Pictured (left to right) are Strader, Tran, Barnette, Murphy, and King. Front Kobe, Ryan, Kaitlyn, Matty and Bear.
U.S.A. Martial Arts Group at Nationals
Members of the U S A Martial Arts Training Center in Weston traveled to St. Albans to participate in the U S A Martial Arts Federation National Championships. The one day event featured competition in Form, Weaponry and Fighting. "Our Team placed 2nd in overall team competition." Stated Instructors William King and Marcus Strader who spent weeks on their students' preparation.
All members medaled in one or more events. In competition, Cole Murphy placed 1st in Weaponry and Kobe Strader placed 2nd in Form and 4th in Fighting. Kaitlyn Strader placed 1st in Fighting, 2nd in Form and 3rd in Weaponry. Matt Barnette captured 1st in both Form and in Fighting, while Tai Tran placed 1st in Weapons, 3rd in Form, and 3rd in Fighting. Matty Arbogast placed 1st in both Weapons and Forms while his brother Bear Arbogast placed 4th in Weapons and in Form. Ryan Hamner captured 1st in Fighting, 2nd in Weapons, and 2nd in Forms and Greg Phillips won 1st in Form and 2nd in Weapons.
Savannah Chapman, a senior for the Lewis County Maids soccer team was named to the All Big Ten Second Team for her play during the 2015 season. (All soccer pictures were provided by Sam Santilli Photography of Philippi)
Riley Gunter, a senior for the Lewis County Minutemen Soccer team was named to the All Big Ten Second Team for his play during the 2015 season. (All soccer pictures were provided by Sam Santilli Photography of Philippi)
Brooklyn Perkey, a senior for the Lewis County Maids Soccer team was named to the All Big Ten Conference Team and the Class AAA Second Team for her play in the 2015 season. Perkey also picked the honors for the Midfielder of the Year in the Big Ten Conference.
Nathan Louk, a senior for the Lewis County Minutemen soccer team was named to All Big Ten Second Team for his play during the 2015 season. (All soccer pictures were provided by Sam Santilli Photography of Philippi)
Sierra Hardy, a senior for the Lewis County Maids Soccer team was named to All Big Ten Conference First Team and Honorable Mention Class AAA Team for her play during the 2015 season.
Taylor Kennedy, a senior for the Lewis County Maids Soccer Team was named to the All Big Ten Conference First Team and Class AAA Honorable Mention for her play during the 2105 season.
After the most successful season in Lewis County Maids soccer history four members of the history making season have received post season honors for their play during the 2015 season.
Three Maids players were named to the All Big Ten Conference First Team while the fourth was named to the Second Team. Taylor Kennedy, Brooklyn Perkey and Sierra Hardy all landed spots on the First Team while Savannah Chapman received Second Team honors. Perkey also picked up some extra hardware when she was named the Midfielder of the Year in the Big Ten Conference for the 2015 season.
Three of the young ladies were also named on the Class AAA All State teams. Perkey was named to the Second Team while Hardy and Kennedy made the squad on the Honorable Mention list. All four girls are seniors at Lewis County High School and were members of the Lewis County Minutemaids that accomplished several firsts for the local program. The Maids soccer team captured the first ever Sectional and Regional Championships in Lewis County High School history in girls soccer. The Maids also made their first ever State playoff appearance in school history.
The Maids would play a hard fought first round game against a strong Winfield team that had captured four straight state titles coming into this season. The Maids were tied with the Generals late into the second half only to see Winfield score late goals to claim a 3-1 victory and end the dream season for Lewis County.
The Maids finished the campaign with an overall 13-3-3 record while achieving historical firsts along the way.
Two Lewis County Minutemen soccer players both Seniors landed spots on the All Big Ten Teams for the 2015 season.
Riley Gunter and Nathan Louk both were named on the All Big Ten Second Team for their play in the 2015 season.
Congratulations to all of the student athletes on their awards and continued success in both the classroom and on the athletic field.
Robert Bland finished the season with a 6-3 mark on the season. Matt Gillespie was the head coach for the Patriots during the 2015 season. He was assisted by Scott Walker and Chris White.
Score By Quarters
Robert Bland 8 0 0 12 - 20
Bridgeport 8 14 12 0 - 34
Rushing: Robert Bland: Ryan Smith 7-126; Jacob Heater 14-24; Totals 21-150
Passing: Jacob Heater 3 of 5 for 49 yards with 1 touchdown
Receiving: Robert Bland: Chase Beam 2-1; Ryan Smith 1-38
Defensive Statistics: Dylan Wright 6 tackles; 3 assists; 7.5 total; 1 tackle for loss, Jared Griffith - 1 tackle, 0 assists, 1 total; Jacob Heater - 5 tackles; 2 assists, 6 total; Kyle Gannon 1 tackle, 1 assist, 1.5 total; Ryan Smith 1 tackle, 1 assist, 1.5 total; Chase Beam 6 tackles; 5 assists, 8.5 total, 1 tackle for loss; Seth Carpenter - 1 tackle, 2 assists, 2 total; Nic Kuhn 8 tackles, 6 assists, 11 total; 1 tackle for loss; Trenton Heath - 0 tackles, 1 assist, .5 total; Jordan Gay 3 tackles, 7 assists, 6.5 total; Jor Spray III - 4 tackles, 6 assists, 7 total; Bryson Grennlief - 1 tackle, 2 assists, 2 total.