Thelma R Stamper Therese A Boerger 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

North Adams 8th grade boys top Peebles 58-45

The final game of a junior high triple header on Nov. 28 at North Adams High School was an eighth grade boys affair pitting the host Green Devils against the visiting Peebles Indians. The battle turned out to be high-scoring affair with the Devils holding off a furious fourth quarter rally by the Indians to post a 58-45 win to open their 2015-16 campaign in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference.

The first three quarters were totally in control of the Green Devils, who used their size advantage and quickness at the guard position to roll to a big double digit advantage, but the Indians didn’t fold and rallied in the fourth quarter but ran out of time as North Adams claimed the high-scoring 13-point victory in a rematch of last season’s SHAC seventh grade tournament championship game.

The Devils came out firing early with a three-point basket by Dalton Gardner and another by Zach Osborne to lead 15-4 after one quarter, holding the Indians to nary a basket over the first six minutes, just free throws by Weston Browning and Alex Camp. In the second frame, the Devils pounded the ball inside to their big man Austin McCormick, who responded with seven points, including an old-fashioned three-point play. Toss in two baskets from guard Isaac Young and North Adams was off to the halftime break with a big 31-11 lead.

The Indians may have been the smaller team but they weren’t lacking for spunk and in the third period Peebles got five points from Colin Neal on baskets from inside and outside the arc, but the Devils’ offense stayed in high gear and hit seven of eight free throws to keep their lead comfortable at 42-20.

The fourth quarter was a different story as the Indians found their stroke, especially guard Weston Browning. Browning was on fire in the final six minutes, firing in a trio of three-pointers on his way to an 18-point period, on his way to a game-high of 25 points.

Peebles sliced into the big North Adams lead, cutting it down to 10 at 52-42, but unfortunately for them with only 30.6 seconds to play. A free throw by Osborne and then a put back bucket by McCormick sealed the deal in the final half-minute for the Devils as they garnered the 58-45 win.

In the victory, Austin McCormick led North Adams with 18 points, joined in double figures by Isaac Young with 15. Cameron Young added 8, with Zach Osborne getting 7 and Michael Hayslip 4 off the bench. The Devils’ cause was aided by the team hitting 22 free throws in the game.

Peebles’ Weston Browning led all scorers with 25 points and he was joined in double figures by teammate Colin Neal who scored 10.

The Green Devils will be back in action on Dec. 2 with a trip to Whiteoak in another SHAC match up, while the Indians will travel to Ripley that same evening in conference action.

PJH 4 7 9 25 —45

NAJH 15 16 11 16 —58

PJH (45): Browning 9 4-8 25, Camp 0 2-2 2, Neal 4 0-0 10, Shelton 1 2-4 4, Hunt 1 0-0 2, Shoemaker 1 0-0 2, Team 16 8-14 45.

NAJH (58): C. Young 1 6-9 8, Osborne 2 2-4 7, Whalen 1 1-2 3, Gardner 1 0-0 3, I. Young 5 5-7 15, McCormick 5 8-10 18, Hayslip 2 0-0 4, Team 17 22-32 58.

Three-Point Goals:

PJH: Browning 3, Neal 2

NAJH: Osborne 1, Gardner 1

North Adams’ Isaac Young goes up in the lane for a shot attempt over a Peebles defender during the second quarter of eighth grade boys action from Nov. 28. Young scored 14 points as the Devils handled the Indians 58-45. Adams’ Isaac Young goes up in the lane for a shot attempt over a Peebles defender during the second quarter of eighth grade boys action from Nov. 28. Young scored 14 points as the Devils handled the Indians 58-45. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
North Adams 58 Peebles 45

By Mark Carpenter

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