Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters Commissioner Worley seeks re-election Republican challenger vies for Commissioner’s seat Charles Cooper Thelma J White Kayleigh L Crothers AEP Ohio employees support Breast Cancer Awareness Month WUHS holds annual Beta Club and Honor Society inductions When Saturday mornings belonged to the kids of the house Senior Profile: Gloria Purdin Green-White Night, OHSAA Meeting at WUHS on Nov. 9
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North Adams 7th grade boys roll past Peebles, 59-13

The season opener last Saturday afternoon was quite a successful one for Coach Ryan Unger and his seventh grade North Adams boys, not so much for first-year head coach Paul Worley and his Peebles Indians seventh graders. The two county rivals met in North Adams and it was Green Devils from start to finish as Unger and his troops rolled to a big 59-13 victory.

“We played very well today,” said Coach Unger. “The kids did what I asked, we were able to use our size inside, and we have the ability to play any of 10 kids at any time. It is especially nice when your two leading scorers in the game come off the bench. We did struggle from the free throw line but I still couldn’t be happier with how we opened up our season.”

The outcome of this seventh grade contest was decided early when North Adams opened up by scoring the first 15 points, seven of those coming from Andrew Brand, including a three-point goal. Seth Meade also added a three of his own as the home team led 17-3 after the first six minutes of action.

The North Adams onslaught continued in the second period as Cade Meade tallied seven points and Fulton Kennedy poured in six. While their offense was scoring seemingly at will, the Devil’s defense stymied the Peebles offense, holding them to just a Kyle Brennan basket and two Oakley Burba free throws in the second quarter and when the two sides headed to the halftime break, the home team held a commanding 32-7 advantage.

In the third quarter, the Devils got scoring contributions from five different players, two buckets each from Brand and Jayden Hesler, outscoring Peebles 14-6. The Indians got baskets from Brennan, Chase Meade, and two free throws from Hunter White but still found themselves staring at a huge 46-13 deficit heading into the final period.

In that final six minutes, the North Adams defense pitched a shutout while the Devils got a trifecta from Seth Vogel as part of a 13-point quarter, coasting home with the 59-13 season-opening triumph.

“This group of boys has a lot of talent at all five positions,” added Coach Unger. “The best thing is that they have played together since third grade. These kids pass well at all five positions and they know where they are going to be on the floor. Today it looked as if they hadn’t missed a beat in their transition from pee-wee to junior high.”

“A lot of times you get seventh graders who aren’t ready for the faster paced game but all of our kids looked ready to go.”

Eight different Devils dented the scoring column in the game, paced by three in double figures, Fulton Kennedy with 12, and Cade Meade and Andrew Brand with 11 each. Jayden Hesler and Seth Meade scored 7 apiece with Hunter Hoop adding 6.

The Indians were led by Oakley Burba and Kyle Brennan with 4 points each.

PHS 3 4 6 0 —13

NAJH 17 15 14 13 —59

PHS (13): Burba 1 2-2 4, White 0 3-4 3, Meade 1 0-0 2, Brennan 2 0-0 4, Johnson 0 0-2 0, Schmitz 0 0-1 0, Barr 0 0-2 0, Team 4 5-11 13.

NAJH (59): Brand 5 0-0 11, Vogel 1 0-0 3, Shipley 1 0-0 2, Hesler 3 1-4 7, S. Meade 2 2-3 7, C. Meade 5 1-2 11, Kennedy 5 2-3 12, Hoop 3 0-0 6, Team 25 6-12 59.

Three-Point Goals: NAJH: Brand 1, Vogel 1, S. Meade 1

North Adams’ Fulton Kennedy finds his path to the basket blocked by Peebles’ Brock Johnson during seventh grade boys play from last Saturday. Kennedy led the Devils with 12 points in their big 59-13 season-opening victory over the Indians.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_7th-boysBB.jpgNorth Adams’ Fulton Kennedy finds his path to the basket blocked by Peebles’ Brock Johnson during seventh grade boys play from last Saturday. Kennedy led the Devils with 12 points in their big 59-13 season-opening victory over the Indians. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

Peebles’ Wyatt Cluxton (15) looks for dribbling room against the defense of North Adams’ Carter Crawford during action form the Nov. 28 seventh grade boys game at North Adams.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_7thBoys2.jpgPeebles’ Wyatt Cluxton (15) looks for dribbling room against the defense of North Adams’ Carter Crawford during action form the Nov. 28 seventh grade boys game at North Adams. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
Three in double figures lead big win over Peebles

By Mark Carpenter

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