Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

Lady Devils open season with 67-42 win over Clay

Coming into the 2015-16 season with the usual high expectations, the North Adams Lady Devils basketball squad lived up to those, at least in their season opener, as they used a big second half to roll past host Portsmouth Clay by a final count of 67-42.

After leading just 23-16 at the half, North Adams outscored the Lady Panthers 44-26 in the final two periods to pull away for the win.

“We didn’t start the game with the energy that we need to have every game,” said North Adams head coach Rob Davis. “We have to be ready to get after it on both ends of the floor, right from the start, for 32 minutes. Our energy picked up in the second half and we started to get the momentum.”

“Give Clay credit. They kept battling the entire game and put out a tremendous effort. They will only get better as the season goes along since they have no juniors or seniors, just three sophomores and nine freshmen.”

After that slow start, the Lady Devils got a left off the bench from freshman Grace McDowell, who poured in eight second quarter points. The third and fourth quarters saw the North Adams girls go to their depth as 10 different girls scored in the second half.

“Overall we are pleased with the team victory,” said Coach Davis. “It’s always nice to start the season with a win and now we are ready to focus on our next game with an improving Whiteoak team.”

In the win at Clay where 11 different Lady Devils cracked the scoring column, it was sophomore Lakyn Hupp leading all scorers with 17 points. Hupp was joined in double figures for the Lady Devils by McDowell with 14 and Staci Dinsmore with 11. Avery Harper added 8.

The Lady Devils will host their home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 24, when the Whiteoak Lady Wildcats come to Seaman.

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Trio in double figures leads North Adams

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

North Adams 67 P. Clay 42

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

NAHS 10 13 15 29 67

PCHS 10 6 10 16 42

NAHS(67): Dinsmore 4 3-5 11, Hesler 1 0-0 2, Wylie 1 0-0 2, Toole 1 0-0 2, Louden 1 0-0 2, Hupp 8 1-2 17, Shipley 1 0-0 2, Young 1 0-0 3, McDowell 6 2-2 14, Jenkins 1 2-2 4, Harper 2 4-5 8, Team 27 12-16 56.

PCHS(42): Brown 1 0-0 3, R. Osborn 4 0-0 8, Balestra 0 1-3 1, DeLotell 3 0-1 6, Oliver 2 1-2 5, Warnock 5 2-5 13, S. Osborn 1 4-4 6, Team 16 8-15 42.

Three-Point Goals:

NAHS: Young 1

PCHS: Brown 1, Warnock 1

Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.

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