Local business donates shotguns to WUPD Senior Profile: Shannon Runyan Reds employees recognize Dr. King’s ‘Spirit of Service’ Saving Adams County’s power plants North Adams High School announces annual Science Fair Winners Board of Developmentally Disabled holds Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony Peebles Elementary honors December Students of the Month Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations College Credit Plus Program available to high school students Wenstrup selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health 2017 Manchester Homecoming is ‘Super’ Lions put damper on Manchester Homecoming West Union athletes honored by OSSCA Senior Profile: Story Kremin Bickett, Runyan lead Lady Dragons to victory in Manchester Indians improve to 8-3 with Saturday night rout of Portsmouth West Farm Bureau scholarships available to HS seniors Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES

7th Grade Devils cruise to ‘W’

The beat goes on for Coach Ryan Unger and his North Adams Green Devils seventh grade boys basketball squad as they stayed unbeaten with two wins this week, topping West Union on Dec. 7, 56-15 and then winning over Lucasville Valley 40-37 two nights later.

The West Union game was a Southern Hills Athletic Conference contest, played on the home court of the Dragons, but it was the visiting Devils who dominated from beginning to end.

Dominating a team is much easier when you shut them out for an entire period, which is what the Devils did to their hosts on Monday night. While the Dragons were putting a goose egg on the board in the opening six minutes, North Adams racked up 14 points, getting four points each from Jaden Hesler and Hunter Hoop, and it was smooth sailing from then on for the young Devils.

In the second quarter, West Union finally got on the board with a basket by Phillip Jarvis, but that was the only score of the entire first half for the Dragons. In the meantime, the North Adams offense exploded for 18 in the second stanza, getting three baskets from Hesler, two from Andrew Brand, and two more from Fulton Kennedy off the bench. By halftime, everyone on the North Adams roster had seen playing time,which would be the case also in the second half as Coach Unger continued to substitute freely with the huge lead.

In the third quarter, the Devils’ offense was highlighted by a Cade Meade three-pointer while the Dragons got 5 points from Clayton Jones, and after three periods, North Adams was still firmly in control, up 43-8.

In the final six minutes of play, West Union got a three-point goal from Jai-Michael Knox, two free throws by Austin Abbott, and a basket by Jordan Gibson gave them their best offensive quarter of the night. A basket by the Devils’ Carter Crawford closed out the game, with North Adams taking home the big win.

The victorious Devils placed three players in double figures, paced by 14 points from Jaden Hesler. Hunter Hoop, with the ideal basketball name, score 11, with Andrew Brand adding 10. Cade Meade chipped in 7 points in the win.

West Union was led by 5 points from Clayton Jones, with Jai-Michael Knox and Austin Abbott adding 3 each.

Both teams will be back in SHAC play on Saturday, Dec. 12, with the seventh grade Dragons traveling to Ripley while the Devils will host Coach Collin Flannery and his Manchester Greyhounds.

NAJH (56): C. Crawford 1 0-0 2, Brand 5 0-0 10, J. Crawford 1 0-0 2, Vogel 2 0-1 4, Hesler 7 0-0 14, S.Meade 1 0-0 2, C. Meade 3 0-0 7, Kennedy 2 0-2 4, Hoop 4 3-4 11, Team 26 3-7 56.

WUJH (15): Knox 1 0-0 3, Jones 1 3-4 5, Jarvis 1 0-0 2, Abbott 0 3-5 3, Gibson 1 0-2 2, Team 4 6-11 15.

Three-Point Goals:

NAJH- C. Meade 1

WUJH- Knox 1

North Adams’ Cade Meade (42) goes up for two of his seven points as West Union’s Clayton Jones, right, looks on in action from last Monday night’s seventh grade boys game. Meade and the Devils stayed undefeated on the year with a 56-15 win over the Dragons.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_7thboys1.jpgNorth Adams’ Cade Meade (42) goes up for two of his seven points as West Union’s Clayton Jones, right, looks on in action from last Monday night’s seventh grade boys game. Meade and the Devils stayed undefeated on the year with a 56-15 win over the Dragons. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

It’s rebound time as West Union’s Jordan Gibson (41) and North Adams’ Tanner Shipley (31) look upward and wait for the ball to come down during play from the Dec. 7 seventh grade boys game played at West Union High School.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_7thboys2.jpgIt’s rebound time as West Union’s Jordan Gibson (41) and North Adams’ Tanner Shipley (31) look upward and wait for the ball to come down during play from the Dec. 7 seventh grade boys game played at West Union High School. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
North Adams rolls past West Union 56-15

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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