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

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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