By MIKE BURRIS
The Adrian Blackhawks hosted the #4 ranked team in the Class 1 football this past week when the Cass Midway Vikings came to town. For Adrian to win they needed to have a dry field, flawless play and a little bit of lucky calls. They did not get any of that and fell to the Vikings 21-0. Play was halted right after kickoff when lightning in the area signaled a storm rolling in. After a two hour weather delay the players took the field and the fans filled the stands to enjoy a pretty good night for football.
The Adrian Lady Blackhawks varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams opened their season Tuesday, September 2 on the road as they traveled to Crest Ridge. In varsity action the Lady Blackhawks defeated the Lady Cougars 27-25, 24-26, 25-18. The Junior Varsity was defeated in two very close games, 20-25, 23-25.
Thursday, September 4 was the Lady Blackhawks’ home opener against Windsor. Adrian’s varsity defeated Windsor in two, 25-13, 25-18. In JV action, Adrian was defeated in two, 19-25, 20-25.
The Adrian Lady Blackhawks varsity volleyball team participated in the Holden Tournament on Saturday, September 6. Adrian defeated Van Horn 25-18, 25-18 and Boonville defeated Adrian 18-25, 19-25. Coach Megan Johnson commented on the team’s play during the tournament, “The girls played well as a team and our passing was good overall. We saw bigger schools and defeated/stayed right with, which should give the girls confidence because they now know that they can compete. We split with Holden and it was one of the best matches I’ve seen the girls play.
Frank Newton Urban, age 81 of Adrian, Missouri died Thursday, September 4, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born August 24, 1933 to George Henry and Frances Boyle Urban in Sylvan Grove, Kansas.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Eldon Allen officiating. Burial in Sylvan Grove Cemetery in Sylvan Grove, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Wounded Warriors.
Linda Lee (Fritts) Barnhill, age 64 of Harrisonville, Missouri died Thursday, September 4, 2014 at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. She was born August 21, 1950 to Leroy Henry and Dona LoRee Myers Fritts in Hays, Kansas.
Memorial services were Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Linda Case officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions to D.A.V. or American Cancer Society.