Habitat begins work on McKinley House PDF Print E-mail

Habitat for Humanity of Washington County recently purchased land at 4400 Eastern School Road in anticipation of building a home for Brian and Jennifer McKinley there. The foundation has been laid and the house was delivered Friday, August 26, 2011.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 09:06
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EWMS eighth-graders beat Salem, seventh-grade Musketeers fall PDF Print E-mail

County rivals run deep and they start as kids play one another in the various youth sports leagues. Those rivals intensify as kids get older and move up to the organized school teams.
Two of those rivals, Salem and East Washington middle schools squared off last Thursday at the Paul A. Graves Athletic field.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 09:07
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Orman, Spengler back in court PDF Print E-mail

Timothy Orman, Jr. and Tammy Spengler were back in court last Thursday for a pre-trail conference.
Both Orman and Spangler are facing charges in the double murder of  Timothy M. Orman, Salem and Roy L. Orman, 48, Salem.    

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 09:05
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Lions end 12-game skid PDF Print E-mail

The outcome of Friday night’s football game between the Salem Lions and the Silver Creek Dragons meant a lot to both teams. This is Silver Creek’s first season as a varsity football team and Salem’s first season with Head Coach Mo Moriarity. Both were hungry for a win.
Fortunately for the Lions, they came out on top beating the Dragons with a score of 45-27.
The game was originally set to be played at Silver Creek, but was moved to Salem when the Dragons had problems with their football field.
After playing away last week, Salem was happy to have the home field advantage.
“You always want to play at home!” said Moriarity, adding that Salem lucked out that Silver Creek’s field wasn’t ready. “It was definitely a plus for us.”
Friday’s win broke a 12-game losing streak, which the coach pointed out was a big morale booster for the team.
“They were really excited,” said Moriarity. “They went through a tough year last year not winning any games. They are a really young team and I think the win, from a mental aspect, did a lot.”
The Lions put their first points on the board shortly after the start of the game, missing the extra point. Silver Creek answered by running back the Lion kick off and scoring just 14 seconds later, leaving the score at 6 to 6.
The two teams held each other on the next couple of possessions until Silver Creek grabbed another 8 points with a two point conversion with 2:40 left in the first quarter.
SHS freshman Logan Harding made a few good runs before a penalty was called against the Dragons. With 33 seconds left, the Lions scored and made the extra point ending the first quarter with Silver Creek up, 14 to 13.
Silver Creek was the first to put more points on the board in the second quarter after a near interception by the Lions. Late in the second quarter the Lions were able to answer leaving the score at 21 to 19 at the end of the half, with the Dragons in the lead.
Salem scored two more times in the third quarter, missing the extra points both times, bringing the score 31 to 21. With five minutes left in the quarter, the Lions intercepted the ball and was able to score one more time, getting a two-point conversion with Senior Devan Jerrell, putting the score at 39 – 21 heading into the final 12 minutes of play.
Both teams scored one more time, both missing the extra points for a final score of 45-27.
“We made a lot of improvements,” said Moriarity when comparing the win to the previous week’s loss at Paoli.
“We had a good week of practice. They came back and worked hard and improved in every area.”
He said the team was down by 2 at the half and came back to win by three touch downs, which he was very proud of, adding that they have been training hard and it showed in the second half.
Freshman Logan Harding, Senior Devan Jerrell, Sophomore Andrew Maudlin, Senior Zach Payne and Junior Klayton Dougherty were all players who stood out in the coach’s mind as really stepping up and making some key plays throughout the night.
“I told the guys we had a lot of good plays with a lot of good players and that’s how you win football games.”
The Lions will host North Harrison Friday night at 7 p.m.

 
TD with six seconds remaining lifts WW PDF Print E-mail

A hour and a half bus ride against a team ranked in the top 10 in Kentucky’s Class 2A poll didn’t seem to phase West Washington as they traveled to Louisville to play Christian Academy.
The Senators went in, handled business and scored with six seconds remaining giving the team their first win of the season, 35-27.
“We turned a 180 (from the opener against Eastern),” said Head Coach Phillip Bowsman. “It was a great game. It was a lot of fun, but I wouldn’t want it that close every week.
“. . . We prepared and were focused and our execution on game night was tremendous,” Bowsman said.
Part of that execution is credited to quarterback Zach Trueblood who connected with Chad Thompson for four touchdowns.
Thompson’s 11 receptions tied a school record. He had three touches against Eastern and all of them were for pretty big yardage.
Bowsman said after the Eastern game he realized he had to do more to get Thompson involved and the second part of that was Trueblood feeding the hot player.
“There are a lot of things we can do formationally that can get Chad in the mix of things,” he said. “We needed to do that and Zach saw that it’s like basketball. When some one keeps making the shots, you keep getting them the ball. I think Zach saw that and keep getting the ball to Chad.”
Bowsman said even though his team gave up 27 points, two of those game on big plays and another was a rushing touchdown where his team was out of position.
On defense, sophomore Sean Keller, who transferred from Eastern, played his first game as a Senator and made his presences felt immediately.
Bowsman said Kellar had 11 tackles and led the team in WW’s defensive scoring system.
“Kellar had 35 points and the next closest player had 22,” he said.    
The Senators improved to 1-1 with win and will get their first taste of home cooking Friday when they host Springs Valley.
Bowsman said that will be another tough one.
“They are strong,” he said. “They are going to line up and come right at us. They will go double tight and run T, and they run an I-wing back field. They do a lot of power running and play-action passing.”
The game will get underway at 7:30 p.m.    

EHS tennis splits   
The Eastern High School boys’ tennis team split a pair of matches last week. They defeated Clarksville Wednesday, but lost to New Albany Thursday.
In the win against the Generals, Drew Logue lost his number one singles match 6-0, 6-2.
At number two singles, Matt Pickerill lost 6-0, 6-1.
Alex Doebler won 6-1, 6-0 in number three singles.
In number one doubles, Jordan Gray and Clayton Marshall won 6-4, 6-3.
The Musketeers number two doubles won Terry Chism and Nicholas Hobson won in a forfeit.
Eastern played two junior varsity matches.
Matt Quillen won 6-2 and Scott Sapp won 6-3.
EHS didn’t win any against New Albany.
Logue, Pickerill and Doebler lost in singles.
Gray and Marshall fell in number one singles and Chism and Hobson lost in number two doubles.
Sapp and Quillen lost at junior varsity doubles 8-0.
Eastern has three matches this week. They played Corydon Monday, Austin Tuesday and will play Henryville Thursday.

EHS VB loses to PHS
Coming off the heels of their fourth consecutive county championship in a row, the EHS volleyball team hosted Providence on Wednesday, Aug. 24.
The Lady Musketeers battled in the first came, but was eventually swept by the Lady Pioneers, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19.
“The girls are continuing to improve with each game and practice,” said Co-Head Coach Casey Gamero. “Jocelyn Mousty is getting her timing down with attacks and contributed seven kills and numerous blocks.”
Krista Roberts lead the team with 12 kills. 
“We have worked on running a more balanced offense,” Gamero said. “Everyone contributed in the kill category this match.  They would adjust to our outsides so Emily would run some quick sets in the middle which paid off.”
Kayla Beach had four kills in a row.
“Our passing and defense has seen the most improvement but is still work in progress,” Gamero said.  “It took the team longer than I would have liked to adjust to their offense.  We prepared for it in practice but it still took some time to adjust.”
Nikki Nale led the team in digs.

 
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