Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley North Adams hosts Youth Volleyball Camp Time to get “Stroke Savvy” OVCTC, GE host Community Service Day 65 years in the pulpit Jamison, Richmond, Minshew conquer second race of 2017 Brushcreek season Manchester’s Cox signs with Rio basketball program Senior Profile: Andrew Weeks A dozen SHAC champions Thomas D Lute Sandra F Schwab Turning something broken into something beautiful Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide One dead, two injured in ATV accident 2017 Graduation Ceremonies West Union Alumni and Friends Educational Fund announces 2017 Scholarship Awards TAG students tour Pennsylvania Commissioners proclaim Older Americans Month Building an anti-drug culture one t-shirt at a time SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS NAES students awarded Science Camp scholarships SSCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program celebrates graduation Bauman selected to National 4-H Congress Lois Pertuset Hazel Nixon Philip L Paeltz Manchester Youth Volleyball Camp begins May 30 Jase Thatcher Figgins’ walk-off winner sends North Adams to Division III sectional finals Lady Hounds top East 10-3 in sectional opener Commissioner Pell, union reps travel to DC Forgotten experience brings back good memories for WUHS seniors Gordon Boldman Local teen injured in jeep accident BCI Investigation underway Rick Arnold Happy Mother’s Day- Do you want food? Robert Hodge Melvin Tipton Lady Dragons Basketball Camp begins May 22 Lady Devils Basketball Camp is May 30-June 1 National Day of Prayer celebrated in county NAES students enjoy day at GABP Car strikes Amish buggy near Winchester Eldon J Shoenleben Farming out life lessons to children and parents Proposed Medicaid changes could cost Adams County millions Annual ‘Redneck Run” returns to Manchester May 13 They really were the best of times West Union hosts Junior High, High School County Track Meets Figgins signs with SSCC Soccer Perfect again! Senior Profile: Caley Grooms James T Hughes Anderson signs with Rio Grande Basketball Senior Profile: Miranda Schiltz Playing for Dad, Part II Lady Indians win SHAC Big School title Danny Bryant Sadie Stamm Franklin E Brayfield Softball, baseball tourney match ups announced Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall coming to Georgetown next week Southern Ohio Genealogical Society offers program on ‘Family History Sources at the Ohio History Center’ Joseph A Johnson Jr Kramer tosses two shutouts in five days Trip to Akron = two more wins for Lady Indians softball Devils blank Dragons in non-conference battle Meade twins part of Rio baseball program Playing for Dad Senior Profile: Madison Welch As Mr. Seas It, for ACOVSD High School graduates We stayed up all night with Bob Clean up of Manchester’s abandoned gas stations continues Ribbon cutting held for canoe/kayak access sites Columbus Industries donates driveway repair to Animal Shelter North Adams Elementary recognizes March Students of the Month Animal Shelter Adoption Center announces new hours of operation Major road construction planned for summer months West Union Elementary honors March Students of the Month Charles D Jordan Betty Ginn Pamela M Hampton Former county sheriff celebrates 80th birthday

Peebles C-Boys finish undefeated

It began with down pours of rain, making it seem that the season would never get started. Coach Chad McCoy and his Peebles 1 baseball squad thought they wouldn’t see the color of their blue uniforms in the sky. Finally when summer decided to heat up and get rolling, so did this C-League Team from Peebles. With their first game against White Oak-2 where they won by a score of 28-0 and then traveling to Manchester a few days later earning an 18-1 win over the Greyhounds. Coach McCoy had a feeling that this season might be one to remember.

Several of the teammates have played together since the early years of Tee-Ball. “They are the most dedicated group of boys a coach could ask for,” McCoy said. “We had long practices out on the field on typically hot days and still the boys never complained. And the parents are just as dedicated as the kids are, making sure they are at every practice, morning , evening, or even a noon Monday last minute practice.”

Later in the season was just as shocking to the Peebles fans as both of the West Union-1 and 2 teams along with Peebles 2 fell short of a victory against the Peebles 1 team. Now with the tournament bracket in every coach’s mind, the Indians had a record of 10-0. It was an opportunity to complete an undefeated season.

The team earned a number one seed and a bye for the first round gave Peebles a little more time to prepare. Defeating North Adams 1 in their first tournament game wasn’t good enough according to McCoy.

“It was a win, but you could tell the boys hadn’t played a game in awhile,” McCoy said.

The next game on the bracket involving Peebles 1 drew the biggest crowd of the year to a C league game. It was the two Peebles teams meeting up in the tournament. Sportsmanship was there that day on both sides, but when Brennan Barr, Alan McCoy and Tra’ Swayne scored in the first inning for Peebles 1 there was no looking back. Peebles 1 took the contest 10-2 which meant Peebles 2 and Manchester 1 had to battle out of the loser’s bracket to face Peebles 1 in the championship game.

After losing a close game to Peebles 2 earlier in the tournament Manchester 1 came out with a win, putting them into the big lights against the undefeated Indians.

“Feels like yesterday, but it was two years ago the same two teams faced off for the first place trophy.” McCoy said. He just hoped the outcome would be the same as Peebles had defeated Manchesterthen.

Manchester 1, coached by Josh Reaves, jumped out first with a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Peebles 1 retaliated by scoring two runs in the second with Tra’ Swayne and Logan Mahan coming across the dishf ollowed by Gabe Glazebrook doing the same in the third inning. On the mound for Peebles 1, and firing bullets, was Devon Roepke. He held the Greyhounds back as long as he could.

Poole for Manchester scored in the fourth to pull his team closer but Peebles turned it up a notch in the bottom of the fourth. Barr, Roepke and Wyatt Cluxton scored making it 6-2. Wikoff and Bell scored in the top of the sixth for the Greyhounds.

The Peebles 1 defensive plan was to not give any chances to allow any more runs. With a final score of 6-4, Peebles 1 finished their season not only with a first place trophy, but an outstanding 13-0 undefeated season.

Here is the 2015 undefeated Peebles “C” baseball team. Front row, from left, Hudson Gehler, Gabe Glazebrook, Elijah Jones, Tra’ Swayne, Wyatt Cluxton, Kyler Sowards, and Brennan Barr; Middle row,from left, Wyatt Buschelman, Logan Mahan, Devon Roepke, Alan McCoy, and Zane Knechtly;Back row, from left, Shane Swayne, Jim Jones, Jay Mahan, Rob Roepke, Head Coach Chad McCoy, and Dan Knechtly. Absent from the photo was Matt Shoemaker.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_July-15th-2c-2715-428.jpgHere is the 2015 undefeated Peebles “C” baseball team. Front row, from left, Hudson Gehler, Gabe Glazebrook, Elijah Jones, Tra’ Swayne, Wyatt Cluxton, Kyler Sowards, and Brennan Barr; Middle row,from left, Wyatt Buschelman, Logan Mahan, Devon Roepke, Alan McCoy, and Zane Knechtly;Back row, from left, Shane Swayne, Jim Jones, Jay Mahan, Rob Roepke, Head Coach Chad McCoy, and Dan Knechtly. Absent from the photo was Matt Shoemaker. Courtesy Photo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© The People's Defender - All rights reserved