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

JH Boys tourney brackets released

With the pairings already announced for the Southern Hills Athletic Conference junior high girls tournament, the brackets for the junior high boys were released on Wednesday afternoon and the name “North Adams” appears prominently as both the Devils’ seventh and eighth grade boys team earned number one seeds after capturing regular season championships in the SHAC.

Coach Ryan Unger and his seventh grade Green Devils enter tournament play with the target squarely on their chests with a 16-0 record on the line, 13-0 and champions of the SHAC. Unger’s charges earned the SHAC number one seed and will be in action on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. in the quarter-finals, facing the winner of the contest between number 8 seed West Union (4-9) and number 9 seed Fayetteville (3-10). A win in that game sends the Devils into the semi-finals which will be played on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Ripley High School.

The 9-4 Peebles Indians earned the number 4 seed in the seventh grade tournament and will face number 5 seeded Fairfield on Saturday, Feb. 6 at approximately 1 p.m. at Eastern Junior High. A win there likely sets up a semi-final game with North Adams for the right to play in the seventh grade title game. It was a tough year for the seventh grade Manchester Greyhounds, 0-12 in the SHAC and the number 10 seed. The Hounds will face number 7 seed Lynchburg (4-9) on Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. at Eastern Junior High. If the Hounds can pull off the upset, they will move on to face number 2 seed Eastern (11-2) in the quarter finals.

The seventh grade championship game will be played on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at West Union High School, with a scheduled 6 p.m. tip off.

In the eighth grade brackets, the number one line also is occupied by North Adams as Coach Eric Toole leads his Green Devils into action, sporting a 12-1 record and a regular season SHAC title. The Devils will be in action on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Peebles High School in the quarter finals, facing the winner of number 8 seeded Lynchburg (4-9) and number 9 seeded Whiteoak (3-10). A win in their quarters moves North Adams to the semi-finals on Saturday, Feb. 13 in Ripley.

The Peebles Indians (6-7) are the number 5 seed in the eighth grade tourney and will be in action on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Eastern High School, battling number 4 seed Ripley (9-4). A win for the Indians there could set up a possible North Adams-Peebles match up in the semi-finals.

Manchester (0-12) is the number 10 seed again in eighth grade and will tip off tourney play on Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. against number 7 seeded Fayetteville (5-8). West Union (5-8) is the number 6 seed in the eighth grade and will take on number 3 seeded Fairfield in quarter final action on Feb. 10 at Peebles with tip off set for 6:30 p.m.

The championship game of the eighth grade tournament will be played on Feb. 17 at West Union, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Coach Eric Toole leads his eighth grade North Adams Green Devils into SHAC tournament play with a 12-1 SHAC record and a number one seed.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Toole.jpgCoach Eric Toole leads his eighth grade North Adams Green Devils into SHAC tournament play with a 12-1 SHAC record and a number one seed. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
North Adams gets two number one seeds

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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