca Antrim.

The Broncos had a bit more success in double’s play. Jazmyn Pierce and Nena Taylor teamed up to knock off Little Miami’s Brooke Davis and Isabella Hardesty in their first-round match. They would fall to Milford in the next round, however.

Hailey Bradshaw and Kasey Fox rallied after losing the first set to Little Miami’s Laura Griggs and Liezl Romero 6-1 to take a three-set victory, but the duo fell to Ursuline’s Jenny Duma and Gabriella O’Connor, who would finish second after losing the final match.

Broncos, Cardinals and Tigers all head to Mason

By Garth Shanklin

gshanklin@civitasmedia.com

Reach Garth Shanklin at 937-378-6161 or gshanklin@civitasmedia.com.

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