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 Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic

Indians remain unbeaten

Looking to continue their recent run of success, Coach Josh Arey and his Peebles Indians varsity basketball squad have started the 2015-16 season in perfect fashion with four wins in four tries, including a sweep last weekend with wins over Fayetteville and Western Latham on the Peebles home court.

On Friday, Dec. 11, the Indians hosted Fayetteville in Southern Hills Athletic Conference action and got off to a slow start, leading the Rockets just 11-10 after the first quarter. That changed quickly in the second quarter when the Peebles offense caught fire and racked up 19 points, spread among the scoring of six different players. The 19-point outburst gave the Indians a 30-21 halftime advantage.

“After the first quarter, we started to play more team oriented, moving the ball around and taking great shots,” said Peebles head coach Josh Arey. “Dillon Evans gave us a great lift in the second quarter and Jase Conley would do the same in the third.”

In that third period, Conley racked up 7 points while teammate Camron Gordley tallied 11, but the Rockets worked their way back into the game, outscoring the Indians 23-20 in the third to shrink the deficit to 50-44. In the final eight minutes, the Indians spent a lot of time at the charity stripe, but struggled, hitting just 7 of 15 attempts, but that was good enough. Tanner Arey tossed in 8 fourth quarter points and the Indians held on to post the 69-60 win.

Three Indians hit double figures in the win, with Camron Gordley pulling off the double double night with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Tanner Arey scored 12 while Tyler Ryan added 8 with 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Peebles had 24 second chance points in the game and only turned the ball over 11 times.

“We had three guys in double figures and two more with 9 so our balance was great,” said Coach Arey.

FHS 10 21 23 16 —60

PHS 11 19 20 19 —69

FHS (60): Dowers 3 0-0 6, Ball 2 2-3 6, Schaefer 1 0-0 3, Lanham 7 1-1 16, Crone 1 0-0 3, Iles 8 1-3 20, Smyth 3 0-0 6, Team 25 4-7 60.

PHS (69): Conley 4 0-0 9, Arey 5 1-2 12, Parrett 0 5-8 5, Kremin 2 0-0 4, Evans 4 1-3 9, Ryan 3 4-6 10, Gordley 8 3-7 20, Team 26 14-26 69.

Three-Point Goals:

FHS- Schaefer 1, Lanham 1, Crone1, Iles 3

PHS- Conley 1, Arey 1, Gordley 1

The Indians were right back in action on Saturday night, finishing up their back-to-back weekend with a home game against the Western Latham Indians. As they had the previous night, the Indians led throughout the game and made it four wins in a row by downing the Indians 77-65.

Peebles struck quick on Saturday night from long distance, getting a trio of three-pointers in the first quarter, one each from Jase Conley, Tanner Arey, and Camron Gordley, and taking a 19-15 lead. Gordley stayed hot in the second stanza, hitting three buckets with Tyler Ryan, Dillon Evans, and Ethan Parrett getting two scores apiece. Add in another Arey trey and the home team took a 40-29 lead to the halftime break.

Arey continued his long distance bombardment in the third quarter, nailing two more from beyond the arc, while cousin Scout Kremin hit three buckets as the Indians extended their lead to 56-43 after three. Again, as the night before, the Indians spent most of the fourth period at the free throw line but this time fared much better, converting 10 of 13 to seal the deal on a 77-65 win.

“We led throughout the game and pushed it to 18 points in the second half,” said Coach Arey. “Our ball movement keeps getting continually better and tonight we got great shots through ball reversal and relocating after the pass. We do have to get more focused on defense and eliminate our lapses but we are improving.”

Balanced scoring was on display again for the Indians, with again three players in double figures, led by 22 from Tanner Arey, who also dished out 6 assists. Camron Gordley scored 16 with Ethan Parrett adding 15 and 5 assists. Scout Kremin scored 8 and had a team-high 12 rebounds in the win. Tyler Ryan scored 7 and hauled down 9 boards as the Indians moved to 4-0 on the season.

Peebles was back in action on Tuesday, Dec. 15, again on their home court, as they hosted the West Union Dragons in SHAC play. The Indians then face a trip to one of the tougher venues in the conference on Friday night when they travel across county lines to battle the Eastern Warriors.

WHS 15 14 14 22 —65

PHS 19 21 16 21 —77

WHS (65): Stevens 3 1-2 7, Smithson 2 0-0 5, L. Brewster 1 0-0 3, Herman 6 0-2 14, Perdue 7 2-4 17, Hersman 0 1-2 1, B. Brewster 7 1-2 18, Team 26 5-12 65.

PHS (77): Conley 1 0-0 3, Arey 7 4-5 22, Robinson 0 2-2 2, Parrett 4 5-8 15, Kremin 4 0-0 8, Evans 2 0-2 4, Ryan 3 1-2 7, Gordley 6 3-4 16, Team 27 15-23 77.

Three-Point Goals:

WHS- Smithson 1, L. Brewster 1, Herman 2, Perdue 1, B. Brewster 3

PHS- Conley 1, Arey 4, Parrett 2, Gordley 1

Peebles senior Tyler Ryan scored 17 points combined in the Indians’ two wins last weekend over Fayetteville and Western Latham.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Ryan.jpgPeebles senior Tyler Ryan scored 17 points combined in the Indians’ two wins last weekend over Fayetteville and Western Latham. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
Peebles sweeps weekend to go 4-0

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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