Wenstrup announces re-election campaign Delta Dental provides two local schools with new drinking fountains Ernie McFarland honored by Ohio Bankers League Veterans Day parade, ceremony held in West Union Adams County schools celebrate Veterans Day Being the change November: As Mr. Seas it Protecting Ohio seniors from rising healthcare costs It’s November-have some soup and pie SHAC Boys Preview is Nov. 24 at Peebles June Hall Alice B Himes Claudia U Mitchell TRAFFIC ALERT: SR 41 restrictions set for Saturday Jewell Foster Senior Profile: Nicholas Fish SHAC Girls Preview set for Nov. 17 Senior Profile: Lakyn Hupp Again, Lady Devils ousted in district finals ‘Lighting the Serpent’ event is being discontinued Voters favor incumbents at the ballot Arts Council dedicates Buzzardroost Rock mural Heroes in disguise Fighting for future generations in OH2 A few puffs of smoke, and a happy ending Lois Wilson Helen M Hesler Jerry L Dickson Ohio’s Traditional Deer-Gun Hunting Season begins Nov. 27 WWII veteran honored in banner raising ceremony Veteran of three wars honored for volunteer work Charlotte Evans Jason A Barr Why we celebrate Manchester man killed in single-car accident Adams County Election Results – 2017 Hubert Knauff To keep or not to keep Time again for the changing of the seasons November proclaimed as Adoption Recognition and Recruitment Month Local business is seven decades old and counting Local student gets Nashville call Senior Profile: Gabe Grooms Lady Indians fall in districts Quest For The Cup complete for Dragons Meeting a true sports hero WU’s McCarty named District Player of the Year With regional run, Pennywitt completes memorable career West Union eighth grade volleyball finishes as SHAC runner-up Senior Profile: Tray Brand Greyhounds drop home finale, finish at 4-6 Lady Devils fall in district semis Devils go down in district finals Matt Seas headed back to State XC Meet Senior Profile: Charlee Louden Lady Indians ousted in sectional final Lady Devils down Minford 4-1 in district semis North Adams volleyball claims fourth consecutive sectional crown Senior Profile: Brooklyn Howlett Afterschool fun begins at NAES Wearing it pink in October Kenneth L Austin Jay E Minnich Reuben E Hershberger Bobby L Williams 18 years just isn’t long enough Emotional, historic, and victorious Taking action against addiction Utilities commission approves DP&L electric security plan What matters and what doesn’t Oh dear, is that a deer? Junior Gaffin Charlotte J Thatcher Matthew D Miller Megan R Phillips Ralph M Swearingen Linda C Ackley Robert Ralston Shelly Seaman Increased access to treatment, Improving economic opportunity keys to combating Ohio’s Opioid Crisis Seas siblings are again SHAC Cross-Country Champions Lady Hounds cruise to sectional victory Senior Profile: Alyssa Hoskins 101 and another sectional championship Lady Indians claim sectional title North Adams tops Peebles for sectional soccer crown Senior Profile: Shay Boldman 13.5 seconds, heartbreak for West Union PHS JV Volleyball completes unbeaten season On the course that Nicklaus helped design On the ballot: Meigs Township Trustees West Union Christian Church will again be collection center for Operation Christmas Child Peebles voters will choose council members in upcoming election Seven candidates seek seats on ACOVSD school board A time for transformation What will future generations say? Finding all those treasures Janet K Campbell Robert D Hill Lady Devils blank West Union 7-0 in SHAC soccer finale

Peebles inducts HOF class

Saturday, Dec. 12 was another historic night for the historic Peebles athletic programs as four new members were inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The newest members of the Peebles Hall of Fame, and the fourth class to be inducted, are: Cindy Hopper Zeller, Tom Newman, Greg Seaman, and Arthur Myers.

Cindy Hopper Zeller is a 1995 graduate of Peebles and was a four-year varsity starter for the Lady Indians, totaling 1,452 points in her career, which still ranks second all-time at the school. She was a four-time All Southern Hills League selection, one of only four to do so in school history. Cindy was a Southeast District First Team selection in her junior and senior seasons and an All-State selection in both of those seasons.

She finished her career in the top five of nearly every statistical category and twice averaged over 20 points a game and her career average of 17.4 is still second in school history. She scored in double figures in 74 of her 83 career games and had a high of 45 points against Manchester in her senior season.

Tom Newman is a 1966 graduate of Peebles and one of the all-time coaching greats in southern Ohio. Newman led the Lady Indians from 1979 to 1995 with a varsity record of 267-109, a .710 winning percentage. He led his teams to five SHL titles, including two gold ball seasons, had three 20-win campaigns, and was named SHL Coach of the Year five times. He was the Southeast District Coach of the Year in 1985 and 1987 and was named Class A Ohio Coach of the Year in 1987 when he led his team to an undefeated season and a number one ranking in the state polls.

Newman’s teams captured nine sectional titles and district championships in 1985, 1987, and 1988. He also led the Lady Indians’ softball team to three district titles and five SHL championships, going unbeaten in league play three times. In his basketball coaching career, he coached six 1,000 point scorers, nine All-State players, had three seasons of top 10 state rankings, and is still the all-time leader in coaching wins at the school.

Greg Seaman is a 1973 Peebles graduate who was a three-sport star and three-year varsity starter for Coach Jerry Copley. He scored 905 points in his career, ranking fourth in school history at the time of his graduation. He ranked third in free throws made and attempted and scored in double figures in 55 of his 69 high school games. Seaman was chosen to the All-SHL and All-Tri County teams in his junior and senior seasons and led his teams to a three-year record of 54-15, including a gold ball season in 1972 and a Tri-County title in 1973.

Seaman was an integral part of the powerhouse team of 1973 that finished 21-2, was state ranked, won the sectional, and was district runner-up. He joins his teammates Chuck Johnson and Joe Ryan in the Hall of Fame.

One of the legendary and all-time coaching greats in southern Ohio, Coach Arthur Myers compiled a varsity record of 234-57, an outstanding .804 winning percentage. He was named SHL Coach Of the Year seven times and Southeast District Coach of the Year in 1980 and 1981. Myers’ teams won eight SHL championships, including four gold balls, five Tri-County titles, and had six 20-win seasons.

Myers had six teams that were state-ranked, climbing as high as second in the state polls in 1984. Under his direction, the Indians won eight sectional titles and two district championships (1974, 1984) and from 1980-1984 his Indians compiled a remarkable record of 110-9, which included undefeated regular seasons in 1981 and 1982 with a 60-game regular season winning streak. Myers coached 10 All-State players and is still the school’s all-time leader in coaching victories for boys basketball.

The People’s Defender congratulates all of the new Peebles High School Hall of Fame inductees.

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Four new members honored

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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