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ACHS academic team shines at region

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It’s another year, another run at a state title for the Adair County High School academic team. 

The Brett Reliford-coached squad lived up to its reputation as a team to be reckoned with last weekend at the Governor’s Cup Regional Championship, held Saturday, Feb. 19 in Bowling Green. 

In team events, Adair earned second place overall in the Future Problem Solving competition, securing another trip to the state championship for the perennial contenders. The spotlight should not be too bright for the young competitors, especially the returners from last year’s squad that advanced all the way to the World Championships.

Team members competing in FPS were Amber Loy, Abby Claywell, Caylin Coffman, and Ada Gass. 

Bailey Watts and Ronan Flaherty also represented the team at region in individual competition, along with Joseph Kotter in the Quick Recall team competition. Watts fought hard in her Language Arts and Arts and Humanities events, finishing just one spot away from double-qualifying for state as a freshman. Watts finished a close sixth in both events.

The A-Team, whose winning tradition is now stretching into its second decade, will compete for the state championships March 19-21 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. 

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Wes Feese is one of this company's owners and founders. He has previously worked as an editor, news reporter, sportswriter, photographer, and freelance contributor for newspapers across central Kentucky. He grew up in the Egypt community of Adair County and is a graduate of Adair County High School and Lindsey Wilson College.