Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water Basketball officiating class being offered in October Peebles rolls by West Union in straight sets Par for the course, Dragons sweep SHAC Golf titles Greyhounds hang on late for first win of 2016 season You have to understand the process to understand the job Alex K Miller Ann E Campbell Scott N Atkinson Senior Profile: Tyler Fowler Martin named to All-Tourney Team in North/South Battlefield Classic 200 years on the banks of the Ohio, in a little town called Moscow Edwin P Prince ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley Volleyball teams honor young cancer patient MHS honors veterans during pregame Kirker Covered Bridge gets a ‘Brown Goose’ facelift Adams County Heritage Days are Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Lady Devils prevail 1-0 over Peebles on Kickin’ Cancer Night Senior Profile: Patrick Baldwin Michael W Milby James R Grooms Sr.

Brackets are released for the boys sectional tournaments

With the final week of the regular season upon them, the four boys varsity basketball squads from Adams County found out their postseason assignments on Sunday afternoon when the Southeast District Athletic Board released the Division III and IV sectional/district tournament brackets.

The county has two teams competing in the Division IV tourney and the highest seeded local team is Coach Josh Arey and his Peebles Indians, whose 15-5 current record will makes them a four seed, but the road back to the regional tournament is not going to be an easy one for Arey’s troops. The Indians will begin play in a sectional title game on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. at Northwest High School, where they will face number 5 seed Portsmouth Clay, who stood at 13-4 at the time of the drawing. A win there sends the Indians on to the Convocation Center at Ohio University and the district tournament and a likely match up with number 1 seeded Trimble. That game is set for Feb. 29 at 6:15 at the Convo.

The other county team in Division IV is the Manchester Greyhounds and first-year head coach Kyle Pertuset was right on target when he told the Defender how he thought his tourney draw would turn out. As Pertuset predicted on Saturday, the Hounds (6-14) are a number 9 seed and will face fellow member of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference and number 8 seed Fairfield on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at Northwest High School in an opening round sectional contest. As Pertuset also predicted, the winner of that game will face number 1 seeded Sciotoville East in a sectional final on Feb. 23 at 6:15 p.m., also at Northwest.

In Division IV, Coach Nathan Copas and his North Adams Green Devils (13-7) are a number 7 seed and will face number 10 seeded Portsmouth West in a sectional semi-final match up on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. at Waverly High School. A win there means that the Devils will move to the sectional championship game where they will likely see number 2 seeded Lynchburg from the SHAC. The Mustangs have only two losses on the season and one of them came at the hands of the Green Devils back on Jan. 15. A possible North Adams-Lynchburg match up would take place on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at Waverly with a trip to the Convo on the line.

Finally in Division IV, head coach Josh White and his young West Union Dragons (3-17) are a number 14 seed and face a tough task in their sectional opener, facing number 3 seeded Portsmouth on Feb. 17 at 6:15 p.m. at Waverly High School. If they pull off the upset, the Dragons will be back at Waverly on Feb. 20 at 8:30 p.m. to face the winner of Eastern Brown-Paint Valley.

All of the Division II, III, and IV brackets can be found at

Peebles head coach Josh Arey leads his number 4 seeded Indians into Southeast District Division IV sectional tournament on Feb. 23 as the Indians battle Portsmouth Clay for a sectional title and a trip to the Convo. head coach Josh Arey leads his number 4 seeded Indians into Southeast District Division IV sectional tournament on Feb. 23 as the Indians battle Portsmouth Clay for a sectional title and a trip to the Convo. Mark Carpenter | People’ Defender
County boys teams headed into postseason

By Mark Carpenter

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

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