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New era, same tradition

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Matt Cochran takes the field for the first time as the Adrian Blackhawks Head Football Coach
By MIKE BURRIS

The Adrian Blackhawks football team entered a new era at 12:01am Monday, August 4th when the team opened the season under the leadership of new Head Coach Matt Cochran. Cochran takes over a program led by legendary Coach George Bruto, who was the Head Coach the previous 27 seasons. Although the face of Blackhawk football is changing, the dedication to the development of character among the players will still be present.

Blackhawks back in action!

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Football: At 12:01am on Monday, August 4, the Adrian Blackhawks varsity football team began practicing for the 2014 season. Pictured, Offensive Coordinator Matt Davis works with the offensive linemen.

Volleyball: With coaches Kelsi Robards and Megan Johnson, the Lady Blackhawks high school volleyball team began practice for the 2014 season at 12:01am on Monday, August 4.

Cheerleaders: With new coaches Gwen Ford and Lesli Lame, the Adrian Blackhawks cheerleaders began practicing cheers and a dance routine last week.

Two Blackhawks represent Adrian in 38th Annual Missouri Lions All-Star Football Game

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By MIKE BURRIS

The Adrian Blackhawks were represented in the Missouri Lions 38th Annual All-Star Football Game by Christian Graham and Austin Williams.   The game was played July 19th on Kennedy Field at the University of Central Missouri’s Walton Stadium in Warrensburg, MO. Both players saw extensive playing time, showing their versatility by lining up on both sides of the ball.

South 71 All Stars

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After a great deal of consideration, Adrian 5th & 6th Grade Baseball Coach Mike Burris selected three players for the South 71 All-Star team. Representing the Blackhawks at the All-Star game in Archie on Saturday, July 12, were: Drew Burris, Gaven Hale and Kellen Preston. During the regular season, each all-star showed exemplary teamwork and sportsmanship.

Lions Big Bang winner

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Caleb Douty, Adrian, was the grand prize winner of the Adrian Lions Club Big Bang Fireworks give away. The drawing was held Friday, July 4th at 2:00. Pictured with Caleb, left, is friend DJ Warden.

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