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

Devils win third straight

Threes were wild on Tuesday night for the North Adams Green Devils as, led by three players in double figures, they picked up their third straight win, and third against no defeats in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference, going to a tough road venue and pulling out a 56-51 win over the host Fairfield Lions. The Green Devils now stand at 4-2 on the season with the three-game winning streak.

“I felt we made a little stride in the right direction tonight,” said North Adams head coach Nathan Copas.

One of the three Devils in double figures was senior guard Mikey Sheeley and the first of his trio of three-pointers came in the opening period, and combined with baskets from Isaiah Anderson, and the Meade twins, Trey and Cole, gave North Adams a slim 11-9 advantage after eight minutes of play.

When the Devils can get him the ball in the paint, he is almost unstoppable and Trey Meade stayed hot in the second quarter, scoring three baskets for the visitors. Brother Cole added an old-fashioned three-point play, but by the halftime intermission, the Lions had rallied behind a couple of threes of their own to tie the game at 25 apiece.

Neither team came out of the locker room with much offensive “oomph” as they both struggled to score, combining for just 13 total points in the third period. North Adams got another Sheeley trey but not much else, but they still managed to outscore the Lions 8-5 to take a 33-30 lead into the deciding fourth quarter.

The final eight minutes of basketball in Leesburg on Tuesday night turned into a parade to the free throw line on both ends of the court. After combining for just 11 attempts from the line in the first three quarters, the two teams went to the line 26 times in the fourth quarter, 17 of those attempts going to the Green Devils. While senior guard Ethan Putnam was firing in a pair of threes for the Lions, the Devils were converting 12 of 17 from the stripe and getting another clutch Sheeley three-pointer to maintain their lead and the final horn sounded with North Adams on top 56-51.

Trey Meade topped the Devils with 21 points, with Anderson and Sheeley adding 13 each. Cole Meade added 7 in the fourth win of the year for North Adams.

“We have been relying so heavily on the scoring of Trey and Isaiah that we needed to get some other guys to contribute on the offensive end,” added Coach Copas. “Tonight Mikey Sheeley stepped up and hit some timely threes for us. We can just enjoy this win and then keep focusing on being more disciplined and making great basketball decisions.”

In defeat, the Lions were led by 20 points from Ethan Putnam.

North Adams will look to make it four in a row on Friday, Dec. 18 when they will have another road trip, this time to Fayetteville to face the explosive Rockets. On Dec. 23, the Devils will be on their home court for the first round of the 2015 McDonald’s Classic, facing off with the Manchester Greyhounds.

NAHS 11 14 8 23 —56

FHS 9 16 5 21 —51

NAHS (56): Anderson 4 4-6 13, Sheeley 4 2-2 13, Gingerich 0 2-4 2, T. Meade 7 7-9 21, C. Meade 3 1-1 7, Team 18 16-22 56.

FHS (51): Lamme 2 0-0 4, Lamb 0 2-2 2, Putnam 7 2-2 20, Evans 4 1-5 9, Daulton 1 3-4 6, Current 2 2-2 6, Harris 2 0-0 4, Team 18 10-15 51.

Three-Point Goals:

NAHS- Anderson 1, Sheeley 3

FHS- Putnam 4, Daulton 1

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North Adams tops Fairfield 56-51 in SHAC play

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.

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