Photo of the week

Here I will post every Monday my favorite photo that I’ve taken in the last week.

Oct. 15, 2018


From left Kierra Wendel (13), Whitley Rammel (23) and Cassidy Martin (20), of Fort Recovery High School, celebrate the match-clinching point against the second-ranked and defending Division IV state champion New Bremen Cardinals on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at Fort Site Fieldhouse in Fort Recovery, Ohio. The third-ranked Indians swept the Cardinals to remain in first place in the Midwest Athletic Conference.

Oct. 8, 2018


Ian McCombs, left, of Jay County High School, lays out after being contacted in the head by Yorktown goalkeeper Hudson Bouw (0) as Bouw punched away a ball headed toward the goal during the second half of the Class 2A Sectional 24 opener on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at Eastbrook High School in Marion. Jay County lost 1-0, marking the fourth straight year its season ended with a sectional loss to Yorktown. 

Oct. 1, 2018

10-1 potw

Reid Claycomb (center in blue) and Joey Hall sprint toward the finish line as their classmates cheer them on during an impromptu competition at Jay County High School’s annual Spirit Night class competitions as part of homecoming week on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Harold E. Schutz Stadium at Jay County High School in Portland, Indiana.

Sept. 24, 2018

9-24 potw

South Adams High School sophomore Nick Miller drags Adams Central quarterback Parker Bates to the dirt for a sack and a 14-yard loss on the final play of the second quarter Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Starfire Field at South Adams High School in Berne, Indiana. South Adams, which is sixth in Class A, fell to the third-ranked Jets, 49-12.

Sept. 17, 2018


Jay County High School senior Hannah Phillips makes contact with the ball for a header during the first half against Class 2A Bellmont on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at JCHS in Portland, Indiana. The Patriots lost, 10-3.

Sept. 10, 2018

crosby potw

Crosby Heniser, a Jay County High School freshman, hits a backhanded shot during his No. 3 singles match against Tanner Cooley of Bluffton on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at JCHS in Portland, Indiana. Hensier and the Patriots had their match postponed because of rain, and it will be made up at a later date.

Sept. 3, 2018

9-3 POTW

Cristian Merentes, center, a Jay County High School freshman, tries to play a high ball at the top of the 18-yard box between Norwell’s Joshua Scott (22) and Kade Zadylak (4) during the second half Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at JCHS in Portland, Indiana. Merentes had the Patriots’ lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the Knights.

Aug. 27, 2018


The moon rises in a cloudless sky during a girls soccer match between the Celina Bulldogs and Jay County Patriots on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at Celina Middle School in Celina, Ohio. The host Bulldogs won, 8-1.

Aug. 20, 2018

8-20 POTW

Gabe Faulkner (2), a Jay County High School senior, runs back to the sideline in jubilation as the line judge (left) signals a go-ahead two-point conversion by Michael Schlechty is good during the waning moments of the JCHS football team’s 22-21 victory over the Blackford Bruins on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Blackford High School in Hartford City, Indiana.

Aug. 13, 2018

POTW 8-13

Jay County High School senior Ryan Schlechty makes contact in the backfield with Corey Miller of the Bellmont Braves during a scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at JCHS in Portland, Indiana. Schlechty and the Patriots open the 2018 campaign on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Hartford City, Indiana, against the Blackford Bruins.

Oct. 23, 2017

10-23 JC celebration

Jay County High School seniors Noah Hummel (24) and Cole Stigleman (2) celebrate after the Patriots’ 22-21 win over the Logansport Berries in the Class 4A Sectional 20 quarterfinal on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Harold E. Schutz Stadium in Portland, Indiana. It was the Patriots’ first opportunity to celebrate following a sectional win in a while, as the last JCHS postseason victory came in 2013.

Oct. 16, 2017

10-16 fugiett

Sophia Fugiett (131), a Jay County High School freshman, runs after the first mile during the IHSAA cross country regional meet on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Muncie Sportsplex in Muncie, Indiana. Fugiett finished 10th to qualify for the semi-state meet Oct. 21 at IPFW in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Oct. 9, 2017

10-9 photo of the week

Daniel Fugiett, left, a Jay County High School junior, buries his heads in his hands as the Yorktown Tigers celebrate their eventual game-winning goal with 12.5 seconds left in an opening-round game of the Class 2A Sectional 24 tournament Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at New Castle High School in New Castle, Indiana. The Patriots lost 1-0, marking an end to their season.

Oct. 2, 2017


Drake Deitsch of South Adams High School reaches back in an attempt to grab a fumble he lost on a carry during the first quarter against the Jay County Patriots on Friday, Sept, 29, 2017, at SAHS in Berne, Indiana. Deitsch lost the fumble on the play — one of three lost fumbles for the South Adams — but the Starfires won 45-28.

Sept. 25, 2017


University of Saint Francis senior nose tackle Eric Hemmelgarn wraps his left arm around Saint Xavier University quarterback Alex Martinez on his way to a sack during the first quarter on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Hemmelgarn, a 2014 Jay County High School graduate, had two tackles and 1.5 sacks as the NAIA No. 1 and defending national champion USF Cougars defeated the No. 11 SXU Cougars 48-23.

Sept. 18, 2017


Chloe Trissel (top), a Jay County High School senior, reaches to make a play on a ball as she tries to avoid contact with teammate Kailee Denney during the first set against the Adams Central Flying Jets on Tuesday, Sept. 12,2017, at Jay County High School in Portland, Indiana. Trissel, Denney and the Patriots swept the Jets, 25-12, 25-11, 25-22, moving to 3-0 in Allen County Athletic Conference play.

Sept. 11, 2017

9-8 JC soccer 1

Jay County High School Patriot senior Angel Perez grimaces as he heads the ball as Peyton Smith (6) of the Blackford Bruins tries to defend him during the first half of their game Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Jay County High School in Portland, Indiana. The Patriots had their 2-1 halftime lead stand in a victory over the Bruins.

Sept. 4, 2017

(the following photograph was awarded first place for ‘best sports photo’ in the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors contest, May 2018)

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Jay County High School junior Michael Schlechty leaps toward the end zone during the second quarter against the Southern Wells Raiders on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Poneto, Indiana. Schlechty fell just shy of the goal line on the play, but later punched it in for one of his three total touchdowns as Jay County blasted the Raiders, 49-0.

Aug. 28, 2017

Jay County High School Patriot senior Collin Haines hits Delta Eagle quarterback Zach Garner moments after he throws a pass during the second quarter Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at Delta High School in rural Muncie. The Patriots lost 28-19, their closest margin of defeat to the Eagles in almost two decades.

Aug. 21, 2017


Lucy Laux, a Jay County High School Patriot senior, tries to get a foot on the ball following a corner kick as Mackenzie Henry (5) of the Richmond Red Devils defends during the first half of their game Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at JCHS in Portland, Indiana. Laux had two goals and an assist as the Patriots defeated the Red Devils 6-2 in the season opener for both teams.

Aug. 14, 2017

8-14 photo of week

Fort Recovery High School defenders Robby LeFevre, left, and Riley Post, team to tackle an Indian Lake receiver during a scrimmage Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Barrenbrugge Athletic Park at Fort Recovery High School in Fort Recovery, Ohio. It was the first of two scrimmages for FRHS, which opens its season at home against Lehman Catholic on Aug. 25, 2017.



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