Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown County communities for economic growth Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter/DAR looking for new members Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Narcan use becoming a source of debate nationwide Rick Eagan Memorial 5K, Saturday, May 20 Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor RHS students experience mock accident caused by drinking and driving Ripley Council discusses new Lidar system during April 25 session Warriors claim SHAC Div. I title in ‘run rule’ fashion Vilvens’ grand slam caps off Lady Rockets’ win over G’town Rockets lead SHAC Div. II at 9-4 WBHS dedicates new softball press box Rodney E Berry Erma D Painter Alma Cordes Ronald D Latham Economic development project planned Gerald P Morel Lady Broncos capture softball program’s 5th straight SBAAC American Division title Warriors on top in SHAC Division I standings Lady Broncos take first in Western Brown Track Invite Rockets leading way in SHAC Div. II James E Newman Paul E Funk Alan Hanselman Robert V Nash III Frances L Poole Minnie E Fisher Donovan M Pope Irvin E Stiens Myrtle L Lane Ralph L Davidson August J Pace Carl R Brown Phyllis J Beard Lady G-Men complete sweep of Tigers in SBAAC Nat’l Division G-Men pluck Cardinals, 6-4 Warriors climb to 4-1 in SHAC with victory over North Adams Broncos rally in 7th for 5-4 win over Batavia Blue Jays still in search of first win Annual meeting of John P. Parker Historical Society April 23 Boy Scout Eagle project underway at Ripley Library National Arbor Day event set for April 28 Higginsport enforcing speed with camera RULH Alumni dinner to be held on May 20th Joseph G Bennington Rockets fall to 4-1 in SHAC with loss to North Adams Bronco tennis team tops Bethel-Tate, 5-0 Lady G-Men rise to 7-4 with win at Goshen Lady Broncos’ big bats hammer out 11-0 win over Batavia G-Men showing improvement Keith Shouse Diane L Steele August Hensley Louise R Murrell 5th Annual Rick Eagan Memorial 5K Run/Walk coming up in May Birds of Prey Grant Days 2017 attractions John H Young II Sally A Gibson Barbara Burris Mary Ann Napier Martha L Newland Marlene Thompson Patricia A Firrell Kellie J Berry Mt. Orab, Hamersville students take part in ‘Hoops for Heart’ Eastern players take part in District 14 All-Star Games RULH Middle School bans cell phones Ripley Painters Spring Show April 7-9

Six seniors hit the hardwood for Rockets

This year’s Fayetteville-Perry varsity boys basketball team consists of, front row, from the left, head coach Jason Iles, Max Lanham, Colin Connor, Bowen Doane, Nic Ball, Christopher Murphy, Clay Davis, and assistant coach Rusty McCulley; back row, assistant coach Eric Schaefer, Tay Call, Tyler Kingus, Garhett Thompson, CJ McCulley, Malachi Shelton, Zak Smyth, Luke Wiederhold, Caleb Evans, and assistant coach Miah Call.
This year’s Fayetteville-Perry varsity boys basketball team consists of, front row, from the left, head coach Jason Iles, Max Lanham, Colin Connor, Bowen Doane, Nic Ball, Christopher Murphy, Clay Davis, and assistant coach Rusty McCulley; back row, assistant coach Eric Schaefer, Tay Call, Tyler Kingus, Garhett Thompson, CJ McCulley, Malachi Shelton, Zak Smyth, Luke Wiederhold, Caleb Evans, and assistant coach Miah Call.

Jason Iles takes over as FPHS varsity boys’ head coach –

By Wade Linville –

Expectations are running high for this year’s Fayetteville-Perry Rockets as the varsity boys basketball program brings six seniors to the hardwood while under the leadership of first-year varsity head coach Jason Iles  who served as an assistant coach and junior varsity coach of the program over the past three years under his uncle and former varsity head coach, Darryl Iles.
Among the key players on the return for the Rockets this season is senior guard Max Lanham who led the team in scoring as a junior last year with an average of 15.9 points per game.
Also on the return for the Rockets is senior point guard Nic Ball, a third-year varsity point guard who averaged five points and 2.2 assists per game last season.
Other seniors taking the court for the Rockets this season include 5’11” forward Tay Call, 6’3″ postman Caleb Evans, Garhett Thompson (6’1″), and Tyler Kingus (5’11”).
Evans returns with a bit of varsity experience, averaging 1.3 points and one rebound per game coming off the bench last season.
The Rockets are also equipped with some size and talent in the junior class with 5’10” guard Colin Connor, 6’5″ postman Zak Smyth, 6’4″ postman Malachi Shelton, 6’3″ postman Luke Wiederhold, and Clay Davis (6’0″) appearing on the varsity roster.
Smyth averaged four points and 4.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season, a player who has worked hard in the offseason to improve his game.
“There’s not a kid on the team who had a better summer than Zak (Smyth). He put in the most work,” said Iles. “Luke Wiederhold has also been working hard. He had some good minutes on varsity and, for a big man, he has really quick feet.”
This year’s Rocket varsity basketball roster also includes sophomores Bowen Doane (5’11”), and CJ McCulley (6’4″), as well as freshman Christopher Murphy (5’9″).
“I expect good things,” Iles said of his expectations for the 2016-17 season. “We have a good core and I think we will be one of the deeper teams in the league. We’ve got size and we’ve got some good guards. We have a lot of tools to work with. I’m excited.”

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