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

Big tournament night for the county

It may have been awhile since it has happened, but Wednesday, Feb. 10 was a banner night for high school girls basketball in Adams County as three local squads were on the court in tournament action, and all three brought home wins.

One of the best seasons in recent history for the West Union Lady Dragons continued as the West Union girls, behind 18 points from senior Mikayla Akers, knocked off the Northwest Lady Mohawks 48-38 in an-opening round sectional game played at Valley High School. With the win, their eighth of the season, the Lady Dragons now have to play giant killers as they advanced to the Division III sectional title game where they will face the number-two ranked in the state Lynchburg Clay Lady Mustangs. That game is set for Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m., again at Valley HS.

Also at Valley on Wednesday night, the Peebles Lady Indians picked up a sectional tournament win as they easily handled the Adena Lady Warriors by a final score of 48-28. The Lady Indians were led by 23 points from junior Jessica Sowards and also moved on to a sectional final contest where they will see a familiar foe, the North Adams Lady Devils. That all-Adams County sectional title game will be played at Valley at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Finally, the Manchester Lady Hounds struggled through the regular season but found some redemption in their opening round sectional contest. On the floor at Northwest High School, the Lady Hounds defeated number-six seeded Sciotoville East 49-36, led by 20 points from senior Morgan Johnson. Manchester will also now be in a sectional championship game, facing fellow member of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference, the Fairfield Lady Lions. That All-SHAC battle is set for 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 13, again at Northwest HS.

Look for further reports on all these tournament contests in the Feb. 17 and Feb. 21 issues of The People’s Defender.

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By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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