Winchester- How an interstate highway changed the face of one small town Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr

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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