Lady Indians go down in straight sets to Valley in sectional play Manchester hosts the inaugural Southern Ohio Cheer Challenge NAHS girls claim soccer sectional title Seas siblings are SHAC Cross-Country champions Lady Devils will collect fourth consecutive SHAC gold ball trophy Lady Hounds ousted in sectional tourney opener Peebles Lions Club holding Thanksgiving fund raiser FFA Fruit sales have begun, run until Nov. 18 Historical marker is repaired PES will present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Eagle Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center Open House showcases new unit PES teacher honored by ACOVSD Board Friends of North Adams Library dedicate new brick Veterans Memorial Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water

PHS Shootout

Driving to the rim, this Mason County player found his path blocked by a pair of Peebles Indians during some intense action at the June 18 Boys Shootout held at Peebles High School.

From left, Peebles’ Scout Kremin, Camron Gordley, and Tyler Ryan converge on this Mason County dribbler in the lane as the Indians battled the Royals at the June 18 shootout.

Peebles point guard Tanner Arey goes up between a trio of South Gallia defenders for the left handed score during action from the June 18 shootout at Peebles High School.

The northern part of Adams County was full of basketball action on June 18 as both the Peebles Indians and the North Adams Green Devils played host to Varsity Boys Basketball Shootouts.

A total of nine teams showed up in the two sites for a full day of hoops action, some traveling back and forth down Route 32 to get their games in. Besides the hosts Peebles and North Adams, the team participating included Western Latham, Huntington Ross, Portsmouth Clay, Mason County, South Gallia, Leesburg Fairfield, and Franklin Furnace Green.

The shootout rules were pretty par for the course, two 20-minute halves with a running clock, with shooting fouls being worth one point and one shot, and one plays worth three points, and all common fouls in the last minute becoming one and one situations.

In the day’s action, the Green Devils battled Huntington Ross, Western Latham, Portsmouth Clay, and Mason County. The Indians tangled with Franklin Furnace Green, Mason County, South Gallia, and Western Latham.

Perhaps the most intriguing match up of the day was when the Indians matched up with the Royals of Mason County, two power houses from opposite sides of the river. The shootout contest had the feel and intensity of a regular season game, with an involved crowd and coaches working the officials. In the end, the Royals hung on for a hard-fought 56-53 victory as the Indians gave them the proverbial “all they could handle.” The game left any thinking that a match up of these same two in the regular season over at the Fieldhouse in Maysville would be quite a spectacular night and a win-win situation for both schools.

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