Pamela M Hampton Former county sheriff celebrates 80th birthday Missing Adams County man is found Lady Hounds fall to Whiteoak in slugfest Calvert’s walk-off gives Hounds 9-8 win over Whiteoak Charles A Benjamin Give My Regards to Broadway Joyce Berry Joe L Easter William E Foster Margaret Belcher John M Cheatham Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson

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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